North Nodal Axis
Have you ever wondered what exactly it is you have done in the past and the direction you should be taking in the future? One way to determine your strengths and weaknesses is to look at the placement of the lunar nodes in your horoscope. The nodes of the Moon are the points where the orbiting Moon cuts across the Earthâ€™s orbit around the Sun, the North Node being north of this point and the South Node being directly opposite it.
In esoteric terms, the South Node reveals that which we have accomplished in the past and must let go of before we can move on to our next incarnation. We have fully developed the attributes as depicted in the South Nodeâ€™s sign placement, which is why we will naturally gravitate towards the South Nodeâ€™s vibration until we become aware of the North Nodeâ€™s essence. The North Node reveals those skills that we have yet to fully develop, and we must hone these skills before we will fulfil our lifeâ€™s purpose.
In general, when we are born we will automatically operate in the South Nodeâ€™s vibration, but as we mature we will become increasingly unhappy as we find that living under the itâ€™s influence is not giving us the fulfilment we desire. This sense of frustration is the universeâ€™s way of pulling us toward the North Node, which reveals to us our true purpose in this life.
If the nodes of the Moon fall on the Aries-Libra axis, you will need to learn to balance your own personal needs with those of your partner. It is important for you to exert your own independence to enable you to follow your own personal destiny, but you will need to take the feelings of your close friends and partnerships into consideration as well. In the same vein, you will need to ensure that when you are reflecting upon your partnerâ€™s needs, you do not allow his wants, needs and desires to overshadow your own.
If the nodes of the Moon fall on the Taurus-Scorpio axis, money and possessions will be very important to you. You will need to strike a balance between that which you earn and that which is provided to you from others. You may be required to work very hard to make your own way in this world, and if that is the case, the support you receive from your partner will be very important to you. It will be important for you, therefore, to choose a partner who you can work well with because the both of you will need to combine your resources to enable you to live the life that was destined for you.
If the nodes of the Moon fall on the Gemini-Sagittarius axis, you will need to work on the way you communicate with others. You will need to judge your audience accordingly and use whatever style of language necessary to get your message across to others. If a person is not educated then you will need to use a simple style of communicating, but if the individual who you are relating to is knowledgeable then you will need to be sure of the facts when making contact.
If the nodes of the Moon fall on the Cancer-Capricorn axis, you will need to balance your home life with your professional life. In order for us to accomplish the goals that have been established for us, we quite often must leave our comfort zone and perform tasks that are difficult, but that is precisely what we need to do in order to grow.
If the nodes of the Moon are placed on the Leo-Aquarius axis, you need to harmonise the love you give with the love you receive. As human beings, we all want to be adored by our friends, lovers, children, and even our pets, but it is important to realise that not all people are going to give us the unreserved love we desire. Sometimes, as difficult as it seems, we have to settle for friendship when what we would really like to experience is the unbridled passion of romance. It is when we are able to receive love as easily as we give it that we have achieved a balance in our lives.
And finally, if the nodes of the Moon are posited on the Virgo-Pisces axis, you will need to learn the art of discernment when it comes to matters of trust. Sometimes when we place our trust in others and they let us down, we can become cynical to the world we are a part of. While it is important to critique all of our experiences, it is crucial to keep an open mind even during what can be difficult times because everything in the universe happens for a reason.