I have a 12th house Sun. I would love nothing more than to hide under a rock and be left alone. There are strong feelings of unworthiness and often feeling invisible, most often chained to our own self undoing. So I have to ask myself, why on Earth am I blogging. Firstly, I will acknowledge the Mercury Mars conjunction on the Ascendant, I should have been born with a pen in hand. I have been taken back often about the use of the personal pronoun “I” for as often as I have used it. This really should make me (another personal pronoun) uncomfortable. I would suppose it does, as I am writing about it.
There is an axis in Astrology of the later degrees of Aquarius/Leo, and they belong to Astrologers. Alan Leo, modern Astrology’s forefather spoke of the 27 degree of Leo being the degree of the reincarnated Astrologer. Well, Alan Leo had a stellium in that area so that may have something to do with the belief. The later degrees of Aquarius have also been linked to those of Astrologers. Does that mean we have to have the degree activated to be Astrologers? Of course not, but it is often the case… and look closely, sometimes there is a conjunction to the Antiscion or an Asteroid or maybe a cusp of a house. I have my Vertex at 27 degrees Leo and in the 7th house. The nature of the Vertex will always be with others (outside of the self) as it will lie between the 5th and 8th house.
The Vertex is considered the second Ascendant…. there are some wonderful works out there on the net about the use of the Vertex, but we should keep in mind it is a recent discovery and really needs more documentation and study before assigning a black and white meaning to it and the opposite axis point, the Anti Vertex. Charles Jayne did discover the point and left little clue to what he believed the interpretation should be. Many have likened it to a portal to other dimensions. My inclination is to read the vertex axis as, an output/input axis. Astrology gives us oppositions, and I have heard others try to describe the Anti Vertex as the same as the South Node…. that is silly, we have the South Node for that! I do think the two points are opposite, but not another repeat of Bad vs Good.
So where do I get this Me, me, me, first person blogging from? I believe it is the work of the Vertex Axis. I learn Astrology from personal experience (input) and then share the information with the mass (output) all in the degree of Leo (ME)27 and Aquarius (YOU) 27. I personally have found when I meet someone with the Aquarius degree prominent, it spurs me on toward a greater understanding of Astrology.
I do plan on writing a greater extent on the Vertex, the history, some more links, and the use in Relationship astrology, so if any of you have questions, suggestions, resources, or ideas, please let me know!