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North Node Enters Gemini

On May 5th the nodes are shifting out of the Cancer/Capricorn polarity with the North Node entering Gemini and South Node moving into Sagittarius. The nodes are not planets but mathematical points where the Sun's orbit and Moon's orbit intersect. These two mathematical points are where any solar and lunar eclipses occur. With the nodal shift we are entering into a new eclipse season. The nodes are always in opposite signs and they change approximately every 1.5 years. We are moving into a period of time where all of the eclipses will occur in Gemini and Sagittarius.

The North Node represents where we're heading as a collective. It points toward universal themes and things that we are all learning and focusing on. The South Node represents the past. Any major transits hitting the South Node could bring up certain historical events, reminding us to not repeat them. In your personal birth chart, your North Node is like a North start - illuminating your path and indicating what your soul is here to learn about in this lifetime. The South Node in your chart represents lessons you've already mastered and things that occurred in past lives. I like to think of the South Node as your comfort zone and the North Node as what lies outside of it.

With the nodes shifting into Gemini and Sagittarius we'll all be directed towards the themes and archetypes that these two signs embody. Gemini represents communication, media, social media, technology, short trips, gossip, networking and friendship. Ruled by Mercury, Gemini loves to be in the know. This sign has insatiable curiosity, loves to learn and has a mind that craves constant stimulation. As a collective we are all learning and adapting to different forms of communication now that many of us are quarantined and practicing social distance. Sagittarius is the philosopher of the zodiac and rules things like religion, politics, adventure, exploration, long distance journeys, wisdom and truth. While we might be craving long distance journeys right now we are being asked to find inspiration, learning and stimulation within the smaller world of our homes and neighborhoods. A lot of the upcoming cosmic energy will support taking more of an inward journey with several planets about to go retrograde and the soulful Scorpio Full Moon on May 7th. I'll have more information about these happenings in my next blog posts.

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