part of Astrological Glossary

- is the westernmost intersection point with the ecliptic. Because the Descendant is the principal west point in the horoscope, the Vertex has been likened to a “second descendant”. The Vertex together with its opposite point, the Anti-Vertex, create the auxiliary axis of the horoscope. The Vertex relates to seemingly fated or random events, for example, notable encounters with highly influential people in the native’s life.


What would it mean if the Vertex is in the 8th house? Lots of inheritances? The 8th house is alittle confusing for me