Midheaven Square Ascendant – Synastry, Transit, Composite

How is it that the most unpromising people sometimes have extraordinary careers? This is often the fault of the mid-sky point.

The point of the middle of the sky is the highest point of the ecliptic in your natal chart (zenith of the horoscope).

It does not define your talents, but it does affect your social life and your approach to career matters.

Midheaven – Meaning and Info

Opposite the point in the middle of the sky, there is a point opposite to the middle of the sky, also called the nadir of the horoscope, or I.C. (from Latin imum coeli – the lowest part of heaven).

It influences your attitude towards home, family and explains the circumstances of the end of your life path.

If you are the proud owner of an accurate natal chart, you can find your mid-sky point near the tenth house cusp or near the 12 o’clock point (if you imagine the dial). In most house systems, the mid-sky point and the tenth house cusp are the same.

Therefore, you may not see any label like “Midheaven” or “MC”, but this does not mean that it really does not exist. Use the dot for the tenth house cusp.

In some systems for calculating the houses of the horoscope, the point of the middle of the sky and M.S. – not the same thing.

If your horoscope is based on such a system, do not worry. Read your M.S.’s description and go online to get an accurate map.

The mid-sky point affects your attitude towards your career. The point opposite to the point in the middle of the sky has an impact on the home and family.

Is it fair to say that Björk, an Icelandic singer and composer, an experimental performer who has been in sight since her childhood, presents an extremely strange and exciting sight? I think yes. What makes it unique?

Two important elements of her natal chart are the ascendant, which describes her personality, and the mid-heaven, which represents her career. In Bjork’s case, each element forms a compound with one or more heavy outer planets.

Her ascendant, like her Sun and Moon, is in Scorpio. The result is a triple Scorpio, a very powerful combination of influencing factors.

Neptune is next to her ascendant, a planet of fantasy and illusion that enhances Bjork’s musical creativity.

The presence of Neptune in the first house facilitates reincarnation and allows you to play with appearance in unimaginable ways.

Undoubtedly, thanks to this, Bjork is a werewolf, capable of taking any form.

No less important in the natal chart of Bjork is the three-sided conjunction of the transforming Pluto, the unpredictable Uranus and the point of the middle of the sky.

This placement of heavy artillery means Björk is willing to take risks and constantly change the world.

Ascendant – Meaning and Info

Almost all astrological textbooks mention the Midheaven as an important point in the natal chart, but very few give what I might call practical guidelines for understanding its meaning.

In general, I have found that the various factors of the 10th house (or Midheaven) share one common meaning, and this applies not only to the sign of the Midheaven, but also to the ruler planet of this sign and any planets in the 10th house: all of these factors indicate modes of being, personal abilities, or qualities of personality that a person tends to admire, respect, and work hard to develop.

The Midheaven sign symbolizes something to which we spontaneously swim and grow as we get older (although we may exhibit some of these qualities in a “rudimentary” form when we are still young), but it often takes effort to achieve optimal expression of these qualities.

For example, an Aries in Midheaven may indicate that a person admires strength and courage and thus feels motivated to work on developing their assertive qualities.

Taurus on MC can show that a person looks respectfully at the image of serenity, peace and beauty and thus strains efforts to personally develop these qualities.

Scorpio on MC can show that a person respects charismatic and powerful qualities in others and, therefore, tries to use their own similar abilities as soon as possible.

Pisces on MC can indicate that an individual admires compassionate and intuitive qualities in others and, therefore, deliberately tries to cultivate these qualities in himself.

The planet that rules the Midheaven sign is important not only because of its overall symbolic meaning, but especially because of the fact that its position in the home often shows where your true calling is most clearly focused.

The word vocation literally means “what a person is called to”, and not only the sign of the Midheaven, but also other factors of the 10th house are closely related to the kind of profession for which you feel drawn.

If you are the proud owner of an accurate natal chart, you can find your mid-sky point near the tenth house cusp or near the 12 o’clock point (if you imagine the dial).

In most house systems, the mid-sky point and the tenth house cusp are the same.

Therefore, you may not see any label like “Midheaven” or “MC”, but this does not mean that it really does not exist. Use the dot for the tenth house cusp.

But the most beneficial factor, it seems to me, is the position in the house of the Midheaven ruler, as very often this house represents a realm of experience that feels like your true calling on a very deep level. You can feel that there is they came to what they were really meant to do when you began to realize your true calling.

Curiously, the Midheaven is located in the top point of the person’s card and that she and her planetary ruler symbolize the “pinnacle” of your significant achievements and aspirations.

Another way of expressing the meaning of the Midheaven and 10th House factors is that these factors in the chart represent what is important to you.

This terminology is especially appropriate for the meaning of planets that fall into the 10th house (especially those in conjunction with the Midheaven – even from the 9th house side).

Such a planet represents modes of existence, qualities or types of activity that are extremely important to the individual and which he or she respects.

Because of this sense of respect, people will often exhibit these qualities or express these energies in public so that others can think well of them.

Midheaven Square Ascendant – Synastry, Transit, Composite

If Mercury is in the 10th house, it is important for a person to be educated and knowledgeable. If he himself does not have an education that he reveres, he can either work hard to achieve it or try to push others to achieve it.

If Venus is in the 10th house, beauty in general (including artistic expression) and personal appearance in particular are considered important, and a lot of money and energy can be spent in these areas.

If Saturn is in the 10th house, some tangible form of achievement is extremely important to a person, as he tends to have a great deal of respect for work, endurance, and the ability to handle responsibility.

If Uranus is in the 10th house, it is important for a person to be independent and independent-minded.

If Pluto is in the 10th house, it is important for a person to be authoritative, powerful and have some influence.

Similar phrases could be presented for other planets, but I think that this is quite enough for an example.

But it should be noted that the general meaning, for example, of Venus in the 10th house is similar to the meaning of Venus as the ruler of the 10th house (i.e. Taurus or Libra on the MC).

The overall meaning of, for example, Mars in the 10th house is similar to the meaning of Mars ruling the 10th house (i.e. Aries in the MC). In both cases, special seriousness and importance is attached to those values, qualities, etc., which are symbolized by the respective planet.

The only difference is that the planet actually located in the 10th house should be seen as a more specific and concentrated focus of energy.

Aspects other than the already mentioned connection with the Middle Heaven can be interpreted together.

These aspects are almost completely ignored in most textbooks, the only available specialized research on this issue, as far as I know, is Vivian Jane’s book Aspects to Horoscope Angles.

In this book, she argues that the exact type of aspect (e.g., sextile, trine, square, etc.) to the Midheaven is far less important than the specific planet shaping that aspect.

I lean towards the same conclusion from my own experience, although I believe that trine with Midheaven is second only after conjunction due to the fact that such a planet is usually located in the same element as the Midheaven itself.

Jane’s book gives the general meanings of the aspects of each planet to the Midheaven, so there is no need to repeat them here.

In addition to the traditional correlation of such aspects with the “influence” of your public expression, career and professional goals, we only need to say that any planet in close aspect to the Midheaven usually indicates the type of energy and orientation that is essential in the structure of your position in the world at large and contributing to what you contribute to society.

Conclusion

Consider what the Ascendant, Descendant, MC and IC represent in astrology in the horoscopes of partners. I already wrote about the importance of these two axes in astrology in Chapter 3. They acquire special significance when these four points in the horoscope of one of the partners are aspected by the planets of the other.

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