Moon's Nodes

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The Moon’s Nodes are not planets. They are imaginary points of measurement used by astronomers to calculate astronomical distances, eclipses and other data. When you look up at the night sky, the Moon appears to be moving in an anticlockwise direction from east to west against the background of fixed stars. The North Node is the point where the orbit of the Moon intercepts the orbit of the Earth’s pathway around the Sun on its way to the Northern Hemisphere (Northern plane of the ecliptic).The South Node is the point where the orbit of the Moon intercepts the orbit of the Earth’s pathway around the Sun on its journey to the Southern Hemisphere (Southern plane of the ecliptic). The Lunar Nodes always lie in opposition to each other and they move backwards through the Zodiac at a little more than 3 minutes of arc per day, completing one cycle of the Zodiac every 18.6 years. These Nodal points mark the Nodal line that joins the North and South Nodes. They are powerful points of Sun/Moon energy infused in the electromagnetic field of the ecliptic at the point of interception. Their influence should not be underestimated. When the Sun is near the Nodes of the Moon on its apparent path around the Earth, the New and Full Moon tend to be eclipses. This is why the Moon’s Nodes are referred to as the Dragon’s Head or Caput Draconis (North Node) and the Dragon’s Tail or Cauda Draconis (South Node).

Traditionally the North Node shows the qualities that you have failed to develop in past lives (future karma) and the South Node shows the qualities that you have over-developed in past lives (past karma). The life task is to balance the North Node (sign and house) with the South Node (sign and house) otherwise you cannot reach your full potential. There is a purpose in every life. We have all lived many times and we will keep returning until we balance our karma. We are all accountable for our actions, and the forces of karma will play their hand until we learn. We all go through hardship and we all experience difficult lessons. We are all learning, growing and evolving to higher realms of understanding. It is only through hardship that we can learn. Life is a privilege not to be abused. You cannot rise above the separation of life until you learn to love and forgive, only then can you free yourself from the wheel of karma.

The sign and position of the Moon’s Nodes can help you to understand why you give so much with so little in return, why you suffer so much with so little understanding, why you love so much with little response.

To find out more about the north and south nodes in your signs and what they mean to you, please click here.

To find out more about the north and south nodes in your houses and what they mean to you, please click here.