Every 18 months or so, the moon’s nodes switch into a new sign. We last experienced a Libra south node/Aries north node in 2006 and will again experience it in 2023.
The nodes in transit (or in the mundane chart) indicate a significant shift globally and on a personal level.
The world’s North Node indicates what will increase in society. This isn’t necessarily good or bad, but simply shows what values we’re shifting towards.
Meanwhile, the sign of the South Node shows where humanity experiences a collective decrease. You’ll notice that we start to shift away from the values of the south node and that these sorts of values become less popular globally.
Other periods when the North Node was in Aries and the South Node was in Libra:
- Jan 27, 1949 – Jul 26, 1950
- Aug 20, 1967 – Apr 19, 1969
- Apr 7, 1986 – Dec 2, 1987
- Dec 27, 2004 – Jun 22, 2006
- Jul 18, 2023 – Jan 11, 2025
If you’re at least 18 years old, you have experienced this transit at least once. Many of these past experiences may repeat, though there will be some differences on a global level.
In The Natal Chart:
The Libra south node/Aries north node in the natal chart is known as the “housewife” position. However, this isn’t how it always actually works out.
This position is more about being trapped within yourself (instead of trapped in a specific role) and trapped by the opinions of others. It has much less to do with gender and much more to do with self-restriction. If you have a Libra south node, you don’t trust yourself to make decisions and rely on the opinions of others, much like the classic housewife.
South Node In Libra Natal:
With the south node in Libra in your natal chart, you are definitely a caretaker. You’re very good at keeping a group together and are definitely more of a group person rather than an individualist. You might always want to be with others rather than be alone.
The south node in Libra doesn’t necessarily mean that you had any specific trauma during childhood – many events can lead to a Libra south node. Some events in your childhood made you feel that you needed to rely on the opinions of others rather than on yourself.
You couldn’t be yourself with your own identity; your childhood identity was always linked to other people. And this made you afraid to be alone, so you relied on other people, almost as an extension of yourself. In fact, you probably coped with a lot of your negative emotions by being around other people because then you didn’t have to think about anything painful.
The Libra south node means that you focus a lot of on things look. You might enjoy flattery or spend a lot of time doing things that you think others will approve of. You want to fit in with society. This can manifest as caring about expensive things, a beautiful home, makeup/looks, or even saying that right thing at the right time – the socially acceptable thing. The house where the south node in Libra sits will show how this desire to fit in manifests.
You believe you must follow what others say due to your Libra south node; you struggle to think for yourself. Your impressionability might have created pain as a younger person, always feeling that you needed to take on the “next trendy thing” even if it didn’t truly fit you. Over time, you’ll go through many stages until you realize that you’ll never find satisfaction until you discover what you like.
Much of this is because you’re afraid of being judged. You felt judged and criticized or even overlooked in past lives and in childhood, and this created a trauma response. Now, you feel that you must fit in – this is a survival mechanism. You unconsciously feel that if you don’t fit in with the crowd, something terrible will happen.
The Libra south node means that your happiness depends on other people. If those around you are having a bad day, you will be physically affected. And your confidence can be easily shattered when you identify with others because you don’t have a strong sense of self to fall back on.
The south node in Libra means that you’re an empath. You’re extremely sensitive to the energy of those around you, which is one of the reasons why you feel a strong need to keep the group together. But by doing this, you sacrifice a piece of yourself.
You might feel resentful with the Libra south node because you just can’t act and be your own person. You are perpetually stuck. But even when you realize this, you spend a lot of time thinking about breaking free rather than just doing it.
Sometimes, with the south node in Libra means that you build up resentment towards others because you’re always forced to be the caretaker. But what you don’t realize is that the power lies within you.
You can be very indecisive with the south node in Libra. You probably need the opinions of others before making decisions and can’t figure out how to stop doing this.
The south node in Libra can also mean that you feel the need to win over others through subtle forms of manipulation. You do this trying to “take back” your sense of self, yet you don’t know how just do what you want. You feel that you must manipulate or win to retain that piece of yourself. What you really need to do is focus on your own wants, needs, and opinions rather than on winning over others.
North Node In Aries Natal:
If you’re born under the North Node of Aries, you should learn to express your independence and boldness, even if you have to strain yourself at first. Aries natives are bold since they accept challenges without hesitating. Theirs are the initiating and fighting types – these are the qualities you need to integrate.
You must learn how to do things that are functional, things that feel right for you, even if your actions go against what society tells you to do. For example, focus on home design that you like and need rather than what others think is trendy. The same does for clothing, activities, looks, etc. Do what you actually want to do rather than asking the opinions of others. While this might mean that you become more unfashionable or different, this is essential to move towards your north node in Aries.
The north node in Aries means you must eventually take a stand for your inner truth. But first, you must learn to feel this truth. You’ve spent so many years seeking the opinions of others that your truth is buried deep inside. Once you figure out what’s true for you, only then can you act.
You must do this work individually, teaching yourself so that you don’t become yet another extension of someone else. But you can still incorporate the best traits of your south node in Libra by loving others while you do this work. Don’t forget the good Libran traits that you can take with you! It’s all about learning how to exist in a group while also retaining your own sense of individuality.
At first, you may need to isolate yourself so that you can find your north node in Aries. It’s much harder to access when you’re around other people. So until you develop a stronger sense of self, you may need to spend more time alone.
Look inside and find your sense of self, no matter how scary this may be. The north node in Aries is all about the sense of self. This will be especially important in the house that your north node in Aries sits. The house shows where this new sense of self will begin to show and what environment you should especially focus on. What makes your heart sing? It might not be what others think it should be.
Follow the creative seeds in your mind instead of dismissing them because you’re afraid. Moving towards the north node in Aries is all about following those sparks even if you aren’t supported by others.
The north node in Aries means that you will become a metaphorical explorer in this life – an explorer of yourself. But you must act upon the self-knowledge you attain to truly fulfil your Aries north node.
One way to access your Aries north node is to follow your body. Aries is an extremely physical sign, so allow your physical anxiety, your gut, and your body’s signals to tell you the truth that is buried deep in your mind. When others give you opinions, retreat and listen to you body to figure out what’s true for you.
Learn to stop needing to “win” over other people in order to reach your north node in Aries. While we think about fighting as Arian, the need to win over others is actually more Libran in nature. Your south node in Libra needs to know that you have won the group, while your north node in Aries actually doesn’t care.
North Node In Aries/South Node In Libra Transit:
When the north node in Aries transit begins, you’ll find that you move towards independence and away from dependence on societal expectations. This means that you’ll start to care more about what makes your soul sing and less about what society tells you to want.
You’ll care less about dressing, decorating, talking, and acting in a way that is “trendy.” During the north node in Aries transit, you’ll begin to care more about what’s inside of you, what your independent self wants.
The north node in Aries transit also means that you’ll want more alone time. During this transit, you learn how to trust your gut and your body to tell you the truth. These are lessons that are best discovered alone.
However, the north node in Aries transit isn’t all good. You might be more “hot-headed” during these times and have little patience for people who contradict what you feel is true for you. Don’t forget to use the south node in Libra to bring in some compassion and empathy.
You’ll find that during the Aries north node transit, most people move away from playing nice. It’s a time when people just really stop caring about others and care more about what is good for themselves.
To see how the north node in Aries transit will affect you specifically, look at the house in your chart that it falls in. This is the environment where you’ll become the most Arian. You can also look to see if the Aries north node aspects any planets since that will show the qualities that will become more Arian within yourself. Due to the same with the south node in Libra transit (house and planets) to determine what qualities you’ll be releasing during this transit.
North Node In Aries World Events
When talking about world events, the north node shows what the world will collectively move towards, while the south node shows what qualities will decrease as a whole. During this transit, we will all become more Arian and move away from Libran qualities.
This isn’t a very drastic transit, unlike eclipses. It’s much more subtle in nature but can clearly be felt over time since it lasts for about 18 months. You’ll notice that during the north node in Aries, everyone becomes a little more violent, cares more about the self, and societal pressure will ease as we move away from Libran qualities.
Of course, because this is also a time of Mars (due to Aries), expect more action. During past transits, the north node in Aries seems to correlate to big worldwide events like wildfires. These aren’t slow-burning, long-term wildfires. However, some of the biggest fires in history have happened during the north node in Aries; it’s a cardinal and sudden sign but dies off just as quickly.
The north node in Aries can also indicate the beginning of wars or conflicts. These aren’t always massive wars, but this transit does indicate a more aggressive time. If the world is already involved in conflicts, then you can expect sudden changes or increased aggression.
In the chart of the United States, the north node in Aries usually indicates:
- growing discontent with leaders/parties
- fires, accidents, and disturbances such as drought and earthquakes (sudden and brief)
- growing protests from anyone in the country who feel like outsiders
- the beginning of wars or squirmishes
Of course, it’s hard to say exactly what will happen during this transit because it’s long (about 18 months) and will change based on other transits that occur during that time. But based on where the north node in Aries sits in the United State’s chart (in the 4th house, with the Libra south node in the 10th house of leaders) and based on past events during this transit, I would expect at least some of these Arian events to take place.
As a collective, we will push towards being independent. Americans will start to care less about how things look, less about fitting in with groups, and less about saying the socially acceptable thing. Instead, Americans will begin to do what they want to do. Facades will crumble and be left with what’s real, with what the individual wants, rather than what they’re taught to want. This is the push towards Mars and away from Venus.
We will be pushed to let go of things that look pretty and feel good. Aries can bring sudden destruction, so this can be painful, and there may be large events that completely wipe away these societal constructs.
But remember: the north node in Aries is all about finding the self. So as individuals and as a collective, this is a chance to cut through any facades and see what’s true for us.