Tag: Lunar Nodes

North Node transit Aries, South Node transit Libra: 2023-2025

This is a transcript of an episode of Aquarian Diary I published on May 10, 2023 in which I discuss the astrology the North Node transiting Aries commencing in 2023.

Greetings, all. Welcome to Aquarian Diary. I’m your host, John Irving. It is May 10, 2023.

There will be graphics on the screen if you’re watching this on YouTube.

We are in a period of a lot of change. Pluto made its first ingress since the 1700s into Aquarius this year in March. Saturn entered Pisces for three years, also commencing in March.

In the near term, Mercury goes direct in Taurus on May 14th, Jupiter enters Taurus on May 16th, Mars enters Leo on May 20th, and Pluto retrogrades back into Capricorn on June 11th through January 20th of 2024.

There’s another major shift coming up in 2023, and that is the North Node will be moving from Taurus into Aries, and that starts on July 17th of 2023.

The North Node always moves in a retrograde fashion, that is, it goes backwards relative to the orbit of the planets. So it’ll move backwards from Taurus into Aries.

There’s actually two components to the nodal axis. There is the North Node and the South Node, which is polar opposite, or 180 degrees apart.

The nodes will spend 18.6 months in each sign and will orbit all 12 signs in 18.6 years.

The North Node began its transit of Taurus on January 18th of 2022 and will complete that transit on July 17th of 2023, at which point it will commence transiting Aries all the way through January 11th of 2025.

Very briefly, the North Node has an expansive or highly energetic nature. It is highly charged, and it has almost a compulsive quality about it, whereas the South Node, its polar opposite, has a diminishing or deflating energy about it.

So while the North Node was transiting Taurus, the South Node was transiting Scorpio. Again, from January of 2022 through July of 2023.

Interestingly, I had actually recorded an episode just before the North Node began its transit of Taurus, and I worked on it multiple times, and at that time there were all of these circumstances that kept getting in the way or blocking me from completing this. It was extremely frustrating.

I talked a lot about what was going to happen with the North Node transiting Taurus. After multiple attempts, because of work and all kinds of other issues, I just gave up out of sheer frustration. It’s funny, as I record this right now, the street cleaner has driven by two or three times, and the neighbors pulled out some loud machine they never use. Here we go again.

But in that recording from early January of 2022, I stated that one of the possibilities was that we would see land grabs. And, of course, on February 24th of 2022, just over a month after the North Node entered Taurus, Russia invaded Ukraine.

Here’s an exact clip of me saying that back in early January 2022:

“So I would think that land grabs and territorial disputes could be amplified during this period. There’s a few situations in the world that are prominent at the time of this recording, like for example China and Taiwan and Russia and the Ukraine. And so there could be possibly conflicts around matters of territory.”

That was an unedited clip.

My previous episode discussed Jupiter transiting Taurus and Jupiter’s more recent transit of Aries. I encourage you to listen to that to familiarize yourself a little bit with the energies of Taurus versus Aries. I don’t want to repeat all of that here because it would be redundant.

But very briefly, what we saw when the North Node was transiting Taurus was there were many crises dealing with banking and finance. Banks collapsed. Rents skyrocketed, as did real estate across the board, creating a housing crisis. Many people relocated to different homes, sometimes in far-flung locations. There was a lot of relocation. People moved from the cities to the country. Millions of people began working from their homes. The cost of food went through the roof. There were supply shortages, and so on and so on. All of these are themes or areas that are covered by Taurus.

So going back to my description of the North Node, there’s like this vortex of energy surrounding all those Taurean areas of life.

The previous time that the North Node was in Taurus was between April of 2003 and December of 2004.

So now, what can we expect with the North Node moving into Aries?

The last time that happened was the end of December of 2004 through almost the end of June of 2006. And again, this will commence July 17th of 2023 through January 11th of 2025.

As I described in my episode about Jupiter transiting Taurus and Jupiter transiting Aries, Aries is a very fiery, masculine, cardinal energy. It is very bold and decisive. It can be brave, courageous, and athletic. In lower expressions, it can act spontaneously without thinking a lot about the consequences or other people.

Ares is ruled by Mars. Mars is known as the god of war. So it deals with combat and conflict and aggression in lower expression. It is hot and dry.

As I explained in my previous episode, people with a strong Mars influence can be very opinionated, combative, and they don’t hold back from expressing their opinions or views, whether anyone else likes them or not.

So I expect that on the global stage, we will see a lot of this very aggressive, assertive, masculine-style energy expressed in global affairs, or in politics.

It can be very rash. Shoot first, ask questions later.

On the positive side, this energy is very useful for people who need to stand up for themselves and to have some backbone, because there are times when we need to stand up for ourselves and not let other people walk all over us.

But because this energy is going to be affecting the whole planet for this 18 and a half month period, I expect there’s going to be a lot of contentious actions and activities and events that we will have to endure. It could even result or manifest as an abnormally active period or conflict. And yes, Mars rules the military. So there is the potential for that.

A lot of butting heads. Where the South Node is going to be is in Libra, the opposite sign of Aries. And as I explained, the South Node has kind of a diminishing effect. Libra rules things like diplomacy. Libra likes people to get along, seeks peace and harmony between people. With that energy being diminished and the Aries energy being amplified, we will probably see that diplomacy and settling disputes amicably is more challenged. Again, Libra seeks balance and Aries is extremely independent and focused more on itself and doing whatever it wants to do whenever it feels like it.

Mars energy tends to express in short, intense bursts. Think a boxer or a sprinter as opposed to a marathon runner. Under a Mars influence you can have tons of energy and then it just dissipates and you need to recharge. It doesn’t have extraordinary amounts of stamina, so we may see a lot of things that blow up that everyone is paying attention to, and then it just suddenly fizzles out.

Nonetheless, if countries or individuals take very strong and decisive action, it will almost certainly provoke a response from whoever the offended party is, so it can trigger undesirable or escalating outcomes.

As I also said, Mars is hot and dry, so I would expect that we might see a trend towards drought, or lack of rain or excessive heat. Such conditions, of course, increase the likelihood of wildfires. Aries is, after all, a fire sign. Destructive fires may be a notable theme during this period.

As it turns out, we are on the cusp right now of moving into an El Niño state globally, which is where temperatures tend to rise for a few years, above norms. And in a La Niña, which is what we’re leaving, temperatures tend to be suppressed a bit.

What happens during an El Niño is that we tend to get more storms and intense winds because more energy is being released into the global climate from the oceans. It’s cyclical. Warmer oceans, of course, can contribute to stronger hurricanes or typhoons.

I just find it interesting that just as the North Node is about to move into Aries, we
are on the cusp of an El Niño period. It’s a bit concerning because the La Niña period we’re leaving was actually hotter than what people were expecting. So the concern is the El Niño event will be even hotter still.

So if we do enter a period where it is hot and dry, that is going to have an effect on
agriculture. There may be water shortages. We could see things like rapid glacial melt and things like that, again during this 18 and a half month period.

So those who live in already water-stressed or storm-prone areas will probably want to pay attention to this, and prepare accordingly.

Political and social disputes are likely to be more intense and less likely to be easily resolved through diplomacy, as I said. Compromise will be less likely.

I’m an Aries rising, I understand this energy quite well. I handle it quite well now, but when I was young I a very hot temper. So I’m familiar with this energy. Mars is great for getting things done.

Another point just to consider is, like I said, that this is a very masculine energy. So in kind of the cultural areas, things like movies and entertainment and things like that, I would anticipate that we will see more overt masculine themes kind of dominate, and that there will be a general appeal to strong, determined, masculine-type personalities or figures.

When I think of like a physical Aries, I think someone like Bruce Lee, they’re not necessarily huge, they tend to be very lean and sinewy, but very determined and very focused and concentrated.

Of course, the color we associate with Mars is red. That’s the color of anger and that intense energy, fire. Also, in the world of fashion and styles, we might see this reflected there as well, where the fashions become more masculine or military-like in their cut, and you might see women wearing clothing that was more traditionally male or things like that.

I think, like, back to the 1980s with the broad shoulders. I’m not saying that’s exactly what’s going to happen, but just watch for more masculine themes in the fashion world and in style and decor.

In mundane astrology, traditionally the first house, which Aries rules by default, reflects the country and its inhabitants themselves as a whole, their general condition of prosperity and health or the reverse. So we can infer that there’s going to be a lot of emphasis or focus on the people and the state of the country and whether or not people are prosperous and healthy or happy or pissed off.

Of course the chart of every nation will be unique, and Aries may occur in a different house. However, this will apply overall.

Another very important thing about the Nodes is that eclipses always fall within a few degrees of either the South Node or the North Node. That’s another reason why the movement of the nodes is so important, because where these eclipses occur, it tends to pinpoint very decisive, intense, substantial and meaningful events. So over the next 18 and a half months, most of the eclipses will be occurring in Aries or Libra. So if you have significant planets or points in Aries or Libra, you’ll be wanting to pay attention to this.

For Libra, it’s kind of like a period of being in the background a bit. It’s a good time to review and let go of the past, and that can even mean doing past life work or something like that. It’s not generally going to be a great time for Libra to be pushing ahead. This is more like house cleaning. It’s a bit more of an introverted energy. I’m not saying that you can’t get things done if you’re a Libra, I’m just saying it is less favorable than normal.

This will be transiting my first house, personally, and I kind of know what to expect a bit. I might be coming across a bit larger than life, my energy might be intense, there might be more of a focus on myself personally and my own personal needs and ambitions. I might be a little less concerned about other people and what’s on their agenda versus mine, that kind of thing.

There will of course be eclipses in my first house and in my seventh, which is the house of relationships. I’m not in a relationship right now, so that’s not necessarily concerning, but if I was, I might be concerned about that.

Following through on that line of thought, Aries is a very independent energy, and the South Node will be transiting the seventh house of close personal relationships. So we could see a trend during this period of people preferring to be single, and the eclipses that occur in Libra may result in some relationships ending. Something to bear in mind.

The only notable conjunction that will occur during this time with the North Node is that it will conjunct Chiron, and Chiron deals with wounding. It’s known as the Wounded Healer. Again, I’ll put dates on the screen. That will occur on February 19th of 2024 at 16° 45′ Aries. Of course, I can’t predict exactly what will happen then, but the theme of wounding will be up.

Now Chiron tends to deal with wounding that occurs in our formative years generally, but issues of wounding and healing, reconciliation and things like that, may be highlighted during that period.

So I didn’t want this to be too long, so I’ll leave it there. I’ll of course put a link in the episode description to my episode on Jupiter transiting Taurus, which discusses Aries and Taurus quite a bit if you want more detail about those energies, and you can basically take what I’ve said about Chiron and blend it with that information and arrive at your own conclusions.

Again, the main themes are hot and dry, aggressiveness, assertiveness, raw masculinity, people being outspoken and inconsiderate at times, being more self-oriented, and of course combative, argumentative, if not actual warfare, or lots of skirmishes as a means of settling disputes, as opposed to diplomacy.

Please see my sets of intentions that you can incorporate into your spiritual practice. I encourage everyone to use those. They seem to be working.

If you’ve had a reading with me and you want an update, I can provide an update based on some of these transits or something else that you’re dealing with that’s very specific.

Some of you may be interested in my energetic protection and clearing classes that also addresses karmic issues.

I’ll put links to all of this in the episode description, including if you’re interested in a reading from me. You can support me by liking my videos, sharing commenting helps as well.

I look forward to your comments. Thanks for everything, take care, all the best, and I’m looking forward to talking with you again soon.

Nature Spirits in Distress

This is a transcript of an episode of Aquarian Diary I published on October 31, 2022.

Welcome to Aquarian Diary where we discuss issues around the emerging age of Aquarius.

I’m your host, John Irving. Thank you for joining me.

Greetings all! It is October 31st, 2022.

In my opinion, this is a very important topic, but it’s not a light topic.

I recently published an episode titled “Our Toxic Legacy”. In there I was talking about how a lot of the chemical and environmental pollution we have caused will likely be a much bigger problem than most of us realize at this point in time.

And later I was reflecting on that and thinking about it. And as I was doing that, I connected with the natural realm. And it came through very clearly to me that the nature realm, and by that I mean like the nature spirits, are really in distress. And, to use a phrase I don’t like to use actually, but they are kind of freaked out.

Now I know that some people have a hard time dealing with more troubling or dark matters, but this came through very clearly to me.

What am I referring to? Well, in the natural realm there are many, many types of beings, from the ones that we can see readily, like plants and trees and nature, all of the aspects of nature itself, as well as many that we cannot typically see. In lore they would have been described as fairies or nature spirits, or elementals.

And these realms… wow, strong energy here… these realms are populated with many types of beings. Even the nature that we encounter on a regular basis, that we can perceive, like trees and plants and animals, have spirits. And some of these species have a single spirit, like a deva, which is where, like for example, each oak tree doesn’t necessarily have a soul, but the species as a whole does, and that’s called a Deva.

But the natural world is populated with all kinds of sentient beings, which most people are completely unaware of. And I have had many experiences over many years, directly interacting with and communicating with these kinds of beings or spirits.

And every day pretty much, in my Spiritual Practice, I connect with and I set positive intentions for the natural world, and I pray for the natural world, because I have always… very strong energy here… I’ve always had a very strong attachment or affinity to these realms.

I have had a vision of at least one past life where I was a Shaman, So I probably connected very consciously and deliberately with the natural realms in at least that one incarnation.

I have also had incarnations where I was living in the jungle, very primitively, or what we would consider to be primitively. I know I’ve had a lot of incarnations where I was very closely connected to nature. And so I feel a tremendous amount of empathy towards the natural world. And as I’ve said, I’ve actually connected consciously with those realms many times in many ways.

A lot of people think that the natural world is just physical, but it is sentient. It has consciousness. I have zero doubt about that. Zero.

And so when we, for example, are out destroying nature, we are destroying living beings with consciousness and sentience on some level. And because I think I care so much about those realms, they connect with me. They know that I have a pure heart and pure intention.

Most of these beings do not reveal themselves to average people. typically. So, as I said, I connected very powerfully with those natural realms, nature spirits, and this came up again in my Spiritual Practice last night, and they are very much in distress.

Now the planet has gone through many major shifts and calamities in deep history, but there was always pockets of life that survived. What’s happening now is happening globally. And what’s happening now is almost exclusively the result of human activity.

And a lot of these beings fear humans for very good reasons. I mean, it’s just common sense. We go about destroying habitats completely unconsciously. We do not even, for starters, recognize that these realms exist. And like I said, that they have consciousness. So in that regard we are profoundly ignorant as a whole, generally.

So what do these beings, what do these entities do when their habitats are under threat? And maybe even their survival? Strong chills here. What can they do?

They can reach out to people who are sensitive and compassionate and empathetic towards them, like me and maybe you. But I need to convey very strongly and very clearly that those realms are kind of in a state of panic right now.

And I don’t want to depress you or make you upset. But the truth is, for me, this is heartbreaking. We are so ignorant we don’t even know what we’re doing. Profound ignorance.

You know, I see people going out and just bulldozing forests with no consciousness or awareness of what they’re doing. There’s a great term for this called ecocide, which is like genocide but towards the natural world. And that’s what’s happening.

So I said that I would try and convey this, and I have talked a lot about climate change, which is the result of human activity, and this is another element of that story.

And the other thing about this is that, of course, humanity will suffer from all of this as well in ways that we do not even understand. Because the energy of this planet is made up of all of this consciousness and all of these life forms, which are all interdependent. And that’s another element of our ignorance.

So it’s not just about politics and elections and social causes and culture wars. There are things happening on all kinds of different levels that are really upsetting.

And the North Node right now is going through Taurus, and the ruler of Taurus is Venus, and Venus rules these realms. Strong energy here. And we’re about to have this eclipse involving Uranus, and I can’t help but think that there’s a shift going on too in the natural world.

We are so detached from these realms that our literal survival is inextricably linked with, that it is just insane.

If you’re a sensitive person, or empathic or intuitive, you can at the very least do prayers or intentions or whatever to protect these realms.

And what I do in my Spiritual Practice every day is I set intentions and do prayers to protect and preserve as many habitats and ecosystems and species as possible during these times.

And of course I pray and set intentions for uplifting the energies on Earth and humanity and to help us clear or resolve a lot of this darkness and ignorance. This is a very emotional topic for me. I get very… It’s just… It’s heartbreaking to me.

I, you know, used to do… I used to do Kundalini Yoga when I was living in the country at one point, and there was a patch where there was a circle of stones and I would sit in the middle of this circle and do my Kriyas. And I did that for quite some time every day. And these beings would just come around me because they liked… because they were fascinated by how I was shifting energy and they they loved to observe. And there would literally be dozens of beings around me. And some of them are really simple and very joyful little beings with no malintent whatsoever.

And that was just in one little place at one little time. There has to be billions and billions, if not trillions of these beings here.

That’s just one example. I can tell you also that trees are not just what people think they are. Trees have a lot more consciousness than people realize. But most people have no clue.

There was kind of a spiritual community formed in 1971 in Scotland called Findhorn, and they connected with and communicated with a lot of these nature beings and nature spirits very consciously and directly. And they were very active for decades. And there’s a lot of amazing stories about Findhorn, and I haven’t been there myself, but I know numerous people who have. and you can read more about their experience and the information that they brought forward, you know, 50 years ago.

David Spangler was one of the founders of Findorn, and he has published a number of books on the subject. There are a number of books about Findorn, if you are interested in reading about it.

So all this psychic stuff and everything that people are talking about, it’s not new. It’s been going on for millennia. The only difference is now that it’s more mainstream or more readily accessible or more widespread than it used to be because of platforms like this and the internet.

I don’t know what else to say about this other than it’s like the situation is critical or urgent and that we need to do something about that and I think the only real solution is to raise our consciousness so that people can start to understand and perceive what is actually happening here on Earth.

Most people are completely and utterly clueless about this stuff and it’s astonishing and it’s very disturbing, actually, how ignorant humanity is about these kinds of things. That we could have existed here for thousands of years and not know this? Well, you know, many of the indigenous cultures did, but our Western societies are completely, insanely, dumbfoundingly ignorant about these kinds of things. And that needs to change.

The Hopi people prophesized a time would come when large numbers of foreigners would descend upon the land. And the most peculiar and distressing thing about these people they saw coming was that they would think with their heads and not with their hearts. And to the Hopi this was almost inconceivable. They couldn’t even imagine it.

And at this time when this would occur, it would indicate a very perilous point in the history of the world, because of the destructiveness of these invaders, who would shatter the old space, where people lived in harmony with nature.

It demands a mind-boggling degree of willful ignorance, detachment from reality, or delusion, to not recognize that what is happening to our biosphere and our environments is calamitous.

And, of course, many people are deliberately lying to us about this situation, which to me is unfathomable and shockingly callous.

People who tell you that we can keep doing what we’re doing and that everything will be okay, are lying to you, and they need to be called out for it.

Humanity displays an incredible amount of hubris by acting as if we are not dependent on nature for our survival. This is truly mind-boggling.

And I would go further and say that applies as well to the notion that other forms of life are not sentient. Incredible ignorance.

In my opinion, what humanity should be doing is that we should be being stewards or custodians of Earth.

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