Notre Dame construction
Notre Dame is over 850 years old. Originally there stood a Gallo-Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter and two early medieval churches previously rose on the site. Located on a small island called the Ile de la Cite (island in the City) it lies in the middle of the River Seine, a 483 mile (777 kilometres) waterway that runs through Paris into the English Channel at LeHavre.
Construction of the Cathedral began in 1163 during the reign of King Louis VII and was completed in 1345. Hundreds of volunteer laborers and artisans toiled for nearly 200 years to complete the masterpiece of early Gothic architecture, a period in Art that flourished in western and central Europe during the Middle Ages evolving from Romanesque. The main form Gothic art took was ecclesiastical architecture with some of its best known examples in Northern France and England like Cathedral de Chartres, Westminster Cathedral in England and Notre Dame in Paris.
We could find no dates for the foundation cornerstone nor for the completion. On March 20 1345, that there was a Saturn, Jupiter and Mars-conjunction that Dr. Luke Broughton, among others, believed was the “cause of plague epidemic” and on April 22 1145, Halley’s Comet passed by. The cathedral is unremarked.
The Aries ingress also hails the major Christian event of Christ’s resurrection and Easter which fell a week later on Sunday,March 27th in 1345 (statistically it falls most often between March 26th and April 16th – a three week period) so we are choosing this for her completion. In that spirit, we are picking midnight for the dedication at midnight mass, as that it is cardinal event in the Christian calendar. Ecclesiastically, March 25th is the date of Mary’s annunciation of her impending birth by the archangel Gabriel that falls nine month later on December 25 and as the Cathedral is named for her, works out well too.
Notre Dame was pillaged and seriously damaged during the French Revolution the 18th-century (no dates recorded). It was then converted to a “Temple of Reason”. Napoleon crowned him Emperor in 1804 inside the Cathedral and helped rebuild it. Further 19th century restorations were led by the architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc who replicated much of the damaged stain glass, statuary, and the cathedral’s distinctive spire.
On 4 September 2016, a car containing seven canisters of gas and pages with Arabic writing was found parked near Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in Paris.
“Information we were able to get from our intelligence services allowed us to act before it was too late,” said President François Gerard Hollande about the September 4th attack.le Monde
Mademoiselle Inès Madani, accused of leading the bomb attempt, posed as a man under the name “Abu Omar” on social media to recruit jihadists to join her in attacking Notre Dame. He successfully recruited Ornella Gilligmann, 29 and also a French national, mother of three. Gilligmann said she stopped hearing from “Abu Omar” when their romance demanded a meeting, and was contacted by Mme. Madani. The third member of the cell, another woman, was 23-year-old house cleaner, Sarah Hervouet, who lived in southwest France.
The latest attack
The latest attack, and most successful, occurred on April 15 2017, the first day of Holy Week in the Western Christian calendar.
The next chart in typical Morinus format with some asteroid noted, shows the Asteroid Africa conjunct the Sun but in reality means nothing as the percentage of immigrant blacks into Paris is not measured by the city or country. What they do measure is whether you were born in France or born abroad. There is no also no breakout via religion.
Asteroid Apollo is near the Moon trying to shed light on this murky picture, but all he has is a Mars square in the ninth house of religion, perhaps shedding more light on the picture than most want to admit. Mars in turm is square Neptune in the sixth, the house of workers and laborers, but here perhaps with a mission, as it is sextile Saturn in the fourth and desire to overthrow the old and transform it into something new (Pluto conjunct).
Asteroid Sisyphys is a sad lad here. As in his myth he cries out that his job is never finished and must also start again. Here right next to the nadir at 10 Capricorn, it seems to also be the plight of Notre Dame herself, always under attack.
Circe at 10, not shown, but right next to the Part of Fortune at 15 Aquarius ends our saga, as she cries out that while everyone is noticing her plight, they are ignoring the 875 other French Roman Catholic daughter Churches that have been burned or desecrated in the past year.