Nine Worlds / Nine Months
If we add a sphere for the stars at the top and one for the earth at the bottom of the hexagram we get a figure similar to Manley P. Hall's Nine Worlds image below. Hall recommends that this is the form of the Norse Tree of Life, Yggdrasil. Since in the Norse cosmology the earth is at the center and the sun, as the soul's goal, is at the top, this is a geocentric image, but the basic form is the same as the hexagram image above.
As you can see there are four markers for the cardinal directions which along with the first nine circles figure to us a 3D Cartesian coordinate grid and the six directions in space , what we call the 'cube of space', or Metatron's Cube (below) which should now be seen in a new light as 13 celestial spheres. If the earth is not the center as in the nine worlds image we need new points as direction markers. And we find them in Ezekiel. A man, a lion, ox and an eagle. And Rev 4 lion calf man eagle which is Aq Leo Taurus and Scorpio. the fixed signs in the zodiac. In the context of the solar system, these represent the four corners.
Ezekiel's story about wheels within wheels may just turn out to be an astronomical metaphor illustrated by Metatron's Cube. The sun is located correctly at the center. The new corners are the fixed zodiac signs. Six new spheres have been added to the original hexagram image for a total of thirteen. Metatron's Cube is a heliocentric version of the Nine World's image above.
We read in the Bible that Enoch was the sixth patriarch after Adam and that he lived 365 years (the number of days in a solar year on earth) before he was transported to heaven. Kabbalistic legend tells us that he was transmuted into Archangel Metatron, as in Metatron's Cube. That is, Enoch is the 7th Patriarch (as in 7 spheres) and is associated with the sun; and Metatron's Cube is Enoch's Cube.
In the Southern Jourisdiction of the Scottish Rites the Thirteenth Degree relates to what is called the Royal Arch of Enoch (as in an arch supported by two columns). In this Enoch legend he is instructed to excavate nine chambers featuring nine arches and to hide a white cube bearing a golden triangle inscribed with the name of God. Instead of dealing with the soul's journey alone (as Metatron's Cube appears to) this legend deals with the history of the World/Universe. In Enoch's myth, the cube represents materiality in general (Shekinah), and the golden traingle represents the divine spark inherent in everything. (see Alchemy, Hasidism etc.) The lowest of the nine arcs (ark, arch) in this scheme is the earth. This is the Shekinah story again.
The US Great Seal
If you look at the configuration of stars above the eagles head on the back of the One Dollar bill, you will see that the central stars are aligned differently than the inner ring of circles in Metatron's Cube. In the cube five circles each are aligned along three axes that cross the center point. In the seal the stars align along lines that connect every other outer point, four on each line. Lines in this configuration never cross the center point. This makes a better representation of a cubic city with 12 gates than the Metatron's Cube arrangement does. The cube features the hexagon and the seal the hexagram (st. of david).
There are 13 layers of stones on the pyramid, 13 stars above the eagle, and nine feathers in the eagle's tail. Overlapping equal circles centered on the same line (vesica pisces) help locate the corners of inscribed triangles and hexagrams. Three overlapping equal circles mark the diameter of a circle 4r or 2d wide, twice the size of the inner circle, as well as the diameters of four 1r wide circles. In the image on the right above we match the small circle at the top of the figure with the circle around the stars above the eagle.
The model for the seal configuration is twin tetractys of ten points each. (The Pythagoreans named the number 10 tetractys because it was the sum of the first four numbers.) The 13 symbolism in the seal could bear looking at again in light of this finding. 13 can be understood as the sun and 12 zodiac signs, 13 lunar months a year, or nine celestial spheres and the four directions as in Metatron's Cube.
The DC map
Looking at the DC map you can see that the pentagram seems to form an isoceles triangle with New Hampshire Ave as the left side. 16th Street provides the center line for that triangle that centers on the WH. Penn Ave runs from NW to SE, from Georgetown to the WH the CB and the East Branch of the Potomac. NYA crosses at the WH as well making the three axes which form the diagonals of the large rectangle in the cube. N St marks the top side of this rect. in the map.
The five points on 16th St are the top of the triangle, Scott Circle, the WH, the Wash Mmt, and the Jeff Mml. The points on Penn Ave are Georgetown, Washington Cr, The WH, the Nat Archives Bldg., and the Capitol. Nick Mann claims that the DC planners didn't use a hexagonal form for the map, when in fact they used it for both the map and the Great Seal design. They used a hexagon and the pentagon in the map.