Hidden in the seat of power
It goes without saying that a nation’s capital is destined to become an important place.
Often located strategically along a waterway, capitals are historical places that rose to importance due to commerce and trade, previously extant fortresses or castles, or because they were the primary residence of a royal family or government leaders. Once a city is destined to become the seat of government and the home of wealthy and powerful people, it becomes carefully designed and built up to accommodate these influential residents.
When you travel to Washington D.C., it’s only normal to go see the monuments, the architecture, and even the natural beauty, but is there more than meets the eye?
It’s no surprise that a capital city or any powerful circle is going to be filled with secret societies and covert relationships, but when you take a closer look at the sights and layout of Washington D.C., the hidden symbols become extremely apparent.
What do the signs all mean?
The White House Pentagram
Many of D.C.’s most important structures and monuments were all carefully laid out in complimentary locations.
But did you know that the White House itself—the very home of the president—is located at the apex of a pentagram encompassing several other landmarks like Dupont and Logan Circles?
You probably recognize the pentagram as a satanic symbol, or as a mark of the Freemasons. However, Pierre L’Enfant, who laid out the streets of the city, wasn’t a Freemason. Maybe he just thought broad, geometric boulevards were an easy way to get around.
Two of the major avenues symmetrically branching off of the Capitol Building, Pennsylvania and Maryland Avenues, are aligned with the path of the Sun on what’s known as “cross-quarter” days— the halfway points between equinoxes.
More than a nice chance to catch a sunset, these cross-quarter days herald the entrance of new zodiac signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. If you’re familiar with these signs and the Bible, you might be reminded of the four living beings identified in Ezekiel and Revelation, which included a bull, a lion, and a man. Masons often use these same symbols.
The Capitol Building, that’s who
The entire area around the National Mall and the Capitol Building is a beautiful space dedicated to impressive architecture, important monuments, and natural beauty. But what can’t you see from the ground that you could only see from above?
When taking an aerial view of the Capitol Building (facing the west facade), it’s clear to see that the paths around it form the shape of an owl. Naturally, the owl is a symbol of wisdom, but it’s also the mark of secret societies of the rich and powerful. Bohemian Grove, anyone?