This post may be somewhat advanced for some readers, for which I apologize in advance.
I had an email from a client the other day lamenting the difficulty in working her north node.
The nodes of the Moon mark the passage of the Moon across the ecliptic, the Sun’s apparent path through the zodiac. The North Node, also called the Dragon’s Head (Rahu in Vedic astrology), represents the direction in which we are heading, and the South Node, the tail of the dragon or Ketu in the Vedic tradition, represents the influences from the past – that which is familiar and comfortable, and to which we retreat when under stress.
In Western astrology we typically look at the South Node as being negative and something to move away from, and the North Node as being something to move towards. Many astrologers advise us to “work the North Node” – to minimize the effects of the sign and house of the South Node, and maximize the influence of the North Node.
I talked about this in my radio show that I titled “The Why we are Here Show” and if you’re interested you can . As I perceive the human incarnation, we come as a soul with a divine purpose, but we are working through a human personality. The birthchart describes the trappings of the personality, and the kinds of experiences we will have that will provide tests and challenges as well as gifts and good fortune. I believe that before we can fully absorb our spiritual and evolutionary purpose, we must heal and become fully actualized at the personality level.
Let’s say you have the South Node in Libra in the […]