In the Virgo world, everything is snipped, cut, molded, tested, analyzed, defined, categorized, and put into alphabetical order. This, in no way, means that things are necessarily done in that order, or worked in those ways one hundred percent of the time. But it sure explains the gist of how the cerebral Virgo mind works. In past lives, South Node in Virgos were taught how to live in their dissecting, linear, minds. Perhaps they were put into positions (a lot of the times by themselves) where they had to be as exacting as possible.
There are many archetypes of Virgo. One is the librarian. Sure, it doesn’t sound like the most exciting job, but a lot of Virgo types enjoy this type of work. The shelves have to be dusted, the books organized in alphabetical order, the lost books had to be counted for, and the money has to be counted in the registration.
Earlier in their lives, South Node in Virgos may have had a habit of living in their minds too much. Of course, it wasn’t the same daydreamy, effusive, world of billowy clouds that Pisces usually have. It’s more along the lines of the mathematician that spends all day cracking their skull just to sort out the details of a grand equation that they have yet to bring to completion. Or the worrywart of a child that is nervous she hasn’t picked a subject for her science project yet, or studied enough for her Calculus test.
Worry, ah, now that’s a very Virgoan word every astrologer should remember! South Node in Virgos are infamous for their sense of worry. Only probably Gemini and Capricorn are close to matching Virgo types when it comes to worry. It is also one of South Node in Virgo’s worst quality. A quality that they are so used to that they might even celebrate and bathe in it. In this lifetime, South Node in Virgos are learning to loosen up their mental lasso and not to attach their expectations to things when they don’t go as expected. This is a cause of great anxiety for South Node in Virgos.
This type of nervous thinking and worrying comes from not trusting in life’s process. It may also come from having a rigid way of thinking. These cerebral people like their facts and tend not to want to stray away from them. This keeps their sense of the world safe, but can also create fear because they already believe that they know it all, or that they don’t know enough. South Node in Virgos must also know that there are always blind spots, things we don’t know, and that the mundane world is always shifting and changing. They must accept the unpredictability of the world beyond their labels, definitions, and categories. This does not mean that South Node in Virgos are bad people, it’s just that they’re used to seeing the world in a ‘defined’ way. Perhaps they were taught this early in childhood, or they might have picked up this habit from a past life (or lives).
‘This is the way to do it’ or ‘do it the right way’ are definitely ideas that are instilled in them. But there can be more than one way to do something right. Coming off too closeminded, or pedantic, may turn off, or scare off, possible friends. People may politely avoid you if you insist on interfering in people’s lives without their permission. South Node in Virgos must learn to be more understanding and compassionate if they desire to have compassion bounced back to them in this lifetime.
This type of rigid and detailed thinking comes from a lot of fear. Fear that you won’t get what you want, fear that you’ll be punished if you don’t do things right, and fear that you could put yourself, and others, in danger. These are quite noble fears, but in this lifetime, North Node in Pisceans must learn to loosen up if they want to succeed. What was once considered realism and a righteous work ethic, is now a dominant nervousness and anxiousness, a self-righteous and dogmatic way of doing things, and a dogmatic sense of duty. These pangs of nervousness and anxiety can interfere with a more fruitful and full life. And self-righteousness and dogmatism only keep you from seeing things from different angles, coming up with new solutions, and seeing things in a more positive way.
At work, you may need to come up with a new project, ideas, and/or solution, but how can you come up with anything new if you keep thinking in the same way (s)? How can ideas flow through you, sometimes from your unconscious mind, if you live in constant fear and anxiety? Fear and anxiety attract spiritual blockages and resistance not from some higher entity that is trying to control you, but from your own energetic body and unconscious mind. Learn to surrender your anxieties to a higher power, or at least learn to trust in life. Surrender simply means to do the best you can in your work, or at an endeavor, then giving it up to the universe, or God, to take care of. In short? Loosen up, trust, and believe that positive results can come without your fears, prejudgments about the situation (or project), and too much of your interference.
North Node in Pisceans are also learning to tap into a higher source that comes from within themselves, their intuition. This can only come to them if they learn to relax, loosen up, and believe that their intuition is correct. Instead of over analysis, in this lifetime, North Node in Pisces must learn to get their mind still and let ideas and answers from their higher selves, ‘drop’ into their consciousness. This is why it is so important for North Node in Pisces to learn to surrender. For that subtle whisper from one’s own unconscious, is so gentle, North Node in Pisces can only hear, or feel, it if they learn to calm down, be still, and quiet all the noises in their mind.
The same can be said of creative endeavors. Sometimes the Virgoan mind is so caught up in analysis, anxiety, and negativity, that ideas can’t flow to their conscious mind. Those fears and anxieties can be like dust, dirt, and oil that clogs a pipe.
Embracing Mystery and the Unknown
South Node in Virgo’s penchant for fact finding can be a great mix with their North Node. Mixing information, facts, and intuition (North Node in Pisces), is a great mix. But North Node in Pisces must learn that some mysteries are meant to stay mysteries. Not everything in this universe is meant to be known. They must learn to embrace the foggy and unknown. They may even need to learn that to not know may be a blessing in disguise. Perhaps knowing something too soon, or simply knowing too much, may send them, and the people they love, into a mental and/or emotional downward spiral. Knowledge may be power, but it can also be a heavy burden. This is a great opportunity for North Node in Pisces to practice the alchemy of turning their sometimes-negative thought patterns into positive philosophies, thoughts, and ideas.
Working Less and Avoiding Burnout
In a past life, past lives, or earlier in this life, North Node in Pisceans worked very hard, took care of many details, and served others, to the point of exhaustion. The Virgo philosophy of ‘Serve others’ worked well for them that is until they realized that their service wasn’t being appreciated, they weren’t being paid well, or they plainly were being taken advantage of. North Node in Pisceans must learn to rest and choose carefully who they serve. Workaholics by nature, they must learn to lessen their habit of working to the point of exhaustion, or even physical and mental pain.
This lifetime, they may come into situations where they are forced to avoid overworking or burning out. Some may even feel worn out if they work too hard, go too deeply into details in their job or their daily lives. North Node in Pisces must simply learn to ‘be.’ They may be inspired to meditate in order to quiet their minds, or they may simply enjoy long walks and/or hikes that simply help calm their anxieties down.
The universe might also push them to surrender and let the universe do the handiwork (Mercury) for them. By doing and thinking too much, they create resistance and they will block the universe from helping them.
They are simply learning to ask for help, pray, and loosen their grips on control. ‘Be still and know that I am God’ is a great example of what North Node in Pisces could observe and experience if only they learn to let the universe’s hands work in their life, and usually in their favor.
Spirituality, Ghosts, and Angels
North Node in Pisceans are learning to attain, carve, and expand, their spirituality, in their lives. They have already mastered the daily, realistic, mundane, and sometimes tedious, tasks and living, of the earthly realm. In this lifetime, they are ready to explore the many avenues of spirituality. They might read about, or go through, many books about spirituality and/or religion. They might even go experience many different religious traditions and to different religious places of worship, before they find a tradition, or way of life, that fits with them.
Most will probably even make up, or choose, their own spiritual beliefs while denying rigid religious dogma altogether. This is a time for them to incorporate spirituality into their daily lives. This will help them keep sane from the dry, boring, and sometimes, painful nature of the ‘real world.’
Perhaps North Node in Pisces might go through suffering, embarrassment, and/or loss. These ‘negative things’ might help them ask bigger questions such as, “How does this serve the greater good?,“ “What can I learn from my pain?,” “What plan does the universe have for me in the long run?,” or “Does my pain help those in the future?”
They might also be interested in things that are ‘out there’, as if an intuitive desire is pulling them towards things such as Tarot, Astrology, New age, Christianity, the occult, or even dark magic. This is a perfect time for North Node in Pisceans to use their South Node in Virgo to discern which tradition, or avenue, of experience (es) or spirituality, they want to endeavor in.
North Node in Pisces can ground themselves with discernment, while also dipping their toe into the vast, oceanic, consciousness of spirituality and ‘things behind the curtains.’ This is a lifetime to lessen negative thoughts, closeminded cynicism, nervousness, and plunge into the ghostly, the ethereal, the imaginary, the creative, and the celestial.
Overall, North Node in Pisceans are pragmatists who are looking for an easier way to deal with life’s sometimes monotony, blandness, anxiety, and dryness. They sense a more intuitive and imaginative way of being. They have experienced and mastered the busy, nose-to-the-grindstone, and pragmatic, material world. And now they yearn to break out of their rigid ways of thinking and being. They yearn transcendence, whether it be through spirituality, painting, adrenaline, meditating, loosening up through dancing, or just simply being. Some North Node in Pisceans just want to rest and live in isolation while others desire just to slow their busy minds down. And maybe by slowing down, judging less, loosening up, forgiving more, and being still, perhaps they’ll find God at the end of the rainbow.
Do you have North Node in Pisces, or the twelfth 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 Pisces, and/or the twelfth house?
Read the intro to this series – Astrology and the North Node: Destiny, potential, and lessons