Once upon a time…there was an asteroid named Psyche and she was exactly conjunct the future destiny of the universe. Hold-up! That isn’t just a story, it is actually happening. Psyche and the North Node are about to exactly conjunct in Gemini, but they will be conjunct most of March 2021.
Psyche means “soul” in Greek and in astrology she represents not just our soul, but our perceived needs, particularly in the relationship department. When she is conjunct the North Node of the Moon it is time to take inventory of your soul’s journey and what — and maybe who — you need for the road ahead.
One of the things that I love about Psyche is that her mythology is the basis for several fairy tales: Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella. Even though Psyche struggles with experiences that are frightening and heart-breaking, they allow her to mature and undergo great personal transformation; leading to the discovery of her authentic self. The asteroid Psyche was discovered in on March 17, 1852, during Pisces Season. Is it any wonder that Pisces rules the 12th House, and relates to the mind and the deep connection to the soul? I am sure Carl Jung’s reply would be, “Duh!”
The Nodes of the Moon are elliptical points, not actual celestial objects. The North Node represents our dharma (future destiny), and the South Node represents our karma (past/past life). They always travel retrograde, and they are always exactly opposite in a chart. You have your own nodes in your natal chart, but the nodes in the main chart, the collective chart, impacts all our lives.
Currently, the North Node in the main chart is in Gemini and the South Node is in Sagittarius. The Gemini/Sagittarius axis deals with gathering information/needing to find meaning in our lives. With Psyche conjunct our collective future destiny in Gemini (the sign of the Twins) it could be time to consider the duality of the world. Remember, there are two sides to every story, and then there’s the truth.
The Psyche/North Node conjunction goes on most of this month but will be exact on Saturday, March 6 at 15 degrees and 21 minutes of Gemini. If you plot Psyche in your chart (she is asteroid #16) you can find your true soul’s desire.
- If you have anything between 13 – 17 degrees of any of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) you could really feel this challenge to your perception or understanding of your future path and who you might be taking, or not taking, with you.
- If you have anything between those same degrees in Libra, or especially Aquarius, you could experience this as a huge personal breakthrough. Right now, Jupiter is conjunct Mercury in the around that 17 – 18 degree mark of Aquarius so this could be hugely inspirational for everyone but especially folks with major aspect at those degrees.
As we experience soul growth our story continues to change and evolve. Studying your natal chart can help you understand how you have changed, and where you are evolving to. If you are over 35 years of age you might want to consider getting a progressed chart done; it can be quite enlightening since it tracks the evolution of your chart placements, which progress as you live your life. So, for example, a Capricorn could eventually become more like a Pisces as time goes on. I don’t know about you — but after climbing up all those mountains — taking a nice long swim could be the best happily-ever-after.