Chart Planets

North Node in Ophiuchus

Path of Redemption and Healing

North Node God artist depiction

The journey of the North Node represents a balance between the spiritual and physical, a cycle of karma creation and release, and progression on the life path. When this journey aligns with the constellation of Ophiuchus, it embodies healing, transmutation, and redemption. This alignment encourages a more accepting attitude towards oneself and others, fostering a lighter, freer energy.

Similar to the caterpillar's transformation into a butterfly, this placement signifies metamorphosis. The North Node, symbolizing the path ahead, is where this transformation process takes place. It involves transmuting the deeper, instinctual aspects revealed by Scorpio into higher states of being. This process mirrors the teachings of Christ and Buddha, who advocated for unconditional acceptance. Acceptance of oneself and others is the initial step towards healing and transformation.

Unlike Sagittarius, symbolizing the post-transformed state, this placement is in a constant state of transformation. It represents an ongoing process of metamorphosis and healing. This perpetual state of healing makes individuals with this placement effective healers, whether physically, emotionally, psychologically, or spiritually.

Traditionally, the part of the sky where this journey unfolds is governed by Mars, or in modern terms, Pluto. However, the energy of Chiron, the wounded healer, aligns more closely with the energy of this placement. Consequently, this journey involves healing the human ego, accepting and working with the lower or physical aspects of the self. Through this acceptance and work, these parts can be healed, redeemed, and integrated, leading to a more complete self.

To balance this journey, it is necessary to incorporate Orion energy, representing the very human, earthy side of life. By embracing the human and earthy aspects, the watery and spiritual energy of this placement can be grounded. This is not about combating or suppressing the lower aspects of the self, but about acknowledging and accepting them. This acceptance is the key to healing and wholeness.

Strengths and Challenges on the Path

Ophiuchus artist depiction

The strengths of this placement are its healing and transformative qualities. The path ahead, symbolized by the North Node, is one of growth and expansion. It involves building karma in this physical plane, healing and redeeming the deeper aspects of the self. This is where the transformative process can occur, where deeper states of being can be achieved, and where healing can take place.

However, this journey is not without its challenges. The South Node, representing what is being released and the past, can become trapped in previous experiences. There is a risk of stagnation, of becoming ensnared in what is comfortable and familiar. To grow, it is necessary to consciously move towards the North Node, while avoiding extremes. A balance between the two is crucial.

Another challenge is the potential to become engrossed in the material realm. Losing connection with the soul's roots in the South Node can result in a loss of spiritual peace and liberation. It is vital to maintain a connection to the South Node without pursuing it for ego-fulfillment. Instead, it is important to accept what one has with it, express gratitude for it, and find peace with it. This approach will facilitate a healthier transition into the North Node.

Lastly, the unconscious nature of the South Node can pose a challenge. Since it is not consciously perceived, there may be attempts to mentally decipher it or pursue it for ego-fulfillment. This can lead to losing one's way. Instead, it should be explored spiritually, to gain inner clarity about what is most important on a soul level, and feed this into the North Node. This approach will promote balance and well-being.


The journey of the North Node through the constellation of Ophiuchus is one of transformation, healing, and redemption. It encourages acceptance towards oneself and others, transmutation of deeper, instinctual aspects into higher states of being, and continuous transformation and healing. This journey is filled with both strengths and challenges. The strengths lie in its healing and transformative qualities, while the challenges involve the risk of stagnation, becoming engrossed in the material realm, and navigating the unconscious nature of the South Node. Balancing the North and South Nodes is key to successfully navigating this journey.

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