I went an entire week without asking you a single question, but I’ll mend my ways today, with a brand new poll. My experience over the weekend brought the transiting Nodes to my attention in a big way, and I want to hear about what may have happened in your life when the transiting Nodes touched important planets and points in your natal chart. For me this weekend, the Nodes brought forward intense memories, and I really didn’t anticipate this; but once I looked at the aspects, I realized how big their effect can be.
My husband and I drove down to Eugene, Oregon to check on our house, which is for sale (great timing, no?) As we came to the edge of town I felt a heaviness settle on me; it was almost palpable, and repeatedly through the weekend tears welled up as I recalled one sadness or another that had happened during our eight and a half years there. This was a huge surprise to me, as I’d really loved our time in Eugene; but as an astrologer, I had to wonder what this sudden effect might correlate to. I hadn’t really been paying attention to transit activity to my own chart, but as I pondered I realized that the transiting Nodal axis is square my natal axis. On returning to Seattle and my computer, I gave it all a closer look.
On pulling into town on Saturday the transiting Ascendant was square my natal Moon, and the current Pisces Moon was Void at 29 degrees; with these measurements, an emotional wallop was not a surprise, even though, in the moment, it certainly wasn’t what I expected (a Void Moon can be defined as just that, bringing unexpected progress and results–I’m assuming this was the trigger for the flood of memory). At the same time, the transiting South Node was four minutes from exact to my natal 6th House Uranus, ruler of my Ascendant, and was trine my natal Saturn. This put the North Node one degree twenty-five minutes from conjunction to my Chiron in the 12th, and the transiting axis was 15 minutes from exactly square to my natal Nodal axis. Also of note at less than one degree from perfection were transiting Saturn opposed natal Moon, and transiting Earth conjunct/Sun opposed natal Juno.
My mind was preoccupied the entire weekend with the negatives and heartbreaks of our time there, and in looking now I suppose this was shown by the activity to my Moon (as well, Solar Arc Pluto is quincunx my Moon, only adding to a long-term purging and transforming effect), though I think the real marker was the Nodal contact. In looking back at other contacts of transiting Nodes to the natal Nodal axis I haven’t found anything like this, though I have noticed a pattern of tension and life shake-ups coinciding with hard contact, usually tensions that kept me preoccupied with life in the moment, and allowing a minimum of time for examination and reflection. So, I want to ask all of you:
And try this if you are a fan of modern ‘drip’ Art, if you like to take the Rohrschach test, or if you’ve always secretly enjoyed a spill of ink on crisp clean paper http://www.jacksonpollock.org/ (please copy and paste). I got a real sense of freedom in moving the cursor around the screen; the stark, high contrast of black spotches on a white field reminded me a bit of fingerpainting as a child, the same oops and fascination with watching how my movements made the paint take on shape.
Have a great Monday!
I had a positive breakthrough over the weekend. Ever since I was a child, I’ve felt caught between one side of the family, made up of lawyers and Ph.Ds and the other, which is made of up evangelical Christians, in which is expected that the girls will grow up to get married and have children; probably not working outside the home.
Pretty extreme! Hundreds of miles from each, I always enjoyed them but felt at a loss as to what to share. I wanted an education and a career, but something less combative than law, more artistic than Ph.D. research.
I realized that women on both sides always ask me how I keep thin and youthful. (Size 2, regularly pass for 10 years younger). Aha! I thought. I’ll create a blog for them that shares my tips for healthy, practical cooking, eating, snacking on the run!
At last! Something ALL of us can share.
Excellent! That can’t have been an easy life dichotomy to deal with, but you’ve come up with a great idea for blending the two. I’d love it if once you’re up and running you would return here and share the link with all of us.
Best to you,
Hi Julie – thank you for the link to my blog in your sidebar. I appreciate it very much.
I’ve never really felt I understood the nodes in my chart; I’ve never read an explanation or analysis that resonated. I’ve got SN in Taurus, 12th house, and NN in Scorpio, 6th house, conjunct Mercury. At the moment, the transiting nodes are coming right up on an exact square to the natal nodes, so I’ll let you know if there are any clarifying events . . .
You’re very welcome–you have a beautiful site.
I also have SN in Taurus, NN in Scorpio, but across 9th (NN)/ 3rd. My guess is that nothing may resonate for you because, with SN in 12th, nodal subjects connected to the past may be very deeply buried–and without a sense of continuity, it’s very difficult to center on the Nodal meanings–they rely on each other for context.
I look forward to hearing any revelations you might like to share–