By Esoteric Artist
I've never ventured into a country where I don't speak the language.
It's not that I'm not intrigued by foreign cultures and languages
because I am, but as a Cancerian with my Mercury in Cancer, I don't like
placing myself in situations outside of my comfort zone. Oddly, in
this life my North Node falls in Cancer and learning self-nurturing and
relating to others on an intimate level or even a familial level has
caused me to feel like I've ventured into a land where I don't know the
language. Having lived many Capricorn lifetimes where I was either a
member of a monastery, a cloistered nun or a business leader, I'm not
used to relating to others on an emotional level, or so says my North
Someone with an Aries North Node needs to learn how to speak their truth
and become their own authority. They need to stop playing the diplomat
(Libra South Node) and stop trying to please others at their own
expense. Someone with a Sagittarius North Node needs to expand beyond a
village mentality and encompass the whole wide world. They move away
from taking care of the details to envisioning the bigger picture.
However, the South Node contains many gifts and talents that we polished
over many lifetimes. And for many people, the North Node will feel
like going back to college and starting from scratch with an unfamiliar
Despite the thickness of Jan Spiller's books, I recommend giving them a
read so you can familiarize yourself with the lessons of your North
Node. These nodes affect every area of our lives from relationships,
career, and health. The more conscious we become the more the North
Node calls to us and I wonder what Joseph Campbell would say about the
destiny and quest of the North Node because it many ways embarking on
the path of your North Node resembles a hero's journey. You find your
bliss and your purpose once you muster up the courage to walk the path
where your North Node leads you.
If you're unfamiliar with the nodes, the North Node resembles an upside
down horseshoe with the mouth of the shoe facing downward. The South
Node facing upwards. I actually keep confusing the symbols for the
nodes. They drive me crazy. Look for the nodes in your natal chart and
you will see that they appear in opposite houses and signs. So if your
South Node falls in Capricorn then your North Node is in Cancer at the
same degree. Jan Spiller recommends reading the North Node and the North
Node for the house that your North Node falls in. So if you have a
Sagittarius North Node in the 12th House, you would also read the North
Node for Pisces. Spiller gives equal weight to both North Nodes (the
house and the node itself), which just seems like a lot of work for the
Here's Your Treasure Map
North Node in Aries--Lesson in this life is to speak up for
yourself, become your own authority and have a life independent from
family or a partner. For success embody the strengths of an Aries Sun
Sign. Create balance in your life by honoring yourself first and then
taking care of others (no self-sacrificing).
North Node in Taurus--Chill out and smell the roses. Stop
looking over your shoulder and entertaining paranoid thoughts about
others. In this life you learn to trust others, but also use your South
Node Scorpio talents for discernment.
North Node in Gemini--In this life you can play more and
philosophize less. No one expects you to act the role of the university
professor and your travels will take you closer to home, even if the
whole world is on your radar. Write a book or work as a community radio
announcer and get to know your next door neighbors.
North Node in Cancer--Express your emotions and feelings to
family members, friends, and partners, but first get in touch with your
feelings. Put relationships first before career and refrain from bossing
others around like a Mother Superior. Nurturing self and others opens
the door to a fulfilling life where the biggest goal revolves around
opening the heart chakra. This is a chicken or un-chicken (for vegans)
soup North Node.
North Node in Leo--Audition for the center stage role of your
life. You are royalty in drag and you shine when you show up in the
spotlight. After too many lives appearing as the detached humanitarian
with a cause, your greatest cause in this life is basking in the
sunlight and never apologizing for proclaiming yourself as numero uno.
North Node in Virgo--You fell onto the earth straight from the
starry cosmos. While you feel like floating through your life in a
velvet fog, it's time to ditch the rose-colored Piscean glasses and
serve humankind in some way. With your intuitive gifts you would make
an excellent massage therapist or energy healer. You could also work
with animals or get your hands dirty tilling the soil and growing food
for your community. The key word here is service.
North Node in Libra--Ditch the boxing gloves and put away that
warrior attitude. The battle has ended and now you must speak the words
of a diplomat. Self-interests won't serve you and your mission now is
to balance the scales in partnerships and intimate relationships.
North Node in Scorpio--Stop rolling in the clover. The days of
smelling roses has ended and the descent into the underworld can unearth
treasures as you embark on the shamanic journey. Stare at taboos with
your unflinching gaze, Scorpio North Node, as you explore sexuality,
death and rebirth. You came to transform the planet while taking it
through the Dark Night of the Soul to a peaceful paradise that awaits on
the other side of Truth.
North Node in Sagittarius--Thinking small and paying attention to
details won't serve you now. Expand, expand, expand, your mind and
your place of operation. Philosophize and send your arrows straight up
into the cosmos. Long distance exploration, networking with foreigners
and teaching in a higher education setting call to you now. Share your
wisdom through teaching.
North Node in Capricorn--Remember that song, "Climb Every
Mountain"? Well, your climb might feel lonely, but can you deny the view
from the mountaintop? Join a monastery or nunnery, go on a pilgrimage,
or run a corporation. As you embark on this lonely road you learn the
true lessons of leadership or maybe in your mountain cave you kiss the
hem of God's robe.
North Node in Aquarius--Get over your ego already and take up a
cause for the betterment of humanity or the earth's other inhabitants.
Moving away from the Leonine spotlight, you now lead the people through a
dusty desert of humanitarian causes. Think Martin Luther King, Jr.,
think Gandhi, Mother Theresa or Cesar Chavez. Follow their leads and you
find your destiny.
North Node in Pisces--Transcend, transcend, transcend and stop
sacrificing yourself on the altar of compassion and martyrdom. You have
served the planet lifetime after lifetime, always giving and never
receiving. Now sit in meditation and choose your favorite mantra.