North Node in Sagittarius/Ninth House, South Node in Gemini
North Node in Sagittarius and/or in the Ninth House
With North Node in Sagittarius, our South Node is in Gemini. With North Node in the ninth house, our South Node is in the third house.
A tendency to be overwhelmed by information overload, to be mentally over-stimulated to the point of not being able to make effective decisions, to be bound by logic and swamped in details at the expense of our intuition, and to miss the “big picture” are some of the issues we might confront with this placement.
With this position, it can be difficult to commit ourselves to something in particular. We need to learn to trust our inner guide–our intuition–in order to uncover more meaning in our lives. Our decisions tend to lead us astray, as we rely too heavily on logic and miss out on the exciting adventures generated from the thrill and satisfaction of following a hunch or a vision.
We need to allow ourselves to believe in something that doesn’t necessarily make sense, but that frees us from mental anxiety and stress. When we don’t commit ourselves to something, we run the risk of appearing superficial or flighty to others. Worst of all, the passion of true discovery eludes us, and we cannot feel whole or satisfied.
When we don’t have the faith to know who we are and what we believe, even without knowing, we won’t come across as sincere or truthful. We cannot inspire others to have faith in us when we do not have faith in ourselves.
When we act bravely and impulsively, working on intuition and faith, we free ourselves from the inner turmoil of doubt and too much logic, and find an inner balance that enriches our lives and our souls.
References and Suggested Further Reading:
Cafe Astrology Review: This is an invaluable work, both for those new to Astrology and advanced students of the subject. The positions of the Nodes of the Moon by sign are interpreted in detail. The approach is both spiritual and practical. Jan Spiller offers advice for how to best work with the individual issues we face as a result of the placement of the highly sensitive nodal axis of the Moon.
Each chapter is dedicated to extensive interpretations of the position of the Moon’s North Node through each zodiac sign, and is broken down into sections:
- “Overview” offers specific attributes to develop, tendencies to leave behind, and the basic desires of the group;
- “Personality” describes the general traits and issues peculiar to the position;
- “Needs” reveals the basic needs of the individual along with practical suggestions for how to go about satisfying them;
- “Relationships” reveals some patterns of relating to significant others;
- “Goals” offers the strengths and weaknesses of each position’s tendency to seek what they want; and
- “Healing Theme Song” presents lyrics to the author’s songs designed to help heal the lessons for each group.
The author often writes of past lives, but keep in mind that the book is useful to those who don’t subscribe to past life theories. “Astrology for the Soul” is beautifully written and offers valuable insights into the lessons and issues that face each position (by sign) of the North Node. The chapters can be read just as easily using the house placement of the North Node–if your North Node is in the first house, for example, the North Node in Aries chapter will apply. Our Rating: A
Cafe Astrology Note: Although written almost 30 years ago, this book contains valuable information about the Nodes of the Moon by sign and house!
Cafe Astrology Note: New Moon Astrology by Jan Spiller, although dedicated mostly to the power of the New Moon in self-development efforts, contains insightful information about the Nodes of the Moon.
The first portion of the book is devoted to providing practical instructions for creating and verbalizing wishes in relation to the days of the New Moon in each sign of the zodiac. The New Moon periods are considered to be power periods in the astrological cycle, with the signs defining the areas of life and our personalities that we can focus our wishes for self-development on.
The section on the Nodes of the Moon offers practical solutions for releasing past karma based on our positions of the Moon’s Nodes by sign and house. Specific wishes and affirmations are included for these positions. Although very adequate in terms of interpretations of the Nodes of the Moon, Jan Spiller’s Astrology for the Soul (above) covers these points in greater depth.
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