Apr - 20 May
The Moon has two Nodes, the North
Node and the South Node. The Nodes
form an axis and are always opposite one
another in the zodiac. The Moon’s Nodes are
important in astrology because when a new or
full Moon falls near one of the Nodes, a solar or lunar
eclipse occurs and eclipses are considered potent astrological indicators of change. There are two eclipse seasons a year,
roughly 6 months apart and each lasting approximately 6 weeks.
The eclipse activity in late winter and early spring and again 6 months later falls across the Leo Aquarius axis.
The North Node of the Moon will be in Leo until November 2018 and so therefore the South Node will be in the sign opposite Leo, Aquarius, until then too. The influence of the North Node is considered beneficial and acts like a sign post, pointing to an area to develop, exploit and where favourable opportunities await you. Leo represents the area of your solar chart associated with your home, family and domestic affairs. Like a growing plant that needs to be securely rooted to support the growing plant above, getting the foundations right, feeling at home in your home environment, is a key component to making your life healthy, happy and prosperous.
Since Aquarius is the area of your solar chart associated with your work, career, vocation and your dealings with those in positions of power and influence, the presence of the South Node here suggest that perhaps less is more in this area of your life. Prioritise your private life and if you’ve got to choose between work or home, be prepared to choose home. Staying late at the office or avoiding dealing with more pressing matters closer to home may not be the most prudent use of your time and energy in 2018. This can be a good year for work, but you need to prioritise your home, family and private life.