Having your North Node in the 8th house of the natal chart automatically also means that the South Node is located in the 2nd house. This natal placement of the nodes indicates 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 assets- and the way you use them.
As the Lunar Nodes indicate Karmic debts and connections with previous lifetimes, the native who has the North Node in the 8th house must concentrate developing his occult skills, and learn through transformation. The North Node always shows us what route 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 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 conjuncting 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 expansion of the positive traits of any planet nearby.
When the North Node is located in the eighth house, the native is destined to progress spiritually through exploring the outer realms. He may need to study the occult, learn how to meditate and generally obtain all types of theoretical and practical knowledge. The subject of life and death, the great mystery of the passage will be the most important question that he will strive to understand. Eighth house North Node people are destined to learn the process of metamorphosis, the transformation from one form to another. Thus, they will experience a lot of symbolic deaths during their lifetime and will have to learn to let go, in order to prepare for their own exit from the material world.
This placement indicates that the person has born with problematic patterns concerning his money and belongings. During previous lifetimes, he was probably a wealthy person, who was not willing to share his assets with others. There will be an archetypical urge to recreate the same pattern during this lifetime, yet his road is the exact opposite. Such a native must learn how to share resources, and the 8th house North Node will aid him a lot by him having access to other people’s money. Thus, the soul will learn how human beings need to become communicating vessels concerning wealth. This placement will aid him to merge his finances with others, and have great benefits from them. When he experiences how others share their own assets, he will be able to reactivate his 2nd house and use his own belongings. This time, more consciously, and sharing them with others.
The North Node is a powerful weapon, and its placement in the 8th house will aid them a lot in their cause. Any planet present near the Node will be permanently empowered, and even slow-moving transiting planets conjuncting the Node will play a karmic role in the individual’s progress. As the 8th house is connected with death, a transit might trigger receiving an inheritance from a deceased person. This is more possible to happen if the North Node is natally conjuncting a benefic planet, such as Jupiter or Venus. 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.
Other types of lessons that can appear to 2nd house North Node people are connected with sex. As we know, the 8th house is all about merging through sex, while the 5th is responsible for the casual varieties that are mostly practiced for entertainment. An individual with such a placement bears a karmic debt to unify totally with another human being, through sacred sexuality. Such a native will definitely experience at least one deep and intense sexual relationship, where the two bodies will become one. Through such a relationship, the mysteries of death and rebirth will be also uncovered, as orgasms will simulate short deaths for both people.
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 goals; yet along with energy comes frustration and aggression. Subjects concerning other people’s wealth might make you nervous, while also situations connected with death might be traumatic. Saturn may bring you a lot of initial disappointments, probably allowing you to fulfill your 8th house karmic path the latter years of your life. His presence near the North Node indicates that you should develop a lot of patience, stability and organization in your efforts. Saturn may also become an obstacle in sexual matters, so you will need twice the effort to sexually merge with another human being. 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 in other people’s pockets.
The Sun or the Moon present near a 8th house North Node show that the father or the mother respectively will leave to the child an inheritance. 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 8th house is the obvious tactic of keeping away from 2nd house issues. Do not be a materialist, do not accumulate wealth, learn to share and you will be rewarded. Understand that the North Node grants you all the tools needed, and just start working to build your own, independent life.