Laura’s JuLY 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?
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
Fly in July with Your North Node Reading
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 July 2020 Midlife North Node Readings
ARIES NORTH NODE: On June 27, 2020, Mars moved into its home sign of Aries for over six months of back and forth action! With Wounded Healer Chiron already transiting Aries, deep healing and change are in the mix. With Mars now moving across the whole sign for so long, Aries North Node natives are sure to get a direct infusion of willpower, raw energy and passion. Even if Mars doesn’t activate your exact North Node degree in July, it will sometime this year. Just having Mars in its home sign gives Aries North Node natives a cosmic lift. Take advantage of supportive energy from Mars, as well as the Collective North Node’s harmonious influence from friendly Gemini. The sky’s got your back on a destiny level. Do something that requires courage to see how strong and supported you really are.
TAURUS NORTH NODE: July offers outer planetary support urging you to liberate yourself from old patterns. Move towards self-sufficiency by coming back to your body again and again. What grounds you? What stabilizes you when you feel triggered? Pay attention to hormonal changes and/or autoimmune reactions this month. Which foods, activities, and people throw you off balance? Which ones bring things closer to equilibrium? Give yourself periodic neck and shoulder massages to release accumulated tension. Allow yourself to putter around and relax before you need to. Move beyond a tendency to crash and burn. You don’t always need to be the phoenix rising from the ashes. Been there, done that. Now’s your chance to stop and smell the roses. Plant flowers — both real and metaphorical. Even if you think you don’t have a green thumb, get your fingers in the dirt anyway. It’s good for you!
GEMINI NORTH NODE: Your deep dive into relationships continues through July. What emotional patterns and dynamics did you uncover in June? Hold space for a both/and Universe. One in which you’re allowed to have faults and inconsistencies, so long as you keep exploring and trying on new versions of you. It’s not all or nothing, Gemini. Sometimes the smallest seeming step turns out to bring the biggest blessings. Practice curiosity and repeat this mantra: “If not this, then something better.” Black or white thinking is your kryptonite. If you catch yourself wallowing in either/or trauma/drama, say, “I wonder what other way I could look at this?” Wonder is your friend. Cultivating wonder leads to a more wonder-full life. Pay attention to your hands this month. Relax any tendency to grab too tight to objects, people or situations. Moisturize and lubricate any dry or cracked areas.
CANCER NORTH NODE: The Sun’s shining in your sign the next few weeks. Enjoy its warmth and light. Keep working on those little (or big) upgrades that make your home feel more like a cocoon of deep nurturing. As the world goes crazier outside, Cancer North Node natives benefit by taking care of their own backyard — both literally and metaphorically. Your best influence occurs one-on-one. An extra dose of supportive water energy this month brings a spiritual element to all you do. Feng shui your marriage/relationship and children/creativity areas. David Daniel Kennedy’s “Feng Shui Tips for a Better Life” gives easy, effective tips. Pay attention to your breasts and heart chakra this month. Do those breast checks, and eat heart healthy foods. Use the powerful July 4/5 Lunar Eclipse to reset any relationship imbalances. If you need to end negative patterns or habits, this date offers a powerful starting point to new life.
LEO NORTH NODE: Relationship questions remain up for Leo North Node natives. What does your heart tell you? What do synchronicities (the Universe’s feedback) tell you? Be careful of overextending yourself to social causes or too much activism. Your Aquarius South Node automatically puts the Collective first, but with a Leo North Node, you need to find new forms of activism. Lead by example. Beware of peer pressure — either by others towards you, or by you towards others. You naturally want everyone to get along, but the Universe opens more doors when you risk being yourself. Disagreement or different paths won’t mean the end of the world. Leo’s are the King and Queen of the Jungle. Act like it. You make the rules — for you. When you come from a regal, self-confident place, others will follow you. Trying to convince people to follow or join you tends to backfire. You don’t need their affirmation to know your path. Leo’s lead, but they must follow their own heart, however anyone else responds.
VIRGO NORTH NODE: Use July to evaluate what’s working and what’s not. With so many planets retrograde (including Mercury, your North Node ruler, until July 12), you’ll find it easier to look backwards. Review, reconsider, revamp, rather than starting something new right now. Make sure you record your thoughts instead of getting lost in a sea of too much information. You have an innate sense of a larger emotional/spiritual picture, but your challenge with a Virgo North Node is to bring that bigger picture into more tangible mental and physical forms. Lists help. You also need daily exercise. It doesn’t need to be the same thing each day, but the regular movement helps link mind and body. It also helps you process emotions and allow your spiritual connection to feed your daily life. A walk through the woods or along a waterfront does wonders to clear inner fog and confusion. When you implement regular discipline in your life, you lower your risk of negative addictions. Upgrade your escapist tendencies to habits that improve your life experience.
LIBRA NORTH NODE: Practice giving people the benefit of the doubt this month. If someone didn’t measure up before, don’t assume they never will. Mary Poppins said, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Honest but too direct criticism from you comes across harsher than you intend. Kind, thoughtful guidance from you is more likely to generate a course correction. Allow others to save face. By the same token, try giving yourself the benefit of the doubt. Unlike the past, you do NOT need to do everything yourself. Collaboration and partnership offer you the sweetest rewards and the best chance to move beyond old patterns and disappointment. Watch the caffeine this month. Too much can make you jittery or too intense. Try some herbal tea and Tai Chi for a change. Your energy flows better when you allow it to find its own balance. You don’t always need to focus so hard on your goals. Aiming for win-win brings far more benefits than pushing your own agenda.
SCORPIO NORTH NODE: If life feels like the big waves just keep coming, learn to surf. Sure, some of them will knock you off your board, but that’s life with a Scorpio North Node. Your challenge is to keep getting back on the board. Tune into the water — your emotions, intuition, and spiritual center of gravity — so that you can find opportunities that will carry you to shore. Calm seas are overrated. Choppy water and stormy seas bring better waves once you train yourself to recognize them. Life feels exhilarating as you realize how strong, balanced and poised you can remain. Become one with the waves — a mystic in the sea. Listening to nature sounds can help — recordings of thunderstorms, ocean waves, or strong winds. Train yourself to relax into the chaos. You’ll become the eye of the hurricane, the calm amidst the storm. Great power surrounds you and flows through you. “The Force is strong” in Scorpio North Node natives.
SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: If you followed your intuition earlier this year, you’re probably sitting pretty right now. Learning to trust your inner guidance and tune out the madding crowd is one of your greatest life lessons. When you listen to that still, small voice, it guides you well. If you ignored your intuition, it’s not too late to course correct. The current energies favor real assessment of relationships. Your soul longs for deeper connection, which might mean fewer total relationships. That’s fine. You don’t need to be a social butterfly. Put your spirituality and sense of higher calling first, and let the Universe reveal who is or isn’t a match. Speak your truth. Not everyone needs to like you or approve. Those who value your insights and philosophy will find you — often as students, assistant or those who view you as a mentor. Step into these roles. Destiny calls you to play your part in a more significant venue.
CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: Creating strong boundaries and new or improved structures remains your focus through July. As Saturn moves back into its home sign of Capricorn until December 2020, use this time to revamp or replace whatever old habits, relationships and forms frustrate or drag you down an emotional black hole. Strengthen your bones and teeth, as well as the security and structural components of your home. Eat calcium rich foods, and do some weight bearing exercise: yoga, walking, BowFlex — the what matters less than the effects. Remember to protect your skin. Vitamin D from sun exposure aids calcium absorption, but you can get too much of a good thing. Moderation serves you well in all areas of life. Become someone who practices “preventative maintenance.” Planning and action before something becomes an emergency saves you much time and emotional energy. Harness this time and energy to pull you towards your goals.
AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: Can you feel a revolution brewing? Not all revolutions are political. Some fo the most powerful changes occur through art, technology, thought and social experiments. If you long to find your tribe, start playing with things that interest you. As Gandhi said, “We must become the change we wish to see in the world.” Like minded souls will find you when “you do you.” Aquarius is the Cosmic Weirdo. Embrace it, knowing that others will, too. Just be careful of any tendencies to demand people follow you or that the Universe conforms to your will. Curiosity serves you much better than rigidity. When you can honor many paths, you gradually find your own. It might look unusual, but if the shoe fits, dance! Learn two unusual things this month. Then see how this new knowledge metaphorically applies to “unrelated” areas of your life. Aquarius is a big picture sign. As Above, So Below; As Within, So Without. Mixing things up brings aha moments and solutions.
PISCES NORTH NODE: Do you feel adrift, Pisces? Worried that you don’t have a plan? No worries. God and the Universe have a Plan. You’re just on a “need to know basis” so you don’t mess it up! When you start sweating the small stuff, take five minutes to recall some miracles that happened “out of nowhere.” They didn’t occur from nowhere. Miracles arise from the Great Mystery, and you’re not meant to understand it with your mind. It’s enough to know the Mystery exists. You’re a part of something much larger and more beautiful than you can imagine. Use July 2020 to ponder epiphanies you’ve had since July 2018. What themes are up again this year? Pay attention to cycles of life. Cosmic order is non-linear, yet somehow it continues to progress. Writing down your insights, miracles and dreams will give you confidence that all is, in fact, in good hands. Someone or something is guiding you to a beautiful destination. Enjoy the journey!
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.
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North Node Calculation Table
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