The Midheaven (the 10th house cusp), also known as the Medium Coeli, or MC for short is the southernmost high point above the horizon at the moment of our birth.
In the natal chart, it defines how successful we will be in our career. To be more precise, our Midheaven determines our career goals, our reputations as well as public achievements.
To find your Midheaven, you need a correct birth time, date, and place of birth.
You can calculate your birth chart by using the birth chart calculator. The sign on the 10th house cusp will describe how you can achieve success in life, by choosing the career that is most suitable for you.
The Zodiac Signs on the 10th House Cusp
With MC in fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), we have the strength, courage and motivation to gain the recognition and a consistent faith of our worth. Earthly signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) indicate patience, methodology in achieving ambitions, as well as determination and duty.
In turn, air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) give versatility, the ability to adapt to new conditions and gaining broad support. Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) tend to discover everything unknown and inaccessible.
Planets in the 10th House
People with the Sun in this house, are ambitious and successfully striving to gain recognition. Such a person has many qualities of a leader, although he sometimes abuses power. The Moon, on the other hand, helps in gaining popularity, as it gives an intuitive sense of trends.
Mars in the 10th house encourages competition, gives ambition and sometimes fierceness. Mercury, here, in turn, indicates a predisposition to mental work, as well as writing.
Venus in the career house means artistic talent and a passion for beauty. Professional goals are best achieved with gentleness, grace and charm.
Jupiter here indicates excellent success, the richness of possibilities and ease of achieving goals. Such a person quickly climbs to the top, promotes smoothly, and can become a judge, lawyer, minister or scientist.
Saturn brings more significant complications in the career. On the one hand, people with this placement may feel unlucky and continuously blocked, finding it difficult to progress in their career. On the other hand, they are never satisfied with their job, due to having too high expectations. Saturn here also indicates fear of failure and unwillingness to admit one’s mistake. In this case, one has to earn success the hard way, which often means that the actual success will come in the second half of life.
Uranus in the 10th house has rebels and all sorts of subversives who do not like to submit. They choose original professions related to new technologies, computers and electronics.
Neptune, however, points to a career that will be a life mission, often associated with various sacrifices. It also helps in shapely creating your own media image. That is why many celebrities and politicians have Neptune in this house.
With Pluto in the house of career and professional life by being involved in a role connected to the public sector, you are likely to experience a transformation that can help you in achieving personal empowerment. You may have a tendency to hold back from expressing the full potential of your power in the world due to a concern of retaliation. However, if you hide yourself and your talents away, you may lose an opportunity to learn essential lessons of integrity that could potentially help you in becoming a more powerful individual.
No Planets in the 10th House?
If there aren’t any planets in this house, we look at the sign on the cusp of this house and locate its planetary ruler.