How will history be shaped this Tuesday, November 6, 2018? As the moon’s North Node exits the Leo-Aquarius axis and shifts to Cancer-Capricorn, we could start to see a reshaping of order as the polarities of the feminine and masculine are brought back into balance.
Astrologically, November 6—Election Day in the U.S.—arrives with a tide-turning moment. As the moon’s North Node, AKA, the “cosmic destiny point,” leaves Leo’s gilded palace and decamps to Cancer’s watery hearth until May 5, 2020. As voters around the country have been counting down the days, this major lunar move could indeed mark a watershed midterm election for us all.
As the sign that rules families, domestic affairs and the divine feminine, the world’s “sensitivity chip” may finally be reinstalled—especially after a year-plus of ego-trips, elitism and tempestuous Twitter wars (the shadow side of the Leo North Node). Since Cancer is an insular sign, border policies may become stricter in many countries, but perhaps kinder to those who are let in to unfamiliar places and spaces.
Environmentally, the world’s focus may turn to to issues like clean water, desalinization, overfishing, the disappearance of coral reefs (which impacts the entire oceanic ecosystem), rising sea levels and dealing with the impact of hurricanes and tsunamis on coastal cities. The rights of children and families will also be hot topics; and how we feed ourselves—from the impact of the grocery industry’s overproduction to the 14 million starving in Yemen at time of this writing—could become a louder clarion call. Since Cancer is the sign of the alpha female, women will continue to mobilize and push issues of concern to the forefront of the news and political agendas.
Simultaneously, the moon’s South Node—a position associated with karmic lessons—will traverse earthy Capricorn, the sign that rules big businesses, the economy, environmental conservation and the patriarchy. Will this put the kibosh on the sexist stronghold in many governments and institutions around the world? Force us to rethink the way we produce and distribute our natural and financial resources, as well as the types of energy we use? Climate experts are predicting a disastrous impact to the planet in merely 12 years if the world does not take measures to keep the global temperatures from rising 1.5º Celsius.
With earth sign Capricorn getting a karmic come-uppance from the South Node, along with stalwart Saturn and transformational Pluto (through 2020 and 2024, respectively), privileged bubbles are bound to burst.
It’s interesting to note that the last time the North Node was in Cancer and the South Node in Capricorn was from April 10, 2000 to October 13, 2001. During that period, the dot-com bubble burst, crushing many an IPO dream. The tragic attacks of September 11th shifted global alliances. The U.S. Presidential election between George W. Bush and environmentalist Al Gore was so close that a recount was required. While we are NOT hoping for a repeat performance of these types of travesties, they were a moment that marked economic upheaval along with rising xenophobia, which can be hallmarks of the challenging lessons this nodal pairing brings.
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