What does the Midheaven In Astrology mean?
The Midheaven is the cusp of the 10th house, aka the Brilliant Career sector. You can see it at the top of any chart with the words MC. It is short for “Medium Coeli” aka “middle of the sky.” (If you know the time of your birth, you can get one of my Astral DNA Birth Charts for both the placement and my thoughts on your particular Midheaven).
The sign on the Midheaven influences and reflects your career persona. It is how you are likely to be seen in the public eye and can provide valuable clues as to your optimal vocation. Here is an example:
When Scorpio is the Midheaven, the career can be one long, non-stop Phoenix stunt. They’re always in birth-death-rebirth mode and they like it that way. Vocational N.D.E.s are their specialty; they are how they thrive and stay fresh. Whatever line of work they are in, their business model embodies Anti-Fragility. They don’t just demonstrate resilience when dealing with adversity or competition, they benefit from it. No matter what their public image factor – visible or behind the scenes – there will always be a mystery around them or how they make their living. Scorpio mid-heaven people do not take their work or vocational vibe casually; it’s a relationship to them and a passionate one at that.
From Astral DNA
The Scorpio Midheaven Embodies Anti-Fragility
Working with and understanding your Midheaven energies is like Vocational Voodoo. It’s not that you slavishly strive to embody the sign of the Midheaven. Think more along the lines of integration. If you have a Leo Midheaven, why try to transmit behind-the-scenesy meekness? No way! Hog that stage!
Another example: If you have a Gemini Midheaven, the sign ruled by Mercury, you’re good at Scribe Vibe. Whatever you do, writing and media play a massive part in it. It’s going to be an innate gift of yours.
The sign of your Midheaven sets the scene for your vocational vibe. Any planets in the 10th House are like characters. If you have Mars there, for example, rivals and competition energize you. Neptune? The Shamanic Planet here is a fantastic aid to any creative career. Neptune is the Ultimate Muse. It lends itself to a mysterious public presence.
Neptune Is The Ultimate Muse
What about when a planet comes along and connects with this vital point in your birth energies? Transits to the Midheaven resonate like mad, b.t.w. They often coincide with periods of peak achievement, more ambitious Goal-Stalking or sudden shifts of career focus.
For fun and to aid further self-understanding, figure out the sign/any planets in the 10th and ponder the scenario. Imagine it like a little narrative.
For example, Mars in Saggo/Saggo Midheaven wouldn’t want to be indoors or beholden to anyone. This is someone who would go bonkers if trying to follow – say – the parental path into a profession. You could see this character crafting a career that involved wilderness, traveling around teaching martial arts or politics.
Other possibilities: being a professional zealot, idealist, horse trainer, surfer, Nomad-Social Influencer. They would prioritize freedom over security. And cool to analyze.
On a shallow level, just consciously trying to ‘do’ your Midheaven sign when it comes to significant career matters, seems to work well.
Top Tip: Using a symbol or totem of your Midheaven Sign in your business branding or as a work talisman.
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