North Node in Cancer: A Warm and Nurturing Soul

Updated May 5, 2022
North node in Cancer

A Cancer north node is a symbol of inspiration, hope, and guidance, of finding your life's purpose and heart's desire. The life's mission of those with the north node in Cancer is to become a warm and nurturing soul. A Cancer north node individual's purpose in life is to make and enjoy heartfelt connections.

North Node in Cancer Opposite South Node in Capricorn

The lunar nodes are sensitive points in a birth chart. The north in Cancer (ruled by the moon) and the south node in Capricorn (ruled by Saturn) are opposites that are interconnected. Together, they represent a theme that is woven throughout your life's story. If your north node is in Cancer, regardless of the rest of your birth chart, your motivations, actions, interactions, and the lessons you learn relate directly to your Cancer north node and Capricorn south node.

Capricorn South Node

The south node (☋) sign represents what's familiar, comfortable, and done instinctively. It reveals self-defeating behavior patterns that are karmic--developed in a past life or, if you prefer, family patterns, childhood experiences, or even ancestral DNA. Whatever the source of these behaviors, those with a Capricorn south node behave as if everything is their responsibility, and their sense of security depends on being stoic, holding back their emotions, biting the bullet, working hard, and doing what needs to be done.

Cancer North Node

The north node (☊) sign represents the fulfillment and happiness you strive for in life. Understanding emotions and being emotionally intelligent is a fundamental issue for those with a Cancer north node. Their fulfillment in life depends on expressing, sharing, and understanding their emotions instead of judging them, repressing them, or burying them in work.

North Node in Cancer Dates

The north node spends approximately 18 months in each astrological sign. Everyone born during the dates below has a Cancer north node. However, if your birth date falls near the end or beginning date, you will need to have a chart drawn to find your correct north node sign placement.

  • May 12, 1944 - Dec 3, 1945
  • Dec 24, 1962 - Aug 25, 1964
  • Sep 25, 1981 - Mar 16, 1983
  • Apr 10, 2000 - Oct 13, 2001
  • Nov 7, 2018 - May 5, 2020

Balancing Cancer and Capricorn Nodes

boy doing chores

Throughout their lives, individuals with this nodal opposition experience an inner battle between their Capricorn south node and Cancer north node. They are most often mature and responsible from a very early age. Then, with their nose to the grindstone, they go on to become very successful in their chosen profession as young adults. Yet, their personal life is often in shambles. Still, their ongoing internal battle will eventually teach them that all work with no personal life makes for a very unfulfilling, boring, and uninteresting life. To achieve balance, they need to take time to enjoy the more emotional side of life and learn to express their emotions- to love, laugh, cry, play, and empathize.

Acknowledge Your Capricorn South Node Past

Think of the Capricorn south node as a bad habit and the Cancer north node as its remedy. To move toward their Cancer north node, individuals need to acknowledge and leave behind the bad habits that keep tripping them up.

Habits to leave behind:

  • Workaholic tendencies
  • Being the fixer
  • Being overly concerned with consequences
  • Acting as a savior to others
  • Feeling entirely responsible for everything
  • Needing to be in control
  • Money equals security
  • Seriousness
  • Stoicism

Honor the Gifts of Your Capricorn South Node Past

Honor the integrity, dependability, and competency and your ability to accept responsibility, work hard, and make money that the Capricorn south node bestows. But tread lightly because the Capricorn south node is like an addiction, and it's easy to get sucked back in.

North Node in Cancer Relationships

mature couple laughing

There's a kind of "loneliness" inherent in a Cancer north node, and they long for intimate connections. But relationships require being emotionally open with another person, and this only happens when and if they willingly engage in the exchange of honest emotional communication and self-revelation. While this can be awkward at first, the irony is that once they tune into their emotions, they'll find that they have an innate ability to handle their own and others' emotions and feelings. Those with a Cancer north node will, over time and life experiences, learn that a life devoid of sharing feelings, moods, and even occasional upsets with another is like a world devoid of color.

Finding Fulfillment With a Cancer North Node

The first step to living a fulfilling life is freeing yourself from negative Capricorn south node behavior patterns and acknowledging that you need more than a successful professional life. With a Cancer north node, your fulfillment begins with being kinder and more empathetic to yourself and others.

Cancer north node attributes to develop:

  • Paying attention to feelings
  • Forging emotional connections
  • Showing vulnerability
  • Expressing your needs
  • Giving and receiving emotional support
  • Sharing your love
  • Responding with empathy
  • Stopping to smell the roses
  • Playing and having fun
  • Enjoying your childlike spirit
  • Involvement with children

Famous Individuals With North Node in Cancer

You can understand the various ways having the north node in Cancer can affect a person by reading the life stories of the famous people below.

  • Britney Spears
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Michelle Obama
  • Serena Williams
  • Hugh Hefner
  • Johnny Depp
  • Brad Pitt
  • Bob Marley
  • Jeff Bezos

Celebrate Your Cancer North Node

father hugging daughter

Perhaps the best way to celebrate your Cancer north node is to spend time with kids. If you have children of your own, take them to an amusement park or the zoo--anywhere they can play and get excited. If you don't have children of your own, get involved with kids in one way or another--volunteer at a local daycare or coach kids' sports. It's incredible how a hug from a child can warm the heart of a Cancer north node person. Many of their life's lessons come from balancing their worldly achievements with experiencing the world through a child's eyes.

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