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The South Node In Astrology: The Ultimate Guide To Your Best Life

When you want to truly understand the gifts and unique destiny that you’ve been born to embrace, it’s important to understand more than just your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs. In addition to analyzing the placement of the personal planets, you’ve also got to pay attention to some critical points on your Natal Chart.

One of these important points is the South Node. This is a mathematical point on the Moon’s ellipsis and is often described in tandem with its opposite point, the North Node. The North and South Nodes considered together are known as the Lunar Nodes. These are critical points that help you to understand and master your destiny.

The South Node is often overlooked because it doesn’t appear as glamorous as the North Node at first glance. But as they say, appearances can be deceiving. The South Node is actually quite important to help you understand your path and destiny as well.

What Is The South Node?

The Lunar Nodes are said to represent the dual aspects of fate, Karma, and destiny. This is because the North Node represents the fate to which you are compelled to strive in this lifetime. It’s associated with soul-level yearnings that draw you to move beyond your comfort zone and evolve personally.

The South Node, on the other hand, is a point that represents where you have come from spiritually and Karmically. If you study past lives, the South Node is a point you’ll definitely want to become familiar with. It is believed that the South Node describes the lessons you mastered in a past life and that you bring into this incarnation to help you achieve your destiny.

When you are feeling the magnetic pull toward your fate, you can draw on the strengths and experiences from your past life as described by the South Node to help empower you to succeed. Paying attention to the Lunar Nodes and how they work together is essential to finding fulfillment and living a life of purpose.

The Meaning Of The South Node Placements

To understand the unique gifts and wisdom that you brought into this lifetime and how it suits you and prepares you to achieve your destiny, explore the sign and house placement of the South Node in your Natal Chart.

South Node In Aries

Your South Node in Aries means your North Node is in Libra. You are comfortable asserting yourself as a leader and come into this lifetime with confidence and optimism to spare. What is not as easy for you is to adapt to sharing space and being receptive to help from others.

Part of your destiny in this lifetime involves your need to draw on your courage and high energy and find a balance between leadership and collaboration with partners.

South Node In Taurus

You know exactly what brings you pleasure and have a gift for attracting abundance that you bring into this lifetime from past lives. But your Karmic path and destiny require you to evolve from the comforts and pleasures that are familiar and strive toward deeper spiritual understanding and wisdom, the lessons from your North Node in Scorpio.

When you find ways to balance your comfort with the security and stability that you find in the material world, with the mysteries of deep secret wisdom that you find from your intuition, you will be accomplishing your destiny.

South Node In Gemini

Your South Node in Gemini means your North Node is in Sagittarius. You are likely to find it easy to communicate your thoughts and ideas to others and may be a natural-born teacher or writer. Though you are gifted with languages and expressing your ideas because of your mastery of these skills in past lifetimes, it takes some growth and risk for you to bring your thoughts to a broader audience.

You may be destined to pursue advanced education or to teach, write, or publish for a larger audience. You may also be destined to travel far outside of your comfort zone and expanding your mind also leads you to explore new horizons and fulfill your destiny.

South Node In Cancer

Your South Node in Cancer means that your North Node is in Capricorn. You are comfortable nurturing others and have a clear sense of intuition that helps you express your sensitive and vulnerable emotions. You are family-oriented and can be savvy in business because you seek stability for yourself and your household.

Yet in order to evolve and grow, you are compelled to draw on your nurturing gifts and strive toward a path that leads you to create frameworks and structures that support your material growth and stability. You may draw on your sensitive and nurturing side to evolve in a role of public service or a career that helps you nurture others on a larger scale.

South Node In Leo

Your South Node in Leo means your North Node is in Aquarius. You have an innate gift for entertaining others and spreading joy and optimism. You can easily charm others and are born for the spotlight. It’s easy for you to share your unique talents because you are outgoing and charismatic and love to make people laugh.

Though you bring these talents from past incarnations, in this lifetime, it is part of your destiny to direct your creative energy and potential for leadership toward collaborative efforts. Working as part of a group and using your network to help you make progressive change is part of your destiny.

South Node In Virgo

Your South Node in Virgo means that your North Node is in Pisces. You are gifted with analytical skills and have a knack for noticing small details. You can easily create routines and habits that support your health and stability and are nurturing toward others in practical ways.

Yet you are also most comfortable with being in control. Your destiny requires you to strive toward being more aligned with your creativity and embracing spirituality, intuition, and the unknown. Your destiny involves healing and this also includes healing on a spiritual level.

South Node In Libra

With your South Node in Libra, your North Node will be in Aries. You have a natural gift for understanding others’ needs and are geared toward sharing your life with a partner. You may feel insecure and anxious when you’re alone however your destiny requires you to become more confident in yourself and willing to stand up for your beliefs.

You are naturally romantic, loving, empathic, creative, and peace-loving, however, your destiny requires you to become more assertive and motivated to take risks to further your own ambitions. Learning to differentiate from others and stand strong is part of your destiny.

South Node In Scorpio

With your South Node in Scorpio, your North Node will be in Taurus. You are easily adept at reading between the lines and may be psychically gifted. Yet you are challenged to learn to apply boundaries so that you aren’t likely to lose yourself in relationships with others.

Your destiny requires you to become more conscious of your needs and desires in the material world and to set a foundation for stability and nurturing for yourself and others. You can best do this by drawing on your intuition and sensitivity to others’ feelings.

South Node In Sagittarius

Your South Node in Sagittarius means your North Node will be in Gemini. You are born with advanced knowledge of philosophy, spirituality, and a desire to explore truth and morality. You have a gift for inspiring others and advocating for growth as a humanitarian. Yet you don’t always easily translate your abstract beliefs into direct conversations with others.

Your destiny requires you to draw on your abstract beliefs and morality and translate this into writing, speaking, and teaching that helps you to fulfill your purpose and raise others’ awareness.

South Node In Capricorn

Your South Node in Capricorn means your North Node is in Cancer. You are born with a gift for creating structure, working hard, and enduring difficulties so you can make a solid foundation upon which to grow and thrive. It’s easy for you to pursue your career and you may have a close tie to tradition and the past.

Though you’re born with wisdom that makes you seem mature for your age, you have to overcome some barriers and learn to take risks so that you can further align with your nurturing and sensitivity. Your potential for expanding your intuition and nurturing others like family is part of your evolution and destiny.

South Node In Aquarius

The South Node in Aquarius in your chart means the North Node is in Leo. You have an innate gift for organizing people and rallying large groups around shared humanitarian missions and causes. You know how to sense trends on the horizons that others can’t yet perceive. You are also gifted with a talent for being ahead of your time and using your creativity in innovative and surprising ways.

In order to evolve personally and achieve your destiny, however, you need to learn how to separate yourself from the crowd and take on roles of leadership. You may avoid the spotlight and prefer anonymity but taking risks to become comfortable with the responsibilities of leadership is part of your destiny.

South Node In Pisces

Your natal South Node in Pisces means your North Node is in Virgo. You can easily attune yourself to others’ feelings and are highly psychic. You come into this lifetime with a strong sense of intuition and creativity and are also a natural empath and healer.

Though it is comfortable for you to be spontaneous and compassionate, you are called to evolve in ways that lead you to embrace structure, routines, and habits so that you can move toward your destiny. You may feel an urge to set rules, patterns, and routines though it is not easy for you to do this at first.

South Node In The Houses

Your South Node in the signs is only part of the story. In order to understand the important area of life in which your destiny is likely to manifest, you have to understand the meaning of the houses in which the South Node is located in your Natal Chart.

South Node In The First House

Your South Node in the first house means you are already comfortable expressing yourself openly. You may also have a positive self-image and feel comfortable with your body and style, and this helps you to connect with others and act as a leader.

South Node In The Second House

Your experiences in past lives have given you gifts for the attraction of abundance. It’s easy for you to manifest the money and resources you need to succeed. You have a deep awareness of what makes you feel comfortable and your destiny is likely to involve embracing spirituality, sexuality, power, and transformation.

South Node In The Third House

You come into this lifetime being comfortable in the role of Messenger and having gifts for communication, teaching, speaking, and writing. Your destiny involves institutions of healing and higher education. You may also need to travel abroad as part of your destiny.

South Node In The Fourth House

You are comfortable with your gifts from past lives related to intuition, nurturing others, and creating a secure household. Your destiny is often focused on your public image and reputation and also to refine your career path.

South Node In The Fifth House

You are born with gifts of creativity, optimism, and confidence and you have a gift for inspiring others, especially young people. Your destiny involves branching out of your comfort zone and channeling your creativity and serving society as part of a group or organizational grassroots effort to bring futuristic changes.

South Node In The Sixth House

You are born with a gift for noticing details and easily establishing routines that help you maintain health and order. Your destiny involves expanding beyond your plans and routines so that you can further explore spirituality and emotional healing and may involve connection to hospitals and places of healing and transformation.

South Node In The Seventh House

The South Node placed in the seventh house makes it easy for you to feel comfortable in romantic relationships and partnerships. You may depend on the assistance of a partner to help you navigate through your life.

However, your destiny requires you to become more conscious of your individuality and unique ambitions. You are called to evolve and take risks to stand out as a leader.

South Node In The Eighth House

You have a natural gift of appreciating your own authority and power and may exude sexual energy. Manifestation work and attracting what you need from others comes naturally to you.

Evolving to achieve your destiny requires you to become clearer and firmer about your desires and set a foundation including boundaries in the material realm. You may be called to be more concrete about your finances, health, and boundaries in relationships with others.

South Node In The Ninth House

You have a natural gift for higher wisdom related to philosophy, spirituality, and morality and come into this lifetime with a broad awareness of how to help inspire others.

Your destiny involves channeling this wisdom into conversation, writing, teaching, and communication on a more mundane level. You are compelled to further develop your gifts for communication so you can share your abstract ideas.

South Node In The Tenth House

You have a gift from other lives that helps you to naturally serve others as a public figure. You gravitate toward a career as you are comfortable working to establish a solid foundation.

But your destiny involves expanding beyond your comfort zone and becoming more sensitive and vulnerable. You are called to develop your intuitive connection to others and your destiny may involve home and family.

South Node In The Eleventh House

You are naturally gifted at perceiving futuristic trends and using your connection to large organizations and groups to bring about dramatic social change.

Your destiny requires you to step up to the plate as a leader and to differentiate from the anonymity of the crowd. You may experience your destiny when you use your individual talents and express yourself through the arts.

South Node In The Twelfth House

You are comfortable using your psychic gifts and spiritual wisdom to help heal others. You can be caring and compassionate and it is easy for you to empathize with others.

You are compelled to strive for a destiny related to your work and may have to learn to institute boundaries to help prevent you from becoming enmeshed with others. Your destiny also involves growing to appreciate routines, and details, and putting practical measures into place to support your goals.

Read next: How To Communicate Better With Your Partner, Based On Your Mercury Sign

Final Thoughts

Now that you understand the importance of the South Node, you have an important tool for making sense of your best talents and comforts.

You know which talents you need to draw on in order to achieve your destiny, and this is crucial to succeeding in love.

Sometimes your love is true but your destinies may not easily align.

Do you still need help finding the Lunar Nodes in your Natal Chart? I can help you to identify where these important points are.

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Wishing you all the luck in the Universe.

Your friend and Relationship Astrologer,

Anna Kovach



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