20. Thence come the maidens mighty in wisdom,
Three from the dwelling down ‘neath the tree;
Urth is one named, Verthandi the next,–
On the wood they scored-
and Skuld the third.
Laws they made there, and life allotted
To the sons of men, and set their fates.
In Astrology, the Nodes of the Moon mark the Past, Present and Future. The theory is that the Soul is on a Journey. During this Journey, the soul travels from one place to another. We all come from somewhere and are heading towards somewhere. Time keeps flowing even as you are reading this. It never ceases.
Past, Present and Future
In many world mythologies we come across Fates: Three female figures who have such power that even Gods cannot bargain with them. In Plato’s cosmology we again come across them. Fates weave the thread of life, water the Tree of Life, they stand at the junctures, they are the purveyors of Life and what may befall on us mortals. In Norse mythology they are the Norns: Urd, Verdandi and Skuld: Past, Present and Future.
The Past is symbolized by the South Node, the Dragon’s Tail. . The South Node is where we unmake what we already have in order to be able to weave the Future (North Node). We are already quite adept and experienced in the sign/house themes where the South Node rests. South Node shows us what we have brought with us from the Past. In this life we do not create these things any longer even though we may feel a strong urge to do so.We no longer improve them but use them as background and material for creating the future. We unmake the fabric in the South Node and release the wool so that we can use this wool in the Present in order to create the Future.
The sign in between the South Node and the North Node shows the Present. We find this sign by going 90 degrees counterclockwise from the South Node. We are coming from somewhere (South), we are here now and we are going towards somewhere (North). Present is the curicial place because this is what we are creating. We weave our life at the Present with the materials we release and gather from the South Node.
The sign and house of the Present shows us what we are currently doing in this life. What can be a greater gift ?
The present is where we can make concious choices. If there are any planets, asteroids or other significant celestial bodies in this place, they should also be taken into consideration.
North Node is where the soul is headed towards. Our actions eventually take us there. The Future is always young and new. We keep weaving, creating our future in the Present. North Node shows what we are making with the wool we had gathered from the South Node and are currently weaving in the Present. Therefore the Present is more important than the Past or the Future. We create in the Present thus Past and Future falll before us as “Fate”, that which we cannot alter.
When a planet makes a sqaure to the Nodes, we call it “on the bending” planet and it becomes particularly important in our journey of life.
Bending planets are either North bendig or South bending. The themes carried in with the bending planet can sometimes be very strongly seen in one’s life.
Lunar Nodes Report
As a consultant astrologer, I work with natal charts. The Lunar Nodes reading is a 5 pages report which focuses only on the Lunar Nodes in your chart.
- Sign and House Placements
- Journey from South to North
- What is in the Present ?
- Conjuncting Planets and Asteroids
- Bending Planets
5 pages, heart and hand crafted report, originally written for you.
Please contact me, let us talk a bit and let me know what you need if you feel drawn to this work.