The Nodes represent areas of evolutionary growth as a spiritual species. The South Node, shaped like a cup, indicates the areas that have been developed and "filled." The South Node now transits through Capricorn. Capricorn represents societal influences, the mainstream and status quo within society. Capricorn seeks conformity with little regard for emotional intelligence and individuality, or, what we would call the "soft skills" of work and life. The pressure to conform when over developed often leads to emotional repression.
Politics, hierarchical structures, the boss, management, Corporations, and authority figures all fall under the Capricorn archetype - we are seeing more and more clearly the decay and erosion in these structures. Corporate governance as Government is emerging into public view.
The lunar nodes will stay in Cancer and Capricorn for 18 months, until May 5, 2020. Personal integrity is important, taking stock of self, developing a sense of internal leadership, and supporting and nurturing others ~
Cancer, or the North Node, is the area of development of a personal and distinct self image, and the ability to nurture yourself. The core intention within the Cancer archetype is to develop an internalized state of emotional security instead of depending on external sources to meet this need - through community, local relationships, nurturing, business solutions and cultivating family relationships (including family of origin and family of choice). Once this is achieved, the individual can then nurture from within, and help others to learn do to the same. In this way, the individual can progressively become inwardly secure within any external circumstance.
Pluto conjuncts the South Node (past karma and development) and opposes (awareness) the North Node of Dharma or the area of evolution from 22 degrees Capricorn to Cancer.
North Node requires effort, awareness and often bravery as it feels unfamiliar in the current collective vibration.
Pluto represents the Soul, Evolution, the subconscious mind - below the level of awareness and operating much as a computer's operating system hums quietly away in the background. Pluto transforms, dissolves and elevates unconscious patterns and survival themes.
The Path: building inner foundations based on emotional stability, Soul growth vs Ego growth, strengthening your inner life, validating the feeling body, humility, acknowledging feelings without judgement, honest disclosure of feelings and insecurities.
Contrast: releasing the need to control people and circumstances, ignoring the journey and being too focused on the goal, hiding fears and feelings in relationships, doing what is socially acceptable rather than what is authentically honest. Workaholic tendencies and blind adherence to authority.
The paradox is that once you solved the South Node problem with the North Node, the outcome is not the North Node, but the South Node. The South Node is the ripening karma, for good and for bad.
The Lunar Nodes equation:
Problem (South Node) → Solution (North Node) → Outcome (South Node)
By acknowledging your authentic emotional needs and desires you contribute to the transformation of your goals, ambitions and life direction ~ this mirrors the Chiron transit of Individuation and Identity in Aries ~
Both Cancer and Capricorn are about survival, but while Cancer meets this need in the inside, by creating a safe ‘home’ and inner resilience, Capricorn meets this need on the outside, by gaining status, respect, and by playing an important role in the hierarchy. The most primal needs of people are the needs of security (Cancer) and status (Capricorn).