No. 10 – Forward Opportunity
The Dragon’s Tail is the direct opposite of the Dragon’s Head and commonly called the South Node of the moon, but I call it the Forward Opportunity. My reasoning is that usually successful people are the ones who have had the most setbacks; that is, he is the man is just successful enough to keep ahead of this creditors, to pay his taxes and to muddle along somehow, or the woman owning a drug store, and then losing it, starts over again because she thinks this time she has a better idea. Sometimes their friends help them; sometimes not. Either way they go about it more intelligently; profitting from previous experience and seeing what they did wrong before, whether it was a bad location, the wrong store, a fault somewhere in their reasoning.
Each time they improve on their method until they succeed. People who make a large success in life are usually those who have climbed up after one or perhaps many failures and it is the South Node that says: “Do you really want this? What will you sacrifice for your dream? “
In T.R.’s chart the South Node is in the sign of Virgo, the sign of assimilation; in the house of regeneration; and in the degree of 07 Virgo that is Verification. The symbol (Virgo 6) says”Children’s voices and the smiles of elders; it is a merry-go-round, with blatant music and unrestrained joyousness.”
Here we see the intensification of all elements of life — the elevation of pleasure to a transmutive force or the assimilation in a carnival spirit. To Theodore Roosevelt failure was conquered by assimilating everything from the episode because he was “Jack-of-all-trades” who plunged into problem whole-heartedly because he is willing to learn from his mistakes and learn from others successes.
His chart is the splash temperament type: he planets are scattered all over the map, but while he was not concentrated in anysphere, he used everything for his ultimate success of his life through boundless energy and great determination.