There are two important midpoints in every chart: Sun/Moon and AC/MC. They show the special marks (the astrological ID). They tell us why you are what you are and do what you do. There is more about calculating and interpreting midpoint combinations on this site and about progressed Sun/Moon and Sun/Moon synastry (see links). This article focusses on natal Sun/Moon and on natal AC/MC (Ascendant/Midheaven) and how to interpret aspects with Sun/Moon and AC/MC.
EXPLAINING SUN/MOON and AC/MC
Sun/Moon midpoint is what it says that it is: the point in the middle of Sun and Moon. AC/MC is the midpoint of Ascendant and Midheaven. You need to know your hour of birth to be able to calculate the midpoint Sun/Moon and AC/MC. Not everybody knows their hour of birth and that is why the Sun/Moon midpoint is less popular than sunsigns are. That is a pity, because the Sun/Moon midpoint happens to inform us about motivations, family life and all the things that you want. It is the midpoint of your character: who you are and what you want. AC/MC is the most individualistic midpoint of the exact place of birth. There is more about calculating and interpreting midpoint combinations on this site. This article focusses on natal and progressed Sun/Moon and on natal AC/MC.
The midpoint Sun/Moon is a most important midpoint. Not just because it is the point in the middle of the lights in the sky. Also, because this midpoint symbolizes the marriage of heart and soul, the crossing point of spirit and soul and the integration of body and soul. An aspect with this midpoint offers insight in the heart desires of a person and what this person really wants out of life. The Sun and the Moon are the lights of the chart. What is in aspect with the Sun/Moon midpoint will be highlighted.
The crosspoint of latitude and longitude (meridian and horizon) is the exact place of birth. The AC/MC midpoint should inform us about the situation and conditions at birth, the first real life experience. This experience might be of importance for the rest of your life. It makes a difference if you were born having pain, being exhausted or feeling love and care coming your way.
INTERPRETATION Sun/Moon, AC/MC
HOW TO INTERPRET SUN/MOON and AC/MC midpoint combinations? What do they mean?
Yesterday's post was about the transits and progressions with Sun/Moon midpoint. Sun/Moon midpoint is what it says that it is: the midpoint between Sun and Moon. Ascendant/Midheaven (AC/MC) is another important midpoint. The angular positions (positions on Ascendant or the meridian - MC or IC -) are prominent positions. The planets on those positions have great impact on the Astrological ID. They show up like special marks do. Any aspect with Sun/Moon or AC/MC is an important aspect. These aspects show more about the nature of a person's motivation and the vital importance of a chart.
BTW Sun/Moon and Ascendant/Midheaven can't be calculated without knowing the hour and place of a birth. Those who don't know the hour of birth could have a look at the (Astro)post about Zero Aries. Continue for the combinations of Sun/Moon and AC/MC.
Here are example readings, possible interpretations, for combinations with Sun/Moon and the equally important midpoint Ascendant/Midheaven. You have to see them in the light of the complete chart, the situation, conditions, gender and genes of the person involved.
Sun/Moon with Mercury
Motivated for study, reading and communicating. The need to talk to someone.
AC/MC with Mercury
The crucial importance of study and communications (voice, for example).
Sun/Moon with Venus
Motivated for esthetics, luxury or entertainment (or love). The need to have fun and loving company in nice circumstances. A good position for stylists or for those working in the business of entertainment, jewelry etc.
AC/MC with Venus
The crucial importance of living life in pleasure and luxury (diplomacy required).
Sun/Moon with Mars
Motivated for production, fighting and action. The need to use energy and to work or take action. This midpoint combination hightlights drives and stimulates motivations.
AC/MC with Mars
The crucial importance of having a job to do and taking action. Muscles or drive is needed.
Sun/Moon with Jupiter
Motivated for growth, traveling and convincing or guiding others. The need to have successes.
AC/MC with Jupiter
The crucial importance of development, growth and the international…
Sun/Moon with Saturn
Motivated for business and management, controlling others. The need to be respected.
AC/MC with Saturn
The crucial importance of stability, realism and control. Status is required.
Sun/Moon with Uranus
Motivated for certain techniques or using engines/inventions. The need to make the world a better place, to explore or truth finding.
AC/MC with Uranus
The crucial importance of intuition and being inventive
Sun/Moon with Neptune
Motivated by idealism, faith or religion. The need to have dreams. A good position for arts: highlighted fantasy.
AC/MC with Neptune
The importance of inspiration (by fantasy or ideals)
Sun/Moon with Pluto
Motivated by values, policies or strategies if not force. The need to be strong and powerful or rich.
AC/MC with Pluto
The importance of strategy and power or authority (perhaps in politics)
Sun/Moon with Node
Motivated by the family or the party/nation. The need to belong to a group of people.
AC/MC with Node
The crucial importance of the people around you
ASCENDANT AND MIDHEAVEN
Sun/Moon with Ascendant
Expressing with hearth and soul, highlighted presentation or looks, being motivated by the environment
AC/MC with Sun
The crucial importance of leadership or performance.
Sun/Moon with Midheaven
Full commitment to a goal in life
AC/MC with Moon
The crucial importance of habits, moods or fashion
Sun/Moon with Sun and Moon
Motivated by your own will to live, with a need for family life and taking care (of themselves and those who belong to them)
AC/MC with Sun/Moon
The importance of your you, motivated by circumstances and situations.
ASTEROIDS AND DWARF PLANETS
Sun/Moon with Ceres
Motivated by results (the harvest), roots, genes, motherhood or nutrition. The need to be nurtured or to feed others (with food, ideas or dreams….etc.).
AC/MC with Ceres
The family roots or most important and so is being an heir
Sun/Moon with Eris
Motivated by discord or anger. The need not to be underestimated or forgotten? (Don’t you forget about Eris!)
AC/MC with Eris
The importance of being underestimated
Sun/Moon with Pallas
Motivated by seeing patterns and displaying them. The need to arrange things.
AC/MC with Pallas
The importance of patterns (for example in art)
Sun/Moon with Quaoar
Motivated to create new perspectives. The need to create a new way of living for themselves or for the world.
AC/MC with Quaoar
The prominence of creating new perspectives and making changes
Sun/Moon with Pholus
Motivated to cause a turning point (a goal in football, for example). Need to make (immediate) changes
AC/MC with Pholus
The importance of polls, looking back and retrospective results
For those who don’t know what midpoints are there is an article about how to calculate and interpret midpoints in general