On Tuesday, September 16th, Mercury conjuncts the North Node of the Moon’s Nodal Axis at 19° Libra. This is a perfect occasion to post a fast and dirty about what is up with the Moon’s Nodes and get cozy with the Aries/Libra polarity.
The Moon’s Nodes are an axis—there is a North Node and 180° away, a South Node. They are the places in space where the Moon’s orbit around the Earth crosses the elliptic of Earth’s orbit around the Sun. When New or Full Moons occur at a Nodal point, we experience eclipses on Earth—Solar (New Moon) if at the North Node; Lunar (Full Moon) if at the South. Their ‘motion’ in the heavens is the opposite direction to all other planets in our solar system. Therefore they are thought to be above the frey so to speak—hanging on the periphery of all the daily celestial drama. They stay in a sign for about 19 months at a time, and take about 18 years to come full circle around the zodiac.