摘译自：Mohan Koparkar 《Lunar Nodes》
Since the transiting nodes travel backwards in the zodiac at the rate of 1.5 years in each sign, the cycle repeats in every 18 years. The aspects of Conjunctions and Oppositions of any one node are very significant to the planets in the natal chart. The other aspects, being minor, are not taken very seriously in this book. (The minor aspects do have some effects during the transits in the natal chart; however, due to space limitations they are not included in this book.) All the transiting aspects of nodes to the planets in the chart are Karmic points of interchange. These connections bring the native back to its normal pattern of destiny. Thus, the free will has the most significant freedom to the two transiting connections. In other words, when the destined nodes are making significant aspects to the chart, the free will existence is at its minimum. Looking from a philosophical standpoint, this is the time when a human has nothing to worry about as the decisions are made for that individual which are best in the long run. This is like a person tied with a 20-foot chain who is asked to go anywhere he pleases as long as he does not break thechain. Please keep in mind that destiny is not a pessimistic viewpoint but rather a guideline which has forceful powers over your journey through life.
T North Node Conjunct Sun
This transit often signifies a Karmic precipitation regarding the events of ego/identity/personality. Affairs of male or of 'father-figure' are very significant this time. Usually a greater amount of success from them or assistance by them can be expected at this time. This is the time of reward collection. If you are in line for a reward, this time will make sure you get what is coming to you in a real sense. At this point, one has to bow to the situations and then one gets rewarded for being tactful with the circumstances. Usually, a temporary confining or binding period is associated before this aspect with substantial freeness afterwards. Change in recognition is also noticed in this aspect and more than often, it is a personal elevation at that time.
T North Node Oppo. Sun
At this time, one has to go through quite a squeezy period. Sudden and unexpected problems occur when this is happening. Downshift in one's ego/identity/personaIity has to be done in order to keep and maintain its normal position. Circumstanceszoom over you like a lawnmower and if you fail to watch yourself, your ego is likely to be cut off by a major problem. As a result, often an inferiority complex, lack of self-image and self-respect is noticed with this transit. If one has a real low individualtiy profile, then this transit may not even show significant effect as the native is not after conquering some huge success anyway. Physical problems or lack of vitality and go-get spirit is noticed at this time. Possible sickness, death or regenerative process occurs in the near family, especially, to father or male figure.
T North Node Conjunct Moon
At this point, strong but cloudy emotions fight their way through the circumstances to achieve the deeper significance of emotional comforts. This often leads to gloomy days before the transit completes. However, when the transit is over, one has a sigh of relief and a smile on his face. 'Mother-figure' or 'women', in general, are under focus during this transit. Sensitivity is often blocked by circumstantial pressure or clouds making it difficult for them to express emotionally at the right time. They may do so later on, but timing for that could be off. As a result of this transit, one does not appear as imaginative, moody and sensitive as he would otherwise.
T North Node Oppo. Moon
At this point, one is forced to go through a dramatic incident or at least its fear. Depression and isolation with or without reason is quite significant at this time. At this point in life, emotional nervous energy needs an outlet in order to keep their sanity normal. Affairs of mother or 'women' in life are important and often their hindrance would be a negative factor in this transit. Thus, try to keep the women's influence over you to a minimum at this point. Basically, this influence is domineering and makes it difficult for you to run your life normally. At this time, watch the health of mother and problems from excessive or fertile imagination.
T North Node Conjunct Mercury
At this point, sudden changes, mostly positive, regarding the activities of Mercury in the natal chart will be noticed. Here, one often goes through a non-communicative period just to get the idea of how it feels. Changes in job or communicative patterns often occur associated with this transit. Here the nervous energy is quite highly excited but it is consumed within by the soul. Strain in the brain gives it a fatigue test which helps evaluate your mental stamina and capacity. Affairs of brothers and sisters are quite important at this time. Travel, or its planning, is done at this time as the routine things force the person to think about scenic changes.
T North Node Oppo. Mercury
In this aspect, non-communicative period is almost forced upon the individual whether he likes it or not. Changes in the surroundings are associated and created by other’s demands. Nervous energy builds up at this time and it certainly needs a positive outlet. If not properly channelled, this causes a nervous breakdown. The energy balance and its utilization is very important and significant at this time. Electro-nervous system and improper reflex actlons are under focus due to this aspect. Avoid travel or any long-term planning under this transit. Business changes force the person to bow to the wrong individual as result of this difficult transit.
T North Node Conjunct Venus
At this period, sudden cooling down of love/romance is noticed. Here, there is nothing outstandingly wrong but the individual just has to take a quick and long look at what is going on. Romantic suffocation can often happen under these conditions. Karmic attractions usually start under these aspects. One finds the mission done and underdone and :he previous reincarnations pop in and out at this time. Financially, this is a fairly good aspect if they know what they are doing,and use a little bit of logic towards success. The achievements, if well deserved, will come to them at this time. At this point, over-indulgence certainly needs a control or dampening.
T North Node Oppo. Venus
At this point, circumstantial hindrances or Karmic connections end abruptly. That is to say, one is on his own around this transit regarding the love/romance actions. Thus, if the relationship has to survive, a lot of inhuman effort is needed to be put in by both parties. Although nothing unworldly occurs between the two individuals, it seems like they behave in different time frames, and do not understand each other on a normal mundane level. At this time, financial losses, frozen assets and sudden difficulties are quite significant and normal. Basically, this time indicates misdirected affections and misunderstood feelings of that person.
T North Node Conjunct Mars
At this point, one always gets a tremendous urge to do things which he would not want to do otherwise. This unexpected energy expansion is highly remotely controlled and the individual feels like a yo-yo doing the destined workload. In a woman's chart, it often signifies a strong male figure and his influence over her. Certain Karmic events or new acquaintances occur in her life at this time. Accident-prone tendencies, overwork, and crossing the endurance limit should be watched at this time, as the native still has certain control over the output of his energies. High blood pressure and irritable behavior is quite common at this time.
T North Node Oppo. Mars
Due to this transit, things often go wrong and one makes considerable mistakes in his undertakings. Somehow, the circumstantial blockages work so much against that individual that he has a minute chance to produce anything substantial. Accident prone tendencies are quite likely and physical health does require strong attention. Low blood pressure or weak energies trying to do a large project occurs at this time. In a female chart, danger, difficulties and sorrow from male figures is significant and often unavoidable. Temperamental difficulties cause future problems. Female physiological cycle often gets distorted at this time.
T North Node Conjunct Jupiter
At this time, a person has substantial control over his financial activities and philosophies. His general attitude is well balanced by his desires and proper circumstantial support. Here, what one wants to do with his resources may not be what the circumstances want him to do. As a result, some tensions and frustrations are seen within that individual. Basically, this turns out to be an excellent decision in the long run as long as the individual does not fight too vigorously with the circumstances. If at this point, one is highly tempted to use and spread his resources, the actual loss can become a gain in terms of philosophical understandings. In many cases, sudden freeze on financial activities is noticed. The purpose of it is to find how one deals with such circumstances in a logical way. Please note that this is a good aspect and the circumstantial intensions are to your advantage. Deep-rooted philosophies from past life often get re-engraved, reshaped or reinforced at this time. Watch your weight and diet under this critical aspect as physical expansion is very easy now.
T North Node Oppo. Jupiter
In this transit, sudden depletion of financial resources is quite likely. They find added or new expenditures that they never planned before. It is not necessary to indulge in some way but this aspect will find a way to spend money or resources somewhere other than one normally spends. Thus, one has to account for added resources just to break even in his cash flow. This aspect tends to be on a negative level by confronting the individual in all directions. Here, their own philosophies are tested and they are forced to abide by their own rules and regulations. Thus, they cannot do anything they like and get away with it. At this time, listen to the advice from other people as they probably know better than you under the framework of this transit. At this point, loss of weight is quite likely unless your natal chart has a lot of nervousness creating aspects.
T North Node Conjunct Saturn
This transit often indicates some rescue from a very close call. At this point, limitations on that individual reach a peak instantly and then things quiet down substantially. Saturian problems become more acute or these people get aware of those problems at this time. This transit is quite known for many learning experiences that one goes through, irrespective of whether he wants to learn them or not. This also brings about your limits of patience and your general stamina to face the situations. However, all this testing is done in a very constructive way without breaking you completely apart during the test. As an end result, you will know a lot about yourself with improved self-image. Older folks, old ideas and methodology play a significant role at this time in your life. Their assistance is well worth looking into as a guiding source for your spiritual growth during this transit.
T North Node Oppo. Saturn
This is quite a confining transit depending upon the weakness of Saturn in the in the natal chart. If the Saturn is not very prominent in the chart, then the effects may not be noticed externally. However, in that case, the individual knows something is going on, but cannot put his finger on it. General restrictions, physical weakness, melancholy or isolated attitude and behavior are all most common during this time period. Probable sickness or death in a near family, especially older people, is noticed. Circulatory problems, weak bones, colds, etc. are normal Saturian problems which will be significant at this time. In general, this is a discouraging transit that often distorts and disintegrates the individuals on many fronts. If the natal Saturn/Nodes aspect is favorable, then this transit shows weak effects and at times even beneficial. General focus and areas of obstructions will come from the house ruled by Capricorn in the natal chart.
T North Node Over North Node
Transiting North Node going over the natal North Node is an 18-year cycle as it takes that much time for the nodes to travel through the zodiac. This node-return is thus a major Karmic phase in one's lifetime. Often this phase repeats every 18-19 years but with different events and projects under focus. Usually, one is given this much of maximum time to fulfill his Karmic lessons in the areas of choice. These learning processes change as one advances on the spiritual ladder upwards or downwards.
1st to 18th Year: This represents the learnings in life in terms of school and basic understandings. This is often done in the shadow of parents with some discipline from them. Learning to respect and understand the 'wise identities' is a part of this growth process.
19-36 Years: This is a growth and learning period in terms of romance, marriage, partnerships, children, etc. Ego and identity grows at the fastest rate at this time. Most of the life foundation and utilization of constructive talents learned before is under focus at this time.
37 to 54 Years: This is quite an accelerated or stabilized period depending upon the natal chart. In an extrovert chart this will show substantial growth of identity whereas in an intorverted chart, a tendency to stabilize what is achieved will be noticed. Public image, self-respect and social status is under focus at this time.
55 to 72 Years: This nodal return cycle is almost the last one for many people. Applying and teaching the experiences to the upcoming generation becomes a key focus for them. Carry-over knowledge to your descendents and making them fit to understand the worldly game is his motto here.
73 to 90 Years: This nodal return indicates the complete fulfillment in life. Substantial amount of Karmic duties have been given to that soul and being able to make it up to this line is quite an achievement, whether they think so or not. Actual contributions may not be very significant, but they provide a great deal of inspiration and visualized examples to others to follow their golden paths. At this time, the life has the highest philosophical and esoteric touch to make the spiritual transition an easy one.
The South Node going over its natal position becomes another 18-year cycle which coincides with the above cycle. However, the South node going over the North Node is a cycle in between the above cycle with the same 18-year periodicity. Thus, the critical ages for the that cycle are 9, 27, 45, 63, 81 and 99.
Transiting nodes over Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are not highly significant as these are very slow moving planets and the effects occur on many people simultaneously. Thus, the influence is felt more on a generational level rather than on a single identity. As a result of this, there is not much individuality involved in these transits.
Nodes Over Uranus:
In general, nodes over Uranus bring about unexpected events, new innovation, built-up nervous state and its explosion. Things seldom go as planned. Here, the unpredictable combines with the unknown and the result is very hard to determine on a mundane level. Basically, the North Node transit over Uranus is more of a constructive outlet or favorable event-forming situation, whereas the South Node going over Uranus indicates influences that are on a slightly destructive and discouraging level.
Nodes Over Neptune:
Transits of nodes over natal Neptune often bring about various psychic or spiritual experiences connected with the past-life activities and their manifestations in this life. Often a deep-rooted creative talent comes out without prior warning at this time and amazes others. Self-delusion or loss of individuality may occur if Neptune was afflicted in the natal chart. The North Node conjunction to Neptune is more of a soft transit, bringing about better qualities of Neptune, such as idealistic behavior, general happiness, through high imagination and fantasies, etc. On the other hand, the South Node transits over Neptune are slightly unfavorable and distorted, bringing about the lower qualities of Neptune such as self-intoxication, excessive delusion and imagination, drugs, alcohol etc.
Nodes Over Pluto:
Transiting nodes over natal Pluto bring about unexpected but large scale changes in the society/generation as a whole. At this time, the individuality turns its attention to masses or the masses become more individualized. Here, the tendency to destroy to renew is kept at its minimum and the changes are made with moderate quiet actions. This process if often linked with the process of crystalization where individuality gathers together to project a better substance. It will be highly noticed by the North Node association to Pluto. On the other hand, the South Node transits to Pluto are more of a disassociation or disintegrating process. Here, the group affiliations dissolve with the circumstances to form a smaller elemental projection based upon the individual needs. This node/Pluto process is quite interesting to observe in the society in general.
T North Node Conjunct the Ascendant:
This transit often brings about new dimensions in life. Many past-life connections may come into play jusi to show you a few glimpses. People entering your life at this time have considerable significance with you regarding past and future activities. Major transition in life is noticed at this point. This new direction needs proper guidance and control to make it a successful one. Sudden personal recognition or self-worth is noticed right after the transit is over.
T North Node Opposite the Ascendant:
During this transit, the person goes through an individuality introversion whereas his external image undergoes a tremendous growth. In this transit, a slightly conflicting air is felt. Others feel that this person is very happy and content as his external expansion only is noticed by them, possibly with many accomplishments and activities. However, deep down, internally, he does not feel he has achieved anything uncommon. He just wants to crawl in and be nobody. At this point, somehow, the feelings are crushed, misdirected and misused by people around him.
T North Node Conjunct the Midheaven:
At this point, sudden recognition in the job or career is noticed. Often the recognition is substituted by a drastic change made by choice of their own. Problems or difficulties at home often drive them to chase after larger recognition in career, thus bringing about ego/ambition which is noticed at this time. At this point, they would rather face the business jungle than a home chaos. Change of home/real estate are quite likely at this transit, but only due to circumstantial force. Affairs of the parents are quite significant here.
T North Node Opposite the Midheaven:
During this transit, added domestic activities take you away from your professional goals. This is not a best time for ego/identity growth, but it enlarges your inner dimensions. "Grow within" is the key significance. Find what needs to stabilize your life by careful planning rather than just going after infinite achievements. Matters relating to mother-figure are significant at this time. Home or property changes are associated with this transit. Significant event(s) regarding older folks in the family can be noticed at this time.