The Midheaven is the cusp of the tenth house of the natal chart, and is one of the angles of a chart. It is found at the very top of the chart, and it is the most public point in our chart. It relates to our career or “life path” and suggests our social standing and reputation.
It is often represented in its abbreviated form: MC. The Midheaven is one of the four angles of the chart. The other three are the Imum Coeli (IC – directly opposite the Midheaven), the Ascendant (ASC), and the Descendant (DSC).
The Midheaven represents our most visible achievements in the eyes of society, our public “face” (as opposed to our more personal “face” at the Ascendant), our accomplishments, and our overall sense of responsibility and standing in the world/society.
Your Midheaven Sign is the Zodiac Sign that was at the southern highest point above the horizon at the moment you were born. This southern highest point is also known as the Medium Coeli, or MC for short.
The Midheaven is the entrance to the tenth house and relates to your career, reputation and social standing. These are your most visible achievements in the eyes of the world. This will guide you to your professional achievements and responsibilities. Your life's purpose, if you will. Your highest aspirations in life.
Midheaven Signs/Medium Coeli
Your Midheaven Sign should give you some insight into what you need to realize your full place in life. You also must consider any planets that may be found in your ninth and tenth houses; they will modify the end results and make a difference in what career you ultimately choose and how successful you will be.
Of course, sometimes one must work at a job that isn't right, and it can wreak havoc upon you, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. By focusing on your MC, you can refocus on your ideal. Coupled with your natural talents and inclinations, you should eventually find your place in the world and become re-energized.
You can also use your Midheaven Sign to understand your personal and spiritual goals. You can gain insight into why you react the way you do to stressful situations. Being social is different for everyone. The MC can help you learn to trust your best social qualities to cultivate. It will show you how others perceive you. This can help you ascertain if your public "face" is helpful to you or not.
One of the most important parameters is the sign in which the Midheaven is found, for it indicates the person's calling. Nevertheless, as already underlined, the subject is vast. Indeed, the sign of the MC, the Ascendant, the planetary dominant, planets posited in the 10th House but also in the 6th House, or their rulers if there are no planets, provide valuable details. The Ascendant and the MC's rulers, along with Mercury (communication), Jupiter and Saturn and their interaction (capacity for insertion into society), etc. must also be carefully assessed. It is obviously the chart taken as a whole that must be analysed if one is to get an accurate picture of the person's potential.
Midheaven, the Sun or House VI in Aries
To build everything, to demolish everything, and then, to rebuild even better. Incapacity to settle, constant thirst for revival, dynamism, your independence: all these factors contribute to turn your destiny into a roller coaster, but this does not really upset you since the most important thing for you is that you never get bored and that you can use up all your energy.
Conquests and struggles are of paramount importance, and the desire to excel yourself is the driving force behind your initiatives. The few setbacks you may encounter on your way boost your dynamism. You may be a perfect illustration of the saying that "To conquer without danger is to triumph without glory".
You feel the urge to innovate, to launch a business, and to be the leader in anything you undertake. You steer clear of monotony and security. Your fortune may undergo ups and downs if you are careless. However, good reversals of situations occur frequently.
The following occupations may suit you very well, owing to their risky and challenging nature: policeman/woman, professional athlete, corporate manager, prosecutor, lobbyist, car race driver, stunt pilot, fireman, steelworker, woodcutter, machinist, butcher, businessman/woman.
Midheaven, the Sun or House VI in Taurus
You are a conservative person, hard-working, and in fact slow but... very strong. You amass possessions slowly but steadily. It would be very surprising if around your forties, or often earlier, you did not have a comfortable bank account and some piece of real estate which are your sources of pride.
Your patience and your obstinacy enable you to overcome obstacles, which is an excellent thing because you would not bear self questioning. Indeed, self-re-evaluation would force you to change your goal and your habits, an exercise which you particularly loathe!
Your home means a great deal to you, and your dearest wish is to set up a large family, the very base of your stability, in order to pass down your numerous possessions to your descendants.
You are particularly drawn to all occupations related with nature, real estate, finance, music, the performing arts, and pleasure. Indeed, you are very suitable for working as landscape gardener, cultivator, horticulturist, forest ranger, banker, bookkeeper, carpenter, architect, hotelier, cook, restaurant owner, singer, musician, sculptor, dressmaker, or actor.
Midheaven, the Sun or House VI in Gemini
You do only what you feel like doing and what is fun, and you will repeat this behaviour throughout your life. You are brimming with ideas, projects, and contacts, and you often have several irons in the fire.
Thanks to your public speaking talent and your perfect command of language, there is a strong possibility that you achieve fame in the fields of literature, business, human sciences, and the arts, including the performing arts. Gemini people have a more literary bent as compared to Virgo people who are more mathematics-oriented.
It is in surroundings filled with movement and communication that you feel comfortable. You move swiftly, you think fast, and you take quick decisions. Your flexible and clever intellectual process predisposes you to mental activities devoid of physical efforts, which you find totally uninteresting. Your everyday working tools are your mobile phone or Iphone, your PDA, the Internet, your Wifi spot, which enable you to juggle with your numerous activities. You are the archetype of the city-dweller who is resourceful, versatile, and under pressure, but you know how to manage the bustle which you yourself create.
The following professions are most suitable for you: journalist, reporter, writer, poet, interpreter, lecturer, speaker, storyteller, marketing and sales clerk, travel agent, stockbroker, trader, solicitor, professor, flight attendant, humorist, aerialist, juggler, acrobat, photographer, computer expert, model, actor, dancer, or caricaturist.
Midheaven, the Sun or House VI in Cancer
You are a careful person, and you wait for the right time before you take action, but then, nothing can prevent you from implementing your project, which is often related with real estate matters or with the past. Unless particularly salient factors of your natal chart indicate otherwise, owing to your need for protection and your worry-prone nature, it is quite unlikely that you play a prominent role early in life.
You have a sedentary lifestyle, and you need to be with people who are close to you in order to feel in confidence. Besides, it takes you quite some time before you grant your trust. Art, literature, music, the cinema or the stage, are domains in which you may receive public applauses and achieve great fame.
You may also excel in any hotel and restaurant activities since they imply contacts with the public. You seem to have a knack for attracting their sympathy, provided that you accept to be a bit "cool"!
Furthermore, if you are able to put aside your fears for the unknown and your need for sedentary lifestyle, the Water element associated with the lunar principle of mobility and change enables you to deeply enjoy long travels, crossing seas and oceans to faraway or exotic lands.
Cancer people are quite versatile. Thanks to their need for security, they are very likely to be successful in many different professions, such as those of hotelier and restaurant mentioned above, but also real estate agent, notary public, corporate manager, accountant, actor, sailor, diver, historian, antiquarian, social worker, wood-worker specialised in fine furniture, musician, or poet.
Midheaven, the Sun or House VI in Leo
Honours, fame, glamour, and high-ranking positions are your key-words. Your innate authority enables you to rapidly make your way through the higher spheres of power, arts, or business. If you do not achieve celebrity, you strive to rub shoulders with the upper crust and fit into high-society circles, for you believe that they must naturally acknowledge you.
It would be terrible for you if you did not achieve success and stayed in an average and unnoticed status. This would stir up strong inner swirls and complexes which may cause periods of discouragement. As an after-effect, you may also experience superficial upsurges of conceit which are nothing but useless defences against the adversity of the moment.
The following professions are most likely to suit you very well: corporate manager, actor of outstanding renown, film director, senior civil servant, ambassador, all positions in the gambling, amusement, or art industry, as well as first-class hotelier, jeweller and all occupations related to the luxury world, fireman, tamer, policeman/woman, or rider.
Midheaven, the Sun or House VI in Virgo
You are well-organised, methodical, hard-working, concentrated, and discreet, and you do not like to take risks. You tend to underestimate your own worth, and therefore, you occupy positions which are too modest for you. But it is your personal choice, and this is how you can have the feeling that you keep full control of the situation. Furthermore, your will to constantly improve yourself enables you to make up for lost time. In the second part of your life, it is most likely that you eventually spread your wings and soar up to the place which your qualities deserve.
Your need to be of Service is legendary. Being helpful is one of your main motivations, along with the desire to progress. Your sign is in analogy with the 6th House, the house of work, and especially of daily responsibilities, as opposed to long-term career goal or social status. This is the reason why you find in your activities the pace of life and the joy which constitute the base of your personal equilibrium. You are a born hard-worker, and when you feel that other people acknowledge your helpfulness, you deem that your mission is accomplished. Nothing can make you more serene than this impression that you contribute to the enhancement or the successful implementation of a project.
You build your destiny little by little, slowly but steadily. You are quite unlikely to undergo twists of fate since you carefully steer clear of roller-coaster situations which result from impulsive decisions. Should Jupiter or the Sun prevail prominently in your natal chart, there is a strong possibility that you obtain a top job in the affairs of the State or in the corporate world.
The following professions are most likely to suit you very well: architect, industrial designer, watchmaker, computer specialist, scientific expert, mathematician, librarian, banker, chartered accountant, financial officer, stockbroker, shopkeeper, secretary, executive assistant, household aide, cleaner, social worker, civil servant, breeder, medical practitioner, pharmacist, veterinarian, physiotherapist, medical assistant, as well as Minister for Health or for Finances.
Midheaven, the Sun or House VI in Libra
You are not too interested in material subjects. Your destiny is mainly associated to your encounters and of course, to your marriage more particularly. Indeed, your sign is in analogy with the 7th House, which symbolises partnerships of all sorts, and it is in such a framework that your destiny is most likely to experience a major turning point.
It is quite unlikely that you are able to build on your own an empire or achieve a bright and profitable destiny. But you have a knack for marvellously fitting in any artistic or aesthetic areas involving luxury, show business, etc.
You probably instinctively understand that the fact that your charm and your finesse attract people into your net, offers you the additional elements in which you are lacking. Indeed, you are not a hard worker, and your capacities to take action, persevere and display pragmatism are not too strong. Besides, your abilities to earn an income and to become independent are not very good.
But as soon as you find your soul mate, your energy doubles because the conditions required for your inner harmony are met. Then, you become an ally for your partner, you display your sociability talents in order to make your home shine, and you indulge in your favourite activities, be they in the field of luxury, perfumes, with a special note for haute couture and fashion, or in all the areas in which your subtle good taste works wonders.
You are endowed with great adaptation abilities, and therefore, you may occupy many different posts, provided that their environment is pleasant, that the people you mix with are nice and/or glamorous, and that work is not too fast-paced.
The following professions are most likely to suit you very well: fashion designer, model, presenter, seller of luxurious goods, florist, beautician, hairdresser, solicitor, judge, marriage counsellor, mediator, musician, painter, poet, draughtsman/woman, dancer, singer, writer, journalist, receptionist, landscape gardener, movie star, or Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Midheaven, the Sun or House VI in Scorpio
Your destiny is not simple, to say the least, and very often marked with reversals of fortune. You transform other people and yourself alike! You are patient and clear-sighted, and you are on the lookout for the right time to unleash all your powers and your enormous might with a view to reaching the goal you set for yourself, and which you have every chance to achieve. You are not only persevering and resilient, but the worst tragedies and crises have a stimulating effect on you. Nothing can stop you as far as domination and business are concerned. Your urge to wield power continuously fuels your energy.
Your sign is in analogy with the 8th House, which symbolises money matters, especially investments, inheritances, and other people's money in general. It also rules sexuality, crises, transformation, rebirth, as well as occult and secret topics.
Since your energy, your power of action, and your creativity are intense, you can be successful in the following areas: any occupation in the police and the military, miner, volcanologist, engineer, atomic scientist, scientific researcher, computer designer, surgeon, gynaecologist, sexologist, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, dowser, astrologer, occultist, medium, clairvoyant, mystic, corporate manager, banker, financial counsellor specialised in stock exchanges or investments, funeral director, as well as politician leader.
Midheaven, the Sun or House VI in Sagittarius
Your destiny is commensurate with the image of your deeply sociable and exuberant nature. You always look at things in broad and optimistic ways, and you rapidly get the status matching your high calibre. You make use of your charm and your boldness, and you have the guts to aim higher than what would be the norm. In this regard, you are the opposite of Virgo people, but it does not matter because your method proves efficient and in any case, the result fulfils your ambition at least.
Owing to your inclination for change and movement, it is most likely that you experience more than one occupation throughout your life. It is almost unconceivable that you spend a long period of time in the same work, either because you have itchy feet, or because you feel like settling abroad for some time. In any case, unexpected events and important changes crop up, to your delight. The only exception may stem from the fact that you choose a profession which is so mobile that change is its main characteristic, such as for instance jet pilot, travelling salesperson, or businessman/woman always on the move abroad, in which case you keep the same job.
Anyway, as it often happens with your ruling planet Jupiter, owing to your strong conventionality and your great adaptability, in your forties, you tend to settle in an occupation which offers numerous opportunities to travel.
The following professions are most likely to suit you very well: explorer, pilot, taxi and lorry driver, jockey, manager of a racehorse stable, international businessman/woman and any expatriate job, corporate manager, tour operator and travel agent, import-export trader, serviceman/woman, magistrate, politician, ambassador, sociologist, priest/priestess, or spiritual leader.
Midheaven, the Sun or House VI in Capricorn
Your destiny is commensurate with your nature made of perseverance and patience. Even though you are slow, at the end of the day, you usually find that your status is higher than that of other people. Since Capricorn is the 10th sign of the Zodiac, it is in analogy with the 10th House, the house of career, professional ambition, and public image. Your day of glory comes late, but it endures throughout your old age, which is the most fruitful and fulfilling period of your life.
You are neither particularly lucky nor extroverted. You owe your achievements to your hard-working qualities and your long-term vision. You are objective, patient, logical, and pragmatic, and your intellectual rigour enables you to understand with certainty the elements on which you must act upon for your growth. It does not matter if results come in dribs and drabs because the very fact that you progress is enough. You content yourself with very little, and you consider that the struggles cropping in your way as you rise to the top are mere natural incidents.
With the help of insightful Saturn, you see at a glance the whole picture of your goal and your itinerary, whereas with the support of bellicose, passionate, and efficient Mars, you become a machine which produces success in the long run.
When Saturn prevails, you are very likely to be meant for areas characterised by the weight of the past with its classicism and its traditions. Subjects which are related to innovation or which are quite recent do not interest you.
The following professions are most likely to suit you very well: manager, banker, financier, antiquarian, senior insurance agent, high-level scientist, geologist, speleologist, archaeologist, cultivator, officer, university professor, notary public, solicitor, judge, prison warder, policeman/woman, mechanic, politician, or Minister for Education.
Midheaven, the Sun or House VI in Aquarius
Your destiny is commensurate with your unpredictable nature. Your life is full of changes in direction which are caused by your sudden surges of independence and freedom. They enable you to evade monotony and recreate different environments in which you feel good again.
You are not particularly skilled for implementing projects of a too concrete nature. Your social evolution may fluctuate because you do not belong to the category of people who care for their self-interest. You are too idealistic for that, and you are always more or less detached from personal ambition concerns.
This does not mean that you are not passionate by what you are doing, on the contrary. For instance, when you work on innovating and futuristic projects, or when you are involved in a large-scope humanitarian project, you display tremendous energy, and you become a pioneer and model in your field. People would be well-advised to draw their inspiration from your behaviour so as to increase their own efficiency, genius, and creative abilities.
You are too idealistic and you are not willing to materially profit from your achievements. The only things you really value are the atmosphere in which you work, the friendly contacts you establish, the excitement to find new ideas, and the indescribable fulfilment to contribute to causes that are bigger than you, similarly to a bee in a beehive. You are happy to bring in your specific energy, totally different from that of your colleagues, and which has brilliant, amazing, and genius-like characteristics.
You are highly intelligent, and you need diversity in order to ensure your stability. In this case, your nice and inimitable side propels you to high levels of responsibility, provided that constraints are not imposed upon you and that your indomitable need for freedom and independence is fully respected.
The following professions are most likely to suit you very well: pilot, IT expert, electronics or network engineer, astronaut, astronomer, astrologer, occultism specialist, neurosurgeon, atomist researcher, scientist, electrician, stunt pilot, photographer, film-maker, humorist, humanitarian activist, NGO manager, and philosopher.
Midheaven, the Sun or House VI in Pisces
Your destiny is commensurate with your indecisive but flexible and adaptable nature. Indeed, you are able to fit well in nearly any circle provided that rigour, precision, and competition do not prevail. Since atmosphere is an element of paramount importance, if you can work in a nice ambiance and at your own pace, you feel very comfortable and in total harmony with your workplace.
Your flexibility is so extreme that it may border on opportunism. It is very likely that your flair enables you to find the right way as your changing and mobile evolution progresses.
You are not motivated by the materialistic aspect of things. You tend to dream your life away more than to experience it in concrete reality. Actually, you are only interested in being and not in having. Nevertheless, all alternatives are possible owing to your great asset which consists in adjusting yourself, capturing the essence of the atmosphere, and merging into the background. Thus, if you are job-hunting, and if you match the profile requirements, you are the person who has the best chances to obtain the post everyone is coveting.
You are sometimes wealthy, and other times, you are short of money. Indeed, your financial situation and your comfort may undergo considerable fluctuations as events out of your control unfold. You ought to be wary of chimeras and illusions. Otherwise, your naivety may drag you into situations which you never thought of, and you would need to spend a long time figuring out how to get out of it.
Because you are a deeply sentimental person, you are certainly very good in artistic fields and in the show business world. Since Water is your element, you are drawn to all professions related to sea or water, as well as those which give your compassion and dedication opportunities to blossom to the full.
The following professions are most likely to suit you very well: musician, dancer, theatre or movie actor, clairvoyant, medium, priest, medical assistant, medical practitioner, pharmacist, veterinarian, writer, poet, sailor, fisherman/woman, coast-guard, or heating engineer. In general, all occupations delivering a service to other people, such as catering, cleaning, caregiving, etc. are areas in which you can excel. You can also be very successful in humanitarian work or in the defence of Human Rights.