from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The intersection of the ecliptic and meridian

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The midst or middle of heaven or the sky.
  • n. The meridian, or middle line of the heavens; the point of the ecliptic on the meridian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The middle of the sky or of heaven.
  • n. In astronomy, the meridian of a place.
  • n. In astrology, the degree culminating on the cusp of the tenth house.


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  • "Then I looked, and I heard an eagle flying in midheaven, saying with a loud voice, 'Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the tree angels who are about to sound.'"

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  • It is also conjunct my midheaven, give or take a minuite of arc or two.

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  • As I read Davies 'argument, it struck me that the same seven stars Brinton named are now precisely lined up at midheaven over America in 2008.

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  • The sun had begun its slow descent from the midheaven; by his best estimate, dusk was only a few hours away.

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  • But the minute Saturn moved off your solar midheaven, in September, your attitude toward success changed profoundly.

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  • With Mars culminating in your solar midheaven and squaring Saturn at the end of your sign, you can't dip your toes in the pool or breathe in the fresh mountain air without being reminded of all the competitive, driven people who are still on the job and angling for a piece of your turf.

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  • The Iban sun was at midheaven, shining down on the capital city.

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  • The system is clearly a modifica - tion of the older method, ascribed to the Babylonians, of fixing the maximum length of a native's life as the number of degrees of oblique ascension between the ascendent and midheaven.


  • How restful this moment was, when the sun hung for a moment in midheaven, casting no shadows; flies droned and old women slept.


  • When they realised that he had finished, a rumble like the crash in midheaven of two storms rolled over the surging sea of men, broke against the girders of the roof like the thunder of the Hatteras surf lashed by a hurricane.

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