The 10th House picks up where the 9th House left off. The 10th brings a feeling of grounding as it looks at your career, prestige, and recognition.
The 10th describes how you want others to think of you – whether it's your boss and coworkers, distant relatives, or complete strangers. It describes how you behave in public and how you dress.
This astrology house and the planets in it describe how ambitious you are. Do you enjoy the spotlight? How do you want to be remembered after your death? How important are fame, awards, and recognition to you?
Sometimes it can take an entire lifetime to achieve the potential the 10th House describes for you. Sometimes it takes even longer as the 10th delves into how you will be perceived in this life and beyond.
Finally, the 10th House looks at your relationship with your mother and how that relationship shapes you and your behavior in life. A strong, supportive relationship might leave you feeling invincible, while a pushy mother with high expectations might leave you feeling like you have something to prove.
The 10th House's Natural Planetary Ruler and Astrology Sign: Saturn and Capricorn
Questions Answered by 10th House Astrology
- Do you want to be famous or infamous?
- What are your career ambitions?
- How do you want to be perceived by others?
- What is your relationship with your mother?
- How well do you get along with your boss?
Examples of How Tenth House Astrology Works
If you have Saturn in the 10th House, you may want to be a judge, teacher or politician. You want to be successful and are willing to work, long and hard to reach the top. However, success may not come to you until later in life.
If you have Jupiter, you may want to be a teacher, linguist, or flight attendant. Success comes easily to your in your career, which may lead you to become lazy. You likely have a lot of luck making friends and good connections to help you be successful.
If you have Mars, you may want to be an athlete, a police officer, or join the military. Success is very important to you. You want people to see you as strong and courageous, but you may have a tendency to come off as cold.
If you have many planets in the 10th, you are probably very ambitious. You likely want a lot of recognition and prestige.
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