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The Lunar Nodes “keys to chart interpretation”

David Railey

Sunday, March 18, 2018 EST (check your time zone)
The Lunar Nodes “keys to chart interpretation”
The Lunar Nodes “keys to chart interpretation”

I began studying the Lunar Nodes in 1972 after coming across statements by Dane Rudhyar in his Astrology of Personality. I discovered that meaningful conversations could quickly develop with people when discussing their Lunar Nodes, often with a profound emotional or even spiritual response.  Throughout the 1970’s I explored the Lunar Nodes by sign, house, aspect and dispositor relationships.  It soon became apparent to me that the Lunar Nodes provided a basic framework of meaning within which a chart could be better understood – particularly in regards to the most basic themes and patterns in a person’s life.  In this lecture I will show how to use the Lunar Nodes in this way, using the charts of well know individuals and clients.  This work is based upon 40 years of full time practice.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Why the Lunar Nodes are important, history, my 45 year background with studying and using the nodes.
  • Use by Sign and House, and dispositor chain, etc.
  • How to organize your chart preparation, including knowing what questions to explore with your client.
  • How to listen to the client through the filter of the Lunar Nodes.

Enhancing a client’s self-discovery and understanding of their life story. (Establishing a theme for future sessions, and to empower the client’s decision-making process.)

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David Railey

Full-time astrologer since 1976. Atlanta professional exam, AFA, and ISAR Competency Exam. Co-founded the Daily Planets Astrology Center with Jeff Jawer (1980). Served 4-years on the Atlanta Board of Astrology Examiners. Twice president of the Metro Atlanta Astrological Society. AFAN Steering Committee 2010 – 2014. PR media liaison with Shelley...

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