Welcome to this edition of Transformation Tuesday on jessicaadams.com. Today I will look at the North Node and South Node in your horoscope.
We are days away now from the historic change of the North Node and South Node into new zodiac signs. In astrology this takes place every 19 years.
On Wednesday 6th May 2020, the North Node leaves Cancer for the last time in 19 years and goes backwards into Gemini. The South Node leave Capricorn for the last time in 19 years and moves backwards into Sagittarius.
What does this mean? Well, the Nodes work as a pair. They take us back in time, and we see repetition, or past life loops, according to the signs they are in.
We just had a Cancer-Capricorn loop which we are completing now. Cancer rules your house, apartment, family, household, town or country. Capricorn rules big business and the government.
We are slowly coming out of this circuit, which means there is settlement, closure, karma credits and debts in hand.
For example you may have seen an important episode with a relative, this last year or two, which involved money. A family member you felt you had to pay, or whom had to pay you income way – maybe not with money, but with energy or time.
It goes with flatmates and roommates too. Cancer rules these and we’ve just had quite a long stretch of the North Node in Cancer. What did you have to settle up?
Capricorn, as I’ve mentioned, rules big business and the government. So many people have had issues with real estate agents, landlords, landladies, property developers, the council, the government, even.
I mentioned town and country. Perhaps residency, visa, nationality has been a karmic issue for you. Maybe you have spent November 7th 2018 through May 5th 2020 (current now as I read this) dealing with age-old issues about you, versus the men in suits, or the women in suits.
Maybe it’s been about Brexit for you if you are British. Perhaps it’s been about America and Trump’s immigration rules.
I hope you can see how the Nodes work in time. Nothing is new with them. You are always taken back to issues which go as far back, in this case, as the Second World War. And maybe into past lives as well.
This is especially true if you know for a fact you have Cancer and or Capricorn personal birth chart factors.
Let’s look back at this cycle, ending within days as you hear this.
The North Node was in Cancer from November 7th, 2018 and will be there until May 5th, 2020. If you have horoscope factors in Cancer in your Fourth House, you could have expect your house, apartment, family, household, home town or homeland situation from November 7th, 2018 to May 5th, 2020, to take you back to the years 2000 and 2001.
That was the last time we saw the loop. The North Node in Cancer.
The story in late 2018 to mid 2020 may have even take you back as far as these previous North Node in Cancer cycles. We are straying into past life territory here. If you do have Cancer factors in your personal birth chart, which you’ll have as a Premium Member, check now. The asteroids in Cancer are particularly important.
The Nodes describe previous incarnations. You will notice the last cycle I’m about to mention, covers the end of the Second World War .
In astrology, we look at the Nodes to discover more about old debts and credits from previous lives, but also the recent past. For many people with Cancer factors in their charts, this is about the way things were with home and family in 1981, 1982, 1883.
Yet, we can go back even further in time. Do you and a family member, landlady, landlord, roommate or flatmate share karma going back to the Sixties or even the Forties? Maybe this is all very, very familiar indeed for past life reasons.
Here are more dates
- September 21st and 25th 1981 to March 16th, 1983.
- December 24th, 1962 to August 25th, 1964
- May 12th, 1944 to December 2nd, 1945
- December 12th, 13th 1945.
Those are key dates for family karma picked up from a previous life. Experts believe that we create soul contracts in our lives, between lives, with these people. Others connected to the home, too, like a landlady or even a builder, believe it or not.
Then there is group karma about the zodiac sign Cancer. Patriotism. Nationality. Heritage, roots, culture, origins. Cancer rules all these things, so while the North Node has been in that sign, we’ve seen massive global questions about those concerns, and they have pushed buttons for people going back to the Second World War.
Let’s talk about the Nodes in more detail now before I also look at the impact of the South Node in Capricorn, this whole time, which may also have triggered your chart.
I’m also going to give you some predictions about what the North Node in Gemini and South Node in Sagittarius will bring, for the rest of 2020 and also 2021, into early 2022.
Now, let’s go way back.
The Nodes were known at Stonehenge. The Aubrey Holes in the outer circle are an eclipse-reckoner and thus a node-reckoner, too, as the invisible path of the Nodes chimes with eclipses. The number 19 as a whole features hugely in so many cultures for this reason.
Here’s some more on Stonehenge and the Nodes:
This 19 year cycle is very close to 235 lunations. This is the famous Metonic Cycle.
The Metonic cycle was known to the Ancient Greeks who helped found the basics of the astrology we use today. The Metonic Cycle is a period of 19 years after which the phases of the moon occur on the same day of the year.
Our ancestors were well aware of the North Node and South Node cycle, even thousands of years ago. The Aubrey Circle at Stonehenge is very likely the remains of a North Node, South Node and eclipse ‘computer’.
As Robin Heath says in his book Stonehenge (Wooden Books), ‘who nodes how holds power.’ The astronomers/astrologers who could track the Node cycle were clearly in charge of privileged information. Who else could have made the rest of the tribe do all that work?
Because the Nodes move backwards through the signs and back to front in time, we associate them with karma, past lives and reincarnation. They even turn up in a coded section of Winnie-the-Pooh but they are best known to the Indian astrologers as Rahu and Ketu. Dragon’s Head and Dragon’s Tail.
I’ll leave it with you to decode Covid 19. The Corona Virus literally is numbered with the North Node and South Node cycle.
Logic says, we need to look at any other virus, minus 19 years, or even a further 19 years back, to see if it hooked up with Covid 19.
Yes it does. In 1981, in the month of September, the North Node entered Cancer for the first time. That year, cases of a rare lung infection in young, white, previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles began to alert the medical profession. This was, of course, the beginning of HIV and AIDS.
Covid 19 was never named for the North Node and South Node cycle of 19 years, but if we are to use history and astrology (and anyway, astrology certainly is history) we can immediately see the tragic recurrence of a virus.
Okay, let’s get away from talking about this for a moment, even though it’s important. I’ll go into detail about the North Node and South Node in your personal birth chart, based on your time, place and date of birth.
To give you an example, Prince William was born on June 21st, 1982 with the North Node in Cancer (family, mothers, home, homeland) and the South Node in Capricorn (ambition, career, position, social status, achievement). We’ve seen how Cancer is about your people and place, and Capricorn is about the head of government, big business and so on. We might also add the head of the royal family. All the authorities.
The loop of the two signs your Nodes are in, tells you what karma you must complete. So, William has done this before in another life. He’s probably been a British leader before. He has Cancer and Capricorn issues to work out. He comes from a broken home because his parents divorced. Very Cancerian and very karmic.
Diana, Princess of Wales would not tolerate Camilla Parker-Bowles. Cancer rules relatives and mothers. In a moment we’ll see why these two women are also part of his karmic pattern.
William cannot escape his destiny as King because he was born into the Royal Family. Capricorn rules ambition and position. Cancer rules the family. He was born to this.
Both nodes in opposite signs shaped Prince William from the moment he was born. His destiny as King is Capricorn. Capricorn rules career. His mother Diana was Cancer. He married a Capricorn in Kate Middleton. His stepmother Camilla is a Cancer. William did not make this happen. This happened to William.
You are what you are. You are what destiny has decreed. This brings us to Her Majesty the Queen who has a validated birth date, time and place so she’s often used in astrology examples as a ‘How to’ person.
Her Majesty’s Cancer/Capricorn Nodal Axis reflects Prince William’s – and it works in both directions. We’ve seen how her family (Cancer) and her country (Cancer) made her career (Capricorn) and status (Capricorn) unavoidable. Yet, if Her Majesty wants to stay at the top (Capricorn) she also has to put up with her family dramas (Cancer) so the Nodes really do ‘ping’ off each other. If you’re a fan of The Crown then you’ll have watched all this on screen.
What does your Nodal Axis say about your fate? There is a lot of extra material on my website about your Nodes by sign and house, if you want to use Search after you finish listening to this podcast.
By the way, you will notice I use the Royal Family a lot in my astrology examples. It’s primarily because, like all astrologers, I need accurate birth times and very public life histories to do research and the Royal Family has both in abundance.
I could also point you to the examples of Princess Anne, who has the South Node in Virgo and North Node in Pisces Anne works behind the scenes (Pisces) doing a great deal of good work (Virgo) for charities and other causes which need her dedication to duty and service (Virgo).
The North Node and South Node work together as a pair. You sometimes read that you ‘should’ do one and not the other. This is really ducking the question of fate. This idea of ‘you must do the south node and take in more experience’ and ‘you must reject the north node and let it go’ comes from something pretty basic.
Some astrologers believe the south node is the head, and the north node is the tail. So you devour, consume, eat, absorb the sign of your north node and eliminate, release, discard, let go, maybe even excrete – you’re south node.
Dragon’s head and Dragon’s tail. Is it really that basic though? No. My experience as an astrologer tells me this is way too simplistic. It’s also a little crude.
In fact, when you look at your chart, you find you cannot escape living out the meaning, themes and stories of both your North Node and South Node together and they work as a pair.
The Nodes show what we cannot escape. Her Majesty the Queen has a Cancer/Capricorn Nodal Axis. A Nodal Axis is the ‘paired up’ North Node and South Node, going across each other in the horoscope. Do you think she had any choice about doing/not doing either of those signs in her life? Her family (Cancer) made her career (Capricorn) fated! Her father passed away and she was the eldest child. Born to be Queen.
She has not been able to walk away because of the abdication crisis which put her father on the throne. Since then, the British royal family has depended on the monarch staying put. You cannot escape your fate when the Nodes are at large. Transits or travelling planets, asteroids, Nodes over your own Nodes will trigger that fate. William has inherited his grandmother’s fate.
This is classic astrology and history. Sure, Diana, the Princess of Wales, used astrology. In fact two of her personal astrologers are tutors at our Sun Sign School, right here on my website. The amazing careers of Debbie Frank and Penny Thornton, royal astrologers, is something you can find out more about, at their websites.
So, let’s ask a daring question. Given this uncanny repetition of the Cancer-Capricorn karma themes in the Queen’s chart, as well as her grandson’s, did astrology fan Diana secretly plan William’s arrival for the year that the Nodes would be passing through Cancer and Capricorn, just like his grandmother, the Queen? Well, the answer to that one is…nobody knows. Or if they do , they ‘re not saying.
Knowing the North Node and South Node zodiac signs and houses in your birth chart can help your awareness. That feeling of ‘I’ve seen this before’ or ‘I’m watching the same film of my life twice’ (below) is correct! Your birth chart can show you the story and that gives you the ability to step outside yourself and remember what works – or does not work – from last time.
Let’s look at Charles
Charles, Prince of Wales has the North Node in Taurus and South Node in Scorpio, the money, property, business, charity and possessions signs.
He was born rich. He was born to inherit a fortune. He has ‘worked’ his Nodes by a deep involvement with The Prince’s Trust and also, an organic business for the Waitrose supermarket chain in Britain. Could he have avoided the divorce pay-out to Princess Diana? Perhaps not. He can certainly never escape being rich – it’s part of his job contract with The Firm as Her Majesty the Queen calls it.
From 2018 to 2026 when Uranus, the planet of shock, revolution, radical change and independence goes through Taurus, it will pass the Nodes in Prince Charles’s personal birth chart. For my Sun Sign School students, you can make a prediction about that, any time.
Diana, Princess of Wales, was born with the North Node in Leo and South Node in Aquarius. She was given excellent advice and counselling by her two astrologers, my colleagues at the Sun Sign School, Penny Thornton and Debbie Frank, so although she was fated to become a princess (Leo is the royal sign) with charity (Aquarius) work that came with the job – she pushed her Aquarius node much further and ended up being involved in causes that helped to change the planet; notably involving AIDS and landmines. She was strongly Aquarian and Eleventh House, with Jupiter and the Moon in that sign, as well as the South Node.
So – away from the Royals and back to your chart.
You have a North Node and South Node sign which shows your past life.
Yet you also have karmic weather. The travelling (transiting) Nodes also show karma just completed and new settlement or closure ahead. So there are two things going on with your chart.
At the end of this podcast I’ll look at the Sun Sign aspect of all this so if you want to keep your predictions basic, on a general weather level, that’s easy for us to look at too.
Astrology is based on the personal and the general. The weather where you live – is your personal chart. The general climate for you, is your Sun Sign horoscope.
The South Node by transit shows old karma coming back, as familiar situations repeat and old stories return to us. It feels comfortable, and we can take it or leave it. That’s what my research shows, after a long career at just about every magazine there is, from Elle to Vogue.
We can do what we always did, one more time, or we can watch from a distance. In your birth chart, the South Node shows ‘Been there, done that, written the screenplay, read the book, seen the film, acted the parts.’ You may or may not want to do it all over again.
The South Node is always in the opposite sign to the North Node as we’ve seen. By transit, or travelling through, the North Node shows a more stuck kind of karma. This is where you try to do or say things to effect change – but get nowhere. Why? Because people are going through the motions, the same old way every single time. They don’t appear to respond to change.
You’ll sometimes see the Nodes called True or Mean. Astrologers use this slight difference, according to personal preference. True is the real sign and degree position of the Node. Mean is the average.
The True North Node and True South Node
Let’s talk about the true aspect of these nodes, not the mean or average.
The True North Node by sign and house in your birth chart shows stuck, repetitive situations which teach you how to be philosophical. The only way to cope when nothing ever changes, is to change your response. This makes you philosophical. It develops your sense of humour. It teaches you wisdom.
The True South Node by sign and house is easier to work with. You also get déjà vu (‘Been there, done that, seen the film’) but you can relax about it all. You can repeat yourself, in this area of life, or leave it alone. Both are connected to each other in a loop, so issues about the North Node trigger issues about the South Node.
By transit, the True Nodes show you where history repeats. When Theresa May became the second female Prime Minister to stand on the steps of 10 Downing Street, the True Nodes were repeating in the same zodiac signs, that ruled the skies when Margaret Thatcher took power. Astrology is history and history is astrology.
Here’s another example. When the Tasmanian government voted to dam the beautiful Franklin River the True North Node was in Cancer (the sign which rules home, land and homeland). The Tasmanians were facing a replay of a familiar scenario – the damming of Lake Pedder, years before.
Here we are in 2020 and Bob Brown, who led the campaign to save both Pedder and the Franklin, is at the heart of a new push to rediscover Lake Pedder and relaunch it – rescue it from the tragic damming on another Node cycle.
The Nodes in astrology are deeply fated and extremely mysterious and time spent looking at them in your birth chart, is well worth it.
As I say in my book 2020 Astrology: Your Five Year Horoscope Guide, the Nodes remind me of Groundhog Day, the famous cult film with Bill Murray playing the reporter stuck in the same day, every day. The only way he could cope with the stuck-record life was by altering his perspective. He used the repetition as training wheels, to make himself more philosophical, more tolerant, more accepting.
He learned compassion by reading the hearts and minds of people who said and did the same things, every single day. If you have exact aspects involving the Nodes, watch Groundhog Day. The world expert on Nodes, by the way, is Jan Spiller who has devoted herself to them.
Jan Spiller is easily the world’s leading authority on the Nodes and if you are really serious about exploring these points in your chart, do start with her books.
Now, let’s make some predictions.
Between May 6th, 2020, and January 18th, 2022, we will see the South Node of karma move into Sagittarius, the sign which rules the history of NASA, Pakistan and India and Hong Kong. Get ready for some ‘giant leaps’ in space, with women in charge. Prepare for a completely new world of trade and travel too.
The North Node will go into Gemini, the sign that rules multimedia and the internet. Again, prepare for huge leaps in the publishing and worldwide web industries.
Now that Rona is with us, we can already see technology being wrapped around the idea of group communication.
So, right on cue, as astrology is history, we are heading for a major Sagittarius-Gemini node cycle with all its focus on travel, tourism (which Sagittarius rules) but also foreign policy, immigration, visas and border control. Sagittarius rules that too. It also rules education and academia and more on that in a moment.
The Gemini side of the equation is the faster stuff .Commuting and short-haul travel. Emails and Twitter. The media.
No wonder it feels like this is some kind of development stage in a very long story that began with the invention of television and radio. It truly is.
December 1945 saw the North Node going into Gemini and Out Node going into Sagittarius. The end of the war. The start of the United Nations and the New World Order. The start of the new travel, international trade and …yes, you’re correct. We have been here before.
1945 and 1946 were also key years for radio, which had kept Great Britain in particular, afloat, during the hard years of the war. Again we are being sent back to the past, as Zoom (if you like) is modern 21st century radio.
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If you have factors in Sagittarius in the Ninth House of your chart, then for a good part of May 2020 to January 2022, you will be surrounded by foreign cultures and nationalities from your past. You may travel to, or even move to, the country or region concerned. Good karma you created for yourself between these dates, returns.
In 1947, on a previous South Node in Sagittarius cycle, the world saw the Partition of India, as Pakistan and India were given independence from Great Britain. Time’s up for that deal, and after Britain is free from the European Union, there will be new trade and business deals with both nations. You might say, Britain is due to collect, but also to pay back.
By the way I predicted this in August 2019 if you want to check my website. I am quoting from a psychic astrology prediction made three months before we were informed about Covid 19, the Corona Virus.
So let’s backtrack again to that prediction about what the new North Node and South Node Cycle from May 2020 would bring. A flashback to, and development of…
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 also known as the Hart–Celler Act, was a federal law passed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on another South Node in Sagittarius cycle.
As this act reaches its ‘South Node Return’ we can expect to see a substantial update on America’s immigration rules and laws by 2022. As I record this Trump is already on that path.
I predicted Hong Kong would go back to her old ‘mother country’ Britain when the time was right – following fierce democracy protests. That prediction on my website is available on Search if you are curious
I’m going to stick to that astrology forecast, based on horoscopes for both nations. You saw it here first on 22nd August 2019, if you are a regular reader. This fits with the Gemini-Sagittarius node action. It’s my believe Hong Kong will go back to Britain in the next few years.
Here is another reason we’re going to see a massive shift back to Britain for Hong Kong. The South Node in Sagittarius is repeating some old karma. In fact, The British Nationality Act of 1981, which came into force in 1983 (in a heavily Sagittarius year) will be replaced.
How is Your Sign Affected by 1983 Karma?
In the years 2020, 2021 and 2022, as the South Node in Sagittarius brings back the year 1983, you’ll notice something. You’ve been here before!
I promised a look at the general weather for your sign and here it is. Sun Sign astrology or solar chart astrology is just as good as a basic weather report. It’s useful and handy. Your personal birth chart gives you the detail, but for now, let’s look at your sign.
Where is the karma in 2020, 2020 and early 2022? Take a look.
Aries: Themes around travel, emigration, foreign people and places, publishing, academia and education return. Themes around multiculturalism, globalisation, tourism, immigration and migrants return.
Taurus: Themes around finance, insurance, taxation and property return. You could also include a symbolic return of themes based around valuables, property, the share market, corporations, companies, charity and philanthropy.
Gemini: Themes around partnerships of all kinds return, from professional duets and double acts, to marriages and sexual relationships. Other kinds of partnerships return, thematically. Feuds, disputes, battles or ‘wars’ from 1983 return, symbolically.
Cancer: Themes around lifestyle, workload, service and duty return. So do themes which revolve around your food, doctor, drugs, drink, healers and fitness from that year. An actual job or unpaid job may return, symbolically.
Leo: Themes around pregnancy, babies, infants, schoolchildren, teenagers, younger generations and parenthood-potential sexual relationships return. Themes around teaching, guiding, mentoring or leading younger people return.
Virgo: Themes around the family tree on either side (mother’s or father’s side) come back. Symbolically, expect repeated themes about houses and apartments, your hometown or homeland, relatives, flatmates and roommates.
Libra: Themes based around language, writing, public speaking, television, newspapers, magazines, debating, translation, spoken-word presentations, acting, songwriting and singing (and all communication) return. This also covers graphic design, advertising, copywriting and so on.
Scorpio: Themes around money, charity, philanthropy, high finance, big business, sales, purchases, taxation, houses, apartments, investments, shares, government benefits, inheritance, legacies return. Themes around mortgages, divorce settlements, banks return.
Sagittarius: Themes around image, identity, personal appearance return to you, as the South Node crosses over your Sun in Sagittarius. The way you look and appear. Your public reputation. The labels people give you. Your role, title and persona. All these 1983 stories in your life are about to be retold.
Capricorn: The returning themes in your life in 2020-2022 are based on all that you covered up and kept private in 1983. This may have been your religious belief. Your sessions with a psychiatrist or psychologist. Your diary. Your use of astrology or the Tarot. Your experiences with a psychic. Karma is coming around again and you must ‘deal.’
Aquarius: Themes from 1983 embracing the friends you had then, the groups you belonged to, and the groups you had an impact on, are returning. Old friendships may return to you, even if they have been lost, in 2020, 2021 or 2022. Political parties, rock bands, secret societies, environmental organisations suggest a return.
Pisces: Your old schooldays, college or university education, unpaid work or full-time career is coming back to you, thematically. You may find your old course or qualification coming back to haunt you (nicely) in 2020-2022. Former colleagues, staff, employees may boomerang, or the same story from the year 1983 is retold with new faces.
So that’s it for Transformation Tuesday today. Alicia and I explore a different kind of transformation for you every week at The Astrology Show. Follow us on Twitter at astrology show. Please also take the time to subscribe to my new Youtube channel too, as I’ll be developing content in this space over the months to come.
About the Author: Alicia Fulton is a lifestyle writer currently based in Sydney with more than twenty years’ experience working with titles and firms in New York and Sydney, including ELLE US and Australia, The Knot Magazine, John Brown Publishing, Bloomingdales, Williams Sonoma, Westfield and Moët Hennessy. Alicia devotes her life to her two beautiful sons and family, with whom she has travelled extensively on adventures throughout Europe, Asia and the US, and to her life-long passions – astrology, travel and music. Alicia’s current projects include websites Jessica Adams, Holiday Goddess & AMMP.tv.
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