What is the Vertex point in Astrology?
The Vertex is described as: “The vertex is a theoretical point in the heavens where the ecliptic-the apparent orbit of the Sun around the earth-crosses the prime vertical-the plane that runs at right angles to the meridian and divides the celestial sphere from front to back.” (1) So, it’s an imaginary point on your chart where ecliptic and the prime vertical intersect…that probably means very little to you. It’s usually located on the right hand side of your chart and the western part of the wheel, usually somewhere between house 5 and house 8. What it means is up for interpretation. Some say it means nothing. Some interpret it as a “turning point” or some significant event in your life that changes it forever, with the anti-vertex (opposite point on the axis with the vertex) being what you wish for, and the vertex meaning what you get…. In a natal chart it is said to mean a significant event. In synastry it is said to mean a significant encounter, a meeting of soulmates or someone