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reputation, advancement, and success. As you embody your Personal Standards of Integrity and discover your authentic “Big S” Self, you receive public recognition, honors, and preferment. Success, along with personal
ful llment, comes from being true to your identity. But you must be careful that glory and prestige does not become the objective of your quest.
Sagittarius or Pisces on the Tenth House
If you have Sagittarius or Pisces on the cusp of your Tenth House,
Jupiter, the Archetype of the Dreamer is your public reputation, advancement, and success. You have faith that whatever you
imagine, you can experience. Your dream is too big for one person, and
you need to share it with the world. You
seek expansion, growth, and faith in your
career, public life, and reputation. Your optimism, openness to big ideas, and general disdain for limits and restrictions can serve you well in your professional life. But be careful not to get too big too quickly. If
you do, you’ll  nd the painful truth in the cliché, “ e bigger they are, the harder they fall.”
Capricorn or Aquarius on the Tenth House
And if you have Capricorn or Aquarius on the cusp of your Tenth House, Saturn, the Archetype of the Judge is your public reputation, advancement, and success.
You expect that hard work, responsibility, and respect will be rewarded. You recognize that rules, laws, and boundaries are what make society possible, and you
are inspired to embody these principles in your life and reputation. You may seek out positions of authority and responsibility.
Houses Related to the Tenth House
It’s important to understand the Tenth House in relation to the Fourth House and the Sixth House.
The Tenth House represents your mother; the Fourth
House represents your father.
If you’re new to traditional astrology, it may surprise you to learn that the Tenth House relates
to the mother, while the Fourth House relates to the father. Modern astrology associates the mother with the Fourth House and the Father with the Tenth House. I had always assumed that the origin of this was somehow related to the
idea of “natural houses” and the “Astrological Alphabet” which fabricates a nonexistent connection that links Cancer and the Moon with the Fourth House.
 anks to the diligent research of Philip Graves, I learned that this aberration dates back at least to 1894 and an article in the British publication Astrologer’s Magazine, and it seems to be in uenced by Hindu (Vedic) astrology,
where the Fourth House is associated with the mother. In any case, the idea didn’t gain popularity until the 1970s.
 ere are some excellent arguments that support the traditional association of the father with the Fourth House and the mother with the Tenth House, although admittedly, they’re steeped in Western culture and a patriarchal bias.  e Fourth House is your foundation;
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