The south node in Capricorn is responsible, practical, realistic, goal-oriented, and of course, professional. Earlier in your life, you might have been pushed into a position where you had to be responsible for someone, or something. This forced you to grow up fast, perhaps to the point where you had a dry, realistic, and cold, perspective, on life.
In previous lives, you might have taken on the role of a leader. You had to be strong, hide your vulnerabilities, and show a firm poker face, because your people relied on you. This stoic demeanor helped keep your good reputation, saved face, and gave a strong morale to your followers. Or, you had a sick family member, and you needed to bathe, feed, medicate, and clothe, that member of your family. Manifestations of the south node in Capricorn can include past incarnations that were hard, tough, or grueling. These hardships from past lives, or earlier in their life, also pushed the person to have a more mature, and realistic, outlook, on life.
Some of these hardships may have been brung about by another person, or people. This caused you to not trust people, and life. Life was hard, and the rug could be pulled under your feet anytime, so you may not have as buoyant an outlook on life as other people.
This is not to say that all past lives of south node in Capricorns are hard, grueling, or severe. Some were CEOS, bosses, lived lives of riches, and some were famous beyond their expectations. Some lifetimes were luxurious and some Capricorn south nodes lived lives with a lot of power, influence, and money.
Traits such as being in control (to the best of your abilities), laying your emotions aside, and taking on responsibilities, were great traits to have. But your soul is hungry for a different path to fulfill itself this round. It is tired of the grueling, dryness, and hardness, of life. It may also tire of the fast paced, professional, and serious, business world. A good example of this yearning for more warmth and softness is pop star Britney Spears. Her family suffered from financial troubles in the early 1980’s recession. This affected the family throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. Britney Spears’ charm, singing talent, and dancing skills, helped pull the family out of poverty once Britney became famous. Britney’s family might have not meant to make her feel responsible, or make their financial situation hinge on the then young girl, but they might have given her that impression.
By the late 1990’s, Britney Spears was a full blown star. We may never know fully how in control Britney was of her career back then, or now. But I can guess that there was pressure and a feeling of being responsible, from Britney Spears, to help her family out. Britney’s south node in Capricorn pushed her into a situation where there was hardship and struggle, at least earlier in her life. This is a textbook manifestation of the south node in Capricorn.
South node in Capricorns are not good at expressing their feelings. This could manifest as physical, or mental health, issues, as decades goes by. They have a habit of sweeping their feelings under the rug, because emotion(s) is looked at as a weakness from these mountain goats. Or they simply feel uncomfortable with emotions, because they can’t control them. This would fit well with Britney Spears’s life. She was taught to be a professional all her life and to work so hard, that she neglected her emotions. Her 2007 breakdown was a manifestation of her Capricorn south Node.
Going to a counselor, or a psychologist, would be good for these strong people. And if therapy isn’t for them, perhaps a night with their hair hanging down, ice cream in their lap, and a sad movie, will help them reveal a softer side to their personality. These people could get a trusted lover to help them open up and thaw those harder and dryer aspects of themselves.
For the past seven years, Britney Spears has laid low, not wanting to attract as much attention as she did early in her career. Britney saw the shadow side of her south node in Capricorn and now yearns to be a mother. Some south node in Capricorns may experience a hard blow from the public life, inspiring them to go build their own nests to seek comfort in. Just look at what actress Marilyn Monroe went through. Had she lived longer, I wouldn’t be surprised if she took refuge from the spotlight. In truth, life in the public eye was one of the contributions to her death. Maybe if she tuned into her north node in Cancer, she might have lived a little longer. South node in Capricorns desire for a more nurturing environment, and a private ‘burrow’ where they can hide from the world a little bit.
South node in Capricorns may find that they may receive intuitive hunches if they learn to get in tune with their emotions and intuition. They might receive strong reactions in their stomachs, or have a ‘gut feeling’, when certain information, or facts, are presented to them. This is the reward they get when they don’t have blockages in their emotional life.
South node in Capricorns are used to climbing the career ladder in past lives. They may neglect their personal relationships in the process. They may have not learned to emotionally connect with their children, leaving their children to wonder if their father, or mother, has any desire to nurture them.
When it comes to romantic relationships, it’s hard for these folks to open up and express themselves. This is a perfect time for these Capricorn south nodes to use their Cancer energy, to be more vulnerable and open, instead of putting up stony walls in front of other people. North node in Cancers will learn that it’s okay to be a bit more soft and tender when it’s the right time, and setting. They will learn that some people can be trusted, and that not everyone is out to get them.
South node in Capricorns are hardworking people who are learning to ease up on their need to attain every goal. They are learning to open up, and realizing that connecting with their loved ones is just as important as climbing the corporate ladder. They may need a home, house, or place, where they can let their emotions, and feelings, spill out. Their private homes need to be a place to take a break from the interruption of the outside world. Capricorn south nodes are learning that not everything in life has to be a business, and that they don’t always have to be in the public eye.
Do you have North Node in Cancer, or the fourth house? Are these challenges familiar to you? If not, what challenges, or lessons, are missing? Do you think you are on your way to mastering your North Node in Cancer, and/or the fourth house?
Read the intro to this series – Astrology and the North Node: Destiny, potential, and lessons