to the availability of the American Ephemeris, the
position of the Moon's Nodes were always given in
their "mean positions". This was because
astronomers really didn't have any use for any true
positions of the nodes, and only needed the mean
ones for their calculations. All computer programmes
and ephemerisses these days will give you the True
Node and so much the better. (It can sometimes vary
up to 2 degrees with the mean positions).
all know that the Lunar Nodes go backward through
the zodiac, but there are days when the Moon's Nodes
actually reverse position and are direct. This week
we have a longer period where the Moon's Node is Direct (between
August 14 and 20). A "real" astrologer
will always have an ephemeris at hand to view the
planetary positions. Many people who read these
columns think they can make do with ephemerisses
generated by either computer programmes or which can
be found on the internet, but they miss a lot of
has never been a lot of research into the difference
of a Rx or a D motion of the nodes. "Normally"
the Nodes go retrograde through the zodiac. This
indicates that they deal with things spiritual. In
theory it is logical that days on which the Node
goes counter to its normal position, i.e. direct, we
are inclined to meet up more with things "of
the world" going against our best spiritual
interest. But again, no research has really been
done in this field. What we with the CHTA group did
investigate however, was the meaning of a
directional change (i.e. from Rx to D and vice
versa) by progression. For this you need the
American Ephemeris of 1900-2000, because all of us
were born in the previous century, and we need to
scan the three months after our birthdate in the
ephemeris to note the days the Node changes
direction. If for instance we see that on the 14th,
21st and 35th day after our birth, the Node changes
direction, then rest assured that our 14th, 21st and
35th year of life will be full of changes,
oftentimes in regard to relationships.
year a new American Ephemeris has been published,
for this entire new century (i.e. from
2000-2100!) (See this
page on the right hand side on the top) .
The "red" ephemeris from 1900-2000 can be
ordered still second hand from Amazon (just click on
the icon for it on the same page).
The new American ephemeris, for this century, has
added the position of Ceres in between the columns
of Mars and Jupiter for those people who also all of
a sudden regard Ceres as a (small) planet...
On another note, did you notice how the news both
in Europe and America talks about big debts and
troubles with banks in this timeframe of Venus
retrograde? Venus does not only rule "love"
but also money, and Venus retrograde, well, it is
about a karmic clean up of things left undone in the
past so to speak.
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