2. YOUR UNIQUE CAREER SKILLS
The Midheaven is the highest point in your astrology chart. If you look at your chart as you would a clock, the sign located at 12:00 is your Midheaven. It represents the most publicly seen part of you. It reveals the style that will empower you to take charge and create success in any aspect of your life. It is the key to being a Manifestor.
The sign on your Midheaven is a compass you can follow. These are the qualities that need to be integrated and expressed in your personality for you to be successful. For example: if you have a Gemini Midheaven. Gemini rules the art of communicating information, expressing what is on your mind, and seeking another person’s viewpoint. Thus going in the direction of open communication in love, partnership, work, money, family, etc. is the key to being successful in each area.
Successful outcomes occur in those areas of your life in which you keep talking! You achieve recognition by openly communicating your own opinions and ideas, and by listening to other people’s perspectives. Self-censorship is thus replaced with the healthy disclosure of whatever thoughts and feelings are arising at the moment. Open communication is your key.
It can be scary at first since there are underlying feelings of “not knowing what to say” and the fear that revealing yourself could lead to a loss of freedom. In fact, the opposite is true. When you openly communicate your thoughts and feelings, you gain the freedom to change your mind. Keep your communication on a factual – not a theoretical – level. As you share the facts of what you are experiencing, others will be able to “hear” you better. Asking questions and gaining more information from others gives you the data you need to find logical solutions that work for everyone.
This exchange of information is invigorating for you! “Truth” – on the level of daily relationships – is simply a willingness to disclose your genuine perceptions and feelings, rather than stifle them in the hope that somehow silence will resolve the situation. In personal relationships, communicating without self-censoring is your key to success. When in doubt, don’t get quiet, get chatty! Pick up the phone and start the communication ball rolling.
Happiness enters into every area of your life where you replace an attitude of “being right” with the simple joy of sharing different perspectives and ideas.
YOUR ACHILLES HEEL
There is a tendency to give in to fears of losing the safety of your role as “the teacher,” of releasing your perennial, purposeful, philosophical perspective on the “the way things are.” This stance of righteousness leads others to put little stock in your lofty thoughts. Seeking to communicate only with those who can “understand you” results in isolation within a set of philosophical beliefs that are of no significance to anyone, not even yourself. To be secure in your inner foundation, you may feel the need for others to concede that you are “right” in your perception of life. An urge to prove your intellectual superiority can launch you into philosophical battles in which nobody wins.
Conversely, when you cannot justify negative emotions as being “right” in your belief system, you may withhold what you are really thinking or feeling. When excessive pride keeps you from communicating your insecurities and upsets, this appearance of aloofness creates insecurity in those who wish to relate to you on intimate levels. As a consequence, you believe your security is based on being able to account for every aspect of your behavior within your belief system, on justifying your ideas and actions by the “rightness” of your philosophy. This self-righteous stance creates a ponderous feeling that is difficult for even you to bear, and a sense of being isolated from others by your basic outlook.
Happiness enters into every area of your life where you replace “being right” with an attitude of openness to and enjoyment of differing perspectives and ideas. Curiosity is your friend. When communication is based on lightness and an easy sharing of thoughts that spontaneously occur to you, cheerfulness enters your life, along with an ease in keeping the flow of verbal exchanges with others flowing back and forth. Letting go of the need to “be right” before revealing your thoughts and ideas leaves you free to communicate fully with others.
You effectively become a teacher through your willingness to share ideas with others even though you may not have, in advance, been aware of what information they gained from you. Thus you allow others (and yourself) to learn and grow. Factual communication, far from depriving you of your freedom, confers the ability to change your mind.
Ease and joy enter every area of your life where you are willing to welcome fresh new perspectives, where you maintain openness and non-attachment to expressing the thoughts that occur to you in diverse situations. Happiness comes when you relate to all sorts of people, familiar and unfamiliar, taking interest in their ideas and perspectives. Social ease ensues as a byproduct of the spontaneous communication of your thoughts – without attachment or investment in them, or the need to “be right” – in response to existing and emerging situations.
YOUR “HOME BASE”
Your early environmental conditioning was in many ways very positive and expansive, prompting you to exercise the freedom to pursue your own path to truth. Abundance, in some way, was part of the picture. Quite probably, one of your parents seemed “bigger than life.”
There may have been strong beliefs and philosophies in your family about “how life is,” including who you should be and what you should be doing. Perhaps there was a moralistic element to things, leading to your belief in adult life that in order to be “safe,” you have to be “right.” In some ways, communication may have been censored so that only certain kinds of conversation were acceptable. This carries forward into the present as a reticence to openly communicate with others, out of fear that your thoughts may be unacceptable or invalidated.
Spiritual and religious past lives are indicated here, as well as a natural feeling of good luck due to Life itself supporting you. You have an innate optimism, a positive attitude, and an abiding trust that somehow, some way, things will work out just fine.
GOOD CAREER CHOICES
The sign ruler of your 10th House cusp determines what profession is most suited to you and will make you happiest. Let the following descriptions “trigger” in you an intuitive recognition of the career that is right for you.
Your 10th House is ruled by GEMINI, and you are happiest in a career where you can communicate ideas. This could be writing, teaching, publishing, sales, or marketing. Gemini also relates to fields involving the Internet and spreading information through the media.
You do best in a profession where your opportunity to grow intellectually is unlimited. Your most satisfying profession is one that requires the use of logic, fact-gathering, and information sharing. As a “people” person, you can tap into your flirtatious qualities, enjoy being right there in the moment, and lighten the mood of others.
Self-contentment is assured through allowing the world to see you as interesting and interested, cheerful and able to lightheartedly relate to a multiplicity of challenges, people and situations.