South Node in Scorpio ♏️

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What does South Node in Scorpio mean?

It means that the fiery, spiritual, detached, selfless, intuitive, blindly courageous, daring, healing, immensely strong astrological entity Ketu combines with mysterious, passionate, secretive, manipulative, possessive, domineering, intuitive fixed water sign Scorpio.

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 Scorpio are highly dependent on the dignity of Mars which is the ruler of Scorpio.

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

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 Scorpio

Past Life & Roots

To start with, this combination of South Node Ketu in Scorpio indicates that the main activities and life events in past lives were deeply related to the significances of the given zodiac sign.

Scorpio is the 8th sign of the zodiac belt which signifies sudden events, transformation, difficulties, calamities, hidden matters, occults sciences, and everything that is underneath the surface.

Even though Scorpio represents very difficulties, it does not necessarily mean that individuals with this combination suffered without any reason in past lives.

Whether they had good experiences and outcomes from the general significances of this zodiac sign in past lives or not is determined by the dignity of the host and guide of the South Node in Scorpio, which is Mars.

Accordingly, if Mars is strong or dignified, it shows that even though their life path was very tragic and difficult, they managed to come out of troubles victoriously and successfully.

In fact, strong Mars indicates that these difficult events in their past life path built up their courage and strength which helped them to battle even bigger ones and overcome them gradually.

Regarding the main activities of their past lives, there is a large variety of them indicated which are represented by the mysterious and intensive 8th zodiac sign Scorpio.



Generally speaking, their main duties involved a lot of struggle and hard work in which they also dealt with a lot of sudden and tragic events.

Accordingly, their main activities of past lives were possibly linked to battlefields of all kinds.

It does not mean that they were directly involved with wars, but their main tasks prompted them to undergo similar stressful conditions just like in actual wars.

Their obstacles were extremely difficult which transformed them deeply and their enemies were extremely sinful or cruel.

With a strong Mars guiding South Node in Scorpio, it confirms that these individuals had an immense amount of courage and physical strength to endure these difficulties and fulfill their duties successfully and victoriously.

Most importantly, a dignified Mars shows that they were extremely righteous and fighting to protect the honest and truthful. They had what it took to defeat sinners and successfully protect the righteous people and righteousness.

The story of Robin Hood can help to get some idea of how their life could have been in past lives.

Alternatively, as the 8th zodiac sign, Scorpio denotes mysteries and all kinds of hidden matters, it also indicates that their main duties were possibly related to underground work, espionage, forensic sciences, or even occult sciences.

The nature of their main tasks proves that their lives were full of surprises and unexpected situations, which were both good and bad. With a dignified Mars, they always benefited from these events and managed to transform negatives into positives.

On the contrary, an undignified Mars indicates that they were on the bad side and because of that have many unfulfilled duties along with negative karma from having served bad energies in past lives.

As the intensively mysterious 8th zodiac sign which is misguided by its undignified ruler suggests, they were on the bad side in different battles of life.

Alternatively, they dealt with a lot of secret information that is hidden from the public and took advantage of it for their personal benefits. During the process, they used clever secret tactics to deceive their opponents.

More specifically they were possibly active in illegal underground activities and involved with different groups of unethical people with whom they produced conspiracies, frauds, and deceived their society.

Because of the fact that they were on the bad side, they experienced sudden events that caused severe damage and obstructions.

They could have succeeded in making certain kinds of damage to some organizations or groups of people to some extent and gain personal benefits in the process.



However, during the same process, they also lost their purity of soul which must be replenished in current lives by undergoing lots of calamities during the significant periods of South Node.

The process of purifying the soul is difficult and painful but it is necessary to exhaust bad karma and make peace with the past. It also helps them to turn a new page and transform themselves completely and start fresh beginnings with better versions of themselves.

Unexpected Gains

South Node Ketu is a very sharp and impulsive planet which has a scattering effect on everything it touches, just like a lightning strike.

In the 8th zodiac sign of uncertainty, which is Scorpio, South Node shows that there are many sudden strikes of surprises in their lives.

The surprises strike just as unexpectedly as a lightning bolt in the sky. With the scattering effect, South Node Ketu also divides these events and gives a lot of side effects.

Whether these natives have good outcomes of these events is highly dependent on the dignity of Mars.

Accordingly, a dignified Mars indicates that they have mainly positive sudden events that change the life for the better by delivering sudden blessings and gains of all kinds.



These sudden gains and improvements are actually rewards for hard work and good deeds done in their past lives for their society.

The opposite sign to Scorpio is the sign of wealth Taurus which shows that the rewards are in form of materialistic gains and privileges.

That effect is provided by the fact that the 8th zodiac sign Scorpio also signifies karma which gives results according to one’s deeds done in the past.

A dignified Mars, the ruler of karmic sign Scorpio, guiding South Node Ketu positively, it shows that they carry many fruits from good deeds in their karmic records which ensure many sudden blessings for them.

These individuals are also protected by divine energies from damages caused by sudden negative events and sinful people.

The divine protection is a blessing for their effort to protect truth and righteousness courageously in past lives.

On the contrary, an undignified Mars misguiding South Node Ketu in Scorpio indicates that there are various negative events that cause sudden losses or damage to individuals with this combination.

These sudden losses and calamities are direct manifestations of negative deeds done in past lives which should be experienced to clear negative karma make peace with past life mistakes, and make room for positive karma.



The sudden bad events can strike suddenly without any prior sign. As the 8th zodiac sign negatively suggests, the losses can be caused by various instances, such as thieves, natural disasters, general bad luck, and other unexplained hidden energies that seem to work against the native.

As there is decreased support and protection from divine energies, these natives must endure the difficult periods of South Node Ketu in Scorpio alone which makes this process of soul transformation and purification extremely painful and difficult.

The biggest test in this life is how we respond tho those who ill-treat us. When these natives are able to forgive everyone who wronged them and let go of grief, they are able to make peace with the past quickly and enter into a fresh and blissful season of life.

From this point when they achieve maturity by letting go of negativity, divine energies start to support them and propel them towards a prosperous future.

Strong Intuition

South Node Ketu is a very intuitive astrological entity that fully relies on gut feelings while making decisions and taking action.

At the same time, the 8th zodiac sign Scorpio is also extremely mystical which carries a tremendous amount of intuition and spiritual power.

Therefore, individuals with this combination are inherently extremely intuitive. They have a sound knowledge of secret matters and sciences of hidden matters such as psychology which enables them to see the world from a deeper spiritual perspective.

With their special talent, they are able to understand people easily because they have the ability to penetrate through the minds and understand the motives and thoughts of other people.

South Node Ketu, the significator of roots in Scorpio shows that their main concentration in past lives was on the hidden aspects of life which shows that in current incarnation they are naturally wise regarding these matters.

The knowledge over hidden and mysterious matters is written in the root of their subconscious which surfaces more over time as they get older. The fact is that this wisdom comes naturally to them without any major struggle to learn it.



In addition to that, when South Node Ketu is in Scorpio it means that the North Node Rahu is in the opposite sign Taurus. Herein the North Node shows the general directions of the current life path.

Taurus represents the earth element which makes it a very practical and down-to-earth sign. This indicates that these individuals are able to prosper on the material plane and fulfill worldly desires by harnessing their heightened intuition and wisdom of hidden matters.

A dignified Mars amplifies this effect further because it is the planet of intuition as well.

Moreover, their exceptionally strong pre-developed intuitive intelligence gives them a headstart in various areas in the current life. That is because intuitive intelligence helps to be creative as well as protect from hidden dangers.

A strong and dignified Mars guarantees that their gut feelings are precise and leading them towards positive outcomes. Therefore, they can always rely on them while making decisions or taking any action in life.

In addition to that, a strong planet of acton Mars endows them with enormous energy and motivation to take action and manifest their ideas into reality.

By taking proper action and putting in a lot of passion and energy on their goals, they are much more likely to become prosperous.

Most importantly, a dignified Mars ensures that they harness their deep knowledge of hidden matters and intuition ethically for pious purposes.

That is to say, they have what it takes to fulfill their goals in a way that does not cause harm to others, environment, nor break the code of ethics.

On the contrary, if Mars is undignified, it indicates using the knowledge of hidden sciences to gain selfish benefits. This also means that they are willing to deceive others easily to attain their goals.



If they brake ethics, moras, and righteousness while chasing their goals they are likely to experience sudden hindrances in their path which enables them to think whether their actions are ethical and correct their mistakes.

The failure to learn from mistakes and step on the righteous path can result in unfulfilled desires and increased painful unexpected events.

Straightforward & Stubborn

Both Scorpio and South Node Ketu are very impulsive, fiery, and straightforward in nature. Therefore, individuals with this combination are extremely straightforward when they express themselves.

In addition to that, South Node Ket is very sharp and destructive like the lightning strike. This shows that their words can be very painful and harsh at times.

North Node Rahu in the opposite sign of Taurus amplifies the fixed modality which makes them extremely stubborn as well.

Their straightforward and fiery nature which is combined with their stubbornness makes it extremely hard to change the mind of these individuals once they have decided.

If Mars is dignified, it shos that they are extremely determined on good-natured goals and support righteous viewpoints. In other words, a strong Mars shows that these character traits benefit them by making them loyal to their good decisions which cannot be altered by people with bad motives.

On the contrary, an undignified Mars shows that they are fixed to their viewpoints even when they are not in accordance with ethics, morals, and righteousness. With that, they attract a lot of trouble in their lives.

Secretive & Possessive

Scorpio is a very secretive zodiac sign in which South Node Ketu indicates that individuals with this combination use secret and clever tactics to tackle various issues in worldly life.

This is another way how their natural talent brought from past lives helps them to succeed in their current life.

This effect is enhanced by the most possessive sign of the zodiac belt Taurus by making them fond of being in control of many situations in waking life.

If Mars is dignified, it shows that their secret tactics are harnessed for pious purposes and to protect what is ethical, righteous, and moral.

A strong Mars also gives them more energy to prosper with their clever tactics. It also endows them with plenty of courage which does not let them give up in secret battles. They proceed with their actions diligently until reaching their goal.

Negatively, an undignified Mars misguiding South Node Ketu in Scorpio shows that they use manipulative and clever tactics unethically to satisfy selfish desires.

Weak Mars also indicates having a lack of courage which increases their inclination to harness clever but unethical tactics in an attempt to gain the lead in the competition.

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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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