The Midheaven and the IC
The Midheaven or MC is the highest point in a chart. In
Even though the Midheaven doesn't provide much information about the personality, it is vital in understanding someone's life because it pertains to social roles, your public life, your relationship with authority, and status. Since it rules the cusp of the tenth house, which is concerned with an individual's professional life and career, the Midheaven also helps define what a person does for a living.
“Perhaps the most important attribute of the Midheaven,” writes Robert Hand, “is that it helps to identify what people need to do with their lives in order to grow.” In other words, if the MC defines the externalization of the self, then the IC, as its opposite, represents the internalized self. The IC concerns the roots laid down in early childhood.
Any planet that is placed closely to the cusps of the first, fourth, seventh, or tenth houses — the four angles — manifests with considerable strength. In the chart in
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