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Chapter 39: The Federal City, Washington D.C.

In order to understand how “the seat of the beast” would be represented by Washington D.C., it is helpful to know how it was constructed, by whom, and for what purpose. The highest point in Washington D.C. is called Jenkins Point. In the 1790’s it was owned by Daniel Carroll—brother of Catholic Bishop John Carroll. David Ovason tells us, “that in earlier times the hill had been called Rome” (The Secret Architecture of our Nation’s Capital, pp. 8). He continues, pp. 8, 9,

 “Indeed, the story might easily be taken for the stuff of myth were it not supported by a long manuscript in the Maryland State Archives, at Annapolis. The deed, dated June 5, 1663, is in the name of Francis Pope, and sets out the basis for a survey of a strip of land called Rome, bounded by the inlet called Tiber.”

Symbolism is very important to secret societies, even to the Jesuits. This is why Pope’s land (called “Rome”) was used to build our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. It was to assert the Roman Catholic Church’s claim upon America, which they still maintain on the grounds that Columbus claimed this new land for the Church. (By the way, Columbus never even saw the mainland in America. He discovered some islands in the Caribbean Sea.)


The layout for Washington D.C. was entrusted to a French Masonic engineer named Pierre-Charles L'Enfant. He got the job at the suggestion of bishop John Carroll. The late F. Tupper Saussy points out that L'Enfant laid out the main city streets in the shape of an upside down 5-pointed star of Baphomet, the symbol of the goat. The White House was constructed at the goat's mouth. The two ears on the sides were marked by Mt. Vernon Place and Washington Circle. The horns were marked by Logan Circle and Dupont Circle.

In surveying and laying out the new city, L'Enfant numbered the city blocks. The 600 series runs from Q Street North through the Capitol grounds down to the mouth of James Creek. On page 228 of his book, Rulers of Evil, Saussy tells us,

“All the numbers between 600 and 900 are assigned to blocks within this swath—except for the number 666. That number is missing from the map. It must have been secretly affixed to the only unnumbered section of blocks in the 600 series. That section, we find, includes the Capitol grounds that once were called ‘Rome’.”

Saussy’s viewpoint is perhaps a bit darker than the architects intended for it to be. This Baphomet symbol was certainly used in satanic groups, but the meaning of the pentagram depends upon who interprets it. If we interpret it according to the Masonic-Catholic intent, it should be seen more in astrological terms than satanic as such. The five-pointed star was a symbol of Virgo, the constellation of the Virgin. The designer’s intent was clearly to portray the federal city as the beautiful Virgin, Virgo, or Venus.

George Washington’s proclamation of March 30, 1791 ordered that the new city’s sections should begin with a stone marker at Jones Point. This marker became the foundation stone for Washington D.C. It was laid in the ground at 3:30 p.m. on April 15, 1791. This was officially the beginning of the building of Washington D.C. The Freemasons chose that precise day and time, because, as David Ovason tells us on page 49,

“At exactly 3:30 p.m., Jupiter, the most beneficial planet in the skies, began to rise over the horizon. It was in 23 degrees of Virgo. . . .

Jupiter, called the King’s Planet, was considered to be the planet for a number of ancient capital cities, including Jerusalem and Rome. It signified rulership, because it was named after the Roman god, Jupiter, the King of the gods. Ovason continues,

“By this means, the zodiacal power of Virgo, which was called in later Masonic circles ‘the Beautiful Virgin,’ was able to stamp her benign influence on the building of the federal city. Was this one of the contributing reasons why many astrologers have insisted that Washington D.C. is ruled by zodiacal Virgo?

“It is quite clear that the ceremonial placing of the stone related to more than merely the founding of the federal district; it was somehow linked to the future destiny of America itself.”

Ovason concludes on pages 65 and 66 by saying,

“The chances of the correspondence being mere coincidence are so remote that we must assume that whoever was directing the planning of Washington D.C., not only had a considerable knowledge of astrology, but had a vested interest in emphasizing the role of the sign Virgo.

“Time and time again, as we study the Masonic involvement in the building of this city, through almost two centuries, we shall see emphasis placed on this sign Virgo.”

Thus, Washington D.C. was represented as Virgo, the Virgin, dominated by Jupiter (Rome). From that point on, virtually all of the buildings in the nation’s capital, as well as the art buildings and statues, were dedicated or established on days when Virgo was prominent.

To the Freemasons, Virgo represented the Egyptian goddess, Isis. To the average Catholic, Virgo represented the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. To the occult elements within the Roman Catholic Church, Virgo was Mary Magdalene, the supposed mother of Jesus Junior—said to be the progenitor of the Merovingian line of French kings. This is the subject of the book, The Da Vinci Code, as well as the 2001 movie Revelations as well as The Matrix.

Most Roman Catholics do not realize that many powerful occult forces in the Roman Church have labored to put Mary Magdalene above Mary, the mother of Jesus. It was not always this way, but powerful forces in the Church silently made the change over the years. All of the Notre Dame churches in the world are dedicated to Mary Magdalene, not the mother of Jesus.

In the original L’Enfant design for Washington D.C., he specified that the President’s house, the Capitol building, and the Washington Monument should be constructed to form a right triangle—in the shape of a Masonic square. All of these buildings were dedicated on days featuring Virgo. Ovason says on pages 255, 256,

“The White House cornerstone was laid at noon on October 13, 1792. The Moon and the Dragon’s Head were in Virgo.

“The Capitol cornerstone was laid by George Washington on September 18, 1793. At that time, the Sun, Mercury, and the Dragon’s Head were in Virgo.

“The Washington Monument foundation stone was laid at noon on July 4, 1848. The Moon and the Dragon’s Head were in Virgo.”

The “Dragon’s Head” is not the head of Draco. It is the point. . .

“. . . where the Moon intersects the path of the Sun. The term relates to an early phase of astrology when it was believed that the circuit of the Earth’s satellite [Moon] was the invisible body of a stellar dragon.”

“In terms of the triangulation of the plan for Washington D.C., this means that the corners of the L’Enfant triangle were symbolically fixed into the Earth when this beneficial point—the solar-lunar meeting point—was in Virgo.

“This same triangulation is reflected in the stars gathered within and around the constellation Virgo.”

L’Enfant carefully planned for the federal city to manifest the star pattern formed by three stars (all of the first magnitude) surrounding Virgo. They are: Arcturus, Spica, and Regulus. These form almost a perfect right angled triangle with Virgo inside the triangle. These are pictured on page 256 of his book.


The White House is at Arcturus, the guardian star, supposed to confer renown and prosperity.

The Capitol represents Regulus, the “Little King.” It shows that Congress is King, ruling from the Capitol, the place of power and command.

The Washington Monument represents Spica. On star maps, Spica is in the wheat ear held by Virgo, and so it represents future growth, nourishment, wealth, renown, and advancement.

In this way, the so-called “federal triangle” was meant to bring to earth the heavenly triangle of stars surrounding Virgo. In fact, L’Enfant originally designed this to be a perfect right-angle triangle, but the Washington Monument was ultimately constructed to one side, because, they said, the foundations were not secure enough to place it in the location drawn up by L’Enfant. Thus, the federal triangle was no longer a perfect Masonic square (right angle).

However, in moving the Monument to one side, it became a near-perfect representation of the actual location of the three stars mentioned above. These stars nearly form a right triangle, but not quite. Spica is two degrees too far south to make it a perfect right triangle. In constructing the Monument slightly off center, they made the federal triangle reflect the precise positions of the three stars!

The Mall between the Washington Monument and the Capitol was meant to portray the ecliptic—that is, the path of the Sun through the Zodiac (that is, the constellations). Constitution Avenue, running parallel to the Mall, has zodiacs on either side. The Dirkson Building on the east end of the Capitol grounds contains 12 zodiacs. On the other end of Constitution Avenue there are three more zodiacs. The idea was to portray the ecliptic path as America’s path—that we would follow the Constitution (avenue), rather than the laws of hereditary kings.

The Nation’s Capitol

The foundation stone for the nation’s Capitol building in Washington D.C. was laid on Sept. 18, 1793. Once again, David Ovason tells us on pages 88 and 89,

“On that day, the Sun was in 24 degrees of Virgo, and thus reflected the Virgoan nature of the new city. However, by pure coincidence, the new planet Georgium Sidus [the original name of the planet Uranus, discovered in 1781, and named for English King George III], with its detested name, was exactly on the fixed star Regulus, the ‘little king’ star of the constellation Leo...

“The Masonic astronomers had chosen the day of foundation for the city with great wisdom, for, as the ceremony was enacted, Georgium Sidus lowered in the west and disappeared from sight. As the planet fell into oblivion, beyond the view of those in the federal city, the Sun remained in the sky, set in the zodiacal sign Virgo—a triumphant symbol of the city which was being founded as the new administrative center, to replace that of George III. Symbolically speaking, Virgo was in ascendancy, while the power of King George was in decline.

“This curious arrangement of planets, with its exceptional power of symbolism, was not exactly unique, but it was extremely rare. Because, in geocentric terms, Uranus was such a slow-moving planet, a similar configuration had not been manifest in the heavens since 1708; it would not repeat until 1877. The Masons could not have chosen a more symbolically auspicious date for their all-important ceremony had they been able to manipulate the stars themselves.”

But why did these men establish the nation’s capitol and the city itself according to specific signs in Virgo? It is because they believed that “as in heaven above, so in earth below.” In their way of thinking, they could establish conditions on earth and influence earthly events by aligning them with the heavens.

They wanted—for a variety of reasons—to make America to represent Virgo under Jupiter’s rule. Their error is in thinking that they can manipulate God into doing their own will, instead of submitting to His will. They believe that in laying the foundation stones of the city and these buildings they can influence heaven to work out His will in the earth according to their understanding of the heavenly signs. In other words, it is their way of bringing heaven down to earth, or manifesting heaven in earth.

The Bible does tell us in Gen. 1:14 that the stars (that is, the constellations) are “for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.” Furthermore, astrologers were not the ones who named the constellations or the stars. Psalm 147:4 and Isaiah 40:26 tell us that God gave them their names. They were named, in essence, to give us our first Bible.

They foretold the birth of Jesus by a Virgin (Virgo), His death on the Cross (Libra), Christ’s conflict with the Serpent (Scorpio), His triumph (Sagittarius), His sufferings (Capricorn), the outpouring of the Spirit (Aquarius), the blessings delayed during the Pentecostal Age (Pisces), the blessings finally given (Aries), the Messiah’s rule (Taurus), the coming Prince (Gemini), His redeemed possessions—church and overcomers (Cancer), and finally the Messiah’s triumph and rule (Leo).

This is the true biblical meaning of the constellations as God intended them to be interpreted. Men interpreted these signs later according to their own minds, developing new and corrupted religions. These signs degenerated into what became known as Astrology, as men rebelled against God. In their rebellion, they thought that they could manipulate God into doing what they wanted Him to do. And so, instead of allowing the signs to speak for themselves, they began to regulate their actions (like laying foundation stones) according to the heavenly signs. They thought that by doing this, they could, in essence, force God’s blessing upon their endeavors, regardless of their character or their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The basic assumption in Astrology is that one does not need to know God personally, nor does one need to align one’s character with Jesus Christ. All one needs to do is to intellectually study the stars and planets, along with their symbolism—and then align one’s life accordingly. Thus, it is no longer faith, but knowledge that is the key to life.

The Greek word for knowledge is gnosis. It is the basis of the religion of Gnosticism, founded by Simon Magus.

It is clear that Masonic knowledge of Astrology is portrayed everywhere in Washington D.C. The city was made to represent Virgo come to earth. Furthermore, the city was founded when Jupiter, the King’s Planet, was rising above the horizon in Virgo. Jupiter signifies those who wanted to rule America.

And so “Jupiter” really came to be the astrological symbol of the god of Masonry, Baphomet, ruling over Venus, the federal city of Washington D.C. This is how America’s capital became “the seat of the beast.”