Being born with the South Node in the 5th house indicates that the native should give less importance towards recreational activities, and instead concentrate on developing his social instincts. In addition, a vital karmic request of his path is to blend with groups of people, understand the value of friendship and even having an important role in some organization.
As the Lunar Nodes are always opposing each other, a 5th house South Node gives an 11th house North node. That placement has been excessively analyzed in the respective article.
A 5th house South Node person feels quite comfortable when dealing with the joyful aspects of life. Parties, dancing, art, flirting and casual sex are some of the things he has been practicing a lot during previous lifetimes. This placement also indicates that the native had children. The person’s approach towards life was not so serious, as he preferred to enjoy moments rather than build some concrete life strategy to follow. In addition, such a South Node shows a person who liked to play with his luck. He may have been a gambler, an investor or elsehow gained money through speculation. Those all can be particularly noticed in people whose 5th house also contains vital planets, powerful by sign or strongly aspected by other planets and points.
Such aspects will create a strong ease towards expanding in the same direction, and these patterns can easily reappear. The individual may have a tendency to live a hedonistic life, without a lot of concerns. In addition, he may strive to renounce social responsibilities and rather prefer to be a social butterfly, with unstable friendships. He is not used to be a pack animal, and feels awkward while involving others in his decisions. The strong memories that he has about his love life in previous incarnation make him search similar feelings in this one, yet the South Node is obstructing that to happen. The same applies about children: he may want to have, yet he either will not or will not be satisfied through them. In extreme cases, where the South Node is adversely aspected, he might even experience isolation from his children or bad luck in love. The reason behind this is that he does not try to develop his North Node path, but instead fighting in the swamps of the South one.
Of course, re-living the same patterns does not really help the native progress, as his soul is now showing a need to move towards the opposite direction and pay attention to becoming a conscious member of the society. As the 5th house is ruled by Leo and the Sun, he must abandon his egoism and understand he is not the center of the universe. Instead, he should turn towards an Aquarian approach, and realize that Uranus dictates alternative and pioneering forms of bonding with other people. Thus, seeking love through 5th house matters is wrong, and instead he should through the 11th house. He will find it in friends and not in lovers, in groups and not in his children, in volunteering and not in gambling. The 5th/11th axis of the Lunar Nodes is a dilemma that life can impose to someone. It creates the common stereotype of “friends vs love”, and needs a rather 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 create new ones.
Curiously enough, benefic planets such as Venus or Jupiter conjuncting the South Node in the 5th can manifest in such a great way that the native will really not want to change his views concerning fun. These two planets, especially if well-aspected, will make him a lucky gambler and an outgoing person. It will be difficult for him to abandon such pleasures, and become more serious. It takes strength and courage to choose walking the difficult road.
If you have such a placement, reconsider your role in life. You have a unique opportunity to influence groups of people, and even develop leadership skills. You have a wonderful chance to share your power and learn through the others. To become a collective animal, finding common frequencies of thought and synchronizing with other individuals. And, of course, to fight for some ideal that your group represents. Even if it is just a group connected with a random hobby that you enjoy doing.
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 of the type that you enjoy).
Sometimes this placement can induce fear of not falling in love, or of not having children. Yet, your destiny does not necessarily bring something of those two. It is just that the 5th house matters should become of a second priority for you. Eventually, through learning your 11th house lessons, you will be able to activate your 5th house again. The South Node will come to a karmic balance with the North one, and then you can enjoy his gifts too.
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.