South Node in the 8th house

Being born with the South Node in the 8th house indicates that the native should abandon depending on other people’s resources, and instead concentrate on developing his own wealth and possessions.
As the Lunar Nodes are always opposing each other, an 8th house South Node gives a 2nd house North node. That placement has been excessively analyzed in the respective article.

A person with the South Node in the 8th house feels quite comfortable in using other people’s money, no matter if they belong to another individual, credit from banks, inheritances or governmental budget. In any case, the native prefers to handle already produced wealth and just concentrates in managing it and spending it. This can be particularly noticed in people whose 8th house also contains vital planets, powerful by sign or strongly aspected by other planets and points.

The reason behind this ease towards other people’s recourses are quite a lot of similar experiences during past lives. This pattern can easily reappear in the current incarnation, and the native will have a tendency from his early years to seek comfort in it.

Of course, living the same patterns again does not really help the native progress, as the person with the South Node in the 8th house will become dependent and transfer the control over his financial issues to other people, or even to random facts of life. During the first decades of the native’s life, he might not even notice such behaviors. Nevertheless, a transit usually awakens his consciousness and he understands that he is involved in problematic situations. Therefore, he will from then and on have to choose consciously to abandon old habits.

Curiously enough, benefic planets such as Venus or Jupiter in conjunction with the South Node in the 8th can manifest in such a great way that the native really will not want to change his views concerning money. These two planets, especially if well-aspected, will give great ease with money coming from other sources. Therefore, such a native will have to fight harder within his own mind, as someone does not easily relinquish easy money from his daily reality. It takes strength and courage to choose walking the difficult road.

In case you have the South Node in the 8th house, take some time to examine your past and current financial relationships. You will definitely discover that one of the reasons you indulged in partnerships is the financial security that someone else can provide. This way, you may hide under the carpet your fears of creating a financially independent life, low self-esteem, lack of correct definition of “ownership”, while even subconscious guilt and insecurity about what ways wealth can be created.

When the native manages to successfully activate his North Node, this will open the gates to experience healthier financial relationships with other people. Indeed, knowing how to produce wealth and valuing his own work, the individual will be a lot wiser considering the wealth of others. Also, he will have learned quite a lot of lessons about money generally; this will for sure alter his opinion about bank credits and other 8th house financial matters. We could say that from the moment the North Node is fully activated, the native can start safely using his South Node powers again. Of course, this can only be reached when time and experience have proved to the native himself that he knows how to stand on his own legs financially. At such a moment, even a person whose South Node conjuncts “malefics” can hope for harmonious 8th house functions.

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).

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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My South Node is 29′ Aquarius – conjunct my Sun and Moon in that sign. The Lunar nodes tell about our past lives (SN) and future lives (NN)-my True node is in 29′ Leo. About losing wealth and life too early as a Vietnamese woman in my 20s in the 1970s (I have 15 past lives, mostly male but a few as women). According to my True Node, I could inherit money later in life (29′ Leo as well 29′ Cancer is the “rich man’s or millionaire’s” degree). +