Bob's Head Shots 009.Resized

Welcome to the Cosmic Cantina. Aum and blessings!

To Schedule A Personal Appointment

Email me

Mercury Rx Cover smaller(105x160)

TISBA award logo AP site
To order your copy of "A New Look At Mercury Retrograde"

Support Aquarius Papers

Cover of Altar Stones Spring 2015 (0.83x1.28)

Here's the link to purchase meditation and altar stones
Catalogs of Stones for Sale

Free Astrology Love Reports for All Signs

A Television Interview Where I Go Into A Lot Of Things!
Robert Wilkinson TV Interview on Bridging Heaven and Earth

Love, Dad Book Cover  smaller (103x160)
If you grieve the death of a loved one
My book, "Love Dad," and how to heal your grief.

A great site sponsor and introduction to Mayan culture! Fair trade organic coffee for sale shipped to your door.
Mundo Maya - Coffee and More

What is Astrology?

Terms of Viewing/Using Material Published or Sold on This Site
Terms of Viewing/Using Material Published or Sold on This Site

September 2017 Index
August 2017 Index
July 2017 Index
June 2017 Index
May 2017 Index
April 2017 Index
March 2017 Index
February 2017 Index
January 2017 Index
December 2016 Index
November 2016 Index
October 2016 Index
September 2016 Index
August 2016 Index
July 2016 Index
June 2016 Index
May 2016 Index
April 2016 Index
March 2016 Index
February 2016 Index
January 2016 Index
December 2015 Index
November 2015 Index
October 2015 Index
September 2015 Index
August 2015 Index
July 2015 Index
June 2015 Index
May 2015 Index
April 2015 Index
March 2015 Index
February 2015 Index
January 2015 Index
December 2014 Index
November 2014 Index
October 2014 Index
September 2014 Index
August 2014 Index
July 2014 Index
June 2014 Index
May 2014 Index
April 2014 Index
March 2014 Index
February 2014 Index
January 2014 Index
December 2013 Index
November 2013 Index
October 2013 Index
September 2013 Index
August 2013 Index
July 2013 Index
June 2013 Index
May 2013 Index
April 2013 Index
March 2013 Index
February 2013 Index
January 2013 Index
December 2012 Index
November 2012 Index
October 2012 Index
September 2012 Index
August 2012 Index
July 2012 Index
June 2012 Index
May 2012 Index
April 2012 Index
March 2012 Index
February 2012 Index
January 2012 Index
December 2011 Index
November 2011 Index
October 2011 Index
September 2011 Index
August 2011 Index
July 2011 Index
June 2011 Index
May 2011 Index
April 2011 Index
March 2011 Index
February 2011 Index
January 2011 Index
December 2010 Index
November 2010 Index
October 2010 Index
September 2010 Index
August 2010 Index
July 2010 Index
June 2010 Index
May 2010 Index
April 2010 Index
March 2010 Index
February 2010 Index
January 2010 Index
December 2009 Index
November 2009 Index
October 2009 Index
September 2009 Index
August 2009 Index
July 2009 Index
June 2009 Index
May 2009 Index
April 2009 Index
March 2009 Index
February 2009 Index
January 2009 Index
December 2008 Index
November 2008 Index
October 2008 Index
September 2008 Index
August 2008 Index
July 2008 Index
June 2008 Index
May 2008 Index
April 2008 Index
March 2008 Index
February 2008 Index
January 2008 Index
December 2007 Index
November 2007 Index
October 2007 Index
September 2007 Index
August 2007 Index
July 2007 Index
June 2007 Index
May 2007 Index
April 2007 Index
March 2007 Index
February 2007 Index
January 2007 Index
December 2006 Index
November 2006 Index
October 2006 Index
September 2006 Index
August 2006 Index
July 2006 Index
June 2006 Index
May 2006 Index
April 2006 Index
March 2006 Index
February 2006 Index
January 2006 Index
December 2005 Index
November 2005 Index
October 2005 Index
September 2005 Index
August 2005 Index

Astrology and Outer Edge Articles 2004-2005

Astrology, Spirituality, or Blog friends with the good taste to link to my site:
Bill Attride Astrology
Celestial Navigation
Celestial Weather
Living Astrology
Leah Whitehorse Astrology
Mercury Retrograde
Michelle Young Astrology
Mystic Mamma
Patrick Watson
Self In Light
Stars Over Washington

A Library for Astrologers!

Philip Graves AstroLearn

An Astrological Mandala - The Sabian Symbols

The Classic Astrological Reference Book! Nicholas Devore's "Encyclopedia of Astrology"

A great organization with great material!

Great Metaphysical Links
These are the best of the best!

Light On The Path
Through the Gates of Gold
The Voice of the Silence
At The Feet of the Master
Occult Chemistry
Crest Jewel of Discrimination

The Stanzas of Dzyan - Cosmogenesis and Anthropogenesis
A Theosophical Library
160 on-line books by Besant, Leadbeater, others

Agni Yoga (Roerich) - Master Index

The Sacred Texts Library

The History & Power of Mind

A Huge Library of Ancient Manuscripts and Treatises

The Gnostic Society Library including the Gospel of Mary, Nag Hammadi, and other ancient manuscripts.

Our Elder Brothers Return explaining the various works by and about the Masters

« Gems of Wisdom From Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson | Main | Is July 4 the True Birthday of the United States? »



Great articles on the nodes, Robert! I've read Jan Stiller's excellent book on the nodal placements, Astrology for the Soul, several timnes and have found it to be a gold mine. One thing that has struck me in my own case is that I find the nodal placement by sidereal house and sign, in the Jyotish version of my chart, NN in Sadge in the 5th, resonates at least as much as the nodal placement by house and sign in my Western chart, NN in Cappy in the 4th. I've been playing with this in other people's charts and have yet to reach any conclusions about it. Perhaps the reason it took me so long to resonate with my Western nodal axis is because the nodes are reversed by sign and house. It is true that you have to distinguish carefully between the sign, representing the psychological shift, and and the house, representing the area of life. What seems to work for me with NN in Cappy in the 4th is something along the lines of success being defined by happiness rather than happiness being defined by (outer) success, a sense of achievement through a fulfilling personal life rather than seeking fulfillment through outer achievement, taking a goal-oriented approach to establishing a solid foundation in life, being the adult in my life, becoming my own parent, becoming deeply rooted in one's own being, structuring an orderly consciousness (well, we try!), among others. Thanks for this mini-refresher course. Elizabeth


Hi Robert, thanks for this timely refresher. I looked into my nodes a bit last year and felt my NN virgo in the 12th house really resonated with me. Recently though I had another look at my chart and realized that as my NN is at the end of 12th house, I should treat it as a 1st house. This really threw me, as 1st house NN is SO different to 12th house! It does seem equally relevant though. Should I be taking both into account? Thanks!


If a significant other shares the same NN, but it is in opposite houses, would this mean that they are on different paths, or learn opposite lessons in life? (NN Scorpio one in the 5th house, the other in the 11th house) Blessings to you for all that you do on this site!!


My south node in aquarius (2house) is conjunct moon and saturnus.. Puh..I am struggeling to express my leo north node in the 8th house..Actually trying to make them work together - not against eachother..

Anita Doyle

Hey Robert,

As a fellow professional astrologer, I want to thank you for your reliably sensitive and intelligent postings over the years. Your ability to see into and describe the transformational character of the sky's shifting choreography (like the current cardinal t-square/grand cross) is deeply appreciated.

For a further exploration of the theme this particular post, your readers might enjoy a talk I gave called: "Partners of Heaven: Creative Synthesis and the Nodes of the Moon". It's very consistent with your take, and includes a look at the charts of some well-known contributors to conscious evolution in humanity, as well as a step by step walk-through of working with the nodes. An illustrated transcript can be found at:

Warmly, Anita Doyle


In case anyone - especially Anita Doyle - is still checking in to this thread: Anita, I love your article. It is beautifully written, very succinct yet full of great examples demonstrating how the nodal axis works. I knew there was supposed to be a kind of feedback loop operating, integrating both ends of the nodal axis, but you and Robert have further clarified that for me. Although I am a student of both Jyotish and Western astrology, I much prefer the Western astrological take on the nodes. At least there's something you can do about it! There are references to the concept of ''intake'' and ''release'' in the Jyotish view of the nodes, but most of the classical interpretation ascribes heavy duty karma to both points in the chart.


The North and South Node of the Moon Revisited
Dear Mr.Robert
Your article enlightened me on NN of moon. I believe I have NN (Rahu in Indian
Astrology)in my 12 th house, (or 1st may be, I am not quite sure), Due to this,
I presume I have continual loss of jobs in 6 weeks, 12 weeks short periods like
axe/scissor cutting a rope for the past 10 years in my professional career. I
will appreciate and will be thankful your views on this phenomenon and solicit
suggestion/advice to put an end to this job losses misery with any possible
Thanks and warm regards.
11 July 2010.


Hi Robert,

I have north node in Leo (25deg) conjunct ascendant and Jupiter (24). Not sure if the degrees are relevant to this question but my rising begins at 21 degrees.

In transit, I now have north node in the 7th house conjunct Neptune and Chiron.

Just when i'm learning to become more independent and outgoing, I am feeling pulled towards certain relationships. Can you sense my confusion? Can you offer a few rays of clarity?

Belle (intermediate astrology student with lots to learn)


Hi all - To those of you who commented in July, my apologies for not answering, but I was on the road for several weeks and the comments all slipped downstream before I could respond.

Hi Belle - Your Natal self grows best when it pursues Jupiter/NN rising energy. Be the generous, adventurous Leo! Be a therapist of the heart, and keep growing into ever greater abundant views of how to love, love, and love some more! As for the transits, at this time you've been growing by cultivating a new set of Aquarius attitudes and approaches in relationships and letting go of old obsolete Aquarian attitudes in relationship. Ordinarily you don't learn through excessive independence in relationships, or by being with those who are detached and cool. But, while NN is in Aquarius in your 7th, you're learning through these for now while seeing what old Aquarian SN tendencies need to be let go of. Here you grow by "showing what you know," and demonstrate through transiting SN in Leo what has been your line of evolutionary development your entire life.

The comments to this entry are closed.


Before you comment, please read this:
Guidelines For Commenting

Terms of Viewing/Using Material Published or Sold on This Site
Terms of Viewing/Using Material Published or Sold on This Site

Artists, Musicians, Writers and Other Eclectic Friends
AceStar Photography
Aquila ka Hecate
Brenda Joy's The Way Out Book
Caroline Beil
Christopher Pellani & Soundformation
Cruelty Free Cartoons
David Amram
Diana's Reflections
Havana Upon Tyne
Healing Reiki
Jimmy Dunn, Master Mtn Climber and Mineral Specialist
Journeys With Purpose
Judy Carmichael
Judy Croome
Newsletter from Lisbon
Ninth's Place
One Magic Dragon
Philipp Manser Yoga
Poetry Hut Blog
Screenwriters With Vision
Turn Left At The Bridge
Vaugel Sculpture Studio
Vicki Forman
White Granny - Bees!
Your Enchanted Gardener

Progressive Transcultural Groups
Aid To Artisans
Culture of Peace Initiative
Imagine Peace
Network of Spiritual Progressives
Ram Dass Foundation
The Borgen Project
Truly Alive

Ending Hunger and Go Organic Links
America's 2nd Harvest
Farm Aid

Environmental Links
Arguments Against Climate Deniers
Avaaz Global Initiative
Center for Food Safety
Cleantechnica Clean Energy Blog
Climate Science - Roger Pielke Sr.
EarthRights International
Ecosystem Update
Environmental Defense
Environmental News Network
Environmental Working Group
Farm Wars - Protect Family Farms
Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change
Sacred Passage
Way of Nature Fellowship - Reducing CO2

Checking Political Facts
Media Bias Factcheck
Media Matters
Politifact - Sorting out the Truth in Politics

Discover or Report Consumer Ripoffs!
Ripoff Report
Challenge Corporate Personhood!

Political Humor Sites
Belacqua Jones
Church of the Flying
Spaghetti Monster

Jesus' General
Juanita Jean's
This Modern World

News Sources and Blogs
Asia Times
Blacklisted News
Censored News
Consortium News
The Consumerist
Daily Beast
Eschaton by Atrios
Here In Reality
Nancy's Blog - Starlight News
News Trust
ProPublica - Public Interest News
Reader Supported News
Suburban Guerrilla Susie Madrak
The Raw Story
Tom Dispatch
Unknown News
Washington's Blog

Activists and Agitators For Positive Change
Amnesty International
Aquila Ka Hecate
Architcts&Engineers for 9-11 Truth
Dark Legacy - Bush Assassinations
Faces of Lawsuit Abuse
Fair Vote - Voting Reform
Indigenous Grandmothers Council
Investigative Journalist Greg Palast
Liberty For Life
Loose Change (the Movie)
Project Helping Hands
Peaceful Streets - Filming Police
Southern Poverty Law Center
Think Progress
Transition Culture
Wellstone Action - Training Progressive Candidates

Strictly Political
538's Atlas of Redistricting
Citizens for Legit Government
Cook Political Report
Crooks and Liars
Digby's Hullabaloo
Fair Redistricting
Head of State - Political Psychology
HuffPolster - Polls
MyDD - Election Analysis
Political Wire
Princeton Election Consortium
Public Policy Polling
Real Clear Politics - Polls
Sabato's Crystal Ball
War Is A

Monitoring Voting Irregularities
Brad Blog
Movie - Murder, Spies, and Voting Lies
Movie - Uncounted
Velvet Revolution

Spotlight on Human Progress
Zero Point - Spiritual Science

Google Analytics
Powered by TypePad