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The Midheaven

The Midheaven as Guide to Aspirations, Career

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The Midheaven

(c) Manu M

Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. (from the Desiderata by American writer Max Ehrmann).

What's the Midheaven?

When looking to the birth chart for insights about your life purpose, be sure to include the Medium Coeli (MC). This is the Zodiac sign on the 10th House cusp, the highest point in the chart, and symbolically, represents your highest aspirations.

The path of your life's work will be guided by a blend of your talents and natural inclinations. Sometimes we fall (or are forced by necessity) into work that's a discordant match, and that wreaks havoc on us mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Bored at work? Taking a look at the Midheaven puts the ideal back into focus. Learning about your Midheaven, and aiming toward it, can re-energize a lost sense of purpose.

Find your Midheaven by identifying the Zodiac sign on the 10th House cusp of your birth chart.

Midheaven in Aries: You surge toward new careers many times in life, with some false starts abandoned. This gives you an edge in the current atmosphere (with the need to change careers), and a willingness to forge ahead in new areas. A need to be boss opens the door for self-employment. You are the dynamic leader, whether on stage, in the military, in sports, business, law, politics. A naturally competitive (and combative) public persona brings you success in a fighting role in whatever field you choose. You're not afraid to take daring risks, and that sets you apart. You like to be a trailblazer, and can be a model in these times for great leaps into the evolutionary future.

Midheaven in Taurus: You prefer to sink into a secure, hands-on career that has good prospects for generating wealth. You're skilled with earth moving, building, shaping kinds of life work -- sculpture, landscaping, gardening, architecture, real estate, antiques and farming. This Venus-ruled Midheaven leads you to creating beauty. You shine when natural skills find a channel in visual arts, decorating, home renovation, performance arts, music and crafts. You're able to see where the opportunities are in business, and make the most of them, either as a financial world player or investor.

Midheaven in Gemini: You aspire to cast a wide mental net, catch all the information you can, and shape it into new forms. This gives you gifts in fields like journalism, performance, teaching, writing, the Arts, design and fashion. Your gift of the gab helps you excel in sales, business, public relations, advertising, and being a 'spokesperson.' You enjoy work that puts you in the middle of chaos, change, excitement and a swift current of ideas.

You're a weaver of seemingly disparate threads, that are part of the whole. This makes you an asset to society, as a commentator, observer, translator and broadcaster. Your kind of fluid intelligence can be an eye-opener to more rigid minds. This gives you an important role, as a messenger of changes in thinking.

Midheaven in Cancer: You come across to the public as intuitive, caring, and able to read situations on a deep level. Some possible fields are pediatrics, healing therapies, child care and education, intelligence services and social support. Your ability to tune into emotional moods makes you good at influencing others, in public service, or in commercial fields like advertising, marketing. You are trusted and liked, and this helps you form webs of support that help you in your career through word of mouth. You'll likely find mentoring others a natural role. Your imaginative gifts find a channel in the arts, and you could make a name as a translator of human emotion through your work.

Midheaven in Leo: You've got a commanding presence that works well in many fields, including government, teaching, acting, sales, management. You bring color to your leadership style, and might have creative talent, too. An over-the-top personality that lights up the room makes it easy for you to make the right connections. You could enjoy fun jobs like wedding or party planning, import-export, being the big boss of your own company. You'll enjoy cultivating a public style, and like to be in the spotlight. You're apt to be popular in your community, with a wide sphere of influence. You strive to be in the "Who's Who" and don't mind dropping names to get ahead. Flash, dynamism, warmth, generosity -- all these traits cause you to leave a lasting impression.

Midheaven in Virgo: You like to have a stable routine in work, and be immersed in detailed fine tuning kinds of activities. An analyzing mind makes you a thorough researcher, writer, teacher, librarian, public servant or data collector. You don't mind specializing, and might be drawn into particular fields of science or medicine. Those with earthy charts channel that love of a daily rhythm into farming, healing, alternative medicine. You make your mark as someone that works hard and has high integrity, along with a sense of duty and service. Your work may involve healing the Earth, purifying the body of dis-ease, teaching others about the inter-dependence of systems. You could find fulfillment in holistic health fields, literature, creating healing environments like spas, health food stores or yoga centers.

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