The North Node & South Node are the secrets to life’s mystery in this lifetime & do show us our destiny
the ascending node is known as the Dragon’s Head and the
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Descending Node is known as the Dragon’s Tail.
Nodes in different Mythologies:
According to Chinese Mythology, Dragons are considered very powerful. These Nodes represent a Giant Dragon who always runs after the sun and moon. It swallows the Sun or Moon when they come in contact. Thus, the ascending node is known as the Dragon’s Head, and the Descending Node is known as the Dragon’s Tail.
In Vedic Astrology, Moon’s Node is treated as a Demon known as Swarbhanu, who disguised as a demigod to drink the elixir of life with other demigods, but was caught, by the Sun and Moon and then as a punishment for cheating, he was beheaded. As he already drank the elixir, he became immortal and did not die. His Head became Rahu or the ascending Node; while its body became Ketu or the descending Node. According to this legend, after that incident, Rahu and Ketu became the enemy of the Sun and Moon and keeps running behind them to capture them.
In many temples in Thailand and southern Asia, you will find Statues of Rahu holding the Sun between its teeth.
Nodes in Western Astrology:
Moon’s Nodes are not actually planets, but still treated at par with other Planets in astrology, and hold great importance. As these are just mathematical Points where the eclipse occurs, they represent the points where the Sun-The soul and Moon-the Mind undergo a transformation.
What kind of Transformation may we ask?
It represents the Transformation of life, changes that could completely change your destiny. The North Node or ascending node is the one, which wakes you up, shows you a different reality, and motivates you to go for it. It asks for major changes in your belief system, your abilities, and even your attitude toward life. It shows the options which were not available before, or at least not visible to you before. It makes you an extrovert, more daring, more challenging, and one who is ready to break any rules. North nodes completely transform you into an outgoing, extrovert person, who is ready to take on any challenge, try new things, accept new beliefs, and question old practices. The north node is your destiny in this lifetime.
South Node or the Descending node, on the other hand, is something that holds you back. Which generates fear of failure in our mind, which questions why we need to change. It makes you an introvert, a self-analytic person. It is against a change, which holds you to the ground. It is like the resistance to change which is there before any phase of transformation. Transformation and resistance go hand-in-hand.
It is like North Node makes you fly, it is one’s destiny in this lifetime, and the south node is pulling you toward the ground. Thus, both nodes combine together making the whole journey of transformation like a projectile motion. This raises another question in our minds. A projectile motion ends at the same place where it started i.e. on the ground, but a little far off. Is it the same as the process of transformation driven by nodes? Our north node you will find it hard to get to, and that is why humans gravitate towards the south node, why? That’s because in other lifetimes we’ve lived our south node & are comfy with it, so we tend to stay there in this lifetime. But then comes along a spark, either from a transiting planet, or, a solar/lunar, eclipse, that springs our north node into action. As we grow we gravitate toward our north node all the while taking some of the gifts from our south node along for the ride.
Yes, the transformation driven by Nodes is like an Adventure journey that you have undertaken during your holidays. You go there, enjoy yourself, learn a few new techniques, and come back to work more relaxed, fresh, and with new energy. Remember, even with a projectile motion, you fall off at a distance from where you started. Hence, this transformation will set you up for a new destination, which is far off from your present-day ambitions, something which you haven’t even dreamt of,
Which Node is good then?
Well, nothing is good or bad in astrology. Each and everything defines your destiny, and each of its turns is important for you to realize your true potential. North Nodes makes you fly, try new things, take new challenges, discard old belief and practices, and changes your attitude towards life. The north node is your destiny in this lifetime.
All these things are good for your materialistic journey, to attain your business and personal goals in life. It helps you to achieve greater heights in your life, to carve your name. But where is that inner peace?
For inner peace, a journey within your soul is required. The south node helps you to stay on the ground, and go deeper inside you to analyze your own potential, the gifts you brought with you in this lifetime. South node promotes spiritual progress, self-analysis, and philosophy, and thus, even it helps in your destiny.
So, both the North Node and South Node are necessary for realizing the journey of life. These nodes are important turning points in life, without them life is incomplete. They bring dramatic changes in our monotonous life and make us think and act.
We take some of the gifts we were born with (south node) & incorporate them with our north node, our destiny in this lifetime.
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