The Midheaven () is the cusp of the tenth house of the natal chart, and is one of the angles of a chart. It is found at the very top of the chart, and it is the most public point in our chart. It relates to our career or “life path” and suggests our social standing and reputation.
The Midheaven is one of the four angles of the chart. The other three are the Imum Coeli (IC – directly opposite the Midheaven), the Ascendant (ASC), and the Descendant (DSC).
The Midheaven represents our most visible achievements in the eyes of society, our public “face” (as opposed to our more personal “face” at the Ascendant), our accomplishments, and our overall sense of responsibility and standing in the world/society.
The Midheaven is the cusp of the tenth house, and is often represented in its abbreviated form: MC.