What is Vertex in a synastry chart?
Vertex in synastry represents unexplainable, or ‘’fated’’ contacts. A lot of married couples have significant Vertex aspects in their synastry chart, however Vertex aspects alone does not guarantee a happily ever after.
In order to know more about durability of a connection, I suggest checking Saturn aspects in synastry.
The main theme of Vertex aspects in synastry is that there will be a very significant, possibly life changing experience between the two people. It is as if their destinies align for a common soul mission. This might be a moment where you meet your soulmate, a painful karmic lesson or a short lived attraction.
Don’t worry, if you don’t have Vertex aspects in your synastry chart it doesn’t mean that your connection is not special, it is just another thing to look at. This is why it is best to look at vertex as a point of confirmation, after analyzing the synastry chart entirely.
With Vertex aspects, I suggest mainly focusing on conjunctions, oppositions and squares within a tight orb (one degree, at most two degrees). Since trines and sextiles are not very significant with Vertex connections, I won’t be mentioning them here.
MOON-Vertex Aspects in Synastry
Moon conjunct Vertex
With this aspect, there are coincidental or ‘’fated’’ events that brings them together. Vertex person unconsciously feels an emotional comfort around moon. In return, moon opens up their nurturing side to Vertex. There is an unspoken understanding and support to one another’s emotions.
Moon opposite Vertex
Just like Moon conjunct Vertex, the way they meet or some events surrounding the relationship feels destined. However, opposite aspect indicates that there may be some major differences between them, which may turn into arguments or bond them closer. This aspect depends on the level of emotional openness they cultivate.
Moon square Vertex
Vertex person is directly affected by moon’s emotionality. Meaning, there is usually a lesson of development for Vertex person to experience through Moon. Whatever it is awaiting them, whether or not Vertex is ready for Moon’s lesson, they are both drawn to this experience unconsciously. And just like Moon opposite Vertex, resolution depends on the level of openness they share.
SUN-Vertex Aspects in Synastry
Sun conjunct Vertex
Sun has a beneficial influence on vertex person’s self esteem and identity, and they may illuminate some character aspects of Vertex that they haven’t explored yet. There is also an instant physical attraction which may feel like love at first sight. This aspect brings an excellent opportunity for spiritual growth as well as a long lasting relationship.
Sun opposite Vertex
Sun has some qualities about them that Vertex person desires in their ideal partner. There is a mutual attraction, although usually Vertex person feels this more. Even though in some ways their characters may be different, they can fill in pieces for each other- it is a balancing act.
Sun square Vertex
This aspect can be described as clash of wills. There may be some struggles and obstacles in creating a deeper connection, perhaps some unexpected events, but there is still a lot of passion for one another.
VENUS-Vertex Aspects in Synastry
Venus conjunct Vertex
Vertex person sees Venus as very charming and attractive, in some cases idealizing their partner. A long lasting, deeply romantic connection is very possible. Venus conjunct Vertex represents a lot of similarities in personal taste and aesthetics. There may also be a mutually beneficial financial interaction.
Venus opposite Vertex
Vertex person is subconsciously attracted to the way Venus carry themselves. Even if it is not their usual type, there is something special and beautiful about them, perhaps even a feeling of destiny.
Venus square Vertex
Venus square Vertex in synastry often indicates a fated romantic encounter. However, this aspect may come with some triggers. There may be a conflict between ones idea of love and the other’s behavior, or too much idealization in the beginning.
MARS-Vertex Aspects in Synastry
Mars conjunct Vertex
In a synastry chart, this is a highly passionate and energetically charged aspect. Mars person will also support Venus in achieving their goals in some way.
Mars opposite Vertex
Just like Mars conjunct Vertex, this aspect is also very sexual and energetic. On the other hand, Mars person’s assertive/aggressive nature may sometimes irritate Vertex, causing some heated arguments.
Mars square Vertex
Squares represent blocked energies, therefore there may be some obstacles in the way of creating a deeper connection. Despite the strong pull and sexual tension between them, Mars may be too pushy at times, making Vertex uncomfortable.
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