What Your Midheaven Sign Means, According To Astrology

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In astrology, the Midheaven (MC) marks the cusp beginning the tenth house on a natal (birth) chart.

Also known as MC — short for Medium Coeli (meaning "middle of the sky" in Latin), your Midheaven sign represents your public face, determining your career path, goals, achievements, social standing and reputation.

How do you find your Midheaven sign?

Your Midheaven sign is found by looking at the vertical line labeled MC at the top of your natal chart. This position indicates the zodiac sign that was directly overhead (hence, Midheaven) of your location at the time of your birth.

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What does your Midheaven sign mean?

If you've ever wondered what job would be best for you, your Midheaven sign is a great way to understand what would work best for you in terms of a career.

Checking your Midheaven can help you gain greater clarity on your natural-born gifts and talents, as well as what you are best suited to contribute to the world via your professional life.

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Is your Midheaven sign the same as your Ascendant sign?

Midheaven and Ascendant signs are often confused, but they are not one and the same.

The confusion occurs because the Midheaven is one of four angles (or Cardinal points) on a natal chart, the other three being the Imum Coeli (IC), the Ascendant (ASC), and the Descendant (DSC).

The Midheaven is the angle at the cusp of the 10th house, located at the top of your natal chart and representing your public face.

Imum Coeli is the angle at the cusp of the 4th house, located at the bottom of your natal chart directly opposite Midheaven and representing your childhood and the least conscious parts of who you are.

The Ascendant is the angle where the Sun's path crossed the horizon to the east at the time of your birth, located at the cusp of the 1st house and representing the self.

The Descendant is the angle where the Sun's path crossed the horizon to the west at the time of your birth, located at the cusp of the 7th house and representing your relationships and partners.

How important is your Midheaven sign?

As one of the angles, the Midheaven sign is one of the most important aspects of a natal chart because it represents your highest aspirations in life.

Read on to learn more about what your particular Midheaven sign means and what careers you are best suited for according to astrology.

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Midheaven Sign Meanings

Aries Midheaven

A career filled with excitement, challenge, and action is going to be the best fit for someone with a Midheaven in Aries. Midheaven Aries people are determined, like to be in control, and prefer being able to express their opinions when they feel doing so is necessary. There is no stopping an Aries Midheaven!

Best careers for Aries Midheaven: Given their excellent self-discipline, Aries Midheaven individuals thrive in positions that offer opportunities for growth, expansion, and leadership. Their sense of adventure can also be fulfilled in roles such as detectives, journalists, fitness instructors, firefighters, and athletes.

Taurus Midheaven

Those with a Midheaven in Taurus need to feel secure and guided throughout their career. Meant to create beauty and improve upon the world, Taurus Midheaven individuals are willing to work hard to achieve their goals. And although they might find it hard to give up control, it's beneficial for them to trust in the positive qualities of others. Because of this, they shouldn't be discouraged if it takes a while to find the right career path.

Best careers for Taurus Midheaven: With their talent for finding good business opportunities, people with Midheaven in Taurus are drawn to creative ways to make money, including careers that involve banking, art, music, finance, or fashion.

Gemini Midheaven

If your Midheaven is in Gemini, you are a true go-getter! Midheaven in Gemini people tend to good at multitasking. Considering themselves lifelong students, they strive to share their wisdom and knowledge with the world, thriving when they can be in contact with others without losing the freedom to explore their many varied interests.

Best careers for Gemini Midheaven: Careers such as teaching, journalism, advertising, public relations, comedy, marketing, and sales will most likely bring someone with a Midheaven in Gemini the most happiness.

Cancer Midheaven

Born to nurture others, those with a Midheaven in Cancer tend to have great empathy. Cancer Midheaven people often possess a strong intuition and have a passion for work that is both creative and nurturing of others. Since these individuals may struggle with insecurity and suppressing your emotions, it’s normal for them to experience highs and lows as they move along their career path.

Best careers for Cancer Midheaven: People with Midheaven in Cancer would make a great chef, nurse, teacher, historian, or social worker — anything that involves lending a helping hand to another.

Leo Midheaven

One of the most confident and driven leaders, people with a Midheaven in Leo continue to pursue their goals no matter how many times they're told not to. Leo Midheaven individuals are often admired for their extraversion and bravery. The many things they excel at require a special kind of confidence few others possess.

Best careers for Leo Midheaven: People with Midheaven in Leo do well in the public eye and love inspiring others to be the best version of themselves. As a result, they tend to make a good motivational speaker, actor, singer, organization leader, film director, spokesperson, businesswoman, or politician.

Virgo Midheaven

Those with a Midheaven in Virgo look for stability and practicality within their career. They tend to be highly logical and pay close attention to detail, which enhances their ability to improve upon the world. That said, Virgo Midheaven individuals may need lack sufficient self-confidence. Once they get a handle on their inner peace, they will find success in their chosen career.

Best careers for Virgo Midheaven: As they are comfortable working behind the scenes, people with Midheaven in Virgo are often drawn to science, research, medicine, psychology, and the literary arts.

Libra Midheaven

People with Midheaven in Libra are frequently concerned with finding harmony and balance in their professional lives. They are willing to fight for justice, fairness, and equality while also focusing on self-improvement. As they grow older, Libra Midheaven individuals grow more likely to place an emphasis on helping others, which is aided by their natural charm and diplomacy.

Best careers for Libra Midheaven: In their search for justice, people with Midheaven in Libra would make a great psychologist, therapist, lawyer, judge, diplomat, interior designer, architect, or musician.

Scorpio Midheaven

Those with Midheaven in Scorpio often look for a career that fulfills both their sense of curiosity and need for financial security. Scorpio Midheaven individuals tend to be good at uncovering the truth of certain situations and people, but may lose interest in the sameness of one career. It’s likely they will work in a variety of jobs and professional fields, as they grow bored easily and love being kept on their toes.

Best careers for Scorpio Midheaven: There is a potential benefit for someone with a Midheaven in Scorpio in working as a criminal psychologist, detective, actor, healer, accountant, banker, stockbroker, and therapist.

Sagittarius Midheaven

With a desire to wander, those with a Midheaven in Sagittarius are not meant to stay in one place. Midheaven Sagittarius individuals need a career that allows them to continue evolving and growing with each new day. As they find enjoyment in socializing, researching, and investigating, they thrive as they gain independence in the professional realm.

Best careers for Sagittarius Midheaven: It's clear that people with Midheaven in Sagittarius would make a good pilot, flight attendant, touring musician, photographer, or travel consultant. They may also do well in a spiritual vocation.

Capricorn Midheaven

There’s one word that describes someone with a Midheaven in Capricorn — boss. Midheaven Capricorn people are concerned with making their mark on the world and letting their ambition establish them as a serious force within their chosen professional field. Given their desire for making as much money as possible, they often find themselves in positions that demand respect.

Best careers for Capricorn Midheaven: Midheaven in Capricorn people make natural CEOs, managers, doctors, property owners, financial managers, and bankers.

Aquarius Midheaven

Those with Midheaven in Aquarius dream of making the world a better place. Highly original Aquarius Midheaven people are good at bringing new ideas to the table, always freely expressing their unique thoughts. While they may sometimes be motivated by a desire for a change, they're also eager to learn from others.

Best careers for Aquarius Midheaven: Drawn to all things New Age, people with Midheaven in Aquarius would do well in careers that involve astronomy, astrology, engineering, environmental science, film, television, and humanitarian work.

Pisces Midheaven

Careers that utilize gut intuition are popular among those with a Midheaven in Pisces. Sometimes it may seem like Pisces Midheaven individuals are out of touch with reality, but it’s usual the total opposite. These people are typically more focused on using their passions for the greater good than on making tons of money, and that’s a good thing. Gifted with creativity and compassion, they are likely to face an abundance of excellent opportunities.

Best careers for Pisces Midheaven: People with Midheaven in Pisces are likely to find fulfillment and joy if they pursue a career in music, theater, film, literature, or the healing arts.

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Isabella Pacinelli is a writer who covers relationship, self-love, spirituality, and entertainment topics.

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