The North Node ☊ is a look toward the future. It represents behaviours, activities, ways of thinking and feeling that are not natural to us but that we should be consciously trying to work on and integrate into our way of being. Throughout life we are given opportunities, people and situations designed to develop more of the skills and strengths of our North Node sign and house. These will appear as challenges and obstacles in which our natural response would be to rely on our South Node ways of operating. It is only when we start responding to these challenges in the way characteristic of our North Node that situations resolve to their best ability. Because in past lives we did not have the opportunities or we did have the opportunities but chose not to use them to develop these traits, they are relatively weak in us now. In this life, our main goal is to strengthen these traits so that when obstacles come up, our natural response is to act in a way characteristic of the North Node.
The South Node ☋ is a look back to the past. It represents behaviours, activities, ways of thinking and feeling that are instinctive to us, we do not even think about them. This way of responding to the world is automatic. The characteristics represented by this sign and house are ones we have mastered due to using these skills in many past lives. When faced with difficult situations or people, we automatically respond in a way consistent with our South Node, it is what we know best and feels most comfortable so we do it naturally. However, in terms of our personal growth this is not an ideal way to behave. Although these traits are not inherently negative, they are actually pulling us back and not allowing us to develop in our full potential. In this life, we are called to break free of these patterns that are restricting and limiting us from being our best selves.
Nodes Through Signs and Houses
North Node in Aries or the 1st house and South Node in Libra or the 7th house
When you have the North Node in Aries or the 1st house or South Node in Libra or the 7th house, you are called to be more independent, assertive, courageous and straightforward. You want to develop your leadership skills, take a decisive stand on issues that are important to you and make sure you are getting a fair deal for yourself in work and social relations. The most important challenge is believing in yourself and your capabilities and not listening to other people’s assessment of who they think you are and what they think your capabilities are. You have to have a healthy self- expression of who you are and go after your ambitions regardless of other’s opinions. Don’t wait for others to make your opportunities, cultivate the traits of an entrepreneur and make your own opportunities.
Don’t always try to please others and “be nice”. Authentic intimacy can only happen when you are honest about what you really want and need, if your partner has stepped over your boundaries, tell them. If you suppress your true feelings, you will get resentful, may start to act in passive aggressive ways and the cycle of miscommunication will continue. You are not responsible for the emotions or happiness of other people. Do not be afraid of confrontations, it is a healthy way to let the person know what they did is unacceptable and to work together to ensure that it doesn’t keep happening. Your partner is not a mind reader and because of your focus on fairness, you may believe they are being unfair by not giving you what you gave them. This is why you need to outline your expectations at the beginning and see whether your partner thinks they can fulfill them. If there is a fundamental difference in needs, you can save yourself a lot of time and heartache.
In previous lives, you made too many sacrifices in a misguided attempt to always be the diplomat. In this lifetime, you have to stop wavering on the issues and firmly stand up for yourself without excess fear of hurting others feelings or disappointing them. You need to learn how to take risks that add vitality into your life and trust in your gut feelings. Do not keep trying to see issues from every angle or from everyone else’s perspective, go with what you really feel. You greatly benefit by spending “alone time” where you regularly ask yourself if you are really following your own heart.
North Node in Taurus or the 2nd house and South Node in Scorpio or the 8th house
With the North Node in Taurus or the 2nd house or South Node in Scorpio or the 8th house, cultivating a sense of dependability, peace, stability and security are key for you. You would benefit from knowing what to expect to avoid any sudden surprises. In this lifetime you should pay more attention to the beauty that surrounds you and give your five senses a reason to celebrate! Indulge in taking care of your physical body, eating nice meals, wearing nice clothes, getting enough physical exercise, getting massages and pampering yourself. Taurus has a high appreciation for both the performing and visual arts. You should consider taking music lessons, taking the time to appreciate museums, take an art class or go to the theatre.
In previous lives you depended on others too much to take care of you. You may not have been too practical or put enough attention to the material side of life. Or you could have been exchanging your values, body, or emotions in return for money, even if you knew it was dishonest. In this lifetime, you are learning to be materially independent without becoming too materialistic. You do not want to rely on someone else for your survival needs. This ensures that healthy boundaries are set where you can develop a personal set of values and a healthy self- esteem based on your own accomplishments. You tend to let people step over your boundaries. Instead of assuming that they will not listen or care (a remnant of past lives), you should verbalize when you don’t feel comfortable or something isn’t right.
North Node in Gemini or the 3rd house and South Node in Sagittarius or 9th house
With this placement you want to cultivate better communication skills in everyday life. In previous lifetimes, you were heavily interested in philosophy and getting the answers to life’s big questions. You did not pay much attention to day to day conversation and small talk doesn’t interest you much. In this lifetime, you want to become more engaged on a daily level, perhaps discussing current events or finding out how someone’s day went.
Gemini is the sign that knows at least a little about a lot of things, so try to be an everlasting student. Gemini is adaptable and versatile, don’t put all your eggs in one basket, if one thing fails, you will have other back up plans. In past lives, you may have relied too heavily on intuition, religion or some type of belief system without using personal questioning and analysis. This is a detriment in this lifetime, where you would benefit from not following ways of thinking without first thinking through them yourself to see whether they make sense for you.
In past lives you may have found yourself in the position of teacher, in this lifetime you carry forward this tendency. Thus, you need to train yourself to listen to others and even if you don’t agree with them, try to see how their way of thinking may work for them even if it doesn’t work for you.
North Node in Cancer or 4th house and South Node in Capricorn or 10th house
This placement is urging you to become more aware of your moods and emotions. In past lifetimes, you tended to repress your emotions and keep a serious demeanour even with people close to you. It was harder for you to be expressive or affectionate. In this lifetime, you must consciously try to express affection and to make your emotions more visible. You should try to be vulnerable with the right people and allow them access to your true feelings, only then can intimacy be developed. You also need to develop a sensitivity when other people reveal their true feelings, try not to withdraw but to comfort them and empathize if you can. Sometimes people do not want a solution or advice, instead they just want to feel they are being heard.
Spending time with your family and in the home is a focus. You have had many past lifetimes where you sacrificed your family time for your career.
Your intuition is sharp. The challenge for you is to learn to rely on intuition because your innate tendency would be to think mostly in terms of the evidence.
There is a benefit to researching details about your ancestry and roots, as you grow older you may be more drawn to this.
You would derive a sense of contentment by being near the water, even if you do not live near a body of water, make an effort to visit regularly. It may give you a sense of peace and relaxation.
North Node in Leo or 5th house and South Node in Aquarius or 11th house
This position encourages you to develop your creativity, you want to shine forth whatever your field may be and you deserve to have the applause, recognition and status that creates. This is because you function better when you feel appreciated for your efforts and your work is on display for others to see.
In past lives you spent a lot of time as part of teams, groups, and humanitarian causes. Although you can be part of a team, group or cause, you are happier when you are the spokesperson. Instead of trying to fit in, you should try to stand out, having attention brings you joy. Be confident in your talent and abilities and don’t be afraid to show them off. Don’t assume that other people are better skilled or have more knowledge than you, realize that you are just as good and sometimes better. Do what you are passionate about, regardless of what other people say or think. You don’t have to fit yourself into a mould created by society.
North Node in Virgo or 6th house and South Node in Pisces or 12th house
In past lives you spent a lot of time daydreaming. Your imagination was rich, however you got carried away with scenarios that had little chance of coming to fruition. With this placement, you consciously want to become more analytical, detail oriented, and precise.
In past lives, you might have been passive. You did not like a set schedule and therefore lacked a time frame in which to complete things. In this lifetime, you need structure and specific goals to work towards. Without this structure, you would get very little accomplished. Sometimes you can give up on things too easily when they aren’t going your way but this is a detriment from the past. You need to persevere and channel more productive energy into it.
In past lifetimes, you were compassionate and genuinely wanted to rescue others. You are carrying over these tendencies now, but you must be clearer with setting your personal boundaries and not taking on too much of other people’s burden.
North Node in Libra or 7th house and South Node in Aries or 1st house
With this placement, your overall goal is to function to your highest potential within intimate one on one relationships. You work best as part of a couple and find the most growth in life comes from authentic relating. You need to learn the art of compromise because in past lives, you were may have been too focused on your own needs. In this lifetime, you are learning to be interdependent.
Libra is the sign of balance and a healthy balance should be created in your life as you have a tendency to focus too much on some things at the expense of others. Try to be fair in your dealings with people and make sure everyone is treated equally. At the same time, realize that everyone is different and has different ideas of what is fair. Instead of making judgements that you are being treated unfairly, you must find out what the other person considers fair and then decide how much effort you will put into restoring that relationship.
North Node in Scorpio or 8th house and South Node in Taurus or 2nd house
With this placement, you are learning to investigate the mysteries of life. There is benefit from studying metaphysics and philosophies which help to understand what cannot be seen. With natural interests in psychology, human motivation, counselling and research, you would make considerable progress studying these subjects in depth.
In previous lives, you may have been too preoccupied with material security. Or you had a deep need for security, stability and a sense of predictability so you did not seek out potentially life changing experiences. You may have taken jobs primarily for the money, security or status even though you weren’t really interested. In this lifetime, you have a need for intensity and transformation; you gain a lot by stepping outside your comfort zone. Take jobs that feed your soul, the universe has a way of meeting your needs when you stay true to yourself.
In past lives you were materially self- sufficient and prided yourself on being able to meet all your needs by yourself. In this lifetime, you gain more by working in a partnership.
North Node in Sagittarius or the 9th house and South Node in Gemini or 3rd house
In past lives, you were an excellent communicator and loved gaining knowledge about a wide variety of topics. You had an excellent mind for logical analysis, rational thinking and facts and figures. In this lifetime, you are encouraged to seek our higher knowledge and wisdom, explore different philosophies and experience in search of the answers to life’s bigger questions. Engage in discussions with like- minded people.
The opposite sign Gemini is a mental sign with an emphasis on facts, figures, and objective knowledge. However, you are learning to trust your intuition even if it does not make sense. In past lives you may have had the habit of constantly changing your mind, getting anxious and not being sure of what to do. Both Gemini and Sagittarius are excellent writers and with your nodes on this axis, publishing or writing professionally are great opportunities to communicate your message to the world. Write as often as you can, even if just keeping a personal journal.
You are lucky when visiting foreign countries and learning about cultures different than your own. You could also find yourself moving to a foreign country permanently to live, such a move is likely to be auspicious. Adventure feeds your soul, take risks that may bring more joy into your life! Remember that Sagittarius is ruled by benevolent Jupiter who is bestowing good fortune and blessings. Have more faith that the universe is conspiring to make your dreams a reality.
North Node in Capricorn or the 10th house and South Node in Cancer or 4th house
In past lives you were focused on family, home, children, and domestic pursuits. You spent your time nurturing and taking care of others. You did not engage as much in a career for a variety of reasons. With this placement, your career, public status, and leadership ability take prominence. You gain more status and awards as the years go by since Saturn rules older age. People will respect you for your knowledge and skills and you can be a thought leader in your field. Increased responsibility is something you need to push yourself to handle because you are capable of it.
In past lives you may have been too emotional, and it was hard for you to see things objectively. You carry this tendency forward but must consciously try to detach. The skill of not taking things too personally will help you a lot in every area of your life.
North Node in Aquarius or 11th house and South Node in Leo or 5th house
In past lives you were too concerned with getting attention from others for your talents. You did not spend enough time working on goals to better society as a whole. This placement encourages you to put your effort into humanitarian causes, like-minded groups, effecting social change, and interacting with people from all walks of life. You are most effective when promoting the rights of people who are stigmatized or underprivileged. In this lifetime, you are learning to focus less on yourself and more on society.
Cultivate the Aquarian focus on innovation, detachment, out of the box thinking and revolutionary ideas. Aquarius is an abstract, intellectual thinker with an eye toward the future. Just because something is not accepted now, it doesn’t mean you should abandon the idea.
North Node in Pisces or the 12th house and South Node in Virgo or 6th house
With this placement, you must live a life where serving others is your highest calling. You want to cultivate the traits of compassion, generosity, idealism and forgiveness. You need to give more people the benefit of the doubt. In past lives, you may have been too concerned with daily schedules, details, and analysis. You wanted everything in its place, people to do things up to your standards and you got irritated when it was not done. You had a tendency to make it your job to correct people’s actions and behaviours even when it wasn’t appropriate. In this lifetime, you have to have more trust and faith in a higher power. Let things flow naturally without trying to control them.
Focus on the larger vision and do not lose the forest for the trees. People respond to the meaning behind what you do and say. Give your advice only when asked to do so.
Being near large bodies of water inspires you to be creative and to relax.
Matters of spirituality, metaphysics, mysticism, healing, and the mysteries of what is unseen should be studied. You are trying to go beyond the physical plane and connect with God, perhaps through a combination of devotion, prayer, meditation, seclusion or yoga. You need time alone to recharge your batteries, receive inspiration and go deeper within yourself.
Each nodal position by sign and house has unique goals to pursue and characteristics and behaviours to develop. Your task in this lifetime is to challenge yourself to break away from the South nodal comfort zone and embrace the adventure of growing into your north node. Your effort and motivation makes all the difference. When you pursue north nodal activities, you will make the greatest amount of emotional and spiritual growth.