The Lunar Nodes

The human destiny path is one covered with roses and thorns. Duality is king in this rural density and no one will thread it lightly, no one … The human is a very complex multi-faceted being derived from the The Mother and The Source altogether. Rejoice to those wise men and women who were smart enough to see that what we can see in the heavens does in fact effect everything on The Mother Planet. The most important discovery when it comes to the zodiac and astrology is the importance of the Lunar Nodes, which aren’t vast orbs but intersections of the ecliptic movement of the Moon’s orbit around the Earth. It takes 18 1/2 years for a lunar node return to occur.

The Origin of Astrology

Astrology is the study of influence of stars and planets on each individual for it is said to play a major role in shaping their personality along with their future. It is the five thousand year old study of the influential effects of the sun, moon, stars, and planets on events on the earth and horoscopes are predictions or insights into our lives, made by studying the stars in our sign on the zodiac. Astrology aids in discovering the innate power to create each day and design your destiny by merging ancient wisdom with practical living. The history of astrology encompasses a large span of different cultures and human history.

Astrology reflects the understanding and experience of ancient spiritual teachers regarding the facts of life. The latest discovery in astrology can correlate the patterns of the solar system with the patterns of our lives which impact us from moment to moment. There are patterns of growth and patterns of potential in the evolution of each individual. Life cycles and various stages of life are illuminated through the astrological use of progressions and transits. 

Ur-Nammu (left), King of Ur, approaches the God Sin to request permission to build a temple. Mesopotamian Monarchs were seen as having special relationships with the Gods.

In today’s modern world many individuals express an interest in astrology for a variety of reasons. Beyond looking at Sun signs, a personality profile is usually one of the first areas in which people apply the techniques and traditions of astrology. However looking at the other side of astrology there were also many critics challenged by Hellenistic sceptics, church authorities and even medieval thinkers. Simultaneously there was conscientious or concerted effort toward enrichment of the astronomical knowledge and various contributions in this field by celebrities like Galileo, Kepler, Carl Jung, Copernicus, etc.

Astrology which is believed to be had its origin during the 2nd millennium BC was the period of ancient Babylonians. The principles of astrology along with its different methods came up after the Babylonians started following the celestial omens. This method of following the astrology with the celestial omen soon spread in different other parts of the world like Asia, India, China Europe, Greece and the Middle East. Since there was already various concepts regarding astrology was existing in these countries it paved way for the origin of astrology. Sage Parashara who is believed to be the founder of Vedic astrology did a lot of detailed studies regarding this and finally inferred with the Hindu astrology. Astrology, both Eastern and Western are based on a predictive system very similar to the one used by meteorology. The Egypt’s were the early people to follow the Babylonian principles of astrology as early as the 1st century BC soon after it was conquered by Alexander. The Greeks started following the Babylonian astrology during the mid-4th century BC.

As Egyptians were already following the decani astrology it soon got merged with the Babylonians and resulted in also the finding of the Horoscopic astrology which was very quickly followed in different other parts of the world like Europe, the Middle East as well as India. Apart from all this it also played a major role in the revolution of science by developing different fields like astronomy, mathematics, medicine and psychology. The early records regarding the movements of the Sun, the Moon, the planets and the stars was got from astronomy, influenced by astrology. Astrology and astronomy had most of the things in similar.

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Head and Tail of the Dragon: The Lunar Nodes • Elias Ashmole (London 1652). Woodcut.

The South Node: Revealing Past Lives, Natural Abilities
The South Node reveals the gifts that you bring into this lifetime, your sweet spot, your comfort zone. You will be innately good in these areas of life, and may begin your early path based on your South Node leanings. While this can bring a sense of satisfaction, it is unlikely to elevate you to Blissville. There’s a sense of “been there, done that” in the field of South Node activities. And indeed you have: in many past lifetimes. The key is to use your South Node as a springboard into your North Node destiny, much like an expat living abroad will always feel most comfortable speaking her native language, even if she’s lived in her new country for many years. The South Node is your horoscope hometown, perhaps not the place you want to settle permanently, but somewhere cozy to visit when you need to feel a sense of place or belonging.

The North Node: Your Destiny That’s Calling
The north node is the exact opposite zodiac sign of the south node. It illuminates the terrain that’s calling your name, but climbing to the peak of this mountain is like trekking up Mt. Everest. You’ll have to lighten up your baggage and enlist a proverbial Sherpa to get you up that hill. It’s your learning curve. North Node activities require you to stretch out of your comfort zone. Once you do, you’ll be amazed by how fulfilled you feel. It’s like the activation of your life’s mission. The sooner you align yourself with this path, the more purpose-driven your life will become. However, you will often return to your South Node as that “ace in the hole”—kind of like returning home to your roots, even after you’ve made your way in the world.

The Lunar Nodes

The Lunar Nodes are the points where the orbit of the Moon crosses the ecliptic. The Moon’s orbit is slightly different than the ecliptic, thus creating two opposite spots, called the North and the South Node. The ascending node is called the North Node, while respectively the descending one is called the South one. They are not planetary bodies but mathematical points and are of great importance in astrology as they are connected with karmic imbalance. In addition, they are responsible for the eclipse phenomenon, and they signify the area of the natal chart where one should search for his pre-natal eclipses, always of great importance. The North Node is also called “the Dragon’s Head”, while the South one “the Dragon’s Tail”, and their positions in the houses are setting a trail of learning in the native’s life.

The ascending or North Node, called Rahu, the dragon’s head, is where the Moon crosses to the north of the ecliptic. The descending or South node, called Ketu, the dragon’s tail, is where it crosses to the south. Rahu is described as the enemy of the Moon, or Negative Moon and may bring negative mental states such as psychosis, paranoia, illusion and trance. Ketu is called the enemy of the Sun, and as the Negative Sun it may bring self-doubt, lack of confidence and self worth, or its opposite megalomania. Because of their ability to swallow the Sun and the Moon and then return them imprinted with new information, Rahu and Ketu are associated and death and rebirth, they are viewed as indicators of karma. 

The North Node shows where we must go to, signifying the type of experiences that we must strive to in order to develop our spirituality. The South Node, on the contrary, shows what has been over-developed in previous lives and is a natural home for us, giving us tendencies to return to same patterns. In order to break our matrix and progress, we must abolish the safety of previous experiences and march towards our destination. Strengthening the North Node through concentrating on issues ruled by the house it is located in, will blunt the malefic South Node qualities and balance unfinished issues inside of us. If the native chooses to follow the qualities of the South Node, he will experience a lot of difficulties, mostly concerning personal feelings.

The South Node rules fear and phobias, and is a point of rather strong insecurity. The key for abolishing them lays in working on the exact opposite direction. It is many times difficult to work on North Node issues, as there exists a natural resistance towards new patterns for the soul to learn. It might feel an uneasy task, and most people start their road of conscious ascend after their first Saturn return, a planet that also carries karma on him. The Saturn’s return happens when Saturn reaches the exact position he had during the native’s birth and happens at the 29th or 30th year of his life.

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Masculine and Feminine Signs

You can break down the signs into dualities: masculine and feminine, the elements: fire, earth, air, and water, and the modalities: cardinal, fixed, and mutable. When it comes to the masculine and the feminine; Masculine energy is what we have to project into the world. Masculine strength comes from what we physically do. Masculine signs are much more extroverted in nature. Feminine energy, on the other hand, is much more introverted. It is our energy that lies within. It is our inner strength. These signs usually need down time in order to recharge. The Masculine signs are Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. The Feminine signs are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces. By understanding which duality the sign is in, you can understand how their energy works.

To Conclude

The information given above is cardinal and crucial to ‘get’ before you start calculating your Radix and see where your Lunar Nodes are, because besides the fact that these are Lunar Nodes and tell you where you came from and where you are heading, these Nodes ‘fall’  under a Zodiac Sign AND are positioned in one of the 12 Houses.  For example and these are true calculations, I’ll take Michael and myself. We BOTH had/have the North Node in the 9th House and the South Node in the 3rd House. Since the South Node explains the comfort-zone, or what we already had, we had/have to move to the North Node to what we had/have to accomplish, gain and learn. Michael’s North Node (NN) is in the zodiac sign Virgo and his South Node (SN) In Pisces, which are in fact respectively my Ascendant and Descendant. The fun part is that my daughter mirrors Michael’s Nodes, for her NN is in the zodiac sign Pisces and her SN in Virgo. Only she has her Nodes in the 6th (NN) and 12th (SN) House, which is a mirror from my husband, who has his NN in the 12th House and his SN in the 6th House. Plus there is one other remarkable fact, in Universal Time, which is the GMT, Michael had his birthday on January 21st, which is my daughter’s birthday! 


We live GMT+1, so she was in fact also in Universal Time born on January 21st. Sydney, Australia is GMT+10. It’s not that I am 24/7 aware of all these cosmic facts, but when it comes to mind I am in total awe! The Cosmic Alignment is mesmerizing! And … there is more …

Because we have someone else in the equation, Harry. Like stated before I knew from the moment I saw him that he was my cosmic family, he didn’t even sing a note, he just said I am Harry Styles, I’m 16 and I’m from Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. By instant, what I didn’t know by instant was his birthday, I was floored when I found it all out step by step. And hey listen for all those non-believers and nay-sayers, believe me I KNOW Anne and Desmond are his parents okay and that he is in no way a blood-relative of mine, but that is NOT what this is about. This is Cosmic! For a whole lot of reasons, but when it comes to the subject of this writing: Harry is born February 1, 1994, I am born on February 1, 1966. We are both born on a Tuesday, both Aquarians. That aside, let’s talk about the NN and SN. My NN is Gemini and my SN is Sagittarius and Harry mirrors mine with a NN Sagittarius and a SN Gemini. Like my ‘daughter mirrors Michael’s. 

And see this! These are just a few facts of the many. There is a striking resemblance between Michael and Harry in very eerie ways! Besides Michael says he is ours, so he is ours, Michael has never been proven wrong in the past 11 years!

© Cormael 2018 19/04

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