The influence of the Midheaven stems from the part of the zodiac that was immediately overhead at our birth - that is, the sign that was at the top of the celestial sphere (ffor more detail, see PP304-6). We relate to, aspire to, and identify with the qualities of the sign on the Midheaven, especially in relation to our careers. The Midheaven signs for Cancer birth charts set out below are the only possible combinations of Ascendant and Midheaven signs in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. To work out your own Ascendant and Midheaven signs at birth, see the charts on pp344-7.
ascendanttaurus with Midheaven signs: Capricorn Good business sense. Banking, finance, musician/singer. Aquarius Restlessness in career likely. Archaeology, oceanography, shipping, interior decoration. Pisces The navy, a ship's purser, baker, teaching or other work with young children.
ASCENDANT GEMiNi with Midheaven signs: Aries Argumentative, restless; criminal/investigative journalism. Aquarius Will possibly make a lot of money from unusual sources. Career changes likely. Pisces Beauty professions, footwear trade. A talent for dance and poetry.
ASCENDANT CANCER (WiTH SuN SiGN CANCER)
with Midheaven signs: Aries Determination and tenacity evident. Armed forces, engineering. Taurus Catering, chef, agriculture, or horticulture. Security is extremely important. Aquarius Excellent financial potential. Banking, detective work. Pisces Needs spiritual development. Possibly psychic; charity work, beautician.
ASCENDANT LEo with Midheaven signs: Aries Good for self-employment. Hard worker, good organizer. taurus Determined. A secure and conventional career. Will be the boss.
Pisces Very creative. Likely to become a professional artist, designer, skater, or dancer.
ascendant virgo with Midheaven signs: Taurus Garden designer, carpenter, banking, PR work.
Gemini Advertising, agent, journalism, a children's nurse. A lively and caring person.
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