True Node (North Node)

Do you know what the north node is?  Do you know what yours is and what it means?  The nodes are your astrological key to harnessing the positive energy of the universe in your life.

Moon Nodes

The moons nodes (the true node or north node and south node) are important components of the astrological birth chart, but they are not planets. Rather, they are points on the ecliptic where the moon crosses the sun’s projected path.  The moon’s north node is sometimes referred to as the dragon’s head, or the true node, while the south node can also be called the dragon’s tail.  The nodes are on an axis, and therefore always opposite one another, so the signs of the nodes will be opposite, as well (Aries/Libra, Taurus/Scorpio, etc.)  The nodes will also fall into the houses of a birth chart, which of course will also be opposite.

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North Node (or True Node)

The true node, also known as the north node, is your karmic direction in this lifetime. Like a lighthouse, it points the way towards your destiny. When you reach for your dragon’s head, the universe supports you in fulfilling your soul’s purpose.  You can learn about the type of karma you are here to fulfill by looking at the sign of your north node.  The node will also occur in a house, which shows the area in which this karma will take place.

South Node

The south node is representative of the karma from your past lives, or perhaps your childhood. Put simply it reflects your past. In that sense, it can represent areas of comfort (to the extent that the familiar is always comfortable). However, when considered as the complement to the north node, it may have a somewhat negative connotation in that the native is encouraged to move away from the past, the comfortable, the familiar, towards the future. On the other hand, the south node can represent skills learned. The sign of the south node suggests how the past might be characterized in terms of experiences and feelings, while the house of the south node suggests the life areas in which the significant events took place.



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8 Comments on "True Node (North Node)"

October 21, 2014

Hi Celestina,

Your insights regarding my North Node in Scorpio are incredibly accurate and explain the reason for a significant spiritual breakthrough I experienced almost 10 years ago. I went from being 100% materialistic to selling or giving away everything, all of my possessions, to finance my mission to help others as a spiritual messenger and teacher. You are truly gifted. I wish you great prosperity and cherished dreams come true. Blessings.

October 31, 2014

Thank you for the blessings. They’re appreciated.

September 3, 2014

A fab article re: North node in 8th house of Leo sign in my natal chart..

A childhood in rags and poverty to riches in later adult life(self made)…. only to lose it ALL on giving to the unworthy, but always able regroup after self undoing. Thats exactly my story.

Second year into studying astrology big time.


August 18, 2013

I have to say your interpretation of north node in virgo is absolutely spot on.I had to read it again,because administrative assistant is what I have been doing for the past 7 years with great success.One thing I would like to ask you is can you have aries as the south node?

August 18, 2013

I’m glad you found this useful. To answer your question, South Node in Aries is the same as North Node in Libra, so yes, it’s possible, but not for you. Your South Node is in Pisces. I hope that answers the question.

December 10, 2012

It’s always good to know these node placements in addition to the regular horoscope readings. Thanks.

December 19, 2012

You’re welcome, Chris. :)

December 7, 2012

I am a scorpio married to a capricorn. I was having goosebumps while I was reading this site. It’s so true!