Fixed Star Vertex

Vertex at 27°51′ Aries has an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Vertex

Andromeda Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Vertex on April 17

Fixed star Vertex, M31 Andromeda Galaxy, is a 3.44 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]


Vertex Astrology

VERTEX. 31 M Andromedae. The Great Nebulae located to the north of Andromedae’s head. Of the nature of Mars and the Moon. It causes blindness, injuries to the eyes, sickness and a violent death. [2]

GREAT NEBULAE. 31M Andromedae. The great nebulae located to the north of Andromedae’s head. This group imparts to its natives violence, passion, health problems, eye and/or ear problems. The native is changeable and has the drive to excell or succeed. [6]

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. [3]

Vertex rules slightly to the back of the crown of the head. [4]

Constellation Andromeda

According to Ptolemy, the influence of this constellation is similar to that of Venus, 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. By the Kabbalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Pé and the 17th Tarot Trump, The Stars” If Mars afflicts the luminaries from Andromeda and especially if in an angle, it causes death by hanging, decapitation, crucifixion or impalement. [1]

Tetrabiblos asserts that the brights stars of this constellation are of the nature of Venus and so os its brightest star. 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]

M31, Andromeda Galaxy

M31, Andromeda Galaxy []

Fixed Star Vertex Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Vertex: Tyco Brahe 0°43′, MacKenzie Scott 1°18′

Midheaven conjunct Vertex: Richard Branson 0°15′, Otto von Bismarck 0°38′, Elon Musk 0°53′, Pablo Picasso 1°08′, Toby Maguire 1°16′ (and Mars)

Descendant conjunct Vertex: Adolf Hitler 0°22′ (and Mercury), Jimmy Carter 0°42′, Courtney Love 1°01′, Pierre Cardin 1°09′, Hugo Grotius 1°12′, Dua Lipa 1°16′.

Imun Coeli conjunct Vertex: Jane Roberts 0°29′.

Part of Fortune conjunct Vertex: Hans Fritzsche 0°01′, Charles Chaplin 0°03′ (and Sun), Barack Obama 0°04′

Sun conjunct Vertex: The native may gain high preferment in dealings with the public or in connection with public matters. Negative nativities may be subject to chronic, difficult-to-diagnose or possibly serious illness, and other health problems. Violence is possible. [6]

Kourtney Kardashian 0°16′, Beatrice, Princes of the UK °′, Ernst Thälmann 0°21′, Henri Mancini 0°24′, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 0°36′, Charles Chaplin 0°41′ (and POF), Conan O’Brien 0°41′, James Woods 0°46′, Peter Ustinov 0°53′ (and S.Node), Émile Durkheim 1°08′, Hayley Mills 1°11′, Nikolay Gumilyov 1°12′, Beatrice, Princes of the UK 1°19′, Elizabeth Montgomery 1°20′, Linda Perry 1°24′ (and Venus).

Moon conjunct Vertex: The native has an inner drive to succeed, get ahead, obtain recognition. There is the drive for money, authority. The native gains and loses friends, acquaintances; they seem to ‘come and go’, not necessarily due to disagreements. The native may develop ‘secret’ bad habits – – in positive nativities this may exhibit itself as health problems leading to self destruction. Negative nativities secret bad habits could also lead to self destruction, but could involve sexual promiscuity, dishonesty, which may be outright dishonesty, or not above making ‘shady deals’ or taking unnecessary chances that could lead to self destruction. Violence is possible. [6]

Kamala Harris 0°17′, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 1°16′, Pablo Escobar 1°21′

Mercury conjunct Vertex: Secret bad habits, a loner, sexual fantasies or problems, subject to violence or self-destruction. If Mercury is negative, mental disturbances and any kind of mind-altering substances would bring the worst to the forefront and take its toll. [6]

Vincent van Gogh 0°11′, Adolf Hitler 0°38′ (and DC)

Venus conjunct Vertex: Secret bad habits, a loner, sexual fantasies or problems, subject to violence or self-destruction. A cold, detached, unfeeling, unemotional personality. However, can appear outwardly to be very sociable and agreeable, with the possibility of a tendency to overreact to situations. [6]

David Berkowitz 0°02′, Sigmund Freud 0°21′, Linda Perry 0°22′ (and Sun), George Takei 0°52′, Queen Victoria 1°14′, Marshall Applewhite 1°22′, Melville Davisson Post 1°28′, David Helfgott 1°29′ (and Mars)

Mars conjunct Vertex: Secret bad habits, a loner, sexual fantasies or problems, subject to violence or self-destruction. Can be heroic, courageous, and even defiant but with a tendency to be reckless, thoughtless, inconsiderate and even accident-prone. [6]

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. [4] The following list of famous people with Mars conjunct Vertex shows this channeled material to be inaccurate:

Tobey Maguire 0°01′ (and MC), Rocco Siffredi 0°15′, Geraldo Rivera 0°17′, Trish McKelvey 0°20′, Marquis de Sade 0°22′, Princess Caroline of Hanover 0°25′, Stuart O’Grady 0°29′, Samantha Fox 0°38′, Judith Durham 0°48′, David Helfgott 1°13′ (and Venus), George Ginzburg 1°16′, Jack Parr 1°17′.

Jupiter conjunct Vertex: Nigel Farage 0°35′, Rihanna 1°02′, Kirk Douglas 1°03′, Pablo Neruda 1°23′, Che Guevara 1°23′

Saturn conjunct Vertex: Hunter Schafer 1°04′, Helen Keller 1°11′

Uranus conjunct Vertex: Roman Polanski 0°23′, Elvis Presley 0°32′, Daniel Chester French 0°42′, Andreas Vesalius 0°59′, Manuel Noriega 1°06′

North Node conjunct Vertex: Winston Churchill 0°15′

South Node conjunct Vertex: Peter Ustinov 0°40′ (and Sun), Ivan The Terrible 0°58′, William Butler Yeats 1°24′, Giorgia Meloni 1°34′. 


  1. Andromeda Galaxy, Wikipedia.
  2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.26, 214.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.128.
  4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.15.
  5. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan,1990. p.30.
  6. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.56-57, 248-249.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

32 thoughts on “Fixed Star Vertex

    • I would think you would have a talent for healing others psychologically, especially through occult methods like astrology and Tarot.

    • My natal Jupiter is 27²² in the 5th house, opposite natal pluto, trine Sagittarius asc 27³⁶ conjunct natal Uranus.
      Very cool to read how it touches on my Jupiter!

  1. I have this star conjunct my Sun at 28 degrees (38 min) in Aries. Is this a beneficial influence? thnx

    • Yes, I think a good influence because the next star Alrisha has a unifying influence. But Vertex can go either way, so it may depend on any natal aspects to your Sun.

  2. I have Mars conjunct Vertex? It is Natal in my chart : /

    Mars conjunct Pluto ….

    With south node conjunct both.

    warrior/survivor mindset.

    I do have to be careful with my eyes though, too much screen time 🙂

  3. Conjunct my H10 natal ceres/juno at 28 & 29dgs prog Moon is on top of this too ryt now..also trines my prog Sun in Leo trines transiting ceres/juno is well known to be a widowed single solo and self sufficient Mum to my 4 children.But also too that my late husband (their Dad) decapitated himself through hanging.Since studying astrology (last 7yrs) & becoming aware of these aspects in my chart I have helped/showed many others to release the burden of the psychological impact that suicide imparts.My Mars is in Cancer 21dgs H2 cusp..Moon/Mars is a theme which runs through my chart.

  4. I have vertex conjunct my Saturn which affected a generation of friends who many fought in Vietnam and didn’t survive the war.

  5. Ridiculus to emphasize this devastating message. My progressed vertes is conjunct mars, exact degree. Im currently undergoing a great healing, physically and psychologically – and my eyes have been very bad the last seven years. Now they are tingling and getting better, because of this transformation – opening up to the infinite help from the universe. Om ah hung <3

  6. This is all wonderful but I am confused if my natal fixed star has changed. I believe I have vertex, I am an aries with gemini rising18 April 1970 0730am GMT 1W50 22N 30. Please could you enlighten me on any aspect

  7. Please could someone guide me on this as I am worried by this aspect. I am an aries with gemini rising18 April 1970 0730am GMT 1W50 22N 30. Please could you enlighten me on any aspect

  8. I haven’t read this whole post, so I am just responding to someone out there being confused and worried about whatever astrological information they have read. I have been a self-taught student of astrology for about 35 years now and I care deeply for all. Astrology, or anything you are reading or told or learning, etc. should never leave you feeling fear or any other negative emotion. If it does, simply drop it! Take what is good, what feels alright to you, and leave the rest! I use astrology to help me understand people icluding myself, basic natal astrology, and I don’t really mess with transits and other ideas… Just the planets, the signs and the houses, I find essential, and they could serve anyone as a genuinely good guide. Just my opinions here :).
    P.S. An Aries Sun/Gemini Rising would be an independent thinker who meets the world of information with great curiosity, yet needs no guide, and neither would they ever worry about it anyway! KNOW THYSELF

    • Thank you Junemoonchild, you are right, I am an independent thinker, too much sometimes! but I would want to know if there was something adverse in my chart to look out for and I was hoping to get to know more about my chart rather thank just think what is it? The worrying aspect is this article opens with Ptolemy classed it malefically as a Mars-Moon type, about as bad as it can be! so naturally I wanted to know more.

  9. 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.
    As far as Astrology goes, there is so much in your chart that you can understand clearly, and it may not even be helpful to speculate upon, or search to know about, this or that adverse thing in it. If you knew, what would you do? If you didn’t know, how would you feel?
    P.S. Look up Ptolemy on Wikipedia, and you’ll see that most of the Astrology written during his time (besides being very archaic) was mostly negative, much darker in interepretation than it is today.
    I appreciate your interest in Astrology, and I hope you find it helpful in your life, for yourself, and in your relationships with others! Also, you might like to check out the website for “Clairvision Virtual Astrologer”.

  10. This is an interesting article I have Vertex conjunct my Sun ( 29 degree ) too. Also I have a moon(caripricon 5.60 değere ) and mars (Aries 8 degree ) square in my natal chart and my north node is Virgo. Although I’m very south node oriented with Venus and ascended in pieces. Over the years and certainly after I have learned little bit of astrology,I understood how to cope with my moon and mars aspect when my mind and desires not on the same page. I have to say since 2010 I had this battle in my head about a certain person and only now I understood the facts about why I lived this dilemma. So grateful that I have listened my moon more then my mars. I have grown for sure but also changed with the help from Uranus.

  11. Regulus Ingress Virgo, November 29, 2011, 11:22pm UTC

    Andromeda 28Ari01
    Lilith 28Ari08

    Here is the Vertex connection to Virgo, through the Lilith archetype.

    In my natal chart, Lilith is 8Virg16”33”

    Solar Arc Direction in the Regulus Ingress Virgo chart, activates my Lilith January 28, 2020, and…

    Checking the transits that day:
    Lilith 00Ari05
    Chiron 02Ari22

    It may come to pass, at this time, the elevation of ‘experienced’ women.

    • With Lilith/Chiron shoring up the Aries Point by transit (Jan28/20), and Lilith/Andromeda covering the 28th degree in the Regulus Ingress Virgo chart

      “A black Moon in Aries can cause you to be overly defensive of your opinions and positions because of your desperate need to be right”
      Idiots Guide to Astrology, pg 43.

      And I say this with a bit of trepidation.
      My Lilith is conjunct the Regulus Ingress charts’ Mars, which makes a Quincunxes to the Moon, and in my Age Harmonic chart, this coming Jan 12, when I’m 57.99995 years old, Lilith is at 29Vir59 square Chiron 29Sag45.

      So there better be serious healing going on. No crapping out years of emotional development.

  12. Uranus Ingress Aquarius, Age of Aquarius chart, Jan 12, 1996. 8:34am UTC

    Both The Aquarius chart and Virgo charts are set at Greenwich time. Through these charts, for instance, if our galaxy wanted to message with a neighbouring galaxy, I propose, these are the charts to do it. They are rectified by comets and spatially connected to next years Summer Solstice eclipse. Through years of study, going back to human enlightenment, our solar system now, is in a period, “a 0 point”, in our galaxy, from which creation emanates.

    Brexit, in the spirit of my proposal, is in correspondence with Galactic events, and now Ex Galactic, in relation to our nearest, Andromeda.

    Using the New Age Chart, progressed to March 29, 2019, shows a culminating Full Moon. (The Brexit rectification)

    The December 12 election spills forth further, Full Moon in its dissemination phase.

    the Brexit chart, Event chart and tertiary progressions II for December 12, 2019, sets the chart at 18 April 2019:

    Sun 27Ari52
    Andromeda 28Ari06

    My intuition is that Andromeda is wishing to merge. Our galaxy communicates through the Virgo Great Mother chart, that we are sending out Lilith.

    And a bit of personal rectification to this proposal:

    Natal: 11 Jan 62

    Tertiary Progressions II, 2019/20, Lunar Return: 18 Apr 66

    • To be fair, and this is my weakness, determining final polarity. Andromeda and the Milky Way recognize a marriage is inevitable, but not before the Lilith enterprise.

  13. September 11, 2020, Mars stationary Rx

    Mars Rx 28Ari08
    Andromeda 28Ari08

    I call this one “Naughty Neighbour, get outta my way”

  14. I have moon conjunct Vertex fixed star and had always suffer from accute neurosis, psychosis and obsession. It is in my 6th house, weakly opposite my ascendant, so it makes even more sense.

  15. Mars conjunct. Like a bad game of roller derby, it’s hard to watch. It’s fun if your playing it though. Get Outta My Way, the ape says. Lose A Few Pounds, I shoot back. Here it comes, elbows and wallops. I can’t handle oppositions. We can’t go on like this. Who programmed this galaxy anyways?

  16. This is going to sound nuts: my Dad, deceased, Sep/2019, he had his Sun conjunct Vertex. We battled, him and i, over space. He’d take it, if I created it, and didn’t think anything of it. But now he’s gone, and my brother’s took up my Dads position. We’ve just been through an exact series of instances where I make space and he fills it. This culminated earlier tonight (Sep 10)

    Norwegian Centre of Excellence
    Posted By: Arve Aksnes On 22 February 2021

    “The space hurricane was observed on August 20, 2014, when four DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program) satellites detected a cyclone-like auroral spot around the north magnetic pole, having a diameter over 1000 km with multiple arms and anti-clockwise rotation. After showing its presence for nearly 8 hours, the space hurricane gradually decayed and merged into the duskside auroral oval.”

    Grand Fire Trine, August 20, 2014, 1:03 pm Cambridge Bay, NWT Canada.

    Galactic Centre

    Space Hurricane

    Note the planetary domiciles

  18. This years chart, August 20, 2021…

    7 Year Itch, Space Hurricane II

    Four visible Planets in their domiciles like 2014. Mars and Moon switched out for Venus and Saturn.

    What do you make of this? Jupiter conj. Nadir, a submarine convention in the Arctic? Some kind of convention. We’ve done a remarkable job in this Solar System. Milky Way accept a medal from Andromeda, pin it on us.

  19. largest CMEs in 12 years over a 4 day period, Solar Cycle 24, September 6-9, 2017

    May long weekend 2021, and fireworks all over the neighbourhood tonight. MAYbe an M flare the next 24 hours?

  20. .. a memory of the CME x flare week tonight?

    Mercury opposite Andromeda

    I looked briefly around the web and didn’t come across any Heliocentric Astrology for the X flares , Sep 6-9, 2017.

    here it is: Helio Grand Fire Trine; Saturn, Uranus and Mars respectfully conjunct GC, Andromeda and (wide orb) Regulus

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