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08-21-2008, 10:14 AM
Ok quick question... whats the difference between the True Node and the North Node? I always thought they were the same, but maybe I am wrong???
08-21-2008, 10:44 AM
there is the true node and the mean nodes. The mean nodes are not nasty as such however an average calculation for their position. The nodes tend to go direct-retrograde-direct etc etc. Some people prefer using the mean nodes and others use the tue node. I use the true nodes but only after testing them out when they hapenned to go across my ascendant and many other transits etc. I have the Nodes on my moon at the the moment and for some reason they seem to be staying in that spot for fricken ages.
08-21-2008, 09:13 PM
I still don't get the technical difference between them.
08-21-2008, 11:37 PM
Hmm, its just about their motion and use in the chart, there is no difference between the meanings of the differen nodes. The true nodes are harder to use in dynamic functions because they retograde and then go direct with great regularity. That means that the dynamic astrology program function shows many node listings unless one programs "no node" or uses the mean node. The mean node says preciscely what it is and that is a mean- or average calcalculation forits position rather than using the true location.
Check them both out in your chart and see how they are a couple of degrees difference between each other. The nodes works with timing and in many cases I believe the difference of a few degrees can mean a few months. They may also work with synastry however only tight conjunctions, so a couple of degrees is important. Test them out for yourself and see which one works better for your system of work.
08-21-2008, 11:54 PM
Im still confused, but it doesnt take much :-)
So when I go to astro.com and print out a chart and it has true node, do I use this as my north node?
08-22-2008, 12:23 AM
Let me try, Kerrie. True nodes are very changeable, going back and forth too much to keep track of easily. The mean node is an average movement of the many little movements of your true node. Except for a natal chart, I would probably use the mean node at astro. IS this right, Kingsley?
08-22-2008, 12:29 AM
thanks i shall ponder this today...
08-22-2008, 04:09 AM
geez girls, it must be the way attempt to explain in the shortest possible way, The True nodes are the nodes, the mean nodes are the Nodes. Its just different programs use either or. I use the True nodes rather than the mean nodes but that is my choice, I can swith that function on my software. You wont be too far out which ever one you decide to use especially in natal work.
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