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midheaven

[mid-hev-uh n] /mɪdˈhɛv ən/
noun, Astrology.
1.
the point of a horoscope corresponding to the zenith: the cusp of the tenth house.
Origin of midheaven
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; mid- + heaven
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  • These are the directions of the planets to the two Significators, the midheaven and Ascendant.

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  • The sun was almost in midheaven, and the daily siesta was beginning in some parts of the city.

  • The Sun and midheaven also signify the father, and the Moon has general signification of the mother.

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  • It corresponds to a particular degree of the Zodiac which is in the midheaven at the given time of birth.

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  • If the degree on the midheaven receives good aspects from the major planets, the position will be honourable and secure.

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  • Venus in the midheaven gives social elevation and lifts a person above the sphere of birth.

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British Dictionary definitions for midheaven

Midheaven

/ˈmɪdˈhɛvən/
noun (astrology)
1.
the point on the ecliptic, measured in degrees, that crosses the meridian of a particular place at a particular time. On a person's birth chart it relates to the time of birth MC
2.
the sign of the zodiac containing this point
Word Origin
C16: initials MC represent Latin medium caeli middle of the sky
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