The north node in fourth house suggests that in this lifetime, the life area you should focus on is your home life and family. It is hard for you to just go with the flow and give up on control. You are used to being the authority figure, but now, you need to focus on your heart rather than following the rules.
With the north node in the fourth house, there is a strong pull towards spending your energy in your career and professional life. In the past, this is what you did and what you have already learned. However, this is not where growth can happen in the present and in the future.
The lunar nodes are very important in astrology. In the natal chart, they reveal your soul’s purpose and mission in this lifetime. The north node shows where your soul wants to go: its house shows the life area where you can learn the most, while the sign shows qualities you need to develop.
The other lunar node, the south node tells a different story. This point shows your past in astrology. The south node represents something you have already mastered, and is feels very familiar to you. You often feel very inclined to go back to your south node, but this is not what you are supposed to do.
If you have your north node in fourth house in your natal chart, this also means that your south node lies in the tenth house. The lunar nodes are directly opposite each other. By analyzing them together, you understand the bigger picture.
The north node in the fourth house is somewhat similar to having the north node in Cancer.
Keep reading to learn more about a natal north node in fourth house in astrology!
North Node in Fourth House and South Node in Tenth House
To understand what you want to accomplish and learn, it is helpful to first reflect on the past first.
What happens if the north node is in the fourth house and the south node in the tenth?
The tenth house is the house of career, professional life, ambition, public reputation. It is the natural house of Capricorn. The south node here suggests that in the past, you were concerned with responsibility. You took things very seriously. You were focused on hard work, and perhaps you left little time for your loved ones or for having fun.
Control is very important for you. The north node in 4th house is a classic placement for a control freak. There is a tendency to want to control everything and everyone, what can cause you trouble in your family life. Unless other placements in the chart compensate for this, your emotional side can be underdeveloped with the north node in 4th house. In the present, you can grow by listening to your intuition instead of relying on structures and rules.
Authority is another important question with this placemen. In the past, you were often an authority person, who was used to being in the position of power and control. It is very hard for you to accept that you can’t control everything, but this is exactly what you need to learn in order to level up on your spiritual journey. The south node in tenth house can indicate a domineering, emotionally detached person.
People with this placement have a strong drive to accomplish great things. You are very ambitious, and you are used to being ambitious and shooting for the stars. This is not to say that you should stop having great goals, but rather to approach them in a more intuitive way.
In the past, you were oriented on your career, and there is a tendency to when things go wrong (require effort) in your private life, go back to your office and keep working. The north node in fourth house and south node in tenth house can indicate a workaholic. Work and responsibility can take up a numbing role in your life, even turning into escapism.
While you very often excel at your career, it is not what life is supposed to be only about. The north node in fourth house suggests that there is no more room for growth in this direction.
The fourth house is also a parental house in astrology. The north node in fourth house is often a sign that one of your parents had high expectations for you. They wanted you to do your absolute best. This parent probably envisioned a very bright future for you, and they sometimes didn’t care about your emotions, only about accomplishments.
North Node in Fourth House: The Quest for Home
The north node in fourth house suggests that you can learn and grow by focusing on your family life. Creating a home can be challenging with this placement, as the north node represents something new and unknown. The matters of the house where the north node is placed in shows a new area.
With the north node in fourth house, it is hard for you to cooperate with others. You are used to being in a position of authority, what can be annoying to your loved ones. This can indicate friction in your relationship with your family members. With the north node in fourth house, there are life events that show you the power of cooperation and just going with the flow.
Later in life, you will learn to be vulnerable. Creating emotional safety is one of the most important life lessons with the north node in fourth house. In the past, you often felt isolated from others by the role of an authority figure. Now, it is time to remove this wall, and embrace being human, with strengths and weaknesses. Learning to be imperfect and to learn that this is perfectly fine is a key lesson with the north node in fourth house.
The North Node in Astrology
The lunar nodes are not existing, physical celestial objects. They are fictional points, calculated as the intersection between the Moon’s orbit and the ecliptic.
There are two lunar nodes, the north node and the south node. They are also called Rahu and Ketu, or the Dragon’s Head and the Dragon’s Tail. They are both worth paying attention to!
In the natal chart, the north node and the south node reveal your mission and life purpose. They are considered karmic points in the birth chart. The lunar nodes are associated with your past lives, but also with your past in this lifetime. They also shows karmic lessons and what your soul wants to learn.
The south node is your past: this point shows what you have already learned. Things represented by the south node feel familiar and you excel at these things.
The north node, on the other hand, shows what you have yet to learn. The house of the north node represents a life area new to you. Its sign shows traits your soul wants to develop in this lifetime.
The good thing is, once you start to align your life with your north node, it feels very good! Even though it requires a lot of effort and you struggle in the beginning, following the north node makes you feel happy and fulfilled.
The Fourth House in the Natal Chart
The fourth house is associated with the zodiac sign Cancer, and it is the house where the Moon is in accidental dignity.
The main keywords of the fourth house are home and family. This house is associated with privacy, your family life, physical home. Land and real estate are also connected with the fourth house.
Besides home and family, the fourth house is a parental house, too, in astrology. Opinions are mixed on which house represents which parent. Most often, the fourth house is connected with the mother or maternal figure, and the tenth house is the house of the father.
The cusp of the fourth house is the Imum coeli (Latin for the bottom of the sky), one of the angles of the chart. This point corresponds to the part of the sky that was the lowest at the moment of your birth, as seen from the place of your birth.
If you want to learn more about this house, check out this article about the meaning of the fourth house in astrology.
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