The Lunar Nodes

Lunar Nodes (or Moon’s Nodes) from Imgur

The Lunar Nodes are the points of intersection where the orbit of the Earth revolving around the Sun meets the orbit of the Moon revolving around the Earth. Where the orbit of the Moon meets the orbit of the Earth as it is ascending above the Ecliptic Plane, you get the Ascending Node or North Node of the Moon. Where the orbit of the Moon meets the orbit of the Earth as it is descending below the Ecliptic Plane, you get the Descending Node or South Node of the Moon. Karmically speaking, most astrologers consider the North Node of the Moon our “future karma” and the South Node of the Moon our “past karma.” By understanding where the Moon’s Nodes fall in your chart, you can get a flavor of your past patterns and mastery (South Node) and what you are working towards in this lifetime (North Node). Your North and South Node will always be 180 degrees away from each other in your chart.

I will use myself as an example. I have my North Node in Scorpio in my first house. Therefore my South Node is in Taurus in my seventh house. The North Node in Scorpio is one who is learning deep Scorpio lessons: how to use emotions in a healthy way to empower oneself, transform, and grow. In the first house, it means I am learning how to harness the power of transformation of who I am at the deepest levels to guide my evolution. With the South Node in Taurus, I have mastered the earthy, practical, sensuality of Taurus. I know how to be grounded and stable. In my seventh house, this results in a tendency to get comfortable in relationships (seventh house) that are familiar and stable (South Node in Taurus). But staying in that comfort zone can result in not evolving and transforming at the level of which I am capable. I can get too stuck in relationships that don’t serve me and stagnate. If you want to learn more about the meaning of the Nodes in astrology, Cafe Astrology is a good place to start.

If you want to take a deeper dive into the Lunar Nodes, go here. It gets pretty technical, but it explains how Eclipses occur. Eclipses happen when a New or Full Moon falls within about 15 degrees of the Lunar Nodes. There are two Eclipses happening soon. The first one is a Full Moon Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Gemini on November 30th. The second is a Total Solar Eclipse (a New Moon) in Sagittarius on December 14th. Eclipses can harbinger great changes for you if they are aspecting any of your planets, points, or angles.

Published by Kandy Williams

I am an astrologer, healer, and artist. I love nature, creativity, and learning (especially anything that helps me understand myself, others, and the world better and live a more fulfilled life). I am very heart-centered and open-minded and believe that we are all sparks of divinity in form.

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