Neptune Conjunct North Node: A Heroic Example

Claus Von Stauffenberg

To say that Neptune conjunct North Node people are idealistic is to understate their passionate beliefs.


“Let’s be blunt, I am committing high treason with all my might and means.”

Claus Von Stauffenberg


The Astrology of Claus Von Stauffenberg is a study in courage. It is also emblematic of Neptune conjunct North Node, writ large, in terrible times.

In case you have not heard of him, the German army executed him in 1944, for being part of a conspiracy to kill Adolph Hitler.  Tom Cruise played him in the 2008 movie Valkyrie.  The name of the mission to take out Hitler? Operation Valkyrie. It is evocative because, in Norse mythology, the Valkyrie is a variety of angel who greets slain warriors in the underworld after their death. The people involved in this assassination attempt knew their chances were slender but gave it a crack anyway.

His astrological birth energies are fascinating and reflect his commitment to principle.  Von Stauffenberg was a Scorpio with his Sun conjunct Mercury, in sync to Saturn in Pisces. That alone speaks of someone with a severe life mission. Mars in idealistic Aquarius squares his Sun-Mercury – that’s a risk taker, right there. His Saturn? Square Pluto – the Ground Zero aspect for people who end up playing an important role in history or within their culture. 

Claus Von Stauffenberg’s Spooky Karmic Moon’s Node Placements

But where the Astrology of Claus Von Stauffenberg becomes downright spooky is in the placement of his karmic Moon’s Nodes.  Uranus conjunct the South Node in Capricorn and Neptune conjunct the North Node in Cancer. The Nodes in astrology signify where we came from – our past lives, if you like – and our path or ideal direction in ‘this life.’

He had these immense ideals regarding how the ‘ruling classes’ – of which he was a member – should conduct themselves. And even when it became apparent that the plot would likely fail and all involved face execution, he cared desperately that the world knew not all Germans supported the Nazi regime. He loved his mother * country, and he died for his beliefs.

His life was almost a theatrical depiction of these aspects taken to their extreme. 

Below is the delineation of Neptune Conjunct the North Node from my Astral DNA report.

Neptune conjunct North Node


Neptune-North-Node people often quite literally follow their dreams. Neptune is a potent Muse and the North Node is the beacon of the future. These people are always spiritual and connected to Source Vibe, even if they take some strange routes in life. Dr Bronner, the soap maker who prints his spiritual lecture rants on soap labels had this spiritual alignment. So does singer Helen “I Am Woman” Reddy. Bucking the usual trend, she was raised in a circus family but ran away and ended up being a 1970s single mother performing to sell-out crowds in Vegas. There is a mystical aspect to their destiny and the more they connect to intuition — as opposed to fantasy or phantom fears — the more profoundly they realize it.

*The Mother archetype is linked with the sign of Cancer.

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fallen angel
fallen angel
January 20, 2009 3:37 pm

Scorpionic intensity to good use, oh refreshing.

January 20, 2009 9:44 am

Synchronicity: when your washing machine breaks down and your next client is a washing machine repair man..
And thank you, Kim, we need all the support we can get in these Neo-Ancient techniques of transformation & growth.
Onwards & upwards.

January 20, 2009 9:02 am

hmmm Tom as valkyrie man might be “too small” for his pedigree family’s taste:

I take that to read Cruise cannot pull off scorp intensity, ball of atrophied plasticine fluff that he is. But i will reserve judgement.

Interesting that it was all about the “mother country” for Von Stauffenberg (and that cancerian energy in his chart). What’s the sign of Germany (or prussia, more’s the point)?

January 19, 2009 9:28 pm

Oha, thanks Kim for that Astro lesson. Fascinating. Neptune is our Divine, huh. I use this word fairly frequently and it has a positive resonance within the body. My Neptune is in Libra (and Moon) so this explains my use of positive words (when bodyworking). To create balance. My first experiment, eons ago, was to ask the person to close their eyes. Then see the word……….insert whatever uplifting word you choose or what they want more of……then tell them to see it in CAPITALS….then imprint on their forehead in their minds’ eye, then dynamically breathe into their bodies. The cells… Read more »

Kim Falconer
Kim Falconer
January 20, 2009 7:28 am
Reply to  pegasus

I like that technique, Pegasus.

A belief is a simply a thought we keep thinking. Your visualisation allows for a new thought to ‘override’ the old one, creating new experiences and healing. Excellent! 🙂

Kim Falconer
Kim Falconer
January 19, 2009 8:45 pm

He does have those dreamy Scorpio eyes! What I find so interesting about this is his North Node and Neptune in Cancer–an idealization of his purpose to the point that he could become a public martyr. Neptune is where we look for the divine and with that NNode, it may have felt to him as if he had a divine purpose to carry out his plot–a divine right. He could also have been a famous novelist but in the stories he told we would have seen this theme of idealized vision of ‘Mother Land’ Cancer meeting the sudden and immovable… Read more »

January 19, 2009 6:54 pm

The Vallkyrie reviews mentioned how much Tom Cruise resembled Claus Von S.
Good reviews too for Cruisie

January 19, 2009 2:30 pm

Oh my gosh, he looks just like the portrait of Joaquin, below!

January 19, 2009 10:10 pm
Reply to  Fishgirl

yes yes I thought that too – had to read both to see if they were deliberately juxtaposed.

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