The north node is a fascinating feature of the natal chart. You can learn a lot about a person just by looking to their north node! In this article, you can learn about the north node in first house in astrology.
What happens if you have your north node in the first house?
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 yourself and learn to set boundaries. With the north node in first house, your relationships can drastically improve once you learn to be independent and follow your north node.
The house of north node in the natal chart shows a life area where you have work to do. In the past, you overlooked this area, but you became very familiar with your south node. When the north node is in the first house, the south node is in the seventh house of partnerships and committed relationships.
Now it’s time to focus on the life areas designed 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
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 focus on yourself more.
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.
There are some similarities between the north node in Aries and the north node in first house, but in the first case, you need to develop the qualities of the zodiac sign, while the north node in houses suggests a life area where you can learn and grow.
With the north node in first house, you often pay too much attention to other people’s opinion and what they want you to do. 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.
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 other people. 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.
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
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 a lot of sacrifices for your spouse, or you gave up on 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.
It can be hard for you to stand up for yourself. 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.
It is unfamiliar to you to focus on yourself first. 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 a 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 trying to help 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 comes so naturally to you that you are not even aware of this tendency.
It can happen that you also tend to choose partners who are selfish in some way, what makes you feel even worse. When young and not aware of this placement, you are often attracted to partners who are domineering or even 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 first choice in your own life. By working on your identity, sense of self, finding who you are, 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 things 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 the unconscious. 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. These are not actual celestial bodies but fictional points. 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 intersection 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 reveal a lot of information about your past, no matter what your beliefs or religious background is. 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 houses. Angular houses play out on a physical level, and planets placed here manifest 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.
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, driven. The planet Mars is in accidental dignity in the first house.
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