Neptune Conjunct North Node: A Heroic Example

Postage stamp showing Claus Von Stauffenberg, the German Resistance hero


Neptune-North-Node people often quite literally follow their dreams.


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

Claus Von Stauffenberg was enormously courageous and a brilliant example of Neptune conjunct the North Node in Astrology. 

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.

In 1944, the German army executed Von Stauffenberg, a senior army officer, for conspiring to kill Adolph Hitler.  ‘Operation Valkyrie’* failed at the last moment after the dictator changed his schedule last-minute. The plotters were privileged men of rank who could have glided through the war on their Ayran credentials but instead decided to risk their lives to avert the evil of the Holocaust. 

Born with the outer planet Neptune conjunct the North Node in Cancer, Von Stauffenberg was unable to contemplate the future or his aspirations in life outside of an idealistic construct. The Moon rules the sign of Cancer, and the Lunar Nodes (aka the North and South Node) represent significant points crossed by the Moon on her journey around the Earth. So a Cancerian Node is extraordinarily potent, and Neptune is always a visionary influence.

Neptune Conjunct The North Node Is Cinematic


Neptune conjunct the North Node can also be almost cinematic in its intensity and sentiment. 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. Recall also that Cancer represents the ‘Mother’ archetype, and people of that era routinely referred to their homeland as the ‘mother country.’

Von Stauffenberg was a Scorpio with his Sun conjunct Mercury, in sync to Saturn in Pisces. That alone speaks of someone with an austere and distinct life mission. Mars in idealistic Aquarius was square his Sun-Mercury, and his Saturn was square Pluto. Saturn-Pluto people or – more accurately, the mini-generation born under that influence – often end up playing an important role in history or within their culture. 

In Von Stauffenberg’s natal birth chart, the Saturn-Pluto expressed more powerfully because Saturn was trine his Sun and Mercury, while Pluto squared his Mars. The inner planets tapped into the broader, bigger-than-any-one person outer planet alignments. All of these contributed but the big, crazy high concept of killing Hitler and thus ending the war, as well as the mass murder of millions, that was Neptune-North Node energy. 

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

Claus Von Stauffenberg – The German Officer executed for plotting to assassinate Adolph Hitler


*In Norse mythology, the Valkyrie are warrior goddesses as well as fate deities. The name is literally “chooser of the slain.” These brave men knew they were likely to die during this venture.

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Good example. Except for Germans its faterland (fatherland), which puts their home country under the Capricorn sign and rule of Saturn. (And no, its not the “what is the common convention” – its *their* mythology, apprehension, self-realization, so its theirs “deity” to chose). On a side note – this would, in fact, nicely describe the difference in their “national character”, as well as how EU peoples had all these issues historically between themselves :).

fallen angel

Scorpionic intensity to good use, oh refreshing.


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.


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)?


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

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

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 »


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


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


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

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