As I write this, Chiron is in active conjunction with the North Node at 18+ degrees of Aquarius. As many of you know, I have been actively watching Chiron’s travels for a while. For me, this conjunction with Rahu (the vedic term for: North Node of the Moon) is a good opportunity to sweep and de-clutter the path in preparation for the ‘new earth’. Wherever Chiron goes, healing occurs………………………or not.
The north node is a place and not an object in the sky. It is a symbolic moment in time/space that has no physical substance to it like the moon or mars. Think of it as a line bi-secting the earth & moon ecliptics.
Many astrologers have decided that the nodal fields of activity are our relationships with other people, present day company and also past company as in both childhood and past lives. Karmic experiences are highly likely for those with a belief system that supports this notion. (In India where Vedic Astrology began, karma and past-lives are an integral part of their belief system. Hindu’s Buddhists, and the followers of Guru’s all share a deep respect for the laws of karma and extend this respect to their honoring of all beings.)
Nodal contacts can bring new people into our lives for new relationships and/or create so much separation between us in existing relationships that we finally (?)break apart. Because the north node always occurs with a south node it can be a little confusing to know which has more ‘juice’ at any moment. A gifted astrologer can really help here, seek one out. The rule of thumb is that the NN will lead you towards future karma or dharma, whilst the SN reflects to you more of your past karma. Since Now is the only moment that really counts the challenge is to balance the two energies and find common ground. When a planet highlights a node, as is the case today, it makes it easier to find the particular relationships in your life which are operating on a karmic level, and which aren’t. (ie. the grocery clerk who winked today, or a phone call from an old friend) Look around.
Aquarian energy will be the common denominator for awhile. (The NN will remains in Aquarius for about 18 months and then it moves on to Capricorn. It is about halfway into it’s cycle. ) Also note that the nodes revolve around planet earth in the opposite direction from the planets/asteroids. Think of this conjunction like you would preview a ‘movie trailer’ with a release date of 2009 – 2010. (More on this to come.))
Some keywords for Aquarius are: friendship, terrorists, eccentrics, genius, intuitive, future-oriented, difficulty with intimacy, objectivity, out-of-the-box, humanitarian. One might wonder why the word terrorists is on that list and that’s a good question. I will leave it for another day and I encourage you to meditate on it for the greater good of all beings. Om shanti.
The 19th degree of the Sabian Symbols (always round up) says:
A forest fire is being subdued by the use of water, chemicals and sheer muscular energy.
The keynote reads: the skill and courage necessary to bring under control the destructive potential fo carelessness of karmic “visitations”.
Oh! I left a word off the keyword list above………Aquarius is also the sign of aliens and extra-terrestrials. Hmmm.
Time for bed.
Links tomorrow if I have the time.
May all beings be peaceful.