Laura’s Jan 2020 Mystical Reading
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!
What is North Node Astrology?
For years, Catherine and I have talked about collaborating. It all came together at the start of a New Year and New Decade!
2020 promises to transform the way we view the world around us and the world inside ourselves. Things can feel uncertain, scary and exciting with so much change. Fortunately, a little known astrology placement called your North Node helps you to find and live your own True North.
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 monthly 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. – Laura
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.)
Laura’s January 2020 Midlife North Node Readings
ARIES NORTH NODE: Codependent no more, Ladies! Of all the North Node signs, you came here with a Fierce Mission. You need to experience relationships without compromising your own individuality and inner drive. You might be feeling a cosmic kick in the butt these days, with so many demands on your time and energy. Shift any frustration you feel into determination. Life just gave you a permission slip to succeed. Commit to focusing on your own desires for 2020, and take at least one step towards them each week. Small steps count, but you must take action. You must honor yourself in some tangible, real world way. Action brings satisfaction.
TAURUS NORTH NODE: You know how to survive, but do you feel content? Venus, Goddess of Love, Beauty, Money and the Arts rules your North Node sign. Cosmic forces are conspiring now to bring more of these things into your life this year. 2020 favors taking care of your body, face and finances. Focus on the long term rather than the quick fix. If you manage the details, then the big picture will take care of itself. Get grounded: go for walks, hug a tree, and embrace your inner sybarite. Set aside something for a rainy day, so you can feel security like you’ve never known before.
GEMINI NORTH NODE: A wise astrologer once told me, “Gemini’s are the only Sun Sign who can die from lack of fun.” With a Gemini North Node, you might not realize how important fun, silly, surface things can be, but your soul came here to revel and delight. “Dilettante” is not a dirty word for a Gemini North Node. Indulge your curiosity. Sip like a honeybee, and you’ll make sweet honey of your life. If you haven’t already, 2020’s the perfect year to start journaling. Record your thoughts, and don’t be afraid to share them with the world. Try on the opposite perspective when approaching anything this year, and explore the space between extremes. You have more amazing options than you know.
CANCER NORTH NODE: You’re so good at climbing mountains, but who do you share the scenic vistas with? You’re here to nurture tenderness, teach others, and connect by sharing deep, authentic feelings. True intimacy begins when you create a safe space to love and be loved. In 2020, practice giving the benefit of the doubt. Focus on home, relationships, and helping others reach their goals. You lead best by intuiting and offering just the right support. Feeling, empathic, childlike, nurturing Cancer embodies the Mother Archetype — in your own family and in the wider world. Wearing your heart on your sleeve is always in fashion for a Cancer North Node.
LEO NORTH NODE: You’ve got a huge heart and a megawatt mission. Yes, Sunshine, it’s time to rise as the star you are. Don’t worry — you won’t let it go to your head. When you shine, you light the way for everyone else. Like Leo North Node native Catherine Grace O, you lift and inspire. You’re a natural leader, even if that scares you. Remember, courage comes from your heart: open it wide. Practice taking center stage in 2020. If “all the world’s a stage,” then you excel when you step into that spotlight. Don’t be so serious, Leo. Your very best work feels like play.
VIRGO NORTH NODE: “Be here now” is your mantra for 2020. If you feel overwhelmed, make a list and check it twice. Don’t just daydream: address the details to make it so. Virgo is ruled by mental Mercury, but this sign also hearkens back to the Vestal Virgins, the “keepers of the flame.” They embodied sacred sexuality, healing, and compassionate service. With a Virgo North Node, you have the ability to bring order to chaos. You create a Florence Nightingale effect, and you work best from a place of devotion. You’ll feel more confident as you continue to practice showing up. Your routines breed expertise.
LIBRA NORTH NODE: You already know how to charge ahead and live out loud. Your real gift is inspiring that level of confidence in others. Ruled by Venus, Libra is a sign of balance, beauty, love and partnerships — romantic or otherwise. Whatever you do will feel sweeter and more fulfilling if you do it in tandem with someone else. Think “teamwork,” “sisterhood,” “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” In 2020, focus on compassionate consideration. Not everyone has your discipline and skill, but everyone has gifts. Your innate knack for finding others’ hidden gifts and bringing them forth makes our world a better place.
SCORPIO NORTH NODE: Do you feel the urge to purge? Go for it! With a Scorpio North Node, you need to release stuck energy. 2020 offers the perfect chance for a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual cleanse. Explore Feng Shui, wabi-sabi, or Konmari. Whether you need to declutter your home or lose ten pounds, focus on letting go with ease and grace. It’s OK to ask for help, Scorpio: “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” Sometimes that teacher comes in surprising forms (like Yoda or Mr. Miyagi), so be humble and keep an open mind. Life is larger and more mysterious than you think. Yours is one of most mystical paths to walk: allow yourself to feel the awe in “awesome.”
SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: Life’s a grand adventure! Follow your intuition and speak your truth. With a North Node in Sag, you need to honor your own inner sense of right and wrong. Trust those uncanny instincts of yours. When you leave logic aside, your Guardian Angels guide you well. To maximize 2020, spend more time in nature and cultivate a relationship with your Higher Self. No, you don’t need more information and another degree. You’re a natural teacher, not a perpetual student. Travel could bring important opportunities and realizations. Trust your first instinct and go there.
CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: Boundaries are a beautiful thing, and oh, Cappy, you need ’em! Whether you read The Empath’s Survival Guide or fill in The Second Chakra Healing Journal, make 2020 the year you learn what’s yours and what’s not. Commit to your own goals and projects, regardless of who’s tugging on your heartstrings. Give guilt a rest. You’ve hidden in your shell, and now you need to climb out and up, no matter what. It’s time. Practice self-sufficiency and self-respect. Don’t shun those leadership opportunities. Security comes when you step into larger roles and accept responsibility. People like and trust you at the helm. Trust in a Higher Power to support you as you lead.
AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: Your motto for 2020 is “Cool, calm and collected, I go with the Flow.” You’re here to bring forth the energies of love, enlightenment and peace, focused on the Highest Good of All. You excel in altruistic group work — working together for a higher cause. Your inspiration may come years ahead of mainstream acceptance, and that’s OK, just keep working towards a Higher Good. Let 2020 be a year of decreased drama and increased friendship. Of all the North Node signs, you need to “pay it forward” and live with “an attitude of gratitude.” Practice random acts of kindness and consider keeping a gratitude journal.
PISCES NORTH NODE: Less is more for the Pisces North Node native. Less worry, less work, and less drive. Yours is the most spiritually focused life path. When you “let go and let God,” a Higher Order rearranges that chaos you fear. Then life gets even better and more magical than you intended. Make 2020 a year for quiet contemplation, non-judgment and non-attachment. If you must “do” something, try Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way,” and be sure to enjoy those Artist’s Dates! Your life path embodies Joseph Campbells’s advice to “Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Sometimes doing the right thing means doing nothing, Pisces. When in doubt, say the Serenity Prayer.
You’re 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.
The Mystical Midlife Reading is an exclusive offer for Catherine Grace O’Connell’s readers. This one-hour intuitive session looks at your North Node and other life path markers to help you live your most empowered, authentic life. We’ll explore your soul’s purpose and any messages coming to you through health or midlife transitions. The special discount rate of $199 is only available here and is my only reading that focuses on helping women Master Modern Midlife!
North Node Calculation Table
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