North Node in 10th House

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Traditionally, the north node in 10th house placement denotes great worldly success but troubles at home.

You came into this lifetime owing karma to your family.  You may work exceptionally hard to provide and care for them.  You should know you will rarely find appreciation.  You were especially sensitive to your mother and early surroundings.  However, you will identify with your father as you grow older.  As an adult carrier of the north node in 10th house, you may have one child in particular who demands your energy and attention but who returns little to you.  Your spouse is likely to be absent as a parent, emotionally or literally.

Your family’s needs never seem to dissipate.  You may feel forever bogged down by your responsibilities to them.  This may include your responsibilities to the family of man, as well, since you tend to “adopt” new acquaintances.  You probably find you everyone with whom you interact into a family member.   This leaves you spending a great deal of energy.  This energy is from trying to balance your need to do things for yourself with your need to do things for others.   You attract and create these experiences to develop maturity.

Maturity means understanding the emotional needs of others.  Once you “get” this lesson that comes with the north node in 10th house, your worldly success will come more easily.  Later in life you will relish the opportunity to provide stability and shelter for those who are in need.  Until then, however, you must guard against resenting those dependent on you.  You must resist the urge to let family issues keep you from developing your full potential.

To speed you spiritual growth, be disciplined about a positive outlook. Go out of your way to expand your circle beyond your blood relations.  Even if you are financially independent, you must work.  This is the path to achieving the authority you so greatly desire.

As you make your way in the world, be wary of any unconscious tendencies towards classism or nepotism.   Also be aware of how your family values may have shaped your ideas about career.  Having the north node in 10th house, you are deeply and psychically connected to your family.  This gives you the energy to go out into the cold cruel world.  Your task is to forge your own path.

It may help you to think deeply about the difference between status and vocation.  While you can daydream that success and power will come to you in a certain way, what you have really incarnated to do in this lifetime is find something valuable to do for the group.   When you make a substantial contribution to society, you will earn the authority you seek.

More than anyone else, natives with this placement of the north node in 10th house feel a sense of destiny.  It can be particularly difficult for women to channel this energy, depending on their circumstances.  This is because the individual’s self-esteem comes from work and the achievement of goals, not domestic activities.  If you know a woman quietly pushing to break the glass ceiling in her career, she probably has North Node in 10th House.  Others with the north node in 10th house placement include her sisters Geraldine Ferraro and Eleanor Roosevelt.  Also, Amelia Earhart, Mary Tyler Moore, Margaret Mead, Sarah Palin, and Penny Marshall share the placement.

You spent plenty of lifetimes in seclusion, meditating and pondering your soul’s development.  This will be balanced in the current incarnation with lots of social activity. Though you are shy and a natural introvert, you will find your greatest happiness climbing the ladder of success.  It may take the first forty years of your life to find the delicate balance between family and ambition that will allow you to focus on your career.  Once you figure that out, the world is your oyster as the proud carrier of the north node in 10th house.

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24 Responses to North Node in 10th House

  1.' Crystal

    My NN is in my 10th house in leo…28 degrees…right when the total eclipse is tomorrow…hahaha…should I be concerned?

  2.' Oshun

    I got to say that this description of the 10th house was a bit unsettling. Sometimes you have to be wary of astrologers describing in only a negative way. With anything there’s balance. That’s life’s way. Just as your sign has positives and negatives, so does your planets and nodes in which ever house there in. Why did who ever wrote this not add the positive side of the nn in the tenth? It’s strengths. I’m not saying it rubbish or anything. Just that make sure you keep self love and real success and power is from self not from outer sources. I agree that there’s something with family. I don’t talk to my mother or father but the point is to learn. From troubles with my parents I learned that real authority is self authority. People see that in me and don’t try me. If they do, they firmlfirmly get out back in there place. These circumstances what she described, wont happen if you you know your worth, know you have the power and self love.

  3.' rosin

    my mean north node moon at my natal charter is at 022.29 and my True Node 1.51.1.D also in Aquarius
    . My Asc at .9.22 in Aquarius. my 7 house in Leo now progressive Mean and True moon nodes in 12 house along with Chiron. AND PROBLEMS I HAVE WIHT A GROUP week they change to reform the org for better they resist and abused their position against me now i took them to court wonder what is happened no judgement is out yet, i seek justice and change which will benefit me and others now and in the future. wonder what is to happen . all that happened to me is been very painfull. any help ?

  4.' Lana Whitney

    This is the most enlightening understanding of my 10th house Leo North node. I did everything I could for my mother, my father was absent, and my kids who are now adults I am estranged from. Thank you. I understand now my love of rescuing animals and birds. The actually appreciate it.

    • Celestina

      Thank you for the note, Lana.

      •' Erik Bauer

        I was a foster child my mom didn’t want me. In a couple years I’ll be forty and Im a loner. My north node is also in Leo and I don’t know what to do? Can someone teach me how to make a living with astrology? Some promise it but want alot of money but I live paycheck to paycheck. Is it possible to achieve this worldly success without family and alone? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

      •' Erik Bauer

        What if you were a foster child and have to do it alone and without money and mine is in leo. It seems impossible or next impossible?

  5.' Greatchi

    Sorry I posted twice! My NN is in cancer not gemeni.

  6.' Greatchi

    Nm 10th house…in cancer! It’s like my whole chart just conflicts and contradicts itself. Pisces sun, Virgo rising. Leo moon Aquarius merc…and others I cant think of!

  7.' Greatchi

    Nm 10th house…in gemeni! It’s like my whole chart just conflicts and contradicts itself. Pisces sun, Virgo rising. Leo moon Aquarius merc…and others I cant think of!

  8.' taalya

    Thank you so much. This is so right on, and exactly what I needed at this point in my evolution. It answers so many of the questions that I have been sitting with recently. Many blessings to you

  9.' Pisces

    As if I need more challenges in this life. I see my Taurus 10th house NNode at 28+ degrees is conjunct Nessus and Varuna. No wonder my bosses have always been abusive aholes. I also have 8th house stellium opposing my U/P Rx exactly conjunct and Neptune conjunct SNode in 4th house of Scorpio.

  10.' Attie

    Ugh Pisces NN in 10th House conjunct Pisces Venus. Why? Literally, I’ve asked WHY so many times, just in 2016 alone!

    It’s been a constant struggle to be my own person and do my own thing without feeling like I have to give in and be a self-sacrificing martyr all the time. There’s no way I was born for the sole purpose of catering to the whims of others at the detriment of my own self-development! Could my Chiron in the first have anything to do with that?

    Where’s the balance to this though?

    •' Zero Degree Libra

      I have Chiron in the first as well. NN 10th House Aries….

      The only escape to what you have written is to to take the leap of faith….. I did it… you might have to leave people behind (temporary) but once you have the foundation they can come back… they’ll be mad, but what matters is… the end results…. and i can tell you…as of 9/21 doors are opening on their own…. do the work

  11.' Mike

    I understand that first comment all too well! I have Aries NN in 10th house, and life has been a constant struggle to survive! I’ve listened to all the “grown ups” in my life continually degrade my self-worth, as well as make a mockery of what I felt was my destiny, which is related to the music I write. I was born with quite a number of disabilities, making it nearly impossible for me to ever be understood, no matter many times I reiterate myself. North node in Aries, but Venus/Mercury conjunct in Pisces in the 9th. Sure, I have Mars in Aries, as well as Saturn in Aries, in the 10th house. I’m 48 now, and am at the end of my rope! I feel I’ve made a compete failure of my life being the beaten down thing that everyone has manipluated me into. I can’t find a job that I am allowed to,keep,for,more than 3 years, and right now, no one wants to hire me due to this poor record. I am not a bad person, I am not lazy, just have spells of misfortune. As a plus, moon in Capricorn on the 6th/7th cusp makes me want to just jump in front of the next train. I know I was supposed to get past all that, but I have tried so hard, and am ready to just end it. I’m at wits end! Of course, tomorrow, I’ll feel embarrassed for even admitting that, and probably much better, but days like this are just unbearable. I’m at a dead end, facing a brick wall, with a one way sign leading to that wall. I read so much about Aries north node, and have done all I can to find my way through it…and this is where I keep ending up. Good to get that off my chest anyway.

  12.' jessica

    this is a very general description and not really accurate. nn in the 10th house is about integrating the early family expereicnes into your vocation and finding independence in that expression in a public form. by no means does this mean you will have an absent spouse or children who do not appreciate you ( HUH? where do you come to that conclusion without the sign on the house cusp or nn?) Im nn in sag I have an amazing hubby and great children who join me on all my teaching seminars. I advise to google and look around more

    • Celestina

      Thank you for taking the time to share the feedback.

    •' Michelle

      I have nn in Tauras In 10th house,was raised by my dad my whole life, i cant keep a man Cuz they dont know how to BE Men, im Very good at my job, famous actully.and my kid dosent appreciate me but he’s maturing as he ages i found this description about 80% accurate as long as they’re talking about Taurus in the 10th house

    •' Nicoleta

      In the interest of fairness and accuracy, what she said was that we with this placement would have one child who demands a great deal but who returns little to us. If you use your imagination to include the array of human experiences, you realize that this does not have to mean your kids won’t appreciate you. I can’t be so unkind as to suggest to you a list of possible ways that could still happen to you, but if you wanted to use your imagination a bit, I’m sure it would come. I have two children and one is severely disabled. I also have NN in the 10th. She is a heartbreak every single day of my life through no fault of her own. If anything, it’s my fault for being selfish and wanting kids and bringing her here. If I’d known what’s written above at the time I was setting that course for myself, and if anyone had come to me and told me how much pain everyone would be in, I would have made entirely different life choices. It would have deprived me of the love of my life, her younger sister, but I would not have known that then. I love my older baby immensely, but she hurts so much, both her own pain and mine, that sometimes I wish the end would come quickly, quietly and painlessly in her sleep in the near future because I think it would be far more humane on the Creator’s part, but what she has is autism (severe, low functioning) and mental illness, and people don’t physically die from that. Her future looks like nothing but a horror show. My spouse is everything Celestina described and my marriage is excruciating, but I have been kept from working because of my daughter’s disabilities and my family situation, so I didn’t get to build this fabulous career and wealth and choose not to be in a relationship that hurts. I’ve been studying astrology for a long time, but I didn’t understand nodal astrology well enough when I was making my life choices. What didn’t happen to me that Celestina wrote about was the great family of origin story. Mine was very painful and damaging. I do think I would have fulfilled this north node much more fully had that not been true, and not been so co-dependent in my relationships or been so hell bent on marriage and kids that I forgot about me. I have south node in 4 (obviously) with Mars conjunct.

      I would love to believe that at 50, I can still do it. I mean…I do have Saturn directly on my MC. Isn’t that supposed to delay these things?

      In my life before the family, I relate very directly to what Mike said above, especially in the first 3 sentences or so. We’re very close in age, with similar placements.

      • Celestina

        I have thought about your post so often since I first read it a few weeks ago. I hold you close to my heart. From your post, I couldn’t tell what it is you are still hoping to create after 50 (a career?), but whatever it is, I do think you can still manifest and build something meaningful. It’s not too late.

  13.' Michelle

    wow… this was spot on! thank you.

  14.' gio

    North Node in the 10th house? Welp, time to kill myself.

    • Celestina

      Do you want to tell us what’s going on?

  15.' Kait

    This is enlightening. I’m a 10th house NN in Gemimi. Aside from the emotionally or literally absent spouse (although my ex-huband was very much that way,) this is completely accurate. There is such guilt brought on by trying – and failing – to balance my family life vs my career.

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