Forget Your Sun Sign: Your Node Pairing Sheds Light on Your Life Path
Our north and south nodes indicate our greatest life lessons: where we are headed, what we must learn, and lessons we’ve already mastered. The nodes work as a pair and always land in zodiac signs that oppose each other. (For example, if your north node is in Aquarius, your south node is in Leo.) The nodes are mathematical points calculated based on your birth chart—with the north node showing us where we’re headed, and the south node showing us where we’ve already been. Here’s a cheat sheet to your karmic destiny—complete with areas of focus, and suggestions on what to release to make the most out of this lifetime.
Aries North Node/Libra South Node
Focus (Aries North Node)
Your individuality and sense of self is your gift. Embracing leadership is key. Learn to prioritize your needs over the needs of others—self-care isn’t selfish. Find comfort in being alone. Take risks and learn to express your anger and concerns in a healthy manner.
Release (Libra South Node)
It’s likely you were a serial monogamist in a past life—let go of the need to be in a partnership. Codependence can cause problems. Embrace challenges even if it means being uncomfortable. Stop putting others before yourself. Learn to fight your own battles—there is no need to keep the peace and harmony at all times. The ability to be direct (not passive aggressive) and express when you’re upset will serve you well in this lifetime.
Libra North Node/Aries South Node
Focus (Libra North Node)
Finding inner balance is key in your journey—as is learning to cooperate within group settings. Commitment will be a large theme in your life—compromise and meeting a partner in the middle will be prevalent. Having patience and learning to not act impulsively will also serve you well in the long run.
Release (Aries South Node)
Anger will be a huge piece of the puzzle and will require you to channel aggressive behaviors, reactions, and tendencies in a healthy manner. Embrace the idea of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes—stop thinking about yourself and your needs first. You do matter, but so do others. Learn to ask for help—it’s not that hard, just do it, and do so with an open heart. No one’s ego will be shattered. Find inner balance and the strength to weigh decisions and the possible outcomes/consequences before acting.
Taurus North Node/Scorpio South Node
Focus (Taurus North Node)
Find pleasure in the simple things. Develop routines that feed your soul and keep you aligned. Lead with honesty. The urge to be a provider will be overwhelming in this lifetime—there is a desire to take care of yourself and others. Embrace challenges—hard work pays off. Find hobbies that keep you grounded. Explore your earthly five senses.
Release (Scorpio South Node)
Stop using manipulation and/or excessive strategizing to get ahead. Sex is not a weapon, and shouldn’t be treated as one. Intimacy is powerful—be thoughtful and mindful about who you let in. Learn to share your truth and be vulnerable. Release holding onto information for power. Put an end to calculating behavior and embrace a work ethic that will make you proud.
Scorpio North Node/Taurus South Node
Focus (Scorpio North Node)
It’s time to start looking beyond your senses—into the deeper realms of spirituality. Look out for and recognize synchronicities in the universe and the deep mystery it possesses. Be generous with your earnings and your possessions. When others offer you help, embrace the notion and express gratitude. Don’t push people away.
Release (Taurus South Node)
Catering to your five earthly senses can lead to overindulgence. Release any attachment to material possessions and the desire to overindulge. Learn to accept that there are some things that can’t be explained—leave your practical need to define everything behind. Let go of fears around trying new things—learn to venture outside your comfort zone.
Gemini North Node/Sagittarius South Node
Focus (Gemini North Node)
Embrace risk-taking and joining new groups. Find hobbies that encourage your adaptability, communication, and collaboration. There is beauty in living in the moment—embrace it. Hone your listening skills.
Release (Sagittarius South Node)
Save multi-tasking for when it’s necessary—if you rely on it, nothing will be completed effectively. Pause before turning toward impetuous decision-making, and don’t assume you know the entire story without taking the time to listen first. Stop minimizing others with your arrogance. The desire to overindulge must be routinely put in check. Keeping too many options open will hold you back.
Sagittarius North Node/Gemini South Node
Focus (Sagittarius North Node)
Leave your home behind and embrace exploration and travel. If you have questions, answer them yourself and learn. Join a class or lecture. Learn to take risks. Make friends in other countries—learn the beauty in diversity. Focus on the bigger picture.
Release (Gemini South Node)
Manipulation and honesty can be an issue here. There’s a tendency to rely on gossip to make connections. Find and nurture deep and meaningful relationships. Learn to stick with an idea and see it through to the end. Find comfort in yourself—release co-dependent behaviors.
Cancer North Node/Capricorn South Node
Focus (Cancer North Node)
Allow yourself to feel and embrace your various emotional states. Family is a priority that will lead to significant healing. Self-care is necessary—as is surrounding yourself with others who are nurturing and compassionate. Establish heart-felt connections that allow you to grow emotionally and spiritually.
Release (Capricorn South Node)
The tendency to be the best or hardest working has to go. Your accomplishments do not define you. Overworking will isolate you and leave you unfulfilled emotionally. Release the need to make practical decisions rather than following your intuition. There is power in what you feel. You may have issues with your mom that you need to work through. Stop letting your public image define you.
Capricorn North Node/Cancer South Node
Focus (Capricorn North Node)
A fulfilling profession can enhance your sense of self. Embrace a goal-oriented mentality, learn to prioritize, and strengthen your time management skills. Issues with your father are a focus: you can work through this by searching for a deeper understanding of his role in your life. Live and lead confidently in your public life and decision-making.
Release (Cancer South Node)
It’s time for someone else to take care of you. Release the need to nurture others and to take on too much. There can be an extreme fear of emotional abandonment. Let go of passive behaviors and the tendency to lead with shyness. Be confident in who you are and your place in this world. There can be an issue of codependence here, and an incredibly strong attachment to one’s mother.
Leo North Node/Aquarius South Node
Focus (Leo North Node)
Expressing yourself is key—learn to embrace your individuality and expression of self. Lead with your heart and don’t be fearful of showering those who you love with public displays of affection. Gift giving can be a way you end up showing you care—thoughtful gifts and spoiling those nearest and dearest to you will bring you great joy. Don’t be afraid of top executives—you’re on their level and have the power and courage to co-exist with them.
Release (Aquarius South Node)
The tendency to react in an emotionally cold demeanor needs to go, as does the desire to be liked and accepted by everyone. Group activities can produce excellent growth, but if you are lost in the crowd and keep others at a distance, there is little to no benefit. Stop over-intellectualizing every situation. Find and make a home—commitment and establishing roots can be powerful.
Aquarius North Node/Leo South Node
Focus (Aquarius North Node)
Don’t be afraid if you’re not the center of attention—playing a role in a group, whether the attention is on you or not, can offer critical lessons. Release the “me” mentality—ask for and accept help. Wonderful ideas are born through collaboration. Find a deeper meaning in your purpose that impacts not just yourself, but others on a macro-level. Do not respond to drama with drama—let go of over-emotional responses. Focus on others. Embrace new, innovative ideas.
Release (Leo South Node)
Like a moth to a flame, you’ve got to start avoiding drama—especially when it isn’t your business in the first place. Selfish tendencies and focusing on your needs as a priority must go. Learn who earns your loyalty—not everyone is deserving. Vanity and materialism are two faults that every king and queen must sacrifice for the greater good—and, in this case, the betterment of yourself.
Virgo North Node/Pisces South Node
Focus (Virgo North Node)
Use logic to problem solve. Own up to your mistakes and take interest in analyzing what went wrong in order to produce better results next time. Develop the patience necessary to pay attention to details and work on technical skills. Communicate clearly and with purpose. Hold yourself accountable for your actions and hold others accountable for their actions. Find beauty in daily routines.
Release (Pisces South Node)
Being lost in daydreams and fantasy will set you back—you’re easily charmed, and it can lead to excessive emotional manipulation. Disorganization will lead you nowhere—fine-tuning and paying attention to the details will pay off. Self-pity isn’t a good look—stop making sacrifices for others and putting their needs before your own. Own your flaws and stop making excuses.
Pisces North Node/Virgo South Node
Focus (Pisces North Node)
Let your creativity flow! This is a place where your intuition and imagination rule. Focus on developing and honing your inner voice and psychic abilities. Trust and let go of the need to be in control. Find a way or therapy to process your emotions in a healthy way—otherwise, alcohol/substance abuse can be prevalent. Stop looking for escapes, focus on your inner artist, and heal others through your creativity.
Release (Virgo South Node)
The need or desire to be perfect can be debilitating. Overthinking can lead you to overindulge via vices or cause you to self-medicate. It’s time to employ a healthy way to harness and handle your anxiety. The need to micromanage and existing in a negative mindset can lead to isolation. Your words can hurt others—be careful how you use them. Don’t overindulge in gossip.
Story art by Joel Filipe