Find your *RISING* sign, below (NOT your Sun sign!) to read about the career type that most likely aligns to the 10th House of Career in your chart. If you’re not sure what your rising sign is, use this short tutorial to find out.
Career Direction by Rising Sign
If you are Aries rising, you have Capricorn in your 10th House. This indicates that you are likely ready to climb to the top of an existing organization or simply start your own business- either way, you get to be boss! Whether literally ‘the boss’ or not, you tend to take on responsibility in your career and have a long-term goal. You are willing to put in effort to get where you are going. Saturn’s placement in your chart will tell you more.
If you are Taurus rising, you have Aquarius in the 10th House. This can point to careers in technology or in doing something ‘for the team’ or for humanity, itself! You may be a visionary in your field, able to see beyond what exists already to what could be in the future. You are a strong team player, though may seem aloof to others you work with as you require space to process all of your big ideas. Saturn in your chart will further elucidate your particular tendencies.
If you are Gemini rising, you have Pisces in the 10th House. This can indicate a career in creative media industries like film or music, a career as another type of creative, or highly compassionate or spiritual work. Alternatively—or in addition—the quality of the career or workplace may be very ‘watery’ and full of emotion or a dreamlike quality. You may merge with your work or with your boss and may also be a dreamer extroardinaire when it comes to career options. Looking to your Jupiter for further clarity will help you define how to use this energy.
If you are Cancer rising, you have Aries in the 10th House. You may be a go-getter and may take on or be appointed to leadership positions. It’s possible that you work in a ‘martial’ field, like sports or the military. Wherever you find yourself, you approach your career with zest and may even begin numerous careers during your lifetime, as the new can be very exciting to you. Look to Mars in your chart for further refinement of these introductory ideas.
If you are Leo rising, you have Taurus in the 10th House. You may have a career in beauty, food, or other natural, lovely fields. It’s possible that how things look is important in your work and you may be known for a visual—or other sense-based—contribution. You’ll likely be interested in growing something, whether that’s your own career stability or literal trees can depend on how your chart is put together. Look to your Venus placement for more insight!
If you are Virgo rising, you have Gemini in the 10th House. This can indicate a career in communications. Things like writing, speaking, or teaching are all candidates for this outward energy. You may have more than one role in your career or even a partner. It’s also possible that you change careers more often than others, which may relate to moving house, as well. Because you are Virgo rising and have Gemini in the 10th, it is especially important to look to the ruler of both of these signs, Mercury, for more information.
If you are Libra rising, you have Cancer in the 10th House. This can indicate working in a ‘caring’ profession: nursing, counseling, parenting, etc. Whatever your field, you may be the one people turn to when they need something—and you’re likely much obliged to offer what you can. Because our Moons are strong players in our charts, and because the Moon is so changeable to begin with, you will especially find more to work with in regards to your career by looking to your Moon sign for more subtlety of expression.
If you are Scorpio rising, you have Leo in the 10th House. This can indicate a career that is somehow in the spotlight or one that involves creative expression. Whether this is your face as the spokesperson of the company or you working behind the scenes on public relations and website design, you likely take great pride in your work and are happy to be acknowledged for it. You may be genuinely happy in your career and love shining your light there. Look to your Sun for more clues about how your career manifests.
If you are Sagittarius rising, you have Virgo in the 10th House. This can indicate a career of service. Whether you are walking dogs, serving in the clergy, or running your own business or non-profit in the service industry, you are happy ‘doing good’ out in the world. You may focus on the details that others miss and may even go ‘unnoticed’ in a sense- with much of the work that you do happening ‘behind the scenes’. Your Mercury placement will tell you more about your perceptions and communications, especially, relating to your career.
If you are Capricorn rising, you have Libra in the 10th House. This can indicate careers in hospitality, beauty, law, or focused on socializing, especially 1-on-1 relationships. It may be up to you to keep things steady. Whether this is through careful management or sheer will may depend on the rest of your chart. People may look to you as exemplary, and you may form pleasant relationships among your peers. Your Venus placement will tell you more about your particular expression of this general placement.
If you are Aquarius rising, you have Scorpio in the 10th House. Your career may be in a field involving mystery, secrets, taboo topics, or dealings in power or deep creativity. You may be the one who senses what’s going on underneath the visible; what people’s deeper and unspoken motivations are. Following your instincts in your career could be a strength of yours. You may deal well with chaos and find your way through terrain that puts others off. Looking to your Mars placement will tell you more.
If you are Pisces rising, you have Sagittarius in the 10th House. This can indicate a career in education, travel, publishing, or other forms of ‘seeking’. It may be very exciting and most likely involves a lot of activity with people coming and going. You may have a belief-based career, focused on expanding some higher truth. Jupiter’s placement will especially inform your career tendencies further, as it rules both your 1st House of Self AND your 10th House of Career.
When you take your whole chart into consideration, you can fine-tune the tendencies mentioned here even further. This is just the beginning! For insights that are even more fine-tuned and personalized, join me in Creative Cosmos Club, a three week exploration of your chart, coming this Fall.