Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A Tale of Two Nodes

The early rise and fall.
This man has the South Node in the 4th house in Libra conjunct the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Neptune. Not good for the North. Confounding matters is his Cancer rising, the natural ruler of the 4th. Will he ever get out of the past and up to higher achievement?

As a young man he spent much time alone in the wilderness taking some of the most beautiful photographs I've ever seen. His North Node in Aries at its best. He decided in his 20's to go to medical school, and he went on to become an emergency room physician. He quickly advanced and became the head of the department, with authority, prestige, and a lot of money. Marriage and family came next and that's when his troubles started.

After settling into their million dollar home, the couple attempted to build their family. Fertility problems revealed themselves and they had a child by in vitro fertilization. The next time, they had twins by the same process, and they are extremely troubled...mental problems, learning disabilities, and drugged lives. He lost his position at the hospital and ended up back at square one, an emergency room doctor. Money was limited so he took another job and became overworked. His marriage fell apart, they divorced, and she is now remarrying and taking the children far away from him. A classic 4th house sequence of events. The emptiness of the family dream. He's really lost in the wilderness now, with no family, and no career. The cameras are idle.

What next? Will he go back to his Aries wilderness to find himself and forge ahead in his career once more, fulfilling the promise of his North Node in the 10th? He did it once, and has the know-how. Time will tell.
The no-rise and fall.
This talented man had the South Node in Sagittarius in the 4th house, conjunct Saturn, making it virtually impossible to reach the North. It could be done theoretically after the Saturn repeat of the SN teachings.

He was raised in a strict Southern Baptist household in rural America, and spent his life trying to come to terms with God and his family. He did leave home as a youth, to become a cultured man of the world, unrecognizable as the Southern farm-boy he once was. He became an elegant, sophisticated adult, and great artist, well-read, erudite, and at home in high class circles.

Early on, he became art director in advertising at a television station, and the bosses liked him so much, that when he announced his resignation, they wined and dined him, begging him to stay.

But this man had Pluto in Cancer in the 12th house and the family karma was too much, even for his Mars and Jupiter in Taurus in the 10th house, which indicated big success and money. So he battled with his inner demons all his life, yet in his own circles, he was a star, looked up to and admired by everyone around him. The promised money did not come his way, however, and he died with no recognition. His talent did find its way into the material realm, and maybe this was achievement enough for this life.

Another life and possibility.
While these two 4th house SNs had the cards stacked against them, our resident egg-maker, great thinker, and do-gooder, Joe, has the cards in his favor, with his North Node in Capricorn. This gentleman has The Moon and Jupiter as well in Capricorn, and Saturn in the 1st house, all pointing to a good possibility of achieving the promise of the North, although not without the usual struggle. He has very little holding him back around his Cancer SN in the 2nd house. Nonetheless, the pull back to the privacy and safety of Cancer is compelling.
The tale is still being written, as always.


Anonymous Joe said...

This is exciting!

I had an ah-ha moment just now, jm. You described how you learned to read charts so well, by putting the pieces together. Lynn's blog does just that but it didn't quite click til a bit ago. Her dissection of a celebrity chart mentioned Saturn as bringing an element of self-doubt. That is an extremely accurate description for me, and something I have to guard against constantly. It explains so much.

7/3/07 4:11 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes. Saturn is self doubt. That's why the wall is constructed. Everybody's got it somewhere, but in the 1st, it is especially dominant in the life.

I think we should simply work on our Saturns, reach for the NN, and learn our Ascendants. That will ensure a pretty good life.

The Saturn especially is there masking great ability. The work Saturn requires to unlock it, is just what is needed to develop mastery in that area. Very very rewarding. And simple.

7/3/07 4:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The best book on Saturn is Liz Greene's Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil.

You don't have to be an astrologer to get it. But you have to be ready to receive the truth.

When I read her description of saturn in the 1st, I almost cried, realizing what a struggle it is to have to go through Saturn's gate in every action in life. My sister has it, and it's hard to witness the desire to move forward at times, and finding it impossible. She will, though, when the time comes.

7/3/07 4:36 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And the whole subject of self doubt is great. We have to have it. It serves a great purpose. We can eventually learn that the source is within, not other's standards. Then we are on the path to freedom.

7/3/07 4:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The most imortant thing to learn about your horoscope is that there is nothing wrong with it. It's all designed perfectly. Each one is a complete unique design, like a snowflake.

Every one of us has great potential written in the wheel. Some have harder aspects, but this is for a reason.

So our lives are an attempt to actualize our abilities, and the minuses help us achieve this. Very few really do reach anything close to full potential, but it's the process that really counts. So astrological awareness adds immeasurably to this process.

It's not getting there at all. We know where we are headed, and want to delay that moment as long as we can. So the getting there is the story. Learing to appreciate life and ourselves.

7/3/07 4:53 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I also want to add that when analyzing these celebrities' charts, we should know that things happened in the right way. If someone dies, we have no way of knowing how, why, where they've gone, if they are better off or not, and all these things.

The hardships they live through are theirs, not yours, and can't be judged from your perspective, although the meaning of Saturn can be gleaned somewhat.

But Saturn in Susie's chart is entirely different from Saturn in Horace's chart.

7/3/07 4:56 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

These are great examples JM. When i settle in later tonight i'll devote a bit of time to seeing the differences between these fellows.

Joe, i can't express my gratitude enough. Your sharing has brought so much insight into the Capricorn /saturn. My Capricorn brother who i am currently spending much time with has baffled me much of my life. It's been interesting.

7/3/07 4:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Tseka, I thought you would find these stories interesting.

My Capricorn brother who i am currently spending much time with has baffled me much of my life. It's been interesting.

I am very very interested in this. I hope you will tune us into some Cap insights.

All totalled, we are leaping ahead.

7/3/07 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Tseka, you're so very welcome. I hope you will also share the Cap insights, as I have so much Cap myself.

jm wrote: The most imortant thing to learn about your horoscope is that there is nothing wrong with it. It's all designed perfectly. Each one is a complete unique design, like a snowflake.

That is such an eloquent way of saying it. Esp. meaningful since I learned how to make six-pointed paper snowflakes back in sixth grade (Saturn, sixth planet!) and never forgot. It's all in the folding (structure!) and it's what produces six points instead of 8 or 4, or those notched, square snowflakes you see in grade school windows in the winter.

Working on an egg this eve but will pop in from time to time.

7/3/07 5:54 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe, how wonderful! An egg!

You must pay a tiny visit to Jazzrap for the fun of it.

7/3/07 6:04 PM  

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