North Node in 12th House

Traditionally it was taught that those born with North Node in 12th House are here to sacrifice for the greater good and have incarnated to demonstrate compassion and unconditional love for the human race.  We expect to find them serving as a doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, mystic, or artist, for these vocations allow them to connect with and heal others by channeling deeper energy.

The corresponding Dragon’s Tail in the Sixth House was thought to connote health problems, even mysterious ailments or hypochondria, and lives punctuated by periods of “time outs” to deal with sickness.

If you do not have health problems, I bet you have some issues about your work environment.  You may feel confined by your work space.  A career in a large institution is called for.  If it’s not the work environment that bothers you, perhaps you feel unappreciated or just underpaid.  You may have an exaggerated sense of self and feel that most of what you are asked to do on the job is beneath you.  Yet you will find yourself doing work you resent over and over again, while the anger builds up inside — until you make yourself literally sick.

The north node in 12th house placement means you were a perfectionist in past lives, analyzing and criticizing the world around you.  Perhaps you unconsciously fall back into this pattern, secretly judging others as less than perfect.  Resist the urge to lose yourself in petty thoughts.  You must learn to differentiate between the important and insignificant.  Until you do, the nervous energy you perpetuate by focusing on minutiae will eat away at your physical and mental health.

You have a soul memory of being able to control the outer world, and now you are here to experience the entire universe within you. This will require periods of solitude in which you contemplate the microcosm of your soul.  Many famous loners have the north node in 12th house placement.  Among these are Isaac Newton, Abraham Lincoln, Henri Matisse, Soren Kierkegaard, Vincent Van Gogh, Thomas Merton, Marilyn Monroe, and T.E. Lawrence.  Embrace the decision to journey from the material world to the spiritual, and you will find a greater happiness than you have ever known. Faith and determination are your keys as the north node in 12th house placement.

Your physical health is dependent upon your mental well-being which requires you to let go of your need to control the details of the world around you.  When you begin to put your faith in your inner resources rather than trying to manipulate the outer world and impress people, you will find the self-confidence you have been lacking.

Your life is a journey of self-discovery as a carrier of the north node in 12th house.  Your task is to know and love the real you, and appreciate your place in the cosmos.  You are destined for spiritual greatness.  You must lead a life that inspires others to create harmony and honor the brotherhood of man.  Live from your heart and not your mind.

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15 Comments on "North Node in 12th House"'
January 1, 2016

Nice article:) It’s describing most of the points related with north node in 12th house.
As I m reading comments below, I can trully agree that this placement of north node requires to look inside. Individual has a need to “rest” from obstacles of reality but this can be a bit “dangerous” also because it could turn into escapism and full drowning in fantasies and dreams, sepparating person from his real aims, his real abbilities and real opportunities. He could get so confused and even could loose his idea what to do in the “physical”life.
In the eyes of society, this seems simply like weakness or laziness to be active and productive.
For me, I experience whole life the “dephts” of this house and the sign Pieces, it’s like my whole natal chart is just 12 th house;)) I have Uranus on the cusp of 12th house, but most of it is taken by Pieces.
Also I have Venus and Mercury in Pieces in 12th house, Ascendant in Pieces and of course north node there :))
So I feel whole my life like I dont live on the Earth :) Of course there are many additional aspects and positions which also have importance but “water” takes great place in my personality or in other words-emotions . :)
It is not easy living like that but I think ages and experience of life events help solving the puzzle in constructive way.:)'
December 17, 2015

hi i want to know that What if 12 house is ruled by Virgo and the north node is sitting there? will the effect will be the same or will be reversed ?'
November 14, 2015

I am an Aries North Node with most of my personal planets in Aries 12th house. I’ve always liked being alone and have just now over the last 8 years or so (i’m 47) begun to develop my spiritual side or I’ve always been but just didn’t recognize it. I belong to a non-profit helping to feed school children, I have been a hospice volunteer, taken in stray animals and been a caretaker. I have been very Libra/Virgo/6th house in the past but am working on my North Node in Aries very hard. I am currently single, was married young and divorced at 40 after 20 years. I am now reluctant to get into another serious relationship……I’m liking my singlehood very much. I will continue working and volunteering in ways that serve others. I feel most content with that. My alone time is now spent in nature and reading different philosophies on spirituality. “You are destined for spiritual greatness” as an Aries Sun and Moon in the 12th….well who knows…..'
October 28, 2015

I struggle with simultaneously wanting to be around people; and being alone. Nervous energy is the devil. Makes most first impressions suck. Perfectionist doesn’t come close. Ask my family, I’m a son of a bitch. Judgmental bordered on conceit in my younger days. Wow…I’m surprised I haven’t been murdered. I was about 20 before I realized I had to come up with constructive methods to channel my anger. Or people were gonna die. I’m high strung. I used to be really high strung.'
October 21, 2015

Thank you, this is helpful. I am trying to understand my north node in Virgo in the 12th house conjunct the ascendant and within 8 degrees of Pluto and Moon ( both also in the 12th, in Virgo). It seems to be important, but I am new to all this, and it is a lot to learn! Again, thanks.