by Karin Ugander
Welcome to 2022 and the Astrologyblog! We begin by looking at the north node moving into the sign of Taurus. The change of signs for the north node is always of importance, but this is extra important for all working with people, transformation, healing and of course magick! So let´s take a closer look and see what we may expect in the future.
Change of nodes
The lunar nodes change sign about every 18 months. In astrology it is said that the north node shows you the best way forward in life and the south node shows where you come from and what lessons that you have hopefully learned. In Karmic astrology the south node in your birth chart may show your past lives, or one very important past life that influences this incarnation. The north node shows then what you should aim for doing or learning in this lifetime. Understanding these points in your natal chart is often very important keys to unlocking blockages and finding a higher meaning with your life. Other names for the nodes are, the Dragon´s head for the north node, and the Dragon´s tail for the south node. Very fitting names as you may be whipped by the tail of the dragon and you need your eyes to look forward and see where you are going. Even when you learn about your personal lunar nodes it usually takes some time to figure them out as they are many times multi layered.
North node in Taurus,
On the collective plane the south node shows us what challenges from the past that we are collectively working through. What challenges in the past that we hopefully have learned something from. The north node shows the path forward. With the north node now entering into the sign of Taurus we need to be practical, down to earth, be realistic and be ready, because there is work to be done! Get a shovel and start to dig! This is literally shouting out: “Be the change that you want to see”. If you want more earth friendly food, then you need to buy that kind of food, cook it, talk to your friends about it and even grow your own garden. The positive side of this is that people will be ready to make the change and will also have access to the energy and power for it to happen.
South node in Scorpio
What we need to remember and learn from Scorpio is the power of transformation but also the spirit of transformation and its darker side. That is when we want the change so bad that we lose our sound judgment, and lack discernment. Times when we follow the lust for being able to touch something beyond, in a way that we no longer see the people and the world around us.
When we talk about addiction in astrology we usually talk about Neptune, water and wanting to escape this harsh world for a better dreamworld through for example drugs. In Scorpio, (also a water sign) the motives are more personal and we are longing for a higher experience while still being in a body. This longing for fusion with something greater, may also lead us to addictions if we are not careful. You can become addicted to spiritual “kicks” and want the feeling of “never ending transformation” in the same way that you can become addicted to other things. We can also become addicted to violence (TV, movies) drama and emotional abuse.
When this axis between the north node in Taurus and the south node in Scorpio is in balance, we can use the transformative energies from Scorpio in the past and ground it with Taurus, and turn it into tangible, physical results. Then the ecstatic energy from Scorpio helps us towards a better health, sound life choices, a grounded and balanced life in harmony. Then the fusion with something greater or bigger no longer becomes an escape but a tool for unlocking your full potential.
The Taurus – Scorpio axis of the Shaman and the Witch
If you have read this far, you will not be surprised by me saying that the Taurus – Scorpio axis is often very strong and active in the astrological charts of Shamans, Witches and other magickal people. Taurus connected to nature, plants, the elements, Venus and the embodiment of love, beauty and magick. Scorpio connected to transformation, sex, change, the true nature of things, Pluto and the ancestors. Powerful stuff, which is one of the reasons why it is such an important balance point. Do we seek transformation so intense that we stop having a decent life? (too much Scorpio) Do we resist change so hard that we become stagnant living an empty and meaningless life? (too much Taurus)
Changes in the Dream landscape
The axis between Taurus and Scorpio is well travelled by dreamers, shamans, psychics and mediums. When the nodes enters into these signs it will increase the power and activity of dreams, visions and trance states. Perhaps you will find that you dream landscape has changed. It can also be that it is easier to get spirit contact and move into a trance state. One of the challenges is that it may take some time until the new paths of dreaming and the new abilities finds balance and understanding.
Sex, Money and the Attract and Repel game
Sex and money consistently rank as the top two reasons why couples fight. These two themes are connected to the Taurus / Scorpio balance and themes.
Taurus rules the second house in the horoscope. There we find our resources, money and physical stability. Our body is also one of the resources that we have. It should always belong to us and no one should ever be forced to sell themselves or not have the right to their own body. People who has lacked a feeling of physical safety or comfort while growing up many times has a challenging second house.
Scorpio rules the eight house in the horoscope. There we find sex, secrets, inheritance from family, danger and hidden passions. But also the beauty of transformation and mysteries. People who has a lot of transformation to do, either for personal reasons or for healing and balancing the ancestral tree usually have a challenging eight house.
The attract and repel game has a lot to do with releasing and withholding.
Example: When I like you and when you act and behave like I want you to do, I give you things, money and access to my body (Taurus). I also give you attention, love and a deep emotional connection (Scorpio).
When you behave bad, and not the way I want you to do, I withdraw my love, affection and sense of connection (Scorpio). I also withhold resources, money, access to my body and other things that can make you feel safe (Taurus).
This is a very painful game to play in a relationship as an adult. But for a child it is even more so. You learn that to be able to feel safe, loved and protected you have to behave in a certain way. You have to earn love and a sense of safety and protection. This can also lead you to the same manipulation game of attract and repel in your relationships with friends and lovers.
This is not an easy programming to break away from. But here are some things that may be helpful
- It is alright to show my partner love and affection while still resolving a conflict or working on an issue. And the other way around, just because we are still having sex doesn’t mean that we have no problems to solve.
- Do I want my children to learn how to “do the right thing” just for the gratification of playing the game right and get the rewards (having access to the computer, games and TV)?
Or do I want my children to understand in their hearts what is the right thing to do and act?
- Sharing is a way of showing trust and that includes sharing your feelings, what is important for you and what is going on. To stop talking to someone and stop touching someone is also withholding.
- When you fight, It is never about the car, the house or how many times you have sex. It is always about something else.
If you feel like it is easy for you to shutdown emotionally, physically or otherwise when feeling stressed or in a conflict, using crystals and flower essences might help. They can assist you with having an open heart while resolving the conflict. Same thing if you are on the receiving side of the shutdown. Using these tools can protect you and help you to still feel nourished and safe.
The astrological connection
For the next 18 months these themes will become very important. In our personal lives and relationships we will be working with transformation versus stagnation. Attract and repel, sharing and holding back. Power and control struggles within and without will come in focus, divorces and breakups can become very ugly. Taurus is fixed earth and Scorpio is fixed water and that makes them very stubborn in normal circumstances, when feeling pressed they can change a conflict into a warzone.
On the collective plane we will see companies, countries and big organisations using the same methods in economy and as a military strategy. Behave good and we will help you and you can play among the others. Behave bad and we will withdraw resources and safety.
The last visit in Taurus
The last two times the north node was in Taurus and the south node was in Scorpio was between
12th of September 1984 until 6th of April 1986
15th of April 2003 until 26th of December 2004
It can be a good idea to go back in time and look at what happened in your life then? What changes did you and your family go through? If you are a magickal practitioner of some kind, look at what changed in your craft and work? What important new people and places entered into your life? What did you leave behind?
The north node will be in Taurus and the south node in Scorpio from 19th of January 2022 until 18th of July 2023. Note: The nodes moves in the opposite way in the astrological chart. They begin at the 29th degree of the sign moving “backwards” ending at 0 degrees before moving into the next sign, once again at 29 degrees.
I wish you a great journey together with the nodes in Taurus and Scorpio. May it be filled with transformation and healing and most of all, may it be in Beauty!
Blessings! / Karin Spirit Talker Turtle Red
Karin Ugander (Spirit Talker Turtle Red) is a spiritual channeler living in the south of Sweden. In Scandinavia she is known for the AstroNumerology and psychic readings she’s been doing for over 20 years. Together with her husband Niklas, she runs KaniSkolan, a school of astrology, numerology, tarot, StarCode Healing, and natural medicine. They are also the founders of Alven Inner Ring tradition, a Scandinavian mystery school with roots in shamanism and magick. Karin loves to create magickal oils, flower essences and sigils she combines in her “Karin Victoria” sigil candles and flower sprays. In her spare time she likes to travel, walk in the forest with her dog, and spend time by the ocean. Karin is an ordained high priestess and graduate of the Temple of Witchcraft’s seminary program. Her work can be found on Instagram @flowerpowerwitch and @karinuganderofficial and she can be reached at [email protected].