North Node in the 6th house

Having your North Node in the 6th house of the natal chart automatically also means that the South Node is located in the 12th house. This natal placement of the North Node indicates a heavy emphasis on matters concerning one’s daily routines and health, while also his work and relations with co-workers, employers or employees. In addition, the 6th/12th axis shows that your life lesson involves your attitude towards secrets, the occult, and places of restriction, while also the option of leaving behind your past lives and concentrating on your current reality.

As the Lunar Nodes indicate Karmic debts and connections with previous lifetimes, the native who has the North Node in the 6th house must dedicate himself entirely to his current lifetime. The South Node in the 12th house indicates a lot of memories from previous lives, which haunt the native and consume a lot of his time and thoughts. He may frequently have isolation tendencies, during which a lot of energy is being absorbed and sent back to his previous lifetimes. The karmic path of such a native is to break this pattern, as he ends up vampirizing on his own self.

The North Node always shows us 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”. Naturally, a malefic planet 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.

The North Node in the 6th house signifies a karmic need to concentrate on his daily routines. He must establish a stable schedule, take care of his health and fill his reality with activities. Such a native must get more connected with his body, exercise and keep it in a good shape. He is born with an overactive spiritual world, which makes him forget that he has a carnal vessel too. He must pay attention to nourish and nurture it daily, or else health problems will appear.

Also, a sixth house North Node can bring to the native a karmic road of serving other people. He must learn to respect his co-workers and establish harmonious relations with his employees or employers, depending on what type of career he is destined to have. Career-wise, he must learn to dedicate efforts and see the products of his sweat. The North Node in the 6th house can create fears of failure in one’s work, but the native is destined to reach his goals. It is the battle with the fear, that is the lesson; we should not forget that the 12th house is ruling our phobias and self-undoing.

The 6th/12th house Lunar Node axis brings the dilemmas “Present or Past”, “Body or Mind”, “Action or thought”, and we must choose the first option. Our previous incarnations were having a repetitive choice of the second one, a pattern that we should stop now. It is possible that we did not have a different option during our previous lives. The 12th house indicates a restriction in institutions. An individual’s South Node in the 12th house suggests that he has passed time in prisons, monasteries or asylums. It is natural that in such kind of places the body starts to lose its meaning, and our perception concentrates on our souls and thoughts.

This incarnation enforces us to forget and let go of those memories. The native’s body is now free, and he must give to it the credit it deserves. People with such a placement should indulge in physical activities slightly more than all the rest so that they balance the connection of body and soul in the big picture.

A North Node in the 6th house requires us to abandon our fears, and not live a solitary life, isolated from the community. Solitude may attract them as they feel rather comfortable in it, but under no circumstances should they engage in such choices. Instead, they must find ways to push themselves into taking part in creative business projects and generally learn how to progress through work.

The 6th house rules pets and small animals, and the North Node makes the relations with them a necessary part of the native’s life. No matter if he likes animals or not, his karma suggests that he must own a pet. The presence of small animals in his life is necessary for his spiritual progress, while they can also heal his body and help him build necessary daily routines. By taking care of an animal daily, he will learn how to take care of his own self too. Of course, the North Node acts as a benefic and usually helps great love to develop between them and their pets.

Yet, the native with a North Node in the 6th house should be very careful with handling large animals. They are ruled by the 12th house, not by the 6th house, so they symbolize things we should leave back. People with this placement are advised to stay away from large animals, especially if they have a malefic planet present in the 12th house. This can indicate accidents that can be the echo of difficult events of previous lifetimes. Do not bring those events to the current lifetime, stick to your 6th house.

The 12th house is all about self-sacrifice and giving, while the 6th one indicates putting a price. Sixth house North Node people know how to give for free but have not learned to price their efforts and products. A life lesson for them is to understand the value of their work through money and benefits they receive from it. Also, other lessons include the matter of time. They must learn to keep their schedules, while also work with deadlines.

When you activate your sixth house and balance the karmic axis between the two Nodes, you will be able again to seek development in the twelfth house related matters. So, if a monastic life, selfless giving, solitude or your inner world are very important for you, you may safely dedicate yourself to them in your elder years. By developing your 6th house, you are actually opening the 12th house gates too. Only then you will be able to use your South Node in a proper way, this time consciously.

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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That was intense. I have these nodes and reading this has helped me better understand way I am the way I am. Thank you!


Very well written article!


Excellent and eye-opening. Thank you! Will look for you on FB. Blessings! 🍃🌸🍃