The Nodes of the Moon just entered the Gemini-Sagittarius axis after spending the last two years on the Capricorn-Cancer axis. This is quite a significant shift, and signals the beginning of a new eclipse cycle taking place in both Gemini and Sagittarius over the course of the next two years. New stories will emerge as old ones unravel in connection with these two signs. This is particularly significant if you have important luminaries in either Gemini or Sagittarius. It also means that every time planets move through either Gemini or Sagittarius, or that a New Moon or Full Moon takes place here, they will be susceptible to the influence of Nodes.
The North and South Nodes of the Moon are considered ”shadow planets”. They are the two points in the sky where the Moon’s orbit intersects with the Ecliptic. When the New Moons and Full Moons happen near the North or South Node, eclipses take place. These 2 ”shadow planets” exert a potent and concentrated influence on human’s affairs and more extensively on nature.
The North Node also known as The Head of the Dragon or Rahu in the Jyotish system of Astrology is said to bring things into the manifest world. The Head of the Dragon doesn’t have a stomach to digest what it consumes. Therefore there is an insatiable hunger connected to this point. I sometimes think of the North Node as a + sign for better or for worse. The North Node is now moving through the sign of Gemini.
The South Node also known as the Tail of the Dragon or Ketu in Jyotish, is said to be a point of ”spiritualization”. Once a particular set of circumstances has been understood it is digested, and returns to the primeval void. I sometimes explain the South Node as a – sign because it tends to remove or subtract things that have reached completion. The South Node is now in Sagittarius.
Eclipses have been a major reason why humans started tracking the movements of the planets. Surviving records have shown that the Babylonians and the ancient Chinese were able to predict solar eclipses as early as 2500 BCE. However we can speculate that humans have been tracking planetary events such as eclipses for a much longer time with complex structures like Göbekli Tepe in Turkey.
The two Nodes of the Moon function together as a giant beast-like serpent that devours the Sun or the Moon. For a moment we enter total darkness – the void from where everything arises and returns to:
The past & future, the old & the new, the complete & the unfinished.