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.