The South Node in Astrology

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Energy Point Type: Calculated Point
No Rulership
Key Phrase: Energetic Habit to Release

South Node symbol
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The North Node and the South Node oppose one another exactly and work in tandem; they express themselves through two Signs and act most powerfully in two areas of your life based on the Houses they occupy.

The South Node represents your Energetic Habit to Release in this lifetime. Its placement in Sign and House reveals how and where we have behaviors that feel the safest, and where we can become trapped. In fact, we need to move away from those energies in order to grow.

Consider a person with the South Node in Libra in the 12th House. Libra is an Air sign and its expression is analytical, strategic, and curious. In Libra, the Element acts judgmentally, decisively, and neutrally. So, this person’s key phrase is “Your Energetic Habit to Release manifests through your analytical and balanced quest for and attraction to harmonious and logical spirituality.” In short, they need to let go of their analytical view of spirituality in order to embrace a more independent and functional role in day-to-day life (Aries in the 6th House).

This section will look at all 12 Sign and House placements for the South Node. It is important to make a clear distinction between the Sign and House. While it is correct that each Zodiac Sign rules a particular House, it is vital not to conflate the two.

The South Node in Aries is not the same as South Node in the 1st House even though Aries rules the first House. A person with the South Node in Aries has a Habit to Release tied to independent and maverick behavior regardless of House placement. Someone with the South Node in the 1st House has a Habit to Release tied to figuring oneself out and working on identity issues over the course of his or her lifetime.

South Node in the Signs

Think of the South Node as your karmic lesson, something you need to recognize, accept, and release. your comfort zone or “fallback position”, which can all too easily become a place or behavior you use to hide from the world and stagnate. The South Node is the representative of your fear.

South Node in Aries

Individuals with the South Node in Aries need to release the fear that they must “go it alone”. These people can become trapped in careers, relationships, and families that reinforce them to be assertive, direct, impulsive, fearless, and impatient instead of helping them to grow to be engaging, charming, appealing, impartial, considerate, cooperative, and compliant.

South Node in Taurus

Individuals with the South Node in Taurus need to release the fear that they cannot be safe unless they are rooted and bound to tradition. These people become trapped in careers, relationships, and families that reinforce them to be steadfast, reliable, responsible, conservative, resistant to change, and stubborn instead of helping them to grow to be erotic, passionate, powerful, controlling, dangerous, manipulative, and regenerative.

South Node in Gemini

Individuals with the South Node in Gemini need to release the fear that they cannot be safe unless keep an open mind and perpetually learning something new. These people become trapped in careers, relationships, and families that reinforce them to be constant students, diverse but not deep, curious, inquisitive, and witty instead of helping them to grow to be enthusiastic, philosophical, persuasive, expansive, and authoritative.

South Node in Cancer

Individuals with the South Node in Cancer need to release the fear that they cannot be safe they are taking care of others. These people become trapped in careers, relationships, and families that reinforce them to be caring, protective, receptive, reactive, sentimental, and vulnerable instead of helping them to grow to be serious, formal, realistic, exacting, organized, and conservative.

South Node in Leo

Individuals with the South Node in Leo need to release the fear that they cannot be safe unless they are always getting attention. These people become trapped in careers, relationships, and families that reinforce them to be proud, confident, expressive, dramatic, showy, and egocentric instead of helping them to grow to be detached, objective, original, eccentric, broadminded, rebellious, and humanitarian.

South Node in Virgo

Individuals with the South Node in Virgo need to release the fear that they cannot be safe unless they are perfect and understand every detail of a situation. These people become trapped in careers, relationships, and families that reinforce them to be technical, precise, systematic, orderly, discriminating, critical, and meticulous instead of helping them to grow to be flexible, adaptable, yielding, empathic, forgiving, and intuitive.

South Node in Libra

Individuals with the South Node in Libra need to release the fear that they cannot be safe unless they are in a relationship. These people become trapped in careers, relationships, and families that reinforce them to be engaging, charming, appealing, impartial, considerate, cooperative, and compliant instead of helping them to grow to be assertive, direct, impulsive, fearless, and impatient.

South Node in Scorpio

Individuals with the South Node in Scorpio need to release the fear that they cannot be safe unless they have power over others. These people become trapped in careers, relationships, and families that reinforce them to be erotic, passionate, powerful, controlling, dangerous, manipulative, and regenerative instead of helping them to grow to be steadfast, reliable, responsible, conservative, resistant to change, and supportive.

South Node in Sagittarius

Individuals with the South Node in Sagittarius need to release the fear that they cannot be safe unless they are authoritarian or a “know-it-all”. These people become trapped in careers, relationships, and families that reinforce them to be enthusiastic, philosophical, persuasive, expansive, and excessive instead of helping them to grow to be mentally studious, agile, curious, inquisitive, and open-minded.

South Node in Capricorn

Individuals with the South Node in Capricorn need to release the fear that they cannot be safe unless they constantly achieve. These people become trapped in careers, relationships, and families that reinforce them to be serious, formal, realistic, exacting, organized, and conservative instead of helping them to grow to be caring, protective, receptive, reactive, sentimental, and vulnerable.

South Node in Aquarius

Individuals with the South Node in Aquarius need to release the fear that they cannot be safe unless they are part of a tribe. These people become trapped in careers, relationships, and families that reinforce them to be detached, objective, original, eccentric, broadminded, rebellious, and humanitarian instead of helping them to grow to be proud, confident, expressive, dramatic, showy, and egocentric.

South Node in Pisces

Individuals with the South Node in Pisces need to release the fear that they cannot be safe unless they have a great purpose. These people become trapped in careers, relationships, and families that reinforce them to be sacrificial, yielding, empathic, forgiving, and intuitive instead of helping them to grow to be technical, precise, systematic, orderly, discriminating, critical, and meticulous.

South Node in The 12 Houses

The Houses represent different areas of our lives and how we “quest” or work or solve problems in those areas. The Sign ruling each House is determined by the time of birth, which is why it is so important. When a Point occupies a House, the focus of the House becomes amplified by the nature and intent of the point. This next section will look at the South Node in each House.

South Node in the 1st House (of Identity)

Individuals with the South Node in the 1st House will have a Habit to Release bound to their identity and the development of the Self. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Taurus rules the 1st House, then the individual will resist changes to his or her identity through physical needs, the pursuit of financial security, and the accumulation of resources.

South Node in the 2nd House (of Resources and Security)

Individuals with the South Node in the 2nd House will have a Habit to Release bound to their safety, security, and their body. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Sagittarius rules the 2nd House, then the individual will resist changes to his or her beliefs about the way to get their needs met.

South Node in the 3rd House (of Communication)

Individuals with the South Node in the 3rd House will have a Habit to Release bound to trying to understand the world around them and successfully communicate with others. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Cancer rules the 3rd House, then the individual will resist changes to his or her feelings about how to interpret and communicate with people in their daily life.

South Node in the 4th House (of Family)

Individuals with the South Node in the 4th House will have a Habit to Release bound to trying to learn lessons from and build his or her family. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Aquarius rules the 4th House, then the individual will resist changes to family norms and his or her role in the family.

South Node in the 5th House (of Creativity)

Individuals with the South Node in the 5th House will have a Habit to Release bound to trying to express themselves in ways that build their reputation and recognition. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Virgo rules the 5th House, then the individual will resist changes to the methods and patterns of his or her performance and creativity.

South Node in the 6th House (of Service)

Individuals with the South Node in the 6th House will have a Habit to Release bound to service, health, and day-to-day work. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Aries rules the 6th House, then the individual will resist working with others and being part of a team.

South Node in the 7th House (of Partnerships)

Individuals with the South Node in the 7th House will have a Habit to Release bound to forming relationships and learning from others, as well as teaching others. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Scorpio rules the 7th House, then the individual will resist stability in relationships, constantly looking for or causing upheaval.

South Node in the 8th House (of Intimacy)

Individuals with the South Node in the 8th House will have a Habit to Release bound to trying to understand power, change, and sexuality. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Gemini rules the 8th House, then the individual will resist a consistent expression of sexuality and commitment in intimate relationships.

South Node in the 9th House (of Mastership)

Individuals with the South Node in the 9th House will have a Habit to Release bound to exploring the world broadly and deeply, using scholarship and belief as tools of study. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Capricorn rules the 9th House, then the individual will resist changes to their goals and ambitions, clinging to old beliefs and philosophies.

South Node in the 10th House (of Career)

Individuals with the South Node in the 10th House will have a Habit to Release bound to accomplishment, measurable success, and material prosperity. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Leo rules the 10th House, then the individual will resist changes to their creativity, performance, and the pursuit of recognition to become prosperous and shape his or her career.

South Node in the 11th House (of Community)

Individuals with the South Node in the 11th House will have a Habit to Release bound to the community and the search to fit in and help society thrive. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Pisces rules the 11th House, then the individual will resist alternate beliefs from other communities, embracing tribalism instead.

South Node in the 12th House (of Spirituality)

Individuals with the South Node in the 12th House will have a Habit to Release bound to spiritual pursuits, finding and living one’s purpose, and connecting the divine with the material. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Libra rules the 12th House, then the individual will resist changes to his or her beliefs by constantly analyzing and negotiating, but never deciding.

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