The Vertex is a mathematical point in the chart of the native, always located at the right-hand side of his chart. It is the intersection of the ecliptic and the prime vertical, and astrologers tend to argue whether it is very important or not at all. The exact opposite point is called anti-vertex, but most astrology researchers tend to not pay attention to it.
As an astrological point, it is connected with karma and fate, and it functions when triggered by planet transits. The transiting aspect that is mostly to be observed is the conjunction, and slow moving planets are the ones that will mainly influence the native’s life. The Vertex is also widely used in synastry charts, as it is responsible for major changes, especially in relationships, births, and deaths of people – while also in important business partnership beginnings or endings. This can be easily explained by the fact that the Vertex is always located somewhere between the 5th and the 8th house, which are responsible for such kind of issues.
With a Vertex in the 6th house, an important transit can bring a karmic co-worker, employer or employee. Generally, it enforces the presence a very important person somehow connected with the native’s daily routines. This placement is excellent for the native’s career, as it will bring a lot of help in the job surroundings. The Vertex represents people that invade our life uncontrollably, and the 6th house indicates that the surroundings they come from is our occupation. A 6th house Vertex does not imply sexual relations with co-workers; a lot of other placements and aspects are responsible for that. Yet, it can create strong emotional bonds, as the person’s progress in work can be tied to the people that the Vertex bring in his life.
Search for transits to your natal Vertex so as to see when it will get activated. An important co-karmic cooperation is very probable to come when slow-moving planets like Jupiter, Uranus or Pluto aspect the spot by transit. Of course for positive events the responsible aspects are trines and sextiles, while the squares and oppositions tend to bring difficulties. Conjunctions strongly depend on the transiting planet, and can manifest either positively or negatively. In addition, the nature of events triggered also depends on existing aspects of the Vertex to other natal planets. Naturally, a well aspected Vertex will act beneficially when in conjunction with a transiting planet, while an ill-aspected one will bring turbulence. No matter the occasion, everything connected with the Vertex is out of our own hands and a necessary step towards progress.
In any case, the Vertex is connected with people that become very personal to us; on the other hand it does not guarantee the blissfulness of the relation. When one of the moon’s nodes is also present in some way, the relationship can be considered extremely karmic.There is no easy way of escaping from the people that the point is allowing to enter in the native’s life. What the Vertex brings is fateful, and has to happen so that both parts learn their lessons.
People with their Vertex in the 6th house will observe that they will adore sharing their daily routines with similar people. No matter if it is their work, a hobby or a physical activity such as gym, they will always have tendencies to search similar people. In response, the universe brings them exactly what they search for. Thus, 6th house Vertex people may create close relationships with people they meet at their gym or while taking their dog for a walk. In addition, they might stick close to people with common interests in healthy diets. A sixth house Vertex is responsible for becoming close friends with a Vegan, a style addict, a hypochondriac or even a bodybuilding guru.
Generally, the two parts are quite drown towards each other due to their common ideas, no matter if those are healthy or not. Actually, the more those ideas are frowned upon by the society, the stronger will be the bond of the people involved.
If you are interested to experiment with your Vertex, look in an ephemeris when some slow moving planets are transiting over it. Use an orb of about 2 degrees, and look whether something extraordinary is happening in your life department where the Vertex is located. This destiny gate can sometimes be opened by quickly moving bodies also (Mars, Venus, Mercury, Sun); usually right after an eclipse that occurs near that degree and the first transit of the planets through it. But, the outer planets, or combinations of outer and inner planets, are to be considered the major life-changers.
Vertex can fulfill wishes – but who guarantees that what we wish is what we indeed need? It should not be taken lightly, as it can bring you something permanently that was either not clearly wished, or that you have since changed your mind about. The difficult thing actually is to let go the Vertex person that arrives, his weird presence can persist in a paradoxical way – for months years or more. There are definitely issues to be resolved between you, and the best thing is to establish a good communication, think out of the box and understand what are your real needs, who is your real You, and whether your wishes brought you what you want. The opposite is not to be afraid of. In any case, be open towards whatever the Vertex brings – after all, the most likely to happen is that you won’t manage to resist it!
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.