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Joan of Arc

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For centuries, the French and English royal dynasties have fought over the shiny land of France, the most powerful and glorious of all Christendom. In the midst of this timeless struggle for supremacy, our heroine Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc) 1dressed in plate armour with cropped pageboy styled hair, strolls in and greets the gloomy King to kickstart him into action:

“gentle Dauphin, my name is Jeanne, the Maiden. The King of Heaven has sent me to bring you and your kingdom help”

The tale of the medieval Maiden, the liberator of France, has always been etched in the celestial canvas above us. Veiled in the enigmatic shroud of Celtic prophecies, whispers of a young girl who would rescue France from the clutches of the Hundred Years' War echoed for years before Jeanne's arrival. 

This legend, as elusive as the morning mist, finds its roots in the prophecy of the ancient seer Merlin  2, who glimpsed a wondrous maiden emerging from the woods near the border of Lorraine, destined to heal the nations. 

True to Merlin's prophecy, the Maiden emerged from the unassuming hamlet of Domremy, nestled in the eastern heart of France. 

With Jeanne as our guide, we journey towards the starry realm of Capricorn, the sovereign of the Earthly realm. 

Saturn, the patron saint of Capricorn, brings order and structure to everything it touches. It governs the physical and tangible aspects of our lives, including our genetic makeup and the material world around us. 

As we bask in Saturn's cosmic rays, we are reminded of the importance of diligent effort and unwavering dedication in turning our dreams into reality 3

It is well-known that in ancient Roman mythology, Saturn was considered the God of Agriculture and Harvest. According to the mythology, Saturn was known for rewarding those who worked hard and dedicated themselves to their craft. 

This belief still holds true in our modern society, as we can draw parallels between Saturn's energy and our own psychological makeup. 

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to excel in their chosen fields while others struggle to make progress? Well, the answer lies in the planet Saturn. 

In the context of personal growth and development, Saturn is that part of our psychology that is like a strict but loving teacher who demands discipline and structure from their students. There are no shortcuts to success; one must invest considerable effort, dedication, and countless hours of repetition to reap the rewards.

The stellar influence of Capricorn and its ruler, the mighty Saturn, is that of someone who truly honors the material realm, understands the concept of battle, effort, and enlightenment, and knows where all battles should be fought. 5

The expression of Capricorn's energy is intriguing, and delving into Jeanne d'Arc's life and actions sheds light on it even further. 

As the daughter of a working farmer, Jeanne was characterized by her modest and simple nature and devout religious beliefs. She was known to attend church regularly and visit sacred places where she would pray ardently from her heart. 

She worked, sewed, helped in the fields, and did what was needful about the house. She was also more than that; she was a born Capricornus-boss, thorough Daughter of the Soil made flesh who ordered everybody about 6, from her family and later to the king, the archbishop, and the military General Staff.

This apple of the Cosmic Eye was neither a princess nor a beggar-maid but an awe-inspiring technician of the Lord charging into a Heavenly mission with nothing but a sharp tongue and an even sharper sword. She undeniably possessed a divine mandate to conquer 7, a testament to her leadership and courage.

She was a simple girl, but she was different from others, for she could hear voices. The voices were not of this world but of three celestial superstars: Saint Catherine, Saint Margaret, and Saint Michael. They spoke to her in her dreams and visions. Jeanne was frightened by the voices at first, but as she listened to them more, she became braver and more confident.

The voices told her that she had been chosen by God to save her country from the English occupiers who had been oppressing the French people for years. They instructed her to speak boldly and to show willingness to take risks. Jeanne said they were beautiful and wonderful visions from God 10, and she knew she had to act on the voices she heard.

“what no one knew, even her parents, was that Joan from the early age heard voices, they came to her in light using the language of angels”.

Whether this was the dramatization of a madwoman’s imagination or a strong release of the DMT spirit molecule is up to the reader to conclude. The why and wherefore of the human relationship to cosmic intelligence is undeniably speculative beyond belief. Even Newton’s imagination had been vividly dramatic, but who dared to question Newton’s general sanity and diagnose him as a madman?

In the words of Arthur C. Clarke in Space Odyssey 2001, “If he was indeed mad, his delusions were beautifully organized.” So, too, it could be stated for our heroine.

Jeanne possessed a distinctive mental makeup characterized by her exceptional amour-propre. Her sense of self-love and self-respect were strongly linked with her psychic centers, which seemed to be turned up full blast and working at their highest capacity 11.

Imbued with this courage, Jeanne presented herself at Dauphin's court, asserting her role as the ambassador and plenipotentiary of God. However, the skeptical Dauphin and his clergy decided to put the seventeen-year-old girl to the test by sending her to war with reinforcements to see what she could accomplish.

Little did they know that Jeanne was a force to be reckoned with. This prophetess was not one to back down from a challenge. With her unwavering faith and determination, the young female warrior with no military experience charged into the Hundred Year War 12. 

She proudly displayed a white flag sown with elegant fleur de Lys, symbolizing her noble intentions and chivalrous spirit. 

On the flag was an apocalyptic image of Christ 13 holding the world, and on each side of Him were angels Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel, further reinforcing the theme of divine intervention and protection in the face of conflict. Jhesus Maria was written on the flag with gothic-style gold lettering

Taken together, these powerful images and symbols serve as a testament to the human spirit's resilience and fortitude in times of adversity.

“It was I who carried the aforementioned sign when I charged the enemy. I did so to avoid killing anyone. I have never killed a man.”

She rode into her many battles as a commander in chief 14with nothing else but her Jhesus Maria flag. Quickly, her reputation for both inspiring her troops and cowing her enemies into submission became her chief weapon:

“Act, and God will act!”

It is said that her comrades would often see her going off by herself to pray, sometimes she'd even do this on the battlefield. Everything she did was thoroughly 15 and rapidly calculated; she was a woman of policy and not of blind impulse 16

In all, she only fought in 13 battles, whereas upwards of 30 towns surrendered to her without a fight. Her orders were never "I say so" but always "God says so."
Victories followed, and the Dauphin was crowned King Charles VII. People loved her, and soldiers listened to her every word 17.

They must have felt that Jeanne’s love of country and people was more than a sentiment; it was a passion. This was true Capricornian patriotism embodied and concentrated

Optimism would sweep all across France upon her arrival from battles. Her victories were the joviality of the carnival! The French would cheer while the abominated English would fear.

As she rode through the narrow streets, people reached out to touch her, hoping for a blessing. Sometimes, the women of the town would bring their rosaries to her; as she knelt with an upturned face, down-to-earth Jeanne would say:

“touch them yourselves; they will get as much good from your touch as from mine.”

A high-profile 'révolutionnaire cosmique' 19 figure like no other, she was visible to the eye and palpable to the touch. She talked to and dealt with people of all classes, from labourers to kings, without embarrassment or affectation and got them to do what she wanted. Her bold statements and direct approach must have made some of the learned, powerful churchmen uncomfortable.

When asked why she refused to do women's work, Jeanne would say, "There are plenty of other women to do it." 20  21  22 

To her enemies, she was a she-devil, witch and a heretic, all-powerful and all-mighty dragon breathing fire. To her own side, she was a miracle, blessed virgin 'sainte avec honneur et noblesse' and a warrior with the eyes that emanate profound wisdom surpassing this earthly realm.

The outcome of her pilgrimage would slide into the realms of legend for centuries  23 and ultimately lead to a worldwide ramification in rebirthing a great nation that would go on to take its influential place in European history.

Jeanne wasn’t the only historical figure who believed that her talents and 'calling' came from “the Starman waiting in the sky” 24 and were to be shared with us here below.

Many other mystics, prophets, and political radicals from Moses and Daniel to Socrates, Emmanuel Swedenborg, William Blake, Hildegard of Bingen to Martin Luther heard the call of their numinous inner eye escorting them into the mystery of Elohim to mount like the celestial Capricorn higher than the highest height drawing ever closer to the chariot in Ezekiel’s vision. 

It may all sound a bit confusing, but as Psalm 46:10 says, "Be still and know that I AM God." Whether through transcendental or imminent means, the divine presence is ever-present, beckoning us toward a deeper understanding of the world and ourselves.

As the iconic David Bowie song reminds us, "he'd like to come and meet us, but he thinks he'd blow our minds."

In concluding remarks, Jeanne fulfilled her well-known prophecy. However, her success was short-lived as she was subsequently abandoned by the French king, betrayed by the English, and ultimately put on trial for heresy.

At her Trial of Condemnation, Jeanne was clear that she was approaching the end of her earthly existence.

“I came from God. There is nothing more for me to do here! Send me back to God, from Whom I came!”

As she spoke her last words, one can only assume that our brave heroine raised her shining eyes to heaven in a gaze full of hope and a clear vision of things unseen. She was burnt at the stake for heresy, witchcraft, and sorcery. She was only nineteen years old.

To this day, her embodiment continues to pulse within the heart of every woman, surpassing the boundaries of color, race, and tradition. In a world where identities are in a constant state of flux, one timeless truth persists - every woman is Jeanne, and Jeanne is every woman.

Letter source:

Buxton, E. M. W 2004 The Story of Joan of Arc, Dover Publications: US.

Shaw, G. B. 2010 Saint Joan: A Play, GBS Books: US.

Twain, M. 1896 Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Harper & Brothers: US.

Image References 

1. Hall, S. C. 1870 Midsummer Eve/ a fairy tale of love, London England, Open source.

2. Excerpt from the Flemish magazine Regenboog Draft for the woodcut Pan of Jozef Cantré Published in 1918 Ghent University Library

3. Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen, Moe, Jørgen Engebretsen, Dasent, Sir George Webbe, Nielsen, Kay Rasmus, 1922 East of the sun and west of the moon / old tales from the North, Fairy tales Folklore Norway, New York Public Library.

4. Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen, Moe, Jørgen Engebretsen, Dasent, Sir George Webbe, Nielsen, Kay Rasmus, 1922 East of the sun and west of the moon / old tales from the North, Fairy tales Folklore- Norway New York Public Library

Ascendant in Leo, Sun in Capricorn, and Moon in Pisces. Braveheart is touched by the elements of fire, earth, and water, respectively. The inner blending energies of Joan’s Sun and Moon reveal that she was a person of virtue and courage, without the inner conflict in who she was and what she came to do.


Druid oracle priest of the sun-cult who weaved dimensions together.

If you seek to know your personal power in the world Saturn will unveil it to you and anchor it deep within Earth’s nurturing, sacred embrace.
The constellation we are discussing here is associated with the Midheaven, or the 10th house of the celestial wheel. It holds a mystical power that unlocks a gateway of endurance, discovery, accomplishment, firmness of purpose, a realization of hopes, prominence, and power.
Just like a mountain peak on an astrological chart, this house stands tall and proud, with a commanding presence that cannot be ignored. It is a symbol of what we aspire to be recognized for in life - our deepest desires and aspirations.
As a Capricorn representative, Joan continually climbed the mountain higher and higher, conquering the inner and outer worlds.

Goddess Pallas in Pisces in the 9th house indicates that Jeanne’s divine spark of creative intelligence and higher wisdom sprung forth from the realm of religion and higher learning.

The house of Sagittarius represents the expansion of horizons, mental, physical, and spiritual. Jeanne saw a higher perspective in the areas of conflict, using the sword of truth to point the Divine way forward.
Pallas conjunct Moon represents an emotional sensitivity to one’s ideals. Joan was strongly connected to the numinous realm of her superconscious mind. A visionary mystic giving herself to the cause.
Jupiter conjunct Chiron in the 4th house - Messianic tendencies manifested during her formative years. This influence was bestowed upon Isabelle, her mother.
Neptune in Cancer in the 12th house indicates that Joan was a mystic visionary who sensed outward influences. Her natural sense of security was based on her own spiritual truth.
The South node in Leo in the 1st house indicates a strong influence of past lives, victorious Leonian qualities, and reliance on the self. Sun as the ruler of her chart and a representative of her outer persona, indicates that Joan emanated solar, centre stage, victorious energy that is full of life.
Capricorn is often related to Christ's Consciousness. Similar to Zarathustra in Nietzsche’s work, Capricorn heads down the mountain and carries the illuminated light to humanity.
Capricorn gets things done while others are still dreaming (Sun in weak trine with Saturn).
She was known for her clear and concise words; before speaking, she would quickly examine and edit her words so that what is said is rational, sensible, and unclouded by emotion (Moon quintile Saturn).
Mercury in Capricorn/6th house is a practical thinker with a mind that works in a logical, orderly manner. Sun conjunct Mercury the mind here works in a very calculated and careful way with plenty of common sense and usually excellent mathematical potential.
She had the ability to concentrate and direct thought with deliberate intent (Mercury sextile Pallas); each thought follows upon the foundation laid by its predecessor, step-by-step.
In Gemini, Part of Fortune reaches out and communicates. Altruistic unity comes to mind with this placement. Joan saw herself as a reformer of sorts; she thought in terms of Brotherhood/Sisterhood.
Respect for tradition and religious idealism (Saturn conjunct P. Fortune).
Jupiter trine Pallas indicates that everything is done thoroughly with lively ambition and a positive outlook. The personality here is sufficiently well-grounded to translate ideas into effective action.
North node conjunct Uranus and Mars in the 7th house indicates that marriage, with its preliminary of the attraction, pursuit, and capture of a husband, was not her business: she had something else to do.
The North node in Aquarius indicates that her destiny pulled her towards higher goals and higher understandings. Her focus was on collective agendas, social goals, and the betterment of society (Mars in the 7th house).
Uranus in the 7th house requires personal freedom and refuses to accept the specific woman’s lot.

Transformation of the collective and improvement of life on Earth for all mankind (Fortune conjunct Pluto). Goal-oriented approach with a sense of responsibility to the world and a sense of determination to fulfill her destiny (Mars sextile Midheaven).

A little pop culture reference to Joan’s stardust sibling, space-Messiah David Bowie, who sang about the highest point of (the mountain) and the incredibly mystical nature of the psyche.