I recently had a client ask: I noticed that there isn’t much talk in the blog about the nodes but you use them a lot in your readings. Could you sometime maybe talk about their role in the chart? It is my understanding that they are a good guidepost for what direction we should aim.
Absolutely! I find nodes to be an excellent tool in determining how best to direct the energies of the chart. Not every astrologer uses them heavily, that that is certainly legit. But for me, if a consultation involves someone losing direction in life or trying to get a read on another person’s ultimate destination, nodes are incredibly helpful.
The way I look at it, the North Node is the ultimate goal, or what the engine of the chart is driving toward. The South Node is where we’ve been, what we’ve already mastered. If we’re leaning too far in that direction, we’re essentially moving backwards.
I’ll use my own chart as an example. My North Node is in Aries in the 12th house. Ever since I was a child, I always said that I wanted to be a woods witch, or a maester ala Game of Thrones. I wanted to be a solitary sage, studying and living apart from society. I would tend to people’s needs, restore their spirit, and then go back to my own little world. Is it any wonder I ended up an astrologer?
Conversely, I have the South Node in Libra in the 6th. It is very easy for me to get caught up in the mundane reality of partnership, spending entirely too much time and energy serving my partner in practical ways. This is a perfectly legitimate and I would argue even necessary part of life. But over time I have learned that if I am spending my days cleaning and baking goodies for my partner instead of thinking deeply and counseling, I am eventually going to end up a very unfulfilled person. Don’t get me wrong. I’m good at cooking and loving my partner through acts of service. But what I’m meant to do in this life is very different.
So if you’re feeling lost in life and want to get a sense of your true purpose, take a look at where the North Node is in your chart. You’ll walk away with a much better sense of where you’re headed.
Where are your nodes? How does it play out in your life?