North Node Series: Virgo/Pisces: Axis of Sacrifice

North Node or True Node is like an arrow in the birth chart. It shows you where you should go. On the flip side, South Node represents a black hole. The more energy we put into it, the more we lose.

South Node can also represent our conditioned habits, whether we believe these come from ancestry or reincarnation. North Node, then, will represent something we’ve never done before. We are very good at our South Nodes but replaying them will make us more dissatisfied. Trying to do something we’ve never experienced, however, will open up the world to us.

The reason the North/South Nodes oppose each other is because we must use what we know to do what we do not know. Because there is a principle behind every polarity, it is important we take full advantage of our South Node to approach our North Node.

In this series, I focus on the principle behind each polarity to provide solutions for navigating each nodal position by sign. I will also describe each polarity by a relationship to another polarity on the zodiac wheel, usually the square, because nothing in astrology happens in isolation.

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This week: Virgo/Pisces: Axis of Sacrifice

Virgo North Node/Pisces South Node:

In a past life, you died for an idea and, now, you have to figure out how to live for one. When faced with a challenge, you will find a way to martyr yourself to the highest ideal possible to avoid confrontation. It will be easy for you to play the victim, especially when someone criticizes you. Because your priority is to remain blameless, you are most comfortable when neglected or in some other pitiful condition.

Pisces North Node/Virgo South Node:

Do you use your powers of reasoning and immaculate description to trash talk yourself to others, decrying every little thing you think you did wrong? This is a misguided appeal for sympathy rather than empathy. It comes from a fear of failure and the desire to be useful rather than empathetic.

The Solution:

This polarity is about sacrifice. If you have North Node in these signs, beware of doing anything in order to look saint-like. Sacrifice is never a perfect act and those who sacrifice are never faultless.

Instead of using the square, I will take another look at this polarity using the adjacent signs Aries/Libra because individuals with this placement tend to want to transcend the self. It is important for them to realize that the self is limited and that this is okay. It is also important that they don’t misuse the self by attempting to create a faultless persona. Because of its adjacency, selfhood is difficult for these people.

Virgo North Node/Pisces South Node:

Focus on your daily ritual and realize that no one will believe you are deserving of care if you don’t care for yourself and others first. Life is defined by the days in which it is lived, not by the cause of death. You’re an idealist and that’s okay – it’s just that you need to realize devotion requires acts of meticulous care. Try to be someone who builds a cause up rather than a symbol of oppression. If you don’t, you will feel chronically misunderstood.

Pisces North Node/Virgo South Node:

Only by embracing failure, can you find what fundamental changes in attitude you want to make and adjust your entire perspective (practical, emotional, and mental) as a whole. Focus on the big picture of what you believe and your actions of care will be that much louder. Prioritize your intentions and not your mistakes.


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