The Lunar Nodes are very important aspects of the birth chart analysis. The symbolism attributed to the Nodes focuses not only on Western Astrology but also on Vedic or Indian Astrology.
The Lunar Nodes are very important aspects of the birth chart analysis. The symbolism attributed to the Nodes focuses not only on Western Astrology but also on Vedic or Indian Astrology. The Nodes of the Moon are the North Node and the South Node. The latter is the expression of the path that leads to the past.
While the North Node represents life purpose and growth potential, the South Node represents everything that happened, the legacy of the past. The Nodes are one of the astrological elements that allow us to interpret the current manifestations of the personality and glimpse the difficulties that delay or impede the soul's progress.
What is the South Node's Meaning in Astrology and the Astral Chart?
The South Node represents everything that happened: the habits of childhood or past lives. The sun sign and the house (a sign of the Zodiac) where the South Node was at birth indicate how we tend to face life. By referring to a past already traveled and known, this Node is related to family activities and, therefore, less challenging for the soul.
If you make your birth chart, the influence of experiences and past lives is represented by the house and aspects of the South Node. This is the old part of the psyche, where the questions to be clarified reside. It is also where survival strategies were formulated, and emotional stimuli and automatic reactions met. The skills that the soul knows are in the South Node.
As in the South Node, everything seems natural, easy, and comfortable; we risk being trapped in the past. This is a comfort zone, where the soul stops and stagnates. We can get bored, limited, stagnant, and without energy. It is also where unconscious compulsions and inflexible behaviors originate that tend to cause breakdown and destruction.
In present relationships, the position of the South Node in the birth chart reflects or indicates past life connections or commitments. Relationships that seem fatal or inevitable generally have a strong connection to the South Node. Aspects related to the Node can become more interesting if an eclipse occurs or according to the relationship between the sun sign and the house of the Node.
In Chinese Astrology, the Nodes of the Moon are represented by a dragon. The North Node corresponds to the head (Dragon Head) and the South Node to its tail (Dragon Tail). Seen in this way, the symbolism attributed to each of the Nodes is understood: the North is the point where the food is ingested; the south is the point where the waste is expelled.
What Does the South Node Represent in the Signs of the Zodiac?
It means that the soul has learned to have courage and to be an individual "I," but it needs to give up egocentricity and selfishness. You need to know how to listen more carefully to the needs of others and to be responsible.
The South Node in Taurus means that the soul has learned to be more flexible and support others, decentralizing itself. He still has to leave behind the feeling of ownership and attachment to material goods.
It means that the soul has learned to care for others and to free itself from the excessive weight of the past. Now you must leave the feeling of ownership behind and learn to look to the future without the shackles of the past.
It means that the soul has learned to relate and not depend so much on others. It would help if you lost the tendency to take second place in relationships. It carries with it the ability to reconcile interests and mediate conflicts.
It means that the soul went through trauma and drama and has learned not to let itself be controlled by others. You must learn to move forward, despite the emotional pain you experienced and carry your ability to overcome and survive into the future.
It means that the soul has gained authority. It would help if you left behind your dominant tendency and desire to control everything and everyone. It carries the values of work and commitment to achieving your goals.
In Pisces, the South Node means that the soul has merged with itself and the universal energies. He must leave behind the victim-martyr-savior pattern and carry to the afterlife the awareness that he is an integral part of the Divine.