Sunís annual transit of the 10th House tends to focus the attention on
career and lifestyle. At this time a person is concerned to ensure that he
is getting his due, whether this takes the form of money, status,
recognition or quality of life.
the Sun moves into H10 from H9, it may be that during the 10th House phase
a person will seek to make adjustments in his career and lifestyle which
reflect a new awareness gained during the 9th House phase. If he cannot
make any adjustments then he may begin to consider his choices at a more
the 10th House a person lays the foundations for his future and he expects
that the plans he makes during this period will have longevity. In
consequence, career and lifestyle matters at this time are turned over
with great deal of seriousness and regard to practicalities.
the Sun progresses into the 10th House a person becomes concerned with
incorporating into his career and lifestyle, the perspectives and areas of
interest indi≠cated by the natal placement of the Sun.
the movement is from the 9th House then a person may seek to establish
himself in the legal profession, in the church in some capacity or by
working overseas. If the movement is from the 11th House then this may be
the time in his life in which he builds a career or
his involvement in politics, or finds work with an
with idealistic intentions or a strong sense of esprit de coprs. The armed
forces, police force, NHS or Social Services exemplify such
10th House period of a personís life is one in which he seeks to lay
foun≠dations and build for a future within the
people with the natal Sun in either H9 or H11 do experience this movement
into H10 then they will appear markedly more conventional than those who's
Suns remain in the houses they occupied at birth.
year in which the Sun holds the M.C. usually marks a peak in a person's
Mercury moves into the 10th House it is likely to raise a host of issues
to do with choice of career and lifestyle. These may involve disagreements
and disputes with authority figures.
is generally a harassing and anxious time because Mercury, if unsupported
by other inner planets, does not give the energy to bring about change: it
simply focuses the mind on matters, which require attention. A sense of
receiving inadequate recognition or falling short of one's own goals is
common at this time.
Mercury progresses into the 10th House this tends to mean that regardless
of the house occupied by the Sun a person will have a very career
orientated perspective this time and will attempt to express the energy of
the Sun through his career and lifestyle.
Mercury natally is in either H9 or H11, then this may be the time in his
life in which he becomes respectively, a practical seeker or a practical
idealist. Mercuryís presence in the 10th House will ensure that he
retains a strong practical sense and a willingness to work with the
year, in which Mercury holds the M.C or conjuncts any planet in the 10th
House, marks a time in which the logistics of achieving his ambitions
requires special attention.
transit of Venus to the 10th House usually indicates a time of lucky
breaks in the career. It tends to be a time when a person receives
feedback about his achievements, which in turn makes him more ambitious
for himself and more receptive to opportunities.
breaks, which occur if H10 is tenanted, are likely to represent major
year in which Venus holds the M.C usually marks a high spot in a person's
career - and frequently his life - as it tends to indicate that he is
engaged in something to which he is able to give his commitment.
Venus progresses into the 10 House a person tends to enter a period of his
life in which he makes a considerable investment in his career. Usually
this investment will produce the desired results. A personís standard of
living tends to improve considerably during the progression of Venus
through the 10th House and he is given status and recognition.
person who has no career of his own is likely to benefit through his
partner. This may mean that looking after his partner is, effectively, his
Venus is operating through H10 love and career are usually bound together
in some way: whatever the circumstances a person will tend to love what he
is investing his time and energy in whether it be a career, a lifestyle,
or a partner.
Mars transits the 10th House a person usually ensures that changes are
made in the career or lifestyle which adequately
changes may produce turbulence, or be the product of turbulence, because
when working through the 10th House Mars is very determined and will not
automa≠tically defer to authority. Rows with bosses and authority figures
are common under this transit, which makes a person impatient with any
restraint on his advancement.
Mars moves into the 10th House a person becomes very determined in his
efforts to establish himself in whatever area he has chosen.
H10 is tenanted a person will make very significant advances during this
extent of his determination may well bring him into conflict with
authority figures and he may experience periods of acute frustration if he
feels his progress is being blocked. When operating through the House of
Capricorn Mars is disciplined, determined but not quiescent.
year in which Mars holds the M.C. is likely to be a particularly fraught
time. It will be a year in which a person puts an exceptional amount of
energy into trying to advance himself and the results of these efforts
will determine the future course of his life.
transit of Jupiter to the 10th House is as likely to make person reorient
himself as give him breaks in the field in, which, hitherto, he has
working through H10, Jupiter broadens a person range of interest's alerts
him to other areas and activities, which could be open to him.
he may come to a greater appreciation of his abilities, which may repay
him at some later time, Jupiter, when working through H10, rarely confers
the single-mindedness and dedication, which yields results in the House of
Capricorn. If anything he is susceptible to distractions and may make
decisions, which improve the quality of his life, but reduce its
Jupiter progresses into the 10th House, a person over time comes to adopt
a more relaxed attitude to his career and ambitions. During this period he
is increasingly concerned with quality of life and this may require him to
redefine his goals. During these years he may experiment with new careers
and increase his portfolio of achievements. If Jupiter is retrograde
either natally or by progression a person may come to apply increasingly
non-materialistic criteria to his career and lifestyle decisions.
noted under the transit, Jupiter, when working through the House of
Capricorn, tends not to dispose a person to remain upon the same path of
working steadily towards positions of greater authority and status. The
rewards and opportunities brought by Jupiter tend to be those of
experience and enhanced quality of life rather than promotion, and under
its influence a person frequently becomes less formally ambitious.
year in which Jupiter occupies the M.C tends to see him make yet another
new departure in his career or lifestyle. The effects of this move,
however, are likely to have considerable significance for his future.
transit of Saturn to the 10th House usually indicates a time in which the
career and the lifestyle are up for review.
Saturn approaches and eventually transits the M.C. a person commonly
experiences a period of difficulty in his work, or, if he is not working,
in sustaining the lifestyle which he has had up to that point.
difficulties and obstacles, which he faces at this time, tend to call into
question the viability or the desirability of whatever it is, in which, he
is engaged. The essential nature of those difficulties will be indicated
by the sign and house position of natal Saturn.
situations, which created difficulty at this time, are unlikely to resolve
by themselves. Action is required and any action taken at this time is
likely to resolve the situation in the short term but as Saturn moves on
through its own House the need to make further changes will become
apparent. Collectively the changes and adjustments made during the period
of a Saturn transit to H10 will make up a watershed and it will be
productive to the extent that a person finds the determination to face up
to and sort out the difficulties as they present themselves.
transit may also affect the health of a parent, most commonly the father,
or the relationship, which a person has with a parent or other authority
figure. Usually the upshot of such a situation will be the need to assume
a greater responsibility for his own life, if not that of the parent also.
Saturn moves through its own House by progression, it will indicate a
period in a personís life in which much time and effort will have to go
into the task of establishing himself in the career or lifestyle of his
situations, which he confronts at this time, which may cause him conside≠rable
difficulty, and which may frustrate his efforts to get on, will be mani≠festations
of this ĎSaturn Problemí i.e. indicated by the natal placement of his
Saturn. In order to succeed according to his own criteria he will have to
face up to and push through the limitations he places upon himself. The
obstacles - initially at least - are likely to be considerable and
depending upon the stage in a personís life in which this progression
occurs, may either make it difficult for him to get his foot upon the
ladder or even to find anything to which he is able to give his
commitment; if it occurs later then they may require him to rethink his
assumptions, ambitions and plans.
it is to establish, progress or to maintain his position Saturn will
demand time, patience and determined effort.
year, which Saturn holds the M.C., is likely to be a year of fierce oppo≠sition
from external forces in the form of either situations or personalities.
Meeting this challenge successfully does not always mean offering massive
resistance; it may involve instead stepping down, letting go and learning
to live by a different set of values.
transit of Uranus to the 10th House usually produces a marked change in
attitude towards conventional values, ambitions, and attitudes to
Uranus transits the M.C., a personís aim, almost invariably, is to make
himself more free. If he is employed, the focus of his efforts is likely
to be the demands of his job; if his lifestyle is supported by a partner
or by the parents then it is likely to be the price, which he is paying
for this arrangement
Uranus works by engendering a more reckless attitude. When it contacts the
M.C. a person may throw in a job, position or situation, without being too
clear about what is to follow, so strong is the desire to be free from
person who suppresses this desire may find that he loses his job or
livelihood anyway, through the actions of another, although this is
unusual. When Uranus crosses the M.C. the desire for freedom at this time
tends to be irrepressible.
it transits H10, after crossing the M.C., a person rarely regrets his
decision and works towards finding a formula, which will enable him to
fulfill those responsibilities, which he accepts. He cannot lose whilst
keeping himself as free as possible from irksome restrictions.
planets tenant H10, then this is likely to keep up the momentum. A person
who experiences this transit during his working life may opt for
self-employment or an employee may forgo promotion in order to place
limits on the commitment required of him.
Uranus moves into the 10th House by progression a personís attitude to
authority, conventional values, and his own career is likely to undergo
change. As the progression lasts a good longer than the transit the
process may be more gradual and less episodic, although if H10 is tenanted
there are likely to be specific situations, which accelerate the process.
year, which Uranus holds the M.C, will be marked by a specific development
designed to give a person the greater freedom, which he craves. As is the
case when Uranus transits the M.C. the developments, which occur, when
Uranus progresses to the Midheaven are likely to be the result of an
initiative rather than the result of the actions of another. As Uranus
advances on the M.C. a personís attitude towards authority figures,
including the parents, and to beliefs and values which give them their
status, is likely to become markedly more resistant and questioning.
a transit of Neptune to the 10th House a personís approach to his career
and the direction, which he is taking his life, tends to become more
idealistic and other-regarding. It is no longer enough for him to be
empire building for himself or simply conforming to conventional
expectations. At this time a person wants his life to be useful.
transiting Neptune moves into the 10th House from H9, it is frequently the
case, that this desire is the product of a spiritual wakening or a new
level of awareness. As Neptune advances on the M.C. a person may feel a
pronounced sense of futility and aversion, if his career does not give him
scope to exercise his beliefs, and he may sacrifice all that hitherto he
has worked towards in order to find a more congenial career or lifestyle.
changes which a person makes as transiting Neptune crosses the M.C.
frequently involve a loss of salary and status and whilst they may lead
him directly to the new work which he seeks, it is more likely that that
making a break with the old ways represents a step on the way. It may take
most of the period during which Neptune is transiting H10 for him to find
a formula, which enables him to meet his material responsibilities and
satisfy his ideals - if he finds it at all. When working through the House
of Capri≠corn Neptune can erode conventional standards and expectations
to the point that a person may become a dropout or a drifter.
effect produced as Neptune progresses through the 10th House is not
dissimilar to the transit in as much as it causes a person to question,
and frequently, to reject as heartless or inadequate, conventional values
and ambitions. Yet as Neptune will have started from or progressed through
H9 before reaching H10, a person may well have found an outlet for their
idealism in some kind of group,
or political party. So when Neptune moves into the 10th House, his concern
may be to establish a career or to earn a reputation for himself in his
area of interest rather than to find an outlet. A person experiencing the
progression through H10 therefore may well be operating within the
confines of a group rather than as a solo operator and his efforts in
consequence will tend to be more focused and better supported.
Neptune progresses through H10 a person has the task of integrating his
own efforts and ambitions with the aims and practices of the cause for
which he is working.
year when Neptune holds the M.C. usually indicates a time when he manages
to achieve a workable synthesis.
transit of Pluto to the 10th House has the effect of exposing a personís
emotional reactions to the idea and the reality of authority and authority
figures. Transiting Pluto moves into H10 from H9 i.e. after a period in
his life in which he is likely to have had to confront the idea of God and
those who claim authority in His name. In the 10th House he is likely to
face authority issues in the workplace, with the Establishment or with his
parents, especially the father. Wherever the issues arise they are likely
to evoke memories and expose patterns as formed during earlier encounters
with his father or other authority figures.
fear or ruthless ambition may come to light as the result of this transit
to the 10th House. When Pluto crosses the M.C. confrontation with an
authority figure, his employers or an Establishment body are to be
expected. Coming to understand and assimilate this experience may occupy
him for most of the time that Pluto remains in the 10th House. He may come
that he has a problem with authority in any form or he may come to
he is giving away his own power. For the future his attitude may be less
Pluto progresses into the 10th House a person confronts power and
authority issues as the result of experiences with employers or with
Establishment bodies, or through his own efforts to acquire a position of
authority. If Pluto natally is in the 12th House, incidents with employers
may bring to light emotional patterns formed as the result of abusive
parents who misused the power and status their position gave them. If
Pluto natally is in H9 then, during its progression through H10, a person
is likely to be concerned with the ideas which are used to validate
authority and the matter of indi≠vidual v. public interest. For such a
person the Ďpublic interestí may be a sinister concept and he may feel
fearful when confronting people who claim to act in its name.
Alternatively he himself may use the Ďpublic interest' as a means of
justifying his own craving for power and status. The year in which Pluto
holds the M.C. will mark the culmination of this matter. A person may face
a showdown with authority or may step down from a position of authority,
the holding of which he can no longer justify.
occurrences are possible the year Pluto occupies the most elevated point
of the horoscope.
monthly passage of the Moon through the 10th House is a time when a person
focuses on career and lifestyle issues. This transit disposes him to take
the steps and the moves, which will bear fruit at some stage in the
approach at this time is usually disciplined and a person tends to be more
disposed to accept responsibility and to deal with authority figures and
the Moon moves through H10 by progression a personís focus tends to be
his career, which, in all probability, he will attempt to adjust or
reorient to reflect the change in values, and priorities, which occurred
during the Moonís 10th House period.
Moonís 10th House period is a practical time and one in which enormous
effort is required, if a new direction is to be established on a firm
footing. A number of adjustments and revisions may need to be made to the
formula, which a person is trying to work with.
person who does not make any changes of significance in his work or his
lifestyle at the end of the Moonís 9th House period may use the 10th
House period to try and make adjustments in his existing career, to make
it more acceptable to him.
the Moon reaches the closing degrees of the 10th House he will confront a
situa≠tion, which will tell him whether he has succeeded, or whether
further, more far-reaching changes are necessary.
person who has been engaged in building a new career or lifestyle during
the Moonís 10th House period is likely to find, as the Moon progresses
through the closing degrees of the house, either a formula that works or
be presented with the evidence that his plans in their existing form