Scorpio Midheaven: Careers, Persona, and Purpose

Updated May 18, 2022
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Your Midheaven (MC) speaks of your reputation and public persona and relates to your career. If you have a Scorpio Midheaven, you're ambitious and have a subtle but powerful and commanding public persona.

What a Scorpio Midheaven Represents

The Midheaven (MC) is one of the four important angles of your birth horoscope. It's the point at the top of a natal chart. The sign on your MC can describe the role you play to gain prominence in your career, avocation, community, or social situations. It speaks of your aspirations, ideals, sense of purpose, and visible accomplishments. The sign on your MC suggests how you'll make your mark in the world and what makes you feel the most alive. It can be your highest aspiration when young. It takes time and maturity for the sign in the MC to be fully realized.

Midheaven in Scorpio

Scorpio is the fixed water sign of the zodiac ruled by Pluto and co-ruled by Mars. Scorpio is powerful, ambitious, enticing, and transformative and is associated with sex, money, power, passion, intensity, emotional depth, and transformation. If you have a Scorpio MC, you're razor-focused on making your mark on the world and feel the most alive when you're in a position of power and authority.

Scorpio Midheaven Career and Aspirations

Individuals with a Scorpio MC often work in areas that require a sensibility for dark, hidden, mysterious, and enigmatic things. They could gravitate to careers such as researchers, investigators, psychologists, or forensic accountants. Still, they could also become politicians or dark, eccentric artists. Or they might have careers that deal with material related to birth, death, sexuality, or the darker aspects of human nature. They can also be instrumental in aiding others to find purpose, direction, and meaning in life. Of course, much depends on the individual's entire birth horoscope.

Do You Have a Scorpio Midheaven?

To find the astrological sign on your Midheaven, you'll need a birth chart calculated using complete birth data - date, location, and time of birth. You can have a free natal chart calculated at AstroSeek.

Trademarks of a Scorpio Midheaven

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A Scorpio Midheaven can be identified by certain trademarks. Their public persona could be:

  • Intriguing and interesting
  • Incredibly charismatic and ambitious
  • Intuitive, even psychic
  • Keen minded
  • Powerfully focused
  • Subtle and quiet
  • Passionate about what they're doing
  • Don't like to be told what to do
  • Fearless and ambitious
  • Very private

Negative Scorpio Midheaven

Some individuals with a Scorpio MC can have a public persona that's dark and exotic, even fatally charming or dangerous. They can also gain a reputation of being Machiavellian, or hard to work with, secretive, unreachable, strange, dark, cold, and distant. Basically, a person you don't want to mess with.

Scorpio Midheaven and Taurus Imum Coeli (IC)

The angle opposite the MC is called the Imum Coeli (IC.) Scorpio MC and Taurus IC are opposites that are interconnected. You could say that the Scorpio MC is the top of the tree and the Taurus IC is the root that feeds the tree. At its best, a Taurus IC provides those with a Scorpio MC a supportive, stable, and comfortable private life that will aid them in establishing themselves in the world. The foundation of a Scorpio MC's personal life is built upon their ability to provide financial security and material comfort for themselves and their family.

Famous People With a Scorpio Midheaven

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An interesting example of a Scorpio MC is the classically trained actor, Sir Anthony Hopkins. He has been cast in many intense and scary villainous film roles but initially gained notoriety for portraying the depraved Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. In an article on, Hopkins admits to being an actor who finds it easy to be scary on screen when he says, "Oh yes, I know I can. It's a technique. When I read the script of The Silence of The Lambs, I thought, 'Ah, I know how to play this guy.' You get a sense of how you could do it: the more subtle and quiet you are, the scarier it is."

Other Famous People With Midheaven in Scorpio

Many manifestations of a Scorpio Midheaven are exemplified in the notoriety of the other famous individuals listed below.

  • Jane Fonda
  • Russell Brand
  • Barack Obama
  • Jim Morrison
  • Carl Gustav Jung
  • Rosa Parks
  • Marie Curie
  • Sylvia Browne
  • Oscar Pistorius
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Mariska Hargitay
  • Roseanne Barr
  • Truman Capote
  • Prince Harry
  • Prince William
  • Elizabeth II

Embrace Your Scorpio Midheaven

Those with a Scorpio MC easily grab the public's attention for good or bad. Scorpio is the astrological sign of extremes, and those with a Scorpio MC possess that vibe. If you're curious about how you can begin embracing your powerful and commanding Scorpio MC, it's best to visit a professional astrologer who will relate it to your entire birth chart and life experiences.

Scorpio Midheaven: Careers, Persona, and Purpose