Karmic Astrology & The Lunar Nodes

Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, it is incredible the amount of insight you can get from a karmic astrology reading. In a nutshell, karmic astrology talks about past and future, the transformation and evolution of our soul or self. By looking at certain aspects of your birth chart, you can gather information about who you were, what prevents you from becoming a better version of yourself, and what you need to work on in order to self-actualise. Such understanding can only improve the relationship you have with yourself and others.

One of the aspects we can look into to know more about your past and future are the lunar nodes. Lunar nodes are two imaginary points in space between the Sun, the Moon and the Earth. These points are opposite to each other at 180 degrees and are called North Node (also known as Rahu) and South Node (or Ketu). The former gives you information about past lives or your early years as a child or young adult. The later offers you information about what you need to work on in this lifetime as an adult in order to evolve and grow.

If you are familiar with self-development tools such as the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) and the Enneagram, I’m pretty sure you will find karmic astrology very interesting, in particular the astropsychological analysis of your lunar nodes. Since the lunar nodes are opposite to each other, each one of us will find a nodal axis in our birth chart. For instances, I have a North Node in Pisces, therefore my South Node is in Virgo, the opposite sign to Pisces. For the purposes of this post, I’m not going to address the astrological houses, but they give us further information on our path towards enlightenment.

North Node1st♓Pisces
South Node7th♍Virgo
House and Sign of my North Node and South Node

By having a North Node in Pisces, this tells me that in my past life or early life years I had a tendency to overlook my relationship with the Divine or spiritual realm by being too analytical. In order to fulfil my life’s mission, I must master the ability to balance both my right and left brain hemispheres. In other words, I need to find an equilibrium between reasoning and feeling. This may require me a greater focus on spirituality and self-healing. My South Node in Virgo indicates me though that my natural tendency is to be perfectionist and self-critical. This hinders my sense of acceptance, self-worth and self-love. It is no mistake that these are recurrent topics on my blog.

Having a South Node in Virgo is usually also associated with the tendency to overwork and the struggle to simply be still. I find this to be very true and thanks to my life experiences I have been forced to learn the importance of non-doing the harder way. I can’t say I have mastered this lesson to be honest. I often have the feeling that if I’m not being productive, then I’m not living. It’s a harmful false belief as it can lead me to burnout crisis pretty fast.

Thanks to the virgo energy on my south node, I struggled a lot in my childhood and young adulthood to accept and even realise my spiritual sight. I ignored my intuition all the time, because logic and rationality were my comfort zone. This is the karma of having a South Node in Virgo. Whenever my intuitive voice spoke to me, I shut it down and called myself crazy. I think I have come far in this lesson so far. I learnt to listen and follow my intuition as well as my other gifts. I don’t second guess myself so much and I offer my gifts to others as much as I can or I’m asked to.

There is much more to say about the Pisces/Virgo nodal axis, especially when we look at the astrological houses in which both lunar nodes are placed. If you want an astro psychological reading of your lunar nodes, I’m offering an online service that gives you a report on your lunar nodes’ signs and houses. You can find more information about it here.

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