South Node in Cancer ♋️


What does South Node in Cancer mean?

It means that the fiery, spiritual, detached, selfless, intuitive, blindly courageous, daring, healing, immensely strong astrological entity Ketu combines with gentle, tender, affectionate, unconditionally loving, caring, emotional, protective, and sentimental cardinal water sign Cancer.

It is important to note that the South Node Ketu is not a physical planet and holds no ownership over signs.

Therefore, the results and outcomes of Ketu, the South Node in Cancer are highly dependent on the dignity of the Moon which is the ruler of Cancer.

With that being said, South Node Ketu implements its natural traits and takes the shape of the Moon.

In addition to that, Ketu governs Mooladhara or the root chakra which represent the roots of the past which we originate from. In other words, Ketu gives a clue about past life’s main activities, desires, directions, and talents which manifest in current life as natural subconscious talents.

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Results of South Node in Cancer

Past Life & Roots

To begin with, South Node Ketu in Cancer indicates that the main activities revolved around the significances of the given zodiac sign in the past life of the native.

Cancer is the 4th zodiac sign which signifies mother, nourishment, nurture, affection, care, security, comforts, peace of mind, traditions of the home country, etc.

Whether there were generally positive experiences and outcomes from various events in past lives is highly dependent on the host and guide of South Node Ketu in Cancer, which is the Moon.

Accordingly, if Moon is dignified and strong, it denotes that individuals with this combination, first of all, were generally dignified, honest, and spiritually pure in their past lives.

Spirituality and matters of the soul are involved in this combination because the 4th zodiac sign Cancer represents the triangle of salvation. For attaining salvation, spiritual awakening and purity of the soul are very important.

With that being said, a dignified Moon indicates that these individuals adjusted their behavior and actions in a way that helped them to get closer to spiritual purification and awakening.

In addition to that, a dignified Moon guiding South Node in Cancer shows that they fulfilled their main activities with integrity and honesty, no matter how hard it was.

Speaking of which, when looked deeper into this combination, their activities were related to various significances of the Cancer zodiac sign. As it signifies the traditions of the society, homeland, and protection, they were likely active in these matters.

More specifically they could have been related to the protection of their homeland, society, and cultural roots. With a strong Moon, they fulfilled their tasks with courage, persistence, and the highest integrity without letting their own people down.

That effect is provided by the fact that Moon is a plant of security and protection, despite being very emotional. In fact, the emotions and compassion Moon gives is what gives natural urge and instant to protect important matters.

In addition to that, Moon, which rules Cancer signifies mind and thinking patterns which also indicate that they harnessed the power of mind and psychology in their main activities in the past lives.

Alternatively, as the water zodiac sign Cancer is all about nurture, it indicates a possibility that they were related to caretaking or other similar activities as well.

Herein a dignified Moon indicates that these individuals were always willing to help those in need and offer unconditional affection in abundance.

On the contrary, an undignified Moon misguiding the energies of Ketu indicates unethical behavior in the past life.

More specifically, as Moon governs the mind, when it is negatively positioned while connected with South Node Ketu, it indicates that individuals with this combination misused their cognitive powers on various manipulation tactics unethically for selfish purposes.

Serious & Emotionless

Cancer is a water sign which governs over emotions, feelings, and affection. Therefore, the South Node in Cancer indicates that individuals with this combination were extremely emotional, caring, and supportive in past lives.

North Node Rahu or the other part of South Node Ketu is in Capricorn which indicates that in current life they have different roles and directions. Namely, they are rather serious, emotionless, and detached.

If Moon, the host and guide of South Node Ketu in Cancer is dignified, it indicates that in the past life they received nurture and affection in abundance which reflects that in current life they do not feel a lack of it which allows them to become emotionally dependent on anyone.

Emotional independence, in turn, enables them to concentrate on the directions of current life, which are given by dutiful and strict Capricorn.

A strong and dignified Moon, the ruler of Cancer, also shows that they feel emotionally very secure and thus does not have the inclination to seek it from others.

Instead of seeking care from others, they are able to shift the focus to caring for themselves. They prioritize their mental well.being and thus make effort to prevent damage to it by environmental factors. Detaching from an unhealthy relationship is the greatest way to prevent damage to the peace of mind.

Additionally, as Cancer represents caretakers, parents, and mothers, it shows that these individuals are also detached from them as they are highly self-made, dutiful, and independent. However, they are very protective of their close ones and can become very fiery whenever needed.

On the contrary, if the Moon is undignified, it indicates various emotional wounds caused by a lack of affection in the past life. Because of that, the native feels constant need to be emotionally supported by significant people in their lives in order to move on.

What is ironic is that they actually desire to be emotionally independent but at the same time it is hard for them to be so because of past life karmic reasons.

Whenever they try to undertake something very serious independently, even the slightest setback can trigger emotional pain and cause an increased thirst for emotional support and affection.

Therefore, it is important for these natives to subconsciously acknowledge the root of their emotional wounds and make peace with the past to move on with life without emotional blockages.

For instance, these emotional wounds can be linked with a lack of affection from parents which left deep emotional scars and increased thirst for emotional security.

Whatever the reason is, the native must forgive and accept the fact that all that happens to us is because of karmic reasons. In order to exhaust negative karma, it has to be experienced with acceptance and forgiveness which ultimately helps to release deep emotional pain.


Ketu is about past and isolation while Moon-ruled Cancer signifies cognitive activities. Therefore, any relation between South Node Ketu and Moon indicates increased nostalgic activity in the brain.

That is to say, these individuals often undertake activities that resemble past experiences. Sometimes, these experiences can be even related to past lives which the native constantly tries to recall with specific activities such as looking at old photos, visiting historic buildings, landmarks, listening to old historical music, etc.

Nostalgic experiences can either trigger emotional satisfaction or cause increased depression depending on the dignity of the Moon.

Accordingly, if the Moon is strong and dignified in the natal birth chart, it indicates that these individuals recall good old times and memories to bring emotional comfort and happy feelings.

With that being said, this is their secret strategy on how to remain emotionally isolated and independent from other people. They simply perform activities that trigger their emotional satisfaction which enables them to be isolated from people.

By stimulating positive feelings and emotions independently, they also complement their ability to work harder for personal goals.

However, a weakened or undignified Moon manifests nostalgia negatively by bringing past tragic and painful experiences to fore repeatedly.

This in turn causes loss of emotional well being and can lead to anxiety, depression, and sadness especially when deep emotional wounds were caused by severely tragic events.

They often feel emotionally drained because they tend to hold nostalgic thoughts from negative experiences in their minds for prolonged periods.

Emotional Detachment

In fact, the given combination can be very difficult to handle emotionally because it prompts individuals to let go of anything they have an emotional attachment with and fear to lose.

During the significant periods, South Node Ketu in Cancer can trigger many events that force these natives to let go of what they have been holding on tightly.

However, if Moon is dignified, this is not meant to punish but instead make them stronger than ever. That is because being able to let go of anything that causes emotional attachment prevents major depression, stress, and anxiety.

With that being said, these individuals with a strong Moon know how to let go of unhealthy emotional attachments to promote better mental health.

Letting go helps to maintain mental balance and increases the productivity and overall efficiency in different activities in which these natives aspire to accomplish great results.

Having no fear of losing anything also helps them to take more risks which definitely increases their likelihood of becoming prosperous in their undertakings.

On the contrary, an undignified or weakened Moon makes it hard for these natives to let go of emotional attachments because they constantly need moral support from others.

However, it makes this combination of South Node Ketu in Cancer even more difficult to bear because sooner or later certain events prompt them to let go which can be very painful for them.

Scattered Thinking

South Node Ketu has a special effect that scatters everything it touches. That is because Ketu is very fiery, impulsive, and extremely sharp in nature.

Therefore, if the South Node Ketu becomes associated with Moon through Cancer, it indicates having lots of thoughts racing through the mind which are often scattered.

In other words, when they develop a thought, they start to expand from it to many little details. Now imagine that there are many thoughts and each of them becomes scattered like branches of trees.

Indeed, this amount of energy is difficult to cope with the human brain. Hence, these thoughts cause mental exhaustion unless the planet of mind Moon is strong.

Namely, if the Moon is strong and dignified, it also provides exceptional cognitive and mental strength which helps to cope with all these scattered thoughts racing through the mind.

Moreover, a strong Moon helps to grab these ideas and organize them in order to manifest them as effectively as possible. These tremendous amounts of ideas or thoughts, when they are controlled, they are very helpful in various endeavors.

On the contrary, if the Moon is undignified, it provides a weaker mind which does not help to organize these thoughts which brings more mental stress than benefits.

As a result of the inability to organize scattered thoughts, it is very difficult to find focus on main activities or life in general.

These ideas provided by sharp Ketu that keep racing through the mind keep constantly shifting the focus from one thing to another. As a result, fulfilling tasks can take more time than expected.

With an undignified Moon, these thoughts can be also mostly negative which is another reason for the inefficiency of these individuals in various tasks.

The negative thoughts are not only time consuming, but also very energy-consuming. Moreover, they take away space for good ideas and thoughts to enter the mind.

While they try to apply different coping mechanisms, they lose some of their valuable energy which otherwise could be harnessed productively.

In rare cases, these negative thoughts can be constantly exaggerating which may disturb sleep. Loss of sound sleep, in turn, leads to additional issues in waking life.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. Regarding General Observations: Please include what was and wasn't accurate in the comments. Share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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Martin Boldovski

Warm Greetings my friends! Our desire is to share the miraculous ancient knowledge with the world with the intention to help guide people in their lifepaths. Our interpretations are all based on classical authorities of Vedic astrology and their books, as well as general observations.



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