North Node in the 2nd house

Having your North Node in the 2nd house of the natal chart automatically also means that the South Node is located in the 8th house. This natal placement of the nodes indicates a heavy emphasis on matters concerning your belongings, possessions, and money. In addition, the axis shows that your life lesson also involves your attitude towards other people’s money and how you use it.
As the Lunar Nodes indicate Karmic debts and connections with previous lifetimes, the native who has the North Node in the 2nd house must concentrate on standing on his own legs during this incarnation. The North Node always shows what road we must follow in order to develop ourselves, and most of the times it is not the easiest one to choose.

Most people usually feel quite uncomfortable about marching towards fulfilling matters of the house where the North Node is located. This is because during previous lifetimes we have gathered a lot of experience concerning the South Node house matters. Indeed, we are a lot more acquainted with the roads we have already walked; yet life requires from us to abandon the safety of known patterns and face development through unknown areas.

For fulfilling our cause, the North Node strengthens everything it touches. Of course, a lot of fears can be present concerning the direction it indicates, as it is a terra incognita yet to be discovered. Yet, the North Node is quite beneficial when in conjunction with any planet present in the house, even if it is a “malefic”. Of course, a “malefic” adversely aspected will still remain a rather harsh lesson to learn. Spiritual growth will be eventually reached; even if it comes through difficulties, but generally expect the North Node of the Moon to bless you with an expansion of the positive traits of any planet nearby.

When the North Node is located in the 2nd house, the native is destined to progress spiritually through understanding the value of value. Yes, this phrase might be a paradox, but this placement indicates that the person was born with problematic patterns concerning the acquisition of wealth, possessions, while also personal self-esteem connected to them. With his South Node being in the 8th house (which rules other people’s money), the individual with the North Node in the 2nd house feels a lot of security when being dependent on other people concerning wealth.
This is exactly what he must abandon and create his own path of prosperity, and learn the value of objects through giving his own sweat to gain them. Often, people with the North Node in the 2nd house feel unworthy and do not believe that they can reach financial success. Moreover, they will have difficulties in calculating the value of their own efforts, pricing their work and creations and generally handling money.

Yet, the North Node is a powerful weapon, and its placement in the second house will aid them a lot in their cause. Any planet present near the North Node will be permanently empowered, and even slow-moving transiting planets in conjunction with the Node will play a karmic role in the individual’s struggle to expand his material possessions. The whole procedure will be uncomfortable in the beginning, as the native may even be frowning at money. Also, moral issues about materialism and dilemmas will most certainly appear. Nevertheless, there is no other way than embracing this transformative experience, as one cannot rely on recourses of other people forever.

Through patience and effort, the native will eventually manage to activate his North Node and deactivate the South. Then, the 2nd house issues will start functioning better, granting the native a life-changing view of the big picture that was obstructing him to prosper. When the individual starts depending entirely on his own finances, the karmic balance between the nodes will be harmonious again, meaning that his debt to his own self has been paid.

After that moment, the native can safely start using his South Node again, but of course this time in a conscious way. He can safely include other people’s resources in his life again, but must always continue producing his own wealth too, in order not to return to previous misbalanced situations. This time, it will be harder to abandon the 2nd house activities, as returning to the South Node way of life will instantly demolish his self-esteem. Thus, his perception of himself becomes a security net, not allowing him to easily jump to older patterns.

Other types of lessons that can appear to people with the North Node in the 2nd house are connected with borrowing, lending while also ownership. It is vital that the native understands that these activities are not clearly defined in his mind, and should search for a formula that makes them function beneficially both for him and for others. Especially if the 2nd house includes Neptune or Uranus, which are planets that blur or even dissolve the meaning of ownership, the person will even have to develop a personal philosophy concerning such matters.

When Jupiter or Venus are present in the house, the person will eventually reach a rather prosperous life. Their beneficial rays will be furthermore empowered by the North Node as if it is a magnifying glass. Of course, the closer a planet is to the Node, the stronger will be their mutual effect.

Watch out for the presence of Mars, Saturn or Pluto near the Node. The fiery red planet will give a lot of power for accomplishing your financial goals; yet along with energy comes frustration and aggression. Learn to keep the explosive reactions as calm as possible, for it will be persistence that will grant you success. Saturn may bring you a lot of initial disappointments, probably allowing you to prosper in the latter years of your lives. His presence near the North Node indicates that you should develop a lot of patience, stability, and organization in your efforts. On the other hand, Pluto can act as a strong benefic, bringing aid from powerful people. Nevertheless, problems can appear if the native activates the planet too much and starts becoming thirsty and obsessed about wealth. Watch out for difficult aspects with other planets, as overindulging in feeding Pluto’s thirst can make a person a wealth vampire.

The Sun or the Moon present near a North Node in the 2nd house shows that the father or the mother respectively may have a karmic impact on the native’s financial life. Finally, Mercury definitely involves a lot of conscious thought, and if you have such a natal aspect you will work out the whole Nodal Axis situation in a rather philosophical way.

Some last general advice for all people who have the Dragon’s Head in the 2nd house is the obvious tactic of keeping away from 8th house issues. Do not take credit from banks, do not rely on your significant other’s money, do not rely on the expectation of an inheritance. Also, do not use your sexual energy in order to attract people that will raise your financial levels, and do not indulge in searching for magical ways to create yourself a fortune. Understand that the North Node grants you all the tools needed, and just start working to build your own, independent life.

Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.

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Mind-blown. “do not use your sexual energy in order to attract people that will raise your financial levels, and do not indulge in searching for magical ways to create yourself a fortune.” – this is exactly the urge! How do I overcome this and start believing in my own success?


I really need for people to leave this notion of ‘self-esteem’ behind. It’s aggravating. more often than not, the trouble isn’t how a person feels about themselves, but how they feel about the obstacles that crop up. It’s healthy. It’s human. I think I am fine, but that doesn’t mean I like everything I go through and yeah, sometimes I cry about it, but then I get up and take action because that’s what we do with North Node in Aquarius in the 2nd.


Exactly. I have no self esteem issues at all. It really is annoying to read about this. I have Leo NN in the 2nd


Well, I’ve been reading ur articles since 2 years and it is very strong and deep. You don’t know how much I owe u for the knowledge I gained through ur articles, I wish if I could be one of ur students. Thank u a lot @Xaos