The Tenth House
The Tenth House
The Tenth House
your life's legacy
your life's legacy
The 10th house is located at the highest point above the horizon, the pinnacle of the chart, the top of your personal sky. It is referred to as "The Temple of Glory" and is associated with your public reputation, social standing and career. This is the place where you earn your honors and the place you receive your applause. On a personal level, planets in the 10th house show how and for what skills you will be known in society. It shows where your calling lies and what legacy you will leave behind.
The Sun in the 10th house ties the person’s sense of self with their public status. It creates ambitious individuals who can achieve great social standing in life. The root of one’s identity is tied to the way they appear to be to the world at large, the role they play in society. There is a great focus on the legacy that this person will leave behind and as a result such people can be quite hard on themselves.
A 10th house Sun ties the individual’s sense of identity to the public perception of them so there is a heightened sensitivity to criticism or to being given the cold shoulder.
One possible problem with this placement is that your life might be too exposed to the public. A person with such placement might have a hard time hiding from the attention. Mistakes are also noticed and talked about.
Overall, this placement comes with the potential for great success but also with the need to be careful because everything you do gets noticed.
A Moon in the 10th house creates a person who will be known in society primarily for their family-like warmth. They will be perceived as emotional rocks on which others in their community can rely on. It is likely that they will be involved with roles that require motherly attitude towards members of society. They might be social workers or nurses.
The sense of emotional stability for these people comes from their relationship with the community, one that is based on care and loving. The Moon, remember, is at home in the third house of community. The 10th house is about how you are seen by society. With this placement you will be seen as someone who unites society through care and compassion. That's the role that makes you find emotional equilibrium.
Mercury is about the cold, facts-loving, rational mind. In the 10th house of career and public image, it creates people who will approach their reputation and career with a strategic mind. This is a great placement for public relations professionals or people who work in election politics. The individual will make careful, strategic choices about where to work, what kind of companies to work for and what kind of roles to take on. Even if they have a career in some artistic, emotional or spiritual field, they will still build their resume with a rational approach.
They will be seen as great researchers and as being very talented at digging up information. Their mental abilities will be on display. They might have a career in Mercurial fields such a communication, writing, content production. Talent for public speaking is also indicated with this placement.
On the negative side, people with this placement might be seen as cold and scheming.
Venus in the 10th house brings diplomacy, manners and poise to the house of public image. These people will be involved in professions that give off these vibes such as fashion, home decor, advertising, gallery and museum managers, diplomats, brokers. In the minds of the public, these people will be related to the Venusian themes of harmony, beauty, luxury and a financially-comfortable situation in life.
People with this placement will be seen as peacemakers and fair judges of conflicts. Venus is about partnerships so this person might rise to prominence because of a partnership. They will be seen as the person who can get along with everyone, who can talk to anyone, who can charm anyone, as someone whose words are balanced, as someone great at building connections.
Fashion style that is perceived as gentle, feminine and inextricably linked to the person's manners is common. In some way, these people's finances might also be in focus and information about heir money might be exposed to the public.
Mars in the 10th house creates individuals that need to be seen as warriors or protectors. They might be fighters literally, they might work for the police or to be soldiers in the army, they may be security guards, wrestler-entertainers or fitness instructors. However, they might also be fighters in the figurative sense of the word - they may be lawyers, politicians, lobbyist, campaigners.
They are drawn to roles that allow them to be strong, confident, aggressive but in a productive way, in away that doesn't land them in jail. Their worst nightmare is to be seen as weak and losing. They love to be heroes and saviors, and they would love to appear that way as a result of some fight.
In terms of transits and destiny, Mars is the smaller malefic so physical accidents as well as one-off explosive events that cause problems for the individual can occur.
Jupiter is the planet of expansion, it sees further beyond anyone else, it thinks grander than anyone else, and the 10th house is the most exposed placed in the chart. It is the part of your personal sky where you are seen by everyone. With Jupiter here, it is likely that you will be perceived as a bohemian, as someone with an open heart and an open mind who is welcoming of everyone. You might be known to the community with your travels abroad or your skills at foreign languages. You might be perceived as someone easy-going and optimistic.
This placement also creates people who feel comfortable with the spotlight. They are not shy to do big things in public. They might rise to prominence within the community because of their foreign language skills or knowledge of foreign cultures or publishing.
Jupiter brings blessings and in the 10th house it suggests that the person will be popular, possibly as the one uniting everyone else, the person everyone goes to for something sooner or later. Jupiter unites and the 10th house is the house of public image so you will be seen as a uniting figure.
Saturn in the 10th house will illuminate for the public the person's hard work. This individual will be seen as someone working hard for recognition, maybe even too hard. Saturn is where we have no luck, in fact we are so unlucky that we have to work twice even three times harder than anyone else. We fail more, we have to deal with problems that no one else has to deal with. The situation is so bad that we can't just block this part of our lives out and forget about it. You have no choice but to get good at this. And your efforts eventually pay off. Usually after the first Saturn return. Until then, this is an area of constant set-backs that might make you feel like you are doomed. Once you learn the lessons, you are already so skilled at navigating all possible problems that you can become the greatest.
Fatherly leadership positions are suggested with this placement. With Saturn here you will be seen as the person who holds it all together, who establishes the rules of the road. Strict, serious, no BS, mature, the rock to lean on in times of hardships.
Uranus in the 10th house people will be seen as innovators, as people who bring about change in society in some shape or form. They will give off a cold, detached vibe but people will turn to them when old ways fail them, and some innovative solution is needed.
There is a risk that this person's opinions will rub society the wrong way. Fame or notoriety can be indicated. People with this placement might become famous in an unusual way, not for their career or role in society, but for private matters or something that wouldn't normally be in the view of the community.
Sudden changes in the public’s opinion of this individual is commonplace. When natal Uranus gets hit by a transiting outer planet, this indicates great shifts in the public standing of this person. They will often give off the vibe of outcasts and of people travelling a road no one else is on. In some way their public image might be related to science, the cosmos or technology.
Deciding on a career and sticking with it can be incredibly difficult for those with Neptune in their 10th house.
On the negative side, Neptune here can make a person known for their scattered emotions or moodiness. They might be perceived as lacking discipline, motivation and direction. Inability to create a plan and stick to it can create a sense of helplessness which can result in a tendency towards escapism. Problems with alcohol and substance abuse can come to view. In some cases the public might think of people with his placement as being gullible and naïve.
On the bright side, if people with this placement choose a career in spirituality or the arts or water, sea and the ocean, they can be very successful and thrive. Neptune is about illusions so the movie industry, photography, cinematography are popular fields for these natives.
Pluto in the 10th house will give you an aura of ruthlessness and mystery. Everyone and everything can be sacrificed for the cause you have your eyes on. With Pluto there is a great determination to succeed. There is also a deep search for meaning in life so the causes that these people fight for so ruthlessly are unlikely to be purely egoistical and are likely to have a much deeper purpose. They can be so focused on something that they can become obsessed.
Any career field that involves investigating secrets, uncovering truths about those in power, psychoanalysis, finance, surgery will be attractive to people with this placement. They will be seen as trusting no one and having no weak spots.
The key to understanding this placement is to remember that Pluto for all it intensity and drama has a deep appreciation for the truly deeply important things in life. Pluto is on a constant quest for meaning so it is unlikely that these people will utilize their Plutonian energy for a shallow short-term opportunism.
Their biggest fear is betrayal, and throughout their lives they take great measures to protect themselves.