The Gemini/Sagittarius Nodal Cycle
The North Node moved into Gemini last week (May 5th) which means the corresponding South Node is now in Sagittarius. The Nodes are not physical bodies but points in space. The nodal orbits arise from the intersection of the Moon's orbit with the plane of the ecliptic (the path of the Sun and planets as they appear to revolve around the earth).
When the nodes were in Cancer and Capricorn (from November 7, 2018) the following areas were highlighted for change: family, country and tribe (Cancer) and government, and big business (Capricorn). Now that they’ve changed signs we can expect changes in Gemini and Sagittarius ruled areas.
Symbolically the North Node represents the future and the South Node the past. The South Node can pull us back into familiar patterns while the North Node invites new possibilities. In Vedic astrology, the North Node is the Dragon’s Head (Rahu) and the South Node is the Dragon’s Tail (Ketu). With the North Node in Gemini for the next two years, we can expect changes in the way we communicate and collect and disperse information. Gemini is also the sign associated with short journeys, airplanes, school (elementary and high school), and the lungs.
We can also look forward to a “doubling up” of things as Gemini is the sign of the twins (duality).
The South Node in Sagittarius shows we will leave behind or change our attitude towards dogma. The hospitality and tourism industries will change as will our approach to air travel. With more people working from home, it seems unnecessary long journeys will be something of the past.
Our Mother Earth will continue to rejuvenate.
Expect changes - perhaps increased censorship? - in the publishing industry. Gemini in the North Node also indicates a blurring of the truth (fact vs fiction) so expect an increase in conspiracy theories. It's worth noting that the last time the nodes were in the same Gemini-Sagittarius configuration was from October 2001 to April 2003.
The way we educate our children and choose to educate ourselves is going to change. Instead of applauding the regurgitation of information and focusing on grades, we are going to encourage curiosity and creativity. More and more people will turn to mentors and wise elders for guidance.
What this means for your sun sign...
Here’s a quick guide to this nodal cycle for each sun sign. Read your Ascendant/Rising Sign too, if you know it:
You will be the zodiac’s primary messenger and storyteller over the next two years as your ideas and words captivate and inspire. Now is the time to hone and own your voice.
You will connect with a wider audience.
You will shift from chasing and demanding to offering and opening as you focus on your energetic and financial well-being. You will exude unpretentious mastery and grace.
You will discover new ways to make your money work for you.
You are what came before, what is present, and what is yet to come. You are not what “they” want you to be. You are not someone’s idea of you and you are not the ideas you collect like lightning bugs. Who you are will no longer be up for debate.
You will rise up with fiery determination to define yourself with clarity and creativity.
To paraphrase Nietzsche, you will carry your own ashes to the mountain and invent a brighter flame for yourself. You will experience a rebirth and develop your own spiritual path.
You will share the type of secrets that take up residence in the soul.
You will inspire others with your theatrics and sense of humour. You will hold court in the morning, wear flowers in your hair for afternoon tea, and dance naked under the moonlight. Add a sense of playfulness to your work and watch your popularity soar!
You will forge new alliances.
Those castles in the air? You’ll be pulling them down one by one and grounding them over the next two years. You will pursue the things you love with gusto.
All eyes will be on you as you achieve your goals.
Faraway lands beckon and worlds of knowledge open up for you over the next two years.
You will either move abroad, travel more, study for a new qualification, and/or change your worldview/philosophy/faith.
Over the next two years, you will be engaged in mining the depths of your being for nuggets of truth. You will emerge from the shadows richer in every sense of the word.
You will become a catalyst for change.
Your mission should you choose to accept it, will be to forge a powerful union either personally or professionally with someone that awakens the fire in your soul. While your default mode is to retreat when things don’t work out the way you hoped they would, the next two years will open doors of connection and relationship.
You won’t lie around waiting for good things to happen to you, instead, you will go out and make good things happen. You will find joy in service and peace in structure and routine.
You will embrace Trickster energy which is curious, light, transgressive, transgender, and shape-shifting. Expect babies made of flesh, blood, and stardust and/or book babies and canvas babies and babies that earn hearts on Instagram.
Over the next two years, you will choose to spend more time at home. You may retire or decide to start a family. You will forge strong bonds with new people and also with those most important to you. You will honour your roots while growing new shoots.