What does 10th House Lord in First House in Astrology Mean?

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What does 10th House Lord in First House in Astrology Mean (Tenth House Ruler in 1st House)?


Since the topic of finding your best career options according to practical astrology has been a hot topic here, I decided to give you a little more details on this matter.

So, I am starting a new blog post series dedicated on the Midheaven lords and their placement in the astrological houses. This will give you more information and some nuances in your path of finding a better job and improving your social status!

Before we begin this journey, you can start by following these steps:

  1. Find your birth chart or if you do not have one yet, here are the detailed instructions how to create it for FREE! ==> Astrology Career Guidance
  2. Check the zodiac sign which is on the cusp of the tenth house (also known as Medium Coeli)
  3. Check the position of the 10th house ruler in the birth chart.

If you are not familiar with those, here is a list of all of them:

  • Aries is ruled by Mars (♂)
  • Taurus is ruled by Venus (♀)
  • Gemini is ruled by Mercury (☿)
  • Cancer is ruled by Moon (☽)
  • Leo is ruled by Sun (☉)
  • Virgo is ruled by Mercury (☿)
  • Libra is ruled by Venus (♀)
  • Scorpio is ruled by Pluto (♇)
  • Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter (♃)
  • Capricorn is ruled by Saturn (♄)
  • Aquarius is ruled by Uranus (♅)
  • Pisces is ruled by Neptune (♆)

For example, if Sagittarius is on the cusp of the tenth house, you will be looking at the placement of Jupiter.

What is tenth house in astrology?

I briefly mentioned this in the previous blog series, but for the sake of this article I will mention a little more details.

Tenth house in astrology is also called Midheaven, Medium Coeli (or MC for short) and it is the highest point in our natal charts. This in and of itself symbolizes or highest expression – the potential for our largest and biggest achievements. This house is naturally ruled by Capricorn and Saturn, and thus the main focus here is ambition, achievements, honor, material gains, and our social status.

Midheaven in astrology is where we can see one of the parents (usually the father) and everything connected to power, reputation, the drive for fame and fortunes, business endeavors, your employer, and the government.

The tenth house is also where we can take peek at our potential for professional development and our best career options, and our work environment.

Remember that since this house is naturally governed by Saturn, in most cases all of these areas unfold and develop after the age of 30 (after the first Saturn revolution). You can read more on this topic HERE. ==> Saturn Return Career Change

So, if you are looking for a radical job change into something more fulfilling, this simple astrological report may give you a little more clarity!

What does the Midheaven lord in first house in astrology mean?

After you have read the information on the zodiac sign which represents your Midheaven, now you can take a look at the position of the 10th house lord.

In our case today, we will be looking at 10th house ruler in the 1st house in the birth chart.

This means that the two houses are connected and we need to dive into the area of the first house.

The 1st house in astrology is also known as our ascendant or our identity in front of the world, or ego and our self-esteem. The sign here will influence how other people see us. This is one of the most important areas in our natal chart right after our zodiac sign (the sign in which the Sun is placed).

The first house shows how we express ourselves, our individuality, some natural talents and inclinations, our body and physical features, and how we take care of our appearance.

So, 10th lord in the first house will deeply influence your personality. All the characteristics of the Medium Coeli will be part of your persona and how you present yourself in front of the world.

You may be extremely ambitious but remember that this placement may mean that your success and social status will be the result of your own efforts. Also, it is possible that fame and being in the spotlight is extremely important to you. For example, lots of actors, politicians, entertainers, and influencers have this aspect in their charts.

The keys here are ambition and others see you as ambitious and driven. Everything about your self-presentation shows your passion and drive towards the career you have chosen to follow. Your appearance is accordance to your job or profession and being an authority in your field (and being perceived as an authority) is extremely important to you! You need to look professional no matter what you do. I won’t be too surprised if you always have your business cards wherever you go, even in informal events. 😀

And finally, since the tenth house represents the father, it is very possible that your career choice and your personality may be deeply influenced by your father. In this placement we can see children who look like their fathers in almost every area – physical appearance, work,  and social status.

All the other circumstances and more details will be determined by the exact planet which rules the Midheaven and all the aspects it makes with the other stars and celestial bodies in the birth chart!

I hope that was helpful, if you want to learn more, you can check my favorite books on this topic! ↓↓↓

Jan Spiller’s The Astrology of Success
Jan Spiller’s Astrology for the Soul
Vol. 1 of The Only Way to Learn Astrology
Vol. 2 of The Only Way to Learn Astrology
Vol. 3 of The Only Way to Learn Astrology

Still confused about your career path? Here’s something even better than astrology!

Several years ago I found an awesome self-development system created by Ra Uru Hu called Human Design and life was never the same!

This is the perfect amalgam of traditional Western astrology, the Chinese I Ching system, Quantum Physics, Spirituality, the Law of Attraction, etc.

But be warned! Human design gives you practical day-to-day suggestions for making the best most accurate life decisions in the realms of love, relationships, money, career, food, sleep patterns, our unique energetic mechanics, etc. It is absolutely amazing!

You can also check some awesome books to get you started – the Human design bible by Lynda Bunnell which is approved by the creator of the system himself – Ra Uru Hu, and the insights shared by Karen Curry as well!

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