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In its most profound sense, the 10th House represents the direction of our existence, the capacity to join the inner and the outer world to reach the highest point of the evolutionary power; in short, the House describes our ability to socially realising our identity.
More specifically, the 10th House rules professional goals, job skills, vocations, and all the social factors leading to success or encouraging a spiritual evolution; it also informs on individual attitudes towards teamwork. In a male horoscope, the house symbolises the mother – the father in a female horoscope.
The positive or negative impact on significant life events is strictly dependent on the natal condition of the 10th House. Critical aspects on the cusp (Midheaven) or bad planetary aspects in the House can cause delays or prevent individuals from achieving their goals. In contrast, a favourable position and/or aspect will encourage social life. It’s worth noting that bad aspects in the 10th House don’t necessarily mean a defeat; every once in a while, they allow us to strengthen our moral convictions and go ahead on a spiritual quest. The 10th House is symbolically ruled by Capricorn and planet Saturn.