As a predictive astrologer, my work pulls me into helping people answer important questions. The most popular question is of course, “what happens next.”
The future can be a tricky thing to maneuver— but a topic that always draws us in closer. I have found that more people, than not, want to know what the future entails. Curiosity always kills the cat ;)
The truth of the matter, however, is that the future isn’t just about looking ahead. It’s really a combination of our past and present. It’s those experiences that really create the future answers we’re all seeking.
Our past, in particular, contains a lot of the keys to where we’re supposed to go next. Exploring our personal astrology helps to highlight these important elements—most importantly looking deeper into our past life times.
The notion that we die and then come back over and over again is a very real one.
While no one can officially prove it, there are many markers and stories that help to point us in this direction.
My work with astrology and seeing people’s lives unravel have personally illustrated the concept of “past lives” many times over. The karmic wheel, so to speak, is always turning. Each time it moves, we’re faced with important decisions and turning points that push us to discover the things our souls need to. We’re continually being pushed to turn our own wheel, break toxic patterns, move in new directions and experience the things we need to.
Making all of that happen, however, is easier said than done. This kind of stuff takes lifetimes to accomplish.
Your Past-Life Markers: Moon’s Nodes
From a personal standpoint, our astrology contains several markers that point to our karmic wheel. It’s always in motion and encompasses what our souls want to development. The ones that I’d like to present first are important markers of the Moon that live in each of our personal astrology pictures. These are most often referred to as the Moon’s Nodes.
The Moon’s Nodes are karmic indicators that reveal where we’ve been and where we’re supposed to go next. They can work as our very own personal advisors which can be rather useful in times of uncertainty. These personal indicators help us point to both our past and future. Awareness of their message can get us a little closer to answering all those future related questions we love to ask.
Their placement in our own personal astrology reveals what we should pursue as well as what skills we’ve already developed in past life times. That kind of knowledge can ultimately help us attain our soul’s goals.
The Moon’s Node’s consist of both the North Node and the South Node. Each is important and should be looked at in order to gain a better understanding of our life path, as well as why we are here.
The North Node: Where You’re Headed
The North Node is what we’re learning, which can sometimes take a few lifetimes. It shows us where we are ultimately headed or what our future direction needs to be.
The purpose of our life and what we should ultimately be learning is revealed when we look deeper into the North Node. I always think of the North Node as a lucky spot in our astrology. When it’s sparked in just the right way – it can help push us along and create some sort of opportunity that gets us to where we are supposed to be. Following the path of our North Node will give us the most fulfillment out of life. It’s not a perfect science, per say, and we’re all going to stumble and fall in finding the right way. However, the good news is that no one is going to fail when it comes to meeting up with our personal destiny.
The South Node: Where You’ve Been
The South Node – is what we’ve already mastered in past lifetimes, in addition to all the karmic baggage that’s developed.
These skills, traits and insights that stem out of our South Node are always with us. Sometimes those are good things and other times they aren’t. They have been developed, learned and refined over the course of many life times. Experiences of the past tie us into everything that our South Node represents. Knowing those soul strengths and weaknesses can help us tap into valuable resources, as well as subconscious defaults that create our current realities.
The place where the Nodes operate in our personal astrology fall directly in line with our soul’s development. From a time perspective an important factor surrounding the Nodes is how they move. They Nodes are always moving backwards or retrograde whereas everything else usually moves forward. This is suggestive of the importance of their theme of looking back.
Pursuing our North Node objectives are what gets us the most out of life —but it takes time to develop these traits.
The honest truth is that it’s actually easiest for us to revert back into our South Node ways. That’s what we know best! Setbacks in life can easily push us to revert into our old South Node ways a little too quickly. It’s those decisions we need to make in our hardest moments that can prevent us from learning new things. Fear and lack of motivation make it much easier to pursue the path of least resistance with the South Node.
Sticking with easy won’t give us life fulfillment however. Anything worthwhile usually comes along with a need to work hard at it.
For personal insight – here’s as a quick look at some of the meanings of North and South Node placements. Discovering more about our own can help us learn about our soul’s karmic mission.
Here’s a free calculator to help reveal where the Nodes are living in each of our personal astrology charts.
It shows where our North Node is (but keep in mind that the South Node lives directly opposite the North Node). It’s very important to look at both the sign and house that our Nodes live in. We have to blend the characteristics of each element in order to gain the most understanding. *Having our birthday, exact time of birth and location of where we were born makes for better accuracy.
Look for this symbol in chart to find personal placements:
**Remember the key points of the Nodes— our North Node is where we are heading and the South Node is where we’ve been.
North Node in Aries or the First House – South Node in Libra or the Seventh House
Our greatest growth will come from developing your own personality and power. We’ve been too dependent on others in the past and now it’s time for us to shine on our own!
North Node in Taurus or the Second House – South Node in Scorpio or the Eighth House
Our greatest fulfillment will come through enjoying our possessions or pleasures. In the past we’ve worked hard at helping others find their value and self-worth and now is the time for us to enjoy them ourselves!
North Node in Gemini or the Third House – South Node in Sagittarius or the Ninth House
Our greatest growth will come through mental stimulation or expressions. In the past we might have been too emotional in our thinking and now is the time to be logical and rational.
North Node in Cancer or the Fourth House – South Node in Capricorn or the Tenth House
Our greatest fulfillment will come through taking care of your family and home. In the past we may have been a workaholic or focused too much on things outside of our family … now’s the time where we’re called to focus on our home life.
North Node in Leo or the Fifth House – South Node in Aquarius or the Eleventh House
Our greatest growth will come through being creative & gaining recognition. In the past we may not have accepted approval or acknowledgment easily and now is the time for us to take it willingly.
North Node in Virgo or the Sixth House – South Node in Pisces or the Twelfth House
Our greatest fulfillment will come through our daily work or service to others. In the past we may have focused on impractical matters and now is the time to be practical and set our fantasies aside.
North Node in Libra or the Seventh House – South Node in Aries or the First House
Our greatest growth will come through close and personal partnerships. In the past, we may have been a lone operator and perhaps too selfish to work with others. Now is the time for us to learn how to compromise and cooperate.
North Node in Scorpio or the Eighth House – South Node in Taurus or the Second House
Our greatest fulfillment will come through giving up your wants for material possessions and helping others find their worth. In the past, we may have been too attached to our wealth and pleasures. Now is the time to for us to help others.
North Node in Sagittarius or the Ninth House – South Node in Gemini or the Third House
Our greatest growth will come through obtaining higher knowledge. In the past we may have been skeptical and now is our chance to soak up new ideas in order to have a broader view on the world.
North Node in Capricorn or the Third House – South Node in Cancer or the Fourth House
Our greatest fulfillment will come through our career. In the past we may have led a very personal and closed existence and now is the time for us to shine in the public eye and put ourselves in the limelight.
North Node in Aquarius or the Eleventh House – South Node in Leo or the Fifth House
Our greatest growth will come through helping society or special groups and organizations. In the past we were too ego driven and now is the time for us to help the greater good rather than feed our ego.
North Node in Pisces or the Twelfth House – South Node in Virgo or the Sixth House
Our greatest fulfillment will come through helping others in a very profound way. In the past, we were a master of organization of our daily tasks and our own self-improvement.