If you are like most people, you for sure have wondered what is your life purpose. The good news is, that your birth chart offers guidance on finding it. The north node is a fascinating point in the natal chart that tells which lessons you are asked to learn in this lifetime. You can learn a lot about a person just by looking at their north node!
In this article, you can learn about the meaning of the north node in first house in astrology. This is an exciting placement and it suggests that you have many talents to develop.
With this placement, the most important thing is to develop a sense of self and learn to exist on your own, without relying on a partner to define you. This is not to say that you should be on your own—not at all!
But you should focus on creating your own identity and learn to set boundaries. With the north node in first house, your relationships tend to drastically improve once you learn to be independent. We’ll get to your other lessons below.
The house of north node in the natal chart tells where you have work to do. In the past, this area was neglected, but you have become very familiar with your south node. The south node is the other lunar node, exactly opposite the north node.
With the north node in the first house, the south node is automatically in the seventh house of partnerships and committed relationships.
Now it’s time to focus on the life areas denoted by your north node in the birth chart. With the north node in first house, this life area is YOU. The sign of the north node gives you more idea about how you can align your life with your soul’s mission.
Keep reading to learn more about the north node in the first house in the birth chart!
North Node in First House Life Lessons
What happens when the north node is located in the first house in your natal chart?
In a nutshell, this position suggests that you should build a strong identity. In the past, you were prone to defining yourself in relation to other people. This placement in the birth chart asks you to find out who you are as a separate person.
The key lessons of the north node in first house are developing independence and learning to be brave and stand up for yourself. Your soul wants to exist as an individual in the first place. With the passing of time, this becomes easier.
There are some similarities between the north node in Aries and the north node in 1st house, but in the first case, you need to develop the qualities of the zodiac sign (read more about the north node in signs here), while the north node in houses speaks about the life areas where you learn and grow the most throughout your life.
With the north node in first house, you pay too much attention to other people’s opinions and what they want you to do. You are eager to please and you prioritize harmony in a relationship. At the same time, it is important to be aware of how this makes you feel. There are times when you want to help or listen to someone else, and there is nothing wrong with that.
However, this should make you feel fulfilled and happy, giving from a place of love. With the north node in first house, this is not always the case. You prioritize the other person even if it makes you feel bad. When you feel frustrated and taken advantage of, you probably wandered back into the domain of your south node. Being aware of this emotion and learning to recognize it can help you a lot. You also need to let go of the abandonment issues and clinginess so common with this placement. The south node in 7th house suggests a tendency for feeling worthless if your partner leaves you, which can lead to staying stuck in dysfunctional partnerships. Loneliness is often a recurring pattern in the lives of north node in 1st house people.
With the north node in first house, the question of identity and independence comes to the front. Your identity is often tied to other people. In the past, you learned to focus on others: what they want and need, what are they expectations of you, how they want you to behave and what actions they want you to take.
The north node in first house also suggests that in the past, you were too dependent on people close to you. In this lifetime, you have to learn to be independent. This is one of the key life lessons for you now. The need to be an individual is often suppressed with this placement in the natal chart. For example, you might agree to do something even if it’s not what you would actually like to do just to please your partner.
It is hard for you to know who you are. It often happens that you have to face challenges in life where you can learn how strong you are and they can help you find your own power. Being self-reliant is important with the north node in first house.
With the north node here, issues related to self-confidence are also likely. People with this placement often suffer with low self-esteem. Learning that you are capable and that you can trust yourself is part of your soul’s mission in this lifetime.
North Node in First House and South Node in the Seventh House
Let’s talk about your past. The south node shows where you come from and what loops you are likely to be caught in. There is nothing wrong with the south node’s life areas and qualities, though, it’s just that we are here to grow and develop.
According to karmic astrology, the north node in the first house suggests prioritizing the needs of others in the past, especially your partner’s needs. In your past lives, you were too absorbed in your marriage or partnerships. This placement might mean that you made quite a lot of sacrifices for your spouse, or you gave up yourself in some other way.
You didn’t get to be who you are or establish a strong sense of self. This placement suggests that you defined yourself through your partner, as a function of others.
It can be hard for you to stand up for yourself. Setting boundaries is a major life lesson. It makes you feel uneasy, as it is outside of your comfort zone. The north node in the first house suggests that deep down, you are afraid of conflicts, or that you try to avoid them whenever you can, even in situations where it would be better to fight for your truth.
Taking Care of Yourself
It is unfamiliar to you to meet your own needs first. For that matter, it might not be easy even to recognize your actual needs.
When the north node is placed in the first house, the south node is in the seventh, as they are exactly opposite each other. Your past self used the strategies of the sign Libra, but it is time to explore the zodiac sign Aries now. For you, the real growth lies in replacing the balance-seeking cooperativeness of Libra with the boldness of Aries. The first house is all about you, and this is what you should focus on in the future, no matter if it is hard and foreign territory.
At the same time, this tendency can make relationships hard for you. You might feel that you give everything, and you get nothing in return. You spend a lot of time and energy doing your best to be there your partner. The north node in the first house suggests that you make sacrifices more often than your partner or other people you are in a relationship with, such as your friends or business partners. It can happen that this can make your partner feel bad, too. They often don’t ask you to do it or to give up on your needs, but this behavior is so natural to you that you are not even aware of this tendency.
It can happen that you choose partners who are selfish in one way or another. Needless to say, this leads to even more frustration. When young and not aware of this placement, you are often attracted to partners who can be domineering or even straightforward tyrannical. Creating (and maintaining) balance is hard with the north node in first house.
You are used to fulfilling the needs of other people and making sure that they are happy, to the extent where you feel like a doormat. This is not only the case in romantic relationships, you also give in too easily in friendships or in business partnerships. With this placement, you have to learn to set boundaries. It’s simply a must for you. Some people have to learn to be more cooperative, but this is not true for north node in first house people. Your relationships will improve once you learn to set emotional boundaries and find your center in yourself. Once you learn how to say no from a place of love and peace, things get better in this life area.
North Node in First House and Your Soul’s Growth
In astrology, the north node in first house suggests that you have to learn to be your own first choice. By working on your identity, sense of self, and finding out who you are when you don’t define yourself in comparison to others, relationships will also become easier for you. You learn what your strengths and weaknesses are, what you want to get from your partner and what you can give them.
The north node in first house teaches you to see yourself more clearly, what at the same time, helps you see other people more clearly.
The zodiac sign of the north node helps you understand this placement better. This sign shows in what way you can recover your sense of self. Developing the traits of this zodiac sign helps you find yourself. If the north node is placed in the same sign as the ascendant, this becomes easier for you, as the ascendant is probably something you are already familiar with.
Another thing that north node in first house people can benefit from is physical exercise. This placement emphasizes the need to maintain a healthy relationship with your body. By focusing on your body and finding balance, you can connect with your higher self, and be more grounded at the same time. Aries, Mars, and the first house correspond to the root chakra. With this placement in the birth chart, usually you have to work on the things associated with this chakra, as it has been suppressed in the past.
It is the direction where you can grow tremendously. Learning that your body is your home in the world is an important life lesson with the north node in the first house.
The Moon’s Nodes in Astrology
The Moon is associated with the domain of the unconscious in astrology. The Moon’s nodes also have to do with unconscious patterns and dominant themes in your life you might not be fully aware of. You are usually not aware of them in the first years of your life. The lunar nodes suggest important life lessons later on.
There are two lunar nodes in astrology: the south node and the north node. They are also called Rahu and Ketu, the Dragon’s tail and head. (In Vedic astrology, both are considered malefic). The lunar nodes are not actual celestial bodies, they are mathematical points that don’t exist in reality. This doesn’t make them any less important, though: the lunar nodes help you understand your soul’s mission better. It can reveal key pieces of information that are essential for seeing the bigger picture.
The Moon’s nodes are the crossing between the Moon’s orbit and the eclipse. The north node and the south node are always opposite each other (most charts depict only the north node, but the south node is there, too, exactly opposite the north node). They are placed in opposite signs: if the north node is in Taurus, the south node is in Scorpio, and vice versa.
Some people believe in reincarnation, some don’t. Nevertheless, the lunar nodes can be helpful, as they reveal a lot of information about your past, no matter what your beliefs or religious background are. The south node can be interpreted as qualities you mastered in your past life, but also qualities you developed in your childhood and in young age.
The First House in the Natal Chart
The first house is one of the most important houses as an angular house. Angular houses manifest on a physical level, and planets placed here influence how you carry yourself in the physical world.
The cusp of the first house is the ascendant, one of the most important points in the natal chart in astrology. To calculate the ascendant, you have to know your exact time of birth because it changes quickly.
The first house is associated with you, the chart holder. This house is all about you: your physical appearance and body, your personal style, the first impression you make, your sense of self and identity. The first house also talks about your early childhood and about the circumstances of your birth. Planets in the first house, the ascendant (which is also called the rising sign), and the ruler of the ascendant, the chart ruler reveal more information about your first house. The house where the chart ruler is placed is of special importance in the natal chart, you can learn more about this topic in this article.
In the chart wheel, the first house is connected with the zodiac sign Aries in the natural chart (of course, the sign here in your own chart doesn’t have to be Aries). Aries is a sign highly compatible with the first house: it is pioneering, full of energy, and driven. The planet Mars is in accidental dignity in the first house.
Planets in the first house indicate a colorful, dynamic personality.
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