If a path of journey is straight and clear without any obstruction, our journey can be simple and easy without any tension. But whenever our journey passes through a dark portion, it becomes very difficult and obstructive to our journey while passing through this dark portion. We become very perturbed and disturbed. Similarly whenever North Node and South Node come in the way of planets which are revolving around the Sun, then path of these planets becomes difficult and they can not show their effect clearly according to their natural characteristic. The sign which is occupied by Nodes also create illusive result. In astrology, therefore, Nodes have tremendous influence on the planets and signs and give unimaginable results. Interpretation of this influence is very difficult.
The information given by our ancestral astrologers about Nodes are very useful but it requires deep thinking to interprete its predictive influence with reference to experience of present time. After continuous study and review on the basis of experience of fifty years in the field of astrology, the author has tried to give the specific interpretation about the influence of Nodes in this article.
North Node and South Node are only sensitive points and do not have physical body of their own. So they are considered shadow planets. But effect of these Nodes is observed similar to physical planets.
In an agricultural land if there is a shadow under the big tree, it is observed that no crops can be grown in the area of this shadow. Similarly whenever shadow of these Nodes covers any sign of the Zodiac, it give unpredictable effect to that sign and also to the planet which becomes lord of this sign. According to the basic principle of astrology, North Node is considered mouth of serpent and it is broad that shows development, while South Node is considered tail of serpent which is narrow that shows restriction.
Influence of North Node:
North Node always gives good result in the signs of Mercury and Venus. North Node is considered as shadow of Moon. Shadow always remains inseparable from its object. The North Node being the shadow of the moon, it gives strong effect in the sign of Moon that is Cancer. North Node is not favourable in fiery sign i.e. in the sign of Aries, Leo & Sagittarius. It is therefore clear that North Node in the sign of Taurus, Libra , Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius and Cancer gives beneficial result whether it is situated alone or with other planets. Though the result of North Node in above signs is favourable but not straight forward and it creates difficulty for giving the good result. North Node in these signs gives success by one’s intelligence, firmness and strong efforts. North Node gives good result for the matter pertaining to material world.
Whenever, North Node is places in any house in the sign other than signs of Mercury, Venus and Moon, it creates many difficulties for the matter of that house and planet which owns the sign and gives adverse result which can not be avoided. Therefore it is clear that North Node in the sign of Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn & Pisces does not give favourable result.
For an instance, if North Node in Scorpio sign placed in the sixth house, it creates difficulty in the service of a native. In this situation, native has to pass through tough period with quarrels and court case and it so happens that native has to leave the service.
Influence of South Node:
North Node is considered as broad portion while South Node is considered as narrow portion. Therefore, main characteristic of South Node is to create narrowness and restrict the circumstances for giving beneficial result in the life of a native. Our ancestral astrologers have considered the South Node for giving spiritual knowledge and therefore it gives salvation. South Node is connected with occult science, religion, spiritual reading and also with modesty and humbleness. South Node gives good result for the matter pertaining to non-material world.
South Node is favourable in fiery sign i.e. in the sign of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. South Node gives beneficial result in the signs of Mars and Jupiter i.e. in the signs of Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Pisces. As per natural characteristic of South Node, it is a planet of restriction and impediment. Therefore, if it is placed in unfavourable sign other than the signs of Mars and Jupiter, it creates totally negative results for the matter pertaining to that house and planet which owns the sign. For an instance, if South Node is placed in the second sixth or tenth house in unfavourable sign such as Taurus, Libra, Gemini and Virgo, then the result of these houses is experienced totally negative, that is in the second house, shortage of money, in the sixth house difficulty in service and in the tenth house failure in carrier are observed.
Predication of North Node:
Nodes represent the planet which is owner of the sign in which these Nodes are placed. If North Node is in Taurus, it represents the planet Venus and gives the results of Venus. In this case, North Node will give the result which Venus is supposed to give. Here North Node is giving the result, therefore result of Venus will be very beneficial because North Node is considered giving favourable result in the sign of Venus. Therefore, Node is the main planet which give the result of the house in which it is placed. The planet which is owner of this house will give subsidiary result.
For an instance, Venus is placed in Virgo and North Node is placed in Taurus. Here Venus is in debilitated sign, but North Node will not give adverse result of Venus because North Node is placed in its favourable sign of Venus. Therefore, North Node will give the beneficial result of venus. This can be interpreted clearly during vinshottary Dasa System. In this case whenever, a native passes through Venus period, it will not give beneficial result. In this period a native experience shortage of money and prosperity. But when a native passes through North Node period, then native experiences good result of Venus and gets money and prosperity.
North Node, in the sign of Sagittarius and Pisces gives the specific result. For an instance, if Jupiter is placed in a exalted sign of Cancer and North Node is placed in Sagittarius, then North Node represents Jupiter. North Node is placed in unfavourable sign of Sagittarius , therefore it does not give beneficial result regarding the matter of Jupiter. Therefore, during Vinshottary dasa period of North Node, a native will get adverse and evil result of Jupiter eventhough Jupiter is placed in its exalted sign of Cancer. For clarification of this principle, the following birth chart is given.
Native – Male
Date of Birth – 30 / 31-05-1955
Time of Birth – 4-20 AM
Place of Birth – Nadiad (Gujarat)
Latitude – 22 N 41
Longitude – 72 E 54
Vimshottari Rahu period: 22-11-1969 to 23-11-1987
In the above chart Ascendant is in Aries and Jupiter is in Cancer placed in the forth house. North Node is in Sagittarius and placed in ninth house. Jupiter is in its exalted sign Cancer. But North Node placed in the sign of Jupiter, is not beneficial for giving the result of Jupiter. Here North Node represents Jupiter. Therefore during the Vinshottary Dasa period of North Node, it is supposed to give the result of Jupiter relating to the matter of forth house(Mother, House, Peace, Happiness etc.) , ninth house (father) and twelfth house(Bondage).
Here North Node is placed in unfavourable sign of Jupiter , therefore a native gets adverse and evil result for the houses mentioned above during the period of North Node. Ninth House shows the Father , but native’s father lost both the eyes and so he had to live in ordinary state during this period. In this circumstance native’s father was helpless & jobless & had to live under the care of relatives with complete dependency. Native’s father lost his income and he could not have his own house. Therefore a native had to live without any facility of education and comfort and suffered many difficulties during this period.
Prediction of South Node
Prediction of South Node is similar to North Node, South Node gives beneficial result in the signs of Sagittarius and Pisces, For an instance if in a birth chart of a native, Jupiter is a weak planet, it gives weak result during the vinshottary dasa period of Jupiter. But if South Node is placed in Sagittarius in the same birth chart, native gets good results for the matter of Jupiter during the Vinshottary period of South Node. It also give the good result of the house in which South Node is placed.
South Node in the sign of Mercury, Venus and Moon gives adverse result. Gemini, Virgo, Taurus, Libra and Cancer are unfavourable signs of South Node. For an instance, in a birth chart of a native , if South Node is in Cancer and Moon is in Taurus or cancer, then during the Vinshottary dasa period of South Node, a native gets adverse result for the matter pertaining to Moon. The reasons is that South Node is in unfavourable sign of Cancer giving adverse result of Moon. Moon is placed in its own or exalted sign of Cancer or Taurus, but South Node will spoil the result of Moon because it is in unfavourable sign of Cancer as mentioned above. In a natural horoscope , the sign Cancer shows the forth house which indicates internal peace and happy family life. But in this case, South Node in the sign of Cancer shows the lack of above matter of forth house and creates adverse circumstances and many difficulties.
For clarification of this principle, the following birth chart is given.
Native : Female
Date of Birth : 5-12-1952
Time of Birth : 00-10 AM
Place of Birth : Nadiad (Gujarat)
Latitude : 22N 41
Longitude : 72 E 54
Vinshottary Ketu period: 18-01- 1996 to 18-01-2003
In the above chart Ascendant is in Leo and South Node is in Cancer and placed in twelfth house. Here South Node is in Cancer and therefore it represents the Moon, the owner of the sign in which South Node is placed. South Node in the sign of Cancer is unfavourable for giving beneficial result of Moon. South Node in the sign of Moon is supposed to give adverse result for the matter of twelfth house in which South Node is place, eleventh house in which Moon is placed and for the Karka matter of Moon. This adverse result is experienced during Vinshottary Period of South Node.
The matter pertaining to twelfth house is bondage, feeling confinement, restriction in every walk of life etc. Native’s home life is totally disturbed. Husband of a native is not of her liking. She has no issue due to ovary problem and therefore she feels lonely at home. Native feels confinement at her own home and seeks solace and peace at different residence of her relatives.
The matter pertaining to eleventh house is benefit and ambition. Native is qualifies with M.A. B.Ed with Library Science, but she could not get proper service according to her choice and wherever she has served, she could not remained more than three months due to her mental unsteadiness. Cancer also indicates liver in human body, therefore South Node is sign of Cancer gives adverse result to digestive system. Native suffers from indigestion and acidity and has to take medicine regularly for this trouble.
Conjunction of Planets with North Node and South Node
Whenever a planet or planets are in conjunction with Nodes, then during the vinshottary dasa period of the planet, connected with the Node , will give very beneficial result to the native if Nodes are placed in their favourable signs. For an instance, in a birth chart of a native , North Node is in Virgo in conjunction with Jupiter and Saturn. Here, North Node is placed in its favourable sign of Virgo, Therefore , beneficial results are experienced by a native during vinshottary dasa period of Jupiter and Saturn which are in conjunction with North Node. During this period a native gets good results in his life for the matter relating to Jupiter and Saturn with his intelligent efforts because North Node is in the sign of mercury. Similarly it can be interpreted for the result of the planets in conjunction with South Node.
For clarification of above principle, the following birth chart is given
Native : Male
Date of Birth : 10 / 11-06-1922
Time of Birth : 1H – 45M- AM
Place of Birth : Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
Latitude : 23º N 02’
Longitude : 72º E 37’
In the above chart, Ascendant is in Pisces and North Node is in Virgo placed in the seventh house in conjunction with Jupiter and Saturn. The native has following period of vinshottary dasa in his life.
1-09-1984 to 1-09-2000 Jupiter Period
1-09-2000 to 1-09-2019 Saturn Period
During the period of Jupiter, a native gets good result about family and astrological activity. In year 1986 marriage of daughter and his son got service in insurance company, in year 1993, marriage of son in highly established family are the auspicious events in the life of a native. In year 1988, a native started his office in Ahmedabad for astrological Consultation. During the above period, native began to write a book on astrology and came across many chances to deliver lecture and teaching on astrological subject.
During the period of Saturn native has completed his writing of book on the subject “Art of Prediction in Astrology”. The book was published with good response in November-2000. Again in year 2007, the second edition of this book was published. During the same year 2007, native has written a new book on the subject “ Prediction of Transit Planets”. Therefore , during the period of Saturn from 1-09-2000 and onward, native has achieved high esteem in astrology and public exposure. Considerable progress and development in astrological field is experienced by native during this running period of Saturn.
Planet Gripped by North Node and South Node:
A Planet in conjunction, opposition or in square aspect to Nodes is considered as gripped planet when the degree of the planet is less than the degree of Nodes. The closest grip between planet and Node will be within five degree difference between.
Result of gripped planet is observed less than expectation or almost nil. If powerful planets are gripped by Nodes, they also do not give good result. There are all possibility to be wrong in astrological prediction whenever such type of planetary situation arises.
For clarification of this principle, we take the same birth chart as mentioned above.
In the above chart, Ascendant is in Pisces and South Node is placed in the Ascendant which is in square aspect with Moon in Sagittarius and placed in tenth house.
The degree of South Node is 12º-30’ and degree of Moon is 11º-00’, therefore , degree of planet is less than the South Node. The degree of Moon is less than degree of South Node by 1º-30’. Therefore, Moon is gripped by South Node. Moon is placed in tenth house and becomes owner of the fifth house.
Therefore, Moon does not give beneficial result regarding professional carrier and prosperity in the life of a native.
BABUBHAI N. YODH