Interpreting Midpoints In The Natal Chart

Vintage zodiac paper dollsMidpoints are an interesting study.  I’ve not written about them much, but they’re valid and they do come up in consultations.

Some people pay attention to specific midpoints such as Sun/Moon or maybe Moon/Venus.  In whatever case, they are sensitive to transits and play heavily in synastry as well.

If you have a natal planet aspects a midpoint, there is an effect. There’s very little material out there as far as interpretation goes.

Midpoints are written in this way: “Venus Conjunct Moon/Pluto” = Venus is conjunct the midpoint of Moon and Pluto.

Here are some of my midpoint aspects. I’m sure you’ll recognize me! Also, please note how midpoints are written

Asc. Conjunct Moon/MC

Your attitude towards life is governed by your feelings and you tend to seek cordial understanding with others. You have the ability to perceive other peoples’ spiritual needs, and trusting your judgment, they are likely to come to you for advice.

Moon Conjunct Mars/Pluto

You are hard-working and tend to work till you collapse. Forceful and aggressive, you come on strong and have a tendency to be abusive when frustrated. You must learn to relax in order to avoid suffering total emotional or physical exhaustion.

Sun Conjunct Moon/Pluto

Your emotions are very intense and you are excited quite easily. Love is very important to you and you are constantly seeking emotional fulfillment, but you will not waste time with casual relationships.

Sun Conjunct Mercury/Uranus

You may be a bit high-strung and over-zealous in the pursuit of your endeavors. You always seem to be in a hurry and have the ability to evaluate situations quickly. You have a brilliant mind and possibly could invent something.

These belong to my friend, Ben, all in regards to his Midheaven

MC Conjunct Sun/Saturn

You seem to lack confidence in yourself and worry about being compromised or exposed. You may feel that you are unable to defend yourself and tend to withdraw from others. It is more important to you to do the right thing than to be popular.

MC Conjunct Sun/N. Node

You have a natural ability to integrate with groups and could very well form your own associations or groups. There is likely to be a special soul-link between you and the friends you choose. You also have a tendency to fight other people’s battles.

MC Conjunct Mercury/N. Node

You have a desire to teach other people what you know and may be interested in a career that serves the public through some educational programs. You are a very stimulating companion, but want to be the central figure in discussions.

Great, right?

From now on, I’m going to include the midpoint conjunctions with the Natal Report. I have updated the sample report.  Get yours here – Natal Report W/ Midpoints

Do you pay attention to midpoints in your natal chart?


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Interpreting Midpoints In The Natal Chart — 36 Comments

  1. I have Mars, moon and chiron in my MC and Saturn and Uranus opposition thise planets in my IC. My Mc is still an enigma to me. I do not have a carrier, I’m 30 years old and still a uni student. I’m not that ambitious etc. So I get very frustrated when MC is so associated with carrier and work and one can’t find that much of good info about this midpoint.

    • The MC isn’t a midpoint. Although conjunctions, if we’re talking about conjunctions, are also conjunct their midpoints. It looks like you’re quite undecided about your career.

    • I understand your dilemma. Thirty is younger than you think. You are still processing your Saturn Return and finding your best fit with the world.
      Tenth House is NOT just career. It is also Reputation: what you are known for. And the respect and resources (including skills) you collect and build on over time. Doesn’t have to be staid or stodgy.

  2. This is so interesting I had never paid attention to midpoints before. I just calculated some of mine:

    Sun conjunct Venus/Mars

    Part of fortune conjunct Sun/Mercury

    Venus conjunct Mercury/Pluto

    Saturn conjunct Moon/Neptune

    Sun square Moon/Mars

    Juno conjunct Venus/Jupiter

    Mercury conjunct Mars/Pluto

    North Node conjunct Mercury/Uranus

    Is there a specific orb for the midpoint conjunctions?

      • Three degrees are tight for a midpoint? It’s the most generous orb, which I’ve ever seen for a midpoint. But I would love it because then I would also have MC=Mercury/Jupiter. With this I could have success becoming a professional writer. But without I would probably only become a starving artist and better do something different.

        • I wasn’t very clear. Just was thinking, a three degree range, rather than three on each side, a six degree range.

          When I am thinking about then in consults, in terms of transistors dynasty, I see the midpoint so be sensitive, and there is a range, like anything else.

          Example, if the midpoint is 18, it will be activated at 17.

          • One and a half degree of orb is no longer generous. But I still have a few (Neptune=Sun/Mercury, Venus=Mars/Uranus) and don’t see their relevance. What is a transistors dynasty?

      • How about that Part of Fortune? I got the advice on another astrology website that calculated points shouldn’t be mixed with other calculated points because this would be (sorry for the pun, I don’t know to express it better) pointless.

  3. My Astrology program uses a 1 degree orb on Midpoints, I think on each side of the actual point. It also includes the nodes as part of a midpoint.

    I always include the Midpoints in charts. I see them as indicative of something very specific in a chart, good or bad. It adds further explanation on how the planets involved play out.

    I have my Ascendant conjunct my Mercury/Pluto midpoint. I look at everything, in depth. I’m a great detective. I love to research things and won’t stop until I find the answer. In my natal chart, Mercury and Pluto are square, so there is an obsessive quality about this for me. I used it in a positive way in my life by running computer networks and doing tech support for a living. It was an asset for me.

  4. I use less than 1 degree. I like my midpoints: moon/jupiter on mc, jupiter/uranus on mc, jupiter/neptune on mc and of course, sun/venus with mercury. Venus/Jupiter on the asc. Yesterday someone told me I have a kind energy, which just made my day to be honest. But I am sure I come as a self-involved dried pea online. What can ya do.

  5. I have heard of Midpoints but have never seen in my chart how to find one.
    @Elsa, how can I calculate these? I looked on Astro.com but they only offer for Composite charts.

    Thanks for something new to explore! 😀

  6. Elsa, how important are midpoints, compared to other different stuff in a chart (say, personal planets/ planet to planet aspects/ planet to point contacts)? Are certain midpoints more important than others? I see many different posts on Google, but haven’t had a clear sense of where to place this, i.e., in terms of the big picture.

    • I think they are equally important, but related to the planets involved.

      I use them, primarily when looking at transits… especially when a person has two or more planets in a sign.

      For example if your sun is at 5 Leo and your Moon is at 25 Leo, 15 Leo will be very sensitive to transit and pull in both your sun and moon.

      I think out of sign midpoints are as strong… they are just not jumping off the chart, like the example above. So unless I specifically looked at the midpoints for a chart, I would not see them.

  7. Great book that has midpoints listed is Parkers’ astrology second edition and Noel Tyl Solar arcs (pdf is available for downolad free online).
    Last year I had Uranus conjunct my Sun/Moon and oppose my husbands Sun/Moon. Both books said it is a time of personal change. Our daughter (19) moved out. A happy and exciting time, all happened very suddenly.
    She also had Uranus transit over her Asc/Mc midpoint and according to these two books that midpoint is a very important one.

  8. I still don’t get it. I asked about this coupla years ago. You tried to explain n here you are again.
    I don’t understand this at all.
    How is it calculated?
    Right now frinstance I have Venus = (midpoint) Moon/Venus.
    Which Venus is this midpoint?
    Natal or transit?
    ‘Where’ is it i.e. what sign?
    Then what?
    Is this major or life altering in any way?

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