Feb 1

North Node in the 5th House

Having your North Node in the 5th house of the natal chart automatically also means that the South Node is located in the 11thhouse. This natal placement of the North Node indicates heavy emphasis on matters concerning one’s love life and affairs, while also his children and the relations with them. In addition, the axis shows that your life lesson also involves your attitude towards your friends and groups you belong to, and poses dilemmas between your private and public life.

As the Lunar Nodes indicate Karmic debts and connections with previous lifetimes, the native who has the North Node in the 5th house must concentrate on recreational activities. These include sports and art, partying and playing, while also flirting and establishing sexual relations. Through all these he will develop his personality and achieve happiness, and it is considered of the best placements to have as the fifth house is probably the house that rules the most joyful activities. 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. 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 expansion of the positive traits of any planet nearby.

The North Node in the 5th house signifies a karmic need to concentrate in developing your own self through fun activities. It acts as a benefic point, empowering any creative abilities that a person has. Expanding them is a duty that he is destined to accomplish, as the North Node will conspire to bring to the native the most inspiring surroundings to develop them. The native will definitely have to fight some personal fears concerning such matters, as they are not strongly imprinted in his unconscious from previous incarnations. Yet, the events of his life themselves will aid him a lot in that quest.

Also, a fifth house North Node can bring to the native a karmic road of giving birth to a child. Especially his first child will be of a magical nature, and he will feel its birth as a duty he needs to accomplish. People with the North Node in the 5th house are having a strong father/mother instinct, subconsciously knowing from her childhood that becoming a parent is a role they need to experience. Unless the North Node is very adversely aspected, that first child brings a lot of joy to the chart owner during all his life. In case that something obstructs the creation of children, the native will still find ways to live the parenthood role, either through adopting or being very close to children of his friends or relatives.

The 5th/11th house Lunar Node axis brings the dilemmas “Love or friends”, “time with children or time with groups of people”, “develop your creative side or indulge in activities with masses”. Indeed, as the native’s previous incarnations involved quite a lot of group activities, he will feel a lot more comfortable in the idea of continuing the same pattern now.

Yet, this is quite the wrong thing to do. His karmic path in this incarnation is requiring a more personal approach and not dissolving in organizations. Of course, being a part of a group may feel quite easy as you can share the responsibilities for your actions and hide in the mass. When in a group, no one is fully responsible for anything. On the other hand, the 5th house activities can bear a lot of personal decisions, even though they can involve other people too.

A 5th house North Node requires us to abandon a part of our life as a social animal, concentrating on discovering our own powers. This should not make us afraid, as all activities of the 5th house are fun. We should therefore mention that the 5th house can make someone make recreation even an occupation. Sports trainers, night club workers, dancers, singers and actors are all professions strongly connected with the fifth house. Even gambling and speculating are part of the house’s realm. So, one can understand that such a type of life is definitely not a burden, and in fact do not even block 11th house matters. It turns out to be just about priorities.

When you activate your fifth house and balance the karmic axis between the two Nodes, you will be able again to seek development in the eleventh house related matters. So, if membership in organizations, large masses of friends and acquaintances are important for you, you may safely dedicate yourself to them in your elder years. By developing your 5th house, you are actually opening the 11th house gates too. Only then you will be able to use your South Node in a proper way, this time consciously.

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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.
  • Marta Tuule

    Thanks. This cleared a lot of confusion for me, all the other interpretations I have read earlier, didn´t do that for me. I have in 5th house also Uranus and Neptune- while in 11th I have my sun (which is also in Taurus), Mercury and Venus. It´s like huge puzzle I´ve been trying to assemble here for past 10 years. If you could analyze this even further for me, I would appreciate so much!

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  • Jasmine

    Thank you for these articles. So fascinating!

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