We are so excited that the new lunar nodes transits have arrived at the CHANI app. If you are not seeing this new info, you might need to update, close and reopen your app. You can read how to do so here.
If you have done that, and you are still not seeing any lunar nodes transits, there could be a few reasons why.
First, the CHANI app only considers conjunctions with the lunar nodes. The rationale behind this is that the nodes have the most impact when they are joined to another planet or point in the same zodiacal sign. Therefore, other aspects such as oppositions, trines, etc. are not listed. It may simply be that the lunar nodes are not forming conjunctions with any of your natal placements at this time.
Secondly, the CHANI app uses the true calculation for lunar nodes. If you’re used to seeing your chart from an astrologer or astrology software that uses the mean calculation, it’s possible they will change sign and house.
The lunar nodes always move backward around the chart, but their real movements tend to wobble between retrograde and direct motion. The mean calculation smooths out these minor wobbles by producing a mathematical average of the total movement. The true calculation reflects the accurate location of the nodes at a given moment, rather than the mathematical average.
There can be discrepancies between true and mean calculations of up to 1°45’. For a smattering of people, that’s enough for the nodes to change sign and house depending on which calculation you use. This also can affect when a transit from the North or South Node takes place.
While the true calculation represents the most mathematically accurate location, astrology is a field that tends to make space for less materialist modes of knowing. Just like choosing a house system, many astrologers will decide at the beginning of their practice whether to work with the true or mean nodes.
You can think of it like a chef working in metric or imperial. There’s no “perfect” conversion between a cup of flour and 136 grams unless you’re pouring that cup onto a measuring scale to get the accurate mass. Still, it’s likely to be pretty close.
If you feel that this article doesn’t explain your transits issue, please reach out to us at Info@chaninicholas.com, and we will be happy to look into your question further.