Your Life Purpose, According to your North Node Sign in Astrology

Have you ever wondered what your life purpose is? Not the life carefully crafted by your family, community or society, but your destiny. What are you on this planet to experience? You probably already know. Particularly after your first Saturn Return (between 27 to 29 years old), you get pulled in a new direction by unknown forces. A direction that is in alignment with your higher purpose.

When Vincent Van Gogh stepped out of his Saturn Return at 30, he embarked on his calling to become a painter, instead of a minister. While Eckart Tolle began his new life as a spiritual teacher after his illuminating Saturn Return.

However, with all the voices buzzing around, it’s easy to second guess the niggle. Your inner circle may not value or understand your dream vocation. Heck, you may not fully understand it!

Thankfully, the universe always gives breadcrumbs to guide you. It may be in the form of a new book, teacher, friend or partner. But we also have another powerful guide — astrology. More specifically, the astrological technique of examining the North and South Nodes, or the mathematical point based on the relationship between the Sun, Moon and Earth at the time of your birth.

While the South Node reveals your comfort zone and past experiences, the North Node unlocks the key to your evolution. What are you on Earth to learn? Of course, the evolutionary path is never linear. There are speed bumps and plenty of detours, especially when we decide that South Node living sounds oh so comfortable. However, this “default” lifestyle is rarely fulfilling. And so, we eventually get back on the road towards our soul’s purpose. The question is: Where is the road taking you? Read about your North Node sign to find out!

If you are unsure of your North Node sign, you can find it here.

North Node in the Signs

Aries

Aries North Node yearns to explore uncharted territory. The universe asks: What do you fear? Does it also excite you? Then, pushes Aries North Node to do it anyways! Why? Because he is learning to tap into his innate courage. A true pioneer, he is on this planet to take risks by acting on his sparkling ideas and beliefs. The key word for Aries North Node is courageous action. By cultivating an adventurous, independent spirit, Aries North Node lives in alignment with his true purpose.

Aries sign astrology

Activities for the Aries Soul: rock climbing, trekking, martial arts, emergency response, entrepreneurship, scuba diving, reiki, adventure travel

Famous Aries North Nodes: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, David Guetta, Zac Efron, Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, Winston Churchill, Marc Anthony

Taurus

Taurus North Node craves the good life — fine wine and Michelin-starred cakes in a serene garden oasis. And if anyone deserves it, she does! Having survived more than enough trauma for a lifetime, she is ready to enjoy the sensual pleasures that Earth has to offer. Sunsets, music and family traditions may seem mundane to some, but not for Taurus North Node. She sees the divine in life’s little pleasures. Taurus North Node is being called to gain a sense of stability and security, both financially and emotionally. This isn’t the lifetime to get tangled up in other peoples’ dramas. She is here to cultivate a simple, beautiful life filled with fulfilling relationships, beauty and self-care.

Taurus sign astrology

Activities for the Taurus Soul: cooking, gardening, wine-tasting, aromatherapy, music, massage, dancing, watching the sunrise or sunset, perfume-making, crafting, beauty

Famous Taurus North Nodes: Hillary Clinton, Mother Teresa, Kurt Cobain, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Ray, Scarlett Johansson, Audrey Hepburn, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Bruno Mars

Gemini

Gemini North Node wants to try the entire buffet of experiences. And he should! This curious cat is here to indulge in his endless list of curiosities. Coming into this world, he had a convincing idea of the truth of the matter. However, it was only a small piece of the pie. Now he is being called to explore both sides of every story. And after assimilating this knowledge, Gemini North Node is on this planet to share his insights with the world. This skillful storyteller is perfecting the art of communication with objectivity and simplicity so that everyone can understand. While he is often struck with wanderlust, he is being challenged to put down some roots. With a strong presence in the community, Gemini North Node can truly connect with his people.

Gemini sign astrology

Activities for the Gemini Soul: blogging, journalism, speaking gigs, social media, reading, taking classes, community events, interpreting, puzzles, community activism

Famous Gemini North Nodes: Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, J.K. Rowling, David Bowie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mila Kunis, Andy Warhol, Maya Angelou

Cancer

Cancer North Node craves healing and heartfelt connections. This cuddly soul feels called to nurture and love everyone in her inner circle. Compassionate and inclusive, Cancer North Node mends any broken bridges between family and friends. In this lifetime, she is being called to dive into the emotional world and honor her feelings. The Universe pushes her to pull off the bandaid and reveal any emotional wounds that have not healed. These wounds may also be from ancestral traumas. Through divine self-care Cancer North Node heals herself and her family line so that her future relatives do not inherit the same emotional scars. More so, this is the lifetime that Cancer North Node finally finds home, sweet, home.

Cancer sign astrology

Activities for the Cancer Soul: lounging by the ocean (or any body of water), honoring family traditions, cooking, baking, bath rituals, family time, real estate, counseling, ancestry, tarot

Famous Cancer North Nodes: Eric Clapton, Britney Spears, Marilyn Monroe, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Jessica Biel, Louise Hay, Michelle Obama, Marc Jacobs

Leo

Leo North Node is learning to express his creativity and gifts in a BIG way. The Universe calls on this sign to courageously step on center stage. No more hiding behind the group! This is the lifetime for Leo North Node to truly shine. The world needs these creative leaders to inspire a new world — one that is more loving and sustainable for all. But he must first move past the fear of rejection and dare to be seen. The world wants to see the whole lion — quirks, flaws and all! Leo North Node is also learning to embrace his inner child to unlock the full range of his creative talents.

Leo sign astrology

Activities for the Leo Soul: dancing, theatre, politics, acting, music, life coaching, leadership, motivational speaking, activism, comedy, social media influencer

Famous Leo North Nodes: Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Barack Obama, Mahatma Gandhi, Princess Diana, Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Margaret Thatcher

Virgo

Virgo North Node has an amazing ability to imagine the ideal world, and then manifest it into physical form. But how does she do it? The secret to her manifestation magic is in the details. After analyzing every nook and cranny of both the physical and subconscious worlds, she strips away what doesn’t belong. Layer after layer, she brings order, harmony and renewal. Naturally, Virgo North Node is also a powerful healer. In this lifetime, this imaginative healer is being called to restore the physical body with crystals, herbs and the array of earthly tools. Once she finally chooses a starting point, Virgo North Node develops the technical skills needed to be of service to others. Guided by her loud inner voice, the sky is truly the limit!

Virgo sign astrology

Activities for the Virgo Soul: crystal healing, nutrition, medicine, herbalism, analysis, craftsmanship, acupuncture, qigong, mathematics, alchemist

Famous Virgo North Nodes: Paul McCartney, George Clooney, Martha Steward, Bono, Salvador Dali, Harrison Ford, Muhammad Ali, Bob Dylan, Kate Hudson, Kobe Bryant, Joseph Campbell

Libra

Libra North Node craves peace, harmony and beauty. After having mastered personal achievement, Libra North Node is now shifting the focus from “me” to “we.” This is the lifetime to build honest and open relationships based on mutual trust. Of course, it’s not always easy for this sign to compromise. Libra North Node is learning that relationships don’t have to hamper his precious freedom. However in time, he uses his innate courage and assertiveness to foster peace and create win/win situations for all. Libra North Node is also learning to slow down and have patience. All good things take time and a balanced perspective.

Libra sign astrology

Activities for the Libra Soul: art, entertainment, beauty, interior design, graphic design, fashion design, matchmaking, social justice, feng shui, networking events

Famous Libra North Nodes: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Kanye West, John Lennon, Bruce Lee, Isaac Newton, James Franco, Simon Cowell, Thomas Edison, John Mayer, Amal Clooney

Scorpio

Deep down Scorpio North Node desires to uncover the dark mysteries of life. This powerful soul can delve deep into the taboo and transform it. The key to her growth is letting go of control and putting her trust in another. And when she does, Scorpio North Node experiences true intimacy. This could be in the form of merging financial resources, allocating work, or exploring passive income. It’s time for her money to work for her. Speaking of money, Scorpio North Node is naturally grounded in the material world and loves to indulge in her expensive tastes. However, she is learning to move past the physical world and into the spiritual realm. It’s time for Scorpio North Node to release control and connect with the divine.

Scorpio sign astrology

Activities for the Scorpio Soul: singing, writing, hypnoses, psychology, substance abuse counselor, tantra/sex therapist, past life regression, research, psychic reading, joint investments

Famous Scorpio North Nodes: Prince, Justin Bieber, Charlize Theron, Ellen DeGeneres, Abraham Lincoln, Coco Chanel, Beethoven, Tiger Woods, Walt Disney, Edgar Allen Poe, Michael Buble

Sagittarius

Sagittarius North Node has heard, seen and done it all. However, he is now being called to integrate his experiences. What is the truth of the matter? Sagittarius North Node is on a mission to find out! In time this gypsy soul sees the big picture. And eventually, he desires to share the essential truth with the world. But in order to do so, Sagittarius North Node craves even more learning and life experiences. But he shouldn’t stick to learning from only books. This sign needs travel and time in nature to find inspiration. Ultimately, Sagittarius North Node is learning to trust his gut and take a giant leap of faith on his ideas.

Sagittarius sign astrology

Activities for the Sagittarius Soul: teacher, speaker, international travel, philosophy, higher education, metaphysics, coaching, law, adventure, multicultural friendships, foreign languages

Famous Sagittarius North Nodes: Angelina Jolie, Nelson Mandela, Bill Gates, Leonardo DiCaprio, Pablo Picasso, Bradley Cooper, Russell Brand, William Shakespeare, Alfred Hitchcock

Capricorn

Capricorn North Node is moving out of her cozy nest and into the public eye. While she is a natural caretaker, Capricorn North Node is learning to be self-sufficient and independent. Of course, she should go at her own pace and always make time for self-care to replenish her soul. A high achiever, Capricorn North Node is being called to build a career in alignment with her vision. This is the lifetime to set goals and healthy boundaries. Step by step, she is climbing up the mountain to lead her community into a better future.

Capricorn sign astrology

Activities for the Capricorn Soul: leadership, business, mentoring, gardening, consulting, elder care, teaching

Famous Capricorn North Node: Oprah Winfrey, JFK, Emma Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Kevin Costner, Jude Law, Woody Allen, Michael Moore, Julie Andrews

Aquarius

Aquarius North Node yearns to draw outside the lines. He does everything just a tad differently. No cookie cutter boxes for this sign! Aquarius North Node is blessed with the ability to see what other signs cannot. However, he needs to break free of outdated barriers to bring his fresh ideas to the forefront. This radical visionary is being called to use his brilliance to advance humanity. The key to his growth is humility. While he is quite popular, Aquarius North Node is learning that the solar system does not revolve around him. This is the lifetime to put the needs of the collective above himself. Aquarius North Node is here to use his radiant inner fire to make a positive impact on the world.

Aquarius sign astrology

Activities for the Aquarius Soul: social activism, environmental activism, inventing, astronomy, technology, community activities, networking, astrology, politics, science

Famous Aquarius North Nodes: Taylor Swift, Karl Lagerfeld, Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein, Vladimir Putin, Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, Emma Watson, Joseph Stalin, Alexander the Great

Pisces

Pisces North Node craves creative freedom and artistic expression. After having fine tuned her analytical mind, she is now ready to merge her head and heart, body and soul. An innate perfectionist, Pisces North Node knows how to flawlessly execute a plan. And naturally, she can fall back into her analytical ways. However, she is learning to let go of the plan and trust her intuition. A balance between the analytical left brain and creative right brain is key to her growth. This is the lifetime she transcends the linear world and taps into higher states of consciousness. And in time Pisces North Node learns that the world is much more magical than it seems.

pisces sign astrology

Activities for the Pisces Soul: meditation, breathing exercises, astral travel, dream analysis, spiritual retreats, yoga, clairvoyance, palm reading, film, art, music, photography, healing

Famous Pisces North Nodes: Jay-Z, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Adele, Mozart, Elizabeth Taylor, Nostradamus, Edgar Casey, Sting, Johnny Cash, Joan of Arc, Teddy Roosevelt, Louis Vuitton

What is your North Node sign? Share in the comments!

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