North Node in Capricorn — South Node in Cancer

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The North Node in Capricorn has traditionally been interpreted as a sign of prudence, caution, introversion, and even cynicism in an individual.  It can also bring wealth.  The corresponding Dragon’s Tail in Cancer is an indication of a fickle love nature.

You have spent many lifetimes as home, mastering the domestic arts.  You have now incarnated to have a career and climb the ladder of success.  Maturity is the key spiritual concept of the north node in capricorn placement.  You may feel as if you’re always an adolescent of some sort, trying to become an adult with real responsibility but hampered by baby feelings inside.

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You may have very strong feelings of patriotism and a desire to work for your country, which you may see as your extended family.  People with the north node in capricorn nodal placement are sometimes known for being very diplomatic, as the Cancer South Node gives them insight and sensitivity.  John F. Kennedy is a good example of the use of this energy.

The biggest challenge of the north node in capricorn placement is learning to let go.  Your soul habit has been to absorb emotions and drop them in an inner sea of self-pity and longing.  Endings are difficult for you, and your relationships, like your feelings, tend to be endless.  The cure is to move from a personal life to a public one and one way to do that is to stand for some traditional value you hold dear and let the chips fall where they may.

Deep down inside you know that you are destined for great accomplishments but have trouble believing your kids or spouse or parents or whoever else is at home can make it through the day without you.  A good way to get past this is to read biographies of public people you admire and to take baby steps towards a career.

If you rely too heavily on your Cancer energy, this can lead to an unsuccessful life, hypersensitivity, immaturity, out of control emotions, self-pity, and a fear of authority.  You dream of being objective, yet at your worst, you are a bottom less pit of insecurity.  Some cures for what ails you include mathematics, taking responsibility for your life including your childhood, accepting leadership positions, chess, and yoga.

The perfect antidote for your insecurity and immaturity is competence.  You must take on tasks which improve your confidence and allow you to move in the direction of taking charge.  Once you harness your Capricorn energy, you will be amazed and amaze others with your accomplishments.  Business giants Oprah Winfrey, Jack Welch, and Kirk Kerkorian all share this north node in capricorn placement with you.

At the heart of most of your issues is the concept of judgment.  You fear the final day, whether you imagine it to be spiritual or more mundane, when you will be called to fully account for your actions.  This may be at the root of your reluctance to embrace adulthood or even admit your real age.  Yet eventually you find the fortitude to face it.  Carrying the north node in capricorn means it may take you half a life of whining and feeling sorry for yourself before you rise to meet the challenge you set out for yourself upon incarnation, but once you do, you will live a model life.

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  1. This is the most accurate description of my life. I’m 45 years old and in turmoil which seemed never ending. This north node capricorn reading has opened my eyes. I need a purpose in life and that means changing who I am to fulfill it.

  2. Dear Celestina,

    Wow, you have brought the light to some of my deepest dark life questions. Thank you. My north node in second house Capricorn is one thing but I also have my sun in Cancerr along with Jupiter and Mercury. My mother’s north node is in Cancer. I am married to a man with sun in Capricorn. My daughters AC is Capricorn. I think I can see more and more how I impact my family and how they’ve impacted my life. I feel terrible that I have wondered why I always have this effect on others, including institutions such as schools, that always undergo such foundational transformations around me. Then I feel the need to retreat in solitude. I’m going to study Carl Jung and become a therapist. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.


  3. I’m slightly confused. My north node says 22° Capricorn. Yet, my north node HOUSE is Pisces the 12th house because my Ascendant is Virgo. Should I go with Capricorn and Pisces for understanding my soul path?

  4. I have been looking for information on how this placement works…this is great.
    You basically described my life.
    My last job in property management lasting 16 years was so imancipating but then I had to add care giving to mutiple family members while still holding on to my job. This lated for 8 years. I don’t know if it was the Pluto Uranus Square or my South Node that made me loose my career? Don’t know if I have it in me to start again….thank you I do feel I may still have a choice.

  5. Hi Celestina,

    I am a north node Capricorn and while it is true that I have always felt like an adolescent,perhaps because I am a Virgo sun sign and Scorpio moon sign, I have always been responsible, determined and focused. I obtained an advanced degree and had a rewarding career. However, after marrying a narcissist and having two children with special needs and staying home to care for them, my life quickly unraveled. Now after the divorce and being a single mother without family support nor friends, I am having an extremely difficult time finding my way again. I do think that I will be able to find my way again once my children’s health and educational needs stabilize but I am beginning to feel uncertain about bettering myself and my children’s lives. Is this kind of thinking an example of the Cancer South node trait????

    • CelestinaJune 24, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Did you know you were this strong? You have so much on your shoulders. I am not sure what kind of thinking you are asking for a comment on, but the scenario you describe — in which family and career come into such harsh conflict — is typical of this placement.

  6. My North Node is 6th house in Capricorn. I am studying avionics.
    I guess that’s a big improvement from what I was back then.
    Should I join the military?

  7. I think the time is ripe for me and my Capricorn North Node to take responsibility, have a career, and lead a model life. But I already figured out that careers don’t grow on trees. From where to take one?

  8. Jennifer LisetteOctober 19, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Hi Celestina,

    What happened if you go with a partner whose North Node is opposite to ours. I have NN in Cap while his NN is in Cancer. I would imagine we would complement each other perfectly and harmoniously. Your views….

  9. thank you celestina… I am a capricorn north node… I have had a career out in the world & caregiver to family…currently I am an empty nest & have grieved puddles of tears…
    after much leadership in my life, it seems cancer traits have become more dominant & I have to retreat…entering a new phase of life & its as if I am just now experiencing such deep emotions I had suppressed over my life…??

  10. All I can say about this is WOW! Once again, so on point! Thank you!! xoxoxo


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