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The Tenth House Cusp / Midheaven

The 10th house is naturally connected with the sign of Capricorn and its ruler Saturn. The beginning, or cusp, of the 10th house is called the Midheaven. This is the degree of the ecliptic that was at the highest point in the sky at the time and place of birth. The Midheaven and the 10th house therefore represents our ambitions, what we aim for and hope to achieve in the world. In this house we attempt to bring the ideals and aspirations of the 9th to practical realisation. This results in a career or a particular position in the social order. The 10th is also connected with our relations with authority figures in general, and with the way we experienced our parents in particular. Extracts of text taken from Soul Scope Report written by Lyn Birkbeck

aries Aries on the cusp of the 10th House

You need a certain boldness to make your way professionally in the world so the nature of Chapter Seven - Your Mars Profile will bear greatly upon this, indicating in what style and with how much ease, or difficulty, success may be accomplished. You would do well in any profession that entails some kind of pushing, selling or pioneering - which could include the military.

Holding a leading position in your career is also quite desirable, as is having the freedom to do things your own way. At times you may have to fight pretty hard to maintain or achieve a certain position. This proves to be worth it in the long run, when you are at last way out in front.

You achieve success more easily when matters are kept straightforward, clean-cut and simple - and, most of all, if you are patient. Get my Soul Scope Report

taurus Taurus on the cusp of the 10th House

Your profession involves things of substance, such as the physical body's care and maintenance, any kind of production or management, real estate, finances, building, horticulture or agriculture, etc. You prefer a steady position with assured assets and income to 'pie-in-the-sky' projects. Material status is important to you.

The condition of your Venus by Sign, House and Aspect will reveal more about the nature of your career, as well as the ease or difficulty encountered in pursuing it, (see Chapter 6). Get my Soul Scope Report

gemini Gemini on the cusp of the 10th House

Your profession should involve communication in some way. An ability to make contact with others (e.g. writer, agent, trader), or to enjoy repetition (e.g. typist, printer, production line) proves very useful for your professional advancement.

Two or more careers - one after the other or simultaneously - is likely and practical. This feature of Gemini Midheaven should be followed up if you are bored or restless with your role in life - or not getting enough money.

An occupation that does not hold your interest can lead to your going from job to job interminably. Unless a chequered career is actually desirable, you had better sit down with pencil and paper to work out what kind of work you believe to be mentally stimulating - and then go for it. A superficial interest in your work means a superficial interest from those you work for!

The possible reason behind this lack of commitment is divided attention from your mother. On the positive side though, her possibly light and easy-going attitude will be reflected in your professional attitude and style.

The condition of Mercury by Sign, House and Aspects will reveal more about the nature of your career, as well as the ease or difficulty involved in attaining some position. (See Chapter 5) Get my Soul Scope Report

cancer Cancer on the cusp of the 10th House

This suggests that your professional arena is very much a 'home-from-home'. In other words, catering to the physical and emotional needs of the public is a very likely role for you. The fluctuating whims of society need to be sensed in order for you to find success. Your own home could be directly or indirectly involved in your profession, possibly a family business.

You have an inclination to mother the world - and this could range from being very much in demand in business to being a housewife, which is kind of the same thing! In either case though, beware of going around wiping everyone's noses to the point where you have no strength left and they haven't found theirs either.

The condition of your Moon by Sign, House & Aspect will tell more of how your nurturing and instinctual abilities may be employed professionally, as well as revealing how easily a professional position may be secured. (See Chapter 3)

With Cancer at the Midheaven you have Capricorn at your Lower Midheaven, which means to say that a disciplined and orderly home and family life is most desirable and you should strive to achieve this through not being compromised by your sympathies. Get my Soul Scope Report

leo Leo on the cusp of the 10th House

Your life and identity are best found and expressed through some position of prominence and authority. You do not want to be an 'also ran'. Studying the qualities of your Sun by Sign, House and Aspect (see Chapter 2) will reveal much concerning the nature and success of your professional life.

It's important that you stand proud in the face of the public and the world at large. Your ego wants (and needs) to be put on the line. Your target is one of being seen to shine - and your mother was probably very instrumental in showing you how to do this, or how not to - or she may have (tried to) eclipse you in some way. Get my Soul Scope Report

virgo Virgo on the cusp of the 10th House

Professions that require a sense of service or precision are very likely - examples of this being things like healthcare, graphic design, editing, critique, quality control, etc. However you should guard against feeling slave-driven or being too exacting in your career and what you feel the world expects of you. All the same, you can gain a reputation for high quality work.

The Sign, House and Aspects of Mercury (see Chapter 5) will reveal more about the nature and conditions of your professional development. Get my Soul Scope Report

libra Libra on the cusp of the 10th House

Your profession needs to be concerned in some way with beauty and harmony so this would suggest the arts, fashion, diplomacy, law, sociology, etc.

There could be a tie-up with your partner professionally. In fact, your career greatly depends upon your mate - directly or indirectly.

The condition of your Venus by Sign, House and Aspect (see Chapter 6) will reveal more details concerning the nature and prospects of your career. Get my Soul Scope Report

scorpio Scorpio on the cusp of the 10th House

You need to be deeply and intensely involved in any professional enterprise. In the end you would find superficial or compromising careers intolerable.

You are ambitious - and you have, or should develop, the steely and ruthless nature that ensures your ambitions are achieved. Indications of idealism or sensitivity elsewhere in your Chart will naturally make this accomplishment somewhat less straightforward.

Your mother's influence is likely to be quite significant regarding choice of profession and ideas of respectability. You should check whether this is really what you want for yourself because this sort of maternal influence can be so insidiously coercive that major career changes, or doubts, will occur later in your life if you don't deal with it.

Generally speaking, your career should involve anything Scorpionic, which essentially has to do with delving for and using any type of power or influence - such as politics, medicine, big business, undercover work, the occult. The condition of your Pluto by House and Aspect will reveal more detail concerning the nature and development of your career and reputation. (See Chapter 12) Get my Soul Scope Report

sagittarius Sagittarius on the cusp of the 10th House

For your professional life to be satisfying and successful it needs to be ever expanding, growing beyond itself, so this poses some work or subject that is never finished - teaching, religion, philosophy, archaeology, anthropology, history, law, publishing; anything that is seeking to include and understand more and more. In a physical sense, this would also include any kind of sport or occupations involving travel.

You are happiest trying to reach as many people as possible; Sagittarius likes to bring and bind people together with a sense of enthusiasm. You also like plenty of room to operate so a restricting sort of work life is very inadvisable. Furthermore, religious influences in your life greatly affect your choice of profession or the moral way that you conduct it.

The Sign, House and Aspects of your Jupiter (see Chapter 8) will reveal more about the style and conditions of your professional position and development. Get my Soul Scope Report

capricorn Capricorn on the cusp of the 10th House

Your place in the world has very much to do with the conditions and tradition in which you were brought up. There is an unconscious tendency to accept or go for your prescribed lot - be it prince or pauper, tycoon or secretary. Careers that involve the building or maintenance of any kind of structure can be suitable for you, whether it's an actual building, a corporation, or government - or dentistry.

The condition of Saturn by Sign, House and Aspect will reveal further details with regard to your professional fortunes and inclinations. (See Chapter 9) Overall, you subscribe to the traditional attitude that it is desirable to reach a position of authority through discipline and hard work. Get my Soul Scope Report

aquarius Aquarius on the cusp of the 10th House

Professional and public status is best geared towards interlinking various peoples and subjects. This could include mass media, linguistics, cross-fertilization of cultures, world services/corporations, etc. In fact, anything that aids and furthers the ideal of one united world culture.

The House and Aspects of Uranus in your Chart (see Chapter 10) will indicate in more detail the nature of your profession, as well as the obstacles or advantages encountered in pursuing your ambitions. For example, if you had Uranus in the First House, your actual physical presence and personal idiosyncrasies would be very much a part of your professional 'equipment'.

To some extent, you will have to 'invent' your own position in life. Looking for precedents can be missing the point, considering that Aquarius is about innovation and creating precedents. Scientific or so-called 'alternative' disciplines are a very likely career path as are those of Electronics, Computers, Media, etc.

Teamwork is usually part of your professional scheme. A reluctance to be involved in this way will prove very frustrating unless you are prepared to go out on quite a long limb - even to the extent of being, or feeling, an outcast. Get my Soul Scope Report

pisces Pisces on the cusp of the 10th House

Pisces is open to many interpretations and can come in many disguises. Because of this, your professional life is hard to identify unless you have already focused upon one of the more typical careers of this Sign - music, dance, healing, chemistry, cosmetics, visual art or anything that is mystical or glamorous, or that has to do with the sea.

You can lose your career path through being undone and/or side tracked by drugs, alcohol or 'wool gathering' generally. On the other hand, your public position may be involved in dealing with, or in these issues.

Generally speaking, Pisces here poses careers that have to do with enlightening (art and entertainment) or relieving (medicine and healing), or something that involves compassion and reaches out to the suffering masses: the caring professions.

The House and Aspects of Neptune in your Chart (see Chapter 11) will give further and possibly more precise clues as to the nature of your career and public position. For example, Neptune in the Fourth House could mean working from home, or in a home, i.e. an institution. Hard Aspects to Neptune would indicate difficulties and confusion in finding or keeping a position; too many Soft Aspects could mean laziness and a lack of objectives. A balance of Hard and Soft Aspects is most auspicious with slippery Neptune. Get my Soul Scope Report

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