Why does the North Node move backwards? In astrology, the North Node represents the qualities we need to develop in order to grow, while the South Node represents the qualities that come naturally to us…and that we might rely on too much. Every one and a half years, the Nodes change signs and move backward (yep, they’re ~naturally retrograde~).
How does your North Node affect you? The north node: Your destiny and karmic path.
North node activities require you to stretch out of your comfort zone. Once you do, you’ll be amazed by how fulfilled you feel. It’s like the activation of your life’s mission. The sooner you align yourself with this path, the more purpose-driven your life will become.
Do the nodes go retrograde? Because of the way in which the nodes shift in the sky, they’re always moving retrograde (or in an apparent backspin) from our vantage point—so, yes, the north node will show up as retrograde in your chart, too, similar to retrograde planets.
How long is North Node in retrograde? The nodes move retrograde, or backwards, through the signs, completing a revolution over about 18.5 years. They spend about a year and a half in directly opposing signs.