There are two nodes of the Moon - the North Node and the South Node. These areas of the chart are always in opposition (180 degrees apart).
The Nodes are known as destiny’s gate or the axis of fate. These Nodes have a karmic and spiritual relevance and some say they are the meeting point between the higher powers and humanity as a whole. This is where the spiritual energies enlighten humanity with their life’s mission. These nodes speak of where we should be heading (North Node) and where we have come from in a past life that has significant ties to this one (South Node).
The South Node has connections with our past, and we bring with us qualities that we can use in this life to help us connect with our current life’s mission. The South Node is an area or energy that we are comfortable with, as these energies are instinctively familiar.
The North Node, however, is completely new and rather unknown to us. Most of us are a little uncomfortable with the energies of our North Node (NN). However, life tends to keep pushing us towards our NN objectives. We are linked to the NN as this is what we need to learn and to develop and use as our journey continues.
It takes some courage in surrendering to our NN energies and direction in life. New areas are opened and revealed to us over time, and they are necessary talents to be acquired in order to facilitate the growth required by the soul.
The North and South Node often provide us with information so we can decipher why we have come into this life and what our purpose truly is. It is said that what happens in this life is tied to what we have experienced previously.
The North Node is known as the dragon’s head while the South Node is known as the dragon’s tail. These nodes although coming from different perspectives will aid in our quest and foster growth through life’s experience that will eventually lead us to where we are meant to be.
The North Node and South Node are defined by sign and house position. For example since they are always 180 degrees apart, if you have a NN in Pisces in the third house, you will have a SN in Virgo in the ninth house.
The house position is similar to having the ruling sign position. As a result, if, for example, you have the NN in the first house, it is like having the NN in the first sign (Aries). The SN would be in the seventh house which would be like having the SN in Libra. Between the Nodal sign position and the Nodal house position, you will get a good idea of what life’s mission might be.
Many in early life are led by the SN node tendencies as this is a comfortable place. As we mature into ourselves, we begin to develop our NN abilities and move into our destined path.
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