Your natal chart is a snapshot of the planets and other bodies and positions in the Zodiac at the moment you were born from the location you were born at. Each part of your chart shows different parts of your personality and life, and you can find your goals with your Midheaven.
Also called the Zenith or Medium Coeli (or MC for short), the Midheaven is the highest part of your chart, therefore connecting with what you aspire for in life. It’s what you look up to being, so it shows the goals you have in life.
Midheaven and Career
Usually, whatever career you end up choosing, you’ll find it directly ties into your Midheaven somehow. It may be ruled by the sign your Midheaven falls in, planets in the 10th house (connecting to the Midheaven), or the natural planetary ruler of your Midheaven sign.
Goals that aren’t professional and your Midheaven:
This is usually still shown through your Midheaven. They’re still goals, just not professional ones. In these cases, you’ll usually see the Moon/Cancer (ruling family), Uranus/Aquarius (ruling charity, but also the unconventional), or Neptune/Pisces (for the beach bum!) involved. Bottom line, you’re going to see it reflected with your Midheaven somehow, so don’t automatically assume that it’s career and career only. It’s not!
When can I achieve my goals?
Transit and progressed planets, and new/full moons/eclipses that are sextile or trine your Midheaven can bring positive periods for you without the worry about setbacks. These are the beneficial aspects, so you don’t have to deal with the challenges as much. But they’re not as strong as the conjunction to the Midheaven.
Transit and progressed planets, and new/full moons/eclipses that square your Midheaven can bring the biggest challenges to progress. You likely have some blocks that you need to work through, and you still may not make progress, but can at least stave off the big setbacks or failures.
Suggested Reading: The Empty Career Houses: Empty 2nd, 6th & 10th House in Astrology