A Return to Senses with the Taurus-Scorpio Node Cycle

the Taurus-Scorpio North Node-South Node cycle meaning in astrology

By The AstroTwins

Karma directs us toward a new destiny beginning January 18, 2022, as the lunar nodes spin into a fresh pair of signs and bring us a Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle.

After shaking up the Gemini-Sagittarius axis of (dis)information since May 5, 2020, the Nodes back into Taurus (North) and Scorpio (South) until July 17, 2023.

What are the North and South Nodes?

The lunar nodes in astrology reveal your karmic path in this lifetime. The South Node reveals your past lives and the gifts you’ve brought in. The North Node shows the new direction you’re learning in this lifetime. They are always in opposite signs and houses.

You can use our North Node and South Node Calculator to see where the Nodes land in your personal birth chart. You can learn about how their placement in your chart might be the keys to your life purpose.

Where the Nodes are can influence your life in somewhat predictable cycles, because they repeat. Nodes change signs every 18 months. The entire nodes cycle through the 12 zodiac signs takes about 18 years.

What the Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle means

There’s a popular saying that we are “spiritual beings having a human experience.” As the earthbound Taurus North Node plays tug-o’-war with the mystical Scorpio South Node, we’ll find ourselves seeking the elusive balance between physical and metaphysical.

This paradox can be as mind-bending as the last nodal cycle, when the dualistic Gemini North Node questioned every truth that the Sagittarius South Node lobbed its way. Cold, hard facts (caught on video!) were often not enough evidence to shut down unfounded lies.

As the karmic South Node slips back into secretive Scorpio, hackers, spies and other hidden forces could continue their attempts to manipulate the masses. The old-fashioned Taurus North Node could make a strong case for embracing analog living. Who wants to start an off-the-grid collective farm?

What the Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle means for your zodiac sign

Read on for which houses govern the Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle and what it means for each sign.

If you can remember back to the last time the Nodes visited these signs, you may discover clues and repeating themes. The last Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle was April 14, 2003 to December 26, 2004.

Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra | Scorpio | Sagittarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces

ARIES

Taurus North Node, 2nd house

Scorpio South Node, 8th house

Get ready for a big shift, Aries. From January 18, 2022, until July 17, 2023, the Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle activates the parts of your chart that govern your income, values and resources (to name a few things). During the next year and a half, you could radically change the way you spend, earn and invest. Surprising new career and relationship opportunities can spring up, ones that will require you to adopt an evolved new mindset around your money.

With the lunar South Node in Scorpio and your sector of intimacy and shared resources, prepare for karmic awakenings around your closest ties. Who are the people you surround yourself with? Are your values and priorities on the same wavelength? The way you share everything from energy to finances to power will be overhauled in one way or another.

Some Rams could get engaged or move to a more official relationship status (particularly at the Scorpio eclipses on May 16 and October 25, both in 2022). Other Aries could invest in new ventures, from real estate to cryptocurrency to a joint business endeavor.

This can be a sexy process, too! With the South Node in erotically charged Scorpio and the North Node in tactile Taurus, let desire be another driver. Ask any expert on the planet: Relaxing is fundamental foreplay. Yes, Aries, life could be a whole lot more sensual if you gave up adrenaline as your primary fuel source.

Whether you’re merging bank accounts, tucking more into your retirement account, or adjusting your income-to-expense ratio, not constantly worrying about cash means more headspace for fantasizing about seductive pleasures…some of which won’t cost a thing!

TAURUS

Taurus North Node, 1st house

Scorpio South Node, 7th house

Destiny’s calling, Taurus…so don’t let it go to voicemail! On January 18, 2022, the lunar North Node returns to your sign, charging your life with momentum that you haven’t experienced since April 2003. This special point in the sky is associated with your higher calling and spiritual evolution. During this fateful and fortunate cycle, which lasts until July 17, 2023, you might feel like the world is humming at YOUR vibrational frequency.

This is THE time to pursue your karmic calling. Apply the lessons you’ve learned as you craft a new path for yourself. In 2022, two Taurus eclipses (on April 30 and November 8) will bring this into form.

You’re a natural provider, but in your noble efforts to please, have you put off the needs of numero uno? As the Scorpio South Node activates your relationship zone, take a break from making other people your main focus. Put the emphasis on what makes YOU happy. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy companionship and community. Just set clear limits and trust others to fend for themselves a little more. Spoiler ahead: At the two Scorpio eclipses in 2022, on May 16 and October 25, there could be big changes to one or more of your key partnerships.

Bottom line: Relationships are the cherry on top of the sundae while the North Node is in your sign. This is going to be an interesting phase to navigate, since by nature, you’re a caretaker and loyal supporter of the ones you love. Make sure you’ve carved out space for “me, myself and I,” along with all those shared ventures. Call it your path, your purpose or a meant-to-be mission. Whatever the case, the North Node in Taurus is here to help you make your unique mark on the world.

GEMINI

Taurus North Node, 12th house

Scorpio South Node, 6th house

Destiny’s been calling, Gemini—and louder than ever since the moon’s North Node moved into your zodiac sign and fired up your trailblazing first house on May 5, 2020. Since then, you’ve likely “come into your own,” however you define it.

Change is exhilarating, but it demands hard work. You could gain serious mastery over your emotions starting January 18, 2022. For the first time in nearly two decades, the North Node backs into Taurus and your twelfth house of subconscious healing and boundless spirituality. Although this means that you’re waving bye-bye to the North Node for another 18.5 years, you’ll now have a chance to deeply integrate all the newness in your universe.

Did you start the 2022 New Year with a desire to simplify your life and maybe even to slip off the grid? Roll with that urge, Gemini. The next year and a half will spotlight self-care and introspection, two things your restless sign doesn’t always prioritize. And even if you do, they tend to happen at a breakneck pace.

The Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle activates your sixth house of health and organization (ruled by Scorpio). Work and wellness are two areas getting pinged by the South Node. During this cycle, you’ll feel a near-psychic connection between food and mood. Also, stressful situations can no longer be stomached during this cycle.

While the Gemini-Sagittarius cycle had you feeling okay to move at a supersonic pace, in 2022, you desire space to just be. With the Scorpio South Node’s mystical and transformational influence, add magic to the process by ritualizing your routines. How can you make the mundane feel miraculous?

CANCER

Taurus North Node, 11th house

Scorpio South Node, 5th house

Ready for a new social scene? From January 18, 2022, until July 17, 2023, the lunar nodes travel across the Taurus/Scorpio axis, activating your eleventh house of friendships (ruled by Taurus) and your passionate fifth house (governed by Scorpio). An opportunity to join a prestigious collaboration or a cutting-edge crew could arise.

With the karmic north node in this experimental and future-forward sign, you could be drawn to people who introduce you to alternative ways of thinking. It’s high time you embraced and celebrated your personal brand of weird, Cancer!

With the South Node in Scorpio and your dramatic fifth house, you’re encouraged to distance yourself from people who purposely push your buttons or live in chaos. Maybe you didn’t notice it before (you thought of them as “colorful” personalities), but now, you’ve lost your tolerance for these antics. Consider that healthy…and liberate yourself from their emotional manipulation.

Romantically, there’s a fated quality to events that happen under the Scorpio South Node. Moments of intensity are sure to arise during this transformational zodiac spell. Crabs could reconnect to “the one that got away” or finally be able to say that the person who was the best sex of your life has reached an emotional maturity level that makes them dateable.

Coupled Cancerians could bring a long-held dream to life, like building a home from the studs or getting pregnant. Waiting for the right moment to tie the knot? Wedding plans accelerate for marriage-minded Crabs now. Yet, if you’ve reached the end of your shared journey, this 18-month cycle will be tide turning. You just can’t fake it where the South Node is concerned.

LEO

Taurus North Node, 10th house

Scorpio South Node, 4th house

Opportunities to rise and shine will start showing up everywhere from January 18, 2022, when the destiny-driven North Node settles into sensible Taurus and powers up your tenth house of status, career and prestige until July 17, 2023. This could bring some of the most meaningful moments for your professional life, Leo. Are you on your path? If not, you are sure to find it! Discernment is essential during this Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle that negotiates a new balance between your professional (Taurus-ruled) and personal (Scorpio-governed) affairs. 

What you devote precious time to is half the equation. How you go about producing results could also shift. Hands- on Leos will get a masterclass in letting go. It’s not just about delegating and outsourcing when the North Node is in master planner Taurus. It’s about cultivating the kind of team that calls people into their greatness.

Simultaneously, the South Node in Scorpio helps you feel more anchored in home and family affairs. Lair care is increasingly essential to your serenity during this 18-month cycle. Maybe you’ll renovate, be ready to decamp to a different type of property or shuffle the roster of who’s living under your roof. A key lesson of this nodal cycle: Learning to be supportive without sacrificing yourself. Yes, Leo, it is possible.

Scorpio energy is sexy. Sacred. And you’ll want to feel that way wherever you live! That includes the four walls that house you and the way you feel in your own skin. Some Leos could radically transform their self-care habits, perhaps rearranging your space to leave room for dancing, yoga, juicing and joyfully cooking healthy meals. Build the foundation of comfort that you need to roar and soar!

VIRGO

Taurus North Node, 9th house

Scorpio South Node, 3rd house

New year, new mindset, new message! From January 18, 2022, until July 17, 2023, the destiny-driven lunar nodes move across the Taurus/Scorpio axis. They activate your (Taurus-ruled) ninth house of travel and expansion and your (Scorpio-governed) third house of community and ideas. 

Don’t squander this cycle by trying to create the perfect itinerary. This destiny-driven placement only comes around once every two decades. Exploring is the purpose here, Virgo! You don’t have to justify a two-week backpacking trip by coordinating it with a work conference. Unplugging from all duties will open up your spiritual channels, even if you only go for a weekend getaway.

Across your chart, the equally karmic South Node beams into Scorpio and your communication and local activity HQ. Virgos could become quite a fixture on the neighborhood scene during this node cycle. With transformational Scorpio energy guiding your moves, get involved in initiatives to make your neck of the woods a happier, safer and hipper place to be. Don’t love where you live? The Scorpio South Node could make it unbearable for you to be somewhere that doesn’t sing to your soul.

The Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle also awakens your enterprising streak. Partnerships could be quite profitable with the Scorpio South Node in this position. Casting a wide net will also bring luck, thanks to the Taurus North Node. This may be more of a door-opener than a deal-closer, so be patient with the process!

The North Node points us to new terrain; places where we have yet to gain experience. Fumbling around in the dark is normal when you’re learning something new. Remind yourself of this when you get frustrated by “mistakes.” Practice will make perfect eventually, but first, give yourself permission to experiment—and bless every mess!

LIBRA

Taurus North Node, 8th house

Scorpio South Node, 2nd house

Magnetic? Irresistible? Words like these won’t do a Libra justice from January 18, 2022, until July 17, 2023, when the Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle touches down on your second house of income (ruled by Scorpio) and your eighth house of joint ventures, investments and property (governed by Taurus).

When the destiny-driven lunar North Node sashays into Taurus, your mystique could send sailors crashing into rocks! Not that you’d misuse your enchanting powers that way. But get ready: This potent period will dish up some karmically-tinged interactions and serious spiritual pursuits.

Simultaneously, the karmic South Node stokes the fires of Scorpio, building a slow-burning heat in your stabilizing second house. The kind of bonding you crave requires vulnerability, especially in the case of sexual relationships, or ones that involve a merging of finances. Trust is key. If you’re not sure about your chosen person, test the potential with a few soulful revelations. Little by little, you could (both) gain the confidence to drop your guard and embrace the kind of intimacy that leads to sultry AND spiritual interactions.

How comfortable are you with your sexual identity? Wherever you fall on the continuum, this Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle is sure to nudge you toward greater empowerment.

Meanwhile, pick off any freeloaders who have been draining your precious resources. Peace holds a high value in your world, but at what price? Taurus and the second house are both associated with self-esteem. Here’s a wakeup call to value yourself more.

SCORPIO

Taurus North Node, 7th house

Scorpio South Node, 1st house

This Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle, which lasts from January 18, 2022, to July 17, 2023, helps you “true up” with your spiritual gifts, the ones you’ve had for as long as you can remember. (And probably before then, too!)

Have you cast aside your priorities to elevate someone else’s? Or, on the flip side, have you become SO set in your ways that there’s no room for another person to contribute to you? During this Node cycle, you’ll have prime opportunities to explore these questions.

Perhaps it’s time to shed certain parts of your identity that you’ve outgrown. There’s no sense in clinging stubbornly. The karmic South Node in your sign will make resistance futile, particularly at the Scorpio eclipses in 2022, on May 16 and October 25. Sometimes you have to get lost in order to find yourself again. 

While the urge to merge is powerful during this North Node transit, forget about living for other people’s approval ratings. Validation-seeking is the way to stray.

And while the karmic correction of a South Node transit can be unmooring, there’s a reason these tests are pushing you past the edge of reason. Stagnant energy must be broken up so you can take an honest look inside of yourself. The more tuned in to yourself you become, the better your relationships will be! True, there may be temporary turmoil as everyone adjusts to new roles. But ultimately, there’s no greater aphrodisiac than a little bit of space…yes, even when every cell in your body is screaming, “I want more!”

Devote yourself to discovering what makes you happy, regardless of whether or not others approve. Just remember that it’s a process. Set up a sanctuary, chill space, meditation room, whatever, so you can slip off for reflective alone time. The sooner you start thinking about these quiet spells as personal growth and development sessions, the faster you’ll evolve.

SAGITTARIUS

Taurus North Node, 6th house

Scorpio South Node, 12th house

The past 18 months have hardly been a cakewalk for Archers. Beginning January 18, 2022, the karmic South Node leaves your sign, ending a grueling tour of your first house of identity that began on May 5, 2020.

Until July 17, 2021, the South Node simmers in Scorpio and the cauldron of your spiritual twelfth house. Meanwhile, the North Node in Taurus and your sixth house of work and wellness gets you pumped about systematizing your life. Turns out, you don’t have to sacrifice self-care in the name of success. Time to connect body and soul, Sagittarius!

Where to begin? In a word: mindfulness. The Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle will help you simplify areas that have gotten overly complex or out of control. Think in terms of getting your house—and your body, mind, spirit and finances—in order. But you won’t be successful going at it with a no-nonsense attitude. Awareness is the key to alchemy. If you want to break old habits and shed limiting beliefs, start by observing how you think on a daily basis.

Warning: The South Node in Scorpio can be triggering. Old wounds are likely to be scratched. Unprocessed grief, ancestral trauma, resentment and rage? Get ready, because it can all come rushing out. This healing nodal cycle helps you shed whatever you’ve been holding in. Let go and let yourself be liberated!

Work is bound to be busy with the North Node in Taurus, but does it speak to your soul? If not, the Scorpio South Node could direct your career compass toward a purpose-driven path. Have you slipped into martyr mode, working around the clock or without clear boundaries? Burning out is never a good look, Sagittarius, so let the Taurus North Node help you systematize your workflow so you have time to enjoy life and the fruits of your labor.

CAPRICORN

Taurus North Node, 5th house

Scorpio South Node, 11th house

The Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle that begins January 18, 2022, sparks up your fifth house of passion, creativity and romance until July 17, 2023. It’s time to let your hair down. During this show-stopping cycle, even the most reserved Capricorns will get a thrill out of turning heads.

Modesty is the enemy of mastery with this Node cycle. Take pride in your accomplishments and advocate for yourself. Agency is fully yours, Capricorn, but if you don’t promote your gifts, people could literally miss out on what you have to offer.

This cycle encourages you to make time every day—or multiple times every week—to throw yourself into passion projects. While inspiration can strike at the most unexpected times, there’s something to be said for getting into a routine and conditioning yourself to write, paint, make music, do crafts or even rehearse for an audition. And remember: You don’t have to monetize everything that interests you. Even the most business-savvy Caps could take a break from the hustle and start having fun for fun’s sake.

Your fifth house also rules fertility. Those with bambinos on the brain might get some pregnancy news. This destiny-dusted cycle could bring you straight to your soulmate—or into a more solid arrangement with someone you’ve been dating for a while. For coupled Capricorns, bringing the spark back is essential.

Across the zodiac wheel, the lunar South Node will simmer in Scorpio, activating your eleventh house of teamwork and technology for this full 18-month time span. The South Node is what we call the “karmic comfort zone,” stirring slumbering gifts within you.

Some take-charge Capricorns forgot the fine art of collaboration in recent years. It’s no surprise! With the hustle required to keep your head above water during the pandemic, you had no time to wait for slower-moving partners to catch up. The South Node in Scorpio is sure to serve a masterclass-level reminder that teamwork makes the dream work…if you lean into Scorpio’s razor-sharp discernment.

But don’t wait for anyone to hand you an invitation. Take the initiative to add the depth you desire to your life.

AQUARIUS

Taurus North Node, 4th house

Scorpio South Node, 10th house

The kismet-kissed lunar North Node joins your ruling planet Uranus in Taurus and your fourth house of roots for the Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle from January 18, 2022 to July 17, 2023. Home and family will be the focus of this cycle, which hasn’t happened in nearly two decades! Water Bearers have the rare opportunity to (re)invent domestic bliss, according to your specs.

Who you spend your downtime with is going to be a lot more important during this 18-month cycle. With your sensitivities heightened, living (even working) with energy vampires affects your mental health. Whatever your dream scenario—a different (or no) roommate, to live with your love, to moving or buying a place of your own—start envisioning it as if it’s already taking place. Get really clear about what this new situation looks, feels, even smells, like. The more time you spend visualizing this new reality, the closer you get to manifesting it.

Taurus rules your fourth house of sanctuary as well as the way you nurture yourself—mind, body and soul. Food and mood are indelibly entwined with the North Node here. Dietary changes can vastly improve health in any year, of course. But you’ll have added motivation now.

On the other side of your chart, the lunar South Node shifts into Scorpio and your career corner for the same time span. Dormant gifts appear when the South Node activates this ambitious part of your life. How you get paid could also shift. Scorpio rules lump sums of cash, such as royalties, dividends and commissions. With the South Node here, seek new avenues for financial stability.

Transformation is another one of the Scorpio South Node’s superpowers. As that classic Confucius quote reminds, “Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

PISCES

Taurus North Node, 3rd house

Scorpio South Node, 9th house

The 18-month Taurus-Scorpio Node cycle hasn’t happened in your communication center since April 2003. It can do wonders for how you think and express yourself.

Piercing Scorpio also rules your truth-telling ninth house, which does explain a few things. For one, why you can suddenly switch from compassionately soft-spoken to fiercely outspoken in the flip of a mermaid’s tail. Tact isn’t always part of that equation—and even the gentlest fish out there has been known to turn a subject into shark bait when the waters get rough between you. With the karmic South Node here for 18 months, you’re bound to have some keeping-it-real moments with the people in your day-to-day life.

But easy now! Timing is everything, Pisces. Emotions rule you as a water sign, and when you’re triggered, it’s basically impossible for you to think about anything else. But the North Node in measured Taurus teaches a masterclass on communication. Rather than forcing dialogues to happen immediately, put new practices in place.

Beyond calming your sensitive temperament, the goal is to gain better control over your thoughts—and in turn, what comes out of your mouth. Words can hurt or words can heal. Simply airing your feelings to get them off your chest won’t move any needles. Learn how to craft your message with care, taking out any blaming or shaming. That’s the key to achieving the kind of understanding that the Taurus North Node in your cooperative third house desires.

Speaking of which, collaborations could be insanely successful during this 18-month spell. Team up with fellow visionaries who think like you do. Someone you considered “the competition” could evolve into an incredible project partner. Just be sure you spell everything out in writing!

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