**In this post, we will take the House that the North Node falls in out of the equation and just focus on what it means to have your North Node in a specific sign (and what it means to have the South Node in the polarity sign). Usually with things having to do with the Nodal Axis (and growing into our North Node), a catalyst occurs in our lives that edges us out of the comfort of the South Node and into the uncharted territory of the North. This catalyst could be something major and life changing (such as a death, marriage, or divorce), or even something much more minor. Something will kind of shake us internally, saying “Wake up, fucker. You’re supposed to move beyond this,” whatever the “this” in the situation is. Once this waking up occurs, you will begin to move towards the North Node. Though, in all my years of study, this period of waking up usually doesn’t occur until the person’s first Saturn Return, or after it.**
North Node in Taurus/South Node in Scorpio: If you have the North Node in Taurus, your North Node mission in this life is all about security and stability in the physical world, to learn to take care of yourself for yourself, to calm down/slow down and relax. In this lifetime, your soul wanted to evolve into something more earthy, grounded and stable in the physical reality. This is probably a far cry from your South Node in Scorpio, which indicates that you spent your previous lifetime (or maybe several lifetimes) in a state of change and in the intangible/spiritual world. There may have been a lot of upheaveal and chaos (which you may or may not have caused), issues with power (either misusing your own power or not standing up to other people’s when you should’ve), and possibly even some abuse (either with you as the giver or receiver). In this lifetime, your soul wanted to chill the fuck out; your soul is tired from all the chaos and drama that your past lives brought you, hence the North Node here in more relaxed, slow moving, and calm Taurus. There is also a real inner strength inside of you, for having lived through some pretty dark shit in your past lives you have the emotional wherewithal to handle just about anything this lifetime throws at you. The thing here is that when this lifetime throws something really awful your way, your knee-jerk reaction may be to react through the Scorpio South Node themes, feeding into the chaos which makes everything worse for you, as well as having an almost obsessive compulsive streak when going after the perpetrators of these curveballs. When life throws those really terrible curveballs your way take a deep breath, center yourself, and relax. Keep the stability that you have tried so hard to cultivate in this lifetime (whether you realize it or not). And through everything in this life, please don’t forget to enjoy yourself & take the time to smell the roses.
North Node in Scorpio/South Node in Taurus: This lifetime, Scorpio North Node person, is all about transcendence beyond the physical world and all the comforts that you naturally enjoy there. In this lifetime, your soul really wanted to get to the depths of it’s emotional core and to shake things up. In your past life (or past lifetimes) you probably focused heavily on obtaining these creature comforts that make you feel good and secure (whether that be money, a comfortable and beautiful home, nice possessions, etc). You also probably took things slowly, were self-made (in the sense that everything you obtained in the physical world was obtained for you, by you), probably didn’t let a whole lot ruffle your feathers (even if this was to your own detriment….maybe you should’ve let some things bother you sometimes), and all of these themes and energies are probably what you feel the most comfortable expressing in this lifetime. You are probably a naturally very self-sufficient and stable person in all ways, from knowing who you are to being able to handle things yourself without much help from others. The more rational side of yourself usually wins out to any real deep emotions that you may have from time to time. Don’t fight those emotions in this life, for they are part of what you are here to understand. You are supposed to understand and come to terms with those emotions that in previous lifetimes you probably dismissed in favor of calming down and keeping things on an even-keel. This lifetime should be all about moving into the spiritual and intangible world, moving away from the very fixed/rigid beliefs that you may have, and transcending to something greater than you can imagine. Once you learn to let go of things in the physical/tangible world (and it may not be just learning, but an actual catalyst that forces you to let go of things like possessions), you will be on the path to evolving into your North Node’s mission.