Our North Node and Purpose in This Lifetime

Our North Node and Purpose in This Lifetime

Hey everyone! It’s Penny here. I hope you are okay.

Today’s topic will be a different one, and I’m really excited about it.

Ever since I was a little kid, I found planning very hard.

I was never able to keep up with my tasks. I really struggled with using planners. I hated timetables. Instead of following a schedule, I always preferred to go with the flow. But of course, this became very hard when I was preparing for the university entrance exam. Then, I needed to to create my own schedule.

Later, I found out that when I was interested in astrology, I learnt about the north and south nodes.

So, what are the north and south nodes?

The north node means what we need to master in this life time, whereas the south node is what we already mastered in our previous lives.

Our north node represents our destiny in this lifetime, our life path. It is what must be done to fulfill the soul’s purpose. Since it represents what soul must become, it is unknown and not always a comfortable territory.

Since our south node is what is natural to us, the soul inevitably falls back into the south node. The south node represents a getaway to the past. It is an ancient part of our psyche. It is where the abilities of the soul reside.

The challenge of our lives is to take the positive traits of our south node and leave behind the negative ones. If you believe in karma, the south node can tell us about what we dealt with the most in our previous life or reincarnation. Or if you don’t believe in reincarnation, it can also be said that the south node is our innate capacity, something we were born with.

The north node and south node are opposites of each other. For example, if your north node is in 4th house, this means your south node is will be in the opposite house, which is the 10th house.

This is reasonable since these lunar nodes are also opposing in nature.

Photo by Luis Clas on Pexels.

I experienced an epiphany when I learned about my north node sign! It was Virgo!

So, Virgo in astrology is related to planning, structuring, and liking things just right in order. If we go back to my planner example, we can actually see that I felt the urge to plan things, but I couldn’t, since my south node was my familiar zone, and my soul had a subconscious way of wanting to stay there.

If the north node is in Virgo, it means that south node is in Pisces. Pisces represents dreams, going with the flow, a more spiritual view, and feeling more connected with the Universe.

I’ll be now talking and explaining about north and south nodes in signs! Let’s go!

North Node Aries/ South Node Libra: The path of self-development. The soul is trying to learn to be separate, self-sufficient and shine as an individual, since there was a lack of self in previous lifetime.

North Node Taurus/ South Node Scorpio: The path of inner security. The soul is learning that true strength comes from awareness of the Self.

Problems related to security can arise, since the soul has been through hardships( south node Scorpio) and has a lot of emotional pain, so it can be hard to find a secure place in this reincarnation.

North Node Gemini/ South Node Sagittarius: The path of effective communication. The soul is learning to express itself in this lifetime, without vagueness. This is the Soul’s path of truth.

The soul in the past lifetime explored many beliefs and expanded its horizons. Now it must simply learn to be.

North Node Cancer/South Node in Capricorn: This is the path of nurture. The soul is learning to nurture and take care for itself and those around it. Since the south node is in Capricorn, the soul has gained authority in the past lifetime and still has a tendency to control everything.

North Node Leo/ South Node Aquarius: In this lifetime, the soul is learning to shine. This is the path of the heart and trusting its talents. South Node in Aquarius means that the soul worked for humanity in the past life, but now it needs to leave the tendency to be a rebel and simply become its unique self.

North Node Virgo/ South Node Pisces: The path of service. The soul is learning to help others without the thought of recognition. In the previous life, the soul might have been involved in martyr-victim situations. Now, it is time to leave these patterns.

North Node Libra/ South Node Aries: The path of relationships. The soul is learning how to be an equal partner in relationships, since in the past lifetime the soul was self-centered was separate as a Self.

North Node Scorpio/ South Node Taurus: The path of mastering power. The soul is learning how to use its power for the good. This is also the path of self-mastery.

North Node Sagittarius/ South Node Gemini: The path of expanding your horizon. The soul is on a journey for knowledge of true meaning behind the universe. ( You might think about The Fool card in Tarot 🙂

North Node Capricorn/ South Node Cancer: The soul must learn to listen to its own authority rather than the authority figures it has formerly relied upon.

The soul has learned to nurture and care for others but must now leave possessiveness and attachment in the past.

North Node Aquarius/ South Node Leo: The soul is assisting the evolution of humanity. It must leave the use of emotional games and pride behind and serve humanity.

North Node Pisces/ South Node Virgo: This is the path of enlightenment. The soul is seeking oneness and must learn the difference between this and atonement. This is the path that leads back to the divine. The soul has learned how to serve others and must leave behind the search for perfection.

Here’s how you can calculate your north and south nodes!


That’s all for this post, everyone! Let’s meet in the comments down below. Did you know about your north and south node?

Until next time,

Penny x

Header picture credits: Yan Krukov on Pexels.

37 responses to “Our North Node and Purpose in This Lifetime”

  1. This was so interesting. I didn’t know anything about North and South nodes before. It was really fascinating. It is something I am going to look into a bit more and explore. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren – bournemouthgirl x

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  2. I knew I was a Pisces north node but didn’t know what it meant! This is so interesting! I’m also a Pisces sun and virgo moon.


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  3. I’ve never heard of anything like this before, so reading this post was absolutely fascinating to me. I’m glad I got a chance to learn about the north and south nodes. I’ll have to calculate my own and learn more about them!

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  4. This was such an interesting read! I hadn’t heard of North and South Nodes before but I checked out the link and my North Node is Taurus, and what you explained about that makes a lot of sense – I’ve had a lot of issues with security in the past in particular! Thank you so much for sharing a fascinating post x

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  5. Ah loved this, what a great explanation of what nodes mean and what the different axis can tell about our purpose ❤️ You are doing amazingly to tap into your north node xx

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  6. I love that you link the site so I can go check out my north and south nodes! I am fascinated by this concept, especially in the link between the two and how a healthy balance positively impacts our lives. 🙂


  7. This is the first I’ve read about the North and South nodes but you definitely have caught my interest! Thanks for sharing about it.


  8. Node is very interesting concept. Never heard of north or south node. But you are on point with the North Node Virgo sign. Most of us love structure and organization. Interesting read

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