We have a Grand Trine in Fire signs between Saturn, Uranus and the North Node which started forming mid-May and will last until mid-June. In the middle of the transit, the Grand Trine will turn into a “Castle” a highly beneficial configuration that will enable us to actualize our life mission, turn our vision into reality and make our wildest dream come true.
Every time the Nodes are involved, we have the choice to stay where we are, adding an extra layer of security to the comfort of our South Node, or move into the unknown, pushing of our instincts to the pull of our purpose (North Node).
3th of June will be the highlight of this very special energy, due to some very special transits:
Venus conjoins Uranus, adding an “extra sparkle” to the Grand Trine.
Mars, in the last degree of Gemini, applies a sextile to the North Node and to Venus and Uranus
The South Node is in sextile with Saturn and Venus/Uranus
On 3rd of June 2017 the Grand Trine will become a Double-Kite, also called a “Castle” which is an extremely rare and progressive astrological configuration.
I like the symbolism attached to the Kite, which is a bird flying between Heaven and Earth bearing the sign of the Cross. The role of the Kite is to stimulate the expression of the Grand Trine, of the infinite potential of the Universe through our consciousness. The Grand trine energy is expressed through the Kite.
In our case we have two possible “outlets” for the Grand Fire Trine energy (North Node/ Uranus/ Saturn): one is though Mars and the other though the South Node. We have to choice to either “act” upon our mission in this lifetime, and literally start building castles in the sky, or to go back to our comfortable routine and do nothing (South Node) about the opportunity we’ve been presented.
And because we have 2 kites the configuration becomes a “Castle”. The Castle is a highly stable structure, resting on the base of the trine / triangle. The planets we have at the base are Saturn and the North Node. The foundations on which we are building our castle are solid (Saturn) and aligned with our soul’s Purpose (North Node).
The Universe is giving us everything we need to turn our dreams into reality.
Who said you can’t build castles in the sky? The highest point of the Castle is the Uranus / Venus conjunction signifying the edelweiss on top of the mountain, the stunning beauty of the higher realms of the sky, the promise of heaven.
Leave behind your comfort zone and chose action instead, you now have the chance to build upon a foundation that will stand for an eternity.
If you have planets or angles around 27° in Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, you are especially favored by this transit.
North Node in Leo: When North Node is in Leo, South Node is in Aquarius.
North Node in Leo / South Node in Aquarius is about creative self-expression vs. group-think.
Release yourself from the control of your mind (South Node in Aquarius) and learn instead how to live from the heart (North Node in Leo).
Many people know that the Lunar Nodes have “something to do” with the eclipses. Indeed, eclipses happen only near the Lunar Nodes, when the Moon moves directly and precisely in front of the Sun. The Nodes blend the subtle energies of the Moon and the Sun, of the feminine and the masculine, of the Yin and the Yang that make life as we know it.
That’s why the Nodes are always somehow linked to our destiny. Transits to the North Node tend to show in the most important moments of our life: when we move from one phase of our life to the next, at the birth of a child, when a family member passes away, when we meet a soul mate. The Nodes represent our “spiritual compass”, the “essence” of our purpose in life.
The Nodes come in pairs of opposite zodiacal signs – the North Node represents the unfolding destiny, and the South Node, the karmic past. The North Node is literally our “North Star” and represents fresh new learning and the qualities we need to embrace to move forward.
The South Node instead is about the repetitive patterns and old lessons. The past (South Node) is the foundation of the future (North Node), the “old” on which we build “the new”.
Our heart’s longing
Leo is ruled by the Sun, the life-giving, generous and radiant star that gives us light, warmth and energy. The Sun is the “engine” of our solar system, without it we wouldn’t exist. Leo rules our heart.
The heart is the “Sun” of your body, the little engine in your chest that pumps life. The beating heart is the promise of life.
Your heart is the core of who you are, your center of gravity, the place where you feel fully alive.
When we live from our center, everything is the way it should be. As children (Leo also rules children) we knew how to get in touch with the innocence of our existence. But as we grow up we learn to follow rules, listen to our parents and ‘fit in’.
But we never really forget that place of joy, radiance and innocence. The deepest longing in life is the longing to be one with the center, to get connected with that place of love and truth.
This evolutionary calling is usually experienced when the North Node touches a point in our chart. When you have a North Node transit, the Universe is asking you to get out of the cage – even if it is challenging and painful.
This longing is the homesickness of the heart, the yearning to return back to your divine nature.
This spiritual crisis comes in different ways. Sometimes, it comes with a clear and strong yearning and desire to express more and to be more – to give your uniquely creative gifts to something bigger than yourself.
Other times, it comes with hopelessness and frustration because you’re unsure about who you are and how you fit into the world.
And other times – and this one is the most daunting – it comes with a vague dissatisfaction. You may tell yourself “I have everything, I have a great job, I have money, I have a relationship, but still, there is something missing from my life”.
During the transit of the North Node in Leo, you will be thought how to embrace the longing of your heart and how to activate your evolutionary purpose from that place of truth.
You are now given the chance to identify the part you are meant to play (North Node in Leo) in the larger context of reality (South Node in Aquarius) so that your gifts and talents can be actualized to their fullest potential.
“Evolution is calling you to participate in creating a world equal to your potential”
The only way to come “home” is to (re)discover the true nature of yourself. For this, you need to detach yourself from the global (TV, imposed cultural models, internet, social media) and focus on our own creative genius.
Your unique talents, your individual aspirations, your dreams ARE important. The North Node in Leo is an invitation to straighten your crown and stop worrying about what other people think.
Follow your heart’s longing with courage even if this goes against the approval of your friends, community or society.
The South Node in Aquarius is the release point. In the process of embracing your heart’s longing, you may find you need to let go of some friendships. Remember, real friends want the best for you. Resist the temptation to go back to the old ways if some “friends” find your new ways unacceptable. Let them go if they threaten to leave. See who stays. These are your real friends.
Of course, I am not encouraging you to be selfish, but is nothing selfish in allowing the real you to emerge. Be the sculptor of your life and allow the everlasting Universe express itself through you in your unique way.
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it” – Michelangelo
The world needs you, and it is your duty to let yourself shine. This is ultimately the message of the North Node in Leo.
What does it mean for you
We will be all affected by the Nodal sift. Last time we had the Nodes in Leo/Aquarius was from September 1998 to April 2000. Go back to 1999, 1980, 1962, years when we had the Nodes in Leo/Aquarius to get a feeling about what to expect in the next 1 year and a half.
Also, if you have your Nodes on the Leo/Aquarius axis, you will be especially in focus because you will experience your Nodal Return. The nodes return to the same zodiacal signs once every 18,5 years. Therefore, if you are 19 years of age, 37, 56, 75 and so on you will experience a “karmic reset”. The universe will bring you “back on track” in case you’ve lost your compass.
Look in which houses you have Leo and Aquarius in your chart for more details. For example, if you have the North Node in Leo in the 1st house and the South Node in Aquarius in the 7th house, you need to let the others hear you roar, and no longer depend on group approval.
If you have the North Node in Leo in the 2nd house and the South Node in Aquarius in the 8th house, during this transit you need to start treating yourself like a queen or king, become more generous with money, and pay more attention to your own value system as opposed to other people’s value systems. And so on…
Also, if you have personal planets in Leo/Aquarius the Nodes will bring into awareness that area of your life symbolized by the respective planet or angle.
Saturn and the Nodes of the Moon – the past and the future
The past creates the future and the future is a reflection of the past. Saturn square the Nodes of the Moon is about the relationship between the past and the future.
The Nodes of the Moon represent the pathway of our soul’s evolutionary journey from the past (the South Node) to the future (the North Node).
The North Node is the direction our Soul longs to go towards in this life, our calling, and the South Node is the direction we need to move away from—the default patterns “inherited” from another life. Yet, you cannot cut the cords of the past. The past needs to be acknowledged. Our future self is just a step forward, another ring in a tree trunk.
Saturn rules our conditioning or the way we were taught and brought up in the world, our “playground” – remember Saturn has rings? The ring marks the border between what is allowed and was is not. It reminds us of our boundaries, responsibilities and commitments.
That’s why Saturn is associated with restrictions and limitations, but with this, it also brings structure and meaning to our life. Saturn has the power to manifest whatever we put our mind to, as long as feasibility criteria are satisfied. Saturn’s lessons actually help us grow.
Saturn square Nodes transit
Saturn square the North Node and the South Node plays an extremely important role in our evolution.
The Nodes call for a development of the Saturnian function, and a wise use of our natural talents and resources. Saturn wants to break down the ego structures that no longer serve us in order to “create” a better version of ourselves. But for this, we must develop strength, order and self-discipline.
Are you stuck in your life? You know if you are stuck in your South Node when everything is quite ok …but something is not quite right. There is something in your psyche that tries to convince you that where you are is good enough (South Node).
But still, deep down, you know you are stagnating. You know that you are being called towards something else. That you were brought into this world for a purpose (North Node). You don’t know what that is yet but you know you need to move towards it, even if the possibility of the unknown frightens you.
Questions to reflect upon during the Saturn square Nodes transit:
Do you live in the past, present or future?
Do you play small or do you take chances in your life?
Are you self-disciplined enough to make good progress towards your goals? Or you’re rather scattered and uncommitted?
In which areas of your life you need to overcome your insecurities? Do you explore the fullest potential that you are capable of being?
How do you get to your North Node? What has been left unresolved from past and needs to be addressed, now or never?
Can you appreciate your unique features and regard them as a beauty all your own? Can you say “I am good enough”?
Where is the clutter in your life? In your living room? In your relationships? Your career? Your health? How are you going to get rid of it?