The north node (also called the dragon’s head) is the point in space where the moon’s orbit rises above the eliptic. In astrology, it represents the direction of one’s soul throughout a lifetime, the direction where opportunity for learning and growth lies.
I used to think I had a terrible sense of direction. Then I spent some time in the high desert, in a place where there were no trails, and I discovered that I actually have a very good sense of direction; it’s just the man made trails and roads that confuse me. As long as I’m aiming for something bigger, a mountain, a tall tree, or just walking in the direction the sun sets, I always seem to find my way. But it’s too easy to confuse myself into thinking the trail is the right direction and lose my sense of where I intended it to take me in the first place.
This blog is a collection of thoughts, ideas, images, stories and schemas that seem to have something to do with the direction I want to walk in. It’s my way of practicing stepping off the many paths I sometimes get lost on and reorienting myself to a more authentic sense of direction.