10th House And Your Vocation
10th house sits at the apex of your horoscope, representing a culminating point of your personal development. 10th house urges you to find answers to questions such as “What is my calling? How can I contribute in a way that is meaningful?”
Many people struggle to identify their vocation, often burying their true wants under layers of justifications: “I need to pay my bills, support my family…Take what jobs I can.” However, they still feel frustrated, sensing unexpressed potentials within.
When the time is right, you might feel a strong urge to find and pursue your vocation.
The first step is to identify your unique needs and strengths.
10th House and 1st House: Getting in Touch with What You Want to Do
1st house (especially Ascendant) is the focal point of your individual needs, strengths and weaknesses. You can activate this zone by spending quality time with yourself, like journaling or taking a long walk. A healthy 1st house helps you get in touch with your unique wants and needs, including what you want to do for work.
1st house squares (i.e. forms a 90 degree angle to) the 10th. This tension (square) suggests the challenge inherent in blending your personal needs and your career.
In the beginning, your strengths and character are not developed enough to be effective in your true vocation – hence the need for training and personal growth implied in the rest of your horoscope.
Journeying through 1st house to the 6th house, you develop self-knowledge, confidence, communication skills, emotional intelligence, honest self-expression and a little humility.
Afterwards you’re ready, having gone through considerable personal growth, to see others and their needs with clearer eyes.
10th House and 7th House: Being Conscious of the Public’s Needs
7th house represents the Other (and the public, which is a collection of other people). Descendant is the focal point of other people’s needs and desires.
7th house squares the 10th. This tension suggests two things:
- What you offer professionally (10th house) has to match what other people really need or want (7th house). If this is not true, you’re likely to end up with a hobby rather than a vocation.
- Maintaining professional integrity against what the public (e.g. clients, fans) expects can be a real challenge. To pursue your vocation, you may even have to endure some degree of public criticism (7th house).
10th House: Where Your Talents and the World’s Needs Intersect
Your development continues on to the 8th house, where you’ll encounter other people’s deaths or your own crisis, and recognize your own mortality.
In the 9th house, you seek a larger worldview and develop a philosophy of life that encompasses the question of death and the purpose of life.
10th house is where your journey culminates. It asks you a question:
Having these unique sets of needs, strengths and lessons learned, how do you choose to contribute to the world?
You answer every day through the work you choose to do, and how you do it.