Lunar Nodal Axis Shifts
As the moon moves on its orbital path around the earth, which is called its ecliptic, it transits retrograde (anti-clockwise) around the zodiac wheel, shifting its north/south nodes, which are opposite points on the zodiac wheel, every 18.6 months and returning to each placement every 18.6 years. Our previous nodal axis points, from June 2018 until May 2020, were Cancer/Capricorn. The current nodal axis shift into Gemini (north) and Sagittarius (south) began on May 5, 2020 and will last until January 20, 2022.
The north node in the axis pair symbolizes future direction, while the south node represents elements of the past that must be released, transformed, or harmonized. A shift in nodal polarity calls forth and reflects a major shift in the energy and activity of the times. Paying attention to nodal axis themes in our own lives during these times can provide information and guidance.
Our present global crisis began under the lunar nodal paring of Cancer in the north (home, security, nurturing) and Capricorn in the south (authority, law, hierarchy).We have lived through an unprecedented loss of personal freedoms, while the authorities of government and law struggled with how to revise outdated systems and build new ones to address epic issues with balance (Capricorn). The positive outcomes, however, were often in areas of home, self and family, as people strengthened bonds and learned new ways to nurture themselves and their loved ones (Cancer).