Does such thing exixts?
A complete newbie on Nodes here
I've done some research on them via Google but haven't really looked for any books on the subject yet (the return). Elizabeth Spring has a site, blog and book about the Nodes and some other interesting stuff related.
I've always been fascinated and super interested in them, I think bc they seem to be strong in my life (my N.Node is widely conj my Pluto/Vertex) and I can usually feel transits to it/them. I've posted about them before on here but haven't gotten a huge response. It doesn't seem like a lot of astrologers think they are super significant so its harder to find good info that's not vague.
Here's a little explanation as well from
" The Moon's nodes move back by transit to their birth position once every 18.6 years or so, when the transiting nodes form a conjunction with the natal nodes. This means that in our 19th year, we have what astrologers call a Nodal Return. In our 38th year we have another one; in our 56th, another and so on. Significant moments of destiny are marked by these returns, which if we look at these years of our lives, we can clearly see.
It is also notable that, because the nodes are an axis, halving this period gives the Nodal Opposition, the Counter-Nodal Return, when the transiting North Node is in conjunction with the natal South Node and vice versa. So in our 10th year, 28th year, 47th year, 66th year and so on a collision occurs in which the growth patterns indicated by the North Node clash with the established regimes of the South Node, often generating intense insecurities that lead to major transformations of the life-path. This is particularly so in the 28th year, during which the powerful energies of the progressed Lunar Return and the first Saturn Return mark the stressful transition from the Phase of Youth to the Phase of Maturity.
The best way to understand the astrological nature of the Nodes might be to envisage them as bubbling pools of karmic energy. These have a massive potency, which is associated with powerful events and feelings whenever they are activated by progressions or transits. Because the nodes are pools of karma associated primarily with the house in which they are located, the related effects are deep and often seem almost inevitable. It is not for nothing that they are called the Dragon's Head and Tail..."
Here's another little explanation from
"The nodal-return happens to everyone about every 18.6 years, so around age 19, age 38, age 57, age 76. Noted astrologer Dane Rudhyar wrote that these "years bring to many individuals challenges of reorientation of their outlook on life and of their responses to basic factors in their personality." Significant moments of destiny are marked by these returns, and when a person looks back at their lives they can almost always see that they reached turning points at the time of the nodes' return.
Sometimes the return's influence is subtle, especially the first one in late teens. At the first one, you may only notice a stirring of what you want to do or be. Then, you forget it and go back to normal life. But the nodes are trying to push you to grow, so they don't stay silent. Around the second return, this stirring happens again,only stronger. Sometimes, this nodal return is so much stronger that it brings us a strong conviction of what we’re here for. And, if a person still has not followed the path they should be on, the urge can be even stronger when the return comes in their fifties.
And, almost invariably, new relationships are formed near the return which have significant impact on someone's life."
thanks Sam, should get me a proper book I guess