To say that Neptune conjunct North Node people are idealistic is to understate their passionate beliefs. The courageous Claus Von Stauffenberg, the German aristocrat executed for organizing an attempt to assassinate Hitler, was a brilliant example.
From my Astral DNA report:
Neptune conjunct North Node
You literally follow your dreams and if not, you probably should. Neptune is a potent Muse and your extra-sensory-perception is beyond that of most people. You may seem to take strange routes in life but your spiritual navigation is always accurate. You’re a true mystic and you become more successful as you learn to sift quality instincts from fantasy, wishful delusions, or phantom fears.
Simpatico Neptune-Node people include Dr. Bronner, the soap maker who printed his philosophy on soap labels, the musician Prince and surrealist Max Ernst: “All good ideas arrive by chance.” So did Helen ‘I Am Woman’ Reddy who bucked the usual trend by running away from the circus.
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 who could have glided through the war on their Ayran credentials but instead decided to try and to avert 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 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 these contributed but the huge high concept of killing Hitler? 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.