Capricorn On Tenth House Cusp
Capricorn in 10th House – Capricorn on the cusp of the Tenth House
Capricorn is in its natural placement here, and your goals and achievements are defining elements of your public or professional identity. Others will define you first and foremost by your public and/or professional role and by your outward and tangibly-manifest results in that role. Your career and professional ambitions may also be strongly influenced by your own personal desire for higher social status and/or fame.
You may be extremely sensitive to achieving your goals and ambitions because you know that others will define and measure you by them. It is important for you to make sure that you are “walking the talk” – that you are actually doing things and producing results in order to genuinely build your credibility, not to just appear like you have it.
The tendency of the Capricorn in past lifetimes was to spend actually too many incarnations seeking prestige and recognition. Here is the taker in life, and not the giver. With the tenth house condition from the viewpoint of reincarnation and karma, Capricorn must now learn to give to life, to make some contribution to the structure of civilization and to mankind.
Since it is on the cusp of the midheaven, this is where Cosmic sustainment comes in to the sign, and through that sign, to the nadir of the chart, the cusp of the fourth house. This is the vertical axis of the chart which is involved with evolution, how the person evolves. And from the viewpoint of the tenth house, Capricorn must give to life. This is best demonstrated by the fourth house conditions of helping others achieve meaning and direction and purpose to life.
Whatever planets would be in that tenth would be the direction, for the qualities of those planets would aid in helping the Capricorn achieve this, really be the guideposts for the Capricorn. It is in this position too that the Capricorn sign should assume more authority and leadership, which are qualities which the Capricorn tends to avoid, not wishing to assume those responsibilities. Here is the conservatism or reserve of the Capricorn sign. Capricorn on this location might tend to want to be in positions of authority.
This location of Capricorn does initiate the fourth quartile, the quartile of fulfillment, and the responsibility of the Capricorn being a contributory factor in life, could eventually lead to that fulfillment.