South Node in the 10th house

Being born with the South Node in the 10th house indicates that the native should give less importance towards becoming famous and establishing a career-orientated life, and instead concentrate on creating a family and a beautiful domestic surrounding. In addition, a vital karmic request of his path is to promote his ancestral and cultural traditions, while also get involved with land and property.
As the Lunar Nodes are always opposing each other, a 10th house South Node gives a 4th house North node. That placement has been excessively analyzed in the respective article.

A 10th house South Node person feels quite comfortable in being a popular figure and in receiving places of authority. During previous lives, he may have been a famous person and definitely had excelled in his career. This placement indicates strong managerial traits, hard work and probably a lot of personal sacrifices in order to achieve that. Experience in work runs in his veins, and this ability also echoes in this incarnation. That can be particularly noticed in people whose 10th house also contains vital planets, powerful by sign or strongly aspected by other planets and points.

The South Node in the 10th house create a strong ease towards expanding in the same direction, and these patterns can easily reappear. The individual may have a tendency to seek comfort in them during his young years and can have extravagant abilities to dedicate to hard work. In some cases, even memories of works from previous lives can appear; the young individual will very easily develop business ideas of his own even in early years.

Of course, living the same patterns again does not really help the native progress, as his soul path is now showing a need to move towards the opposite direction and pay attention to his family lineage, both ancestors, and descendants. The 4th/10th axis of the Lunar Nodes is probably a hard dilemma that life can impose on someone. It creates the common stereotype of “work vs family”, and needs a very careful approach so as to establish the correct priorities. Nevertheless, a transit usually awakens his consciousness and the native will choose consciously to abandon old habits and strive towards new ones.

Curiously enough, benefic planets such as Venus or Jupiter in conjunction with the South Node in the 10th house can manifest in such a great way that the native really will not want to change his views concerning career. These two planets, especially if well-aspected, will make it very easy for him to raise his social status. Progress in work can come naturally, while also admiration from others. Therefore, such a native will have to fight harder within his own mind, as someone does not easily relinquish the pride of being a human who reigns and organizes, in order to do the exact opposite and dedicate himself to a family life. It takes strength and courage to choose walking the difficult road.

If you have this placement, reconsider your quest of power. Such desires might be very sweet to fulfill, yet what your soul really needs is a quite simple life. Success is not always dwelling in glory, and it is better to let such dreams collapse as they can only lead you towards vanity and emptiness.

If you have the South Node in the 10th house, reconsider your priorities in life. What is it that you really yearn for? What is it that makes you afraid of continuing your ancestral traditions? Many times, the only reason that stops someone from creating a healthy family is the anxious dedication to progress through work. Do you really need to achieve such goals? Are you even sure that you can? How will you feel if you sacrifice the option of having a family, and later in life understand that this was your life dream?

A person with South Node in the 10th house must discover himself the blessings that a family life could give him. The North Node in the 4th indicates a karmic duty to continue the family’s kin, as there are some special traditions following it that should pass to next generations.

We should hereby note that the South Node is debilitating the power of any planet that it conjuncts, and this can even be quite helpful. Malefic planets are still remaining tough to bear, yet they are losing quite a lot of their potency. Of course, benefic planets are also operating less powerfully. Imagine the South Node as a gravitational hole, sucking energy from the nearby planets- no matter what type. The South Node is the entropy, leading the system of your own self towards stability and eventually decay. On the other hand, pursuing the path that your North Node dictates is literally allowing fresh energy flow to your system, negative entropy that protects your soul from getting stuck in stability (even if it’s the type that you enjoy).
Do not forget that by fulfilling the life lessons that the North Node dictates, one can safely activate his South Node house again. In this situation, the native will be able to also concentrate on his career and even fame; however, the only way for it to function well is when the Lunar Nodes come to a karmic balance.

Learn to leave back your South Node and embrace the lessons that the opposite house has to offer. Yes, you will leave quite a lot of things behind. But it is the only way to make yourself rise as a conscious human being, a person who holds his fate in his own hands.

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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Hi Xaos, very informative post and amazing website! My current male friend has this particular placement it is however in reversed signs 4th house Capricorn and 10th house Cancer. He is currently working as a pretty successful jazz musician he struggles with the idea of having a family it’s really tough. He is in his 40s and has taken long hiatuses inbetween albums. I have a stellium in Capricorn which falls in his 4th house. We are getting serious but he has such a fear and feelings of inadequacy when it comes to this 4th house business, I feel. Any insights on this particular reversal as well as how my stellium (Saturn,Mars Nep, Uranus) could effect his 4th house N.N.? I should add both of our Mars His Pisces, mine Capricorn are conjuncting each others North Nodes.


I also have this configuration with cap north Node in 4th close to my IC. I’ve heard it’s very common for Sun & Libra risings to have flipped charts. (Balancing.) anyway…it can be very tough & confusing to navigate. I was a career person until my early 40s when I crashed & now I far prefer the simple life! This all happened when Saturn crossed my IC & opposed my natal Saturn which is conjunct my MC .i am having my nodal opposition right now with South Node transiting 4th & what is usually good luck is currently very difficult & full of karmic challenges! My vocation is Real Estate. I work in the business of homes & mostly work from home.. That is symbolic of the energy. I love children but do not (so far) have my own. I am responsible & care for many things including lots of households & employees & animals but marriage & children seem to evade me?? I can easily bury myself in work – especially with Saturn in 10th. This latest transit has been really debilitating for me with Saturn, Pluto & at one point Mars in the 4th!! Can’t wait for it to be over, it’s been too intense & I’m exhausted!!