The heliocentric nodes in astrology chart interpretation are an overlooked aspect when analyzing the natal chart.
However, every astrologer knows that the personal planets or sensitive points in your chart, ascendant, mid heaven, when in aspect with outer planets have an effect in the interpretation of the nature of the core expression of those planets.
Likewise each node when connected to a personal planet, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Ascendant Mid-Heaven, will bring the nature of the planets node to combine with the planet that it is conjunct with.
This brings a whole new level of interpretation to chart analysis.
Planets aspecting these points, have significance according to the nature of the node of the planet.
What we call the north node of a planet is that point where the orbit of a planet crosses the plane of the earth’s orbit as the planet goes north.
The south node is the other point, and when the planet crosses the south node, it is traveling southerly.
Planetary nodes in heliocentric astrology advance at a rate of about one degree per 100 years.
The planetary nodes stimulate an area of influence in the heliocentric horoscope. Early work by John Nelson found that a planet was stronger
- when within five to ten degrees of either node or bisection of the nodal axis.