LAURA BRUNO - Medical Intuitive & Astrologer

North Node


What is North Node Astrology?

How February’s sky weather affects you will vary, depending on your entire natal chart, but your North Node Horoscope transcends monthly sky events. That’s because your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.

Unlike generic Sun Sign horoscopes, which ignore so many other aspects, following North Node guidance will always lead you in the right direction. Doors open, healing happens, relationships improve, and life gets more magical. This quarterly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world.     

You can find your North Node sign here which is often different than your Sun sign. If you’re right on the cusp, consider both possibilities or book a reading for more clarity.

        – Laura

"Meeting Laura feels like a divinely inspired connection. I met her during a pivotal time in my life and she helped guide me back from the brink of despair due to Late Stage Lyme Disease and deep wounds from trauma. She not only helped to save my life, she helped me find a new life and a new way of being. Laura opened my eyes to many new worlds, including the world of astrology and the North Nodes. My life began to change quickly as I discovered parts of myself I didn't know existed. Midlife is a powerful time of self discovery and the North Nodes are a glittering North Star to follow to discover who you're meant to be, versus who have have been told to be, in this lifetime. Working with Laura and learning about my North Node in Leo was like opening a treasure box to discover a world of unknown gifts from my soul. She's a rare treasure bringing a grounded and centered approach to astrology. I highly recommend a one on one session with Laura, particularly at Midlife!"
Catherine Grace O'Connell
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If you thought January was wild, check those seat belts. It’s pedal to the metal time. We’re also entering an extra paranormal time, in which all sorts of seemingly impossible scenarios strut their stuff. Imagination flies high, but so does the need for discernment. When in doubt, check in with your body. Which situations, ideas, or people expand your heart and lungs? Which ones clench your gut and swallow your energy field with fear or shame? Expansion is not only possible, but strongly advised. Chinese Year of the Wood Dragon offers supportive magic to get things done. Let’s go!

February 2 Mercury in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces. This transit favors imagination and creativity. Falling on Groundhog Day and in the Season of Imbolc, these dreamy energies apply a “bigger picture” lens of love to individual understanding and communication.

February 5 Mercury enters Aquarius, and soon after begins exactly conjuncting Pluto in Aquarius. Messages deepen and turn radical, getting to the root of revolutionary ideals and secrets. Many people speaking truth to power transform the zeitgeist.

February 7 Venus in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus, with Mars in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces. Another big energy day good for creativity, including breakthroughs in formerly stuck areas. This is a powerful day for magic, spiritual warfare, and bringing dreams and visions into tangible form. Emphasis on liberation, including spiritual and energetic freedom from illusions that kept us feeling small and powerless.

February 9 New Moon in Aquarius, 5:59 p.m. Eastern U.S. time. The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is: “(AQUARIUS 21°): A DISAPPOINTED AND DISILLUSIONED WOMAN COURAGEOUSLY FACES A SEEMINGLY EMPTY LIFE. KEYNOTE: The capacity to meet emotionally upsetting experiences in human relationships with strength of character and personal integrity.” This New Moon tightly squares its ruler–Uranus–in Taurus. Some people will need to eat crow, but doing so could lead to sudden breakthroughs. If you’re someone who anticipated the “unforeseen” changes, rise to the occasion rather than launching “I told you so’s.” Just be glad: at long last, things start moving forward.

February 10 Mercury in Aquarius square Jupiter in Taurus. Personal understanding meets cognitive dissonance as bigger picture facts upend the status quo. Arguments could clear the air for revolutionary change. Open your mind to wider and larger possibilities. This could initiate a period of rapid and positive growth. It’s also Chinese New Year–beginning the year of the Wood Dragon. As with Western astrology transits, the Wood Dragon energies in 2024 offer solid advancement and success.

February 13 Mars enters Aquarius. This shift brings fresh energy and enthusiasm for change. Focus turns from fixing the past to acting towards the future. At the same time, Venus in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces, adding a taste of higher love and creative inspiration. Mars remains in Aquarius until March 22.

February 14 Mars in Aquarius conjunct Pluto in Aquarius. Valentine’s Day heats up this year, and passion runs high. If your relationships or creative projects have stalled out, you’ll discover why. Courage and motivation increase. We feel empowered to initiate deep, systemic change for future success. Heads up: long repressed anger could explode in the week prior to this transit. Proactive steps can mitigate volcanic eruptions. 

February 16 Venus enters Aquarius, while Mercury in Aquarius squares Uranus in Taurus. Tensions rise, as society begins to value freedom over pretty much anything else. Uranus rules Aquarius, so this frustration skyrockets. Something shifts, and groups of people recognize censorship and restrictions even when disguised for “the common good.” This day could bring a controversial stroke of genius to the personal creative projects and the overall zeitgeist. Venus remains in Aquarius until March 11.

February 17 Venus in Aquarius exactly conjunct Pluto in Aquarius. An intense day for relationships. Things get real, and subconscious desires become impossible to ignore and deny. Beware of obsessive tendencies. If you have issues with stalkers, trust any protective dreams and instincts. This could be an amazing day for creative projects–deepening poetry, song and imagery, in order to transform those who create or consume that art.

February 18 Sun enters Pisces, 11:13 p.m. Eastern US. time. Life gets dreamier and more mystical over the next month. Boundaries blur, and fantasies entrance. This is not a great month for rational thought, but you’ll go far with meditation, dream journals, vision boards, and any creative projects. Romance, love, and unconditional compassion feel more important. If tears come, let them flow, whether from joy or grief. Water cleanses, and Pisces Season can wash away so much sticky stuff. Surrender and release.

February 19 North Node exactly conjunct Chiron, 1:48 p.m. Eastern U.S. time. Another huge collective hinge-point. This rare conjunction remains more loosely in effect for months on either side of this date, but the exact meeting occurs at 16°45′ Aries on February 19th. Pay attention to any healing messages and opportunities. By healing yourself, you pioneer new pathways for others to follow. Something related to or similar to the start of Watergate could demand attention now.

February 22 Venus in Aquarius conjunct Mars in Aquarius. The cosmic lovebirds reconnect. This feels auspicious on 2/22. They’re still closely dancing through the Full Moon period two days later.

February 23 Mercury enters Pisces. Communication turns wonky–not quite Mercury Retrograde, but sentences and ideas meander. What’s happening, and where are things going?! Clarity is not the gift of Mercury in Pisces, but inspiration, poetry, and beauty waft and glimmer. Releasing left brain demands allows you to feel all the feels and float downstream. Enjoy this mental R & R before March 18, when Mercury speeds into Aries, his winged feet afire.

February 24 Full Moon in Virgo, 7:32 a.m. Eastern U.S. time. This same day, Venus in Aquarius squares Jupiter in Taurus. The Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon is: “(VIRGO 6°): A MERRY-GO-ROUND.” If the day feels like the same old, same old, look again. Are you really back where you started? or is that merry-go-round a spiral journey? Are you on a higher or deeper level? Virgo asks us to explore the details before jumping to conclusions. This could initiate a high energy month that combines earthy hard work with magical portals opening to other realms.

February 27 Mars in Aquarius square Jupiter in Taurus. Here’s where rubber meets the road. Remember, Mars likes to race ahead of time, so this energy could hit a few days in advance–like on the Full Moon. Simmering impatience flips to revolutionary moves. Big ideas inspire tangible action and events.

February 28 Sun in Pisces conjunct Mercury and Saturn in Pisces. The veils are thin to nonexistent, but some people still won’t see the forest through the trees. Mists of Avalon don’t part for everyone, but this is a highly charged, paranormal day. Pay attention to dreams and choice points. Pray for discernment and know that illusion, delusion and Faery Glamour may arise. This is a beautiful day for fantasy and inspiration. 

February 29 Mercury in Pisces sextile Jupiter in Taurus. Ideas and inspiration on Leap Year Day could launch us far into the future. A highly liminal time–with portals to alternate timelines and potential realities. 

You can find your North Node sign here which is usually different than your Sun sign. (If you’re right on a cusp, consider both options, or book a reading for more clarity.)



First Quarter 2024 offers mixed energies for you. The transiting North Node and Chiron continue activating your North Node sign, while anything moving through Capricorn eventually squares your nodal axis. Pay attention to friction or frustration, because these alert you to codependent behavior and indecision. You can use that awareness to launch yourself forward as planets transiting Aquarius activate major breakthroughs. So-called world leaders demand increased war, but you can model the more positive side of Aries. We need new leaders with backgrounds in peacemaking, art, and love. When you empower yourself, you make our world a better place. The Sun enters your North Node sign on March 19th. It’s time to light up!


Early 2024 demands a change from past to future orientation. This quarter offers supportive energies from anything moving through Capricorn or Pisces. Things moving fast through Aquarius eventually square your nodal axis, bringing course corrections to any off path moves. Meanwhile, slow moving Pluto in Aquarius asks you to release that which no longer serves. You might need to find your own balance between technology and staying grounded in your body. When in doubt, walk in nature, hug a tree, and eat healthy, nourishing foods. You don’t need to rush, Taurus. Your limbic system thanks you for slowing down. The next few months could feel unstable. Find a routine that feeds your body, mind and soul.


First Quarter 2024 brings supportive energy from anything moving through Aquarius and Aries–like a warm wind beneath your wings. If the past six months ushered in a lot of change, resist the urge to nail things down again. Indecision could highlight a both/and situation instead of the need for one, single path. For example, two part-time jobs might give you more opportunities than an all-encompassing career, or maybe you just need more flexibility. Let curiosity and delight lead your way. You can try on many hats and temporary situations, experimenting to see which ones give you better options. You’re entering a whole new world, Gemini. Allow yourself to play. It feeds your soul and invites more allies.


If you’ve pushed forward at a relentless pace, then early 2024 encourages you to curl up and nurture yourself. You need to allow the tide to go out before it can return. Everything moves in cycles, and you can’t manage everyone all the time. Anything moving through Pisces and Taurus offers gentle support for Cancer North Node natives. When planets move through Capricorn, they’ll eventually conjunct your South Node, making you aware of old patterns that no longer serve. Other people interpret your stiff upper lip as coldness, so don’t forget to show you care. Sometimes loved ones want to help but don’t know how. A little vulnerability goes a long way in bringing the support you need. Let people love you.


First Quarter 2024 brings the action, Leo! Your North Node sign’s ruler–the Sun–moves through Aquarius, your South Node sign, along with Mercury, Venus, Mars and Pluto. Old friendships, coworkers, groups or social causes could reappear. If they do, ask yourself, “Do I benefit from these people or situations?” It’s not enough to go along just to get along. You matter. Who or what makes your heart sing? Release the ones that don’t. Those with early degree Leo North Nodes will most feel Pluto’s Aquarian transformation, but the entire quarter activates your nodal axis. Jupiter and Uranus also square from Taurus. Whenever friction arises, ask yourself, “Where am I not being fully authentic?” When in doubt, go bigger, bolder and brighter.


Your South Node sign–Pisces–gets a workout in early 2024. With the Sun, Mercury, Saturn and Neptune there, it’s a good time of year to release addictions and negative habits. Are you scrolling too much? Numbing out? Saturn’s presence in Pisces tells you to develop more discipline. You’ll need to release anything or anyone triggering brain fog, depression, or distraction. Beware of burnout. Daily effort brings steady progress, and this approach keeps you from overdoing things. When you can’t get motivated, chunk your goals into smaller, more tangible steps. With all the insanity in the world right now, you might feel empathy overload. Spend time in nature and remember to practice good energy hygiene.


Intensity continues but dials down a notch for most of you. Anything moving through Capricorn will eventually square your nodal axis, urging you to commit to more love, peace and harmony. Those aren’t just platitudes for Libra North Node natives: love, peace and harmony engage your highest self-expression. Pay attention to friction and frustration. These remind you to slow down and consider loved ones. Instead of isolating, tap into your ability to draw individuals together. Look for commonalities and shared values. Anything moving through Aquarius will eventually trine your North Node, bringing new opportunities and empowering you to seize them.


2024 begins in a powerful way, with supportive energies from anything moving through Capricorn and Pisces. Both of your North Node sign’s rulers–Mars and Pluto–enter Aquarius this quarter. If you’re off path, irresistible forces will trigger a course correction. Meanwhile, Jupiter and Uranus continue making their way through your South Node sign of Taurus, liberating you from old restrictions and situations that keep you from regeneration and rebirth. Working with the energies attracts more alchemy and less perceived destruction. Magic and healing want to reveal your destiny. When you release that which no longer serves, a tsunami of Love arrives.


Mercury stations Direct in your sign on January 1st, so pay attention to any sudden downloads or big picture realizations. If something seems fuzzy thru January 9th, tune into your intuition to guide you. Aquarius transits bring inspiration and bold ideas to expand your reach, while anything moving through Pisces can trigger emotional tension or test your faith. Use any challenges to refine your overall philosophy of life. Then, teach others what you’ve learned. If you feel bored or penned in, embark on an adventure–through travel, education, religion, or all of these combined. Opportunities for healing and liberation arise. When you feel led, act! A change of scenery does you a world of good.


First Quarter 2024 feels pivotal for Capricorn North Node natives. The Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars move through your sign, while Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus empower your goals and bring leadership opportunities. The transiting North Node and Chiron in Aries urge you to re-frame overly emotional reactions into more determination to succeed. Some of you will need to grow up, and some of you will need to allow others to mature. You can’t save everyone. Nor are you supposed to! You need to lead by example. Pluto leaves late Capricorn for Aquarius on January 20th. Those who’ve managed intense death and rebirth cycles can now anchor new structures and traditions.


On January 20th, both the Sun and Pluto enter your North Node sign. Only those with early Aquarius degrees will feel direct impact from Pluto, but you’re ready for some kind of revolution. You don’t need to lead in order to succeed. Focus on group activities, friendships, and a higher cause. With Sun and Mercury moving through Aquarius, you’ll gain insights about any friction last quarter. Uranus–the Ruler of your North Node sign–also stations Direct in Taurus on January 27th. Then Mars enters Aquarius on February 13th, followed by Venus three days later. If you’ve felt stuck, you can expect things to move forward in sudden, unexpected ways this quarter. It’s your season!


First Quarter 2024 lights up Pisces, especially late February thru March with the Sun and Mercury in your North Node sign. Saturn, Lord of Karma, continues to demand spiritual discipline. Pay attention to any messages that arrive on February 28th, especially if they come through meditation or dreams. You have some lovely support from anything moving through Capricorn and Taurus. Allow and receive, Pisces! If Spirit doesn’t think you should have someone or something, trust that guidance. Sometimes no means “no,” but sometimes no just means “not yet.” And sometimes no means: “Dear One, you’re thinking way too small. I want to shower you with love and blessings.” You are so deeply loved. Open your heart and welcome the Divine.


You are probably wondering ...
Who is Laura Bruno?

Laura Bruno (that’s me!) is an Empowerment Coach, Medical Intuitive, Astrologer, Reiki Master Teacher and Life Path Reader. I specialize in transitions, life changing health issues, silver linings, and inspiring others to live bold and beautiful lives. I hold a Masters Degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. A 1998 traumatic brain injury shifted my focus from reading books to reading energy. It was a gift. My last 19 years have been spent helping people heal themselves and our world. You can read more about me on my website About Page.

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