If you were born with the North Node in Leo, Diane Ronngren writes in Lunar Nodes: Keys to Emotions and Life Experiences that you were born to be a star. However, seeking stardom is not in your comfort zone. With the Aquarius South Node, you grew up thinking of yourself as one among many, with the gifts and talents which make you special eclipsed by the belief that everyone is equal. Your life path, then, involves discovering your unique gifts and shining them out into the world – which, in turn, shares the message that we are all special in our own way.
Barack Obama exemplifies this transition in his career path from community organizer to President of the United States. Most biographies indicate Barack was a star from his youth, but he has a sense of himself as an outsider, a black man raised by white grandparents, a Christian living in a Moslem country, a son whose mother was dedicated to saving the world rather than parenting, and expected her children to share her mission. After a stellar college and work career, Barack Obama focused on community organizing and later as a member of the state legislature, helping everyone to feel included in the American Dream. His Leo North Node called to him, however, when he was asked to speak at the 2004 Democratic Convention. His call for tolerance and inclusivity unleashed his star-power, and his path to the White House began that night.