The Vertex is a mathematical point of the chart of a native, always located in 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 mostly 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.
If it is in the 8th house, then an important transit can bring a karmic union with another individual, mostly connected through sex. The 8th house is ruling total merge with another person, and thus makes the chart owner yearn for breaking all barriers. Of course, the barriers between people include the physical border of the two different bodies, and sex is probably the most powerful tool to exterminate the distance between the two souls.
Yet, as the 8th house is also responsible for other people’s money, this karmic relation may be also connected to financial merging. The chart owner may be having a shared wallet with his significant other, which in some situations can become a problem. The native can become addicted to this situation, feeling unable to walk away from the financial security that the other person provides. People whose Vertex is adversely aspected should be very careful, in order to not remain in a relationship that only powers up their finances. An 8th house Vertex can bring partners that are considered financial saviors of the chart owner.
As the 8th house is also ruling debt, another pattern that can appear is the two individuals taking shared loan from a bank. This factor can make their relationship even more stable, as nobody can easily walk away from this bond. And if in the end the relationship comes to an end, there could be a lot of turbulence concerning money.
On the other hand, there is no better Vertex placement for deep and magical sex. This mostly applies if Vertex is well-aspected or conjuncting natal planets of one or both partners. Then, there is simply no way to escape from the power and intensity of the sexual feelings that arise.
A karmic merging is very probable to come if the Vertex conjuncts the significant other’s Ascendant or Sun, and 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 planet that transits, 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 conjunct by a transiting planet, while an ill-aspected will bring difficulties.
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. What the Vertex brings is rather uncontrolled, and has to happen so that both parts learn their lessons and progress.
People with their Vertex in the 8th house will observe that they tend to be more open towards sex, and even a little promiscuous. This is because their 8th house gates are more open than the average person’s, and they can experience sex at a deeper level. In addition, such type of individuals can more easily reach deeper intimacy; it takes less time for them to open up mentally for a new body present in their life. The aspect also signifies meeting important people unexpectedly through 8th house activities: at financial institutions, occult groups, funerals or elsewhere where 8th house matters are happening.
If you are interested to experiment with your Vertex, look in an ephemeris when some slow moving planet is transiting over it. Use an orb of around 2 degrees, and look weather 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 permanently something that was either not clearly wished, or that you have changed your mind since the moment you did. The difficult thing is actually to let go the Vertex person that arrives, his weird presence can persist in a paradoxical way – for months, years or more. There is 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 possible is that you cannot resist it!