VERTEX IN SIGNS

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The Vertex in astrology is  a karmic point that needs activation to bring out its power.  The vertex falls on the western side of the natal chart, with the anti-vertex found exactly 180 degrees away, on the eastern or the ascendant side. Three things can activate the vertex: transits, other people (synastry), and places. The vertex is an astrological concept that is not very well known but of fundamental importance for natal chart interpretation. Below is Vertex in signs interpretation.Vertex in signs

Statement that represents the Vertex (the Third Angle) : The chance moment

The Vertex/anti-vertex by sign can show the way we may experience activation to this axis. The Vertex represents experiences over which we have no control.  Therefore, the vertex is tied more to fate and karmic patterns. It also represents innate qualities that are not being used. The Vertex is known as a gate which opens a new world to a person’s life. The vertex is only theoretical to the degree that the Ascendant and Midheaven are.  Then there is the North and South Nodes of the Moon. They are also points of theoretical intersection. Interpretations of Moon nodes you can read here North node in signs

Vertex in AriesAries

  • The energy that Vertex in Aries brings: Vertex in Aries – indicates narcissism and the Oedipus complex,. Also it can bring such anger that you not aware of what you are doing. Your work is to cultivate Aries energy. In other words, you will be drawn into emergency situations where you have to take charge. You will have to take the initiative and develop fast solutions to crises situations. There will be no time to coordinate efforts. Circumstances will force you to pick up the wheels of leadership and react fast. You will be forced to be in the center of action, rather than stay on the sidelines, waiting for someone else to do it. Also, with this vertex in Aries you feel the need to express your bad feelings. But you tend to repress them and when the vertex is activated, you explode in the worst possible way. You are expected to pick up the wheels of leadership, initiate new directions, take a decisive stand, overcome inhibitions, be courage and conquer fears.
  • Positive traits: If you do these things you may satisfy a fundamental need for self-expression. In other words, you are psychologically ready to fulfill that self-expression. You can improve your ability to lead, troubleshoot, or innovate.  And it can bring out your abilities that you were not aware of. Also, you can gain awareness of personal courage and self-identity.
  • Negative traits: If you do not accomplishing these things, someone else will take the initiative.  Or, you may become unfulfilled because you have compromised or fallen into tempting mediocrity. It is also possible that you will develop a hole in your personality. That is because Vertex in signs demands identity changes. Remember, the Vertex in signs is  a karmic point that needs activation to bring out its power.

Vertex in TaurusVertex in signs

  • The energy that Vertex in Taurus brings – Vertex in Taurus – indicates selfishness and a sense of inferiority. Also, it brings the need for others to please you. Your work is to cultivate Taurus energy. You will be forced to develop a sense of self-worth.  Also, situations will force you to develop material self-sufficiency, without relying on others.  You may have to help others in achieving financial security. Your freedom is in the financial independence. The problem with the vertex in Taurus is that creativity is not used properly. That is because; there is always the fear of making a fool of yourself. Esoterically, it is associated with the ability to let go, to simplify things and to eliminate obligations. Speak your truth and honor your own values and principles. Be willing to stand up for what you believe is true. You are called to complete something already set in motion. Others expect from you to become self-sustaining and self-supporting. With this placement, people want you to deal with the world on a material level.
  • Possible positive trades of Vertex: If you do  these things, you may create a solution for a severe emotional or material lack. You may expand your independence from others. In other words, you can manage your own concerns. Also, you have a sensual love of natural resources and a lust for precious possessions.
  • Possible negative trades Vertex:If you do not accomplishing these things you may keep yourself from attaining the self-esteem.  Also, you may  feel socially abandon and empty inside. Remember, the Vertex in signs is  a karmic point that needs activation to bring out its power.

Vertex in Gemininatal chart

  • The energy that Vertex in Gemini brings – Vertex in Gemini indicates kleptomania, phobias and fixed ideas.  You will be called to teach and to present your own ideas to others. Also you will have to prove the information with the facts. Gemini will draw you into a relationship or into work activity that will force you learn to be flexible. Also you will have to do more than one thing at a time. Flexibility is often connected with allowing others to change their minds. Also, you have an all-consuming need to communicate with your partner. You may be forced to prove your believes, choosing your words correctly.  This is not an easy task.  But, this will ultimately build confidence in your communication skills. You will learn that theorizing gives your power away.  Vertex in Gemini also brings nervousness difficult to control. In conclusion, you are expected to bring your ability to communicate to the fore. And you will be forced to use hard-core facts to clarify situations. People expect from you to come up with new ideas and present them clearly.
  • Possible positive trades of Vertex: If you do these things you may learn to choose your words carefully. You may also increase the confidence to speak out.  You will have better self-steam.
  • Possible negative trades Vertex: If you do not accomplishing these things you will have a fear of looking stupid and being tied down. You can be self-opinionated, self-righteous, defensive and tactless. Also, you may get hung up on a single goal, instead of developing the diversity you need. And, you may fail to achieve mental flexibility and clarity. Remember, the Vertex in signs is  a karmic point that needs activation to bring out its power.

Vertex in CancerVertex in cancer

  • The energy that Vertex in  Cancer brings – Vertex in Cancer – indicates hysterical behavior, problems with mothers and wife, problems with family in general. You will be pushed to deal with the public, media and other people emotions. Often, there are emotional issues in the family. You may also be pushed to deal with issues connected with women in general.  There is a tendency to authoritative and unemotional behavior. With Vertex in Cancer you will have a chance to learn compassion. So, you cannot let others down. You must get emotionally involved and care! Vertex expects from you to deal with the public, handle the emotional situations and learn to deal with women. There are very deep desires regarding the ideal structure or family and home life.
  • Possible positive trades of Vertex: If you do these things you may develop your nurturing qualities. Also, you may recognize your own dependency needs and concerns in your life. You may also discover a capacity to play the parental role to the world.
  • Possible negative trades Vertex: If you do not accomplishing these things you may become the victim of other people. You may also suppress your emotions. There is a lot of emotion in the vertex in Cancer, maybe too much. Your expectations of others are unrealistic and are based on your own feelings of insecurity. Remember, the Vertex in signs is  a karmic point that needs activation to bring out its power.

Vertex in Leonatal chart

  • The energy that Vertex in Leo brings: this placement encourages narcissism, depression, fear of death and even sadism. In this season, you must learn to be less egocentric. Also, you will be pushed to learn to be creative. The individualization is the task. A personal approach to dealing with people is needed rather than a objective orientation. This placement connects very well with the inner world. Bu,  it is difficult to stand the limitation and authority. The emotions of the vertex in Leo are close to the surface.  So,  this can make you ignore the emotions of others. There is a regal need to be recognized for one’s innate superiority on all levels.  The desire to be cherished and almost worshiped is intrinsic. In conclusion, Vertex expects from you to become a strong individual and not just a member of the group. When activated the Vertex brings permanent change usually with new qualities for the better.  In this case you are born with a new fire for life in Leo traits.
  • Possible positive trades of Vertex: If you do these things you may become aware of your own individuality or creative tendencies. You may strengthen your own ego by helping other people to develop their goals. You may improve your magnetism.
  • Possible negative trades Vertex: Firstly, If you do not accomplishing these things you may get ego-complex or create conflict within you. Secondly, you may feel less worthy. You may also feel like no important person. Remember, the Vertex in signs is  a karmic point that needs activation to bring out its power.

 Vertex in VirgoVertex in signs

  • The energy that Vertex in Virgo brings –  this placement indicates obsessions and autism. In this time, you will be forced to bring chaotic situations in a practical, useful order.  This position is not easy. That is because there are strong desires to destroy the old order. And replace it with a different concept or philosophy. But, there is also a strong tendency to internal refolding, which is paradoxical and frustrating. In relationships- there is a fantasy of joining with someone who has unique psychic powers. And the focus is on the practical work. That will make everything all right. Vertex expects from you to use your practical insights. Also, it expects to use your ability to discover your mistakes. There are few more things: to provide service, to compile material for practical use and supply work details. You should develop your discriminating faculties and become a useful member of humanity. Also, you are expected to develop conscientious habits and the ability to accept criticism.
  • Possible positive trades of Vertex: If you do these things you may feel useful in the world and to balance a tendency to worry about your health issues. Also, you may learn to believe in your own self-worth. You may stop worrying about others people opinion. You may become able to function at your most effective level. Above all you will become aware that your life has meaning.
  • Possible negative trades Vertex: If you do not accomplishing these things you may feel bring inner conflict. You can make yourself nearly invisible. You can also create disorder in your life. And above all, you may create a feeling of uselessness. Remember, the Vertex in signs is  a karmic point that needs activation to bring out its power.

 Vertex in Libranatal chart

  • The energy that Vertex in Libra brings –   Vertex in Libra – indicates emotional-addictive problems and fixed ideas. In this time, you will be drawn into learning how to bridge opposing factions, to mediate compromises, to restore fairness.  And you should bring harmony out of conflict situations. You must not take sides or impose the personal ego. The need is to make no judgments and establish harmony that would benefit the whole. This position of the vertex is very dependent on others. You must learn to make choices and detach often. Otherwise you will  be clinging to a past that is no longer valid. The vertex in Libra tends to fix unconsciously in people. Vertex expects from you to bring opposing factions together. Then, you are expected to advice or arbitrate on a fair and equal basis.  Or you need to to seek a satisfactory compromise. You also may develop a sense of fair play to help yourself and others to move forward. You are expected to cultivate the arts of compromise and detachment.
  • Possible positive trades of Vertex: If you do these things you may feel useful in the world and offset a tendency to worry about your health. You may put aside personal ego in relationships. Also, you will accept the need for balance in your life.
  • Possible negative trades Vertex: If you do not accomplishing these things you may become to judgmental. Also you may become demanding, and ruin your relationships. Remember, the Vertex in signs is  a karmic point that needs activation to bring out its power.

 Vertex in ScorpioVertex in signs

  • The energy that Vertex in Scorpio brings: this placement indicates anti sociality, extremism, aggression. You will be drawn into dealing with situations that are complicated, matted and ensnared. There is also fighting for the rights and exploitation issues. You may be drawn to assist others in achieving financial security. You must overcome the fears that make you comfortable with the status quo. The vertex indicates a desire or continual need for feeling irresistible and irreplaceable on all levels of intimacy. There are strong fears and anxieties that can lead to risky behavior. Above all, emotions  may explode without any reason. Vertex expects from you to learn total self-mastery. You will explore the limits of your desires. Also you will learn to respect the rights of others. You will assist others in financial arrangements. You may deal with the dying and healing..
  • Possible positive trades of Vertex: If you do these things you may express an inner emotional need to reform. Also, you may be reborn to the higher self. You could become more helpful or even become a natural healer.
  • Possible negative trades Vertex: If you do not accomplishing these things you may become emotionally insecure, selfish and  aggressive. Remember, the Vertex in signs is  a karmic point that needs activation to bring out its power.

 Vertex in SagittariusPlanets in signs

  • The energy that Vertex in Sagittarius brings: this placement indicates psychosis, hypochondria, and fixed ideas.  So, you must go beyond the facts in order to see the big picture. You may be drawn to give some testimony. You must go beyond the facts to the truth of the matter. Do not get bogged down with superficial and gossipy information. You will be drawn to deal with philosophical, spiritual or moral issues. The vertex in Sagittarius reveals a person who dreams of the adventure when it comes to relationships. You love exploring new roads, new paths of life. Vertex expects from you to develop broad vision and a deeper understanding of the truth behind the facts. You may develop a new religious awareness. Also, you may become inspired by religion or philosophy.
  • Possible positive trades of Vertex: If you do these things you may bring understanding to difficult situations. Also, you may develop a faith to yourself, your abilities and goals. You will learn that faith in yourself must come from faith in something outside.
  • Possible negative trades Vertex: If you do not accomplishing these things you may become selfish and rude to others around you. You will find it difficult to accept the accolades and rewards you have earned. Also, you will  have the feeling of always being exposed. Remember, the Vertex in signs is  a karmic point that needs activation to bring out its power.

Vertex in Capricornnatal chart

  • The energy that Vertex in Capricorn brings: This placement indicates paranoia, depression, problems with the father figure, family and the authorities. Also, Vertex in Capricorn brings erratic mood and confusion. Situations will  call you  to develop skills in leadership. Also, you will be called to learn responsibility. It is essential that you learn to accept duties and obligations.  Leadership and organizational ability go hand-in-hand. So, you must also learn patience to cultivate these skills. Above all, do not allow your emotions and fears to interfere. Above all, you cannot allow that family or feelings of insecurity impede in fulfilling your destiny.  Vertex expects from you to prepare yourself for positions of greater responsibility. Also, it expects from you to develop organizational ability, caution, prudence, and patience.
  • Possible positive trades of Vertex: If you do these things you may become aware of how much your organizing ability is needed. You will become more responsible, helpful and lovable.
  • Possible negative trades Vertex: If you do not accomplishing these things it may keep you from moving up to a higher position at work. You may experience inner conflict if you see yourself as the victim. Also, you could have subtle feelings of inferiority from your lack of discipline. Remember, the Vertex in signs is  a karmic point that needs activation to bring out its power.

Vertex in Aquariusnatal chart

  • The energy that Vertex in Aquarius brings: this placement indicates depression, anxiety, malice and spite. Firstly, you must learn tolerance. Every person is different and has its value. Situations will force you to learn how to coordinate with different people in different situations. This is a hard lesson for you. The lesson is to be detached and impersonal. Above all, any prejudices will come back to haunt you. So, you must  learn to be a good friend and to be a part of group.  There is some difficulty working with group energy. The vertex in Aquarius yearns for completion of yourself through the highest ideal of friendship. Vertex expects from you to deal with all kinds of people, even those you feel you cannot tolerate. You need to accept the idea that you are one among equals. In other words, you must overcome your ego.  So you need to drop your sense of superioprity.
  • Possible positive trades of Vertex: If you do these things you may avoid feelings of superiority. You will get true friends. You will learn to overcome your own ego.
  • Possible negative trades Vertex: If you do not accomplishing these things you may become the object of intolerant treatment from any group. Also, the people you oppose may block you. Accomplishments may become meaningless. There is a lot of underlying anguish. With this vertex in Aquarius you can come to believe that the whole world is against you. Remember, the Vertex in signs is  a karmic point that needs activation to bring out its power.

Vertex in Piscesnatal chart

  • The energy that Vertex in Pisces brings – This placement indicates large oscillations between passive and aggressive behavior. So the situations will  force you to to cultivate sensitivity for others. In other words, you will go through experiences that bring out compassion. Also, situations will force you to achieve the ability to listen with empathy. Another lesson is to let go of criticism. You will learn to go with the flow. Do not judge by rules but rather by instinctive and compassionate. There is great enthusiasm too. But, one of the problems that must be solved is the difficulty in digesting loss. The distressing uncertainty and certain passive-aggressive attitudes suddenly attack us when this vertex is active. Vertex expects from you to develop selflessness and cultivate emotional or psychological insights. Also, vertex wants you to develop compassion and the ability to listen to people who have pain inside. You will also need to accept the fact that we all are children of the universe.
  • Possible positive trades of Vertex: If you do these things you may grow through contact with other people. You will gain insights above and beyond practical consideration.
  • Possible negative trades Vertex: If you do not accomplishing these things you could generate a sense of futility. That can lead to despair and self-destruction. Remember, the Vertex in signs is  a karmic point that needs activation to bring out its power.

How to calculating the Vertex:

Firstly, you calculate the Ascendant at your co-latitude. That’s the Ascendant at 90 degrees, minus your latitude. The IC becomes the mid-heaven. Than using the table of houses, you look up the Ascendant (Vertex) associated with the new MC and latitude.

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