Career Paths Indicated by the Midheaven: Libra-Pisces

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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Libra Midheaven

If your Midheaven is in Libra, you are inclined to a few different types of careers, but you’d like to be in a position where you can provide harmony and balance. Because self-driven assertion was a big theme in your childhood, you are now looking for a way to assert your efforts in a field that goes past self-improvement and focuses on others. You will be inclined to aid in providing justice and harmony to people, places or situations. If your persona is balanced with your inner self, your charming and diplomatic persona will attract great connections and opportunities. Your knowledge of social position can be used to attract supporters in person and through social media.

Can be drawn to: public relations, politics, law, diplomat, interior decorating, designing, musician, counseling, therapy that involves the arts, art dealing, modeling

Common ascendants for Libra Midheaven

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)

AC in Aquarius: Adds desire to help people on a large scale, and base decisions on facts and objective judgments. (ex: public hospital work)

 

Scorpio Midheaven

If your Midheaven is in Scorpio, you are drawn to a career that fulfills your deep curiosity and your financial security needs. Your ability to concentrate on completing tasks for long periods of time is a blessing, but your passion for your career might dwindle after you feel you’ve mastered what is necessary for it. Transformations in career choice are common for Scorpios. You have a very strong drive and can self-motivate easier than others can. You can read past peoples’ words into their motives, which gives you an advantage when dealing with mysteries. Because of your roots in Taurus, you can easily find yourself in money management and wanting to work in a comfortable setting.

Can be drawn to: accountant, stockbroking, banking, business owning, espionage, detective, journalism, police, psychotherapist, energy healing, entrepreneur, working at a psychiatric ward, physical/occupational therapy

Common ascendants for Scorpio Midheaven

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

AC in Aquarius: Adds desire to help people on a large scale, and base decisions on facts and objective judgments. (ex: public hospital work)

AC in Pisces: Adds desire to use people-reading skills in order to appeal and relate to others. (ex: marketing)

 

Sagittarius Midheaven

If your Midheaven is in Sagittarius, you are drawn to fields that involve higher learning in any form. You desire to be an eternal student and teacher, and picking up and taking on new philosophies. You are an explorer as well, and can find that your career choice thrives off travel and and knowing people from all walks of life. You enjoy researching, investigating and connecting the dots when it comes to theories, people and ideas. To you, we are all part of one big picture. You prefer a job in which you have independence in your schedule and the ability to take your work wherever you go. You may feel overwhelmed by all the options presented to you, and if you don’t already know what field to get into, you will know when you find something you won’t get tired learning about.

Can be drawn to: religious or spiritual vocations, photography, theatre, politics, fundraising, acting, teaching, entrepreneur, ambassador, traveling consultant, dentist, doctor, mechanic

Common ascendants for Sagittarius Midheaven

AC in Aquarius: Adds desire to help people on a large scale, and base decisions on facts and objective judgments. (ex: public hospital work)

AC in Pisces: Adds desire to use people-reading skills in order to appeal and relate to people. (ex: marketing)

AC in Aries: Adds desire to work in a field that allows constant triumph over risky situations. (ex: real estate)

 

Capricorn Midheaven

If your Midheaven is in Capricorn, you are drawn to positions that allow you to leave your mark on the world. You are ambitious and prefer to be in a position that commands respect. With an Earth sign as your Midheaven, you are great at building from the ground up. You take work very seriously, and you are able to shut everything else out when you are focused. With your business savvy, diligence and drive, you are proud to say you are self-made. You also like being in charge of keeping order. You can be seen as intimidatingly stern when first put in a position of power, but over time you learn that displaying compassion will gain you loyalty and respect.

Can be drawn to: CEO, manager, police, bodyguard, banker, financial manager, agriculture, property owner, stock broker, dentist, doctor, architecture

Common ascendants for Capricorn Midheaven

AC in Pisces: Adds desire to use people-reading skills in order to appeal and relate to people. (ex: marketing)

AC in Aries: Adds desire to work in a field that allows constant triumph over risky situations. (ex: real estate)

AC in Taurus: Adds desire to work towards quality, not quantity. Would prefer to take time absorbing information. (ex: financial advisor)

 

Aquarius Midheaven

If your Midheaven is in Aquarius, you are drawn to fields that bring out your originality. You dream of making the world a better place on a large scale. You are drawn to scientific or mathematic fields, and can easily be swayed the other direction towards the “New Age,” which you find is actually ancient in its origins. Your breakthroughs in your line of work can bring higher knowledge, as you break past traditional thought patterns to make new discoveries or find new ways to use old methods. Although you are practical and intelligent, you must remember that your way of doing things is not always the right way.

Can be drawn to: fund raising, research, space industry, astrology, engineering, energy healing, environmental science, New Age, film, television, new technologies, humanitarian work

Common ascendants for Aquarius Midheaven

AC in Aries: Adds desire to work in a field that allows constant triumph over risky situations. (ex: real estate)

AC in Taurus: Adds desire to work towards quality, not quantity. Would prefer to take time absorbing information. (ex: financial advisor)

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

 

Pisces Midheaven

If your Midheaven is in Pisces, you are drawn to paths in which you can follow your own time table. You know where you want to go, but getting there is difficult because the path from Point A to Point B is unclear. You are idealistic but sensitive to energy around you, which can affect you positively or negatively. The key to your success is to explore your boundaries, as some of these boundaries are perceived as bigger than they truly are. Learn to utilize your sense of organization, creativity, compassion and spirituality – they will bring you more opportunities than you imagined. When you do find your way, you can find yourself in a career that encourages you to embrace your emotions.

Can be drawn to: working with animals, art, acting, medium, fictional author, dance, being of spiritual guidance, religious pursuits, counseling, public speaking, sales

Common ascendants for Pisces Midheaven:

AC in Taurus: Adds desire to work towards quality, not quantity. Would prefer to take time absorbing information. (ex: financial advisor)

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)

 

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 Aries-Virgo can be found here!

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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.