Your Birth Chart offers a wealth of information. This sacred map reveals your inner and outer world, your emotional patterns and behaviours and much more. Some of these emotional and behaviour patterns are painful and difficult. There are some patterns, which, while we think they work, are actually quite destructive. We are seduced and dazzled by them, it is where we think we will be rewarded. They are called the’ South Node.’ All of us has a South Node and all of us struggle with them. The problem is that many people do not realize they are struggling with this energy. The South Node is often triggered when we are feeling stressed, attacked or vulnerable. I have no doubt that leading our country is daunting and very stressful. So, using the South Node as the main indicator of habitual behaviours that hold them back, let’s take a look at each of the Party leaders. Before we do, one fascinating feature is that the three main party leaders come from three different Astrological generations. I believe this is a first.
I am an undecided voter. I am not presenting views. I am offering Astrological insight based on many years of front-line experience and study. In the piece on Stephen Harper, we have had nine years of seeing his patterns play out. Obviously, we do not know how the other contenders for the heart of our country will behave. I do know how these patterns work and I have no doubt that what I present, they will act out. There are counter behaviours for them to cultivate. These counter behaviours are available to all of us relevant to our own habitual patterns.
Often when someone with a Taurus Sun is elected, there has been turmoil and a great deal of instability. We sense security and steadiness from the Taurus Sun. But what does his South Node say?
Among many, he has a reputation for being a controlling guy. Actually, this is not true. His South Node is in Aries. He acts from a fear of survival and that he cannot count on anyone. Relying on anyone would mean his survival would be a great risk. When they do attempt to rely on anyone outside of themselves, they initially fail. It is as though, they have no experience. South Node in Aries often assume they know what is going on around them and bypass asking questions or consulting. Why? It really does not occur to them! Remember, they are going it alone. This is a warrior South Node and have not learned the value of co-operation. Once the warrior has crafted his battle plans, he is unlikely to alter strategy or plans. There is a ‘tit for tat’ mindset that keeps them from moving forward. These folks can be very sensitive in an insensitive way. They can feel things very deeply themselves, but can be shallow when it comes to understanding other people’s feelings.
How can he do better?
- Learn to co-operate.
- Let go of the do or die, survival mindset.
- Ask questions and listen to others.
- Practice compassion.
- Make, ‘together’ a mantra.
When a Scorpio Sun is elected, we are ready for a big piece of transformation.
But what does his South Node say?
They care. They really care. But, the South Node in Cancer swings between the baby, expecting to be cared for, and the big Daddy, who over-Daddies and creates dependencies. Of course, this is a concern on many levels. I have seen South Node Cancer people, who in a position of authority, treated their employees like children. The employees did not put much effort into their jobs. Why bother? Daddy-Boss will take care of things. The expectation that they ‘deserve’ to be taken care of usually shows up in their finances.
South Node in Cancer can be moody and given to periods of despondency. A deep insecurity leaves them, at times unable to act or move forward. Similar to South Node Aries, they too can be sensitive to their own feelings but not to others. Their deep fear of rejection cripples their ability to see situations or people clearly. South Node Cancer will often overlook problems because they do not want to deal with anything unpleasant.
How can Thomas Mulcair do better?
- Grow up.
- Release any action that reflects the Daddy/ baby energy.
- Sensible approaches to problems.
- Facing problems straight on.
- Reasonable goals.
- Approaching any situation from present reality, rather than emotional wants.
- Be realistic about finances.
- Owning your authority.
When a Gemini Sun is elected, we are ready for lots and lots of new ideas, new perspectives.
Her South Node is in Cancer, the same Sign as Thomas Mulcair. We can substitute, ‘Daddy’ for Mommy.
Since we covered the broad strokes of the South Node in Cancer, we can make good use of this space to talk about other behaviours in Elizabeth May’s Chart that hinder her, and therefore for us, if she were to lead our country.
There is a separation between her words and her actions. No matter how well the words and how genuine the concerns; this separation creates problems in the application of ideas. Like many born in 1954, she can get entrenched in process; never moving beyond the idea phase. Although she has a brilliant mind and is an excellent debater, her lightening quick mind can say things, at times, that are bizarre.
How can Elizabeth May do better?
- Read list for Thomas Mulcair and:
- Be decisive.
- Raise expectations of others.
We elect Capricorn Suns when we need new plans, re-structuring and new vision (version) of authority.
But what does his South Node say?
Some people comment on his privilege, his pedigree. Well, of course he is privileged. He is a white male born in North America. Points are tallied right away on the privilege scale. As a Virgo Ascendant, he is much humbler than that picture. His South Node Leo does want approval though. However, this is not a job where that can be important. This South Node can follow along with others expectations rather than his heart. The placement of his South Node indicates that he is shy about expressing his leadership abilities. Self-doubt is also part of his story. There is an anxiety signature that is activated when things are in a state of chaos. An attachment to, ‘my vision is best’ is also part of the South Node in Leo story. Similar to Elizabeth May, there is a struggle between lofty plans and a realistic application of those plans.
How Can Justin Trudeau do better?
- Own leadership.
- Listen to other visions.
- Step by realistic step from goals to realization.
- Be authentic.
- Act from the now, or how things are, and move forward.
- Take advice that is better than yours.
- Make, ‘details are my friends,’ your mantra.