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Harnessing the Power of Your Midheaven: A Guide to Astrological Magic

May2024 AdvancedMagic

Astrology is a powerful instrument you can use to shape your destiny. And not in the newspaper horoscope kind of way.

One of the most important aspects of astrology that often gets overlooked is the Midheaven or Medium Coeli, shorthanded as MC in natal charts. This blog post explores the Midheaven and how you can use it in magic.

How do you pronounce Medium Coeli?

This one causes a lot of grief and arguments. Most North Americans (even astrologers!) mispronounce it as “COE-uh-lie” or “COE-lie”. I heard a Greek astrologer say it is “CHAY-lee”.

I used to disagree with all of these and went with how we pronounced a rediscovered prehistoric fish with a similar spelling: the Coelacanth, which is pronounced “SEE-luh-CANTH”. If scientists all say that COE is pronounced SEE and “i” is “ee”, then we should assume that Coeli is “SEE-lee.”

Not so fast. The Oxford University Press has a short guide to pronouncing Church Latin and they agree with our Greek astrologer. Somewhat. According to Oxford:

c before e, i, y, ae, oe is pronounced ch: coelo (cheh-loh); in all other cases, c is pronounced k: cantus (kahn-toos).

This gives us the pronunciation CHEH-lee. I leave it up to you to pick, but it sounds like the correct ones are CHEH-lee (Church Latin) or SEE-lee (Science Latin). Your move.

Understanding the Midheaven

The Midheaven is one of the four significant points in your birth chart. It represents the highest point in the sky at the time and location of your birth. The Midheaven is the cusp of your tenth house, the house of honor, achievement, and career. It represents your public life, your career path, your aspirations, and how the world perceives you.

The Midheaven is instrumental in determining your life’s purpose and the significant challenges and opportunities you may encounter. It helps you understand your potential and guides you on your path to fulfillment and accomplishment.

The Importance of Midheaven in Magic

The Midheaven plays a crucial role in magic, particularly in spells that are career-oriented or aimed at public recognition. By harnessing the power of your Midheaven, you can perform spells that align with your life's purpose, thereby increasing their effectiveness.

Aligning Your Magic with Your Midheaven

Your Midheaven sign can guide you in choosing the right spells, materials, and timing for your magic. For instance, if your Midheaven is in Capricorn, you may find that your spells are most effective when performed with discipline, patience, and a focus on long-term goals.

Midheaven Careers in each of the Signs

One main reason to know your Midheaven is so you can know what career path you would excel at and likely be happiest in as well as where your reputation may be most affected. This is by no means an exhaustive list; merely a sampler.

  1. MC in Aries: Ideal placement for careers in sports, healthcare, startups, and leadership roles.
  2. MC in Taurus: Ideal placement for careers in banking, real estate, landscaping, and art galleries.
  3. MC in Gemini: Ideal placement for careers in science, teaching, linguistics, marketing, and PR
  4. MC in Cancer: Ideal placement for careers in education, healing, antiquities, and interior design.
  5. MC in Leo: Ideal placement for careers in performing arts, politics, leadership, and business.
  6. MC in Virgo: Ideal placement for careers as veterinarians, healthcare, retail, and in IT.
  7. MC in Libra: Ideal placement for careers in law, non-profit work, fashion, journalism, and the arts.
  8. MC in Scorpio: Ideal placement for careers in the occult, religion, law, and psychiatry.
  9. MC in Sagittarius: Ideal placement for careers in education, travel, sales, and diplomacy.
  10. MC in Capricorn: Ideal placement for careers in medicine, finance, fashion, politics, and leadership.
  11. MC in Aquarius: Ideal placement for careers in science, humanitarian aid, innovation, and writing.
  12. MC in Pisces: Ideal placement for careers in math, dance, arts, healing, and psychology.

Three Spells Using the Midheaven

Here are three quick spells that you can perform using your Midheaven:

Finding Your Ideal Career


  • A piece of paper
  • A pen (preferably green for growth and prosperity)
  • A small dish of earth (to represent grounding and stability)
  • A candle (color corresponding to your Midheaven sign)


  1. Light the Candle: Begin by lighting the candle that corresponds to your Midheaven sign. This act invites the energy of that sign into your space.
  2. Write Your Desires: On the piece of paper, write down qualities of your ideal job. Be as specific as possible. Focus on how this job makes you feel and why it suits your path.
  3. Fold and Bury: Fold the paper three times. Place it in the dish of earth, covering it completely. This symbolizes planting the seeds of your future career.
  4. Close the Spell: As the candle burns, visualize yourself thriving in your ideal career. Once you feel ready, snuff out the candle. Leave the paper buried until the job manifests, then remove and burn it to release the energy.

Improve Your Reputation Spell


  • A small mirror
  • Lavender oil (for calm and communication)
  • A quartz crystal (for clarity and energy amplification)
  • A feather (to symbolize your intentions reaching others)


  1. Anoint the Mirror: Lightly dab the mirror with lavender oil while envisioning your reputation being received positively by everyone you meet.
  2. Crystal and Feather: Place the quartz crystal on the mirror to amplify your intentions. Rest the feather atop the crystal, symbolizing the spreading of your enhanced reputation.
  3. Speak Your Wish: Looking into the mirror, speak aloud how you wish others to perceive you. Be clear and concise.
  4. Carry the Feather: Carry the feather with you in a purse or pocket as a talisman to continuously work on improving your public image.

Purpose Alignment Spell


  • A bowl of water (representing emotional clarity)
  • A seed (symbolizing potential)
  • A piece of paper (to write down your purpose)
  • An Intuition candle (for wisdom and focus)


  1. Light the Candle: Begin by lighting the blue candle to open your mind and heart to your true purpose.
  2. Define Your Purpose: On the piece of paper, write a single sentence that clearly defines your life's purpose as you understand it now.
  3. Plant the Seed: Place the paper at the bottom of a pot and plant the seed above it. As the plant grows, so too will your alignment with your purpose.
  4. Water Ritual: Pour water from the bowl over the seed, imagining your purpose aligning with your actions in the world.
  5. Daily Reminder: Each day, as you water the plant, repeat your purpose to yourself as a mantra to deepen the alignment.

The Midheaven is a powerful tool in astrology-based magic. By understanding its significance and harnessing its power, you can perform spells that resonate with your life's purpose and goals. So go ahead, explore your Midheaven, but please — pronounce it correctly. 😉

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