The Moon’s Nodes used to be known as the satisfyingly woo-woo sounding Dragon’s Tail & Dragon’s Head. Everyone has a so-called South Node (Dragon’s Tail) and a North Node a.k.a. Dragon’s Head. Go google these and you will find an array of scary stuff due to their links with ‘karma’. So be warned. Some peeps are very fatalistic about these points in a chart. I’m not & though i believe in reincarnation, I don’t really have any convenient dogma or astro theories re it.
Suffice to say that the sign and the house of your South Node signifies something that you are very comfortable with and find easy – a residue from your past life perhaps where you got that bit right. Or not. But if you linger too long in your South Node area you stagnate. It’s the North Node sign, house & sensibility that gives you GOLD.
Knowing about the Nodes is cool – all of astrology is fab for feeling out where & how we all individuate/cherish different priorities. An example; a person with the North Node in Sagg should wander, see the world & experience exotic cultures. They’d also benefit from long study. A person with the South Node in Saggo is better off building a rich & connected life in one place; preferably an urbane & stimulating area. The classic ‘cool’ neighbourhood. That’s because South Node in Saggo = North Node in Gemini.
North Node in 8th House means you’re well off navigating towards metaphysics & kundalini yoga et al – even though you may feel more comfie amassing wealth and security. North Node in 2nd house – the opposite of the 8th House – doesn’t do so well with all the woo-woo stuff and actually finds MORE spiritual peace & growth via being good with money & values, perhaps becoming prosperous enough to be some sort of benefactor.
1st House Node means you have to be yourself and not let relationships define you. If you do, you’re swamped. 7th House North Node means relationships bring your greatest growth. It’s quite useful to think through your Nodes – their house & sign. Also, if you have an Ephemeris – a book that lists all the positions of the planets at various dates (my longest one goes from 1900 to 2050) you can track back and check out major transits to the Nodes. Those of Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto – especially the conjunctions) tend to correspond with BIG reorientations of your life to more closely align with destiny.
In synastry – comparing two charts for compatibility et al – close Nodal contacts signify ‘karmic’ connections…Have fun with them!
Image: Hilary Pecis