South Node in Taureans love the idea of the earthly life. They are used to the safety of terra firma. The earth is a firm enough foundation where they can rest their anxieties on. As long as you don’t fly too high, or land painfully, the ground is a safe haven for those who need a sense of stability. These bulls prefer events, people, and things, not change so fast. They love their routines like people love their caviar.
I once knew two people with South Node in Taurus. One wakes up the same time every morning, combs his hair, brushes his teeth, and then goes online to his favorite political and music forums. There is an earthly charm to him. It’s the simple things in life; a cup of coffee, a walk through the park, tea at noon, reading at about two in the afternoon, hanging out with friends every Fridays through Sundays, and rent a video once a month (this was back in the nineteen nineties). There’s a sense of warmth there, and sensual enjoyment of life.
But, of course, there’s a difference between a love of soft comfort and a rigid, fear of anything that looks, talks, walks, smells, and appears, different. There can be a resistance to anything that takes these strong bulls out of their routines. They may even harbor a hate for anything that they’re not used to. And these people can take awhile to get used to things. They are not a fan of abruptness, or sharp turns. This brings me to the second Taurus South Node I knew. He is one of the family members I get along with, and if you show a different side to yourself, it can take him years to respond to that ‘new’, different, side of yours. He isn’t malicious towards the different side, but any change of course can catch him and other South Node in Taureans, off guard.
Accepting change, crisis, and transformation
One dark side to earth signs is that they can be plagued by fear. Taureans can fear loss of security and money, Virgos can fear getting something wrong, or forgetting a detail, and Capricorns fear a loss of reputation and a heavy karmic backlash for their bad deeds. The great thing about this is that earth signs are intelligent, prudent, and watchful. Of course the positives of these adjectives can turn into a rigid and dominant fear of change. Something Taurus South Nodes could bear to learn about. A change in routine can annoy and anger these people. The first Taurus South Node friend could get grumpy if he didn’t get his morning routines in. I noticed he was disoriented on his forums (I was on the same forums as him) if there were any changes in members, routines, moderators, and categorizations.
In past lives, or earlier in this one, South Node in Taureans were used to their security and safety. But in this life, they might be given a crisis (or more than one) to help them deal with life’s unexpected turns. This will make a lot of South Node in Taureans uncomfortable and unstable. Don’t be surprised if a parent decides to move (if you’re young), if life leads you in a situation where you’re forced to survive, controversy follows you (or someone close to you), or you get let go at a company you’ve been working for for years. Not all ‘crisis’ are bad. Sometimes it’s life’s way of tapping you on the shoulder to make a change, or taking you to the next level. Sometimes, a change will improve your life rather than destroy it.
That’s not to say that change is always easy, or pleasant. Before there is a new beginning, sometimes the old life, ways, or ideas, must decay. It’s hard to work at your new job if you’re still at your old one, isn’t it? It’s hard to have an honest, new relationship, if you’re still with your ex. And it’s hard to have a clean life if you’re still addicted to drugs! These are all generalizations, of course. And some South Node in Taurus people won’t like the words change, decay, or death. Some may prefer phrases such as, ‘Things don’t really change, they just change expression,’ ‘Things don’t die, they just change form,’ or ‘I didn’t really change, I just became more of myself.’ Don’t blame these people completely for their fear of decay, after all, Taurus season is the peak of Spring, a time where plants bloom, grow, and spread.
If decay and death are too dramatic, or irritating, for words, and/or phrases, perhaps transformation and ‘a change of setting,’ are better ones. South Node in Taurus must learn that transformation and even moving to a new place, isn’t always smooth, or goes the way they desire it to be. Sometimes the only choice these tough bulls have is to walk through the dark forest before they can see how the transformation(s) in their lives benefit them. They need to learn to see the big picture before wallowing in their own negativity, or blame others. There is a lesson that transformation can take a long time, and can really tear people at their roots.
Dig deeper: The Human mind
The North Node in Scorpio is about truly what is deep down inside a person. Scorpio is all about the human psyche. This lifetime is a lifetime to tap into your unconscious, and conscious, mind. Get down to the roots of why you do the things you do. I can hear some Taurus North Node folks digging their heels in the ground even harder. That’s because Taurus is a sign that’s literal. They see a chair as just a chair.
Yes, Taurus can be tender and sensual, as well as warm and friendly. But they’re not open and emotionally naked. The North Node in Scorpio asks them to dig deeper into the emotional world of the human psychology. This journey will help South Node in Taureans get the help they need to make changes in their life. It might also get them unstuck from a rut they’ve been stuck in for decades. South Node in Taurus has already mastered the world of the material and the literal, but now they have the opportunity to go into the world of the symbolic and subliminal. An ink blot test isn’t just weird spots on a white surface; they reveal a person’s inner most interpretations of the world, their desires, and unconscious biases. South Node in Taurus will have the opportunity to learn how to ‘read between the lines’ when it comes to human behavior.
Don’t just listen to people’s words. Watch their actions, and their body language. These clues will help you get to know someone’s intentions. North Node in Scorpio has the chance to become a detective. You might learn other people’s motivations, intentions, and true feelings, from the clues you gather from them, rather than just their words. It is true that the way someone stands is just the way someone stands, but sometimes it can reveal someone’s energy, and emotions, about a situation, or person. North Node in Scorpios are learning to go to the depths of the psychological world.
Other people’s resources and energy
In this lifetime, North Node in Scorpios are learning to appreciate other people’s resources. They must learn to manage and share other people’s resources and energy. North Node in Scorpios have already mastered putting value on their own talents, resources, and energies. Now, they are learning how to arrange, manage, and value, sharing resources, and energy, with another person, or a number of people.
Don’t be surprised if you North Node in Scorpios inherit money, or pass down a good sum of money to your children. In a way, you are ‘passing down your seed’ to future generations. Scorpio energy likes to do that, for they are related to the reproductive organs.
North Node in Scorpios may end up marrying someone rich. Marrying someone isn’t something Scorpio takes lightly, so it’s unlikely to be for superficial reasons. The money may just be a coincidence, or incidental. The deeper side of a marriage, rich, or not, may be about learning to share each other’s energies. The relationship may end up being about managing, sharing, and enjoying, each other’s energies. Scorpio can be a deeply spiritual and/or soulful sign. Your relationships are likely to not be superficial, or you are learning to go deeper in your relationships.
Another aspect of this North Node is that Scorpio North Nodes may end up working in a career that manages things such as oil, gas, and coal. This takes the idea of ‘managing resources’ to a more literal level.
Overall, North Node in Scorpios are people who are learning about the more psychological parts of life. They are learning about the subtleties and deeper aspects of humanity. That not everything is as it seems. These people get to play detective and sharpen their observation skills. They also are learning to manage energies in relationships. Things sometimes are a bit deeper than they can imagine. Maybe South Node in Taureans can dig deep into the subliminal while also adding honey to their tea.
Do you have North Node in Scorpio, or the eighth 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 Scorpio, and/or the eighth house?
Read the intro to this series – Astrology and the North Node: Destiny, potential, and lessons