Point 4 – Caput Draconic, the Dragon’s Head
The North Node or Dragon’s Head is the next point. These moon’s nodes represent the lunar equinoxes. When the earth’s celestial equator crosses the earth’s orbit, it creates the zodiac but the moon’s orbit crosses the earth’s you get another “zodiac.” Sometimes these divisions are called the “moon’s mansions.”
“We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.” – Theodore Roosevelt
The ascending or North Node is important in the horoscope because it represents the power to do things outwardly in life. Thus when the days are getting longer soon the sun will cross the equator, and you get spring. So too, when the pathway of the Moon crosses the course of the Sun it rises and creates the north node, and you get an emotional spring. It is that spring, the Dragon’s Head represents within you.
This insight of the north node is that it is the key to your soul because it only through the “rising of the soul” that are YOURSELF. It is only thus that you are using the vital force within you. If you are uncompromising with it, then the rest can “go to town,” and the Dragon’s Head in your chart shows where your real depth lies — your true spirit.
For TR, his North Node is in the sign of poetic appreciation — Pisces. Pisces sees people universally. Sometimes that can rather sloppy, but it can also be delicate and charming. T.R. loved people. Some of this was simulated, but the man was honest, and untiring in his personal activities with others. His north node is in the second house of personal resources and shows that his temperament was inexhaustible.
The symbolical degree for Pisces 6 reads: “The traditional dignity of West Point is in the parade of the officers-in-the-making, under the setting sun.” This dramatizes the exaltation of life’s values by responding to tradition, but where liberty dwells in the call of the heart to joyous duty. It shows the power that Roosevelt had for doing everything with dignity, for seeing everything “on parade.”
Thus he is the one man who did more than any other in conserving the natural resources of America by creating the National Forestry Service, the Federal Bird Reserve, the National Park System, then managed by the Department of the Interior and the American Antiquities Act, that protects archaeological sites, landmarks, & structures, by designating them as National Monuments.
“There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.” – President Theodore Roosevelt
Part 3 of this series can be found here.
Part 2 here.
And the start here.