[mid-hev-uh n]

noun Astrology.

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

Origin of midheaven

First recorded in 1585–95; mid- + heaven
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Historical Examples of midheaven

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



  • 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.



  • 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.



British Dictionary definitions for midheaven


noun astrology

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 birthAbbreviation: MC
the sign of the zodiac containing this point

Word Origin for Midheaven

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