The 10th House

About the 10th House

The Tenth House represents the highest point in the sky planets can travel during the day (in the northern hemisphere, this is in the southern sky.)

Because this area of the sky contains the planets and stars that are the most elevated at the time, it also has to do with the highest potential of that moment. (And yes, the pun is most definitely intended.)

So it’s related to your “calling,” in other words your vocation, or purpose in the world. It’s your status or reputation; nowadays we also relate it to your career.

10th House Astrology Keywords

People: Bosses, the public, decision-making authorities, those who enforce the law, parents (traditionally, the mother)

Places: Workplaces, public spaces

Things: Occupation, public status, vocation, career, reputation, fame, aims, ambition, fulfillment, honors, accomplishments, authority, the future, advancements

Modern & Hellenistic Astrology’s Planetary and Zodiac Correlations 

There is often confusion as you go deeper into the symbolism of the Astrological houses for there are a plethora of approaches to interpreting them. Modern Astrologers commonly refer to the “Natural House System” opposed to the ancient Hellenistic Astrological approach of using what are called the “Planetary Joys”. To learn more about the nuances and details of the Twelve Astrological Houses click here.

Natural House (Modern): Saturn

Natural House Zodiac Sign (Modern): Capricorn

Planetary Joy (Hellenistic): None

Ancient name (Hellenistic): “Culminating Angle” / Midheaven

Mode/Quadrant: Angular (first)

Sample Questions Answered by the 10th House

  • What is my vocation, my work in the world?
  • How do I contribute to society?
  • How do I earn respect?
  • How do I relate to authority?

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