The North and South Nodes of the Moon are important parts of the astrological chart, but they are not planets. Rather, they are points in the sky that mark the passage of the Moon across the path of the Sun. I like to think of them as signposts in the sky that point us in the right direction so that we can accomplish our evolutionary journey. The South Node is associated with the past – things and emotions which give us comfort but also hold us back. The North Node is associated with our destiny and helps us to align with our future self. On November 27th Pluto conjoined the North Node for the first time since 1994
Geeky astrological detail – some astrologers use the “True Node,” the exact position of the Nodes, and some use the “Mean Node,” the average position of the Nodes which tend to vacillate forward and reverse rather erratically. In my work I have found the Mean Node to be more accurate but as in anything else, astrologers will differ which is why you may find differing dates for this conjunction.
Transits involving the nodes of the Moon do not usually set off major events the way planetary transits do, but they do tend to signify a change in course that alters the path of our journey.
The last few times Pluto conjoined the North Node occurred in 1961 (in Virgo), in 1977 (in Libra), and in 1994 (in Scorpio). 1961 marked the beginning of the turbulent 1960s (which were helped along by the conjunction of Uranus and Pluto from 1962-1968). The years after the 1977 conjunction saw the fall of Iran and the rise of religious dogmatism around the world which necessitated […]