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Vertex in astrology

The video that were looking at today is about the Vertex. The author in the video goes into great detail about the meaning of this aspect and how it affects you. Comment in the comment section below and give us your take on exactly what this means to you, or how it's affected you in your lifetime.

Question: What is the vertex and it’s importance in one’s natal chart?

Starting Comment:

The great astrologer Bernadette Brady says the vertex in aspect allows a person or event to enter ones life that is of interest.

Astrologer Alice McDermott has an article about the Vertex Axis here:

Following Comments:

redrobin

My husband has sec. prog. Sun conjunct vertex in 6th house in Aquarius opposing 12th house Jupiter. Earlier this year he fell from a ladder in the garden ( Sag. I.C.), shattering his left ankle and breaking lower right leg, areas of the body ruled by Aquarius. He does have a Mars-Uranus conjunction! Yet working as an industrial roof inspector, he was climbing to heights daily without nary an accident (Sun in Sag. opp 10th house Saturn).

I also have the same vertex-Jupiter opposition in the same houses. Neptune rules my 7th house. His accident coincided with transiting Neptune opposing my Jupiter (ruler Sag. – his Sun).
Last late September I suffered from an attack of Sciatica (Sag.-Jupiter ruled) when working in my garden (Sag. I.C.) that laid me up for over a month. Tr. Neptune was conjunct vertex. Tr. Saturn  was separating from Jupiter to square natal Sun.

My sciatica has made me resolve to do less strenuous digging work. My husband plans to never go up a ladder again.
Effect of the Vertex?


DebLipp

I have the Vertex conjunct Moon in Scorpio – and the Moon is also my ruling planet.

Right now – well tomorrow actually – Saturn retro squares the Vertex – and does so again in May when direct. The whole period of this transit which has lasted some months has been a time of intense frustration in which it seems I have had a choice as to whether to follow my destiny or look after others who always seem to be asking for my help. My dreams have also echoed this theme. I feel it is a part of my destiny to help others through periods of change and transformation, but that  may have become stuck along the way and need to redefine my idea of what it means to be so ‘helpful’.


Nighthawk

I have the vertex located between a Venus/Neptune conjunction in Scorpio. Vertex= fateful encounters with others.   I have also heard of the Vertex as reffered to “Electric Ascendant”.  Interesting when Pluto was transiting that area of my chart , I met a love of my life…all kinds of weird synchronisticity with her.


mol

I find that newer theories tend to take a long time to become accepted by most professionals of every field, and Astrology is just another example.  I don’t know how long since the discovery of Pluto before it became accepted as a common part of the natal chart.  But I’m fascinated by the Vertex (as well as Chiron, Eros and even Eris–formerly Xena–and other newer asteroids/dwarf planets) and conisder it personally significant.

I have my Vetrex conjunct a conjunction of Venus and Uranus (Leo/8th house) and there is also a quintile between that one conjunction and another conjunction of Moon/Neptune (Scorpio/10th house).  I can’t help but see this as being significant, though exactly how I’m not certain.

 


Fideal
My Vertex is 7 Virgo, in my 7th house, of which there is Leo on the cusp.  As everyone knows, Saturn by transit goes into Virgo later this year. I see that it will contact my Vertex by retrograde and direct motion.  It is true, what someone else here said, little info can be found on the Vertex.  I can figure it must have some type of significance, Saturn passing over my Vertex more than once – can anyone give me an interpretation for this?

colusaskye


To Fideal – so then my Vertex at 7 Vir conjunct transit Saturn from roughly end of Oct this year till mid-Feb ’08, (this would be when it reaches 6 Vir, goes retro on 8 Vir, then down to 6 Vir, using a 1 degree orb), and then back from 6 Vir to 8 Vir direct (from mid July ’08 till mid Aug ’08)…..in my 7th house, would mean…what? Meeting someone of importance, older, or wiser, mature? Some type of partner? (Saturn is in the natal 9th in Scorpio, with Capricorn on the 12th.)

 

There are som basic roules for what will be be the cause; effect and result.
1. Where do you have Saturn? Sign and house: that will give qlue to what kind of person Saturn will be. ? And aspects to Saturn/Vertex these could also be triggered.
2.  The transit will be in house 7=One to one relations; agreements, contracts, conflicts and so on.
3. What houses is ruled by Capricorn and Virgo? These are the houses receiving the transit.

But never that one single transit from Saturn to Vertex is the only one if you where to let say – get a new responsible position from an authority figure. That would affect/change your job = house 6, possibly your thinking pattern = house 3, your social status = house 10 and work mates = house 11.

Me could be the foregn (house 9) authority (Saturn) with Scorpio strong in natal (Moon), but it is in Virgo (analysing, health, be of service), and affecting House 12 = Illness, be without control, unselfish duties. So look an listen to the whole orcestra now – and then it might make sense


Asthmorte

just looked up my vertex

how spooky is that….it is exactly trine my moon 8 degrees 30 gemini in the second my vertex is 8 degrees 30 libra in the 6th house
don’t know enough to interpret that at the moment, more investigation is needed

The Full Moon hit my Vert  with a conjunction this morning, it was unindated with work by my boss and all I could think about was my man I have moon conjunct eros  in gemini  trine the vertex  (thinking of lotsa stuff at once) I can multi task easily
dunno any thoughts?


Silverwings

The Composite chart of my former partner and I shows the Composite vertex exactly conjunct our Composite Sun-Moon Midpoint…


samiaminsane

Nice summary of the history of the Vertex.  But of course Johndro’s ideas  about magnetic and electrical fields and ascendants later turned out not to be based in physical reality as he thought they were, and Charles J was always willing to entertain many a hypotheses until he modified his opinions based on experience.

I find the Vertex problematic conceptually.  If one were to use Campanus houses (where the prime vertical is the fundamental plane of the system), then I’d be inclined to give it more weight as a sensitive point on the ecliptic.  For most astrologers, the prime vertical isn’t even in play in their methods, except for this point.  And I’ll bet the number of people who use Campanus is quite small compared to those who pay attention to the Vertex.

Anecdotally, I don’t find it too convincing, but obviously, that’s just anecdotally.


Whispers


David,Nice summary of the history of the Vertex. But of course Johndro’s ideas about magnetic and electrical fields and ascendants later turned out not to be based in physical reality as he thought they were, and Charles J was always willing to entertain many a hypotheses until he modified his opinions based on experience.I find the Vertex problematic conceptually. If one were to use Campanus houses (where the prime vertical is the fundamental plane of the system), then I’d be inclined to give it more weight as a sensitive point on the ecliptic. For most astrologers, the prime vertical isn’t even in play in their methods, except for this point. And I’ll bet the number of people who use Campanus is quite small compared to those who pay attention to the Vertex.Anecdotally, I don’t find it too convincing, but obviously, that’s just anecdotally.

 

I’ve thrown out a lot of stuff in astrology, but the Vertex has never been under threat, partly because it was popular in this neck of the woods and we all had examples to show each other.

I noticed in rectification work that the Vertex was virtually a non-issue for event dates, but on the other hand I found it quite good for (limited) predictive work.

The Vertex seems to figure reasonably strongly for family connections (by conjunction) but so does the “Co-Vx” (as I call it) – the degree we find in the Table of Houses at the birth latitude. There’s a lot of weird interchanges between some of those things for families, and I’m half convinced that the ~66deg latitude degree is a part of it all (you knowm that degree at 66 on same page as the Vx in the T.O.Houses.)

I used the Campanus House system for a while years ago, but I don’t bother much with any partcular system now. I have to say that Campanus looks weird when doing research because everything gets bunched up near the Asc/Desc axis.


Thalias_Smile

In my experience, the vertex doesn’t offer much in terms of looking only at an individual’s chart.   It’s mainly when transits are considered or when making chart comparisions that the vertex really comes alive.  Also, the orbs are very tight… about 2 degrees, I would say.  And mainly the major aspects… Conj, Opp, Sq.  Sextiles etc have little to no effect.  I’ve seen indications that the Anti-vertex might have something to do with travel.  


Dusk


In my experience, the vertex doesn’t offer much in terms of looking only at an individual’s chart. It’s mainly when transits are considered or when making chart comparisions that the vertex really comes alive. Also, the orbs are very tight… about 2 degrees, I would say. And mainly the major aspects… Conj, Opp, Sq. Sextiles etc have little to no effect. I’ve seen indications that the Anti-vertex might have something to do with travel.Any thoughts?

 

The good thing about the introduction of the Vertex is that it has shown us that (generaly speaking)  the astrologers who use it ARE actually discriminating and don’t blindy attach all sorts of things to it or use mental gymnastics to try and prove it’s worth.

Admittedly a lot of suggestions have not been put forward about the nature of the Vertex, so that would account for some of the inactivity.

My impression about the Vertex is that apart from family and spousal connections, it works in a haphazard way which is reliant on the astrologer’s intuition.


Strawberry Bounce
The good thing about the introduction of the Vertex is that it has shown us that (generaly speaking) the astrologers who use it ARE actually discriminating and don’t blindy attach all sorts of things to it or use mental gymnastics to try and prove it’s worth….

 

I don’t see it, Ray.  Most interps of the Vx I’ve seen are derived straight from Johndro or Jayne or their derivatives.  And there are mental gymnastics based on its being true west projected to the ecliptic.  There’s as much of “the teachers said” as anywhere else I can think of.  And I maintain that it’s illogical unless one takes 3-D Campanus seriously.  But that’s just me, with Sa rising sq Ur culminating.  So maybe I’m too dogmatic or something.


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Gale Ann

My husband has sec. prog. Sun conjunct vertex in 6th house in Aquarius opposing 12th house Jupiter. Earlier this year he fell from a ladder in the garden ( Sag. I.C.), shattering his left ankle and breaking lower right leg, areas of the body ruled by Aquarius. He does have a Mars-Uranus conjunction! Yet working as an industrial roof inspector, he was climbing to heights daily without nary an accident (Sun in Sag. opp 10th house Saturn).

I also have the same vertex-Jupiter opposition in the same houses. Neptune rules my 7th house. His accident coincided with transiting Neptune opposing my Jupiter (ruler Sag. – his Sun).
Last late September I suffered from an attack of Sciatica (Sag.-Jupiter ruled) when working in my garden (Sag. I.C.) that laid me up for over a month. Tr. Neptune was conjunct vertex. Tr. Saturn was separating from Jupiter to square natal Sun.

My sciatica has made me resolve to do less strenuous digging work. My husband plans to never go up a ladder again.
Effect of the Vertex?

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