Fushimi Inari Taisha is a shrine dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Tens of thousands of these gates form a path that winds through a forest and up Mount Inari. The gates themselves are typically donated by businessmen – who pay upwards of thousands of dollars – with hopes that it will bring them good fortunes.
Okay, so I know diddly about Japanese mythology, but low and behold, there is an asteroid for this god. Sometimes Inari is depicted as an old man on a bag of rice, others, a young woman on a fox. more here
Asteroid Inari 1532
Inari is the offspring of the impetuous storm god, Susanoo. Inari is protector of rice cultivation, who furthers prosperity and is worshiped particularly by merchants and tradesmen. Inari is patron deity of swordsmiths and is associated with brothels and entertainers.
Inari is currently at 4 Libra.
I have Inari conjunct MC / Mercury from the 9th in Libra which is interesting considering in a past life I was available for the highest bidders only. (Venus/Jupes 8th !)
I do love sifting through the natal for these tidbits. One life, I was a witch burned at the stake; another, I was an artist of royals who was killed by a jealous rival. Every time I became known, recognized – I was killed. Sun/Uranus Pluto much ? ! … and I thought it was just my biggie shy Neptuner. Nope.
I mention all this is because I am having a nodal return.
As if Pluto Rx on Moon degree, Full Moon Eclipse, whack Saturn/Neptune transits are not enough to process, lol.
SN on NN, vice versa. Bang on !
Explanation of Lunar Nodes here and here.
North Node transit North Node – all pistons firing forward growth, situations culminate and destined meetings clear the path for you. People incoming that help guide you, assist you in reaching your life goals. Approximate ages: 19, 38, 57, 75
If you are on the ball at 19-20, hey right on. Most people get into the nodal groove at 38 after they have played out their younger years and are ready to get serious.
North Node transit South Node – doors to the past close via your future beckoning you. Concrete decisions in the now force closure of past events. Cohesive clarity of talents and contributions. Understanding what benefits personal growth, leaving behind that which does not. Yes, help from others that makes these choices ring like bells. Approximate ages: 9, 28, 46, 65
Note: Nodes are points, not planets, so they may be missed if you are not aware of them. They are not like planetary energies gnashing via transits, rather they are an open door to walk through or not.
I can tell you I have definitely felt a tonnage of closure recently, due mainly to the work I have done here at GMA, including synchronicity out the wahzoo specifically regarding past events. N Node on S Node (vice versa) is most definitely a cosmic weigh station, the check UP, the check IN and Move It On Up vibe.
Live Long and Prosper