North Node into Cancer, South Node in Capricorn: How Far We’ve Come

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” 
― Maya Angelou

Effective Dates: November 6th, 2018- May 6th, 2020

Helios on the longest title for an article that I’ve ever written– Shut up, me; It fits and is informative. Honestly, when your inner muse is a troll… Anyways Heretics, all jokes aside this is actually a hellaciously important transit. The Lunar Nodes in transit basically set the tone for the year, kind of the backdrop that everything else takes place against. It is the motivation for us doing anything and reflects our priorities for the year.

Now, this is not a transit that most people look at- it’s not as sexy as Uranus in Taurus, as terrifying as an Eclipse, or as clickbaity as yet another Mercury Retrograde (brace yourself for that one by the way); But it is an incredibly important one. We all want to know where we’re going and what we’re trying to move past, and that is essentially the Nodes in a nutshell. Now, a bit of a lesson- You can’t just look at one piece of the Nodes, you have to examine both, and that’s easy due to them always being exactly opposite each other. The North Node is traditionally viewed as what we are aiming for, what we want out of the year, what we are moving towards. The South Node, conversely, represents what we are trying to move past and learn from- but holds a bunch of useful lessons, skills and experience, gained from the last time it was the North Node (~6 years ago).

Along the Cancer/Capricorn axis, this becomes a journey of emotional importance. It starts us off from a place of fear, of individuality and loneliness. We are scared of what the future may bring, of our place in the world and how we can hope to make any sort of difference in tipping the scales for the better. While the task ahead of us may be enormous and daunting, hold on to the urge within you to change this world, to pull it back from the brink- That is what will guide you and save you now. The arena this will play out in is wherever you have the sign of Cancer in your chart, focus that while trying to not allow your Capricorn part of your chart to trip you up. You will be afraid, and this will hardly be an easy task, but its the one you were born to accomplish. 

Honestly, this can all be boiled down to one urge- You, my dear Heretic, just want to go Home. The drive for a place where you are safe, understood and accepted is so, so human and so okay. There is nothing wrong with what you want here. Find your community, build your family, and dont be afraid to lose those who aren’t accepting of the real you. This transit is like the culmination of the Cardinal Crisis (god, remember that? Remember when we thought THAT was the end all, be all? God, simpler times….) You are not the same person you were six years ago, but you have to start LIVING accordingly or else you won’t ever be able to move on to the life you are building. You have to be willing to let go of what is old and outdated in order to do so.

The biggest enemy you have in this is the sense of urgency and the inner demand that you do not have enough time to achieve everything that you need to. Well, let me be the first to tell you that there is never enough time. You will never be able to achieve EVERYTHING you have ever wanted. You will need to not only give up on those you considered family but who do not support you outside of your ability to further their own aims, but you will also need to give up on those lives you wanted but were unable to put forth any effort into creating. Your mission will be to prioritize one new version of yourself, in alignment with the choices and changes you have made over the last six years, and create a bold, fantastic new life where that version of you is able to shine brighter than the version of you you are ashamed of. You have to be selfish now, and live for you, first and foremost- and you have to be brave enough to leave your comfortable nest so that you can try out your wings and fly.

You can do this. You will be amazing. You’re going home.

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