Asteroid Lucifer / Bearer of Light
in the Soul of ANNE FRANK
Cusp of Individuated–Spiritual
"Of all the multitudes who throughout history have spoken for human dignity in times of great suffering and loss, no voice is more compelling than that of Anne Frank." JFK 1961 Background
On 6th July 1942, transiting Lucifer was conjunct the transiting North Node 5 deg Virgo, and these were conjunct Anne’s Neptune/Moon 2nd, square her Jupiter-Vesta-Mercury 11th, and opp Lucifer 8th (forming a stressful t-square in the fixed houses) – Anne’s family moved into their hiding place, a secret annex. Tensions quickly developed within the group forced to live in such confined conditions. Anne projected judgments upon herself as well as group members. She entered a romance with Peter but started questioning whether her feelings were genuine. She was closer emotionally to her father, but early harshness towards her mother changed to tolerance and respect. Most of Anne’s time was spent reading, studying, and writing in a diary a narrative of events of the perils of living in hiding to escape Nazi persecution of Jewish people, as well as her feelings and beliefs.
Anne thinks the laws are unjust, but she does not completely understand why the Jewish people have been singled out for this discrimination ………… Nonetheless, she is still optimistic about her family’s safety and feels relatively secure about her future. Anne accepts the restrictions as a fact of life in Amsterdam ……
“………there were many signs of what Hitler was intending for the Jews over a period of time. The signs were there for all to see. And, yet, the vast majority of the Jews in that context CHOSE not to see those signs or what they actually meant. They could not bring themselves to ‘believe’ it. As a result of that choice it lead to what it lead to which then becomes their ‘karma.’ The point here is that, again, each mass event that affects many individuals at the same time must be understood in this way.” – Rad
As her confidence and maturity grew, she wrote more about her belief in God and how she defined human nature. Her last entry was dated 1st August 1944 soon after which the group members were discovered and transported to various concentration camps.
“I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why I’m so grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that’s inside me! When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived!”PLUTO PARADIGMPluto Cancer 12th
– Lucifer/Bearer of Light Pisces 8th, ruled by Neptune Leo 2nd,
ruled by Sun Gemini 11th conj Mercury-Vesta
The Soul has begun a new evolutionary cycle and desires to align with a transcendental belief system in which its ego identity will be dissolved, and in which the Soul realizes it is an extension of God. The Soul of Anne Frank is born with a direct link to the collective unconscious. She experienced the surrender and transcendence of the egoic self into the Cosmic Ocean from which everything emerges, and to which everything returns:
“He who finds his life shall lose it; he who loses his life for my sake, shall find it.” – Jesus
The Soul had experienced psychic wounding in past lives when the only way to survive traumatic conditions was to dissociate from parts of itself, namely the body and emotions (Moon/Neptune 2nd skipped steps, resolution NN Taurus, ruler in Cap). The Soul retained the emotional memories of inadequate nurturance held in the unconscious. The splitting of the psyche from the Soul’s own body and emotions became so acute that evolutionary necessity demanded the reintegration of the disconnected parts. Through the PPP Virgo the Soul rediscovered the boundary of the physical and emotional bodies and brought these lost parts together, changing the vagueness and fogginess into a sharp focus. The naivety and innocence within the core structure of the Soul lead to horrendous disillusionment, futility, and violation of trust which necessitated lessons in mental discernment, facing reality, and learning to make clear boundaries.
The individual consciousness of the Soul – the inner world, self-image and ego – was not clearly formed, very weak, too soft, and needed hardening, healing and strengthening to get it from childhood to adulthood. This applied not only to the Soul of Anne Frank but to the whole generation of Pluto in Cancer in which the collective root of stored memories of family members and the ancestral lineage described insufficient nurturance and stunted emotional development. This may explain one reason why this group of Souls experienced the horrors of starvation, hard labour and death in the concentration camps.
The Soul was culminating a cycle of personal karmic history describing emotionally and physically co-dependent relationships with patriarchal ruling groups in order to survive. Pluto conj NN of Pluto and opp SN of Pluto stressed past lives of extreme sadomasochism, survival, life/death, trauma, and martyrdom for a social cause. The Soul had experienced past lives in which it had repeatedly died as a child or lost children in the womb. There was unresolved karma with the parents describing intense emotional needs that could not be completely fulfilled especially by the mother. There was a strong connection to the father who, in a patriarchal reality, was the centre of the household.SN Scorpio 5th
“Ever since I was a little girl and could barely talk, the word ‘why’ has lived and grown along with me.”
The Soul desire manifested by lessons in how to create power from within by reinventing the limitations of the ego through a process of rebirthing the consciousness of the Soul through enormous struggles of life and death. On the cusp of Individuated/Spiritual, Anne Frank hoped to survive through shining the Light of individuality and creativity of her Soul. In this way she received love and some measure of emotional sustenance from others. The narcissistic self-absorption and manipulation of others in order to survive was balanced by a generosity of character that would inspire others. Anne would examine the core wounding of her emotional and physical bodies and come face to face with her insecurities and powerlessness in order to metamorphose them, and to realize the Ultimate Source of Power. Often times the diary revealed the battle between the lower nature (ego) and the higher nature (Soul), and making conscious choices to rise above. The Soul desired to evolve by creating an egocentric consciousness that would surrender its power and will to a Higher Power. South Node ruler, Pluto
The Soul over-identified with a sense of core emotional insecurity and self-inflation in fixed ways that caused it to stop evolving. Therefore it became necessary for the Soul to create a series of lives of intense deprivation and crisis, loss of identity, loss of security, and death, so that evolution could continue. Anne Frank tenaciously gravitated to what represented emotional security from the past. Suffering a very difficult death as a sacrificial victim along with millions in her group forced her to learn how to cooperate with the death process.PPP – NN – NN Ruler
Moving toward the PPP broke down the Soul’s resistance and dysfunctional emotional patterns and self-obsession through a process of self-analysis that resulted in growth of emotional maturity and humility. The NN Taurus brought about an evolutionary change in the Soul’s own inner vibration to itself through an inner, objective focus, to change the inner messages to reflect self-determination, objective awareness, and improved listening skills. The Soul was liberating from a fixation on the limitations of the egoic self by learning how to share and care for the greater good of others, for group preservation and survival. The Soul learned to change the inner messages of hopelessness, impending death, disconnection from reality, to messages of hope, faith, and trust that God would provide all her needs. She had the alchemical power to free herself by osmosing God’s power and surrendering to a Higher Will. Uranus square Pluto
The Soul was traumatized in prior lives where it created extreme cataclysmic circumstances of persecution, disillusionment, group/mass hysteria and trauma, violence, loss of hope and ideals. Being traumatized and violated in this manner created a crisis in consciousness to break through distorted cultural and social norms so as to express equitable principles of spirituality and service among group members (Uranus rules 7th house containing SNs of Neptune-Vesta). Skipped steps
Mars-Moon-Neptune Leo 1st/2nd skipped steps. The Soul had been avoiding these crucial issues over many lives, and needed to develop these archetypes in new ways. The Soul needed to “objectify” these dynamics, to step away and take a dispassionate view. Although parts of Anne were highly developed, there were other parts of her psyche that had been skipped over due to past life trauma, duplicity, denial (ruler Sun conj Mercury), or paralyzing fear (Vesta, secret spiritual practice). The problem was that the Soul had resisted the spiritual impulse, and the creative process became lost in narcissistic self-absorption (fixed energies). An inner objective focus would facilitate changing her relationship to herself, redefining her self-image to incorporate emotional self-reliance, self-authority, self-analysis, and human service (away from self-centred pursuits). She would learn to care, nurture and preserve her own body. She would learn to objectively evaluate information with the knowledge of God’s truth, not fantasy or dream. To resolve the skipped steps, she was to go within, discover her innate value, self-worth, talent, and inner resources, so that her creative gifts could be shared and God’s Light of Truth communicated for the good of all.Chiron Taurus 10th
Chiron conj North Node-Venus-Ceres – Chiron is a natural propensity to replay and repeat relentlessly wounding experiences from past lives associated with the body, physical reality, survival (Taurus), persecution, judgment, scapegoating, victimization, boundary of race (Capricorn). Crisis became a vehicle for growth. Chiron’s interaction with the NN of Chiron Libra 4th allowed the Soul to project itself into experience in order to observe, evaluate and compare itself within a socialized context. The Soul persistently turned within as a way to bring balance to opposing or contrasting points of view. New pathways of resonation with others helped the process of transforming the traumatized consciousness. Anne had an extraordinary capacity for Chirotic healing by utilizing her natural inner resources in a productive way (eg self-love, self-esteem, self-determination).Asteroids Vesta-Pallas-Natural Lilith
Vesta conj Mercury-Sun – brought a fiery luminosity to her identity whereby she approached life as service/commitment to God. SN Luc opp SN Vesta 1st/7th axis – instinctive ability to compare contrasting viewpoints, impacting on relationships. Natural Lilith Cap 6th trine Jupiter Taurus 11th – a capacity to organize a system of belief in Natural Law. SN Luc trine Pallas 9th and Uranus 10th – The fruition of an extraordinary capacity to understand Natural Law and universal truth. A unique special purpose the Light of which shone throughout the world. Mercury Gemini 11th Rx
The Soul had been liberating and rebelling against a database of memories held over many lifetimes of ideas, opinions, information, and experiences associated with extreme inequitable political/social traditions and groups that had created mental trauma and alienation. Mercury Rx quintile Neptune brought a quality of genius to the intellectual structures, and an ability to communicate the intangible, her relationship with God, in a highly individualized manner. The emphasized dynamics of the 11th house reflect Soul choices in relation to an evolutionary capacity through which the Light of God shone through communication, writing, learning, bringing objectivity and detachment to fluctuating viewpoints, and drawing upon natural inner resources (Sun rules 2nd). The final dispositors of the chart are Mercury/Gemini (Mercury rules 12th) and Venus/Taurus (Venus rules 11th). Water trinity
Pluto Cancer 12th – Luc-NN Luc Pisces 8th – Neptune-Moon Leo 2nd – These are the specific ways that the Soul of Anne Frank knew the Creator.South Node Lucifer Leo 1st
The prior life dynamics of SN Lucifer reflect an evolutionary intention to spontaneously embrace new paths that allow the Bearer of Light to shine through creative self-actualization, self-motivation and conscious narcissism, impacting all areas of life. Anne’s identity was in a constant process of becoming. She wanted life to be an adventure filled with Light. She wanted to find answers to the questions, “What am I?” – “Who am I?” She needed love and attention but the Higher Self-Awareness guided the Soul to share itself with others exclaiming:
“I want friends, not admirers. People who respect me for my character and my deeds, not my flattering smile. The circle around me would be much smaller, but what does that matter, as long as they’re sincere?”
“Whoever is happy will make others happy.”
Sun rules SN Luc, SN Luc conj NN Nep, opp SN Nep 7th, Luc-NN Luc 8th ruled by Nep Leo 2nd – Joy and Inner Light radiated from the Sun’s shining generosity of Spirit. She was discovering in an instinctive way that her Soul was a vital droplet in God’s Ocean. Her relationship with the Eternal God took place via an innate knowing that God is found by turning within therefore she could tap into the Bearer of Light “at will.” The consciousness of God shone through the instinctive desire nature and personality, and random experiences were initiated through this filter. She could clearly objectify the Light in contrast with a narcissistic orientation (Uranus rules 7th). SN Luc squ Venus ruler of NN – creative stress to break through rigid cultural norms, to redefine the inner relationship to herself, and to infuse the social purpose with God’s truth.Lucifer Pisces 8th
With the SN of Lucifer, the Soul shines with special purpose at the centre of its own universe, however, this past life orientation links to and shapes the current life Lucifer Pisces 8th through a sense of limitation and awareness of powerlessness that has the effect of counteracting egocentric individuality and inducing humility (Lucifer and its South Node are close to forming an inconjunct). Anne asked the fundamental question, “Why?” She penetrated deeply into the psychology of good/evil, learning how to surrender to a Higher Power by eliminating dysfunctional habit patterns such as illusions, delusions, egocentricity, frozen emotions, insecurity, and victimization. She learned to develop her higher nature, encouraged by the consciousness of God, by understanding that it is truly worthwhile to align with God.
In 1943 transiting Pluto conjuncted Anne’s SN Lucifer and squared Venus, ruler of NN. Due to the circumstances of evil that were manifesting all around her, she started taking drops of Valerian for her anxiety and depression.
“Outside, you don’t hear a single bird, and a deathly, oppressive silence hangs over the house and clings to me as if it were going to drag me into the deepest regions of the underworld.... I wander from room to room, climb up and down the stairs and feel like a songbird whose wings have been ripped off and who keeps hurling itself against the bars of its dark cage.”
It was towards the end of Anne’s diary that she started writing about her belief in God:
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” Disillusionment
The Soul chose to be born into the Jewish race relative to its ongoing evolutionary requirements. Capricorn correlates to circumstantial reality, the nature of races of people on Earth, and to scapegoating. Pisces creates the reality that distortions “are really true” and they are believed to be real. The Soul therefore created crisis through the PPP Cap 6th that lead to mental and emotional disillusionment. The Bearer of Light comes through by focusing on solutions, not the problems themselves. She learned to align with actual reality, and develop stronger boundaries, mental discernment, a sharper focus, self-authority and discrimination based on Natural Laws (Saturn Sag 6th).
“It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.”
“I believe that even bad people are truly good at heart.”
The Soul was learning about the dual nature of God in preparation for the Soul’s evolution into the 1st stage Spiritual. With Lucifer in Pisces, evil could manifest as creating one delusion or illusion after another, the intent being to keep the person away from God. The victim consciousness became intensified through the core emotion of disillusionment. When the old intellectual rationalizations ceased to make sense, Anne penetrated the deepest recesses of her Soul, searching and asking “why?” so as to osmose the truth through direct Divine guidance. She had been creating a reality around the belief (Neptune rules 9th) that “people are really good at heart.” As the horrible reality emerged that Jews were being gassed, Anne was faced with a deep existential crisis and inner void as the disillusioning occurred.
God’s grace in the form of the Bearer of Light came to Anne via mental discernment through Lucifer’s polarity point, Virgo 2nd house, ruled by Mercury, whereby she could realign with actual reality. Jupiter balsamic conj North Node – For evolution to take effect, her narrow beliefs, innocence and naivety would have to be dissolved and replaced by an objective view of reality. All planets in the 10th and 11th houses in last quarter square to natal Pluto meant a surrender into dissolving the old mental structures and beliefs so that the concept of absolute self-honesty could be understood (Neptune rules 9th). She suffered depression, psychological disintegration, massive disillusionment, betrayal, abandonment, and violation of trust. The process of metamorphosis was excruciatingly painful for Anne as she surrendered to current circumstances (she had no choice), yet she possessed the Bearer of Light ability to carry out an alchemical process of changing the darkest energetic atrocities imaginable against humanity into the Light. She created Spirituality by metamorphosing those dark, insane circumstances into the Bearer of Light. With Lucifer in the 8th house, the Natural Law of free choice was stifled, while the evil of persecution and genocide held the world at ransom. Evil targeted the weakest area in the Soul structure of Anne Frank magnifying the negative emotions of fear, futility and victimization, therefore trying to dominate her Soul. This was the opposite of what God wanted for Anne.
“The gift in this symbol is that it can also be the Bearer of Light, ie the means by which we recognize and expose evil’s tactics, and the means by which we can snatch that influence away from evil and give it back to God. The Natural God is quiet, unassuming, and humble. It will never impose that upper hand. It wants us to CHOOSE this and to make that request. Evil on the other hand is all too happy to impose itself on the upper hand. It banks on our sense of weariness and futility which makes us feel we have no power or say in how our struggle plays out. The closer a Soul gets to God, the more intense evil’s desperation becomes to win back its influence over that Soul, so it becomes paramount to develop the awareness of how evil tries to operate within us.” – JWG
It was an overall lesson for Anne that evil and the consciousness of God exists within all Souls. The Soul made a choice to evolve in this manner. The combination of all those evolutionary forces – the trinity of the SN of Luc–Luc–NN of Luc – translated into all the strength, courage, hope and faith that she could muster to keep alive amidst the horror of the latter part of her short life. It meant yielding her personal will to a Higher Will. NN of Luc Pisces 8th – The evolutionary direction that the Soul intends to take would mean having to deal with these Soul traumas in future lives.
Bearer of Light quotesDeath
“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”
“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
“In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.”
“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”
“Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.”
“Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery.”
Her heart literally broke when, on Anne’s yielding to death in March 1945, transiting Pluto reached the NN of Neptune ruled by the transiting Sun in Pisces, and the transiting North Node was conjunct Anne’s natal Pluto. Transiting Lucifer 27 deg Aries (square Anne’s Natural Lilith) was opposite Asteroid Anne Frank 28 deg Libra 4th. She died at the hands of men who were contracted to evil. In the highest sense, she was a martyr for God’s truth, communicating to the world via her diary that evil does exist. Anne Frank posthumously received critical acclaim for her diary’s literary merits. Pluto Cancer 12th – she became an iconic symbol of the holocaust.
“If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example.”
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Simply brilliant EA work: brilliant. The depth
of your EA analysis regards the interaction of the S.Node of Lucifer, placement of it’s planetary ruler, the N.Node of Lucifer conjunct the natal Lucifer in her 8th, and the placement of those rulers relative to the underlying EA paradigm within her Soul’s evolution is just brilliant. The synthesis you provided within these symbols was just wonderful. And the various quotes from Anne that you provided to illustrate the dynamics you were focusing on was a very appropriate and illustrative to all others who seek to understand how the ‘bearer of Light’ manifests in each individual context.
Brilliant EA work Linda.
God Bless, Rad