The Moon’s orbit around the Earth is not the same as the ecliptic. It could be visualized as two hula hoops inside each other held at an angle. The Moon’s orbit crosses the ecliptic in two places, called the Moon’s Nodes. The North Node is where the Moon crosses the ecliptic going toward the northern hemisphere, and the South Node is where she crosses the ecliptic headed south.
The North Node is an indicator of the challenges that we will face in our life, and the lessons these challenges will teach us. It is associated with the experiences we must work on in order to grow spiritually. The North Node often presents to our circumstances and experiences that are unfamiliar, and may even make us feel uncomfortable.
Rahu is the shadow planet in Vedic Astrology that represents the North Node in Astronomy. In Hindi Mythology Rahu is a snake that swallows the sun or moon, causing eclipses. Rahu represents deception, signifying cheating, pleasure and insincere immoral acts. Rahu is able to strengthen and cement one’s power, converting even an enemy into a friend, making him seen as one of the terror-inspiring Gods. Rahu is a provider for success and strength, and assists mankind in realizing its best and worst aspects of human potential.
The North Node is commonly referred to as the Dragon’s Head, representing your karmic objectives and pointing the soul towards growth and evolution. The sign holding your Dragon’s Head reveals the flavor of your karma in this lifetime, while its house placement shows the area of life in which you need to develop, or become conscious of this karma.
The Dragon’s Head does mark sets of circumstances that are in some way new or unfamiliar, an exploratory course that leads to the realization of the desires and past-life commitments.
Rahu’s element is air, dealing with all air-related activities including aviation and pilots. Health issues associated with Rahu include skin diseases, smallpox, bone problems and abdominal ulcers.
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At the centre of our solar system is the Sun, in which the Earth and all the other planets revolve around. The Sun is considered an integral part of astrology, representing our conscious mind, will to live and creativity.
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The nearest planet to the sun, and thereby seen as most in tune with it. Mercury is seen as the “spokesperson” for the Sun, feeding the Sun messages how he interprets and perceives it. A tranquil sun is likely to be upset by negative messages from a shaky Mercury.
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Astrologers consider the Moon to be just as important as the sun through its different phases, waxing and waning in appearance in an unchanging cycle. The moon is said to represent the feeling nature of individuals, associated with their memories, moods, subconscious habits and emotional make-up.
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As the fourth planet in the Solar system, being personal in its sign, house and aspects reflecting basic psychological functions in the personality. Red is seen as the symbolic color for Mars – the color of blood, fire, action and passion.
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In Roman Mythology, Jupiter is the King of the Gods, a guardian and protector and is mainly connected with the day Thursday. Jupiter is also commonly referred to as the Planet of royalty, culture and philosophy.
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The discovery and subsequent acceptance by the scientific community coincided with an incredible revolution in technology and science. Having an aerial as its glyph or symbol is a testimony to the progressive things Uranus stands for.
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If you were to be told that this Universe, your physical existence, your birth and death itself and in fact everything around you is an illusion and completely insubstantial you’d more than likely shake your head in disbelief at such a proposition.
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In the scheme of Eternity, we consider Earth and human history, we may liken our current stage of development to that of an embryo. It is within this framework of our planetary ‘gestation’ and progress that the study of the outer planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are of particular interest.
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The North Node is an indicator of the challenges that we will face in our life, and the lessons these challenges will teach us. It is associated with the experiences we must work on in order to grow spiritually.
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Ketu is the shadow planet in astrology that represents the South Node in astronomy. South Node is seen as having a profound influence on our lives and also the creation process.
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