• Yolanda McAdam

The Lunar Nodes in Astrology

Updated: Jun 3

The planets represent energy in the chart. Each planet is indicative of a quality and impetus that helps describe our motivations and impulses in this lifetime. The lunar nodes are points and they too are active and energetic influences. They are the points where the Moon and the Earth’s orbits intersect and they are directly opposite each other (180° apart).

The Nodes and Eclipses

There are thirteen New Moons each year. New Moons occur when the Sun and Moon share the same zodiacal degree. At least two of them are solar eclipses and these occur when the Sun, Moon and Nodes are aligned so that the Moon blocks the Sun (either partially or completely).

A total solar eclipse happens when the Luminaries and a Node occupy the same zodiacal plane within a 9 degree orb.