Dear Dame Detrimentia,
I have just discovered that my chart has the Nodes. Is there any way this can be rectified, short of surgery?
Oh, you poor dear! I do hope you aren’t suffering from a post-natal eclipse? You must take great care as although Nodes are not infectious (they do not cast aspects, nor can they have aspects cast to them) they are nevertheless very contagious and will affect everything they conjoin. There is nothing quite so enervating as a debilitated South Node!
Which particular variant are you suffering from? Mean Nodepox or True Nodepox? The first is the more common in Europe and the Colonies, but True Nodepox is currently rampant in India due to the unfortunate sidereal climate there. In either case I urge you to consult Dr Richard Saunders or Dr Nicholas Culpepper immediately as your symptoms could include either North Noditis or South Noditis in which case complications could set in. North Noditis will enlarge and increase everything it touches, whereas South Noditis will weaken and diminish everything it touches, and so it would be advisable to refrain from all conjugal conjuncting with your husband if you have either my dear, as strictly entre nous, too much of a good thing can be just as debilitating as too little!
Whereabouts in your chart are the Nodes Flaetitia? You will usually find one opposite the other even in badly hand drawn charts and if the North Node happens to be at 3 deg Gemini and the South Node at 3 deg Sagittarius, then the prognosis is good. What is worrying however, is that complications could set in should you contract a case of the Bendings; this is when any planet in your chart falls in exact square to the Nodes by progression or transit, in which case Flaeticia I am afraid there is no other recourse than a radical Nodectomy.
I think I had better send you a copy of dear H.L. Cornell’s ‘Rules for Operations’ from his Encyclopedia of Medical Astrology – under plain cover naturally, with instructions on how to elect a mutually receptive time to operate.
I hope this helps?
Dame Detrimentia (Decumbituress Egregious)