The Lunar Nodes moved into CAP (SN) – CANCER (NN) (Nov 16, 2018 – June 5, 2020): Because we Care!

17 Nov

Dear ASTRO~NEWS Reader, in the Star Family!

Another major shift (besides JUPITER entering SAG on Nov 8, MARS entering PI on Nov 15, VENUS going out of retro on Nov 16, and MERCURY going retro also on Nov 16!) occurs this magical month of November:

The Lunar Nodes just moved from AQ (South Node) – LEO (North Node) into CAP (SN) – CANCER (NN) – they always go retro in the Zodiac.



Lunar Nodes 101 – and their Transits

Lunar South Node Glyph

Lunar North Node Glyph

Unlike most Astrologers, I consider the Transits of the Nodes significant.
When New Moons and Full Moons (twice a year) are close to the Nodal Axis we experience Eclipses (alignments of SUN, MOON, Earth, and Lunar Nodes) which of course affect Planet Earth and Earth Beings a lot, as we know. Not only in these ‘highlight times’ (or ‘light switchers’ of the solar or lunar reflected sunlight) do the Nodes come in… but throughout their path in the Zodiac, esp. when in contact with our astrological signatures.
They do activate us, in our Soul potential. The Nodes are ‘Karmic Pathways’, after all.

They travel in the Zodiac in an 18 1/2 year cycle.
Which means, we have our Nodal Returns at ages 18 – 19, 36 – 37, 54 – 55, 72 – 73, and 90 – 91.

If you’re just coming up to these age groups your Nodal Pathway is probably also in CAP – CAN
(in doubt, I can look it up for you).
Your original / Life themes come back to remind you about what calls you into balance – so that you don’t get drained and ‘add more karma’ (if you keep going to / with the SN), and rather support what’s nurturing and life sustaining (by engaging in the NN) – for You and All! ♥

The SOUTH NODE (SN) – aka ‘Dragon’s Tail’ in Chinese Astrology – which is in CAP for the next 1 1/2 years – is where energy needs to be digested and eliminated.
The NORTH NODE (NN) – aka ‘Dragon’s Mouth’ is where fresh cosmic energy is available to be taken in.
It’s not a ‘black and white’ / ‘good and bad’ theme with the Nodes, rather an awareness of imbalance and of correcting that.


What are the NODES in CAP – CANCER about?

* Releasing the CAP shadow (which is already showing up with PLUTO and SATURN, both now in CAP too – more about it below):

  • Prioritizing productivity, status, and ‘success’, at the expense of Nature and Mother Earth.
  • A linear, hierarchically separative, controlling ‘order’ that disrespects Natural Laws.
  • All types of exploitation and abuse, incl. self abuse via never having / making enough time / running out of time – by setting priorities that aren’t in alignment with what matters most – LIFE.

* Feeding and nurturing our compassionate, motherly, caring and protective CANCERian qualities: 

  • What, who, which Beings need our caring presence now?
  • Could be yourself (it’s gotta start with YOU!), and could me Mother Earth. 
  • Gentle Lunar / Mary / Kuan Yin and Fierce Kali / Durga Mother Goddess (CAN) energies can be invoked to support and supply us with the energy to show our care (CAN) and to do what we’re ‘built for’ at this critical Time (CAP).
  • Finding our Way HOME…


Timeless Ocean – Photo by Melanie, Nov 2018


Examples for the contrasting Dynamic between the draining CAP SN qualities, and the CANCER NN orientation…

…to keep an eye on, and balance towards the Cancerian side while processing the CAP shadow.
JUPITER now in SAG helps with awareness that can shift the societal / public (im)balance, and brings new heart focused orientation.

The (CAP) solidified Rock / mountain – (CAN) Fresh water, wells, and the Ocean.
The Empire – The People, tribes, families, mothers & children.
Secured, protected, defended, guarded – safe and taken care of.
Patriarchy and capitalism / the boss – matriarchy / mom / grandmother is respected.
Patronizing – Mothering.
The Pyramid / hierarchy (with elites / privileges) – Everyone’s welcome in the circle.
Rules, regulations, reward / punishment system – Compassion and care.
Harsh, disciplined, “no excuse” – Taking care of needs, listening to feelings.
Construction, infrastructure, and buildings – Homes.
Business Success – at the expense of nurturing, caring qualities.
Extraction and exploitation of resources – Taking care of Mother Earth.
Colonial claiming and overusing – Culinary feeding of the kids.
Constructing artificial (time / resource) scarcity – Nature provides. Living cyclically.
Commodification of Nature into objects – Embracing and loving the Earth.
Converting Life into money – Giving birth, giving Life.
Divide and rule, organize society – Taking care of one another.
I got the resources to do it – But it doesn’t feel good.
Working the system – Being playful and creative.
Being jaded – Being like a child again.
Time is $, quantity / running after / running out of / artificial scarcity – Time is organic and fluid.
Scheduling and optimizing – Going with the flow.
Guilt and fear – Feeling safe and open.

The CAP shadow is obviously already happening, via PLUTO (since 2009) and SATURN (since Dec 2017) in CAP – showing up intensely, extremely, and destructively (PLUTO) and for real and in structural and leadership issues (SATURN), to be transformed on deep levels (PLUTO) and seriously worked on (SATURN) – to come to a place of “Been there, done that, can’t continue.” (CAP).


‘Dragon Dance’ of the South Node with PLUTO & SATURN in 2019

The Lunar South Node (SN) in CAP will connect with PLUTO in March / April 2019 (round 23º CAP – PLUTO will be stationary / move very slowly round 23º CAP in Apr, going retro on Apr 24), and with SATURN for even 6 months(!), from Apr to Sept 2019 (between 20º and 14º CAP, since SATURN will be stationary at 20º31′ CAP in Apr / May, going retro on Apr 29, and again stationary at 13º55′ CAP in Sept, going direct on Sept 18).

SATURN and PLUTO will be in close encounter in Apr / May 2019.
Their exact alignment will be on Jan 12, 2020.

Together with the South Node, that’s a massive pointer to process and ‘digest out of the system’ the draining and destructive CAP shadow of hierarchical top-down control, systemic (and individual) exploitation, abuse, waste of time, energy, and resources on what doesn’t matter most, creates separation, mostly serves the elite, and destroys the Earth.

The World would (and CAN) be a better place if we don’t feed more into that greedy corporate / military-industrial monster dragon, and feed the true needs of humans and all beings on our precious Mother Earth.

As Mahatma Gandhi said:
“There is enough on Earth for everybody’s need, but not enough for everybody’s greed.”

When we change our orientation towards true needs and human connection (CAN), natural laws and a healthier purpose (CAP) emerge, and are truly satisfying to build with the Human Family, and to build for a future of the Next 7 Generations…

That would be a balance / correction suggestion I’d love to see and subscribe to.


Lunar Nodes in CAP – CAN (Nov 16, 2018 – June 2, 2020) and Upcoming Eclipses during that phase

Yes, the Nodes tie into the Eclipses – an SoLunar concentration of the Nodal theme – either as a release (SN / Release Eclipses) or as a new beginning (NN / Seed Eclipses).
Here’s a brief overview of the upcoming Eclipse with the Nodes in CAP – CAN:

JAN 5 / 6, 2019
Partial Solar Eclipse / New Moon in mid-CAP (with the SN)

JAN 20 / 21, 2019
Total Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon on the CAN / LEO (Moon / NN) – CAP / AQ (Sun / SN) cusp 

JULY 2, 2019
Total Solar Eclipse / New Moon in mid-CAN (with the NN)

JULY 16, 2019
Partial Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon end of CAP (Moon / SN) – CAN (Sun / NN)

DEC 26, 2019
Annular Solar Eclipse / New Moon in early CAP (with the SN)

JAN 10 / 11, 2020
Partial Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon in mid-CAN (Moon / NN) – mid-CAP (Sun / SN)

These ‘Eclipse Season’ months, starting in Jan 2019 will peak in bringing up the notion for an energy release of the CAP shadow, and an energy flow towards CANCER in the next 1 1/2 years.

If your birthday is close to those dates, the Eclipses will definitely be significant for you. 
Of course, also if your MOON, AC, or Planets are close to the Eclipse points. 
Which brings us to…


The Lunar Nodes in CAP – CAN and YOU

If YOU have SUN, MOON, PLANETS, or AC in CAP and / or CANCER…
…this one’s for YOU! 
Can you feel it?

For ALL of US:
In the areas of Life related to where CAP – CAN is in our charts (esp. Houses wise) we are invited to source Feminine Nurturing Qualities (CAN), show our Care, and notice how natural Priorities and Purpose (CAP) follow.

B.t.w., CANCER, ruled by the MOON is in countries (esp. the Cancerian ones like Canada and the U.S.) related to The People, while CAP, ruled by SATURN (which IS now in CAP) is associated with the Government.
I.o.w., the People need to step up for what matters most – because we CARE.


Sending Love, Light, and Compassion – we’re all in this Cosmic Dance!


© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger




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