Ancient myths describe an eclipse as the Sun or Moon being swallowed by a dragon. Since an eclipse could only occur near the lunar des, these became the head and tail of the dragon. Older references and eastern astrology still call the Moon's North Node the Dragon's Head and the South Node the Dragon's Tail. The Node Book goes beyond detailed information about the Moon's Nodes in signs and houses. Also included are chapters focused on the planetary des of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto, and the des of the four main asteroids: Ceres, Vesta, Ju, and Pallas. Extensive tables and directions for their use make it easy to find the des for the planets and asteroids.