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Astrology, Natal Charts specifically, can shed wonderful amounts of insights on an individual. How you handle emotions, what you value in relationships, what you’re passionate about, and so much more.
There is also a way to glimpse your past lives, by looking at the North and South Nodes.
The theory behind the Nodes of the Moon (the North Node and South Node) suggests that we all come into this world with some underdeveloped and overdeveloped aspects of our character. The Nodes of the Moon point us to these specific qualities: the South Node suggests our overdeveloped character traits that are easy for us to fall back on, but that may undermine our lives if we hold on to these traits for security; while the North Node suggests the qualities that we need to develop in order to find inner balance.
The North Node and South Node points are directly opposite each other. They are not planetary bodies; rather, they are points that take into account the relationship between the Sun, Moon, and Earth at the time of our birth.
With this in mind, it can be inferred that the South Node points at overdeveloped traits that were utilized in your previous life. The South Node indicates what traits were used, stressed, and implanted so deeply in your soul in your previous life, that they come to play in your present one as almost second-nature.
While this isn’t fully negative, it isn’t exactly a good thing either. While these behaviors or traits may helped you in your past life, they may not be so helpful in the present one.
While looking at the South Node shows you where you’ve been, the North Node can show you what tools you can use to achieve your dreams. It’s the beacon of light guiding you towards you future, where you can leave your past where it belongs - in the past.
While the South Node is second-nature, utilizing your North Node takes effort, and may require you to step out of your comfort zone.
When it comes to moving forward in your present life, looking at both the South Node and the North Node can show you what to release, and what to embrace.
With the South Node in Aries, and the North Node in Libra:
Release your “Me-First” mentality, aggression, and solitude.
Embrace the power of partnership, the peaceful warrior, and socialization.
With the South Node in Taurus, and the North Node in Scorpio:
Release your attachment to luxury, earthy appetites, and small talk.
Embrace the soulful simplicity, spiritual fulfillment, and unspoken connections.
With the South Node in Gemini, and the North Node in Sagittarius:
Release your tendency to gossip, fixation on details, and fixation on what you know.
Embrace fundamental truth, the big picture, and higher learning and travel.
With the South Node in Cancer, and the North Node in Capricorn:
Release your caretaking/enabling behavior, insular relationships, and emotional responses.
Embrace teaching others instead of carrying them, living a “public life,” and cool-headed vision.
With the South Node in Leo, and the North Node in Aquarius:
Release your attention seeking, desire for drama, and materialism.
Embrace team spiritedness, a sense of purpose, and sustainable living.
With the South Node in Virgo, and the North Node in Pisces:
Release your perfectionism, being the helper, and analysis paralysis.
Embrace creative freedom, being the healer, imagination and magic.
With the South Node in Libra, and the North Node in Aries:
Release your tendency to hide out in relationships, comfortable pat, and being the peacekeeper.
Embrace stepping out as a leader, the rewards of risk, and fighting for your beliefs.
With the South Node in Scorpio, and the North Node in Taurus:
Release your manipulation, seducing, and strategizing, nomadic lifestyle, and use of sex as a weapon.
Embrace simplicity and truth, grounding daily habits, and pure human connection.
With the South Node in Sagittarius, and the North Node in Gemini:
Release your ungrounded wanderlust, fixation on the future, and righteous zealotry.
Embrace community activism, the power of “Now,” and playful exploration.
With the South Node in Capricorn, and the North Node in Cancer:
Release your cool detachment, “it’s lonely at the top,” and drive for materialism.
Embrace emotional sensitivity, “we are family,” and homespun sensuality.
With the South Node in Aquarius, and the North Node in Leo:
Release your need to be liked, all-inclusive hangouts, and working in the trenches.
Embrace un-bridled self-expression, collaboration with the elite, and leading by example.
With the South Node in Pisces, and the North Node in Virgo:
Release your rose-colored glasses, scattered and nomadic lifestyle, and tendency to make sacrifices for the group.
Embrace problem solving with facts, grounding routines, and supporting individuals.
Some introspection, with the use of Astrology, can help you lead a more fulfilled and balanced lifestyle, in which you can learn which negative habits to release, and which positive ones to embrace.
Don’t know where your North Node is? Click here to find out, and look to the “Asc Node” (or Ascending Node).