Capricorn is ruled by the tenth house in astrology, the house of career and public roles. It is also the house of social status. In astrology and birth chart readings, this house reveals insight on where we get our attitudes toward long-term goals, ambitions, achievements, reputation, professions, and prestige.
This house is a little different than other houses—the tenth House is also known as the Midheaven or MC. In a birth chart, the Midheaven is at the very top of the chart, symbolizing a person’s most prized aspirations. The zodiac sign that rules your tenth house represents who or what qualities you are inspired to become or achieve. Since Capricorns govern over the tenth house, they are driven and determined to be the best and be “on top” in life. They care deeply about success, achievement, and how people perceive them.
Capricorns are workaholics, ruled by the hardworking element of earth. However, Capricorns work so hard because they want to achieve something great in this life. They want to be the top of their field and change the world—even if it’s only through their own personal work. It’s not enough to be good, Capricorn strives for greatness.