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What Is My South Node? How To Find It & What It Means

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The lunar nodes in your birth chart, known as the South Node and North node, reveal your life's purpose.

The lunar nodes aren't planets. Instead, they're placed at the points where the moon's orbit crossed the Sun's path as seen from the earth at the time of your birth.

In your natal chart, your lunar nodes sit directly opposite of each other. While the North Node determines your destiny, the South Node depicts your past lives.

Your South Node is an inherited part of your soul that now describes who you are.

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The signs your lunar nodes are in reveal the traits you should strive to obtain and lessons you're destined to learn in this life (the North Node) as well as the challenges you faced in past lives and the traits you used to overcome them (the South Node).

The South Node is somewhat like your comfort zone. While your North Node will provide clues on the life path that will lead you to happiness, the South Node includes your natural gifts that, when tapped into, can propel you forward towards that new life path. 

It will be easy to settle into your South Node traits as they're what you intuitively know. However, it's the North Node that you should ultimately aspire to.

What Is My South Node?

To find your South Node, use a birth chart calculator to complete your natal chart. To do this, you'll need to enter your birthplace and time.

The lunar nodes change signs every 18 months.

Aries South Node

  • Jun 17, 1958 – Dec 15, 1959
  • Jan 8, 1977 – Jul 5, 1978
  • Aug 1, 1995 – Jan 25, 1997
  • Feb 19, 2014 – Nov 11, 2015
  • Oct 15, 2032 – May 22, 2032

If your South Node is in Aries, it means that you have been a bit selfish. You always want to be the center of attention and the needs of others have no match for your own needs. You are ruthless and you won't stop for anything to get what you want.

Aries South Node has a Libra North Node, which means to improve yourself, you need to start cooperating with the people around you and put more effort into making friends than enemies. 

Taurus South Node

  • Oct 5, 1956 – Jun 16, 1958
  • Jul 10, 1975 – Jan 7, 1977
  • Feb 2, 1994 – Jul 31, 1995
  • Aug 30, 2012 – Feb 18, 2014
  • Mar 21, 2031 – Oct 14, 2032

A Taurus South Node tells us that you can be materialistic. You love to live in luxury and haven't given anything besides that much of a chance.

You need to start letting go of your materialistic side and seek out your spirituality. You need to also stop being held responsible for others because you haven't given yourself much care.

Overall, you need to let go of materialistic pleasures and embrace something that is more personal to you. 

Gemini South Node

  • Apr 3, 1955 – Oct 4, 1956
  • Oct 28, 1973 – Jul 9, 1975
  • Aug 2, 1992 – Feb 1, 1994
  • Mar 4, 2011 – Aug 29, 2012
  • Sep 24, 2029 – Mar 20, 2031

The Gemini South Node tends to be dishonest. You can always find the reason behind something so you don't hold yourself accountable or you can talk yourself out of anything.

You are into gossiping, but you need to move past that. You need to start focusing your energy on your productivity and start being truthful to others and to yourself. 

Cancer South Node

  • Oct 10, 1953 – Apr 2, 1955
  • Apr 28, 1972 – Oct 27, 1973
  • Nov 19, 1990 – Aug 1, 1992
  • Aug 22, 2009 – Mar 3, 2011
  • Mar 27, 2028 – Sept 23, 2029

The Cancer South Node indicates that you put the needs of others over your own too much of the time. You do anything to not do anything by yourself, but it's time to not be afraid of being alone.

This South Node also means that you need to start being a bit more selfish and not give everything you have to help others.

Leo South Node

  • Mar 29, 1952 – Oct 9, 1953
  • Nov 3, 1970 – Apr 27, 1972
  • May 23, 1989 – Nov 18, 1990
  • Dec 19, 2007 – Aug 21, 2009
  • Jul 27, 2026 – Mar 26, 2028

People with a Leo South Node are quick to take the blame for everything. The Leo South Node takes things very personally.

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This South Node is telling you to stop focussing on the negatives and start letting other people's problems go. You don't need to take their problems on as your own. 

Virgo South Node

  • Jul 27, 1950 – Mar 28, 1952
  • Apr 20, 1969 – Nov 2, 1970
  • Dec 3, 1987 – May 22, 1989
  • Jun 23, 2006 – Dec 18, 2007
  • Jan 12, 2025 – Jul 26, 2026

The Virgo South Node indicates that you overanalyze everything. You focus on the little details that have no true meaning or you need to find a direct answer to whatever you are trying to figure out.

You can start healing yourself by letting go of your need for control because it's given you so much anxiety. You need to find peace and stability. 

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Libra South Node

  • Jan 27, 1949 – Jul 26, 1950
  • Aug 20, 1967 – Apr 19, 1969
  • Apr 7, 1986 – Dec 2, 1987
  • Dec 27, 2004 – Jun 22, 2006
  • Jul 18, 2023 – Jan 11, 2025

The Libra South Node tends to place too much weight on what others think of you, and worse, anticipate that others will think the worst. 

In this life, you instinctively look to create deep emotional connections with others in order to feel a sense of belonging.

Scorpio South Node

  • Aug 3, 1947 – Jan 26, 1949
  • Feb 20, 1966 – Aug 19, 1967
  • Sep 12, 1984 – Apr 6, 1986
  • Apr 15, 2003 – Dec 26, 2004
  • Jan 19, 2022 – Jul 17, 2023

The Scorpio South Node suggests that you need to put an immediate end to being possessive and manipulative. You get what you want by relying on other people instead of yourself.

You need to start making your own way in life. You need to become self-sufficient.

Sagittarius South Node

  • Dec 4, 1945 – Aug 2, 1947
  • Aug 26, 1964 – Feb 19, 1966
  • Mar 17, 1983 – Sep 11, 1984
  • Oct 14, 2001 – Apr 14, 2003
  • May 6, 2020 – Jan 18, 2022

The Sagittarius South Node indicates that you are very unrealistic. You run from yourself and from others when times get tough. It's time to become grounded and put down roots.

Stop using your adventures as a way to escape and run from yourself. Try to start looking at yourself and others on equal footing.

Capricorn South Node

  • May 12, 1944 – Dec 3, 1945
  • Dec 24, 1962 – Aug 25, 1964
  • Sep 25, 1981 – Mar 16, 1983
  • Apr 10, 2000 – Oct 13, 2001
  • Nov 7, 2018 – May 5, 2020

The Capricorn South Node reveals that you rely way too much on money and success to bring you happiness. This has left you alone.

You need to stop overworking yourself and put yourself on the same level as others. You aren't better than them. Let your materialistic side go and focus on finding love and a place for yourself in society. 

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

  • Nov 22, 1942 – May 11, 1944
  • Jun 11, 1961 – Dec 23, 1962
  • Jan 6, 1980 – Sep 24, 1981
  • Apr 10, 2000 – Oct 13, 2001
  • May 10, 2017 – Nov 6, 2018

The Aquarius South Node is super afraid of showing emotions. You try to keep your feelings bottled up inside.

But this needs to stop! Your South Node indicates that you need to start sharing your feelings even if it makes others uncomfortable.

You have feelings too, so you should be able to express them. Start letting your own feelings take precedence over others so you don't let people continue to walk over your own needs. 

Pisces South Node

  • May 25, 1941 – Nov 21, 1942
  • Dec 16, 1959 – Jun 10, 1961
  • Jul 6, 1978 – Jan 5, 1980
  • Jan 26, 1997 – Oct 20, 1998
  • Nov 12, 2015 – May 9, 2017

The Pisces South Node is telling you to not let people walk all over you. You give yourself to others freely and without thought, but that isn't fair to you.

You never put yourself first or take care of yourself. You need to stop letting others freely take advantage of you. 

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Emily Francos is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, and relationships.

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