Past lives and destiny is something that can be explored through Astrology in order to help us find our way through life. When we have an awareness of our life purpose and the essence of who we were in our past life, our mission here on Earth becomes that much clearer. It’s then a lot easier to understand why we’re here and what we need to learn in order to evolve and ascend going forwards. Your spiritual life path and destiny can be understood by looking at the Lunar Nodes in your birth chart. The Lunar Nodes in Astrology, also known as the North Node and South Node are mathematical points that are calculated from the point where the Moon’s orbit crosses the ecliptic. In simpler terms, the Moon moves around her orbital path, and when her path intersects with the Sun’s yearly path, this is where we find the North Node and South Node.
The Lunar nodes are always directly opposite one another. The ascending node or North Node illuminates a new path for our soul and the destiny which we are challenged to grow into. This is unexplored terrain for us and a new journey that we are embarking on. The descending node or South Node on the other hand represents the essence of who we were in our past life (or lives) and our comfort zone. This is how we are conditioned to see and respond to the world based on our karmic experiences. The Nodes are always directly opposite one another. If our North Node resides in Aries, by default our South Node will reside in Libra as these signs are polar opposite.
We come into the world with a mission to master the expression of our South Node before we can embark on a new journey to explore our North Node positioning. You may find that the lessons and troubles that you face throughout life are in alignment with both your South Node and North Node. In order to grow into our North Node, we must first overcome and master our South Node.
Fill in your birth details here to have your birth chart calculated. You will find your North Node inside the wheel or on the right hand side represented by the following symbol: ☊ and your South Node opposite the North Node represented by: ☋
NORTH NODE IN THE 1ST HOUSE
Also applies to North Node in Aries. (South Node in 7th house)
If your North Node resides in the 1st house, you were incarnated on Earth with a destiny to find the balance between serving yourself and serving others. There are lessons to be learned in forging your own life path rather than following a life path which has been set out for you (for example, through parental influences, societal standards, or cultural/generational pressures). You will be challenged in this lifetime to put yourself first and will find that when you don’t have this healthy balance instilled, your relationships will interfere with your personal and individual successes and achievements.
This incarnation for you is all about honouring who you are and drawing the line between knowing when to compromise and when to hold your ground. Having a strong sense of identity and purpose outside of your partnerships and not over-adjusting yourself to meet other people’s criteria (or mirroring what other people want you to be), will be a repeated karmic lesson and reminder for you. This lesson will manifest in different forms repeatedly throughout your life so that you can spot these patterns in different forms. Life on Earth for you is all about honouring who you truly are. With your South Node in the house of open enemies (7th house), you may find that any rivalries and frenemies cause you to stray from this destined path of yours. There will be continuous reminders for you that you aren’t competing against or living for anyone but yourself.
Others with NN in the 1st House: Martin Luther King (27°29′ Taurus), Nelson Mandela (20°32′ Sagittarius), Beethoven (24°59′ Scorpio), Justin Bieber (27°58′ Scorpio) and Kamala Harris (25°47′ Gemini).
NORTH NODE IN THE 2ND HOUSE
Also applies to North Node in Taurus. (South Node in 8th house)
If your North Node resides in the 2nd house, there are karmic lessons for you to learn concerning self-sufficiency and surviving on your own resources (even if and when other’s offer you their emotional, financial and material support). In past lives, you have been too reliant on other people to get you through life and now you’re being challenged to remember that the only source of power, support and strength that you truly need lies within. You will be challenged in this life of yours to develop an unwavering sense of self-worth which comes from being able to trust and rely on yourself before anyone else.
You will be challenged throughout life to create and stick to healthy routines and to avoid indulging outside of your means. This means learning not to lean towards extravagance or excessive tendencies such as spending tremendous amounts of money on products and services and material things that only fulfil you at a surface level. Throughout your life, you may find that you develop a deep, psychological self-awareness that enables you to recognise which unconscious forces are fuelling your behaviour, values, biases and beliefs. This all points towards lessons in accountability, ownership and learning not to make excuses for yourself.
Others with North Node in the 2nd House: Leonardo Da Vinci (7°58′ Capricorn), Meghan Markle (1°06′ Leo), Oprah Winfrey (23°15 Capricorn), Madonna (25°20′ Libra) and Napoléon I (20°48 Sagittarius).
NORTH NODE IN THE 3RD HOUSE
Also applies to North Node in Gemini. (South Node in 9th house)
If your North Node resides in the 3rd house, your life will be filled with karmic lessons in learning to integrate with the people in your immediate environment. In past lives, you have rushed to chase after the bigger picture, end goal or milestone and thus missed the magic of the journey along the way. Creating strong and perhaps challenging relationships with siblings, neighbours and extended relatives in your life will be important for your soul growth; many of these relationships will be karmic. You will be challenged when it comes to communication as there are lessons to be learned in mastering the ability to channel the messages that you get to the right people if and when they need to hear them. There will be a large focus on communication and intellect in your life.
It’s important for you to develop your capacity to question things rather than to give into blind faith and optimism. You should focus on remaining in the present moment and open yourself up to various ideas and perspectives instead of rigidly leaning towards one truth. Learning to adapt to different people’s communication styles and using appropriate language for the right audiences will also be an important lesson (or learning how to deal with people who have yet to learn these lessons themselves). With your natural intellectual gifts, it’s imperative that you refrain from feeding ego-fuelled desires by trying to appear more competent than others, and similarly, learn not to misuse your intelligence for the sake of entertainment for example, by telling white lies, twisting words and embellishments that distort reality or paint a brighter picture.
Others with North Node in the 3rd House: Naomi Campbell (7°49′ Pisces), Elvis Presley (1°51′ Aquarius), Leonardo DiCaprio (11°16′ Sagittarius), Tina Turner (27°24′ Libra) and Carl Jung (11°44 Aries).
NORTH NODE IN THE 4TH HOUSE
Also applies to North Node in Cancer. (South Node in 10th house)
If your North Node resides in the 4th house, you will find that you are continuously drawn back to doing a lot of inner work throughout your life, for example, ancestral healing, inner child healing and tending to unhealed wounds within the home. There’s a karmic emphasis on discovering throughout your life that the strength, emotional healing and fulfilment that you seek can all be found within and that you don’t need to rely on external achievements or validation to fill these voids. Family will play a key role in your incarnation, whether it’s the family that you are born into, the family that you create yourself, or both. You will be challenged in this area to set healthy boundaries as there may be innate compulsions to allow your life experiences to be dominated and defined by the condition of your relationship with your family.
There is an emphasis on continuing tradition in your lifetime, which is why you must develop a good understanding and connection to your lineage and family’s historical background. Continuing tradition and passing on knowledge should be something that comes naturally and willingly, rather than something that is done out of obligation and duty. Similarly, there will be waves of incoming realisations if you are to start a family of your own. The dynamics will shift and you will then be expected to explore these karmic lessons from an entirely new perspective, including the separation from your potential children without letting their mistakes define you as a parent.
Others with North Node in the 4th House: John F Kennedy (12°29′ Capricorn), Taylor Swift (19°27′ Aquarius), Elizabeth Taylor (27°16′ Pisces) and Ernest Hemingway (27°49′ Sagittarius).
NORTH NODE IN THE 5TH HOUSE
Also applies to North Node in Leo. (South Node in 11th house)
If your North Node resides in the 5th house, your karmic lessons surround the explorations and expression of your authentic self. This lifetime for you is all about not allowing the world to decide what is meaningful and special to you, and the only way to do this is by telling the world who you are instead. There are lessons for you to learn in putting your priorities, dreams and wishes ahead of the needs and goals of the collective because, in your past life, you sacrificed your desires for others. Once you do so, you’ll find that you develop a natural ability to create your own luck.
During your life, you should put yourself out there and be bold and spontaneous with your creativity and feelings. Try to engage with everything that makes you feel unique rather than shying away from standing out in a crowd. You were not born to blend in, but to reclaim your individuality by taking centre stage and by releasing any fears of being judged for who you are and what you enjoy. There is a strong emphasis on learning to live through the expression of your inner child and to appreciate this child-like quality in others also. That means, not being afraid to dabble in different areas, not holding back on how you feel to align with common beliefs and indulging in anything that brings you pleasure and enjoyability.
Others with North Node in the 5th House: Steve Jobs (2°30′ Capricorn), Julie Andrews (17°47′ Capricorn), Pablo Picasso (10°50′ Sagittarius), Cristiano Ronaldo (23°17′ Taurus) and Whitney Houston (18°59′ Cancer).
NORTH NODE IN THE 6TH HOUSE
Also applies to North Node in Virgo. (South Node in 12th house)
If your North Node resides in the 6th house, there are karmic lessons for you to learn in creating a solid structure and routine in your life. There is a strong emphasis on bringing order to your routine and then to other people’s lives as well, which will only happen when you are grounded, centred and allow yourself to be human. Your life will be about learning to live in the present moment and through the power of your root chakra. In your past life, you spent too much time living in your head and not embracing the essence of who you were, which could have manifested as being overly connected to other realms over the one that you lived in or not embracing your flaws. Bringing order to the lives of others will be an important lesson for you as you are destined to learn to assist when you are needed and without taking on other people’s problem’s as your own.
Additionally, you also need to bring this order and practicality to your own life to break-free from your past life escapist tendencies which you used as coping mechanisms (e.g., over/under eating and sleeping, drug and alcohol consumption, daydreaming, and fantasising). You must avoid becoming too individualistic (especially emotionally) in polarity to your past life hyper-sensitive nature, as this could influence you to withdraw and withhold how you’re thinking and feeling from others which isn’t beneficial to your growth. The self-confidence and strong sense of self that you are destined to develop will develop once you learn to not be so critical of others and yourself. You are being challenged to refine your mind which will happen when you take more calculated risks and become analytical and specific rather than vague and other-worldly in your imagination.
Others with North Node in the 6th House: Prince Harry (0°50′ Gemini), Angelina Jolie (0°24′ Sagittarius), Bill Gates (19°28′ Sagittarius), Demi Moore (3°20′ Leo) and Caitlyn Jenner (15°32′ Aries).
NORTH NODE IN THE 7TH HOUSE
Also applies to North Node in Libra. (South Node in 1st house)
If your North Node resides in the 7th house, your life will be heavily centred around partnerships (that is all 2 person relationships whether it’s professional, platonic or romantic). There are karmic lessons for you to learn in shifting your perspective when faced with disagreements and to create win/win scenarios through sharing and compromise. Throughout your life, you will be challenged to develop a better judgement and to be more diplomatic and a seeker of peace. This stems from your past life where you were perhaps too argumentative and too quick to cut ties and go at things alone. This lifetime is all about developing empathy and admirably observing others so that you can mirror the best in people rather than expect others to be more like you.
You may have a natural high awareness of your own needs and in this life, you’re expected to develop a similar understanding of other people’s needs and expectations of you. Learning to give yourself to others (emotionally, physically and financially) without expecting anything in return will be greatly important. With such an emphasis on partnerships, it’s natural that you’ll find yourself in many different partnerships with a lot of them not being destined to last forever. Be open to other people’s ideas, care about how others see and understand you, and carry every lesson that you learn forwards into your future partnerships. Remember that you are seeking balance, equality and openness with others rather than a life lead in solitude or in constant control.
Others with North Node in the 7th House: George Clooney (2°42′ Virgo), Jennifer Anniston (2°23′ Aries), Elton John (5°45′ Gemini), Queen Elizabeth II (20°28′ Cancer) and Barack Obama (27°54′ Leo).
NORTH NODE IN THE 8TH HOUSE
Also applies to North Node in Scorpio. (South Node in 2nd house)
If your North Node resides in the 8th house, your karmic lessons are centred around merging with others without holding unhealthy attachments to people, money, materials and thoughts. This lifetime for you is all about becoming less possessive and learning when it’s time to release control. Releasing this control means to adjust your perspective on power, to release your stubborn tendencies, and to learn when it’s time to admit defeat, accept help and take the easier route. Your life will consist of many transformations and rebirths in which you are paying off old debts with other souls to start anew. You will find yourself leading a healthier lifestyle (physically, emotionally and spiritually) when you release any compulsions to accumulate on your own and instead, learn to share your resources.
This can also mean not putting so much pressure on yourself to have already built the perfect life before you allow yourself to connect with other people. Life should be something for you to build alongside others. Learning to be alive will be an important reminder throughout your life. This means throwing caution to the wind now and then. Allow yourself to be free and to not take life so seriously. Explore the depths and mysteries of life, existence, death and mysticism. Develop a deep awareness of any psychological issues that you face throughout life or the psychological problems that your loved ones are dealing with. You may find that you are constantly faced with reminders of your mortality which could manifest as serious injuries/accidents or natural psychic and mediumship abilities.
Others with North Node in the 8th House: Brad Pitt (12°04′ Cancer), Michael Jackson (24°37′ Libra), Malcom X (8°16′ Leo), David Beckham (2°11′ Sagittarius) and Aaliyah (20°24′ Virgo).
NORTH NODE IN THE 9TH HOUSE
Also applies to North Node in Sagittarius. (South Node in 3rd house)
If your North Node resides in the 9th house, you have karmic lessons to learn in being flexible and open to changes (including changes to your mindset and values). Throughout your life, you will be challenged to follow your intuition instead of relying on facts and logic. You’re being called to trust in yourself and the universe, and to open yourself up to various ideas and perspectives. By doing so you’ll be able to find your own truth that you align with, followed by a like-minded community who you can expand with. You may be naturally intrigued by deep, philosophical and meaningful conversations and you’re challenged here to engage in these without negativity and any wrongful judgements. Such conversations will arise for you as an opportunity to expand your horizons, not so that you can be proven ‘wrong’ or ‘right’.
Being patient may be a continuous lesson for you as you’ll be tempted to race through life and towards big milestones, rather than enjoying the process and journey of how things are destined to unfold. There’s an emphasis here on learning to live in the present moment and to reward yourself for short-term goals, rather than holding out until you’ve met the big, long-term goal in the future. Your time on Earth should be spent living joyfully, intentionally and adventurously. Get out there and expand your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional horizons. Live life to the fullest, travel, study, explore, write, laugh and spread as much joy and wisdom as you accumulate.
Others with North Node in the 9th House: Joe Biden (29°43′ Leo), Bill Clinton (17°18′ Gemini), Richard Branson (1°37′ Aries), Donna Summer (1°26′ Taurus) and Celine Dion (19°15′ Aries).
NORTH NODE IN THE 10TH HOUSE
Also applies to North Node in Capricorn. (South Node in 4th house)
If your North Node resides in the 10th house, life for you will be all about forging your own life path rather than allowing others to decide for you (for example, pressures from parental influences, family history or lineage). There are karmic lessons for you to learn in being independent and taking ownership of your life. This includes being responsible, working hard, stepping away from traditional gender roles and keeping yourself motivated even if you do not have much support in your corner. This also means not allowing your past or childhood/early life experiences to limit, isolate or dictate you. You will be challenged to mature, get out of your own way and to find a community, circle, and family away from your blood relatives who can provide you with the support and guidance that you need.
You may likely feel a strong calling to do something big with your life, but this doesn’t mean that you have to go out there and literally save the world. Reaching new heights for your family, community, friendship circle, race, gender or sexual orientation will be a manifestation of this destiny. With your North Node in this position at the highest point in the chart, you are most likely to be rewarded by others for your hard work and efforts, whether that be through recognition, appreciation, success and notability- but only once you are in alignment with your true path.
Others with North Node in the 10th House: Beyonce (29°27′ Cancer), Jim Carrey (19°09′ Leo), Diana Ross (3°37′ Leo) and Britney Spears (24°34′ Cancer).
NORTH NODE IN THE 11TH HOUSE
Also applies to North Node in Aquarius. (South Node in 5th house)
If your North Node resides in the 11th house, there are karmic lessons for you to learn in following the lead and compromising rather than taking control. Throughout your life, it’ll be greatly important to be part of a team and to remind yourself that this does not mean that you are powerless, uninteresting and less of an individual. Life for you will be all about making contributions to your community and to see the good and special in everyone and everything (especially in areas where society does not). You will learn a lot about emotional regulation and when and how to respond in difficult or annoying circumstances. This is due to having an independent and emotionally reactive past life which does not align with the collaborative emphasis of your present life.
You will feel a strong inclination to build friendships throughout your life and to find your people and community. However, this could pull you into unwanted drama if you aren’t careful. A lot of your soulmate ties will be your non-romantic relationships as this aligns with your destiny to find love and acceptance outside of yourself. You will be challenged throughout life to think outside of the box and to share your unique perspective with others without letting any disapproval or disagreements affect your confidence. You will learn that identity is not tied to what you have and what other’s think of you, but what and who you believe yourself to be. Stepping away from what’s traditional, expected and boring (in your perspective) will allow you to truly shine and appreciate the external world for all that it has to offer.
Others with North Node in the 11th House: Hugh Hefner (21°04′ Cancer), Aretha Franklin (12°23′ Virgo), Maya Angelou (12°37′ Gemini), Will Smith (9°45′ Aries) and Lindsay Lohan (26°10′ Aries).
NORTH NODE IN THE 12TH HOUSE OR PISCES
Also applies to North Node in Pisces. (South Node in 6th house)
If your North Node resides in the 12th house, your karma involves the releasing of any compulsions to obsess, worry and control your surroundings. You must learn to be less of a perfectionist and to be hopeful and optimistic instead. You may need to consciously and actively re-wire your mind to see potential first rather than noticing faults and flaws before anything else. Spirituality will be an important part of your life once it is explored as this will be the gateway for you to welcome change, surrender to fate, and lead with compassion. In your past life, your mental energies were over-active, meaning there is a greater importance in you easing this activity in your present life. Grounding practices such as meditation, movement and journaling will help you to shift your energy out of your head and will be the source of a lot of your breakthroughs.
There are important lessons for you to learn in following your heart and intuition and allowing yourself to be human. You may find that you tend to self-sabotage and ruin opportunities before they’ve even happened by over-thinking, fantasising, projecting and being pessimistic. These problems are a manifestation of your lack of faith and trust in the universe. There’s an importance placed upon your mental health and listening to your body which will help you to understand the effects of the pressures that you face throughout life. Take time for yourself in solitude without using isolation as a way to escape all of your troubles, follow your intuition, seek balance and harmony and keep a bright and positive mind.