Gemini is all about information. And it doesn’t matter if that information is false, or only half true. Gemini energy runs the gamut from books, articles, newspapers, the internet, and even papers. The information life is what Gemini is all about, which is why South Node in Gemini has such intellectual prowess and stamina. South Node in Gemini is all about the human thought form. Everything from expressing thought on paper, through the mouth, or through a stereo. Freedom of expression, speech, and articulation is the name of the game.
Gemini is the messenger of the zodiac, just think of its ruling planet, Mercury. Anyway you can connect to human beings, intellectually, is Gemini’s M.O.. Just make sure you don’t bore them when you read your letters, news, newspapers, or emails. South Node in Geminis have a lot of these traits. They are restless people, easily bored, and want to deliver their messages, fast! In past lives, or earlier in this one, they explored the extraordinary world of the intellect, they devoured everything. They wanted to learn, read, watch, listen, be entertained, and sucked in every type of newspaper, magazine, news outlet, comic, movie, radio, TV, and iPad, available. They were explorers and nothing was too ‘out there’ for them. This would explain why Geminis can jump from one thing to another. They wanted to explore the world, everything, and be everything. In short, they are mutable.
South Node in Geminis also tend to explore the trees instead of the whole forest. They may visit many trees yet neglect the rest of the forest. In past lives, they tended not to stray too far from their neighborhood, state, or country. South Node in Geminis love to explore, but they don’t have much interest in going farther than where they are. That is because Gemini rules neighborhoods and short trips. In this life South Node in Geminis are learning to reach farther out than their neighborhood, supermarket, or their small town.
There is a hesitancy in two South Node in Geminis I know who don’t like to travel far, and who don’t have much interest in expanding their environmental setting. One of them was bullied horribly as a teenager, so perhaps this played into him not wanting to go out a lot, and doing new things. The other is one of my sisters; she can show a true lack of interest in exploring outside of our small town (the one I used to live in, in the Midwest), and have limited interests outside of her surroundings. These two people aren’t bad people, they will give you the coat off their backs once they become close to you. But they’re not people you would want to invite to a trip overseas to Japan. They would start complaining about how their feet hurt, or how finding a hotel is such a drag. They just prefer to stay where they’re familiar with, and not travel further.
In this life, North Node in Sagittarians are learning to explore more things, especially what is in their eyes, exotic. The first South Node in Gemini friend may one day travel to a country halfway across the world. A lot of South Node in Geminis were born, or grew up, in small towns. Those who desire to move towards their North Node may have a desire to explore things outside of their cities and towns. The desire here is to see if there is more to life than what they have known all their lives, or have experienced. Life is more than just what you have read in books (Gemini), it’s also the atmosphere, energy, experience (Sagittarius), and wisdom, you get from getting out of your comfort zone (s).
What may seem mundane to one person may seem exotic to another. For example, McDonald’s may be mundane and ‘everyday’ to the average American, but to someone who has traveled from Vietnam to America, it’s exotic. There aren’t many McDonald’s in Vietnam. Perhaps some North Node in Sagittarians will become extremely adventurous, like Ernest Hemingway, a fellow North Node in Sagittarian. He traveled the world and sailed the sea.
This exploration might lead to a sense of wanting to look at the bigger picture of life. North Node in Sagittarius wants to move away from the detailed, but unorganized, small picture, of Gemini. There is a need here for expansion and to try new things. Mentally adventurous, North Node in Sagittarius desires to explore the systems of the world rather than the microscopic and factual.
Don’t be shocked if North Node in Sagittarians start to explore politics, studying the big systems that can make up a whole country and/or nation. They might desire to ponder the systems of business, or big business. They might analyze the national school system of the country they live in. Religious organizations, such as the Vatican, and belief systems around the world, will intrigue them. Anything big, systemic, and expansive, is in their front view.
Meaning and Truth
One thing North Node in Sagittarius truly wants is to search for meaning, or meanings, in things. Their South Node (in Gemini) can pertain to imperfect information, disorganized information, codes, data, and information about, and for, entertainment. Gemini does relate to real facts too, it’s just that facts aren’t the only type of information Gemini is related to. Thus, in this lifetime, North Node in Sagittarians will have the opportunity to put together information, usually small pieces of the puzzle, that add up to big pictures, that gives them a sense that the small and big systems are interconnected. Perhaps everything is connected.
Sagittarius’s search for meaning isn’t interested in frivolous, meaningless, or surface level, information. The sometimes meaningless thought forms of Gemini is now giving way for a search for deeper truths, philosophies, systemic connections, and meaningful causes and effects. South Node in Gemini wants to know the ‘why’ of life. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? And how does that system connect to that other system? There is now a sense that everything is interconnected and works in tandem with each other. Does that mean that there is an even bigger system in nature, or the universe? Even Mother Nature has its own patterns and systems.
Being that Gemini is ruled by Mercury, anxiety can be a source of discomfort for these smart go getters. South Node in Geminis can have a sort of anxious outlook about the world, which the world, and universe, is a random place, that logic is the only way of being, and that they have to rely only on their individual minds. In past lives, or earlier in this one, South Node in Geminis had habits of being close-minded with things that are out of logic, or common sense. And these habits perhaps fed into their anxiety that they couldn’t be optimistic and look at situations in a different way. They didn’t seek meaning, so now they are being asked to see if there is meaning in the universe.
North Node in Sagittarians want to find a philosophy, or belief, that they can rest their heads on, so that they can make it through, especially mentally, this random, and ‘meaningless’, universe. They are inclined to find a way around their individual, ego, mind, so that they can be more optimistic, have faith that things can work out well, and that life isn’t just random coincidences and/or accidents.
Perhaps they see only the trees, neglecting the whole forest, or they at least fixate on the chunk of trees that is around one tree. Maybe a delay in traffic wasn’t just a delay in traffic, but ‘the bigger picture’ protecting them from the car accident they will drive by ten minutes later. They are not being asked to drop common sense, or logic, they are being asked to integrate those things with optimism, faith, a search for meaning in a situation, and see order in the world, and nature.
North Node in Sagittarians are just people who are looking for more than what’s in their backyards, individual minds, and books. Perhaps past the borders of their neighborhoods, cities, towns, or states, is the real world experience and ‘knowledge’ that they so fervently craved. Maybe they’ll obtain more than just knowledge, but wisdom.
Do you have North Node in Sagittarius, or the ninth house? Are these challenges familiar to you? If not, what challenges, or lessons, are missing? Do you think you are on your way to mastering your North Node in Sagittarius, and/or the ninth house?
Read the intro to this series – Astrology and the North Node: Destiny, potential, and lessons