Your North Node, Destiny, and Aspects: Outer Planets
Many of us are drawn to explore our birth charts to access a deeper understanding and acceptance of who we really are—the characteristics and flaws that make us uniquely human and uniquely us. By studying our birth chart, we are able to recognize reoccurring patterns in our life, from the way we dress to the way we nurture ourselves, how we act in relationships, and even our destiny in this lifetime.
The ways in which each of our planets interacts and forms aspects with one another in our birth chart reveal our more complex and specific characteristics, traumas, and strengths. The north node, in particular, is one of the most important parts of our birth chart, as it shows us what we are working toward—our karmic destiny during this iteration of life.
We’ve already gone over what it means when someone’s personal planet (sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars) aspects their north node. Here, we’ll look at what it means when one of the outer planets, which tend to define our unconscious side, forms an aspect with your north node in a conjunction, opposition, square, trine, or sextile.
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For the most part, when the planet of luck meets our north node, we can expect a lucky life. Very similar to the sun-north node conjunction, this person may feel that they are frequently in the right place at the right time, running into the right people or connections. It can indicate someone who has already paid their karmic debts in a past life and is now here to enjoy. With Jupiter there is always optimism, but we want to look out for overindulgence. This is an overall positive placement that encourages growth through knowledge and spirituality.
The softer aspects will reveal a person who loves to travel and who will never stop learning. Consuming information and knowledge is a full-time job. Born with an optimistic outlook, this attitude will prove to deliver many opportunities. There is a teacher aspect with Jupiter, and with the trine and sextile it could indicate someone who would make an excellent mentor or advisor.
The opposition and square will ask you to center yourself. Reality checks are important because there is a tendency to get lost in boundless optimism. The opposition in particular suggests that you are already entering this life with a spiritual or intellectual purpose that you feel confident about. While it may feel like a leg up, don’t let it hold you back. There’s always more to learn. We are always evolving.
This is an incredibly karmic placement—both the nodes and Saturn rule karmic areas in our charts. When the two combine it shows us that the choices you are here to make, the people you meet, and your experiences are all directly linked to your karmic past. This conjunction can pose problems—it can encourage a fear of change. Responsibility and maturity are ultimately your life’s greatest purpose. You’re here to do work and to be the best version of yourself.
The trine and the sextile reveal a very hard worker—someone who isn’t afraid to go after his or her dreams. You have incredible discipline and self-control and hardly let anything get in your way. You’re able to balance the fun in your life with a mature outlook. Your growth comes from the ability to stick to a long-term plan and see it through until the end.
The opposition shows us that you’ve entered this life from the very start with a great deal of responsibility. Your path to growth will come from learning to let go of your rigid thinking and patterns. There is beauty in freedom. The square indicates that you will experience growth the most when people or situations challenge your structure. This is incredibly tricky, as Saturn energy is tough. But it shapes us and teaches us to be indestructible.
Your growth comes from freedom and innovation—letting go of the status quo. With erratic Uranus conjunct the north node, you’re here to find a calling that shakes you to your core and your job is to help introduce it to the masses. You can have a huge effect on humankind and will likely find yourself curious about activism. You look at the world on a macroscale and can help introduce new ways of thinking, science, or technology
You’re quite innovative and well-prepared to deal with life’s challenges thanks to your adaptability. You’re not someone who’s rigid; you’re incredibly open-minded. Your individuality may be the strongest identifying factor in your personality. There can be a struggle with freedom and partnership with this placement, but the two can coexist.
The opposition can indicate extreme intelligence—you’ve entered this life with knowledge. Your intelligence won’t be measured by the typically standards—you’re more of the creative genius type. Sometimes people aren’t ready for your line of thought, as you can be a little too far ahead of the curve. There can be a tendency to rebel for no real reason. You might find you experiences periods of sudden energy bursts and creativity.
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With the conjunction, it is your duty to share your artistic talents with the world. This is how you will feel the most fulfilled during your life’s course. Neptune always brings with it a dash of intuition and with a strong conjunction, you may be put on this planet to develop and hone your psychic skills. It also rules celebrity and Hollywood—if there is a desire to be famous, this could easily be achieved with this aspect. You must avoid escapism and drug addiction—there can be problems getting lost in Neptune’s fog.
With a soft aspect from Neptune, your life path revolves around exploring your spirituality. The greatest growth will come when you seek the deepest answers. You have strong intuition and generally lead with empathy. You can heal others through art—painting, singing, dancing, writing, etc.
The opposition can make you a very shy person—there is a need to stay out of the limelight. In a past life, you may have been a spiritual healer. You were born into this life with intuitive gifts. This is a sensitive placement that fuels a lot of emotion. You may feel like an outcast, and the use of drugs or alcohol should be avoided. Substance dependency can be a real issue. You will experience the greatest growth through your creativity and sharing your artistic talents with others.
The conjunction lends you great amounts of passion and determination. You will have natural influence over others and can bring intense transformation to whatever area of life you decide to focus your energy on. You can become quite obsessive about your career with this placement, so getting lost in work should be avoided—you’ll need to manage your work-life balance. There’s a lot happening under the surface with this aspect, but ultimately you possess extreme power to bring about change and that is your destiny.
Pluto has a deep sense of knowing, and with a soft and kind aspect like a trine or sextile, this will increase your intuitive abilities. You feel deeply and there’s no easy way to say this: You will face challenges. Fortunately, your intuition will guide you—trust in yourself and listen to your inner voice. Your staying power is strong and there truly is no feat you can’t face.
The opposition shows us someone who is deep and thoughtful—you never take anything at face value. There’s much more to be explored underneath the surface. You likely had to grow up young and situations from your childhood taught you how to be self-reliant. With the square as well, you must be careful not to lead with manipulation and let obsessive behaviors rule your livelihood. Welcoming change will bring you the greatest reward.
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