10th House

The public life
Reputation, perception, role, career
How & where you achieve your ambitions

The next 30° of sky that become visible over the eastern horizon from 18-20 hours after birth (or from the moment a chart is drawn up) is called the Tenth House. This house is counterpart to the house of “the private life,” and is the house of “the public life.” Called “Regnum” or “Kings” in Latin, this house is all about your rank, reputation, and honour. This house covers your public persona and your role in society (as opposed to within your family/private friend groups). The leading edge of this house also signifies the Midheaven (sometimes noted as MC on birth charts), which is an important point in career chart readings. Any planet that may occupy this house exerts its influence on your career and reputation. If there are no planets in this house, it may indicate that you don’t spend a lot of conscious energy in this part of your life, that things in this sector flow without needing extra effort, or that you aren’t working on major life lessons in this area during your current lifetime.