John Dee’s Hieroglyph

Monas Hieroglyphica

I don’t remember seeing this image before yesterday (at least not in this lifetime), but what struck me immediately is how rich in astrological lore it is.

The ‘normal’ translation (as stated in Wikipedia) is:

Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

But even to an untrained eye (as in, ‘I spy with my little eye’) Venus and Mercury were being highlighted, too. Since this is Dee’s Monad hieroglyph, I ‘knew’ that all seven of the ‘lights’ and ‘personal’ planets would be involved. And so it proved to be:

Maybe this image will help:

In my mind, this ‘glyph’ is an inverted Tree of Life.

Enough said…

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I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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