The vertex is an astrological concept that is not very well known but of fundamental importance. Perhaps one of the factors that contributes to the mystery surrounding it is the fact that it is a mathematical point that needs to be calculated, unlike the planets and asteroids, that simply appear in our natal chart.
However, its importance is critical, since understanding the vertex will help us understand why certain events occur in our lives and not others. Hence the need to know the zodiac sign that acquires this mathematical point, as well as the astrological house in which it manifests itself.
In order to make a quick and easy comparison: if the Ascendant is our way of showing ourselves before the world, the vertex is the way in which others perceive us and therefore, the events that approach our lives. It is the "ascendant" of our deepest mind, the passive manifestation of the unconscious that becomes our destiny.
Apparently, we cannot significantly change what the vertex points out, since it involves other people and, consequently, does not depend solely on our attitude. It is as if certain events in our life force us to grow at the point that the vertex indicates. It has a karmic component, it is like the programming that follows our soul in this journey towards its natural evolution.
Because of its very profound nature, it gives us information about psychological and behavioral disorders. It refers to the compulsions that are difficult to avoid and that harm us in our relationships with those around us. However, if well harnessed, we will be able to transform our lives through the path of personal improvement. Something that the universe takes very much into account when designing the love of our life.
Finding out the location of this point is complicated and it is necessary to master deep notions of astrology for its calculation. As far as we are concerned, it is enough to know that the vertex is, hypothetically, found in the right hemisphere of the natal chart, commonly between the astrological houses V, VI, VII and VIII, which are the houses that most directly affect our personal life. This is where the great turns in the vital trajectory are produced. In places close to land Ecuador, it can be found in houses IV, although it is not as frequent.
The internet provides magnificent astrological online tools that perform the cumbersome part of calculating the vertex for us. Even professional astrologers use these software! Simply enter your data in the relevant boxes and in the "options" section, click on "vertex".
The Houses where the vertex is located in an astrological chart have a special meaning, because they are the sectors where destiny, with a necessary and unknown chain of events, becomes present. They are areas where unforeseen turns of life occur. These facets of life are the ones that tend to repeat themselves.
Destiny acquires the nuances given by the sign of Cancer. Life will have a lot of hereditary baggage, nutrition, beyond the physical part, that will take center stage. We can be involved in jobs related to caring for others. It is very likely that this vertex manifests in someone we already know, perhaps that best friend that we suddenly see with different eyes. The events surrounding the family, such as weddings, communions, etc., have a lot of weight.
There is a constant interaction with the environment, which is expected in achieving all happiness. It falls into the trap of trusting too much the external and that's when there are strong tests, such as lack of money or diseases, especially because of the excessive adventures and risky games. The love of our life is very likely to be found in ludic environments (concerts, parties, board game events, etc.)
People with the vertex in this house dedicate their lives to service, as well as the cultivation of patience, but as a counterpart, they may acquire certain somewhat rigid behaviours. Love for people with this vertex is found in environments where order and sense of duty reign (school, work, etc.). Loves may arise in a context of doctor-patient, teacher-student, etc.
It is a position of eternal doubts and conflicts, but also of a very strong will. The hardest tests are experienced within the couple but also in the moments of greatest ecstasy. It is undoubtedly the vertex that provides the most intense love. It is very likely that the love of our life appears while we are with another partner!
A volcanic and magnetic connection makes possible great transformative experiences, where sex, money and death will be very present. Strong creative or destructive impulses are present. Usually a vertex in this house favors early personalities, with innate knowledge of the psychology of the others, but they may prove too demanding.
While in the houses he talks about "events", the zodiac sign of the vertex will help us understand those unknown personality compulsions. These are the attributes that we must be aware of in order to detect them and be able to modify them accordingly. It may happen that during a planetary transit of some of the personal planets the vertex is activated and with it, our profound nature becomes difficult to control.
Vertex in Aries
Problems with identity and certain ill-concealed narcissism that leads us to suffer problems of jealousy and anger. The most common with this vertex in Aries is that we feel the need to express our bad feelings, but we tend to repress ourselves and when the vertex is activated, we explode in the worst possible way.
The problem with the vertex in Taurus is that creativity is not used properly, because there is always the fear of making a fool of yourself. It has great strength but for some reason we do not allow ourselves to manifest it to the outside. In a more negative sense, we cling to material possessions as if our lives were ending and this causes suffering.
It brings a nervousness difficult to control. It leads to supersaturation of unnecessary information and the background problem of the vertex in Gemini is usually a compulsive taste for lies and airs of grandeur.
The fears here are related to the past, perhaps childhood was not lived as it should have been and that is why the great renunciations in the present are possible. There is a lot of emotion in the vertex in Cancer, maybe too much.
It connects very well with the inner world, but it is difficult to stand the limitation and authority. The emotions of the vertex in Leo are close to the surface and this can make us ignore the emotions of others.
This vertex is characterized by obsession and compulsion. This position in Virgo is not easy, because there are strong desires to destroy the old order and replace it with a different concept or philosophy. But in spite of this, there is a strong tendency towards internal refolding, which is paradoxical and frustrating. That is why he unconsciously tends to associate with Pisces vertex couples or with this sun sign. People totally opposed in their way of seeing things!
This position of the vertex is very dependent on others, we must learn to make choices and detach often, or otherwise we will always be clinging to a past that is no longer valid. The vertex in Libra tends to fix unconsciously in fiery people, with Aryan characteristics.
A strong will, but also with this vertex in Scorpio, there are strong fears and anxieties that can lead to risky behavior. Emotions explode without any reason.
A great fantasy and unwavering faith accompany the vertex in Sagittarius, but as a counterpart, in Sagittarius the wounds they inflict are difficult to heal, we have the feeling of always being exposed.
Capricorn usually creates a situation of repression, has no patience, there is much fear of the other in the sense that there is an authority with more force than himself.
Thought always flies at a great height, but the problem is that there is a lot of underlying anguish. With this vertex in Aquarius you can come to believe that the whole world is against you.
There is great enthusiasm, but one of the problems that must be solved with the vertex in Pisces is the difficulty in digesting loss. The distressing uncertainty and certain passive-aggressive attitudes suddenly attack us when this vertex is activated.
On a sentimental level, the vertex speaks of encounters that will change our life forever, the special relationships, the inevitable arrows that Cupid shoots.
It has happened to all of us that we are suddenly attracted to someone who has nothing to do with our tastes and preferences. In these cases we must suspect the vertex, guilty of being suddenly attracted to this type of person.
We are attracted to the people of the opposite sign to our vertex. For example, if we have the vertex in Pisces, we will tend to approach people who show features of Virgo, even if their zodiac sign is different! The birth chart of people is too complicated to establish compatibility exclusively from the sun sign, and this is something that confirms the vertex.
Another indicative of a destined attraction is found in the astral chart of synastry. When we compare two natal charts, we see that the angular aspects of a part, such as: ascending / descending, IC / MC or vertex fall in conjunction or opposition with our vertex.
We can also meet someone very special when a planet or angle in transit touches our vertex and this can be guessed by the astral chart of that moment. It is convenient to do it when we feel that we meet someone who make us feel like we are on cloud nine.
It should be noted that although at the beginning, the relationship is lived with absolute communion, they have a tragic point. A strong connection is experienced between the two people and the same happens with the ascendant or descendant, although this does not necessarily mean that the relationship will be for life, what it tells us is that this person will teach us something important for our relationships or, our conception or philosophy of our existence.
Each soul is in a different point of evolution and needs more or less learning. But yes, it depends on us to contextualize and take the positive side of each moment and take advantage of everything that the union can offer.