There is no up or down, only an orientation to a pool of iron travelling around a star.
The “up”, “down” and “middle”, and the “linear” and “spherical” shapes are your mind sorting it out into a human story. One of the capacities of being human is to let all that go and be the Earth. Showy Asters, on the other hand, enjoy being the sun instead.
… among the stars.
A meeting place. That’s the thing.