©1-6-2011 by Donna Van Toen
Donna Cunningham says: I’m happy to introduce my long-time colleague, Donna Van Toen of Toronto, Canada. She’s leading our very first guest Question and Answer session—a new series with two guests experts per month handling astrology topics that fall outside my specialties. This one will deal with a subject that comes up at every Q&A session we have: The Nodes of the Moon.
She is well qualified to address your questions. She’s the internationally-known author of The Astrologer’s Node Book and instructor of a 10-session online course on the Nodes at the International Academy of Astrology starting January 12th. (See the course description here: Understanding the Moon’s Nodes.)
How the Session Works: The process is the same as previous Q&A sessions here on Skywriter. Readers will pose questions related to the topic by scrolling down past this post to the comment section. Donna Van Toen will write her insights beneath your question.
(To avoid confusion between the two Donnas, let’s call our guest Donna VT, and refer to Donna Cunningham as DRC.)
If you’d like to read all the questions and answers, check the box below your question, and they’ll be sent to your email box.
Since the Nodes are a vast topic, Donna VT would like to narrow the range to the North and South Nodes in the natal chart, focusing on the following areas:
- House placements of the nodes
- Aspects to the Nodes
- Node contacts in chart comparison
If you need a basic orientation to the Nodes, start with Donna VT’s article here: The Moon’s Nodes–An Expert’s Perspective. Then bring on the questions!
UPDATE: Wowza!!! So many readers came flocking to ask questions about the nodes that we quickly reached the agreed-upon limit! However, check out the comment section anyway–perhaps someone else has asked a question related to your own.
About Our Guest Blogger: Donna Van Toen is a teaching/consulting astrologer, book reviewer for NCGR memberletter, and the convener of SOTA, an annual astrology conference held in late October of each year. (This year it’s in Niagara Falls, NY from October 27-29). She has lectured extensively throughout North America as well as in Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey. She is currently working on revisions to The Astrologer’s Node Book. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.donnavantoen.com/ (currently under construction).
Past Q&A Sessions by Guest Bloggers:
- A Question and Answer Session on the Progressed Moon by Gretchen Lawlor
- Chiron Potpourri—a Q&A Session with Joyce Mason
- Chiron Transits—a Q&A Session by Joyce Mason
- A Q&A Session on Retrograde Natal Planets by Erin Sullivan
- Readers Ask—Q&A about Sibling Relationships by Brian Clark
- Emergency Preparedness—A Q&A Session by Dr. Deborah Bier