Rose Croix Veritas

Les Bergere d'Arcadie John the Baptist SamHain Line


The principle source of






The above picture shows the assimilation of the view down the Via della Conciliazione looking from St Peter's square in Rome to the Castel Sant'Angelo

The date is May Day (Beltane) 2013. The time is dawn

Looking out of the Vatican window we see the Sun rising in Aries (The Lamb) here Venus and Mercury are evenly spaced around the rising Sun.

Notice the CROSS overhead at the Zenith

The Vatican gets it's names from the VATES

The Vates are Celtic Bards.


The earliest Latin writers used Vates to denote prophets and soothsayers in general; the word fell into disuse in Latin until it was revived by Virgil. Thus Ovid could describe himself as the Vates of Eros (Amores 3.9).

In pagan Rome the Vates resided on the Vatican Hill, the Hill of the Vates. The Vatican Hill takes its name from the Latin word Vaticanus, a vaticiniis ferendis, in allusion to the oracles, or Vaticinia, which were anciently delivered on the Vatican Hill.[6] (When the papacy was returned to Rome from Avignon (France) in the 14th Century, the Vatican became the residence of the Pope, and the word Vatican came to refer to the enclave in the middle of Rome that had become the seat of the Roman Catholic Church


With the festival of BELTANE in mind let us look at the view down the Champs Elysees (Elysian Fields) on the same day.

But this time at Sunset.

Sunset Arc de Triumph
























































The Champs Elysees was started by Catherine de Medici

wife of Henry II of France

Henry II reign was marked by wars with Austria and the persecution of Protestants, mainly Calvinists known as Huguenots. Henry II severely punished them, particularly the ministers, for example by burning at the stake or cutting off their tongues for uttering heresies.


Here is the Huguenot Cross

 Huguenot Cross







The Celtic (Languedoc) Cross with the Fleur de Lys

and the descending Pentecostal Dove below.

The Cathar Dove









 Cathar Dove found near Montségur


Occitan Cross emblem






Here is the Occitan Cross

(the area around the Languedoc where Saunière lived)

Note the similarity with the Huguenot Cross

Both Catherine de Medici and Henry II are buried at the Basilica of St Denis which is on the Paris Meridian.

Nostradamus (1503–1566), a French apothecary and astrological writer known for his prophecies, is said by most commentators to have become famous when one of his quatrains was construed as a prediction of the death of King Henry II:

CI, Q 35 The young lion shall overcome the older one,
on the field of combat in single battle,
He shall pierce his eyes in a golden cage,
Two forces one, then he shall die a cruel death.




We also have this taken at Glastonbury on Beltane

Glastonbury Beltane











Remember at dawn on Beltane we have the Cross overhead whilst the Sun is in Aries

 the Sacrificial Lamb.

Overhead we have Cygnus - The White Swan is overhead.

Perhaps I should repeat the words of

Ride a White Swan by T-Rex

Ride it on out like a bird in the sky ways
Ride it on out like you were a bird
Fly it all out like an eagle in a sunbeam
Ride it on out like you were a bird
Wear a tall hat like a druid in the old days
Wear a tall hat and a tatooed gown
Ride a white swan like the people of the Beltane
Wear your hair long, babe you can't go wrong
Da-da-da-di-di-da, da-da-da-di-di-da ...

It is known that Marc Bolan received some esoteric indoctrination whilst in France before he wrote this.

At Beltane the Cross or the White Swan (Cygnus) moves from Zenith (overhead) at Dawn to the Southern Horizon at Sunset. 

So let us first take a look at


Beltane is a Cross Quarter Day where human sacrifices were made in Ancient times.
Please refer to the view from the Vatican on Beltane where the Sun is on the Sacrificial Lamb Aries at this time.

Samhain Sunset/sunrise

Sunset and Sunrise on the Celtic New years Eve/Day
Samhain or Halloween.
The angle subscribed between the sunset line and the sunrise line on this day is 36º
An angle that is also found in the Pentacle. 

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