What Is A Midheaven Sign And Why Is It Important?

Astrology isn't just about the 12 (now, 13) zodiac signs we've relied on our whole lives, there are also sun signs, rising signs, and birth charts to consult, too. When it comes to the midheaven, however, you'll need to pay particular attention as it has to do with your lifetime achievements. Think of it as the pinnacle of your chart, where you learn all about your personal legacy. "The midheaven relates to our ambition and can be a good indicator to how our biggest achievements will occur in our life," astrologer Corina Crysler explained to Well+Good.

Neither a planet nor a sign, the midheaven is the highest point of your chart. Also known as the Medium Coeli, MC or Middle Sky, the midheaven is the Zodiac sign on the 10th House cusp of your birth chart. You'll therefore need your birth time, date, and place to calculate it accurately. Learning about your midheaven sign can be very helpful, particularly when it comes to reaching career goals (doubly so if you're feeling a bit rudderless at the moment).

Midheaven signs are all about life goals

As Live About notes, if your midheaven is in Aries, you may go through several big career changes during your life. You may be drawn to self-employment due to your strong desire to be the boss, or a leader in your field. Taurus, on the other hand, is a more secure, stable midheaven with good prospects for making money. They're talented both creatively and in business.

Those with a midheaven in Gemini boast gifts in several different arts-based disciplines, while their gift of the gab means sales come easily to them. They're also important communicators in society, while midheavens in Cancer are more intuitive and emotionally intelligent. They're easily trusted, making them a boon in public services. Midheaven Leos are commanding presences best suited to working in higher office since their over-the-top personalities bring necessary color to the boardroom. Virgos are more detail-oriented and do best with a stable, fixed routine. Their analyzing minds are best suited to research.

Career plans can be inspired by midheaven signs

Elite Daily advises those with a midheaven in Libra are focused on seeking balance, justice, and fairness so are best suited to work in law. Scorpios, meanwhile, turn their attention to giving a voice to the voiceless. Exposing society's ills is their life's work, and they're therefore well-suited to working in criminal psychology or even as detectives. Sagittarius midheaven types are constantly on the move and require a job that gives them the freedom to explore, such as a pilot or flight attendant.

Those with a midheaven in Capricorn are fully focused on getting the best job and making the most money — and will do anything to make that happen. Aquarius midheavens need freedom to do their job their way, and don't work well under the thumb. They'll even switch careers at a moment's notice. Finally, Pisces in midheaven means being intuitive above all else. They're on a different wavelength, and passion is more important than money, so careers in the arts are ideal.

Understanding your midheaven could inspire you to go after a career goal you thought was previously unattainable, giving you renewed confidence.