Friday Night Lecture
I believe one of the secrets to giving a good astrology reading is to start with an interpretation of the North and South Node—the Lunar nodes—in the natal horoscope. Using this as the beginning, even before interpreting the Sun, Moon and Rising signs, directs the client into how to best use the rest of the reading.
In this talk, I’ll present a working definition of the Lunar Nodes. I’ll spend time talking about how to take in new experiences at the North Node and give back through the South Node. This will be clarified through sample horoscopes.
More than any other point in the horoscope, the North Node defines the purpose of this incarnation. The South Node defines the natural talents that are inherited from the past. These need to be expressed through the House and Sign of the North Node. When clients come to an astrologer feeling like their life has lost meaning it usually means there is a problem harmonizing the natal nodes. I’ll give examples.
In this evening’s talk I will focus primarily on the energy of the North Node. You might be surprised at the power that can be developed with an expanded awareness of this potent point of the horoscope.
After graduating from the University of Washington (in Humanities) in 1969, I was a little lost. I thought I would continue going to school and get an MSW and possibly become a social worker. At that point a friend did my horoscope and it was a life-changing event. About halfway through his reading I realized I was looking at my future. Rather than going to graduate school. I signed up for astrology classes at the Northwest School of Astrology. I took every class Marc Robertson taught. There were times when there were only three of us in a class. Marc directed me into teaching and giving readings soon after I started taking his classes. Without his encouragement I’m sure I would have been slower to march into what was to become my life’s work. Long after Marc’s untimely death, he remains a powerful influence for me. I also met Joanne Wickenburg at this time. Along with Marc Robertson, she is one of the cornerstones of my astrological foundation.
Over my 40-year career in astrology, I have worn many hats. I co-authored The Metaphysical Handbook, contributed a chapter to Noel Tyl’s Consciousness in the Horoscope, and have written articles for The Mountain Astrologer. More recently, I wrote the introduction to a new book, Reframing Transits, by Joanne Wickenburg. (It’s available as an e-book.) I’ve been the guest astrologer for call-in radio programs in Hawaii, Vancouver, Bellingham, Seattle, and Arizona. I’ve hosted several astrological conferences in Seattle and been a guest teacher at retreats in the Northwest and the Yucatan. I even served a tumultuous year as president of the Washington State Astrological Society.
My clients throughout the US and in Europe have taught me much about life’s journey and its challenges. It would have had a far less interesting life without my fascination with astrology and the people it has brought to me. I was born with North Node conjunct Venus in my 6th people, including my husband, have entered my life through my work. After many years in Seattle, in June 2009 we moved to Portland, which has been a refreshing change.
I continue to have and to enjoy my astrological consulting practice. I give readings via Skype, telephone or in-person.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Lecture ends around 9:30 p.m.
Location: 4312 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97215 (Friend's Center)
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