I am new to the EA school.
I got into the difficulty of understanding this below:
The resolution node is the node through which the skipped steps will be given consistent integration. To determine the resolution node you find the node that the planet last formed a conjunction with (look to the left of the planet- or counter clockwise). You can use the search engine on the message board to find more info about skipped steps and it is also outlined in Pluto book vol 1.
Since I am a beginner I am using only Astrodienst before I purchase SolarFire software to further my EA education. So in my chart Pluto is squaring Venus. If I move counter clockwise the first planet before Venus is the Sun. Am I on the right track? Unfortunately I can't see where is the North Node of the Sun. Should I look North or South Nodes of the Moon.
Welcome to JWG's EA message board, and thanks for your questions.
The skipped steps correlate to a planet (except the Sun) that t-squares the Nodes of the MOON only.
A planet squaring Pluto does not equal skipped steps.
Venus square Pluto in your chart does not mean skipped steps.
If you don't have a planet that t-squares the Nodes, then you don't have skipped steps.
If you DO have a planet that t-squares the Nodes, then you do have skipped steps.
There are no Nodes for the Sun.
In skipped steps, we look at the South and North Nodes of the MOON only.
In skipped steps, BOTH South and North Nodes of the Moon apply, not one or the other, but both.Determining the Resolution Node:
Picture yourself standing on the outer rim of the chart, on the planet that squares the Nodes, and you are looking at the centre of the chart. Point to the Node on the left – that is the Resolution Node.
If you have any more questions regarding skipped steps and their resolution, please let us know.