Each of the 12 astrological houses in our birth charts tells us about a certain area of our lives.
While the sign or planet in your 3rd house will tell you a lot about how you communicate and express yourself, the 10th house is one of the three houses (including the 2nd and 6th houses) that can help you in terms of wealth and career.
The 10th astrological house in your birth chart rules your professional and social standing. Work and career opportunities, as well as your ability to make money, are largely determined by this house.
What is Your MidHeaven Sign?
The cusp of the 10th house is called the MidHeaven or Medium Coeli (meaning “middle of the sky”). You will often see your MidHeaven sign labeled “MC” on your birth chart. It’s a strong marker for seeing where your business potential lies.
The sign on the cusp—where the MC lies—is your MidHeaven sign and will influence how you present yourself publicly and attract money.
Planets in conjunction with (or transit across) the MC are very important markers in your natal and transit charts. It all gets a bit complicated, we know. But here’s a quick guide to how your 10th house influences your aspirations, career goals, and money-making potential.
The Importance of the 10th House
10th House Aries
You’re not afraid to be a trailblazer and to set new standards. You may need to learn patience, though, because you’ll have to learn to pause and figure out what works and what doesn’t before committing yourself to it. Otherwise, you could fall on your face.
Careers or positions where you can be competitive in some way will satisfy you.
10th House Taurus
You’re not going to be the most innovative person, but you will be hard-working. Just make sure that you don’t get too set in your ways. It’s okay to delegate—something you may have to learn to do since you like to be in control. Artistic careers, positions where you can work with the land and nature, or something financial suits your personality best.
10th House Gemini
You’ll need something captivating, or you could get bored and lose interest. You need to be in a varied position that uses your communicative skills. You may even have two distinct career paths at some point in your life.
Jobs involving writing, speaking, traveling, or teaching others will suit you.
10th House Cancer
Yours is the path of the caregiver, and it can be hard for you to find just the right placement. As well as caring for others, you also care (possibly too much) about what they think about you.
Nursing, something that is family-oriented or something that helps others, is a great path for you, as long as you don’t lose your own identity along the way.
10th House Leo
You like the limelight and should find a career that meets that need. You want to be complimented and appreciated and thrive when leading and guiding others. This is the placement for celebrities, for positions where you can find accolades through helping people find their own niche in life, or where you’re in the public eye somehow.
10th House Virgo
You’re hard-working and practical and need a position that uses your intellect. The more detailed it is, the more you’re likely to take to it. You don’t mind routine, but you need a job stimulating your thinking process in some way.
Life coaching, professional organizing, bookkeeping or accounting, and anything to do with health matters are all appropriate.
10th House Libra
You’ll probably find yourself with a career partner at some point. You’ve got a great sense of fairness and an eye for aesthetics. You’re also very charismatic when you want to be. You may take your time choosing what you want to do with your working life; make sure you don’t take too much time.
You’re well suited for anything related to art, beauty, balance, and partnerships.
10th House Scorpio
You may be a workaholic with this placement! You can be quite fierce regarding what you want from your career—so much so that you may try to coerce or manipulate others along the way, so be aware of that.
Moody and intense, you’ll have to ensure you don’t let your emotions get the better of you. Anything that deals with intrigue, real estate, finance, or even the occult and the metaphysical arts will probably appeal to you.
Ever the optimist, it may be hard for you to settle into a career. This is because you truly believe that (should something happen with your job) another job will pop up. You may prefer to work several varied jobs rather than be committed to any one thing.
Positions where you can use your natural charisma—such as those in sales, travel, writing, or teaching—would be ideal for you.
You’re very serious about your career choice, and while your dedication is to be admired, you need to make sure you’re not the proverbial stick-in-the-mud. You’ll likely have to work hard to get where you want to go so that success may come to you later in life. You could do well as an attorney, in other legal positions, as a security guard, a timekeeper, or in jobs involving the body’s skeletal system.
10th House Aquarius
You’re not one to be conventional when it comes to your profession. You know what you want and how to get it, and you’re probably going to take a unique path to that goal. You tend to shy away from public attention, preferring to work alone and in a field where you know your work will be recognized.
Technology, science, and humanitarian pursuits are appropriate careers for you.
10th House Pisces
Ever the dreamer, you may still be working out what you want to be when you grow up by the time you retire. You’re not practical, so try to find a position where you don’t need to be.
Painters, writers, poets, and anywhere you can be romantic and fanciful is where you’ll fit in. You may do well with metaphysics, the healing arts, or as a counselor.
Use Astrology to Find the Right Career for You
The cusp of the 10th house is just one area to examine when looking at ways the stars can point you to a successful career. The planets also have a lot to reveal about your career path and how you approach your working life.
An expert astrologer can help you find your career strengths and provide professional guidance. Once you start working with your birth chart, there is no limit to the secrets that it can reveal.
Here are some additional resources to help you leverage astrology to find the right career path and attract wealth:
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Once you’ve learned how the zodiac sign in your 10th house affects you, you’ll be able to use our daily guidance about what the immediate future will bring to help you be mindful of all the opportunities and challenges coming your way.