Yod Aspect Pattern

Yod Astrology

Yod Astrology – Finger of God

The Yod aspect pattern is a configuration between at least three planets or points in the horoscope to create a long triangle which looks like a witches hat. A Yod is also called the Finger of Fate, Finger of God or the Projection Triangle, and has been the source of much debate and controversy within the astrological community.

Traditional astrologers have dismissed Yod astrology as “bogus” or merely a midpoint structure, and even among those who use Yod’s there is debate about orbs and whether to include only planets or other points in the chart like the Ascendant. I strongly believe that Yod astrology is very significant and does live up to the hype as a very fated aspect pattern denoting a special mission or destiny in life.

Yod Astrology Definition

Yod is the tenth Hebrew letter with significant kabbalistic and mystical significance regarding the name of God, his omnipresence and our humility.  In Marinas chart below you can see the Yod apex planet is Jupiter. The green lines are quincunxes (150°). The blue line between Mercury and Neptune is a sextile (60°). It is a challenging aspect pattern but holds great potential for spiritual evolution and increased awareness.

This pattern creates a particular and strong energy, stronger than you would get by these aspects on their own. I like to use the analogy of a crystal here, a very definite and unique structure which holds a special type of energy which took a long time to create. A person with a Yod will have a difficult time with this frazzling and neurotic energy, especially earlier in life.

The energy of the two planets in sextile is focused like a laser beam on the action point, in this case Jupiter. A sextile is a positive aspect that creates energy. The quincunxes take this heightened energy and raise the vibration even further. The action point planet then comes under incredible stress and tension and must release it somehow. Individuals with this Yod pattern will experience this as continual buildup then release of tension.

Life with a Yod is far from ordinary, as I explored in Nazi Horoscopes: “Of the 100 German Nazi’s listed at astro databank only 6 have Yod configurations. Each had crucial roles to play in the war. A Yod does represent a special task or mission in life that the person feels compelled to undertake. These these six guys were certainly on a mission.”

I have mentioned that I consider the Yod astrology very challenging, there will be many difficult circumstances and relationships in life which seem to show a repeating theme, as if we are learning a lesson over and over in order to perfect something. I believe that a person with a Yod has been working on a special task or mission over many lifetimes, making mistakes along the way while learning the skills needed.

The Yod in the chart for this life signifies that this is the life to bring it all together, the make up for the mistakes and pay back the karmic debt. This life the skills are to be perfected and used in a constructive, selfless way to benefit others. The skills are shown by the sextile planets, the challenges through the quincunxes, and the mission or task through the apex planet. The quincunx is an aspect of karmic readjustment.

Yod Astrology

Yod Astrology

In Marina’s Yod astrology, the mission relates to Jupiter, faith, values, philosophy. Positive values, cheer and hope given to many through the Mercury/Neptune spiritual writings and words. The negative manifestation which had to be overcome to get to this positive and constructive stage included lack of self belief, and the tendency to exaggerate the Mercury/Neptune suspicions and tendency to get carried away with conspiracy theories. Marina may have a different interpretation – keep your eye on the comments.

Elida Marchisone talks about Yod astrology and labels this aspect patter the “Spiritual Warrior”, pointing to the struggle to rise above the challenges and to evolve the soul. In relation to the early struggles and to finally start to realize the wonderful potential bound up in the crystalline structure, she writes that for a Yod  “to work positively a certain evolutionary standard must first be met”. The timing of this evolutionary leap, or series of leaps will be shown by aspects, especially conjunctions to the apex planet from eclipses and outer planet transits.

Elida goes on to state that with Yod astrology, we need “to develop a great sense of individuality and self-confidence. This person may have to play the role of the rescuer and the victim, over and over, until they develop an understanding of personal and collective service. In relating to others they will explore realms of experiences that are not understood at an ordinary level as it will include collective unconscious patterns of behavior. He or she will have to meet inner standards rather than conform to social standards of behavior. Because of this, the person will set in motion misunderstanding and aggressive responses, from the environment.”

Alan J. Ouimet quotes the astrologer Bil Tierney (Dynamics of Aspect Analysis), describing Yod astrology as “arriving at a fork in the road and having to proceed in one direction rather than another without knowing where it will lead to…activation of the Yod will cause the dropping, or psychologically letting go, of certain interests and habits in order to become involved in what is showing on the horizon”. Regarding the “fork in the road”, if you take a direction other than the one God has chosen for you, then the universe is likely to give you a kick in the pants. The further you stray from the destined path, the harder the kick.

Other variations of the Yod is the Boomerang Yod mentioned below, and the Golden Yod which is discussed in the horoscope of Adolf Hitler. This Golden Yod involves a quintile aspect (72°) in place of the sextile, and two biquintile aspects (144°) in place of the quincunxes. There is still the same theme with a special mission in life and the struggle to overcome adversity, but there seems to be more of an emphasis on the use and abuse of power.

Boomerang Yod Astrology

Yod Astrology

Boomerang Yod Astrology

When there is a planet or point opposite the apex planet then we get a Boomerang Yod, also called a Focused Yod. This Yod astrology is more complex. In my chart you can see that Mercury and Venus make up the reaction point, opposite Saturn the apex planet. Interpreting the standard Yod pattern, my special mission involves taking responsibility for something, learning, teaching, parenting (all Saturn things). They take on a larger, spiritual dimension because of Neptune sextile Pluto, the aspect of mass-consciousness. Now the energy at the action point Saturn bounces up to the Mercury Venus reaction point. So the final expression of the all the tension is through words and love, the source of difficulties earlier in life, but the avenue for the positive manifestation of the Yod when things turn around. The reaction point is like a pressure valve, and in some ways it makes it easier to release the pressure buildup found in a standard Yod astrology. However in some ways it is worse when the un-evolved Yod lets off the energy in an uncontrolled or harmful fashion.

The young Yod was shy, fearful, insecure, and had difficulty with expressing love, words and feelings. As the Yod evolved through a series of sometimes painful leaps from the negative to the positive manifestation, wisdom and stability counteract the fear and inhibition. Now I express the thoughts to a wide audience on the Internet with confidence, and have a mature approach to loving and taking responsibility for my family. We may never feel in total control of our lives when we have a Yod in our charts. Life is fated, we have to surrender to a higher power and sacrifice some personal desires and needs. Along the way we can at least move from the back seat up to the passenger seat and start enjoying the ride.

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218 Responses

  1. Paula says:

    Would it be possible to explain the significance of a YOD in a synastry chart? Thanks

  2. Deanne Weiss says:

    I would like to know if having a Yod in your natal chart predisposes you for difficult psychological issues such as Bipolar Disorder? I was recently diagnosed with Bipolar 2 Disorder and I have often felt that the difficult tug-of-war the yod in my chart (3rd House -Venus Retrograde in Virgo / 5th House – Mars in Scorpio / and 10th House – Saturn in Aries) lends itself to distinctive patterns of hypomania and depression rapid-cycling. I would be VERY interested in having you or someone who works specifically with Yod-Astrology look at my natal chart and help me better understand how I can use the energy in my chart in a more constructive way. And also help me better understand what this yod dynamic is “directing” me to do!

    • I have always thought that Deanne. I actually call it a neurotic aspect pattern. I swing into deep bouts of depression, which is why my horoscopes don’t come out so regularly, and why I haven’t done personal readings for a while now. On the upswing though, so I may be putting the readings page back on the menu in a month or two.

      • Greg F says:

        Bless you, Jamie. Everyone is doing the best they can in their lives. Thanks for all you do!

        Greg

      • Menno says:

        Yes i think you are right on the money with that! I am also diagnosed Bipolar disorder and have a difficult Yod.
        The 150 degree aspect is a neurotic aspect so having 2 connecting each other into 1 point it makes sense that the Yod can be classified as a neurotic pattern.

        When using hand reading you can see the neurotic pattern on the ball of the hand which has a tight grid of lines on it. That indicates a neurotic character..

        Deanne do you also have that tight grid of lines on the ball of your hand??

        Concerning what the Yod is directing you to do is something that comes to you on your path. Very often when change is necessary within a organization the Yod figure is involved.. There will be someone that directs the change that has a Yod in there chart.. So the Yod is an aspect of change.. It ain’t the easiest aspect that is for sure.

        It is also considered a family energy aspect as explained in the Yod book from Karan Hamaker

        http://www.amazon.com/The-Yod-Book-Discussion-Unaspected/dp/1578631637

        gr

        Menno

      • Dragonfly says:

        Jamie, you are so talented. I understand about depression and challenged productivity and energy drain. Maybe start slowly with a certain type of reading that is less burdensome? or maybe don’t let them pay for a reading until you glance at the chart and if it intuitively feels like a reading that will flow, then let them order? In my job I can screen clients and it helps me avoid energy drain. Also there is an affirmation that might be good to meditate on … “it’s okay for things to be easy.” I know that is laughable to one with a yod. I said that to a friend with the same yod as yours …. involving different houses but same planets …. and he laughed a long time. Whatever you decide, we love you, astrology king!

    • Kgirl says:

      Haven’t seen this post in a while. So interesting! I have the same houses affected, sextile between 3rd & 5th, pointing up to apex of Saturn in 10th on my South Node and have often felt pretty manic with highs & lows though never officially diagnosed. I wonder particularly with planets like Saturn and Jupiter (or associated houses) it causes an extra bouts of expansiveness and then contraction due to the planetary energies. I often feel when I go out too much, “play” too much or incorporate too much of “others”, I get really expansive & what I would term manic and quickly feel that I am totally losing my center & getting pulled “off path”. Actually a scary feeling to me but it has gotten much better with age. (I’m 40 now.) I am friendly but require a lot of space to manage. Too much alcohol, or any indulgence also has the same effect. I call it “learning to drive my race car.” I seem to carry very intense responsibility burden which others have difficulty understanding at times.
      P.S. I’ve had my palms read also and yep, those grid lines are all over both hands. She called them “worry lines.” ;}

      I wonder if it is possible to “progress” out of a yod? Since mine are all outer planets, the yod stays in my progressed chart for a long time but disappears in about 10 years in my early 50s. Does anyone feel that you can “progress” out of a natal yod or…do we just get more comfortable with the energy?

      • I have not thought about this before Kgirl, those thanks for bringing it up. I do consider that natal retrograde planets change when they progress direct, so why not Yod planets moving out of orb? If your theory is correct, you still have the natal influence which will also be the stronger. So “we just get more comfortable with the energy” seems right.

  3. Menno says:

    This is how i thought about the Yod very often… My ex girlfriend also has a Yod and we had a difficult relation. I always said God o god we have a Yod. Or in certain situations OMG well just blame it on the Yod

    Seems i am not the only one with that idea

    http://wholeastrology.blogspot.nl/2012/09/blame-it-on-yod.html

    gr

    Menno

    • Menno says:

      I think this person describes it very well.

      “The element of air wants to think, the water wants to feel and the fire wants to intuit. Imagine having three people representing those qualities trying to solve a problem together, and none of them wants to sense what the others sense. We also must consider the houses that the yod planets fall in and the rulers of those houses. So you see, it gets complicated, not just for the person with the yod, but also the astrologer. It’s next to impossible to give any kind of advice because yods don’t bring clear thinking, but more or less a cognitive traffic jam. Imagine if you saw a fork in the road ahead of you and each of the forks had a dead end sign posted on it. That’s how I describe a yod.”

      and

      “Growing up with a yod brings confusion and restlessness to a person. They don’t quite know who they are or what their purpose is in the world. They have seething anger in some cases, frustration I would guess in most cases, and more psychological issues you could shake a finger at.”

      Yeah indeed ADHD, or rather more ADD, Bipolar, HSP, Schizotypal personality disorder, OCD. i got all of them labels.. It ain’t funny anymore.

      gr

      Menno

  4. Marijke says:

    With Yods you have to be a Juggler. Yuggler looks better!

  5. Abby says:

    Uncontrolled? LOL ~~~ I have Uranus as the action point in a Boomerang Yod with a Chiron apex….uncontrolled is a total understatement ;)

    • Menno says:

      Ok Action point Uranus – Planet of the Rebellion – the planet that coaxes erratic and bizarre behavior and byzantine schemes. mmm i can imaging how such an outlet could be able to cause uncontrollable moments of bizarre behavior hahaha welcome in the Age of Aquarius!!! where Uranus rules!!

      Which house and which sign is Chiron in??

      • Menno says:

        I just read your website and it’s great you actually do something with your Yod energy!! Since you are also a Leo I can imagine you have tons of energy. But how do you manage the Leo fire with rising Pisces water??

  6. rasiak says:

    i have two yods in my natal chart 1. venus sextile mars apex planet pluto
    2. neptune-sextile-pluto apex planet mars …chart from astro(dot)com
    what do they mean?

  7. Aero says:

    I have a Yod that involves Saturn and Jupiter that points up to Mars. Saturn Rx in Aquarius 2nd H., Jupiter Rx in Aries 4th H with Mars in Libra 10th/11th H. Saturn trines both Jupiter and Mars, while Jupiter and Mars oppose.

    ‘ve been trying to figure out for a while it’s meaning to see if then I can find away to resolve the block, obstruction, but can’t. Like others have expressed here I have experienced that confusion, restlessness and uncertainty regarding where I belong or what I should be doing. I also have trouble realizing my ideas concretely.

    A few years ago, I developed a better idea of what I should be pursuing and wish to accomplish, but one obstacle or roadblock from outer circumstances keeps blocking me up.

    If you or anyone on here has some insights or suggestions on this pattern, I would genuinely appreciate it.

    Thanks

  8. Aero says:

    @Tom, The day Paul Walker took that fateful ride, Mars and Mercury were having a rou that day. I don’t know why astrologers don’t associate Mercury with automobile accidents? Mercury is the fastest planet and has a nervous, restless ,twitchy energy. Trips especially. short ones are often ascribed to him as well. I personally, have no problem associating him to deadly or lesser kind of accidents.

  9. Rossana says:

    Wow! Really interesting! I didn’t know you guys had yods/boomerangs on your charts. Now I like you even more!
    I have a boomerang: Jupiter sextiles my “saturnian” Mars. The apex is my Venus and it is opposite Uranus. My Sun is also 3 degrees away from my Venus. I do feel like I am on a mission… especially cause my Nodes are also involved: SN is 5 degrees from my Uranus, NN is 5 degrees away from my Venus.

  10. Rhonda Keeper says:

    I have a double YOD and am finally starting to investigate. Feel like I’m running out of time.

    • This sense of urgency is something we get because of the quickening effect of two quincunxes. With a double Yod, everything happens at a certain time and place though, all destined. So try and relax, enjoy the ride!

  11. Gina says:

    Thank you, Jamie, that was fascinating and informative!

    I now realize I have a focused Yod in my chart. Jupiter on the cusp of the 7th sextiles Pluto in the 8th. The apex is Chiron in Capricorn in the 1st , the reaction point is Uranus in the 7th. Would you consider Chiron as a planet in this configuration? My life is quite a story, things seemed to become more stable 25 years ago when I decided to devote my life to a path of healing for myself and others. Still, there are times when I feel compelled to define my ‘mission’, a strong sense that I came here to accomplish something and that it was so important for my soul’s growth.

    What is the orb of aspect for planets in a Yod formation?

    With gratitude…

  12. Linda says:

    Am wondering about my YOD, or what I think is a YOD. My Saturn (3rd house Scorpio 3 39) sextile Mars (5th house Capricorn 8 6). Mars is quincunxes by Sun (10 house Gemini 9 43), and Saturn is quincunxes my Moon (10 house Gemini 3 48). Am not sure if this qualifies for a YOD, and am hoping that you can provide insight. Thanks

  13. amber says:

    Very much appreciate this article on The YOD. Thank you

  14. Hi Jamie,
    Was Otto Skorzeny one of those nazi’s with a yod pattern?..and can you name the 6 that did?

    • Otto didn’t come up when I researched that post, but he could have. The others were Hermann Goering, Alfred Rosenburg, Erhard Milch, Wilhelm Canaris, Rudolf Hess and Heinrich Himmler.

  15. Galaxxygal says:

    Moon ( chart ruler) at 17 Pisces conjunct Ceres- H9 is the apex-

    Pluto 18 Leo H2 & Neptune 16 Libra H4

    Same Neptune is also part of my cardinal T square- opposite Jupiter 13 Aries H 10 & both square Mars 12 Cancer- H12

    It is NOT boring

    GG

  16. GK says:

    I do have a boomerang, a seperate Yod and a Stellium in my chart. To have a weired life is normal to me. A normal life is weired to me. It seems like I do live a life on two levels. The only thing I do not know is whether there is a general transisting yod as well. Does anyone see that?

    • GG says:

      As my N sun is 28 cancer & natal saturn 28 virgo- when planets transit 27- 28 aquarius- it makes a Yod by transit ( houses 1,3 & 8)

      I notice when the moon hits that area- it is mostly always a discordant day or two

  17. sophie says:

    I read that the apex planet should be the speeder one to do a perfect Yod (Bill Tierney). I have a boomerang oneb(Mars apex, Saturne sxt neptune andJupiter as mid point) and it is a pain in the ass,this finger of God. Really! Can’t afford a 150$ consult now. I can confirm, all change in second and you just feel you are nothing. Could not speak for years became writer then. And failures just get through as pearls in a laughing’s God neckless. Still alive then. Ahahaha. And ready for my fated 55th birthday…

    • GK says:

      I do feel with you. At the moment I do loose everything that I have achieved until now. Those failures you are talking about: I do have them as well. I am a fighter, but these days I am more like a fly in a cup of milk moving the feets, hoping that the milk turns into butter and I do have a ground to stand on.
      It is a pitty that I am not religious anymore. Otherwise I would have a chat with God to take his fingers out of my ass as well.
      See it as it is. You were young and pritty. Youth is gone, but the rest stays!!!!!

    • GG says:

      So- if My natal moon is the apex planet to mercury & neptune- is that a ‘boomerang’ Yod?

      I have found that many with a Yod can find themselves in very hard situations- with no where or no one to turn to_ & have to battle through alone
      Is this the ‘lesson; of the Yod?

      In my case- moon is apex & it involved my late mothers terrible illness

      GG

      • GK says:

        e.g. the date 12.12.2012 (Maya :-)) makes a beautiful boomerang. Fassbender (actor) has one too. You simply need a oppostion in your yod. One time I wanted to bring my litter to the disposal site. As I arrived there, a men had an heart attack, broke down and was dead. The only thing I did was to send love and light to the living. Why that happend to me? My answer was, that the wife needed light, just not to break down. Everthing is a lesson. I am always on the right place on the right time. Keep the last sentence always in your mind :-)

  18. Jill Betteridge says:

    Hi Jamie,

    I have a conjunction between the Sun and Mercury, (Aries Sun/Taurus Mercury) and a sextile between Pluto and Neptune. I also have inconjuncts between Pluto and the Sun and Neptune and Mercury. Oh, and also a Bi-quintile between Neptune and the Sun. Is this configuration still considered to be a Yod and if possible, could you indicate how I can develop it’s attributes??

    Thanks v. much,

    Jill Betteridge

  19. Pilar says:

    Hi, Jamie,
    My daughter Maria was born in december, 20th 2012, and has this special focused Yod, and another Yod, with Saturn (apex-house 4)-jupiter (house XI)-moon (house IX). How do you interpretate this?
    And, is it possible to have a Yod with an ascendant?
    Thank you very much!

  20. Radmila says:

    Hi Jamie,
    Thanks much for the post – I came across it amidst a real “yoddean” (sudden?) urge to find the true purpose and mission of my life as a deep feeling that I’ve been wasting it is becoming unbearable. I am slightly younger than you (October 13, 1968) so my Boomerang Yod is slightly different. The sextile part: Venus (conj Juno, Sappho, Adonis) conj Neptune (conj Karma) in 10th house in Scorpio, sextile Jupiter and Pluto on the same degree in Virgo in the 8th house. All quincunx Saturn (all orbs around or under 3 deg) in Aries (wider conj DNA) in the 3rd house. The reaction point (apex opposition) are Sun conj Mercury in 9th house, in Libra. I should mention that my NN is also in the 3rd house Aries however not in conj with Saturn. (The only planets out of this configuration are Mars and Uranus, and the Moon). I’m aesthetically refined and incline toward applied arts (but have never acted upon those talents) and intuitively like to say “spreading beauty and love is my mission in life”, half-jokingly. Third house is communication, yes, and I’ve never had the self-confidence to publicly express my thoughts and ideas – due to the Saturnian restrictions, most probably. I’ve always felt that it was Saturn (the apex point) that somehow holds the reins on these five planets and the Sun, thereby being the sole master of my life. Yet, the artistic Neptune-Venus and on the other end of the sextile transformationally profound Jupiter-Pluto seem now to be pushing hard and putting pressure upon Saturn, which in turn bounces whatever frustrations (or its “wrath”) back onto poor Sun and Mercury in Libra. Not easy at all, but have to admit – I’ve managed to stay surprisingly balanced, even-headed, rational and overly responsible all my life. However, the “missing part” – that unique mission and purpose for higher spiritual evolution and ultimate self-fulfillment remains elusive. I’d appreciate it if you could share any quick thoughts you might have on such a Boomerang Yod constellation, especially since our birthdays are only weeks apart. Oh, and BTW for whatever it’s worth – my ascendant is in Capricorn.
    With a sincere thank you and warmest wishes,
    Radmila

  21. Vicki says:

    we share Yods.. feeling extra stressed currently with transit mars acting as the “boomerang” in the mix opposing natal saturn. I enjoy your articles. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  22. kate says:

    What an EXCELLENT post on Yods! Thank you.

  23. Angeliina says:

    What if a person have 2 Yods in her natal chart?

  24. Shirley says:

    Thank you for your informative post on yods
    What is the affect on it if the apex planet is in an interception?

  25. Maria Lake says:

    Hi Jamie,
    Please look at my Boomerang Yod. it is so complex. I was born February 2nd 1964 8.03 am in Melbourne Australia. I have a Yod of Sun/Mars in Aquarius in the 12th house, sextile Jupiter in Aries in the 2nd house, quincunx Uranus/Pluto in Virgo on the Descendent. The reaction point opposite the apex is Chiron/Ascendent in Pisces. There is so much I struggle with in my life. please help me understand my Yod a bit more.
    Maria

  26. A. Enoch says:

    Radmila… I have a yod. I don’t really believe in astrology past the point that my mind is open to it, but when you get a natal chart done and it says finger of god on there it makes you raise your eyebrows. I asked a bunch of astrologers about it and they all said I was supposed to do something and I was like so that’s good, right? And they were all like, nooo…. Not so much. Not for you. Whatever.

    My point is, I’m an artist and a professional designer. And unless I’m making the world a more beautiful place, my life has no meaning. If I hadn’t had they people around me I did when I was in school who told me: “Don’t compare your stuff to the work of pros, or things you see in museums or magazines. Just do you and keep knocking at it and doors will open”, I don’t think I ever would have figured it out. I learned more about making the world beautiful from my youth spraypainting building than I did in design school.

    Forgive me, I digress… And my point is this:
    The last time I gave this speech it was to a friend who couldn’t find his style. He was thinking about quitting the design/art thing and said “noop, you know what this is called? It’s called a creative block”, you don’t need a new path, you need a muse! Now quit being a pussy and go find some inspiration”.
    He did and does fine. You’re gonna stop before you start because of the LOCATION OF A PLANET A BUNCHA years ago??!?? Weak. ok ok… That was harsh. Do This:

    Switch up your astrologies. Do a vedic natal chart, Or maybe a chinese one. I’m sure one of those systems will steer you toward a strength you can work from and just start making art!!!

    Check out this site http://uajourn.pbworks.com/f/How+To+Steal+Like+An+Artist+(And+9+Other+Things+Nobody+Told+Me)+-+Austin+Kleon.pdf
    and find a book called “Steal like an artist”. It helped me more than I ever imagined. I promise it will help you. If you can’t afford to buy the book or can’t figure out how to “obtain” it digitally find me at deviant art and I’ll do it for you.

    What or who is your muse? What’s so beautiful or painful that it cuts YOU to the quick??
    steal THAT. Make it yours. Even if you’re taking other peoples photos and applying photoshop filters to them, you’ll be learning what the photoshop filters do, also you’ll be making beauty and moving forward, which is better than wringing your hands over why you can’t do this or can’t do that. I personally made stuff that was derivitive as hell of crop circles for a year solid before beginning to branch out and make it my own (see: http://www.circlemakers.org), later I noticed that 4 months into that people were stealing MY work and tweaking it. A lot (most) of what we call art is, put blunty, thousands of years of recycled ideas. Faking it till you make it is part of the process. Everyone does it. And gas giants aren’t in the habit of calling you out for it. Creativity is _subtraction_ Pain isn’t an obstacle it’s inspiration. Now take that dirty little secret, and go make the world more beautiful. First things first… after you save this text go to http://www.deviantart.com and make an account there. Find me there under the name metatransmission. Send me a message. Do it now. DO IT! I’m not in the habit of writing messages
    to strangers and I don’t read astrology stuff and yet here I am, so it’s probably important. Why are you still reading this? GO!

    Aenoch.

  27. Alice says:

    Hi
    Thank you for great article. I am also pushed by Yod pattern to lead a life as a mission, as I have Yod: Neptune 12 degrees Saggitarius 10th house sextile Pluto 9 degrees Libra 8th house, quincunx Moon 12 Taurus conjunct Jupiter 14 degreees (apex) 3rd house, opposition North Node (12 degrees Scorpio 9th house).

  28. Erno says:

    Good article Jamie, thanks! A double Yod, what is that exactly? I have always felt my life to be fated in some way, and troubled by it, as if I were delusional. I have a 13º Gemini Sun, 13º Aries Jupiter and a 13º Scorpio Neptune. Conjunct Neptune I have the Moon at 10º – within 3º orb (?) by about 20 mins – with IC at 14º Scorpio. Some have commented that the Moon is ‘out of orb’ and not to be considered a Yod, and that the IC is not relevant as it’s not a planet. What do you think?

  29. Thank you so much for this info! I have at least two Yods (maybe 3 or 4 depending on the orb and if you can include the ascendant, but all overlapping with pluto as one end of the sextile–is that what is meant by a double yod?) The two most exact Yods are also boomerangs. One of them is pluto sextile neptune, with mercury as the apex and saturn in opposition, so almost the opposite of yours. I thought that was neat!

    Well, this has been the most concise and relatable description of the Yod and Boomerang I have yet encountered.

    I especially relate with the idea that the yod is in place for those who’ve repeatedly dealt with a specific lesson from lifetime to lifetime and it’s time to deal with it and integrate it once and for all. I love the crystal analogy.

    I have always felt a strong sense of fate or spiritual guidance in all of my endeavors. I honestly would be a hot mess if it weren’t for my strong intuition guiding me through my troubles/neuroses! And yet I never feel as if I am getting anything done, like whatever lessons I need to learn are taking over my life so I don’t have the freedom to choose my own path. At the same time I feel an overwhelming sense of duty to carry out what feels like my “fate”.

  30. Jigar says:

    i have 8 yods in my horo… dont understand what to understand ???

  31. If you have more than one Yod the focus on the most important first. By personal point (AC, Moon, Sun), and by orb.

  32. MovieBuff says:

    Hi Jamie… I have a Boomerang Yod in my Venus Return Chart in December 2014. Venus and Moon are sextile; and together inconjunct Jupiter. Mars acts as the boomerang. Pluto, the ruler of the ascendant is also conjunct Venus. I guess I can look forward to a very happening Venus Return year!

    I can see you have a boomerang in your chart too… No wonder you call your website ‘Astrology King’, LOL!

  33. Lorri S. says:

    Hi Jamie. THis is great information. Where can I get a reading on my yod? My apex is a stellium in Pisces with Mercury, Sun, North Node and Jupiter ( currently, Chiron transit conjunct this stellium). The legs move out to Neptune in my 8th and Pluto in my 7th. I, too, feel I am somehow missing my life purpose. The pressure is tremendous right now. I feel stuck and like I am failing. THanks.

  34. sophie says:

    My natal boomerang yod mars (XI) apex gemini /quintile neptune (IV) saturn(VI) sextile and jupiter (V)sagittarius in boomerang opposition. In my progressed chart venus move to mars place at 5 gemini. What to expect? thank you! I am lost with this yod. To much suffering no way to go

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