Nov 15

North Node in the 9th House

Having your North Node in the 9th house of the natal chart automatically also means that the South Node is located in the 3rd house. This natal placement of the nodes indicates heavy emphasis on matters concerning communication, information flow and knowledge. In addition, the axis shows that your life lesson also involves your attitude towards your spirituality and religion, foreign cultures and languages- and how you interact with them.

As the Lunar Nodes indicate Karmic debts and connections with previous lifetimes, the native who has the North Node in the 9th house must concentrate on developing his spiritual skills during this incarnation.  The North Node always shows as 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 ninth house, the beneficial energy of Jupiter helps us expand ourselves. The house is the traditional home of the great benefic planet, and such a node placement is considered to be very positive. Such an individual should open his mind channels as much as he can, allowing himself progress through higher abstract meanings. The quest of knowledge will bring him illumination. Yet, he must first learn how to let back the detailed way of thinking, that the 3rd house rules. It is necessary for him to concentrate on the big picture. There are quite a lot of ways to do that, and he must choose the one that is the dearest for him to follow.

An individual with such a Lunar Node placement has probably developed too much his 3rd house abilities during previous lifetimes, being a data analyst, a writer, or anything connected with detailed information. Thus, such abilities are still dormant inside him, and there will be always tendencies to repeat those patterns.

Yet, during this incarnation, the North Node’s placement in his ninth house will drag him towards a new direction. Even if he is afraid to abandoned detailed and practical thought, higher questions that boil inside him will eventually make him dedicate to understanding their nature, and possibly answers to them. This is the biggest reason that can drive him towards exploring a new religion or philosophical path. On the other hand, this does not necessary imply expansion towards the non-material realms. For other people it might signify learning new languages, receiving different cultures, or even moving to live abroad.

The first thing that such a native has to do is allow his inner curiosity dictate him his direction. If you have this placement, travel a lot. Search in your subconscious the countries and cultures that mostly attract you, and give them a try. Most probably, such travels will permanently change your life.

A next level that will come through years of experiencing an activated North Node in the 9th house, is teaching others. Probably, the things that you will learn through your travels or spiritual quests will be of utter importance for others to hear. In some occasions, when the Node is empowered by Jupiter, Neptune or other spiritual planets, he may become a priest or a preacher. Yet, one should be careful when having Pluto or Mars conjunct the Node, as he might try pressuring the masses to receive his words and ideas.

Another life area which a 9th house North Node person should examine is writing or even publishing his travel stories, while also ideas about spirituality. If Mercury is located in the house and conjuncting the Node, he is destined to invest time and effort in developing his own texts. This will be mostly done as a way of personal meditation, yet the native should also expect money and success through it. If success comes, it will be highly dependent on other planets that are responsible for fame and money. Indulging in this spiritual exercise with intentions to make it a career would be a mistake, as it would change the inner experience and definitely affect the karmic development of the soul.

Generally, this natal placement is wonderful and guarantees a life of discovery and inner growth. Grab those great opportunities and transform yourself to a hyper-being, capable to understand deeper the mysteries of life.

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Xaos is the author of all astrological articles on Free-Spirited Mind. He bears no responsibility for any other articles or opinions of authors.
  • Chandra

    I have the NN conjunction Venus in my 9th house, can you tell me what that indicates?

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  • Hap

    This was great to read. I love the part where you mentioned if Mercury is located in the 9th house or conjuncting the north node. But what if it was located in the south node? I have my north node in the 9th house conjunting Jupiter and Pluto, in the south node I have Mercury conjucting the sun. I love to write but, does that mean I should let go of writing because my mercury conjucts my south node?

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