The Midheaven in your chart marks the highest point in the sky at your time of birth. Consequently, in interpretation it is associated with your aspirations; what you reach towards; your goals and your standing in the wider world. The Midheaven is your public face, your reputation and status. There is often a strong correlation to events regarding your career with the MC as in some house systems this point marks the beginning of the 10th house cusp. Regardless of the house system, the Midheaven is one of the angles of the chart and therefore extremely sensitive to planetary movements.
When Uranus crosses your Midheaven, it electrifies it. Change is imminent, necessary, needed. It could be welcome or unwelcome. Uranus doesn’t care. He shakes what needs to be shaken. With the conjunction, it comes from inside you – a bubbling up of energy that desires something new. It can be an extremely exciting time with many things happening at once and opportunities to branch out. You may get married, land that high flying job or break out and go it alone. One client I had was made redundant out of the blue, another quit, another packed up home and moved abroad. One married, one left her partner. Each were life changing experiences that opened up whole new vistas and a new perspective on life and themselves.
Essentially Uranus is asking, are you being yourself in the outer world? Are you happy with where you’re headed? If you’ve been feeling restricted and unable to express your true originality through your work (and sometimes through your relationships too), then Uranus can trigger upsets in this area in order to break free of limitations. If you’ve been sleeping your way through a boring job, Uranus will wake you up with a start. Sometimes a job can suddenly end or you quit. If a job ends, it is because a fresh start is needed. Caution is advised if you and your boss don’t get on. Uranus here can give you a strong rebellious edge! Uranus isn’t that keen on rules ,especially those that make you feel restricted and stifled.
You may feel restless, wired, full of energy, ready to snap. You may be fascinated by new technology; excited by the thought of new faces; thrilled by opportunities that come out of the blue. You may be offered the chance to change or redefine your job position. Perhaps new technology or techniques are brought in. Maybe you just feel like you want to do it differently. Thinking outside of the box can get you noticed now. This can be used positively or negatively!
As Uranus will also be opposite the IC, events that occur may also affect your home and/or family life. I have seen some people change jobs then move as a result. This isn’t always the case but it’s worth noting if that’s a direction you’ve been considering.
If you are coming up to this transit, consider how you are feeling about your work in the world, the things you want to achieve and how you would like to be seen by others. What changes would you like to make? Check out the position and aspects of Uranus in your natal chart as this will also be part of the story. Look to the house that Uranus rules in your chart as any changes or disruption may also manifest there. Watch for those crazy signals that point you in the right direction. Uranus is weird and wacky. Sometimes odd things happen under Uranus transits. Flashes of inspiration are also invited – a bolt from the blue where you just ‘know’ what to do. The only caution is that if you are the one instigating chances, be sure you’re not throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
As with any Uranus transit, expect the unexpected but don’t fear it. Uranus changes what needs to be changed. It’s a breath of fresh air. Roll with it. Get excited by it. Uranus conjunct the MC is liberating.
And lastly, if you’ve been thinking of becoming an astrologer, Uranus conjunct the Midheaven is the perfect time to start 🙂
Painting – ‘Wheat Fields at Auvers Under a Clouded Sky’ by Vincent van Gogh