The North Node of Moon or simply the North Node is not a planet in actual but it is an imaginary point. It is a point in the orbital plane of earth around Sun where the orbit of Moon cuts it (or meets it).
There are two such points. One is called The North Node and other is called The South Node of Moon. In Astrology these imaginary points are considered as planets. These are exactly opposite points and always remain
at 180° apart in exact opposite zodiac signs to each other. These nodes are very strong points and has great impact on human life and other worldly events more than other planets. North Node does not own any
Zodiac Sign but it has exaltation and debilitation signs. Its Sign of exaltation is Gemini and sign of debilitation is Sagittarius.
When there are solar or lunar eclipses these nodal points (Nodes of Moon) coincides with the position of Moon. At the time of Solar eclipse the coincidal point casts shadow of Moon on earth and this shadow hides the Sun from our eyes on earth. Similarly at the time of Lunar eclipse the coincidal point at Moon receives the shadow of earth which hides the Moon from our eyes on earth. So due to this reason these are also known as shadow planets. In Western Mythology, North Node is known as Dragon Head and South Node is known as Dragon Tail. In Indian Astrology, North Node is known as Rahu and South Node is known as Ketu. In Indian Mythology it is believed that the head of Dragon was severed by Hindu God Vishnu after the Dragon has swallowed the nectar of immortality by cheating the Gods. Due to which The dragon became immortal. The severed Head of Dragon was called the Rahu and body part (Dragon Tail) was called the Ketu. Both Rahu and ketu became immortal because of nectar. These are considered very powerful and malefic in Indian Astrology but in Western Astrology these are considered benefic planets. In Indian Astrology sign of exaltation for North Node is taken as Taurus and sign of debilitation is Scorpio. In transit motions it always transit in retrograde motion.
In predictive astrology it is very difficult to find the auspiciousness and inauspiciousness of North Node as it is a very mischievious planet and can give exactly opposite results as predicted by an astrologer. The Astrologers with psychic and intutive powers can easily predict about the auspiciousness and inauspiciousness of the North Node. North Node can make a normal person a super star in no time if beneficial and if malefic it will do exactly the opposite. In actual it has been seen that it gives good results to bad peoples (smugglers, thieves, drug dealers, share brokers and betting doers), it rarely gives good results to good people. It rules over theft, smuggling, intoxicants, drugs and electricity.
Facts related to North Node, In Astrology
Important facts about North Node, to be remembered, in Astrology while making predictions:-
Ruling Day: Wednesday
Own Sign: None
Sign of Exaltation: Gemini
Sign of Debilitation: Sagittarius
Transit Time in Single Zodiac Sign: 1 and 1/2 years
Transit Time for complete Zodiac Cycle: 18 Years
Favourite Color: Dark Gray, Dark Brown, Black
Friendly Planets: Saturn, Mercury, Venus and South Node (Dragon Tail)
Enemy Planets: Sun, Moon and Jupiter
Neutral Planets: Mars
Favourite Gemstone: Hessonite
Favourite Metal: Rusted iron
Qualities: cheater, clever, mischievious
Aspects on Houses: North Node gives full aspect to the 5th, 7th and 9th houses and planets posited there from its own position