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North Node enters Cancer/South Node enters Capricorn Nov 06- 1.09pm EST- Uranus retrogrades back into Aries at 2.00 pm EST and squares the Nodes
The Nodes of the Moon have had a prominent place in Vedic astrology for centuries. The North Node is Rahu, the Dragon’s Head, and the South Node is Ketu, the Dragon’s Tail. They are considered to be Karmic and challenging. In the 1970s western astrologers (the Tropical Zodiac) began to explore the significance of the Nodes and incorporated their meanings into readings.
The North Node represents the direction the soul has chosen for the current life and the South Node represents lessons learned in the past. When the Nodes change signs new doorways open and offer us a new direction (North Node) requiring us to release the past that no longer serves (South Node).
The North Node in Cancer symbolizes our roots, origins, and ancestors. It is the sign of the family we grew up in and the family we have created. It is a very emotional influence and its key theme is nurturing and being nurtured. Cancer is also the sign of the fixer. It does not like to see other people struggle and will try to heal the other by taking on whatever the issue is. The sign of Cancer is associated most often with Mother (sometimes Father if that is the nurturing parent). So the Cancer North Node will bring up issues from childhood still in need of healing. The planetary ruler of this North Node journey is the Moon, emotional and nurturing influence. The New and Full Moons of the next 18 months will have an important impact on the journey especially the Eclipses. The Moon is also a symbol for our Soul Wisdom and Guidance.
I have always seen the sign of Cancer as an indication of spiritual destiny. Jupiter is exalted in Cancer and so is the spiritual ruler for the Cancer North Node. Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion, enters Sagittarius on Nov 08 and supports us to follow our spiritual vision path during this Nodal journey. The Soul Centered ruler is Neptune currently in Pisces (and will be during the North Node in Cancer journey). The theme is healing, forgiveness, completion, and release. Neptune guides us to become Spiritually Enlightened Beings.
The Tarot Constellation this Cancer North Node activates is The Chariot, the principle of mastery through change. The chariot is being drawn by two horses wanting to go in different directions (our emotions). It is up to the charioteer (you) to channel your energy into the horses so they will work in unity to move forward in harmony and take you where you want to go. The Rays that are being activated are the 7th Ray of Invocation and Prayer with Archangels Zadkiel and Amethyst, the Guardians of the Violet Flame of Transforming fear into love, and the 3rd Ray of Divine Mind, with Archangels Chamuel, healing through Divine Love, and Charity, love and gratitude.
The South Node in Capricorn represents the past. It is ruled by Saturn currently also in Capricorn. Together they represent society, authorities, government, corporations, big business, and those in power. Uranus retrograding back into Aries and squaring the Nodes today and for the next month says things have to change. Uranus in Aries asks us to break free from the past and break through to a new authentic way of being. On the spiritual plane I see Capricorn as our Sacred Purpose in the world. Saturn is also the Soul Centred ruler of Capricorn. He supports us to strengthen our spiritual foundation so we can give our gifts of healing to the world. The South Node in Capricorn asks us to release any limitation and restriction that prevents us from being empowered and giving those gifts.
The Tarot Constellation the South Node activates is The Lovers, relationship and choice. The theme is the urge to unite in love or to separate in fear. The latter is most prevalent in the world today. One of the themes of the North Node in Cancer is to see the Sacredness of all life. Capricorn is also a 7th and 3rd Ray sign. Positively it is also found on the 1st Ray of Divine Will and Power with Archangels Michael, protector and spiritual destiny guide, and Faith, trust and belief in self and Divine Guidance. Since Uranus in Aries plays an important part in the turning of the Nodes we include his affiliations. Both Uranus and Aries are active on the Tarot Constellation of The Emperor, life force and realization of power. The other energy on this constellation is Scorpio, transformation and rebirth. (Both Venus (love) and Mercury (our thoughts) are still carrying the Scorpio influence in early Dec when they revisit the sign of the Scorpion). Uranus and Aries are both active on the 7th Ray and Aries is found on the 1st Ray. I love how the Universe brings us to the new if we are willing to step through the open doorway.
In the Northern Hemisphere our Animal Totem guide for the Cancer North Node is Flicker Woodpecker, working through transitions and all Healing Love. The Sacred Totem for Cancer is the Scarab, symbol for the sacredness of life. For the South Node in Capricorn our guide is Snow Goose, following your dreams and visions. The Sacred Totem is the Unicorn, mystical union. They are reversed for the Southern Hemisphere but all guide us wherever we live on the planet. The Clan Mother for the Cancer North Node is Loves All Things. She is the Mother of Unconditional Love and teaches us to love the truth. For the South Node in Capricorn it is Talks With Relations. She is the Mother of the Planetary Family and teaches us to learn the truth. More of their stories can be found in The 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams. On an esoteric level the sign of Cancer is associated with The Great Mother Goddess who nurtures and cares for all life.
One last note on this spiritually significant day. The 29th degree Cancer North Node (new spiritual directions) is trine (removable of obstacles) Jupiter at 29 degrees Scorpio (transformation and releasing what no longer serves us so our spiritual vision can grow and expand) and also trine Chiron Rx at 28 degrees Pisces (healing, forgiveness, completion, and release). This is a Grand Water Trine and supports us to be guided by our spiritual guides and our own inner knowing as we travel with the changes ahead. But be aware not everyone is ready to change. Uranus is at 29 degrees Aries and inconjunct (the need to let go of what is no longer working) Jupiter in Scorpio. Expect the unexpected!!! This Grand Trine is also present at the Scorpio New Moon of Nov 07. It is the Moon cycle of deep healing and transformation. More to come about that soon.
Here are the previous dates the North Node travelled through Cancer and the south Node through Capricorn. It could be enlightening to recall what was going on in your life then. Anyone born during these times is receiving a Nodal Return sometime in the next 18 months. New beginnings on your horizon. New doorways opening for us all.
Current Cancer North Node Nov 06, 2018 to May 05, 2020
Previous Apr 08, 2000 to Oct 21, 2001
Sept 20, 1981 to March 15, 1983 (Sept 21to 23 the nodes briefly moved back into Leo and then into Cancer again Sept 24)
Dec 22, 1962 to Aug 25, 1964
May 11, 1944 to Dec 02, 1945
Oct 26, 1925 to April 16, 1927
Mar 30, 1907 to Sept 26, 1908
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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2017.
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