When discussing astrology, one must never forget that the sky is in constant motion. When we speak about a Lunar eclipse, Full Moon, or the lunar nodes, we must know that the rest of the solar system is active.
I take the thorough approach because planets, signs, and angles change dynamically, lessening or
strengthening their energy.
Today we will look at the Lunar nodes, eclipses, and the full Moon, what they are, and how they affect us. I like to emphasize the effect and how we react to the impact. Free will is always at play, and deciding how these energies will affect your life is up to you. I believe in the power of words and thoughts. What we think about is what we attract. That’s why it’s critical to understand the energies of the astrology components and how we choose to use their powers.
The Lunar nodes are imaginary points at the intersection of the orbits of the Moon and Sun. The North Node represents our future, what we strive for, and our purpose. The South Node represents what we came into this world knowing; if you believe in a past life, what you have mastered before this life. The South Node placement suggests what we need to let go of, and the North Node shows us where we are moving forward! The nodal axis has opposing energy, and the nodes are always opposite.
A lunar eclipse pairs with a solar eclipse that is two weeks apart. The lunar eclipse is during a full moon. The solar eclipse is during the new moon phase. A full moon, by astrology definition, is when the Sun and Moon are opposite. That’s the tension that we feel between our ego and our emotions.
We have the two energies of the feminine reflective Moon opposite the masculine extroverted Sun. An interesting note about the Sun and the Moon’s size in the sky from the perspective of the Earth; the Sun and Moon appear the same size; that’s how we get an eclipse appearance. The Sun is 400 times larger than the Moon and 400 times farther from the Earth.