Complete Horoscope - Classical Astrology

Stefan Stenudd

Stefan Stenudd

About me

I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. I'm also an historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. My personal website:


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My website on classical zodiac sign astrology, based on the star sign (sun sign).


My websites devoted to each of the zodiac signs and their character traits.
Aries Sign
Taurus Sign
Gemini Sign
Cancer Sign
Leo Sign
Virgo Sign
Libra Sign
Scorpio Sign
Sagittarius Sign
Capricorn Sign
Aquarius Sign
Pisces Sign


Calculate your Zodiac sign and the degree of the sun within that sign.


Find out what astrology predicts about the year 2015 for your zodiac sign, and how that horoscope forecast is made.


How compatible is your Zodiac sign with the other signs? Find out what astrology reveals about how the Zodiac signs match in relationships.


Tarot Meaning
Tarot Meaning

Try the old Tarot deck of cards with a free online divination. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.

I Ching Online
I Ching Online

Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.


Tarot Unfolded, by Stefan Stenudd.

Tarot Unfolded

This book presents an imaginative method of reading the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, since it consists of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd.

Cosmos of the Ancients

All the philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd.

Life Energy Encyclopedia

Qi (chi), prana, pneuma, spiritus, and all the other life force concepts around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Medium Coeli in the Complete Horoscope

The Description of How You See Yourself in Classical Astrology

Medium Coeli (MC)

The understanding of oneself,
how one perceives and regards oneself,
independently of what others might surmise.

Medium Coeli (MC)Medium Coeli (MC) is also called the Midpoint, because it is the Zenit of the Zodiac in the horoscope. Its counterpart is Imum Coeli (IC) the lowest point on the3 Zodiac, below the horizon.

     Medium Coeli is not a heavenly body at all, but treated much the same in astrology. It moves much faster than any of the planets: the full circle of the Zodiac in 24 hours, just like the Ascendant. Therefore it is necessary to know the exact time of birth, in order to establish the correct MC.

     Because the Ascendant is the eat horizon, and MC is Midheaven, the normal distance between them is 90. But it can differ, because of celestial and heavenly angles. Still, MC is never below the horizon, and positions close to 90 from the Ascendant are the most common ones in horoscopes.

     In the horoscope, Medium Coeli represents one's image of oneself, how you perceive your own personality. That might be close to how you really are, but that's not at all necessarily so. We all risk fostering completely delusional images of ourselves - to some extent it's what we like to do: regard ourselves as fancier than others are likely to describe us.

     We also tend to present ourselves to others (through the Acendant) in a way that we ourselves regard as far from the truth. That's shown by the normal right angle between the two points of the horoscope. It is typical for the human character not to trust that what we believe ourselves to really be is enough to impress others. So, we play roles.

     Anyway, what we believe ourselves to really be is exactly what Medium Coeli presents in the horoscope.

Aspects to MC

The aspects (special angles) that the MC has to planets in the horoscope show to what extent we agree or are aware at all of other sides of our personality.

     So, an opposition to a planet shows that we refuse to recognize or accept that side of our character, whereas a conjunction means that we are completely convinced about the existence and importance of that side to us. A trine or sextile means a positive attitude to the character in question, but a square means struggle with it. If there is no aspect at all between the MC and a planet, it means that you're not aware of this side of yourself at all.


In some House systems, MC is always the cusp (starting point) of the 10th House. But in other systems, such as Equal House, it can be in anyone of the 7th to 12th House. The deviation from the cusp of the 10th House depends very much on the latitude of the place on which the horoscope is based - the farther from the equator, the farther from that point MC can be. Most common, though, is a position in the 9th or 10th House.

Medium Coeli (MC) in the Zodiac

Here are short descriptions of how each Zodiac sign influences Medium Coeli, the image you have of yourself, when that's where it is in your natal chart.

Taurus brings a modest view of one's talents, to the point of under­estimating oneself.

Gemini brings a relaxed view of oneself, without demands or frustra­tions, as if of little importance.

Cancer brings un­selfishness, a wish to be good unto others.

Leo brings personal pride and the conviction of being special.

Virgo brings a sense of being competent and serious, maybe also kind of boring.

Libra brings a sense of having high moral standards, and a sharp intellect.

Scorpio brings a sense of being unable to understand oneself, and kind of enjoying it.

Sagittarius brings a will to define oneself as different from others, and a need to believe it.

Capricorn brings a sense of being able to do just about anything, and the inclination to try.

Aquarius brings a sense of being utterly wise and the need to let everybody know it.

Pisces brings a sense of craving, but uncertainty as to the nature of it.


Here are the twelve Zodiac signs, and keywords for the character they give to Medium Coeli, i.e. the image you have of yourself:

    Aries   winner

    Taurus   steady

    Gemini   charming

    Cancer   caring

    Leo   proud

    Virgo   diligent

    Libra   ethical

    Scorpio   intriguing

    Sagittarius   independent

    Capricorn   competent

    Aquarius   profound

    Pisces   weak

The Planets

Here are the planets and other celestial points used in astrology, with links to the webpage of each:

Medium Coeli

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My Astrology Book

Your Health in Your Horoscope, by Stefan Stenudd.

Your Health in Your Horoscope

This book by Stefan Stenudd explains what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology.

     You learn what the zodiac signs, the planets, and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues and different types of illnesses. Also, celebrity horoscope charts are used to show how a health reading is made.

     The book contains a quick introduction to astrology, as well, and instructions on how to read a birth chart in general. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.

Complete horoscope website.