Planets that make aspects to the nodes of the Moon are crucial for personal growth and development.
These planets sometimes mark crisis points, where we’re called to pay close attention and learn from our mistakes over time.
At other times they suggest gifts and talents that we can develop by consciously working with their energies.
We can interpret the energy of each aspect slightly differently.
Planets square the nodes of the Moon were called “skipped steps” by Jeffrey Wolf Green, and that phrase has certainly stuck! While it may or may not be the best starting place for thinking about these aspects, the idea is clearly compelling.
When we become aware that we’ve skipped a step related to something important, we surely want to become aware of it so we can go back and correct it.
But working with squares to the nodes is more complex. Sometimes we pass over an important “step” because we have a blind spot. We may be conditioned through childhood to have a limiting perspective that blinds us to our potential.
Astrology can help us here. Squares to the nodes should immediately alert us to a critical component necessary for our development.
As astrologers, we want to emphasize these planets for our clients, describing some of the pitfalls they could face and how they could become more conscious in these areas.
To learn more about planets in aspect to the nodes, Mark has taught several webinars on planets making aspects to the lunar nodes. They’re really so important that they deserve our serious attention.
Below you’ll find Mark’s webinars on the subject.