The Lunar Nodes have been in the signs of Gemini (North Node) and Sagittarius (South Node), and are on the move, pushing into Taurus (North Node) and Scorpio (South Node) starting next month for 1 1/2 years. What does this have in store for us?
What are the Lunar Nodes?
The Lunar Nodes are the points in the Moon's orbit where the Moon crosses the ecliptic. There's a North Node and a South Node, and they exactly oppose one another in the Zodiac.
In the natal chart, the North Node represents your potential and where you can find ultimate life satisfaction and fulfillment, but it's unfamiliar and uncomfortable, so we tend to shy away from it until we get older and grow into it.
In the natal chart, the South Node represents your past, your baggage (early life and karmic), and shows your bad habits and emotional crutches during times of upset. We tend to gravitate toward the South Node when young because it's comfortable, but ultimately we need to learn to stop that.
The transit (moving) Lunar Nodes can show where we all need to grow and move into with the North Node, and what baggage we need to let go of and bad habits we need to break with the South Node.
There are two calculations for the Lunar Nodes, Mean Nodes (which is the averaged out position) and True Nodes (which is the exact position). They're always pretty close together (usually no more than 1-2 degrees apart).
North Node in Taurus & South Node in Scorpio Dates:
About South Node in Scorpio:
The Scorpio South Node is super major baggage. It may seem like the world is facing a reckoning in many ways as the old bad habits, destructive patterns, and general darkness gets more attention. This would be an excellent period to let go of that (for you personally, it may focus on the houses in your natal chart in Scorpio or any natal Scorpio planets).
Scorpio is intense and passionate, all-consuming and obsessive, so we have to learn how to move away from that when we get upset or stressed out or angry. It can be okay in moderation, but Scorpio doesn't do things halfway.
While in Scorpio, the South Node will conjunct (align with) the Sun (November 5th 2022), Mercury (November 6th 2022, and Venus (November 2nd for Mean and 3rd for True), all at 13 degrees in early November 2022. These are the only conjunctions to the South Node in Scorpio, so the South Node isn't lit up very much while in Scorpio. But in early November 2022, it'll get some attention, and we may fall back to those bad habits and emotional crutches, but realize how it doesn't serve us and work on releasing them.
About North Node in Taurus:
The Taurus North Node is all chill. Take it easy, don't sweat the small stuff. Taurus likes to take a break and take it easy, and won't be pushed into anything. So with the North Node in Taurus, we have to learn to relax and not get caught up in the emotions.
Taurus rules confidence, our values, and our resources, so we may need to spend more time improving our confidence, connecting to our values, and making smart use of our resources. We can benefit from being confident, living to our values, utilizing resources, but also being calm, stable, and secure. No need to get crazy about anything.
The North Node is actually much busier than the South Node during their tour of these signs. It will conjunct transit Jupiter May 7th (Mean) at 2 degrees and June 1st (True) 2023 at 3 degrees Taurus, and conjunct transit Uranus on July 26th (Mean) and July 31st (True) 2022 at 18 degrees Taurus.
The conjunction to Jupiter helps us learn how to expand, embrace new experiences, and we benefit from pursuing opportunities. We may do this slowly, steadily, and with calm, and we can feel more confident.
The conjunction to Uranus helps us learn how to make changes to improve our resources and connect our values to who we are now, and we can go about these changes in a practical way.
The North Node also conjunct the Sun, Mercury, and Venus, twice each. It conjuncts the Sun on May 13th 2022 (at 13 degrees) & April 24th 2023 (at 4 degrees), and this can bring attention to what we need to learn and grow into.
It conjuncts Venus on June 15th (Mean @ 20 degrees) and 16th 2022 (True @ 22 degrees) & March 20th (True @ 4 degrees) and 26th 2023 (Mean @ 6 degrees), and this can help focus on connections and bring easier energy for pushing into the new.
It conjunct Mercury on April 23rd (True) and 24th (Mean) 2022, bringing attention, ideas, and plans, communications, and general focus. In 2023, Mercury retrograde conjuncts on April 6th 2023 (4 degrees True, 5 degrees Mean), then turns direct on May 14th in orb conjunct the North Node, so that is a big time for working on our potential and focusing on our path. We may feel challenged to do so, and old issues may come up, but we can benefit from moving forward.
Suggested Reading: Identifying Baggage With South Node Astrology
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