What are the Lunar Nodes?
The Lunar Nodes in the birth chart are considered to be a karmic axis and an indication of the best path forward. The North node represents the direction you should head toward to experience the most soul-fulfilling growth, while the south node represents karma, things you already have as a strength and perhaps baggage, and what feels comfortable for you. If you want more information about the Lunar Nodes and their meaning, I do have a post on it here.
In this post, we'll explore the meaning of having your Lunar Nodes in Capricorn & Cancer, both for North Node in Capricorn and North Node in Cancer.
Lunar Nodes: Capricorn North Node / Cancer South Node
With the Capricorn North Node you are bound to constantly learn how to be more responsible and more adult. Although you may have had to take on responsibilities at an early age, it is as if you never feel like you are completely grown up, there is always a part of you that feels that you are still a child.
There are issues surrounding nurturance, one of your parents may have been lacking in this area, forcing the need to become a nurturing force for yourself. As a mean to avoid doing such, you could constantly try to rely on others in order to feel safe, nurtured and protected. This can mean looking for support within your family, friends, and partners. Inevitably, you will learn the lesson that you have to provide for yourself, as the people you count on will let you down, or so you feel. It is more a problem of expectations as a problem of an actual non-supportive entourage.
With the Capricorn North node, you are learning the lessons of self-reliance, accountability, discipline, and responsibility. You're asked to rely on the support of your family, friends, partner, of course, but with the intent to learn how to stand up on your own two feet, without excessive input or support from others.
Capricorn North node is the path of an achiever, someone who is learning how to step out of the comfort zone of the nest.
With your South Node in Cancer you have a rich inner life and a lot of emotions. You're learning how to handle them with care, responsibility and accountability.
Someone with a North node in Capricorn is here to develop the qualities of:
Being your own parent/boss
Cancer North Node / Capricorn South Node
With the Capricorn South Node, you're learning how to relax and step away from the role of provider, achiever, and goal-getter, and you're learning to lean into your nurturing and feminine side, regardless of your gender.
With Cancer North Node in your birth chart, you’re learning how to let people enter your world, care for you, and advise you. You're learning how to be more open and vulnerable, without hiding how you truly feel. You are learning how to be self-loving and self-nurturing as well, in order to be able to care for others in return.
You will slowly learn how to give up on the attitudes that prevent your growth (being too inflexible, too cold, too result-driven) and you will learn emotional honesty, which will bring you closer to the people around you.
Your path is to take on a motherly and caring role, providing not so much on a material level, but more so on an emotional level. There is a drive to develop emotional skills and intelligence, giving you a loving and nurturing energy.
Someone with a North node in Cancer is here to develop the qualities of:
Letting other people know how you feel
Prioritizing emotions bonds over professional achievements