Astrology: The North and South Nodes

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, November 8, 2009 Under: Articles
One of the many aspects of an Astrology chart is the North and South Node, also know as the Lunar or Moon Nodes. It's not always looked at but it's an amazing indicator of what karma you brought in and are working on in this lifetime. The North Node looks like an upside down bucket and is also known as the "Dragon's Head". The South Node is the exact opposite - it looks like a right side up bucket and is known as the "Dragon's Tail". For example, if your North Node is 10 Degrees Aries, your South Node will be 10 Degrees Libra. Most astrology charts only print the North Node so knowing that the South Node is the exact opposite is helpful to determine what it is.

One of the theories in Past Lives is that you set up this lifetime to learn lessons and therefore, come into this lifetime with relationships and situations that will help you learn these lessons. If you've wondered what they are, look no further than your North and South Nodes because they have the key.

The North Node is the place that you can have the most growth, self help and development. The South Node is the place that is your easy way out - in other words, it's the place you have your talents and skills and that you're most comfortable. So you're not trying to learn from the South Node, you work with that energy very easily and it may make you want to not deal with the ideas the North Node is presenting. However, if you're trying reach your Soul's Purpose and fullest potential, you have to work with both the North and South Nodes.

Here is the Lesson's Potential and Your Talents through each of the Nodes:

North Node in Aries/South Node in Libra - This lifetime you are meant to tap into your leadership skills. What projects, ideas, passions and causes do you want people to work with you on? The North Node in Aries is going to give you the opportunity to step into the limelight. The South Node is in Libra, which is all about relationships and partnerships. You may be very comfortable letting others be the star of the show but your lesson is to take the lead.

North Node in Taurus/South Node is Scorpio - This lifetime you are meant to create and generate money and possession that touch your soul because of the Taurus North Node. You're supposed to create a solid foundation in home, work and things that are tangible for you. You may not want to because the South Node in Scorpio would much rather have you get to the etheric, the psychic and to deal with other people's possessions. You may have a sense of having others take care of you but the Taurus North Node wants you to create your own financial security.

North Node in Gemini/South Node in Sagittarius - Gemini North Node wants you to get serious about logic, reason, studies and all those things that make you strap down and read, analyze and think things through. You have to take some time to look before you leap - and think about it. The Sagittarius South Node doesn't want that though. You're very comfortable with experiencing life on a whim but your lesson is to think about what you're doing before you do it so that you can live a more carefree life since you actually have some structure to a path. If you can't see the path, you can't enjoy it. Gemini gives you the focus to then run with the Sagittarius fun!

North Node in Cancer/South Node in Capricorn - The Cancer North Node wants you to have stability, home and family in this lifetime. You are very comfortable with working hard and finding your identity in your career. Your lesson in this lifetime is to create strong relationships with those important to you. Even though your work should be important, you have to get in touch with your emotions and find that stable home life.

North Node in Leo/South Node in Aquarius - The Leo North Node encourages you to be the star of the show. In order words, let your talents shine! You're very comfortable with getting your identity with groups and friends because of the Aquarius South Node but now, Leo encourages you to create your own identity, your own "brand", your own ego - not the energy and ego of the collective. Be an individual this lifetime - let other hear your roar!

North Node in Virgo/South Node in Pisces - The North Node in Virgo tells you that you have to be focused on your health and well-being. It is finding structure in how your do your job, how you care for your health and how you look at things with a critical eye. With the Pisces South Node, you're very comfortable with things changing quickly and not putting a stake in the ground. With the Virgo North Node, it's important that you chose a side and stick to it. Also, the Pisces North Node wants you to "serve or suffer" but with the Virgo North Node, you can't do that. You'll lose your sense of self that you've worked so hard to get.

North Node in Libra/South Node in Aries - The North Node in Libra is encouraging you to build partnerships. So this lifetime, you'll be challenged to work (and play) well with others. You're be very comfortable towing the line all by yourself because of Aries but Libra wants you to find the balance. A good sense of your ego is important but not at the cost of strong relationships. You can have both.

North Node in Scorpio/South Node in Taurus - The Scorpio North Node wants you to be comfortable with those things that are buried deep within. Pluto rules Scorpio and Pluto is the planet of regeneration and transformation. Your goal is to be able to handle the deep, life changing situations that inevitably come up. You can always build a new foundation, so don't worry about the Taurus grounding you, because new foundations always come within your lifetime and experiences.

North Node in Sagittarius/South Node in Gemini - The Sagittarius North Node wants you to, well, have fun! Expand your life, look for new ways to travel and to look at things philosophically. You are very comfortable with holding off, reasoning things out, studying and thinking things through. The Sagittarius North Node wants you to connect with the higher realms through many different ways - higher education, a new place to visit, deep interesting conversations with others and making a soul connection.

North Node in Capricorn/South Node in Cancer - The Capricorn North Node encourages you to find your passion for work. Your family life is very solid, now it's important your career takes off. Determine what you want and can accept in a career and go for it. Your family will support you because of your commitment to them. Have a commitment to your career so you can have those things that you want at home.

North Node in Aquarius/South Node in Leo - The North Node in Aquarius asks you to find your niche with friends and groups. Sure, you've got a healthy sense of ego and self with the Leo South Node but now bring that personality and talents to others. Maybe it's finding a book group, a spiritual class or some other way to share your talents with others. Talents like the ones you've developed should not be kept to yourself - Aquarius wants you to find others to share your common knowledge.

North Node in Pisces/South Node in Virgo - The Pisces North Node wants you to move into helping others. Pisces's keywords are "serve or suffer" so you're asked in this lifetime to look at the structures (the "status quo") and see how you can contribute. This may be finding a job within the service industry and you'll be successful because you have the analytical skills from the Virgo South Node to see what is work and what isn't. Then you can make suggestions to change it.

If you want to know where your North and South Nodes are, there are plenty of free programs on the internet that can help you determine it. You can also get a chart cast (or interpreted) through a professional astrologer.

Thanks for reading and remember, it's all about balance. Challenge yourself with the North Node Lessons while utilizing those talents that your South Node have blessed you with.

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