Sun/Midheaven Aspects

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You look up to one of your parents and they have a big influence on your career path. Your parents’ approval determines whether you pursue the path you want or whether you pursue a path they determine for you. Or, you may choose a path just to spite them (depending on your aspects). Blazing your own trail professionally may be a struggle because you want the admiration of authority figures yet it can take time to obtain that admiration. You seek role models for yourself, people you can model yourself after as you work your way to the top. You want to be known and you want to make a difference. You also want to be a role model to others. You want people to admire and look up to you. You hope that one day other people will want to be just like you and want to achieve want you have achieved. You want to be the inspirational story.

Your sense of self is tied to your ability to find a satisfying role in life. Your self-confidence is directly related to your ability to display personal power in the world. You want to be an authority on something. You’re a self-identified power-player. Your ego is bound up with achievement. Loss of status is a blow to your self-worth. You’re not a good loser. You lose belief in yourself when you fail to achieve your goals. You want to be on top. Your fear of failure may be so great that you never stretch yourself to see what is possible. You feel you have something important to share with the world – yourself and your creative vision. You feel it is your destiny to rise in status. You crave to be recognized by the world for your gifts. You want to be prominent in your field. You want to reach your potential. You want to be at the top of your game. You want to be a leader in your industry. You want to be a star in your field. You want to be respected by your peers. On a good day, you feel you can achieve anything.

Your profession is your identity. You live to fill a vocation. You aspire to make a mark on the world. You apply yourself to achieving your ambitions. You seek promotions and advancement. You don’t want to stagnate in one position. You feel most like yourself when you obtain a success. Failing crushes you. Bad experiences of failure can cripple you. You might never leave the house after a harrowing defeat. Hiding your light. You might give up too soon. You suffer an identity crisis until you are able to achieve your aspirations. If you cannot attain your aspirations, you may fall into a pattern of self-loathing. You may be too dependent on pats on the back, nods of approval, and flattery.

You feel most fulfilled when you put yourself into your work rather than running on autopilot. You want to be known for your leadership qualities. You want to stand out from the crowd. You have an opinion about your profession and you want to share it. You can be a visionary in your field. You bring a strong personal viewpoint. Your name becomes synonymous with the work that you do. You want to see your name in lights. You want a place in the sun. You care about public opinion of your work. You are your brand. You are the face of your company. Your reputation is important to you. Your status is important to you. Your title matters. Being noticed matters. You’d hire a PR team if you could. Slander is one of your worst fears. In your eyes, your work and contribution are beyond reproach.

Planets in aspect to the MC (Medium Coeli), or Midheaven, are also always in aspect to the IC (Imum Coeli). Posts are split up between MC and IC to show the different point of view that each of the angles brings to the natal chart. To learn about the flip-side of Sun/Midheaven, read Sun/IC Aspects.
People with Sun/Midheaven aspects:

  • Rihanna: Sun in Pisces conjunct Midheaven in Aquarius
  • Dave Navarro (musician): Sun conjunct Midheaven in Gemini
  • Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman): Sun in Leo conjunct Midheaven in Cancer
  • Rebecca Romijn (model/actress): Sun conjunct Midheaven in Scorpio
  • Rudolf Nureyev (ballet dancer): Sun conjunct Midheaven in Pisces
  • Pablo Picasso: Sun in Scorpio opposite Midheaven in Aries
  • Sir Paul McCartney: Sun in Gemini opposite Midheaven in Sagittarius

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  • Aatif Azio

    Sun Conjuncts Neptune & Mercury in 4th IC Opposites MC πŸ™‚
    I fantasize and idealize successful musicians and renown political leaders. Thy give me a lot of inspiration.
    I write Blogs on local politics as well.

    • What are your blogs called?

      • Aatif Azio

        I write blogs on Politics on a local Political based forum in Urdu Language.
        I m from Pakistan by the way πŸ™‚

        • Cool πŸ™‚

          I have Neptune conjunct IC in the 4th house too, with a Gemini Midheaven. Floating and fluctuating … you said it! Committing to one thing is nearly impossible.

  • Z

    i have capricorn sun 160 degrees mc (mc at 1 degree cancer). Well, i dont know what this aspect means, so i hope you will write someday about minor aspects.

  • YHVH

    I just find out that I have the Sun SEPTILE my MC. Do you know something about this aspect? how it manifest? Any ideas? Thank you very much in advance, Michelle πŸ™‚

    • From Falcon Astrology:

      The 51.25’43” Septile, 102.52’26” Biseptile And 154.17’.1” Triseptile

      These are divisions of the circle by seven and, perhaps because they do not divide evenly, are considered somewhat irrational in their expression. They are hard to spot in a chart and probably need to be found with the aid of a computer printout or protractor. Hand relates them to emotional difficulties as well as creative inspiration.

      Dennis Elwell associates the septile with a delightful sense of fascination, inspiration and enchantment. He says the planets involved combine to attract situations, places or people that captivate the imagination creating a useful springboard towards greater creativity and enthusiasm. Regardless of the planets involved, the septile is considered by some to have β€œromantic” qualities, describing people or situations that ignite the affectations. http://www.falconastrology.com/astro_loa_101.htm

      Which house is your Sun in?

      • YHVH

        11th house. Thank you very much for the info BTW.

      • Aatif Azio

        My Moon in 11th Septiles MC.

  • ValleyOak

    Hi, Michelle. I really dig your articles! My Sun in Libra is Bi-quintile MC in Gemini. Is this good for an aspiring writer?

    • What kind of writing would you like to do?

      • ValleyOak

        Mysteries, paranormal.

        • ValleyOak

          I’m working on a mystery right now, blending the past and the present.

          • I think Sun Bi-Quintile MC is a good aspect for getting yourself known. Where is Mercury in your chart?

            • ValleyOak

              Good for you! My Mercury is in the 3rd Quintile Jupiter in the 5th house.

              • Sounds creative to me! πŸ™‚

          • Very cool. How far into are you? I’m becoming more interested in writing a book too. Mine will likely be non-fiction though.

  • April

    Wow! Finally! Thank you! πŸ™‚ I hope you still remember me! I was the one who commented at the Pluto/Midheaven aspects. I told you I was waiting on your take on this. πŸ™‚

    Anyway, so everything is true for me especially this:

    You seek role models for yourself, people you can model yourself after as you work your way to the top. You want to be known and you want to make a difference. You also want to be a role model to others. You want people to admire and look up to you. You hope that one day other people will want to be just like you and want to achieve want you have achieved. You want to be the inspirational story.

    Your fear of failure may be so great that you never stretch yourself to see what is possible. You feel you have something important to share with the world – yourself and your creative vision. You feel it is your destiny to rise in status. You crave to be recognized by the world for your gifts. You want to be prominent in your field. You want to reach your potential. You want to be at the top of your game. You want to be a leader in your industry. You want to be a star in your field. You want to be respected by your peers. On a good day, you feel you can achieve anything.

    ***
    So, yeah, I agree for the most part except for the fact that my parents have no influence in my career at all nor do I seek their approval. I’m an Aries so maybe that’s why I don’t care. They’re not interfering with my choices or decisions in any way as well. I’m all on my own.

    You see, career is highlighted for me. As I said, I have Sun, Venus, North Node, Part of Fortune all in Aries in the 10th (except the Sun which is in the 9th, 2 degrees away from Aries Midheaven). So 10th house ruler is Mars and Mars is in the 6th; Capricorn traditionally rules the 10th and is on my 6th, so 10th and the 6th have an affinity for each other.

    Mars conjunct Neptune has been a problem for me though. It’s a chaotic daily life; and there’s a confusion too as to what is the right career for me. Ascendant ruler is Moon which is in Capricorn as well in the 6th. 3rd/12th house ruler is Mercury and it’s in the 9th house along with my Sun which is my 2nd house ruler. So, for acquiring wealth, it seems to point out to 9th house matters. I think I’d do well in a “jupiterian career” or a career that involves nurturing others through the use of my talents and skills, particularly organizational and/or mental skills.

    My life would be a little less difficult now that I have learned about my chart. I won’t be as confused about where I’m supposed to go. Astrology is such a great help. πŸ™‚

    • Is Uranus in aspect to your Aries Sun?

      • April

        No. Orb is too wide to trine my Sun. It’s in the 6th house as well but in Sag at 22 degrees.

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  • Rom

    Is this different from my sun in 10th house?

    Can you tell me about mercury conjunct midheaven?

    • What sign is your Sun in?

      Mercury/Midheaven aspects’ post is coming up soon. Join the subscriber list or check back to see when it’s posted.

      • Rom

        Sun in Pisces

        • Yes, your sun in pisces will add more nuance to the delineation.

  • Scott

    This is great, and very detailed. Thankyou!

    I have my Sun trine Midheaven. For two years i lived and worked abroad and built up social contacts, developed a reputation and became an authority on the city i was living in (I was working in hospitality) i was passionate about the country/culture and city i was living in, and providing this information to travellers as a service gave me a great sense of satisfaction, however due to poor financial and long-term planning.. i had to return back to my home country. This was a massive defeat, not only was i broke but i felt as though i lost everything i had worked to build..

    I spent months self-loathing and operating at high levels of stress, but now im focusing on rebuilding my finances and and setting out to build my own business overseas, there is a strong need to be in a position of power and authority in a field of my own interest, and to develop reputation and status.

    My Sun is in the 2nd house, so money is inherently tied to my sense of emotional balance, for better or worse.

    • Wonderful delineation of your placements. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  • Michael

    Thank you for another great article. I have this one too strong I guess. MC 4′ conj Sun 6′ conj Mer 8′- Aqua. Ok help please for this part: Bad experiences of failure can cripple you. You might never leave the house after a harrowing defeat. Hiding your light. You might give up too soon. You suffer an identity crisis until you are able to achieve your aspirations. If you cannot attain your aspirations, you may fall into a pattern of self-loathing. – This is literally what’s going on with me now. I never thought I have such a high pride or whathehell is this.

    • What happened that created fear of failure? Do you have any major transits aspecting your Sun or the Midheaven?

      • Michael

        I had Saturn squaring all these (sun,mc,Mer) idk if influence can be this long lasting and recently it was and it is Saturn square Saturn 19′ Aqua + Saturn conj Pluto 25′ Scorpio in 6th house. Basically I was expecting that they fire me from the job I had because I want to do my own thing but I really feel like what you wrote there that it crippled me in a way lol. Anyways I’m 21 either I get through it or mom will kick me out.

        • Well, the influence of transiting Saturn should be over, though perhaps the lingering effects are not. Transiting Saturn conjunct Pluto in the 6th is pretty tough. To me, it points to a need to polish your inner resolve, develop grit, and to become tenacious regarding what you want in relation to work. Build yourself back up stronger.

          Did you develop any health habits during that transit?

  • Wesley

    I have a semisextile, my Sun is in Aries, in the ninth house. I have just two planets in my midheaven.

    • How does the aspect play out in your life?

      • wesley

        It is good, but as Sun in Aries is a great force, I believe this aspect brings me more proud and I do not appreciate to be seen as a proud and flamboyant person.