Guys!! Please take note. This post is looking forward to things that will begin, in earnest, in May. I think it also goes to the transition we are currently experiencing, as the Moon’s Nodes transition from the Virgo/Pisces axis to the Leo/Aquarius axis.
This transition will take place in mid-May. The positive stuff mentioned in this post will become more true and more immediately relevant to our lives as mid-May comes and goes.
But the bottom line, for me, is that I like so many of us, could really do with some encouraging news. I had all these positive expectations about mid-May and I just could not resist the temptation to share them. I just felt this overwhelming need to shed a little light.
The Moon’s Nodes are a major influence on the direction of events and the nature of trends during their transits. The Moon’s Nodes are currently transiting the Virgo/Pisces Axis. By mid-May 2017, they will begin transiting the nearby, Leo/Aquarius axis. We are in the very earliest stages of that transition now.
Pisces is endlessly formless and endlessly expansive. And it is often otherworldly. Pisces embodies the quintessence of human spiritual, moral and ethical values, but not at all in a concrete, specific or grounded way.
Virgo, by contrast, is all about the boundaries and distinctions necessary to navigate and to harness the powerful, boundless, expansive, ungrounded and high spiritual energies of Pisces.
The dynamic of the Virgo/Pisces axis, blends the formless, ungrounded spiritual potentials of Pisces with the grounding, form-giving potentials of Virgo. This process gives the spiritual, otherworldly energies of Pisces what is required for them to manifest in useful, grounded ways.
The goal of the nodal transit of the Virgo/Pisces axis would also
be ‘pattern healing.’ [I borrowed this term from Aurora Juliana Ariel.] In other words, under this influence we would try to discover and rectify, or heal, imperfections in patterns already attached to the energies of Pisces.
During this transit, the South Node was in Pisces. The Pisces South Node made for a far, far heavier, uncomfortable (i.e. painful) transit than the upcoming Aquarius South Node will bring.
The basic archetypal forces as well as the detrimental effects of the Pisces South Node were reinforced in various ways by other influences. Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, dramatically augmented the deceptive appeal of the South Node, drawing more people to ill-fated South Node.
Nessus and Chiron are also in Pisces. Each of these two influences, each in their own way, draw more attention to the South Node and multiply and intensify the disruptive effects of South Node Pisces.
There is also the fact that so much of the history of the modern world occurred during the Piscean Age. So many flawed patterns, were laid down in consciousness during the Piscean Age, both on the individual and the collective level. Many of these patterns were deeply flawed in their origins or they have been distorted since.
In so many words, the transit of the Moon’s Nodes across this Virgo/Pisces axis was bound to be an exceedingly heavy transit for all concerned. And by all accounts, the Virgo/Pisces transit has caused difficult emotional and mental releases and deep inner and outer transformations.
Until mid-May the Moon’s Nodes will remain on the Virgo/Pisces axis. During this transit, the North Node will remain in Virgo. The South Node will still be in Pisces.
The North Node in Virgo means the Universe will still strongly favor Virgoan approaches to the solution of problems and discourage highly idealistic, highly spiritual Piscean approaches. For now, until the transition is complete, the South Node will continue to dredge up old, defective Piscean patterns for healing.
Our solutions will still need to be research-, experience- or evidence- based and highly rational, well-grounded and highly specific, with clear boundaries. Essentially solutions need to be very Virgoan to attract the support of the Universe.
After mid-May the Moon’s Nodes will be on the Leo/Aquarius axis. The North Node will be in Leo. The Universe will strongly favor Leo approaches to meeting challenges. With the South Node in Aquarius, the Universe will discourage Aquarian solutions.
It will be all about ‘pattern healing’ and, with the South Node in Aquarius, most of the flawed patterns in question – will be drawn from the Aquarius side of the axis.
The Leo/Aquarius dynamic reconciles the rights of the individual (Leo) and the rights of the community (Aquarius) while avoiding anarchy on the one hand and oppression on the other. The South Node in Aquarius will be dredging up those defective Aquarian patterns that tend to support either anarchy or tyranny, and asking us to deal with them – to heal them.
During this transit, with the North Node in Leo, the Universe will support solutions that lead to the enrichment and empowerment of the personality, to imbue the personality with new, deeper, richer qualities. Essentially, the Universe will favor solutions based on personality preferences that are themselves based on individual personal experience.
Be mindful, too, that Leo represents the heart. It might be said that the Universe will begin favoring solutions with heart. In other words, the North Node in Leo will be supporting heart-centric solutions as opposed to the cerebral, idealistic and even spiritual ideas that Aquarius inspires in people.
With the South Node in Aquarius, the Universe will not, for example, support revolutionary, Utopian, i.e. Aquarian schemes. It will not support systematic schemes intended to liberate and enlighten but which often turn out to be oppressive. Nor will it support typically Aquarian/Uranian technological, mechanistic solutions. The North Node will be demanding, and rewarding, heart.
But the message I am most excited to put out is that, blessedly, as the Moon’s Nodes move onto the Leo/Aquarius axis, we will move into a lighter, less challenging time. Although, and I want to emphasize this, it will certainly not be a time without challenges. Although, I believe the challenges will be about combatting resistance to solutions that have heart.
The Node’s transit of the Leo/Aquarius axis will continue the deep, healing reexamination of the most fundamental ideas and ideals that structure and guide our lives. But not so much.
Such an intense and thorough re-examination and healing of such fundamental patterns is bound to be disruptive on an individual and collective level. And it will continue to happen on a global scale. But, again, just not so much.
In Aquarius, the South Node will no longer be augmented by the powers of Neptune, Chiron and Nessus, endlessly dredging up the ancient, difficult, trauma-ridden sediments of Pisces.
The sign the North Node is transiting, is the sign the Universe supports most. On the Virgo/Pisces axis, Pisces is the most spiritual of the two archetypal polarities. In the Leo/Aquarius axis, Aquarius is the most spiritual of the two polarities.
Intuitively, we would expect the Universe to push us in the most spiritual direction. On the Virgo/Pisces axis, that would be in the direction of Pisces. On the Leo/Aquarius axis, that would be in the direction of Aquarius. But that’s not what’s going on these days. The North Node is pointing us in the direction of the most worldly, least spiritual signs in question, i.e., the Virgo and Leo respectively.
While the Nodes are on the Virgo/Pisces axis, the North Node, the Node the Universe favors, is in Virgo, the more worldly choice. While the Moon’s Nodes transit the Leo/Aquarius axis, the North Node, which the Universe favors, will again be in the least spiritual and most worldly of the two poles.
World Dharma will once again pull us away from more spiritual and idealistic approaches to solving problems – away from the idea of applying off-the-shelf, idealistic or spiritual solutions.
It is exactly as if the Moon’s Nodes, the arbiters of World Dharma, have decided that those deeply etched, deeply imbedded ideals we have respected and aspired to all of our lives, individually and collectively, are precisely the problem that must be transcended and the sourc of deep trouble.
Its very much as if the Universe is now telling us, in no uncertain terms, that all the old ideals are broken and imperfect patterns and must no longer be relied upon. They must be re-examined and changed, or healed, based on fresh, new experience of the world. Where our most fundamental ideals are concerned it’s now time to go back to the drawing board.
With the North Node pulling us back toward objective experience and observation, its as if the universe is telling us to look at the damage these broken and imperfect spiritual and idealistic patterns have done and to return to the drawing board. The Moon’s Nodes are weaning us away from ideas we have held to for centuries.
So, we must look at the reality these bad patterns are creating. We must now fix these patterns if not create completely new ones. The past and all of its injustices and inequities is not to be repeated, starting immediately. Efforts based on these old, imperfect Piscean patterns will fail out of the starting gate or at least meet immediate, concerted resistance.
The broken and damaging patterns residing in Pisces and with which we have been dealing were especially numerous and varied and virulent. Toxic as they were, they also drew the mind with special power because they are so deeply etched. Removing them and correcting them did damage, and caused intense distress.
This was all the more true because of the involvement of Neptune, Chiron and Nessus. These bodies added to the basic glamour and magnetism of the South Node. But their effects also added to the disruptive, often detrimental effects of the South Node generally.
In Aquarius, the South Node will, of course, retain its native appeal, but it will be alone in Aquarius. Neptune, Nessus and Chiron will be behind it, still in Pisces, their influence receding. The often very difficult energies of Pisces, Neptune, Chiron and Nessus will be fading.
The Universe will again favor the more reality-, experience-based solutions, broadly speaking. Once more, the Universe will be steering us away from more idealistic and spiritual-seeming solutions, despite our natural inclination to select choose the more obviously spiritual and idealistic solution. In effect, we will be trying to conform our ideas about life to new, present realities rather than conform the present realities of our lives to ancient and flawed ideas.
South Node in Pisces makes for a far heavier transit than the South Node in Aquarius will.
So much of our history, so many individual and collective patterns, flawed and otherwise, were laid down in collective consciousness during the Piscean Age, during the last 2000+ years. The Pisces South Node, augmented by Neptune, Chiron and Nessus, would be dredging up these ancient, deeply rooted, and often deeply flawed patterns up into consciousness along with the trauma that is still associated with them. And, by the end, b mid-May, it would have been doing so continuously for nearly two years.
You don’t dredge up such large numbers of deeply rooted, deeply flawed, ancient patterns for such a long period of time without very difficult consequences of all kinds for innumerable people.
As the Nodes move onto the Leo/Aquarius axis, with the South Node in Aquarius, this upwelling and rectification, or healing, of flawed patterning will eventually include primarily Aquarian patterning. The deep, heavy, dense Piscean material will filter out of the process. We will no longer have the dynamic of the South Node in Pisces weighing heavily upon us.
There would be far fewer flawed or defective Aquarian patterns to rectify, or heal. Uranus was only discovered in March, 1781. Aquarius became an active archetypal principle very late in the Piscean Age. And Neptune, Chiron and Nessus will not be aggravating the process.
The transit of the Moon’s Nodes across this Virgo/Pisces axis, with a Pisces South Node was always going to be an exceedingly heavy transit. It was always going to mark an especially important and difficult time in the spiritual evolution of the world. It was also going to be an especially transformative time.
During the transit of the Virgo/Pisces axis by the Moon’s Nodes, we did an overwhelming amount of ‘pattern healing,’ deep pattern healing. It has been healing that brought trauma and anguish, ancient and new anguish, to the surface as part of the process.
Also, February, with its two eclipses, the final two eclipses on the Virgo/Pisces axis for roughly 18 years, was bound to mark a peak in the release of misaligned patterns residing in the Virgo/Pisces axis in the individual and collective unconscious.
While the Moon’s Nodes are on the Leo/Aquarius axis we will be urged by the Universe to choose Leo solutions to our challenges. That will mean finding solutions that are respectful and supportive of the personality’s need to explore, experiment, play and grow in richness and strength. That will mean finding solutions that are more human and humane, regardless of what established ideals tell us.
But we can expect a very big and, I think, beneficial shift as the Moon’s Nodes move onto the Leo/Aquarius axis.
Neptune, Chiron and Nessus will not be augmenting the rectification process. There will not be the immense accumulation of misaligned patterns that had built up on the Virgo/Pisces axis. And both Leo and Aquarian energies are, in the end, much easier to deal with. They are both inventive, playful, often light-hearted energies. They are tolerant of, or even demand inspiring innovation and heart-based compromise that will make life easier for all of us.
With the Moon’s Nodes on the Leo/Aquarius axis, things will be less intense, less harsh and less extreme. These energies will bring out the lighter and more colorful side of the change process.
Right now, it’s the real world (Virgo) vs, the world of spiritual ideals (Pisces). It will soon be the real world (Leo) of personalities and hearts vs. the world of ideals and a different variety of deep spiritual motivations (Aquarius). The Leo emphasis might make for more drama, but, in my opinion, it will be drama without the trauma.
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