Career Paths Indicated by the Midheaven: Aries-Virgo

The Midheaven (indicated by “MC” on an astrology chart) is a point in the ecliptic system that makes one of the major important angles in a birth chart. Its astrological sign is determined by which sign was at the southern highest point above the horizon and the time and place of reference. The Midheaven, and the planetary aspects made to it, indicates spiritual goals, career goals, status and public image for the individual. On the other side of the Midheaven is the Imum Coeli (indicated by “IC” on an astrology chart), which indicates someone’s status and conditions in the family during childhood. As a person grows and matures, the Imum Coeli becomes the part of oneself that helps inspire, or possibly hinder, the growth towards the Midheaven’s goals.

Another well-known axis is the Ascendant and Descendant (indicated by “AC” and “DC”). The Ascendant’s astrological sign, also known as the rising sign, is determined by which sign was rising on the eastern horizon at the time and place of reference. The Ascendant and the planetary aspects made to it indicates the type of mask we project when interacting with the world and how we relate to others. Although the Midheaven describes career ambitions, the Ascendant can affect career choice as well.

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Aries Midheaven

If your Midheaven is in Aries, you can navigate your career path with clear direction and can dismiss unnecessary distractions. You would be inclined to self employment or leadership, and are adept at keeping track progress in your goals. Your career should offer the ability to expand and grow on your own, the chance to lead others or self-lead and the chance to show your heroic qualities. You thrive without a strict routine and can work well under noisy or gritty conditions. You dream of being a trail blazer in your career field. You can do anything as long as it allows you to fulfill your sense of adventure in or out of the workplace.

Can be drawn to: detective work, working with electronics, archaeology, journalism, working in a hospital or psychiatric ward, journalism, interviewing, armed forces, fitness instruction, firefighter, sports

Common ascendants for Aries Midheaven:

AC in Gemini: Adds desire for mental stimulation, problem solving and communicating factual information. (ex: newscaster)

AC in Cancer: Adds desire to help others with compassion or emotionally charged interactions. (ex: actor)

AC in Leo: Adds desire for creative self-expression and prefers to shine as an individual. (ex: musician)

 

Taurus Midheaven

If your midheaven is in Taurus, you are persistent, need security and you like to be in charge of your own work. You can have trouble delegating because you feel you can do the job better. You like creating beauty that people can appreciate, and have a desire to improve people and objects. You have a talent for seeing business opportunities, and are willing to work very hard to get to your goals. You are okay with working hands-on. You can often be found in a field that involves working with money and/or creativity.

Can be drawn to: banker, artist or art dealer, musician, financier, financial manager, agriculturalist, architect, landscaper, cosmetologist, massage therapist, fashion industry, consultant, fitness trainer, mechanic

Common ascendants for Taurus midheaven:

AC in Cancer: Adds desire to help others with compassion or emotionally charged interactions. (ex: actor)

AC in Leo: Adds desire for creative self-expression and prefers to shine as an individual. (ex: musician)

AC in Virgo: Adds desire to improve people or existing objects and takes pride in personal contributions. (ex: medical field)

 

Gemini Midheaven

If your midheaven is in Gemini, you are drawn to careers that exercise your strong mental ability and vocabulary. You have a good sense networking because of your conversation skills. You consider yourself to be a lifelong student and a jack of all trades, as you desire involvement in many interests. Your mind is always active because of your curiosity – based on your knowledge, you can find yourself being able to predict peoples actions and outcomes of situations. You would be happiest in a career that fulfills your need for variety, or in a job that gives you the time and space to explore different areas of interest.

Can be drawn to: sales, media, writing, advertising, hotel industry, teaching, journalism, translation, blogging, music, tv or radio, public relations, comedy, public speaking

Common ascendants for Gemini midheaven:

AC in Leo: Adds desire for creative self-expression and prefers to shine as an individual. (ex: musician)

AC in Virgo: Adds desire to improve people or existing objects and takes pride in personal contributions. (ex: medical field)

AC in Libra: Adds desire for direct contact with people while using charm and charisma. (ex: interviewer)

 

Cancer Midheaven

If your midheaven is in Cancer, you are able to see situations and people on a deeper level. You are nurturer, sensitive to others’ thoughts and feelings -yet you can differentiate between those who really need help and those who claim to need help. Although change rocks the boat, your career path may change quite a bit, or experience highs and lows due to insecurity. Your changeable nature can reverse into an ambitious and driven nature once you find passion, which may not be in a field that involves a high pay rate. You have a creative edge in whichever field you end up in. You can find yourself in a career that allows you utilize your intuition about people combined with your creativity.

Can be drawn to: social work, pediatrics, child education, nursing, teaching, psychology, photography, food industry, history, cosmetology, marketing, writing and poetry, construction, music

Common ascendants for Cancer midheaven

AC in Virgo: Adds desire to improve people or existing objects and takes pride in personal contributions. (ex: medical field)

AC in Libra: Adds desire for direct contact with people while using charm and charisma. (ex: interviewer)

AC in Scorpio: Adds desire to work in a field that requires intense focus and deep research. (ex: mathematician)

 

Leo Midheaven

If your midheaven is in Leo, you are tenacious and you have high ambitions to attain. You are drawn to careers that will put you in the spotlight and appeal to your financial desires. If you can form an emotional attachment to your work, even better. You take pride in how you project yourself, and you remain dignified and reliable. You can take small details and the big picture into account, and can attain an executive position. Being overshadowed by others is a common theme, and this brings out even more tenacity in you.

Can be drawn to: acting or performing, politics, model, spokesperson, jeweler, hairstylist, sales, business, organization leader, film director

Common ascendants for Leo midheaven

AC in Libra: Adds desire for direct contact with people while using charm and charisma. (ex: interviewer)

AC in Scorpio: Adds desire to work in a field that requires intense focus and deep research. (ex: mathematician)

AC in Sagittarius: Adds desire to share unique perspective on the world and excels in big projects. (ex: motivational speaker)

 

Virgo Midheaven

If your midheaven is in Virgo, you have an analytical mind that would best be used towards improving and bringing order to existing situations – this can be on a large or small scale. Your analytical mind helps you focus on details, while your inner desire to fulfill your potential can make you want to break out of your current position. Stability and practicality are important to you. You are skilled with words and and research, and can be drawn to science. Virgo midheaven people are often associated with working away from the spotlight, but I believe that depends on the rest of the natal chart. As a child, processes were presented as one big step, so take time to form practical habits.

Can be drawn to: science, secretarial work, publishing, copywriting, administration, psychology, personal assistant, politician, health industry, archaeology, law

Common ascendants for Virgo midheaven

AC in Scorpio: Adds desire to work in a field that involves intense focus and deep research. (ex: mathematician)

AC in Sagittarius: Adds desire to share unique perspective on the world and excels in big projects. (ex: motivational speaker)

AC in Capricorn: Adds desire for prestige and monetary success, and can set these goals from childhood. (ex: CEO)

 

Another factor to consider when determining career choices based on the birth chart is the ruling planet for the Midheaven. For example, if the Midheaven is in Aries, and Mars is in 6th house, one can end up in a field that services and nurtures others. Does that fulfill the Aries Midheaven need for adventure? No, but perhaps the lifestyle outside of the career fulfills this need. Descriptions for Libra-Pisces Midheaven can be found here!

 

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Mary Jo Montevirgen

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Mary Jo Montevirgen is a 12th house Taurean who likes meditation, food, saving money and soft things. She spends her days healing and reading people through astrology, numerology and Reiki. Follow her on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM to experience her silly Aries Mercury first-hand.