10th House Astrology
A Guide To The Zodiac’s Tenth House
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Let’s take a look at the tenth house.
- 10th House Meaning
- Planets In The 10th House
- 10th House Through The Signs
10th House Meaning In Astrology
Tenth House Of Astrology- What Is It?
The Tenth House is the House of status, honour, community power, prestige, reputation, and professional career. In our society, this includes financial success, but only as it relates to community power and prestige. It’s not about gaining “material stuff” as it is in the 2nd house. The 10th house wants success for the sake of honour and social status.
The tenth house of astrology is related to the career and reputation of a person. This house influences the status, name and fame of a person. The person want to get succeeded but with honour and respect. Respect is the most important thing to a person. This house also tells about the character and health of some body parts up to some extent.
This house includes social foundations (as opposed to personal home foundations in the 4th), recognition, personal achievements, social responsibilities, sense of duty, authority figures, politicians. This House encompasses the most public areas of one’s life and the career that you grow into, as opposed to daily work and odd jobs ruled by the 6th House.
As with the 4th House, astrologers are divided over whether the 10th House rules one’s mother or father. Those that say the 4th House rules the mother, say the 10th House rules the father, and vice versa. What is clear is that the 4th House rules the nurturing, home-body parent, while the 10th House rules the public, success-focused parent (the parent who “wears the pants”).
As with the other angular houses, any planets in this house are very important. Planets in the 10th house, the sign on the cusp of the 10th house, and its ruling planet will greatly influence your career and your general reputation in public.
10th HOUSE FACTS
House Ruler: Saturn
Word Summary of how your career and social status develop, depending on what Zodiac sign you have in the 10th House:
- Aries – Challenge
- Taurus – Secure
- Gemini – Easy
- Cancer – Emotional
- Leo – Prominent
- Virgo – Deliberate
- Libra – Fair
- Scorpio – Unsettling
- Sagittarius – Independent
- Capricorn – Ambitious
- Aquarius – Contemplated
- Pisces – Worrying
Word Summary of how career events appear if you have a planet in your 10th House:
- Sun – Consistently
- Moon – Longing
- Mercury – Negotiations
- Venus – Agreement
- Mars – Competition
- Jupiter – Opportunity
- Saturn – Authority
- Uranus – Competence
- Neptune – Imagination
- Pluto – Upheaval
What Body Parts Are Related To The Tenth House Of Astrology?
Yes, the tenth house influences the health of a person. This house controls the health of lower body parts. The problems and diseases related to joints and thighs
What Relations Are Affected By The TENTH House Of Astrology?
The tenth house affects the relations of a person with those who he or she professionally works with. It affects the relations with colleagues, co-workers and customers. It also affects the relationship of a person with his or her father and mother.
Planets In The 10th House
Planets In The Tenth House
This house is ruled by the planet Saturn. Both brings some good changes and chances in life. Following is what different planets bring to the tenth house of astrology :-
- Sun In 10th House
- Moon In 10th House
- Mercury In 10th House
- Venus In 10th House
- Mars In 10th House
- Jupiter In 10th House
- Saturn In 10th House
- Uranus In 10th House
- Neptune In 10th House
- Pluto In 10th House
Sun In 10th House
Your ego seems to be consistently hurt, and it might seem that making a name for yourself out in the world is the best way to fix it. You are not confident by nature, but you are a hard-worker and very good at completing what you start, and you do believe in your abilities. You work meticulously on your career as if your life depends on it. This does not mean that you crave fame, by any means. You crave stability and respect from people, as you may not have gotten it in your home, unless you were performing or working for your family. Some people with this placement believe that they are inherently lazy, which can be true if aspected by Neptune, but you are never without a purpose in your mind of where you should be. In fact, you are ALWAYS envisioning where you should be, so don’t forget to enjoy the present. The Sun shines the brightest in the 10th, you just might need some time to build up your life, before you get to the recognition you so desire.
Moon In 10th House
Your mother might have worked a lot, or you saw her as the one who took care of business and paid the bills. Your father was either MIA, or more of the stay-at-home type–yes both extremes can play out here. By putting the moon (or the mother sign) in the father’s domain (the 10th House), you are taking away from the father’s “usual duty” as man or king of the house. Your mother might have also acted like a child in many ways, so instead of having your own emotions nurtured, you were supporting an adult’s emotions–this would cause you to be an emotionally stunted adult. You tend to wear your heart on your sleeve in the workplace and also on social media (Sometimes you just can’t help but publicly air out all your grievances to get the emotional support from the unknown internet masses and then crawl into your little hole, immediately after). People might find you to be dramatic and overly-sensitive, which is great if you are an actor, but not so great for the 9-5 or fast paced environment. The moon is moody, and in the House of your career, will make your career life moody or unstable as well–you will most likely have many different careers in your lifetime. You might also “emotionally rage-quit” or abruptly leave a workplace when you should just stick it out, and see it what comes of it. Learning to balance your career life with your emotional life is an important obstacle that you will eventually overcome.
Mercury In 10th House
You pretty much will lead the way in any career you choose, with your expansive mind and proficient communication skills. You tend to gravitate toward a profession where you can analyze, organize and speak freely. You take your public image very seriously, but are not always “career oriented.” You spend a lot of time thinking of ways you could be viewed in the world, and that doesn’t always relate to money or what kind of job you’re going to have. Public relations, public speaking, and careers that keep expanding your mind or allow you to work with your hands, will bring you the most happiness.
Venus In 10th House
Venus in the 10th is
Mars In 10th House
Mars in the 10th will demand authority, even if no one is trying to take it from them. You are in competition at all times for the top spot in your career and will sometimes take it before asking, which can get you in trouble. You consider yourself to be an opportunist, though others may see you as a bully. Having Mars in your 10th could be the result feeling put down by many people as a child, and deciding that you would never allow anyone to do that again, so it can be a little overcompensating. Be careful not to blame the authority figures in your adult life, for hurting you in your childhood. Mars is actually pretty happy in the 10th, when you can learn to tame the beast within, and allow your ambition to come shining through at the right times.
Jupiter In 10th House
This is not considered the luckiest placement, though it seems that many people with an extreme amount of fame have this: Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian, Steve Jobs, etc. Because the 10th house is ruled by Saturn, Jupiter is restricted there, and the kind of fame and career expansion that you will
The downside of Jupiter in the 10th obviously being that you are always under a microscope no matter what public position you hold, the upside is that if you live life well and full, you will continue to grow happily in the public eye. You may feel that you are a late bloomer, but if you allow yourself to stick it out and work steadily, there will be no stopping you.
Saturn In 10th House
Saturn is at home in the 10th house, so it’s not as terrible as you might expect. Slow and steady wins the race here, but not all of you are late bloomers–most of the time you hit your high notes earlier, as dealing with your karma is a necessity, and in the 10th house requires a career to do so. You might have learned hard work since childhood. Since Saturn is the father planet, and the 10th is opposing the 4th house of your mother, you could feel that your father and mother didn’t get along, which could have caused you inner turmoil and depression at a young age–Growing up too soon/getting your child self into adult situations. A lot of Saturn in the 10th natives seem to be overtly sexual, as if they are trying to push past their public restriction, and you know, they probably grew up too soon. Your resilience in whatever career you choose and not avoiding your lessons, no matter how embarrassing they might be, will show your strength and unrivaled ambition.
Uranus In 10th House
Uranus might get a neck
Neptune In 10th House
Speculation about your career is a common game people play: Did she or did she not sleep with the boss to land her position? There’s a lot about you that people will make up to fill in the blanks, after all the Midheaven is your public image, and Neptune creates illusion. This can also work in your favor, as most people are expecting you to project yourself one particular way, and fail to see your next move completely. In your own career life, you can feel lost and directionless. You believe there is a strong purpose for your life, but you can’t even begin to figure out what it is. If you trust that you have a greater and almost heavenly purpose, instead of a normal and worldly life planned out for you, your life will evolve on it’s own and will eventually allow you to access your greatest dreams.
Pluto In 10th House
PPluto is the planet of transformation, and so it might feel as though you go through many different careers changes in life, as well as discover new life purposes every time a certain “destiny” is reached. Your public image could go through a severe death, but will get miraculously brought back to life, in a different place and time. Since Pluto is very chaotic and destructive, it also shows where you desire the most control, and so it’s not uncommon for you to hold on to a career for dear life, only to have it ripped from you by the universe. Since the 10th house is cultivated around 7 years old, you could have decided at a young age that you would one day own an empire, and are now waiting impatiently for that time to come where you get to own your power over the masses.