Your Midheaven Sign and What it Means for You


Do you know your midheaven sign? In astrology, a Midheaven sign, or MC, is an important sign on the cusp of the tenth house at the southern highest point at the moment of your birth, related to your highest aspirations in life.

What is a Midheaven sign?

The concept of a Midheaven sign may be something new to you in astrology. But it’s definitely another important sign worth exploring that is related to your birth chart.

A Midheaven sign also called the Medium Coeli and abbreviated as MC, is Latin for “middle of the sky.” Your Midheaven sign is a point in the ecliptic as well as your birth chart. It is the zodiac sign that was at the highest point above the southern horizon at the moment you were born. It resides at the entrance, i.e. the cusp, to the tenth house of the zodiac.

According to café astrology: “The Midheaven is one of the four main angles of the chart. The other three are the Imum Coeli (IC – directly opposite the Midheaven), the Ascendant (ASC), and the Descendant (DSC).”

What does your Midheaven sign represent?

Your Midheaven sign represents your highest aspirations in life, as well as your most visible achievements in the eyes of the world. This includes your public face, social standing, reputation, your career path, goals, achievements and responsibilities. To sum it all up, it represents your life’s purpose.

What you can gain from your Midheaven sign is an insight into your life path and what your place is in life. Your Midheaven sign can help you in terms of finding clarity for career direction, how to use your natural-born gifts and talents, and how you can make your best contribution to the world.

Surrounding factors

In addition to gaining insight from your Midheaven sign, is also important to consider surrounding factors such as the planets in the ninth and tenth houses. These will also have an effect and modify the end results of what you find in your Midheaven sign.

All of these factors and influences give insight into what your life direction will be, what you will ultimately choose, and how successful you will be as a result.

How to calculate your Midheaven sign

Similar to calculating your birth chart, you’ll need a chart or calculation tool to determine your Midheaven sign.

You’ll need to know the exact date, hour, and minute of your birth. In addition, because you Midheaven sign concerns sign on the southern horizon at the time of your birth, you also need to know the city you were born in.

Calculators can be found online. Here are a couple: Astrolibrary, CafeAstrology, and Free-Horoscope.