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midheaven

[ mid-hev-uhn ]

noun

, Astrology.
  1. the point of a horoscope corresponding to the zenith: the cusp of the tenth house.


Midheaven

/ ˈmɪdˈhɛvən /

noun

  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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of midheaven1

First recorded in 1585–95; mid- + heaven
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Word History and Origins

Origin of midheaven1

C16: initials MC represent Latin medium caeli middle of the sky
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Example Sentences

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

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

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

These are the directions of the planets to the two Significators, the Midheaven and Ascendant.

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

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