SOUTH NODE PISCES OR 12TH HOUSE SOUTH NODE AND VIRGO OR 6TH HOUSE NORTH NODE © Copyright Hilary Bond. All Rights Reserved.
The THEORY: The theory the Moon’s Nodes maintains that we do not come into this life without past life influences or ancestral influences or things that happened during our gestation period. In other words we are not tabula rasa or clean slate. The Moon’s Nodes tell us that at birth we have a lazy part of us that has done the same thing for life times and this time our soul lights up a sign that says, “New Lesson this time.”
Each set of Moon’s Nodes suggest specific qualities: the South Node suggests our overdeveloped character traits that are comfortable for us, 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.
South Node personality issues are places of fear and insecurity. We want what is represented by the South Node position, whether that is selfishness and over concern with survival ( Aries South Node/1st house North Node); the need for others to accept I am always right (South Node Gemini/ 3rd house South Node) ; insistence of getting one’s way and the need for approval (South Node Leo/5th house south Node); order in our lives (South Node in Virgo/6th house) or satisfaction in partnerships (South Node in Libra/7th house) ; or family and emotional security Cancer/4th house) or comfort and accumulation of possessions (South Node Taurus/ 2nd house) or victim consciousness and compassionate understanding from others (Pisces/12th house) . However, the only way we can feel successful in these areas is through working on the qualities of the opposite sign (North Node position). We may resist doing this wholeheartedly until we mature because we cannot see that letting go of some of our obsessions, will bring satisfaction to the South Node areas. Thus, the North Node represents a place of challenge, endless self-awareness and growth.
Some astrologers say the Moon’s Nodes are one of our points of personal karmic imbalance. If we over-emphasize and fall back on the qualities of our South Node, at the expense of developing our North Node, we may have a difficult time feeling personally successful. But even if we don’t consciously work on these lessons, events in our lives are likely to force us to confront them. In my experience, people often begin to confront and work on their North Node lessons in their thirties, whether or not they are aware of the issues through Astrology. Before this stage of our lives, we may be somewhat blind to our South Node tendencies. The best source about the Moon’s Nodes I find is Jan Spiller’s Astrology for the Soul.
VIRGO & 6TH HOUSE NORTH NODE AND PISCES & 12TH HOUSE SOUTH NODE
The North Node in the Sixth House indicates that your life’s destiny is to refine your personality and perfect yourself as a human being. You are also called upon to become more humble and subordinate, taking on the task of serving others. Virgo and the 6th house North Node also means focussing on our body, maintenance of everything (our house, the car, our body); all details, all processes; the mundane, all fixing; keeping everything running smoothly including our health. So this North Node is a position of service and work. The Virgo North Node or 6th house North Node’s quicksand or Achilles Heel is being a victim and expecting endless compassion from others. The unfolding of your destiny or life lessons may occur in the work place, through service to others, by experiencing illness or by coming in contact with some self-improvement method. People with this position must avoid looking for a mentor or guru in whom they can trust blinding. They need to learn organisational skills and good time management.
Basically the attitudes they must develop are
• Finding out what is our self-sabotaging mechanism and stopping it
• Happily doing the housework
• Participating in life
• Bringing order to chaos
• Creating a routine
• Focussing on the present
• Noticing and valuing details
• Taking risks in spite of their fears
• Being moderate
• Gaining self-confidence through experience
• Analysing and categorising at work
• Being of service
• Acting on feelings of compassion
• Being assertive, confrontationist and competing
• Being discriminating
• Having self-confidence
• Being worldly and having common sense
• Being moderate
• Taking action
• Being structured
• Having self-respect
• Having clear structured sub goals and larger goals
• An orderly environment
• Being self-sufficient
• Having a good diet
• Being punctual
• Making lists
• Paying bills
• Having exercise
12th house and Pisces South Node Tendencies to leave behind
• Dissolving your ego through music, poetry, fantasy, spiritual quests
• Past life fears
• Anxiety and worry
• Feeling drained
• Giving up
• Vagueness, not committing and inaction
• Being a victim, not a victor
• Being confused and disoriented
• Escaping through drugs, alcohol, daydreaming, sleeping and addictions
• Being oversensitive
• Being extreme
• Avoiding planning
You have chosen a lifetime of service to others. This indicates developing any talents you have, paying attention to detail and becoming an expert in some area. Though focusing is not natural to you, the more you do it, the more you will like it. You would make a fine accountant, editor, analyst, or hairdresser. However in the end you could be a road sweeper because the spiritual task of the north node in 6th house is to learn about the world around you, figure out how you can contribute to it, and work, work, work.
The emphasis this lifetime is on addressing mental and physical health issues. You may spend some significant portion of your life in a hospital, prison, monastery, university, in government institutions such as schools teaching or otherwise “institutionalized.” The routine and order of such a place can help you build faith and heal. However, you choose to ground yourself, it’s important that you do so.
Because of your sensitive nature, you will find many of the things you are asked to do in life unpleasant. Resist the tendency to feel sorry for yourself. It’s important the carrier of the north node in 6th house go about your daily routine with a smile. Complete the tasks at hand, though they tax your abilities or seem unfairly distributed to you. At your worst, you hide behind paranoid fantasies, letting others work while you wallow in self-pity. In this lifetime, completing even the most unpleasant tasks brings a sense of accomplishment and great self-confidence.
Essentially it does not matter what work you do. Don’t worry that your work is not good enough, that the outcome of your endeavours is not ideal, or that you are unloved, or that people let you down, because this life is a tough life, messy, imperfect, and sometimes disappointing. It is can be wonderful and will not be improved by being a victim, a worry-wort or an anxious person. Build your mental and physical strength, maintain a positive attitude, and contribute where you can. You will find a deep well of faith growing inside you.
With your south node in the 12th house or Pisces you are full of spiritual knowledge, having passed many lifetimes and even your childhood, in imaginary worlds, solitary play and contemplation, prayer and meditation. But this really isn’t good for you and you will not be supported as escaping reality or losing yourself in imaginary worlds, will undermine your self-confidence and exaggerate your nerviness.
Because of past experiences you, having the north node in 6th house placement, find organization challenging and have trouble with time management. This may make work difficult, however if you are wise you will stay away from self-pity to a path of responsibility and self-discipline. You may find this daunting at times but the discipline will build your confidence and soothe your soul. Apply restrictions to your thoughts and diet, to keep grounded.
Traditionally this placement indicates good physical health, and taking care of your body is especially important. The fields of psychology, dietician, medicine, natural healing, nutrition, pharmacy or nursing are good for you as you are a natural channel for healing power. Good luck with small animals is also indicated in the north node in 6th house nodal placement.
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