The north node in the sixth house emphasizes the importance of service. By serving both others and yourself, your soul intends to learn important life lessons in this lifetime.
In this article, you can learn about the north node in sixth house in the natal chart. This also means that your south node takes place in the twelfth house, as the lunar nodes are always directly opposite each other in the natal chart.
This position of the north node in the birth chart is somewhat similar to having the north node in Virgo.
Keep reading to learn more about the meaning of a natal north node in sixth house in astrology!
North Node in Sixth House and South Node in Twelfth House
To understand your north node and the direction your soul wants to grow towards, first it is important to understand the past, represented by the south node in astrology.
As the lunar nodes are opposite each other, the north node in sixth house suggests that the south node is placed in the twelfth house of service and self-undoing.
The north node in sixth house suggests that in the past, you were drawn to the mystical side of life, sometimes replacing reality with dreams, fantasies. You possess an innate talent for spirituality, helping others, service, and you can easily tap into the creativity of the subconscious mind. If the rest of the birth chart reinforces it, your intuitive side is very strong with the south node in twelfth house.
In this lifetime, your soul wants to create order, and channelize the creative flow in the structure of your daily routines. By paying attention to details and being more organized, you are able to use the transcendental qualities of the twelfth house in a way that helps both others and yourself.
With the south node in the twelfth house, you have a lot of dreams, but you don’t have the routines to turn the dreams into reality. You enjoy the realm of fantasy and imagination, and you navigate in this domain like at home. The dilemma between dreams and reality is very strong with the north node in sixth house. However, this placement suggests that it is the sixth house, the house of reality that you should prefer. Focusing on this house leads you to your purpose. The more organized, strategic, detailed you are, the more fulfilled you will feel with this position of the lunar nodes in the natal chart.
You enjoy solitude and being on your own. You are very introspective and need to spend time alone. There is nothing wrong with this when done in moderation. However, there is a tendency to quit if things are not running smoothly, whether in a relationship or in your professional life, and retreat from the world. The north node in sixth house also suggests that you were prone to escapism. Running away doesn’t serve you anymore.
North node in sixth house people can easily get stack in dreamland. In the past, there was a tendency to favor the mystical world of dreams to paying attention to details and working diligently, on a day-to-day basis. You are very familiar with chaos, and now, your soul wants to create order.
North Node in Sixth House
With the north node in the sixth house in the natal chart, your soul wants to learn to take responsibility for your actions and learn to be the master of your own ship.
The twelfth house is the most mystical house, its transcendental qualities are detached from the everyday reality. In the past, you were used to being away, both physically and mentally. This placement suggests hardships standing up for yourself. There was a tendency in your past to just drift and see where the flow will take you. However, in this lifetime, you need to develop an analytical approach to life: make a plan, find out how to execute it, and do the work.
This placement suggests that in the past, you were prone to being the victim of others. You easily give away your power, but this makes you feel drowned. It is necessary for you to learn to rely on yourself in the first place. You cannot surrender anymore, there is no more room for growth in this place. Inaction is something you need to leave behind with the north node in sixth house.
Learning to serve others but at the same time, serve yourself, too, is an important life lesson with the north node in the sixth house. If the sixth house-twelfth house axis is emphasized in the birth chart, you have a strong sense of duty. However, with the north node in sixth house, you tend to be too selfless. You try to help others even in situations when it might be better to prioritize yourself first.
The North Node in Astrology
There are two lunar nodes in astrology: the north node and the south node. They reveal a lot about your soul’s mission in this lifetime: they show what you want to learn and what you want to distance yourself from (not completely, of course, but it is not what will be your major focus in this lifetime). In karmic astrology, the lunar nodes are of particular importance. They are associated with your past lives (the south node) and life lessons in this lifetime (the north node). If you don’t believe in reincarnation, you can also interpret the lunar nodes as your early years and the traits your future self will develop.
The Moon’s nodes don’t exist, they are mathematical points, the intersection between the Moon’s orbit and the ecliptic. They are also called Rahu and Ketu, or another name for the lunar nodes is the Dragon’s Head and the Dragon’s Tail.
The Sixth House in the Natal Chart
If you want to learn more about the sixth house in the natal chart, read this in-depth article.
The sixth house is the natural house of Virgo. It is a cadent house, planets here express themselves on a mental plane in the first place. The most important keyword of the sixth house is service, things you repeat on a day-to-day basis: taking care of your physical body, going to work, dealing with your coworkers or employees.
As an earth house, the sixth house has to do with your job and making a living. It is important to tell apart the tenth house, the house of career, and the sixth house, the house of your day job. The tenth house describes your professional path, while the sixth house in the natal chart shows how you make money to pay for the bills.
Besides your job, the sixth house is also the house of health in astrology. It shows how you take care of your health, whether your daily routines contribute to a healthy life, or if you have self-destructive habits.