The South Node in Aquarius is an enigma. On one hand, these folks might rebel against ‘the man’. On the other, they demand that everyone gets a fair piece of the pie. But wait, there’s more. On one hand, these folks don’t want to stick out from ‘the group’. On the other, they will wear purple socks to stick out from a group of forty people. Confused? That’s the Uranus flavored South Node in Aquarius for you.
There’s a part of these people, consciously, and unconsciously, that likes to shock people. You might develop a heart attack around these people if you’re not used to surprises, shocks, or sudden changes. In many ways, they look, walk, and even, dress, like other people. But then that Uranus bolt of lightning hits, usually when their peers least expect it, and these people show themselves as the boat rockers that they are.
But why all this interest in shocking people? For one, it’s just their nature. Uranus energy just is. Just like Plutonian energy just is. Just like a tiger’s nature just is. Another reason is their need to bring change, and innovate. Of course, there is a shadow side to this. All this shock could be a cover up for insecurities, and a way of communicating, because South Node in Aquarians may lack the ability to communicate, or express themselves, properly.
Some Aquarian South Nodes may shock, or rebel, as a way of putting up a ‘help me’ sign, when they’re heartbroken, or in emotional pain. This brings us to one of the problems of South Node in Aquarius; they don’t know how to feel their feelings. Emotional detachment is a norm for them, and they might feel like they’re burdening the masses if they speak up about their problems. They might just plain be uncomfortable with emotions, and feelings, because they don’t know where they all come from, or how to deal with them.
Emotions are alien to you, Aquarian South Nodes, and you would rather stuff them under the metaphoric rug, rather than deal with them. This is partly because you see emotions, and feelings, as hindrances towards solving a problem. You see human emotions as ‘getting in the way’ of reaching higher goals, and travelling farther down towards better places. ‘If only people would just use their common sense and stop letting their emotions get in their way’ is what you usually think, seeing emotions as useless.
South Node in Aquarians sees detachment as helping the masses, and they detach by taking themselves out of the equation. This usually happens when they want to assess a situation, a problem, or an equation. This makes them intellectual powerhouses and great problem solvers. But their detachment can bring troubles within their own worlds, because they neglect their own mental health, emotional world, and psychological needs. They must learn to care more about themselves and realize that looking after their problems isn’t selfish. In fact, it may help those around them. When South Node in Aquarians take care of their emotional needs, everyone around them flourishes and thrives.
South Node in Aquarians’ emotional repression can manifest in many ways. It can come out as drug addiction, a love of hitting the bottle, or as an aggressive lashing out. These folks could use a good emotional detoxification every once in awhile. It is not good for you, Aquarian South Nodes, to push all your issues down.
Individuality and the Spotlight
In past lives, or earlier in your life, you were taught to be ‘part of the team’. Keeping your self interest (s) to yourself was considered a useful way of helping the team rather than thinking of your own needs. You could have been taught to play in unison as part of an athletic team. Perhaps it was a cultural thing. You had to keep in line with the norms of the times, or face the consequences.
Another manifestation of the Aquarius South Node was that you sang in a group, or band. You were expected to play your part, and no more. This helped arrange the notes where they needed to be. But your soul now yearns to stick out from the masses. Being in a group, or a part of masses of people, no longer appeal to you. There is now a desire to strike it out on your own.
The challenge now is to feel comfortable sticking out. You want to see the world based on your opinions, likes, and dislikes, instead of relying on the opinion of the masses. Your soul might also desire the spotlight in this lifetime. It used to desire to blend in, being the ‘every man’, or ‘every woman.’ There is a need to exceed normalcy and carve a path towards excellence in this lifetime. You want to be number one.
Some North Node in Leos will seek out stardom, or greatness. They might start planning their careers early in life, hoping to hit the limelight sometime in their life. The VIP seat and pass is what these people are trying to garner. A lot of you North Node in Leos have charisma, leadership qualities, or talents; you had them since you were little. These talents will serve your life path well, if you learn how to nurture them. It is likely these personality traits, and talents, will help you get the attention that you want.
Creativity and Self expression
As North Node in Leos get older, there is a chance they will feel repressed if they are forced to agree with a group for no good reason. They have a chance in their lives to reject group-thinking and celebrate self expression and creativity.
North Node in Leos will realize that there are appropriate times for being quiet, and sometimes it’s in their best interest to speak up for themselves. At times, they will find meekness and quietness not of use to them. You Leo North Nodes will find that there might be situations where the universe will push you to speak up, express your concerns, and stand up for your point of views.
North Node in Leos might go into art, or creativity. Going into a creative career will give them a lot of channels to express themselves, their views, and their emotional journey. Creative endeavors for North Node in Leos include painting, sculpting, acting, theatre, directing, and singing. These lions might move away from the more scientific and clinical South Node in Aquarius, and grow into their North Nodes.
North Node in Leos are friendly folks who just want to learn to be a little more subjective. It’s good to be detached, but they are learning to honor the more subjective side of their nature, a nature which everyone has. North Node in Leos need to learn to be more comfortable with themselves, and their own uniqueness. It is the only way that their life can flow smoothly.
Do you have North Node in Leo, or the firth 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 Leo, and/or the fifth house?
Read the intro to this series – Astrology and the North Node: Destiny, potential, and lessons