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Joan of Arc

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Un Membre de la Garde Céleste
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 story of the medieval Maiden liberator of France has always been written in the stars in the sky above us. For some years before Joan’s coming, a number of vague Celtic prophecies concerning a young girl who would save France from the Hundred Year’s War were circulating.

Legend, vague and obscure enough, based upon a prophecy of the ancient seer Merlin 2, said that from the woods near the border of Lorraine should come a marvellous maid for the healing of the nations. As per Merlin’s prophecy, the Maiden came from a humble little hamlet of Domremy, eastern France.

With Joan, we journey toward the starry realm of Capricorn.  This goat-foot archetype of reaping is the master of the Earthly realm whose patron saint is clear quartz-coloured Saturn; the most powerful prana force energy that descends into the three-dimensional world.

This Lord of Time governs over the genetic material, everything that is physical and concrete, and anything that requires focus, work, and structure to become a reality 3. The supple grove of Saturn is this: focus and dedication equal gain, which equals mastery.

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

This constellation deals with the matters of Midheaven or 10th house 4 of the celestial wheel and opens up a gateway of endurance,  discovery, accomplishment, firmness of purpose, a realization of hopes, prominence, and power 5.

By class, Jeanne was the daughter of a working farmer. She was modest, simple, and devout and went gladly to church and to sacred places where she prayed ardently from her heart. She worked, sewed, helped in the fields, and did what was needful about the house. She also was 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 ecstatic 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 8 9.

The voices of three celestial superstars spoke to her: Saint Catherine, Saint Margaret, and Saint Michael, who together instructed her to ‘speak boldly,’ to free the French from their English occupiers, and to put Charles VII on the throne. She said they were beautiful and wonderful visions from God 10.

“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 the Intelligence of the Logos is undeniably speculative beyond belief. Even Newton’s imagination had been of the same vividly dramatic kind, 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, could be stated for our heroine.

One of the special features of Joan’s mental constitution was her enormous amour-propre which was closely affiliated with her inherent spirituality. Psychic centres turned up full blast 11.

Having arrived at the Dauphin’s court bravely proclaiming to be the ambassador and plenipotentiary of God, skeptical Dauphin and his clergy decide to send the seventeen-year-old girl with reinforcements off to war to see what she can do. A prophetess to the rescue!

The young female warrior with no military experience marched into the war 12 proudly displaying a white flag sown with fleur de Lys. There was an apocalyptic image of Christ 13 holding the world and on each side of Him was an angel Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel. Written on the flag with gothic style gold lettering: Jhesus Maria.

“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 has crowned King Charles VII. People loved her, and soldiers listened to her every word 17. They must have felt that Joan’s love of country and people were more than a sentiment; it was a passion. This was true Capricornian patriotism embodied and concentrated 18.

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 upturned face, down-to-earth Joan would say:

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

High profile 'révolutionnaire cosmique' 19  figure like no other, 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. She must have made some of the learned, powerful churchmen uncomfortable with her bold statements and direct approach.

When asked why she refused to do woman'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.

Joan wasn’t the only figure in history 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 chaperoning 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. Confused? Enchanted?” Be still and know that I AM God” Psalm 46:10. Transcendental or imminent:

“he’d like to come and meet us, but he thinks he’d blow our minds”.

After fulfilling her well-known prophecy, she was abandoned by the French king, Charles VII, betrayed by the English, and put on trial for heresy. At her Trial of Condemnation, Joan 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 stake for heresy, witchcraft, and sorcery. She was only nineteen years old. Her embodiment, to this day, beats in every woman's heart. She is in daughters of all colours, races, and traditions. All women are Joan, and Joan is in all women.

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.
This house is a mountain peak of the chart. The elements that are nestled in there tell us a wonderfully enticing story of what we wish to be recognised for.
Capricorn’s energy in the 6th house drew Joan to experience ecstatic illumination through devoted service to others.
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.