On May 10th, 2017, the North Node and South Node of the moon shifted into a new axis in our zodiacal wheel, and this position will remain until November 6th, 2018. So for about a year and a half, we will have a whole new energy driving our collective to greater purpose in the realms of these two signs. Let’s take a look at how we may be feeling affected by this transit and how it’s different from the last transit.
For the previous year and a half, we have collectively been experience the effects of the North Node of the moon in Virgo with the South Node in Pisces. To briefly explain what the nodes do, I will say that the South Node is our Karmic past, the familiar and sometimes overly comfortable territory, which in many cases can be both our greatest, most reliable gift as well as our greatest detriment (because it works in excess in us). Thus, the Pisces/Virgo placement of the nodes was inspiring us to become more in-tune with energy sensitivity (Pisces) in order to help us to become more practical and organized about our lives (Virgo).
This new placement is different in that the South Node is now in Aquarius, the natural humanitarian of the zodiac. Think of Aquarius like the collective mind, aware of everyone’s thoughts and feelings simply by being the all-permeating observer awareness within all sentient beings. Leo, meanwhile, is the heart. Leo is both the collective heart and the personal individual heart and sense of confidence, courage, and well-being. When the North Node is in Leo, we start to feel an expansive energy in the area of Leo’s domain, i.e. health, wealth, well-being, and our general sense of heart, centeredness, courage, protection, family, etc. Aquarius is coming more from the mind-based observer perspective, while Leo is more of the heart and general sense of well-being as a person.
Since it is the South Node that is in Aquarius, we are working with looking at ways in which our minds may be running the show in excess, overly compensating for our glorious hearts. This excess would cloud the vision of the heart in its detriment. On the other hand, when the heart and mind are in balance, the heart can lead while the mind simply follows it.
The main goal of this new nodal energy is to let the mind be placed in observer mode, being fully aware of all information in thoughts, energies, actions, etc. while STILL letting the HEART LEAD. You may notice a new type of integration in this area, where your heart is leading and still honoring the mind as a faithful servant. Ideally, this would be the case, but it take some practice to get the feel for it if we’ve been out of our center up unto this point. The idea is to keep yourself always moving from your center, from your heart and love and to never betray your heart over to the mind, which again, can be faithful as long as the heart is leading but can otherwise be quite tyrannous and abusive without love.
Find your center within and overcome things that require greater presence from you. The world wants your full heart engaged with it, pouring love out into whatever it is that you are doing. This is how we heal the world in which we live and interact.
And as always remember as A Course In Miracles says, ” Only what you have not given can be lacking in any situation.”
So just remember to keep your heart in the lead and let that lion heart prevail in all that you are and do, and you’ll be seeing fireworks go off in your world that defeat all the odds for what you thought was possible.
Remember to take lots of cat naps, too. The big-hearted lions love their play as much as they love their sleep, and for this nodal transit, we’ll all get more of a sense of being the Grand Lions that we are.