Being born with the South Node in the 1st house indicates that the native should give less importance towards his own self and Ego. Instead, he must concentrate on learning how to blend with other individuals into union, share power and control, while also sacrifice some of his own things for the prosperity of others. In addition, a vital karmic request of his path is to learn to put his own needs lower in priority than those of his beloved. As the Lunar Nodes are always opposing each other, a 1st house South Node gives a 7th house North node.
That placement has been excessively analyzed in the respective article. A 1st house South Node person feels quite comfortable in worshiping his own needs and desires, which is echoing his previous incarnations. He was probably a person with a very strong Ego, being able to hold his life in his own hands and totally independent. Such tendencies and patterns appear from his early years; he feels well being alone and might frown upon relationships and deeper bonds with other people. In addition, he may be very skeptic towards business partnerships as he feels he can manage everything on his own. People with this placement may experience a strong fear of commitment, hesitating to have other people dependent on them and vice versa.
The South Node in the 1st house grants good abilities of leadership, yet frequently involving arrogance. Memories of previous incarnations where the native was behaving like an Alpha will emerge all the time, and obstruct projects that involve teamwork. He can channel those powers towards his current incarnation and continue his search for power; nevertheless, it is better to abstain from such practices. It is important to understand that by sharing power with others, the native with the South Node in the 1st house will be widening his perception and even strengthen his Ego. This placement tends to bring willfulness; the native does not care about others’ advice and can be quite narrow-minded.
His powerful character will defend all his ideas and opinions, even if they are wrong. The South Node in the 1st house indicates strong tendencies of excessive pride. This can be quite beneficial because it raises self-confidence to heavens. On the other hand, such types of behaviors can alienate other individuals. If loneliness is not a big issue, the native will not face real problems. Many 1st house South Node people are in love with their own selves, using their narcissism towards a general progress, mostly in their careers and social statuses.
For some, love towards other individuals is not even desired. On the other hand, to become complete beings they have to pass the challenge of transferring their epicenter outside of their own self. More than anyone, a person with this placement must be careful when the South Node conjuncts other 1st house planets. By indulging too much in feeding his own desires, he can harm himself by weakening them. On the other hand, when his soul develops and tends to expand towards his 7th house mission, he will notice that his 1st house planets will start behaving normally. Of course, if the planets present are Venus or Jupiter, there is no real problem concerning the way they function. In this case, it might be even beneficial for the native to continue investing in his own self and not towards unions with others.
We should hereby note that the South Node is debilitating the power of any planet that it conjuncts, and this can even be quite helpful. Malefic planets are still remaining tough to bear, yet they are losing quite a lot of their potency. Of course, benefic planets are also operating less powerfully. Imagine the South Node as a gravitational hole, sucking energy from the nearby planets, no matter what type. The South Node is the entropy, leading the system of your own self towards stability and eventually decay. On the other hand, pursuing the path that your North Node dictates is literally allowing fresh energy flow to your system, negative entropy that protects your soul from getting stuck in stability (even if it’s the type that you enjoy).
To sum up, if your South Node in the 1st house is making you so self-centered that you start having problems concerning the social system and the people around you, open up towards other people. This does not mean losing control over yourself and your own life. You can keep them, but also include others in the big picture. Caring about them will teach you how we are all fruits of the same tree; communicating vessels. In the end, you will gain from this procedure even more.
Even if you consciously categorize yourself as an Egoist, empowering your 7th house can be another act of self-love that will bring you gains. Learn to leave back your South Node and embrace the lessons that the opposite house has to offer. Yes, you will leave quite a lot of things behind. But it is the only way to make yourself rise as a conscious human being, a person who holds his fate in his own hands.