Major karmic events, both global and personal, revolve around the position of the North and South Nodes of the Moon. In November 2018, the North Node moved into Cancer and the South Node in Capricorn. The Nodes have a cycle of 18 ½ years, so at the halfway point and quarter points, hard aspects are formed bringing about change.
The North Node represents what we should move towards in our evolution and in the natal chart, it represents your life’s path. The South Node indicates what has been mastered in the past and the talents that are available to support the North Node transformation. However, because the North Node energies are new and unknown, we may be tempted to fall back on the tried and true and miss our opportunity for growth.
Currently, the North Node is in Cancer, calling the world to focus on humanity and operate from the heart rather than the head. We are urged to nurture the people (Cancer and the Moon North Node) rather than the command and control all-business approach of the Capricorn South Node. The best expression of the North Node would be to harness the administrative talents of Capricorn to help others.
On May 5, 2020, the Nodes move into Gemini and Sagittarius and will remain there until January 18, 2022. If you have your natal nodes in Gemini or Sagittarius, strong third or ninth houses or planets in Gemini or Sagittarius, this will affect you more than others.
The North Node in Gemini calls us to energetically gather new information, make new choices and embrace change. Gemini rules the mind, rapidly moving from one topic to another and sometimes just skimming the surface and not delving deeply into knowledge.
As Mercury rules Gemini, it will take on an important role in 2020 and Mercury Retrograde periods will be significant. Remember that during Mercury Retrograde it is a time to pause and reflect on your path and progress, be careful with details such as contracts and watch for misunderstandings and delays.
The South Node is about our past and we are asked to review what we have accumulated to determine what should be kept or discarded. Sagittarius rules foreign countries and travel, exploration and adventure. Expect to see outcomes emerge from ideas or efforts begun in the past.
Sagittarius South Node asks us to use the skills of focus and deep understanding to augment the Gemini accumulation of information. Sagittarius is the seeker, gathering deep information especially about spiritual and higher mind topics. Guard against religious fanaticism and self-righteousness at this time.
Sagittarius and Gemini polarities represent the pull between the city and the country, between boredom and fascination, surface information and deep wisdom, entertainment and truth. During this time we are called to remain curious and question dogmatic viewpoints. We should be willing to consider new viewpoints and integrate new perspectives if they resonate with our souls.
Jupiter will have great significance as it rules Sagittarius. We will need to understand what needs to be discarded and what needs to be nurtured. With Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, this is about understanding what needs to be permanently changed, transformed and regenerated.
When Jupiter enters Aquarius in December and moves toward a conjunction with Saturn in Aquarius on December 21, this will cause a major shift in our experience of the South Node, bringing greater humanitarian focus, inventive ideas and dreams. Expect great leaps forward in space travel and trade with foreign nations. There will be changes in immigration laws, universities, publishing and the Internet.
Changes to expect during the Gemini/Sagittarius Nodes:
- New ways to provide advanced education, look for reduced cost and new educational approaches especially in universities
- Changes to the Internet and all modes of communication
- New ways to travel
- Changes in space travel
- Increased trade – working with foreign countries and foreigners
- Big innovations in publishing (Kindle was introduced during Pluto in Sagittarius years)
- 1983 had an unusually large cluster of Sagittarius factors, so cycles, people and issues from 1983 may return to you during this nodal placement (2020-2022)