The tenth is the house of karma, which means action. It is the main house for showing our effect upon the world generally. As such, it is often related to career or vocation. The tenth house does not in itself determine the career; for this the first house and other factors are very important. What it does show is the success in career and the affect of our actions upon the world, the status we are able to achieve in life.
In this manner, the tenth house is a house of skill, achievement, honor, recognition and prestige. It shows the position we are able to attain in life and the power that goes with it. It is an important house for determining political, social or worldly power. The tenth house measures our mark upon the world. It shows whether we bring good or bad karma to it. It can indicate pilgrimages and religious charities through its good karma side.
As the highest point in the chart generally planets here are very strong and can serve to raise us up in life. It can give us the favor of the government or established authorities. It causes us to want to be visible, gain positions or titles, respect and acknowledgement. Hence it can make us worldly or politically minded. Whatever we do will be noticed. The danger is that it will make us too outgoing and achievement oriented.
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