The need to cultivate independence and initiative is the lesson. Life circumstances will find us in situations where we are forced to fall back on our own strengths in order to develop self-confidence and wean ourselves from dependence upon people, places and things. North Node in Aries calls us to stand on our own two feet and put our personal power into action. Self-sufficiency is attractive! The more developed we are, the more attractive we become to others. True independence leads to comfortable cooperation. Relationships have a better chance of surviving when there are two whole people uniting.