A person’s birth chart or natal chart has eight special points that represent important moments and areas in your life, as well as your tendencies. One of these eight special points is the Nodes of the Moon.
The Nodes of the Moon in your astrology chart, that is the North Node and South Node, suggest that all people enter into this world with some underdeveloped and overdeveloped aspects of our character.
Pointing to specific qualities, the Nodes of the Moon specifically the South Node hint of our overdeveloped character traits are easy for us to fall back on. However, if we hold on to these traits for security, they may weaken our lives. The North Node, on the other hand, suggests of the qualities that people need in order to develop so that they can find inner balance.
Both the North Node and South Node points are located directly opposite each other. They are not considered as planetary bodies but instead, they are points that take into consideration the relationship between the Sun, Moon, and Earth at the time of our birth. These very important points in astrology indicate your soul’s evolutionary path.
Suggesting personal karmic imbalance, the Nodes of the Moon work consciously on these ”life lessons” which will bring us to increased happiness and fulfillment.
A difficult time of feeling personal success is experienced if people exaggerate and withdraw on the qualities of our South Node, at the expense of developing our North Node.
It has been observed that people often start to meet and work on their North Node lessons in their thirties, whether or not they are aware of the issues through Astrology. However, before this stage of our lives, we may be somewhat blind to our South Node tendencies.
The South Node represents the direction you’re coming from, while the North Node is where you’re going.
The North Node is said to be the Soul Messenger. It is said to be the only most important point in anyone’s birth chart for it describes what your soul wants to learn and experience in this life. It describes the evolutionary needs of your Soul. When these qualities of the North Node are acted upon we are able to heal and nurture ourselves. This is guiding us in what area of life we need to bring emphasis on and the ways to do it.
On the contrary, the South Node is said to describe the qualities from our previous life. It describes how we lived during our youth and the latent or repressed unconscious, unrecognized talents and abilities that we bring over from a former life. It also displays both the obstructive and negative qualities that our Soul wishes to eliminate.
Generally considered as your inheritance, the South Node includes karma from past lives. South Node’s sign and house possess insights about the instinctual behaviors and the impressed hidden history on your soul.
So if you will have your birth charts read, read carefully on what your North Node tells you. Although it feels a little unfamiliar and challenging, just remember that it offers powerful suggestions to the qualities our soul wants to use and acquire in this life.