**In this post in the series, we will take the House that the North Node falls in out of the equation and just focus on what it means to have your North Node in a specific sign (and what it means to have the South Node in the polarity sign). Usually with things having to do with the Nodal Axis (and growing into our North Node), a catalyst occurs in our lives that edges us out of the comfort of the South Node and into the uncharted territory of the North. This catalyst could be something major and life changing (such as a death, marriage, or divorce), or even something much more minor. Something will kind of shake us internally, saying “Wake up, fucker. You’re supposed to move beyond this,” whatever the “this” in the situation is. Once this waking up occurs, you will begin to move towards the North Node. Though, in all my years of study, this period of waking up usually doesn’t occur until the person’s first Saturn Return, or after it.**
North Node in Gemini/South Node in Sagittarius: If your North Node falls in Gemini, your North Node mission in this lifetime is all about the use of effective communication & language (both written and verbal). Also, you’re probably supposed to move into the realm of logic, reason, facts, details, curiousity, and using the more concrete side of you mind. With Sagittarius as your South Node, you probably had a past life (or past lives) where you operated primarily out of the abstract side of your mind. You may have also held very strong beliefs about things, almost zealous about them, (this could be any type of belief, but spiritual/religious beliefs seem to fit nicely here) but these beliefs and belief systems actually didn’t have any hard evidence to back them up. Sagittarius South Node people may also have an issue with pushy teaching or preaching with the way that they “teach” in this lifetime (in past lives it probably was more of the former than actually teaching). You may be more comfortable in with the philosophical (for the sake of being philosophical) and with the abstract, but in this lifetime, but you are supposed to move into the Gemini North Node (while taking the highest forms of the South Node qualities with you on your soul’s journey). Moving out of dogmatic beliefs and into beliefs that make sense in the physical world, that check out, and that you use logic and reason to get to your conclusions. As well as being able to communicate them effectively. Moving away from possibly ramming a belief or philosophy down someone’s throat to actually teaching them things that can be applied critically. Being curious about so many things in one’s daily life. Journeys in general here (actual physical journey’s and journey’s of the mind) are much shorter, and on a somewhat “smaller” scale. What your soul’s mission is based on by sign may feel completely antithetical to how you operate, but usually a catalyst will occur (maybe something along the lines of someone challenging a very strong belief or philosophy of yours) that will force you into growing into your North Node. Take the (what can be) wonderful philosophical quality of this South Node, and move it into North Node terrirtory, while operating out of logic and reason.
North Node in Sagittarius/South Node in Gemini: For you, Sagittarius North Node person, your North Node mission is all about expanding your horizons (both long journey’s of the mind and in the physical), the belief that you have in things, philosophical ideas & the abstract mind, truth, and higher education (of some sort). In a past life (or past lives) with Gemini as your South Node, you were probably more focused on absolute logic and reason, effective communication (both written and verbal), being curious about everything (but not necessarily being a “master” at any one thing), and using the concrete mind. This placement of the South Node in Gemini is definitely a mental one, but on a smaller scale than what your North Node hopes to achieve in this lifetime. While you may be more comfortable dealing with and operating out of your South Node, you’re supposed to evolve into the Sagittarius North Node qualities (while taking the highest qualities of your South Node with you on your mission). Take all the curiousity that you have about a great many things, and apply them to the abstract, to things that you feel that you could believe in, and in seeking for truth (whatever that is for you personally). Take long journeys here and there, move out of your comfort zone and really expand yourself (and your mind) in way that you weren’t able to do in past lives. There may be some kind of hang up with higher education (maybe you didn’t finish university, or maybe you never felt like you were qualified to go), but actually university or some other type of higher education is probably the catalyst that can propel you into moving into your Sagittarius North Node. Another thing that could prove to be the catalyst here is moving away from where you lived most of your life (which you may resist at first), but will ultimate push you into evolving into your North Node mission filled to the brim with expansion.