North and South Nodes
The North and South Nodes are not an actual planetary bodies. The nodes represent the points where the Moon’s orbit intersects the plane of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun. The North Node intercepts the ecliptic on the northern plane. The South Node intercepts the ecliptic as the Earth’s orbit moves toward the Southern Hemisphere on the southern plane.
The placement of the North and South Nodes in your natal chart shows the qualities that you had in a past life and the qualities you need to nurture in this life. One way to look at this is the South Node as being past karma and the North Node as being your future karma.
It is important to know the sign and house of both of these nodes as they help to interpret the direction you should take in fulfilling your spiritual path in this lifetime. The nodes will always be 180 degrees apart so they work as opposing aspects showing you both the gifts and challenges you must address.
It is often thought that the characteristics represented by your South Node are areas that we have over-developed or have mastered in previous incarnations. This is why some aspects of our life seem to flow easily as we may have mastered these in past lives. We can bring these insights to use in working on our North Node traits to learn and master those qualities. The North Node focuses on outer Awareness and the South Node focuses on inner awareness.
A quick reference for the Nodes in Signs and Houses is below.
North Node in Taurus – South Node in Scorpio
North Node in Gemini – South Node in Sagittarius
North Node in Cancer – South Node in Capricorn
North Node in Leo – South Node in Aquarius
North Node in Virgo – South Node in Pisces
North Node in Libra – South Node in Aries
North Node in Scorpio – South Node in Taurus
North Node in Sagittarius – South Node in Gemini
North Node in Capricorn – South Node in Cancer
North Node in Aquarius – South Node in Leo
North Node in Pisces – South Node in Virgo
North Node in 2nd House – South Node in 8th House
North Node in 3rd House – South Node in 9th House
North Node in 4th House – South Node in 10th House
North Node in 5th House – South Node in 11th House
North Node in 6th House – South Node in 12th House
North Node in 7th House – South Node in 1st House
North Node in 8th House – South Node in 2nd House
North Node in 9th House – South Node in 3rd House
North Node in 10th House – South Node in 4th House
North Node in 11th House – South Node in 5th House
North Node in 12th House – South Node in 6th House