What is the Midheaven?

For those of you who may be new to Astrology , at times, the language can be somewhat overwhelming and confusing.

At this time, I would like to introduce you to an angle in your chart which is known as the Midheaven, also known as the “MC” which stands for “Medium Coeli”, a Latin phrase that translates into “the middle of the sky”.

As you can see by the wheel above, the Midheaven is the most elevated point in one’s birth chart and typically is on the cusp (the beginning) of the 10th house, although it doesn’t always have to be depending on the house system that’s being used.

Typically, the Midheaven has been characterized as one of the indicators of career or vocation, but it’s not the ONLY point which provides clues to this, I look at it as more of a focal point in an ongoing vocational profile.

Also, being the highest point in the birth chart, it indicates one’s highest aspirations out in the world. The sign of your MC (along with the planet that rules it and planetary aspects to both) suggest an evolving picture of the energies you need to utilize in a public sphere.

Do you know the sign of your Midheaven? If so, what sign rules it, and what aspects do you have to that planet? Check it out and look into what this may say about your calling in the world.