“The birth chart is like a conference table, and the planets circling around it are like the different parts of your Self sitting around the table.
The Sun is the chairperson and represents your basic identity, the Moon reflects your emotional nature, the Ascendant is your style of “moving” in the world, and the Nodes are about your life direction and soul purpose.
The aspect lines cris-crossing in the center of the chart connect all this—all these voices in our psyche—showing where the conversation is divided and aligned, where it’s tense and where it’s flowing…. ”
(excerpt from book: "North Node Astrology: Rediscovering Your Life Direction and Soul Purpose" by Elizabeth Spring)