North Node Dragon in Cancer

The North Node, also known as the Dragon, is traveling through Cancer, the sign of the Great Mother. The North and South Nodes are mathematical points in the sky that are formed by the intersection of the orbit of the sun and the moon. They represent the lessons our souls desire to learn. The North Node, head of the dragon, points toward the sign which lessons we need to learn and the South Node, tail of the dragon and always opposite, points towards the sign which aspects we need to unlearn.

Since November 2018 till June 2020 the North Node travels through Cancer, the sign of compassion, home, land, security, motherhood, and unconditional love. The South Node wants us to unlearn ignorance, fear of survival, nationalism, greed and ruthless ambition. Last time the North Node was in Cancer was 2000 and 2001 and it took place during the the 911 attack on the Twin Towers. At that time, George W. Bush, a Cancer, was the president of the US, also a Cancer (July 4). But at that time the US chose to react to the attacks out of fear and with a very Capricorn (a conservative sign) way, that was not conducive to the lessons of the North Node in Cancer. The invasion to Iraq – oops, wrong country, and later to Afghanistan with limited results, caused a great deal of trauma and suffering to countless civilians and veterans. Sadly, now, with the North Node again in Cancer, the US government is still acting using the dark side of Capricorn instead of Cancer when dealing with the refugees crisis in the southern border. Cancer is the sign of hospitality, and especially sensitive to the idea of family and children. Just this weekend it was reported that the US Customs and Border Protection is holding families under a bridge in the Paso del Norte International Port of Entry. The dragon is not pleased and we know what unhappy dragons do. If you don’t, you can wait for the last season of Games of Throne.

In addition to pissing off the dragon, the current US government is also making Jupiter fume. Jupiter, as I mentioned, is in his own sign of throne: Sagittarius, and his powers are magnified. In the Greek and Roman mythology, Zeus or Jupiter is associated with the concept of Zena or Xenia, the welcoming and protection of the guest. Jupiter is the defender of those who seek shelter and hospitality. If you mistreat someone who comes knocking on your door for shelter, you mess with Jupiter and his thunderbolts. Some reading this might raise a brow and say they do not believe in ancient Greek nonsensical myths, they are good church going Christians. And so behold! It so happen that my Torah portion I had to recite in my Bar Mitzva was from Leviticus 19:33-34 in the words of God: 

And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not do him wrong. The stranger that sojourneth with you shall be unto you as the home-born among you, an thou shall love him as thyself, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. 

Can anyone out there explain to me this cognitive dissonance?  

Let’s fly on the dragon southwards to New Zealand, another Cancer Nation (June 30 1852), where in the 15 of March 2019, while the North Node is in Cancer, a devastating terror attack took place in a mosque by a man in his Saturn Return. However, this nation’s response was totally different and in perfect adherence to the teaching of the North Node in Cancer. New Zealand’s PM, Jacinda Arden, resorted to compassion and inclusiveness, she wore a Hijab to the funeral of the victims and greeted the mourners with “As-salaam Alaikum. Peace be upon you.”

She quickly pushed for strict restrictions on the same type of weapons used in the attack. The nation came together with emotional displays of solidarity. Teenagers preforming the Maori Haka ceremonial dance to express their pain. And how did this experiment in compassion pan out? Well, according to the New Zealand immigration agency, registrations of interest to live and work in New Zealand increased in the 10 days following the attack. Compassion is attractive, it is welcoming and it is home, it is in line with Zeus’ Zena and God’s commandments. The dragon was pleased with Jacinda and her people, she might be the true mother of dragons. I can only hope we can all be inspired by the North Node in Cancer in similar ways.


Gahl Sasson makes Kabbalah, astrology and psychology engaging, illuminating, and fun. The way he sees Kabbalah is accessible to anyone from any faith and background.



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