Incarnation: The Four Angles and the Moon’s Nodes
Both of the seminars in this book address the theme of ‘orientation’, offering the reader a profound but accessible interpretation of the structure and the ‘spinal column’ of the horoscope. The four angles – Ascendant, Descendant, MC and IC – reflect the horizon and meridian at the moment of birth, and symbolise the ‘cross of matter’ into which we are born. They describe our participation in external reality, and also clarify how the subtle patterns of belief, attitude and circumstance affect our inner sense of orientation. Each angle is described separately, in terms of the element and mode, and the meaning of the houses which flank it. Transits are also considered, and there is a guided imagery process where the individual horoscope placements are explored. The axis of the Moon’s Nodes represents an arc of meaning along which the activities of ‘being’ and ‘doing’ are balanced, over and over again. Our ability to let go of the past is tested, and we embrace the future from the vantage point of the eternal ‘now’. This section reviews familiar material, and also offers a number of approaches to the Nodes which the reader will not find elsewhere. There is a review of the Nodes as placed in the six pairs of opposite signs, plus a questionnaire for readers to consider their own Nodes. This book includes astronomical and psychological material, presented in a lively seminar format which will expand the understanding of beginners and experienced astrologers alike.