This ties in rather well for the contemporary person because no matter how much our lives advance, and probably due to this in part, the inscrutability not only of life in general but also the underlying themes of the most important things in our complex lives remain largely unexplained.
Vedic astrology and its utility for you today is also tied in with the fundamentals of the Nodes and their role in your lives which will become evident as you read further in this paper.
Sometimes controversy is generated about the direction of motion of the shadow planets Rāhu and Ketu. These Grahas are always in retrograde motion as they are opposed to the luminaries, Sun and the Moon. However, astronomically there are periods of time when these mathematical points appear to move forward in their oscillation (True Nodes). However, for Jyotiṣa/ Jyotisha purposes, the motion must be always retrograde (Mean Nodes) because the spiritual definition of opposition to Sūrya/ Surya and Cañdra/ Chandra must hold. Therefore Rāhu/ Rahu will move in retrograde motion from Tulā Rāśi/ Tula Rashi/ Libra to the preceding sign Kanyā Rāśi/ Kanya Rashi/ Virgo and Ketu will move from Meṣa Rāśi/ Mesha Rashi/ Aries to Mīna Rāśi/ Meena Rashi/ Pisces.
4. Significance of the movement (Gochara/ Peyarchi) of Rahu and Ketu to Virgo/ Kanya and Pisces/ Meena respectively–
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