There are many other points and objects in the sky that can offer even deeper insight into our astrology map. I'll just touch on a couple here that I think are key for nurturing ourselves and our little ones.
The Nodes of the Moon
The Nodes are not planetary bodies. They are points formed by the Moon's orbit around the Earth intersecting with the Earth's path around the Sun. They always move in a counterclockwise direction and are always exactly 180 degrees opposite one another.
Astrology: The sign, house placement and aspects to the nodes can reveal amazing insight into our greatest talents, gifts and true life's purpose and how we can avoid pit-falls and self-undoing tendencies that can hold us back from discovering our personal destiny. Understanding this for our children can offer parents priceless guidance for supporting them on their journey toward ultimate fulfillment and living at their highest potential.
"The sign in which the North Node falls denotes the psychological shift that needs to occur within the personality. The house containing the North Node shows the experiences that allow the person to access this new psychological awareness." Jan Spiller - Astrology for the Soul
Chiron is not a planet, but a key asteroid that orbits between Saturn and Uranus building the bridge between the personal planets and the outer planets. Chiron indicates how we transition from Saturn consciousness (earth) to the trans-personal realms.
Astrology: The sign and placement of Chiron in a Natal Chart represents the process of overcoming duality and moving toward ‘wholeness’. It is called the “wounded healer” based on his story and is present to guide us to personal and ancestral healing. Understanding this for our children can offer great insight into the wound they are here to heal and how we can avoid adding to the pain and instead assist in their healing journey.
Putting it all together
Putting all this information together can give you a great overall sense of your child's temperament, personality, and potential. And having this foundation of understanding and possibility in your awareness can help you to more consciously guide them, love them, encourage and protect them in ways that can actually support who they are and came here to become.
I love doing personal readings and consultations to provide even more specific guidance for families. So please reach out if you are interested in more one on one support.