Karmic Astrology: The Moon’s Nodes and Reincarnation (1975)
This was Kate’s go-to book. In fact, when she first met me, she wanted to write out some passages for me, to help me understand my purpose in this lifetime. It changed my life.
Previously, I have shared my specific understanding that was gleamed from her efforts, but now I want to focus the spotlight on Richard Burton, so as to give you a more objective view.
North Node in Cancer/South Node in Capricorn
Here the soul enters the current life with much inner pride. The individual finds it difficult to understand why others do not show him the strong respect he has been accustomed to in past incarnations. As a result, prestige and the pursuit of dignity continue to be the motivators of all actions.
Some with these Nodes will even marry to achieve the social status of the subconscious Capricorn memory.
In past incarnations this soul worked hard for recognition. Without losing self-respect, he would have been the original ham, going far out of his way to attract attention. At times this would even mean imposing undue punishment upon himself if he knew others were observing. Now he would like the world to know how burdened he has been so that others can see him as a martyr.
He continues to make his work harder than it actually is, never seeming quite able to finish meeting his current life responsibilities and obligations.
Since he is always living in the past, he has a habit of bringing the consciousness of all his past burdens with him into the present. This makes his present life much heavier than it need be.
The one thing he has not yet learned to tolerate is failure in himself. He is well practiced at actually making himself physically or emotionally ill in order to avoid coping with situations in which he expects to feel inadequate.
He sees the world through an attitude of self-righteousness, whereby the actions of others are rarely condoned but often condemned. He keeps this to himself, however, for it would damage his sense of personal esteem should others know that he has been fitting them into his secretly devised caste system.
In prior lives he was highly opinionated and strongly resistant to taking advice that would affect him personally. Now he still believes that one’s personal life is strictly a private matter. Consequently around all things that relate directly to himself, he builds the “Wall of China.” It would be futile for anyone to try to break in for at the slightest personal criticism, he starts adding more bricks to the wall.
Lifetimes of materialism make him an opportunist, placing himself wherever there is something to be gained. At the same time he is “penny wise and pound foolish,” for he is known to be stingy in the midst of emotional bursts of extravagance.
When he see advantage, he will turn cold and calculating so that no weakness within himself will prevent the attainment of a goal he has set his sights on. He will turn weakness in others to his own advantage. Wherever there are loopholes in the law, he can find ways to squeeze through. So intent is he on managing all he sees around him that his entire current life becomes a personal crusade to prove his worthy capabilities.
[Are you getting more than a few character hints, here? Now we shall look at what his life as Richard Burton was meant to achieve.]
In past incarnations, his soul learned the art of accomplishment. In order to do this, there was little regard developed for others. Now through the Cancer North Node, he must learn how to give nourishment as well as receive it. Many with these Nodes experience strong family burdens so that they may come to know the emotional needs of others.
Sexually, the soul is learning how to take on the feminine role in this life. The karmic transition is from coldness to warmth — from age to youth. Many with these Nodes appear to grow younger as each year in their life passes.
Rigid Capricorn attitudes are dropped one by one. The individual finds new security in relating his emotions more honestly. In this life he must learn how to apologize sincerely when he is wrong, as well as not to seek advantage over others when he is right. Eventually he will see that all of his depressions, fears and worries are no more than part of a self-created martyr complex which bears little relation to current life circumstances.
He must slowly learn how to divorce himself from an insatiable need to manage everything around him.
In this life he will go though a chain of experiences which will slowly open his Cancerian sensitivities. Eventually, he will start to value nature more than money, emotion more than power, and new growth rather than the collecting of dead wood!. When the changes start to occur, he will be brought out of the cold of winter into the bright sunlight of early summer. But he must develop a totally new emotional response pattern if he is to adjust to the new direction in which his soul is destined to go.
His highest achievement in this life is nourishing others. To reach this, he must do much work on himself, until he becomes a natural cornucopia of spiritual food to those who are hungry. The more he is able to fill people, the more happiness he will feel himself. He should see that God also favors those who stand and wait, and that His highest blessing is especially reserved for those who seek nothing for themselves but to be available as His constant servant. In past lives this soul was able to benefit greatly by receiving. Now he is here to give.