Recognition will come, at some point in our journey, that clinging to the comforts of childhood will in fact hold us back from achieving a comfortable future! By defining solid goals and a mature direction in our lives, as well as letting go of some of our over-attachment to our childhood, we will be able to achieve the financial and emotional security that we so crave. With North Node in the eleventh house, our South Node is in the fifth house. With this position, we need to let go of our fears in relationships by offering freedom to our partners instead of expecting our partners to act as we want them to act, to accept that we are all equal and that we can still be special if we belong to a community, to move towards greater impartiality, and to cultivate sensitivity to the needs of others.
By letting go of the strong desire of getting what we want in the here and now, satisfaction will come more easily as we find that we get what we need. Our personal relationships and romances will suffer when we take things too personally, and expect others to follow a certain script that we have unconsciously written for them. Learning to let go of the need for drama and attention, and moving towards a more objective approach to our lives, as well as cultivating true friendships, will help us to achieve a greater sense of balance.
Our relationships with others—as well as our relationship with ourselves—will benefit. With North Node in the twelfth house, our South Node is in the sixth house. A tendency to worry unremittingly, to be plagued by vague and sometimes not so vague feelings of guilt about under-performing, to lack faith and trust in a larger more spiritual plan, and to over-analyze ourselves and others are some of the issues this position suggests.
We need to trust and develop our imagination, as well as our capacity for compassion. Learning to let go of some of our obsessions with rules, details, and fears of not doing things perfectly will help us to achieve a greater sense of balance and to ease our fear of failure and guilty feelings. For example, to shed further light onto our South Node tendencies, look to the planet that rules the sign of our South Node, and determine its sign.
This sign position will suggest how we tend to act out our South Node tendencies. Similarly, the sign of the ruler of our North Node will show us how we might go about learning the lessons inherent in our North Node. My Venus is in Leo. Because the South Node is in Libra, I may have a tendency to fall back on partnerships and to fear standing alone, thus getting myself tangled up in co-dependent, imbalanced relationships.
How do I do this? In a Leonine way! This adds an element of pride to the whole picture. I may hold on to my relationships with pleasure, priding myself on my ability to be loyal and stick with a partner; nevertheless, my relationships suffer from my inner imbalance unless I learn the lessons of my North Node in Aries. Because my North Node is in Aries, I need to learn to develop my ability to stand alone, to act on impulse, and to feel good about myself whether I am in a partnership or not. The Sagittarius flavor suggests how I might do that.
I need to tap into my more bold, outgoing, adventurous, and intuitive personality Sagittarius in order to define myself and build my confidence Aries. The Nodes of the Moon tend to be very significant in synastry. Strong Nodal ties between people are potent and dynamic. The individuals are drawn to each other. These signs are opposite:. Astrology for the Soul. Cafe Astrology Notes: This is an invaluable work, both for those new to Astrology and advanced students of the subject. The positions of the Nodes of the Moon by sign are interpreted in detail. The approach is both spiritual and practical.
Jan Spiller offers advice for how to best work with the individual issues we face as a result of the placement of the highly sensitive nodal axis of the Moon. The chapters can be read just as easily using the house placement of the North Node—if your North Node is in the first house, for example, the North Node in Aries chapter will apply. Highly Recommended.
Have you ever wished someone could hand you a roadmap to success? It feels like such an ambiguous concept sometimes. As successful as. What's your life purpose? In your birth chart, the lunar nodes—known as the north node and south node—hold the keys to your destiny and ultimate life lessons.
New Moon Astrology by Jan Spiller, although dedicated mostly to the power of the New Moon in self-development efforts, contains insightful information about the Nodes of the Moon. The first portion of the book is devoted to providing practical instructions for creating and verbalizing wishes in relation to the days of the New Moon in each sign of the zodiac.
The New Moon periods are considered to be power periods in the astrological cycle, with the signs defining the areas of life and our personalities that we can focus our wishes for self-development on. Specific wishes and affirmations are included for these positions. Cafe Astrology is brimming with free articles, features, interpretations, and tools that will appeal to people with a casual interest in learning Astrology, as well as beginning through advanced students of Astrology.
And indeed you have: in many past lifetimes. The South Node is your horoscope hometown, perhaps not the place you want to settle permanently, but somewhere cozy to visit when you need to feel a sense of place or belonging. The north node is the exact opposite zodiac sign of the south node. North Node activities require you to stretch out of your comfort zone.
The sooner you align yourself with this path, the more purpose-driven your life will become. That is why we should begin this story by looking at the past of the nodes themselves…. It is likely that the ancient Babylonians have discovered the existence of the lunar nodes by keeping track of solar and lunar eclipses, the observations perhaps spanning centuries of careful record keeping.
The kingdom of Babylon existed a long time ago — around 18th to 6th centuries BC, or mind boggling 2, to 20, years ago from now — and was known throughout the ancient world for its rich culture and science. Babylonian astrologers recognised the repeating nature of solar eclipses — eclipses of similar strength and geometry tended to happen at regular intervals. Measured in lunar months such an interval turned out to be exactly synodic months. The discovery of cyclical nature of eclipses — both solar and lunar — has led astronomers to a realisation that the Moon itself follows a certain periodic pattern of movement.
And since every cycle has at least two defining points , an idea of special moments in time has emerged:. Hyper jumping to the current time equipped with precise astronomical knowledge, we now know what the nodes are. The nodes are the two points where the Moon orbit intersects with the plane of the Earth orbit around the Sun. Orbital nodes is a universal principle describing two intersecting elliptical orbits.
If during its New Moon or Full Moon phase, the Moon happens to be travelling in the vicinity of one of its orbital nodes it is also aligned with the Earth-Sun plane and thus either:. Solar eclipses only happen during the New Moon and lunar eclipses only happen during the Full Moon.
This may give some associations:. Apparently, Hindu or Vedic astrology treats the nodes rather seriously and places them among the nine major planets. The ascending node is called Rahu and the descending node is called Ketu. The Rahu-Ketu movement resembles a huge celestial serpent that moves in a wavy up and down manner and periodically swallows the Sun or the Moon.
The ascending node is held responsible for swallowing the Sun while the descending node is held responsible for lunar eclipses. In its entirety the Rahuketu serpent is responsible for influencing the lives of the humans. Luckily enough, Chinese and other Asian cultures treat the dragon with all due respect and reverence.
A common attitude was to classify the descending South Node as malefic and the ascending North Node as beneficial. The Head of the Dragon was considered to be masculine and of nature of Jupiter and sometimes Jupiter—Venus. Using this overly simplified if not dismissive approach, one could still utilise the knowledge of the nodes in astrological interpretations and derive some additional insights from natal charts.
The movement of the great celestial serpent represents unfoldment of life with its highs, lows and moments of equilibrium imbued with special meaning. This idea actually makes some sense from the standpoint of qualities of the nodes.
The Head of the Dragon was considered to be masculine and of nature of Jupiter and sometimes Jupiter—Venus. The Nodes of the Moon point us to these specific qualities: the South Node suggests our overdeveloped character traits that are easy for us tofall back on, but that may undermine our lives if we hold on to these traits for security; while the North Node suggests the qualities that we need to develop in order to find inner balance. That night she flees, but her glass slipper sticks to the staircase. You have good relationship karma— involve others in your decisions, and give of yourself, share your talents and abilities with others. You are meant to live in the spotlight. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator.
The north node is forward looking and advancing , brings originality, inspiration rooted in independence. Its downside can be potential confusion, illusion and neurotic addiction.
Being related to past deeds and karma, the south node can express itself via eccentric behaviour and violence with potential amorality and impulsiveness. After all they are the two parts of one serpent! From this standpoint, it does make sense to see the North Node as a Jupiterian force of expansion and benevolence , while the South Node is a Saturnian principle of limits and karma leading to inevitable contraction until the debts have been repaid.
What makes the nodes so special is their relationship to eclipses. Every time the Moon finds itself in the vicinity of the nodes there is a probability of an eclipse, either solar or lunar.