Vertex Star – Andromeda Galaxy

Vertex is at 27°51′ Aries with an orb of 1°30′
Fixed Star Vertex Astrology

Andromeda Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Vertex on April 17

Fixed star Vertex, M31 Andromeda Galaxy, is a 3.4 magnitude spiral galaxy situated on the thigh of the Chained Woman, Andromeda Constellation. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and is approaching us at over 100 kilometers per second. It is expected to directly collide with the Milky Way in about 4 billion years. The fate of the Earth and the Solar System from the Andromeda–Milky Way collision is currently unknown. [1]


23 ♈ 16
26 ♈ 49
27 ♈ 51
29 ♈ 23
00 ♉ 24

Fixed Star

Al Pherg



Vertex Star Astrology

Ptolemy classed it malefically as a Mars-Moon type, about as bad as it can be! Someone has unfortunately given it the name Vertex, which is used for a quite different kind of item in astrology, so it is better to call it Great Galaxy or Andromeda Galaxy. It really is one of the most potent Signs in this part of the sky, revealing to us, if well aspected, the person who has great gifts for treating sickness of neurosis, psychosis or obsession; otherwise it shows up just as the people suffering most from those very Mars-Moon problems deep within them from the past, personal or collective. [2]

Vertex rules slightly to the back of the crown of the head in the human body. [3]

Andromeda GalaxyConstellation Andromeda has an influence similar to that of Venus according to Ptolemy, though the legend would lead one to suppose some connection with Virgo. It is said to bestow purity of thought, virtue, honor and dignity upon its natives, but to cause battle with chimerical fears and a tendency to become easily discouraged. It gives love between husband and wife and reconciles adulterers. If Mars afflicts the luminaries from Andromeda and especially if in an angle, it causes death by hanging, decapitation, crucifixion or impalement. [4]

It is a generally favorable constellation denoting that which is honorable and eminent. Badly placed, however, it can portend earthquakes, and in the Middle Ages was said that Mars in this constellation in aspect with the Sun caused death by crucifixion or hanging. [5]

Vertex Star Conjunctions

Mars conjunct Vertex: This position is quite devastating, as it activates all of the fixed star positions involving the head area. Its energy multiplies eye problems, and greatly increases difficulties with the pineal and pituitary glands. This is an individual that is born blind, and it would be irreversible. [3]


1. Andromeda Galaxy, Wikipedia.
2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.128.
3. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.15.
4. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.26.
5. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.30.

* All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

17 thoughts on “Vertex Star – Andromeda Galaxy

  1. Your welcome. Trust me, I know about wanting to know about everything! Curiosity is healthy and learning is always a worthwhile experience. I really meant to say that I found I had to be careful, especially with all the information available nowadays, about what lines of study/topics/ideas, I chose to follow… “Discernment” might be an appropriate word. If something doesn’t feel good or right to me, or causes me too concern for what it’s worth, I try to move on to something else.
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