Get ready for things to heat up just one day after the July 17th Cancer new moon as the north node changes signs, landing in Aries for the next eighteen months.
If you have a cardinal sign rising (Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn), then this vibe shift will be affecting the very foundation of your life - your identity, home/family, relationship, or career/public image - and how that interacts with the other three.
Our Clues to the Direction of Spiritual Evolution
The north node represents the direction of spiritual growth. It's what we want to consciously move towards for our soul's evolution. The north node represents increase, appetite, the future, and destiny.
The south node, exactly opposite the north node and always moving in sync with it, is what we want to consciously release for our soul's evolution. It's what is familiar and what we have already mastered in past lifetimes, so it can be the "comfort zone hideout" that gets us in trouble when we are too complacent in life. It's what we know, and there's no growth for us here. The south node represents decrease and release, the past, and karma (or lessons).
In your natal chart, the north node and south node placements are a big part of your life map - what you are moving towards and away from on a soul level in this lifetime.
The north node and south node in transit in the current moment is speaking to what we are being pulled toward and asked to release collectively right now, and this shifts zodiacal axes every eighteen months, moving backwards around the zodiac.
North Node in Aries - South Node in Libra Transit for Individuals
North node in Aries and the south node in Libra from mid-July 2023 until mid-January 2025 means we are going to have an appetite and desire to embody Aries energy and as we move towards that, we will simultaneously be called to release the Libran shadow as part of the process, learning the lessons of balancing the Aries-Libra axis along the way.
We'll want to self-assert and individualize. We might feel more impatient and competitive, with the emphasis being more on "me" and "mine." We may be more headstrong or even hot-headed too. This could be a time when we want to strike out on our own - what area of life this is landing in for you depends on what area of life Aries rules in your chart. For example, if you are Cancer rising, Aries would be your 10th house of career, so this might have to do with blazing a trail in your career and going into business for yourself, but if you're Sagittarius rising, Aries would rule your 5th house of children, the inner child, romance, and creative self-expression.
Remember that Chiron is still in Aries, helping us heal that wound to self that might have us doubting our right to exist. Maybe, up until now, this has kept us playing small to stay safe. And maybe, as we learn to take up space and be seen and heard, it's a little like learning to drive a stick shift and we're "all over the place," under-doing it, then over-doing it, trying to refine our ability to shift gears smoothly, and what I mean by that quite literally is refining our ability to balance the Aries-Libra axis of self and other so we don't lose ourselves in relationships or become door mats but also don't run over others and become completely and toxically selfish.
A healthy sense of self is the foundation for a healthy relationship - one in which the total value equals more than the sum of its parts. That's the lesson of the Aries-Libra axis. North node in Aries means we are going to have a year and a half to get right with that relationship to self.
With the south node in Libra, we'll want to be consciously aware of the shadow of Libra energy - the codependency, the passive-aggressiveness, the feeling that we must sacrifice ourselves for the relationship, that there isn't room for our needs or feelings to be expressed and heard and important. That is not the definition of harmony or cooperation. Libra wants equality, fairness, and healthy relationships. That begins with a healthy sense of self and individualism - everything the healthy expression of Aries energy wants. It's not the either-or; it's the AND - there's room for both, for everyone's truth. There must be.
As within, so without. When we become more allowing with ourselves, we become more allowing, period, and that means we become more allowing with others. There's more permission all the way around, because we also have developed our ability to allow, acknowledge, and communicate our own wants and needs more effectively and tactfully, and in the process developed better boundaries. And better boundaries means we're safe to allow both ourselves and others to have our own stories and our own truths and beliefs, and suddenly there's more harmony, more cooperation, more...relationship. That means more of the Aries courage, strength, leadership, and healthy individualism can emerge, and we'll feel the need to spend less time in the warrior sign's combativeness, protectiveness, and defensiveness. That means more energy for inspiration and creativity.
North Node in Aries - South Node in Libra Transit for the Collective
The north node lands in Aries after eighteen months (since January 19th, 2022) in Taurus.
The north node represents appetite, desire, increase - what we are being pulled toward, and the south node, respectively, represents what we must release in the process of that evolution we're being pulled along the path to. The two work together.
For the past eighteen months, we've been moving through north node in Taurus, south node in Scorpio. We've collectively had an appetite for all things Taurus - the Venus-ruled earth sign of indulging the five senses and earthly abundance. Taurus wants security through material things, to enjoy life through the five senses, to be well-resourced and well-appointed. And why wouldn't we all be craving that after a few years of pandemic? But our appetite for the embodiment of the Taurean north node in our lives comes hand in hand with us collectively needing to face and release that Scorpio shadow - the counterpoint on the other end of the Taurus-Scorpio zodiacal axis.
If Taurus is security through material possessions and resources, Scorpio, the deep-diving water sign of the shadowlands, teaches us the lesson that true power and security will never be found through the tangible, it can only found within, and the more we release, the more we will actually receive. And one of the things we need to release is the need for control. Scorpio is about the natural cycle of destruction and creation, the cycle of elimination and regeneration, the transference of energy from one form to another. In short, holding on to rotting food isn't going to get you the luxe abundance you were imagining - and I mean that as a metaphor for many, many things in life. It's important to know when to let go, and how to let go. Scorpio teaches about transitions and regeneration.
We're finishing that cycle up now. How are you feeling with your progress in learning to balance the Taurus-Scorpio axis over the past year and a half?
With the north node now moving into Aries, and the south node into Libra, the soul growth focus is now shifting for us collectively to being about relationships - specifically the relationship of self and other.
The north node will be pulling us towards embodiment of Aries energy - we're going to want to assert ourselves and individualize and go out and conquer on our own and feel strong and capable. But the south node will simultaneously be reminding us that we cannot forget about the other end of the axis - other.
We need relationships. We need others. We need cooperation. We want it too!
Healthy relationships only come from a healthy sense of self.
When we learn to be the healthy embodiment of Aries energy - self-reliant, confident, interdependent (as opposed to independent or codependent), self-assertive (not aggressive), and authentic - a funny thing happens - all of our relationships start to become more healthy too.
This is about self-value, self-expression, the ability to have a healthy sense of self and to communicate healthy boundaries with others, and also the capacity to show up as leader (not a dictator).
Remember the stick shift analogy - this is a learning process for us as a collective over the next year and a half. There's likely to be some sputtering, accidental kills, and gear grinding along the way.
Imagine everyone (on varying levels) suddenly having the urge to be more self-assertive but not necessarily being good at it, or conscious of this energetic dynamic at play for the collective (like you are now).
Beyond what comes up in our personal lives, the north node transiting Aries is associated with an upsurge in things like military operations, and even higher global temperatures, fires, and seismic activity.
Aries as the first sign of the zodiac is an initiator. It's energy activates. So it may seem that suddenly everyone is "hot to trot."
The Take Away
Keep in mind this is an evolutionary phase that happens approximately every eighteen years.
This is part of the human evolutionary spiral, and everything depends on consciousness and our choices.
The thing that you get to control is your choices and your conscious awareness.
Choose love not fear.
What you choose matters. It's important. You are important.
You are a powerful creatrix, and you are creating with every single breath, sending ripples out into the universe. What are you choosing?
Remember, as within so without. Whatever you choose is what you end up generating within. You cannot choose one thing for yourself and something different for another or the world. So let it be love. Choose yourself. Choose love. And you are automatically choosing love for everyone else too. And what could be a better thing to create than that?
And it's about doing the healing, belief, and shadow work to clear the fear and blocks that have been holding you back in a safe and supported container.
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