Jan 17

South Node in the 6th House

Being born with the South Node in the 6th house indicates that the native should give less importance towards his work and daily routines. He should be less affected by his relations to his co-workers, employers or employees. Instead, he must try to live a more spiritual life, dedicating his time towards expansion of his occult knowledge, while also dive deeper in his own subconscious. In addition, a vital karmic request of his path is to learn to heal himself, face his fears and phobias, and concentrate on the health of his mind instead of his body.

As the Lunar Nodes are always opposing each other, a 6th house South Node gives a 12th house North node. That placement has been excessively analyzed in the respective article.

A 6th house South Node person feels quite comfortable when following strict daily routines and is concentrated on labor. He is good at organizing his time, while also pays too much attention on his health. These are echoes from his previous incarnation, where he was too much focused on sixth house matters. He was probably a workaholic, whose health can have been afflicted due to his stressful everyday reality. People with South Node in the 6th house tend to develop hypochondria, being constantly afraid about their health. The fear itself can trigger psycho-somatic reactions, and create minor or major problems concerning their body. Thus, it is necessary for them to pay less attention to their body, as they become too anxious about it instead of healing it. They should seek answers in the 12th house and a more spiritual life, in order to avoid physical problems. The real source of their troubles lays in their subconscious, and not in the condition of their body.

People who have their South Node in their 6th house, usually grow up in such a way that they are full of responsibilities. They are instructed to become good servants, willing machines for others to use. They learn to sacrifice their time to fulfill various duties, and structure their reality in a repetitive way of patterns. Curiously enough, they can feel comfortable with that role and even not care to change it. Of course, this is exactly what such a person must not do. His karmic challenge is the relinquishment of duties imposed by others, and turning towards self-seeking experiences. Such a radical change may even require abolishing people of their surroundings. It will take a lot of courage to demolish “slavery” archetypes from their minds, even if they have good people as employers or “rulers of their time”. Solitude is a necessary process that such a chart owner must experience. In some cases, places of seclusion may help them a lot. Those people can reach their wanted equilibrium when living on the borders of the city or even in nature. In addition, some may experience with an ascetic type of life, connected with monasteries or similar institutions. Yet, the average 6th house South Node person will simply have to retreat a little bit from daily routines.

This placement indicates a strong need of ego-dissolution, meditation and usage of other techniques that connect him with his own (and the collective) unconscious. Also, such people can even have magical powers, mostly uncontrolled ones which they must learn to tame. That can be particularly noticed in people who in the opposite 12th house also contain vital planets, powerful by sign or strongly aspected by other planets and points.

More than anyone, a person with this placement must concentrate to selfless service. Sixth house South Node people know very well how to value their work, and their challenge is to learn how to do it for free. Curiously enough, as the 12th house is also ruling alcohol and other substances, such type of natives may have to experiment with those in order to learn ways to escape reality. Their 6th house nature can be too much connected with the material world, and this tight tie must break. In the same category of remedies belong a lot more Neptunian paths, such as dancing, writing poetry and generally practicing arts. If you have this placement, search which Neptunian hobby fits you the most, and exercise it as much as you can. Do not be afraid if you are not an expert in it; this does not matter so much. You will eventually start feeding your 12th house North Node through such type of activities, and balancing your karmic axis.

Keep in mind that planets such as Venus or Jupiter conjuncting the South Node in the 6th can manifest in such a great way that the native really will not want to change his views concerning his working schedules. These two planets, especially if well-aspected, will make it him very pleased in his routines, while also give him a love of small animals. Yet, the presence of small animals, no matter how sweet and fluffy they are, also structures the native’s everyday reality and gives responsibilities. This way, it blocks the necessary chaos that is needed for him to progress. With this placement, do not be afraid to be lazy and less organized. This probably is the best cure for your soul, actually.

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).

Do not forget that by fulfilling the life lessons that the North Node dictates, one can safely activate his South Node house again. If you want to become a worker with a structured life, you can. But to do it safely, learn first of all to care about the health of your mind, which can only happen when you discover what is hidden beneath the first visible layers. Psychoanalyze yourself, get under this veil and fight your phobias.

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.

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