What does it mean if you and your romantic partner share a Vertex conjunct Ascendant synastry aspect?
Ascendant conjunct Vertex is a particularly lovely aspect in synastry, and if you find it in yours and your partner’s composite chart, you can count yourself very fortunate, as a strong Vertex connection indicates a deep bond, intense attachment and physical attraction that is more than likely to develop sexually.
Another important thing to understand about this Vertex-Ascendant synastry aspect is that it is a two-way street, or a double whammy, if you will. If your Vertex is conjunct your partner’s Ascendant, it also means that their Vertex is conjunct your Ascendant. This makes for an equally strong attraction between you and your partner, as well as mental and emotional compatibility that is off the charts.
All in all, the Ascendant-Vertex synastry pairing has all of the ingredients needed to build a solid, loving and exciting long term relationship.
But what even is the Vertex (let alone the anti-Vertex) and how important is it in synastry? Is the Vertex conjunct Ascendant synastry aspect unequivocally good, or are there potential pitfalls that you should be looking out for?
Join our Facebook group to get the answers to your synastry questions from our experienced community.
Keep reading to learn more about what characterises Ascendant and Vertex connections, and to discover what it ultimately means for your relationship if your is conjunct someone’s Vertex, or vice versa.
The synastry chart
When it comes to assessing the romantic compatibility of two people, there is so much more to it than merely looking at the people’s star signs. This is where synastry comes into the picture.
In synastry astrology, a composite chart is made by overlaying one person’s natal chart with another’s. Doing so reveals where all of the two people’s planets fall, and not least how they interact with each other.
The composite chart allows you to get a much more granular and richly detailed overview of your relationship. Getting a synastry chart made for your relationship can even help you navigate and make the most of its inherent potential. It might even reveal where and why you and your partner fundamentally clash or disagree with each other.
Is Vertex importnat in synastry?
The Vertex is not a planet, but rather a mathematical point located in the right hand side (also referred to as the western hemisphere) of the natal chart.
The Vertex represents the precise intersection between the eclectic and the prime vertical, themselves mathematical points in the chart. The Vertex is an incredibly sensitive point, and it is not unusual for significant relationships to be aspected to it in one way or another.
There is some dispute amongst astrologers as to what the Vertex and the Anti-Vertex stand for, though the Vertex is generally considered to be a secondary ascendant. Many astrologers consider the Vertex a point of fated connection and Karmic interaction. Others view the Vertex as a point of wish-fulfilment. Either way, there is something very compelling about the Vertex, and it is of particular importance in synastry, where it plays a vital role in assign the potential of a relationship.
The first thing to know about Vertex connections in synastry charts is that they indicate fated relationships that are likely to develop sexually and emotionally over the course of time.
The Vertex can also contain an element of surprise and revelation. When another person’s Ascendant makes a connection with your Vertex, you may surprise yourself by finding them incredibly attractive, even if they are not your usual type or not what you expected.
The Vertex is a powerful force, and any connections it makes romantically may challenge some of your pre-conceived notions and ideas about what a relationship is supposed to be like, about the kind of romantic partner you had envisioned yourself with, or about what you truly want in love and romance. In this way, the Vertex, when contacted by another person’s planet, can teach you a lot about yourself, about love and about life.
Even if the Vertex conjunct Ascendant relationship is not what you had expected, don’t resist it if it feels good and right.
What is the Anti-Vertex?
What is the difference between Vertex and Anti-Vertex, and how does an Anti-Vertex occur?
Like the Vertex, the Anti-Vertex is a mathematical point, located directly across from and opposite the Vertex in the natal chart.
Whereas the Vertex represents other people’s contributions to your fate, the Anti-Vertex represents your own contribution to your fate. The Anti-Vertex reflects energies that well up from within, rather than any external influences or people.
The Ascendant in synastry
Your Ascendant, also known as your rising sign, is the star sign that is ascending on the eastern horizon (the left hand side) of your natal chart.
Your ascendant can be any of the twelve signs of the zodiac – Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius or Pisces.
The ascendant represents your outward personality; it is how people see you, at least until they get really close to you and you begin to reveal deeper layers of yourself.
It is completely possible for your external presentation to be very similar to your core self, or diametrically opposite. For example, if your primary star sign is Capricorn and you also have a Capricorn Ascendant, that’s a lot of Capricorn energy and would mean that all of the qualities associated with Capricorn would be magnified in you.
If, on the other hand, your star sign is Leo and your Ascendant is Pisces, you embody a mix of radically different, if not actually opposite and opposing energies.
Either way, your Ascendant represents a significant ingredient in the makeup of your personality. If your Ascendant is conjunct the other person’s Vertex – or any of their planets, for that matter – there is going to be an intense attraction, manifesting itself as a highly sexual link as well as compatibility on an intellectual level.
Aspects in synastry
Synastry aspects themselves come in many different forms. While conjunctions are generally considered to be the most powerful and significant, they are only one of several possible.
Synastry charts, in most cases, contain a mix of soft and hard aspects. Soft aspects are the ones where the energies of the planets involved flow and work harmoniously together. Hard aspects, on the other hand, indicate aspects that are more uphill. Hard synastry aspects indicate tension, discord and opposition.
Because synastry charts are likely to contain both soft and hard aspects, there is no reason to be alarmed if some of the aspects you see look positive and promising, while other aspects leap out at you as problematic. A relationship is never fully defined by one aspect alone, but by the sum total of the aspects that make up the composite chart.
Let us start by looking at the conjunction, the synastry aspect we are primarily dealing with in this article.
What is a conjunction in astrology synastry?
A conjunction synastry aspect happens when two planets fall into the same house in the composite chart and are perfectly aligned with each other. This creates a harmonious amplification and a flowing together of the energies and qualities both planets represent.
Conjunctions work as catalysts for the planetary energies involved, so it is little wonder why conjunctions are regarded as being the most vital synastry aspects to look out for in a couple’s composite chart.
However, it is an oversimplification to say that conjunctions are always soft and harmonious. The truth is that they are simply intense, often for better, but sometimes for worse. Whether a conjunction is a force for good or for destruction within a relationship depends heavily on which planets are in conjunction with each other.
Now let us take a look at the opposition. As its name suggests, the opposition involves two planets grid-locked in opposition to each other.
An opposition aspect happens when two planets are located directly across from each other in the astrological chart. Being thus positioned, the different energies of the two plats are going to exert constant pressure and push against each other. This can easily create tension and strike a note of discord into what might otherwise be a very harmonious relationship.
The sextile is one if not the most auspicious aspects you can hope to find in a synastry chart. Sextile mean that there is an easy and effortless flow of energy and information between the planets involved.
A sextile happens when two planets are positioned at a 60 degree angle to each other. Of course, whether the flow of energy between the planet in a sextile synastry aspect is truly positive depends on the aspected planets.
Trines are positive, dynamic aspects in synastry. A trine creates a dynamic flow of energy between planets that is both uplifting and galvanising.
A trine is when two planets are positioned at a 120 degree angle to each other in the chart. Again, the planets involved determine the energetic influence on the relationship.
The square is a hard aspect in synastry, indicative of tension and challenges. You might say that a square aspect strikes the equivalent of an astrological note of discoed into the overall melody of a relationship. While one or even a few discordant notes can make for an interesting tune, too many are going to create too much imbalance and disharmony.
A square is when two planets in the synastry chart are angled at 90 degrees to each other, thereby forming a semi-square.
Other Vertex conjunctions in synastry
The conjunction, although the most powerful Vertex connection and the one we are primarily discussing here is far from the only Vertex or Anti-Vertex aspects that can occur in synastry. Let us take a closer look at some of the possible constellations here.
Sun conjunct Vertex
The Sun is the ruling planet of Leo.
The Sun represents your core being in astrology – this is why your sun sign is the first and primary thing most people learn about in astrology. Indeed, many never go further than discovering what their Sun sign is and what it stands for.
Symbolically, the sun stands for joy, optimism, warmth, generosity, hope and awakening. The Sun can also be seen as a representation of the divine masculine, the divine father.
When your Vertex is conjunct with the Sun in the other person’s chart, they are your idea of an ideal partner. The attraction you feel towards them is intense, and they fill you with both optimism, self-belief and confidence.
Moon conjunct Vertex
The Moon also represents our emotional and intuitive side. Inextricably linked to the Sun, but more passive, receptive and nurturing, the Moon is associated with motherhood and with the divine feminine. In a more abstract sense, the Moon is linked to intuition, creativity, vision, psychic perceptions and the mysteries of the unconscious.
A Moon conjunct Vertex aspect in synastry is an indication that a strong emotional link exists between the two partners. If you are the Vertex partner, you are going to feel incredibly nurtured and emotionally taken care of by the other person. They are going to have an incredibly heeling and soothing influence on your mind, and are going to be incredibly supportive of all your endeavours. They may even inspire you creatively, and help you plug more into your intuitive and creative side.
Mercury conjunct Vertex
Mercury is the ruling planet of both Gemini and Virgo.
Mercury is also the ruler of the intellect, of words and of self-expression. In Ancient Rome, Mars was regarded as the messenger of the gods, the connecting link between humanity and the divine. In astrology, Mercury signifies intellect and ideas as well as the ability to communicate them.
If your Vertex aspects your partner’s Mercury, or vice versa, you are going to communicate incredibly easily and well together. A powerful mental link exists between the two of you right from the beginning of our relationship. Ideas, sparks and insights will fly back and forth between the Vertex person’s mind and the planet person’s at incredible speed. You may even find that you are able to read each other’s minds on occasion.
One person’s Mercury conjunct the other’s Vertex is an incredibly positive and useful aspect, in romantic and business relationships alike.
Venus conjunct Vertex
Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus and Libra.
Venus is the planet of love and beauty, named after the Roman goddess of the same. Venus represents aesthetics, sensuality, art and luxury.
The natal Venus, the personification of love itself, is one of the most important planets to look for in synastry charts.
Venus conjunct Vertex is an incredibly powerful synastry connection. When your natal Vertex is conjunct the other person’s Venus, there is both an instant sense of intense attraction and deep emotional connection between you and your partner. If it is your Venus that is conjunct the other’s Vertex, you are the one who is going to envelop them in love and devotion.
Mars conjunct Vertex
Mars is the ruling planet of Aries and Mars.
Mars is the planet of fire, warfare and aggression. Mars, named after the Roman god of war, is also the planet of willpower, assertiveness and raw, physical desire.
Like Venus, Mars is a vitally important planet in synastry.
If your Mars is conjunct the other person’s Vertex, or vice versa, there is going to be an intensely physical aspect to this relationship. If you are the Vertex person in this pairing, you are going to feel deeply inspired by your Mars partner’s incredible drive and ambition.
Jupiter conjunct Vertex
Jupiter is the ruling planet of Sagittarius and Pisces.
Jupiter is known to be the planet of luck and fate. Whenever Jupiter is involved in astrology, there are going to be open doors and opportunities, support and encouragement coming at you from all directions – including the most unexpected.
If one person’s Jupiter is conjunct the other person’s Vertex in a romantic relationship, the two are going to feel irresistibly drawn to one another, while discovering that the world is their oyster when they are together, relinquishing to this happy couple all sorts of blessings.
Saturn conjunct Vertex
Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn, as well as of Aquarius.
Saturn is rarely a light and easy energy to deal with, not even when it comes into your life in the form of the person you are in love with. Saturn stands for restrictions, limitations and responsibility. This may not sound very romantic, but it can be. Within limitations there can be untold freedom and creative expression, and the responsibilities you willingly take upon yourself enable you to grow and step into your full potential.
Saturn conjunct Vertex makes for a very interesting dynamic. When one partner’s Saturn is conjunct the other person’s Vertex, there is going to be a push-pull effect within the relationship. The Saturn person is going to challenge the Vertex person to grow up, to take responsibility for their dreams and their destiny.
If you are the Saturn person in this relationship, you are going to be the one imposing restrictions and encouraging – indeed, demanding – that the Vertex person rise to meet their own challenges, as well as any challenges that the two of you may be facing as as couple. For better and for worse, the Saturn person is the grown-up in this relationship.
Uranus conjunct Vertex
Uranus is the planet of change and revolution! Uranus is one of the most slow-moving planets in the solar system, and in fact takes 84 years to complete its cycle through the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending 7 years in each sign.
When your partner’s Uranus is conjunct your Vertex, they show up in your life possessing the power to free and transform you. This is a pairing where the Uranus person helps the Vertex person shed their pre-conceived notions and any self-imposed limitations that are holding them back from unfolding their true potential. This is one of the most inspiring relationship constellations you can imagine, although it can also be challenging at times.
Neptune conjunct Vertex
Neptune is named after the Roman god of the sea, or rather of fresh water. In astrology, Neptune represents an enigma, as it presides over dreams, visions, hallucinations and the many crooked corridors of the mind.
When your partner’s Neptune is conjunct your Vertex, they may seem like a mirage or a fantasy to you. They may very well represent a romantic ideal to you, and the future you begin to imagine for the two of you may turn out to be difficult to realise in reality.
A Neptune-Vertex connection is not always positive, as there can be a sense of unreality to the connection. The Vertex person may lose themselves in the Neptune person – drown in them, so to speak.
North Node conjunct Vertex
The North Node is not a planet, but rather one of the two orbital nodes circling the Moon. The North and South nodes were not originally included in astrology, as they cannot be seen with the naked eye. However, since their discovery they have become important astrological elements, particularly in synastry.
The North Node represents those aspects and qualities that you are meant to learn how to express and embody in this lifetime.
When your natal Vertex is conjunct your partner’s North Node, they are going to represent and reflect back to you many of those positive qualities and ideals that you are striving towards. This means that they become a great inspiration to you, and may in this way act as a powerful catalyst for your personal and spiritual development.
South Node conjunct vertex
The South Node is found on the opposite end of the Nodal axis to the North Node.
The South Node is of just as much importance as the North Node, but its meaning is just the opposite. Whereas the North Node represents what you are (hopefully) becoming, the South Node indicates the qualities and energies that you are shedding and evolving past.
If your partner’s South Node is conjunct your Vertex, this person signifies a true challenge, as they are inevitably going to embody and reflect back to you some of the things you are struggling to overcome or move past. This doesn’t stop you from being unconsciously attracted to them – and the fact that they embody some of what you are trying to no longer be may even be part of this attraction.
Characteristics of the Vertex conjunct Ascendant relationship
Every relationship is different from any other, but when you and your partner share a Venus conjunct Ascendant aspect, you are bound to experience and encounter particular energies, patterns and obstacles in your relationship. I will do my best to lay them out here.
It is a significant relationship
Whether the relationship lasts a lifetime or not, it is guaranteed to be life-altering in its significance and in the lasting impression it leaves on your life and on your core being.
Despite this being an incredibly important and most likely long term relationship, it may start off slowly. Depending on what your partner’s Ascendant is, you may be unconsciously attracted to them to begin with, and only truly uncover the extend and depth of your attraction to them as the relationship develops and the two of you grow in closeness.
The Ascendant conjunct Vertex relationship is one of those that start out a small seed but grow over time into an increasingly magnificent and luscious plant. It is a relationship that keeps on growing and keeps on giving.
Patience, however, is key. Depending on which Ascendant the planet person person has, it could take a little while before the romance truly takes root and begins to unfold. When it does, it will be more than worth the time investment you have made into it.
Because their planet contacts your Vertex you are, however, guaranteed that this relationship is going to be transformative and leave a lasting and indelible impression on you, for the better.
In this relationship, the Ascendant person is going to help you grow, by being your soul mirror as well as your cheerleader. It is as though they show up in your life, holding a piece of the cosmic puzzle. They will open your eyes to new ways of looking at the world – and at yourself within the world. Things that seemed impossible before now seem doable and obtainable.
In short, their love transforms you.
There is a highly sexual link
The sexual chemistry may not reveal itself in an instant sense in this relationship, but it there is an intense attraction both mentally and physically, .
Like much of the rest of this relationship, the sexual dimension grows and unfolds as you and your partner become increasingly uninhibited around each other and begin to reveal more and more layers of yourselves.
Depending on your partner’s Ascendant, they may be either more or less sexually adventurous than you. Because of the closeness and mutually supportive nature of this relationship, both partners are going to encourage each other and bring out the most free and uninhibited versions of each other in the bedroom and beyond.
There is intense attachment
From the moment they meet, and long after they separate – if they ever do – a mental link exists between the Vertex person and their Ascendant partner.
This strong connection, compounded by both physical attraction and mental and emotional craving, grows between partners in Ascendant conjunct Vertex synastry relationships for as long as they are together.
It seems that these two have found something they both deeply crave and have been missing in each other. You don’t need to subscribe to the idea that two lovers can complete each other to sense for yourself that this is true if you find yourself in an Ascendant conjunct Vertex pairing.
This intense attachment is experienced by both partners, but perhaps in particular by the Vertex person, whose Vertex acts as a point of intense soul connection. If one of your planets contacts someone’s Vertex, they are inevitably going to be drawn to you, as if you hold some missing puzzle piece that will help them understand the great mysteries of love and life.
A strong connection such as this is primarily positive, but it can also have a shadow side. If one partner – and this is most likely to be the Vertex person the relationship – leans too heavily on the other, a power imbalance can result from it. Romantic partners should always be equals, complementing each other. If one has as greater need for the other than their partner has for them, this is something that needs to be worked out.
For the most part though, the strong connection that exists between these two partners is a source of strength and security for both.
You are each other’s catalyst
In the Ascendant conjunct Vertex relationship, the two partners work as catalysts for each other’s true potential, wishes, dreams and desires.
One of the truly beautiful and admirable things about this relationship is that each partner knows just how to encourage the other person in order to get them to deliver their best, express their deepest truths, and not least own who they truly are and what they truly want in this life. Here are two partners who truly see each other – and inspire and encourage each other to reveal themselves to the rest of the world, too.
It is meant to be
One of the primary things that characterise the Vertex in conjunction with Ascendant relationship is that it seems fated and inevitable, as though it has always meant to be.
There may even be a strong and mysterious sense of recognition when you and the other person first meet. It is as if the two of you have already known each other for several years, if not lifetimes.
If your Vertex is conjunct your partner’s Ascendant, they are never going to feel like a ‘new person’ to you. Rather than having discovered and met someone new, you feel as though you have found a long lost soulmate you didn’t even know you were looking for.
People around you can sense it too, the sense of fate that surrounds this relationship. You will notice by the amount of goodwill and love that is projected towards you and your partner by your family and friends. The two of you are inseparable, each acting as a catalyst for the other’s joy and success. The people around you who love you and want the best for you derive so much joy by seeing you with someone who is so obviously good for you, and good at bringing out the best in you.
How the Vertex person experiences the connection
Are you the Vertex person in this relationship?
When you are looking at your and your partner’s whole chart and spotting the desirable Vertex conjunct Ascendant aspect, you can be sure that you have snagged an invitation to one of your life’s most significant romantic adventures. It is an invitation you will hardly be able to refuse.
If your Vertex is conjunct your partner’s Ascendant, they will turn out to be a fated person in your life. You will never be able to forget them, and even if the relationship doesn’t last forever – as it very well might -they will have given you something, added something to your life of incredible value.
The exact nature and vibe of your relationship with the Ascendant person is going to depend on what their Ascendant is. But you can be sure that no matter which energy and qualities they are bringing into your life, they are energies and qualities that your soul craves. Your Ascendant partner is here, to love you, yes, but also to act as a catalyst for your personal and spiritual growth.
In most cases, your Ascendant partner will be a wonderful lover, teacher and an inspiration to you, adding something to your life that you didn’t know was needed or missing.
It is exactly because your Ascendant partner seems to have or represent something you crave on a deep soul level that you may be prone to leaning on them, needing them more than they need you. This is not a healthy dynamic, so refrain from being clingy, if you know you have that tendency.
All in all, you must trust in the wisdom of the relationship itself. Let it unfold and reveal itself to you, layer by layer, just as you reveal your self to your Ascendant partner layer by layer as you become more at ease around them.
How the ascendant person experiences the connection
Are you the Ascendant person in this relationship?
What you have in front of you is the potential for a truly intense and transformative relationship. The connection and desire is equally strong from your perspective.
The ruling planet of your Ascendant sign has great significance for how you experience the relationship with your Vertex partner, as their Vertex, inevitably, is going to respond differently to different ruling planets, just as different ruling planets are going to interact very differently with their Vertex.
Still, here are a few things you can be sure of if your romantic partner’s Vertex is conjunct your Ascendant.
First of all, you are going to be on the Vertex person’s mind more than you think. For them, at least, this is a fated relationship, and you are bringing something out in your Vertex partner that they really needed to get in touch with. Usually without knowing it, you as the Ascendant partner have handed your Vertex lover a key to themselves that for whatever reason they were unable to find before they met you.
This may sound rather grandiose, and maybe it is. But keep in mind that any relationship is a two-way street, and that your Vertex partner may hold a missing piece of your puzzle, too.
The two of you are going to respond to each other as though you have both found some you didn’t know you had been searching for your entire life. Your connection os both deep and profound, and potentially challenging, again depending on your Ascendant.
So, what is the final verdict?
The Vertex conjunct Ascendant relationship certainly has a lot going for it – physical attraction and chemistry, mental and emotional compatibility, spiritual connection, fate -to name but a a few of the blessings this couple share.
Simultaneously, it seems that the obstacles this couple will be facing, at least as indicated by the Vertex conjunct Ascendant aspect found in their composite chart, will be minimal.
Still, it is important to keep in mind that a relationship can never be determined by picking out and holding up one particularly auspicious synastry aspect above all outers. You have to consider the whole chart and take all of the different synastry aspects you find there into consideration. Only when you consider the sum total of aspects, both soft and hard, will a full and realistic picture emerge.
So much also depends on the Ascendant partner’s Ascendent sign and how its ruling planet interacts with the other person’s Vertex. While a great number of Ascendants work really well with the Vertex – including the Sun, the Moon and Mercury – there is also one or two that could make for a more challenging and uphill interaction.
In the end, your heart and your intuition – as well as your partner’s heart and their intuition – know what to do. Let them guide you and inform your decisions as you navigate this intense and exciting Vertex-Ascendant relationship.
Truly understanding Vertex Conjunct Ascendant Synastry could mean the difference between great happiness and misery down the line. Find a psychic medium near you today, whether you’re in New York City, Chicago, Utah, Seattle in the US, or somewhere completely different, you can get the expert guidance you deserve. Don’t forget you can also get a psychic email reading at low cost, or try the best online psychic reading sites such as Kasamba, Oranum, PsychicOz, Bitwine, Everclear Psychic and more.