In astrology, the nodes are formed when a planet intersects the ecliptic created by the Sun when viewed from Earth. In this article we talk about the nodes of the Moon, the best known in astrology. The nodes are always in retrograde motion, although they can sometimes remain stationary briefly. While the planets are moving against the clock, the nodes always advance clockwise.

The South Node

The south node represents patterns of innate behaviors, personal attitudes that are expressed naturally and that are familiar. They can represent attitudes that we have repeatedly developed in past lives and those that we tend to in the present. Basically, the south node represents our comfort zone.

The North Node

The north node represents the attitudes and qualities that we need to express to create balance in the present. However, this is not easy at all, since they represent the opposite attitudes to those we are used to. We feel insecure and it certainly represents an effort. The north node asks us to get out of our comfort zone.

Many times we can have planets close to our north node, or at least in the same sign. This can help to understand the new energies that we are integrating. When we have no personal planet nearby, the challenge can be greater and we need to make a conscious effort. However, every time we manage to act from our north node, we become centered, something that gives us the feeling of total fulfillment.

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Developing the qualities of the North Node sign creates internal balance and awakens our creative power.

Taurus – Scorpio Nodal Axis

When the south node is in Scorpio, it finds an intense and emotional water sign who wishes with all its soul to reach the soul of the other, and which does not stop until it is achieved. With the southern node in Scorpio, we have learned to merge with what crosses our path, activating an alchemical process that aims to destroy all the masks of the Ego. Left naked, half dead, we let go of what is useless while we are reborn as the Phoenix.

This energy, who loves emotional chaos, is hopelessly drawn to the tranquility, comfort, and stability of the north node in Taurus, an earth sign. Taurus loves what is predictable, security, what supports it. Taurus likes to live smoothly and be assured that it can enjoy the fruits of its efforts.

How do these two energies complement each other?

Both Taurus and Scorpio are fixed and feminine signs. They represent permanence and receptivity. Taurus is the surface of the Earth and everything on it. Scorpio is lava, the underground sea that, when it comes to the surface, destroys everything in its path and when it finally cools, it creates spaces that can generate new forms of life. With the south node in Scorpio, we are used to living long periods of devastation. This has brought us into contact with the most painful emotions of our being, and thanks to this, we have developed a very deep psychological understanding of our motivations. We are now ready to use our psychological capacity to investigate the simplest pleasures in life. The lava is already cold. The volcano is off for good. The grass has started to grow.

The north node in Taurus calls us to discover the internal resources we have to provide us with a smooth life. This is a new adventure in which we will be detecting our abilities and talents to materialize our goals. The soul wants us to learn to generate our own resources. And that we manage them in accordance with our personal values.

To take into account

Tools: A deep psychological understanding of our motivations

Goal: To discover our internal resources and develop self-reliance

Question: Is it true that I need chaos to feel alive?

Mantra: I can enjoy peace and quiet intensely.

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