Yod Aspect Pattern

Yod AstrologyThe 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 Marina’s 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°). The Yod is a challenging aspect pattern but holds great potential for spiritual evolution and increased awareness.

This pattern creates 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 that holds a special type of energy that 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. Initially, the most negative potential of the sextile aspect manifests through the apex planet. 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 build up then release of tension.

Life with a Yod is far from ordinary, as I explored in Nazi Horoscopes: “Of the 100 German Nazis 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 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 makeup for the mistakes, and pay back the karmic debt. In 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 are 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 imaginings, 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 pattern 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 Bill 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 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 build-up 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 my thoughts to a wider audience on the Internet with more confidence and have a more 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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596 thoughts on “Yod Aspect Pattern

  1. Anne, congratulations on reaching that point of nonjudgment to yourself. I am in the process of doing so myself and I am 20 years younger so your work has not been in vain in terms of the collective! Thank you!

    • That is truly a lovely thing to say – thank you Meredith. And yes each of us holds a healing remedy for the whole. I am pleased to hear you are working on that one too. One question (I am not an astrologer myself you understand) how do you know you are 20 years younger? Can you work that out from the yods in my chart? I would not wish my life on anyone but now I am here it is… mmm… let’s say profoundly real and full of presence. And life did it not me! Maybe that’s the yods speaking.

      • Anne, I can tell that from your Pluto position. It is only a guess at the exact number. But Pluto at 14 degrees Leo is a common placement for many people between 15 and 19 years older than me. I was born in 1966.

    • There’s a beautiful hexagonal shape to your chart Anne, if you activate Sedna, Arcturus and the Galactic Centre, and meditate on all that energy crossing the Ascendant.

      • Thanks again Gerald. I had to look those up as I am new to this. I will do as you say and meditate on all that energy flowing through it all.

  2. Mars in 20° Cancer
    North Node in 20° Sagittarius
    Saturn in 16° Aquarius

    This is my yod, and I’m having a hard time interpreting this past the general fulcrum being in mars means I’m being called to stand and fight for something.

    Does anyone have some insight they could part with?

    I appreciate any help with this!

  3. This is great! Thank you for posting. 🥰🥰. I’m still having trouble figuring my yod out. I’ve been obsessed with figuring out my life purpose so I can start on fulfilling it and I know my yod has something to do with it.

    Jupiter in 15° Gemini
    Pluto in 13° Scorpio
    Neptune in 11° Capricorn
    Saturn in 12° Capricorn

    I’ve never been able to figure out why I have four planets instead of three. 🤔🤔. If anyone is able to help I’d be forever grateful. I’ve also read that the houses also help determine this? But I’ve been so confused; having trouble wrapping my mind over it all.

    Much love!!

    • HI Amber, you have 4 planets because Neptune and Saturn are conjunct. The apex of your yod is Jupiter. Focusing on Jupiter’s traits and how the energy plays out in your life can help. It is through Jupiter that you are able to reconcile the other 3 planetary energies. What houses are your planets in?

  4. My yod

    Moon in 14° Gemini
    Pluto in 15° Scorpio
    Neptune in 12° Capricorn
    Saturn in 12° Capricorn
    Ascendant in 11° Gemin

  5. I have a yod between Mars 11 Gemini in the second house sextile Jupiter 12 Leo in the fifth house quincunx Neptune 12 Capricorn in the tenth house also one with my Midheaven 9 Capricorn. I also have Uranus 6 Capricorn in the ninth conjunct and moon 4 Virgo in the sixth house trine Uranus, midheaven and Neptune. Any thoughts?

    • Mars sextile Jupiter a few days ago in and around the Mercury Inferior conjunction, occluded. This aspect is less than one degree orb at the 2020 Summer Solstice eclipse. With the apex of your yod Neptune/MC, look for the energy of Neptune to dissolve structure in career areas.

      Study the translation of the fast moving planets over your apex in Dec/Jan. and how the Nodal axis and Jupiter land at the top of your chart at the Jan 12 stellium.

      Review your natal chart and the Summer Solstice Eclipse in synastry and midpoint composite for further insight and timing. Esp Mars sextile Jupiter aspect and the transits at the fulcrum area 9/10 deg Cancer. Note the Mercury and Venus Rx movement.

      I talk about a morphology process at the 2020 eclipse/Summer Solstice, so be open to creative change.

  6. thanks for this very interesting article….
    I was wondering about when the Apex Planet of a Yod also happens to be retro in a natal chart…..
    really intrigues me
    what would be your thoughts on it

    • with Jupiter in Scorpio, still waters run deep. And Chiron in Aries wants to do a hatchet job to your ego. With more conscious awareness, in public venues, (Gemini Moon) try mixing your vinaigrette vigorously before pouring it on your salad.

  7. What does it mean if your chart is only a yod, no other shape. I have 7 planets in retrograde

  8. Winter Solstice 2019, Sun 0 Point Capricorn, tropical, the shortest daylight of the year:

    Yod in my natal:
    North Node Rahu at the Apex, 18Leo18
    Venus 17Cap35
    Pallas 17Pis53
    South Node Ketu at the Fulcrum, 18Aqr18

    Yod Synastry at winter Solstice Point
    Ascendant 17Leo42,

    So with the winter Solstice point only a few hours ago, I was contemplating on what this might mean, with the Ascendant conjoining my North node, and the Descendant conjoining my South node, when I received a message from ‘a potential partner’, that from a Possessions perspective, I wasnt good enough.

  9. Hi! Great article, thank you for sharing your knowledge. I have a boomerang but also another yod formed with the apex planet of the boomerang (Jupiter) as one of the sextile planets of the other. Wondering if it has a particular interpretation or if it’s just seen as two separate yods?

    Jupiter 0 Gemini
    Mercury 0 Sagittarius
    Sun 3 Sagittarius
    Venus 2 Scorpio
    Saturn 1 Capricorn
    Uranus 29 Sagittarius
    Mars 4 Aries

    Any insight would be so appreciated!! I’ve been trying to figure this out for years now.

    • Look at your chart in synastry with the Age of Aquarius chart, January 12, 1996, and in synastry with the Results ingress Virgo chart, November 29, 2011.

      In order to better understand your interaction with Solar system, and Galaxy, these are esp good candidate charts, since the early degree planets in your chart make contact with his and her gravity axis, MC/IC. It would be a pretty good story, and only cost you a banana and rice crispy square.

  10. Hi Jamie! Nice work! I came here looking for more Yod info. Its a pattern not talked about much; or skimmed over. I do not have a Yod in the natal, but my upcoming lunar return has one. With the moon as the apex. I just turned 33 in November and to my knowledge, this is the first Yod Pattern ive gotten during a lunar return. Ive been on edge wondering how the hell such a yod would manifest. Recently my brother died a day or two after my last lunar return in December, which the return looked a little suspect to me from the getgo. Not trying to invoke the demon, Paranoia (!) Just wondering how you have observed Yods to carry out over a lunar return month.

  11. Xiao Qian, has a remarkable chart. Activate Picasso, Van Gogh, Vertex, Chiron, Algol, Lilith, Regulus, and standards.

    He translated Stephen Leacock into Mandarin, and several other accomplishments.

    Perfect Solomon Seal, trapezoid, Yods

    Moon 26Leo29
    Chiron 26Aqr30
    angular, MC/IC equal houses.

  12. I think I may have 2 yods in my chart, but if I do then one quincunx is shared between them. A question that arose in my mind when I noticed that is whether this means one of them is sort of “void” (for lack of a better term)? Or if both are active despite the shared quincunx. And then one of them has a planet between the sextile planets, but it is not directly opposite the apex planet. So would this still be a boomerang, or would I ignore the placement of that one in between?

  13. astro-charts showed me all the yods, where astrodienst didnt, Check out the chart for 1/20/20 richmond gun rally tomorrow, it looks suspicious.

    • Hey Jester, say I have a 22ga, shooting from my right shoulder, but I’m cross-sighted, that is, my left eye is the strong or aim eye. I’ve read I really ought to have aimed from the left side, using the best eye, more precise. fwiw, I shot cross-sighted in my youth, lucky for the groundhogs, my success rate was abysmal. But where there was defeat in marksmanship, there was accuracy in finding the ground hog holes, and stuffing down an exhaust pipe from the Ford pickup.

      The question is: is there a relationship or ratio that can be applied, inner planets direct or retrograde, with marksmanship posture or natural aim tendency in the population, male/female, and say, ohhh.., what the hell…. a star acting up on the shoulder of Orion? What do the yods illuminate tonight?

      • Without anymore suspense, go to the Cosmogenesis chart, June 21, 2020, 8.41:30 am, Cairo, activate Regulus, North node, Betelgeuce (the right shoulder of Orion). Activate Mathesis, plus of course the standards, that give the position of the eclipse and Saturn.

        and there is your Cosmogenesis yod.

        Also consider tonights 1/20/20 transits, Sun ingress Aquarius, which, probably unknowingly to the vast majority, inspires the Betelgeuce Nova wisecracks, and namesake 1988 Movie. And for added jollies, consider the transit of the New Moon 1/24/20, ” In particular, a star in the left eye of the Sea-Goat named Dabih”

        And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, shooting from the right shoulder of Orion, through the left eye of the Sea Goat, coached by Regulus, Virgo, the Great Mother et al.

  14. Hi! This was very informative and helpful. Thanks so much for sharing. I’ve been searching for yod info for years. Many astrologers do not know much about the yod and so, are really not able to help me understand mine fully. Was wondering if you could take a look at it …

    4 March 1996

    Moon 29° Leo (7th)
    Neptune 26° Capricorn (12th)
    Saturn 25° Pisces (2nd)

    Aquarius Asc
    Scorpio Mc

    In the yod, Neptune and Saturn are pointing towards Moon. Also, my Sun, Mars and Saturn are in pisces in the 2nd (horrible placement).

    I’ve definitely seen a universal pattern and having been watching it closely for years(since kindergarten to uni, hopefully l’m spared some more time… awaiting acceptance into grad school). I’ve been looking for a close resemblance of the pattern in mathematics but have not been successful. Of late, l’ve tried to convert it to mathematics… l have a long way to go. I wonder if my yod has something to do with it?

    Will appreciate any feedback given. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

  15. Uranus is currently slow-dancing across my yod apex planet:
    (Balsamic) Moon 4 degrees Taurus 9th house.

    Pluto 1 degree Libra 2nd house
    Neptune 6 degrees Sagittarius

    All are water planets.
    I would love to have a conversation or hear any insight around this

    • Your notation of all of them being water planets is a decent observation. I don’t consider Pluto to be as fluid as Neptune or other water items. Also, your moon is in Taurus and while the moon is ruled by water, it’s sitting in a very earth, fixed sign. Just some other things to take into consideration. But what I would pay attention to is any sudden or surprising changes or occurrences on the emotional level, especially very deep emotions and what you might think of as things from the past. With Neptune and Pluto in assistance (as well as moon in Taurus), any art/music and or dream work you can do can facilitate your understanding of yourself, where you’ve come from, and any deep healing and transformation that can help you feel more stable, secure, and at peace (moon in Taurus).

  16. DOB = 14/02/1958 at 3.33am Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.
    Boomerang Yod = Asc 15 Sag, Chiron 18 Aquarius 2nd House, Ceres 17 Cancer 7th House; also with Eros 21 Capricorn 1st House.
    Could you please shed some light on this Yod aspect as my life tends to suddenly change usually with a bang type explosion which tends to completely change everything about my life, like a complete wipe out.

    • “bang type explosion”

      Peter, your Lilith at the anaretic 29th degree of Pisces

      Was thinking about putting an advert sandwich board in front of the house:

      Astrology by Yod, 1 £
      Astrology by Fesus, 50 pence
      Astrology by Gerald, free

    • in my natal chart, to the best of my notebook research: Asteroid Babel 5808, 29Pis

      “the meaning of asteroid Babel’, according to Henk Middleraad, is:confusion; other possibilities could be babble, being multilingual, polyglot environments and how to deal with them.” MarkAndrewHolmes

      Since my astrological inception in 2010, I have ramped up my astro knowledge, and one year, posted a multitude of babble on a Bear finance forum. The owner of this forum, knowing the value of social media, produced many books and tailor made his MO to this art form, even producing a book called Babble On (Tim Knight), which in hindsight, I considered the asteroid Babel 5808, the inspiration, given the depths of perception.

      So it is worthy to note any planet, asteroid, comet or calculated point at the Pisces asteroid degree.

      • Last sentence:

        “Pisces anaretic degree, where it’s worthy to note the energy of any planet, asteroid, comet, or calculated point CULMINATING, including the final disposition of the Yod.

        You wanna talk to me?

        This guy Knight wrote a phucking book, he was so jollied.

    • Hi Susan. Two Yods can initiate two separate missions in life or more likely they would be related to each other. The more important one is probably the one with the more personal planet at the action point.

      • Trump Age harmonic chart, two yods, Venus quintile Jupiter apex connection. This is pretty significant. Mentioned earlier. June 14th 2020. We are going to see the talent show up here.

  17. Can someone help me to understand the purpose of my yod?

    My yod

    Moon in 14° Gemini – in a quincunx angle to Pluto in 15° Scorpio and Saturn in 12° Capricorn

  18. Resolving Pluto and Saturn using your moon needs/wisdom. Feeling your way through the Pluto and Saturn themes in your life, transformation of structures and limits over time. Maybe even working through past issues with family, especially the authoritarians of your life. Hopefully your Gemini moon allows you to move in and out of emotions/feelings relatively quickly and smoothly.

  19. I was told of a yod in my chart and now I’ve lost the info . I want to explore into what my yod means for me. I have a very hard time understanding and reading my own chart if anyone can help me with the planets involved I’d greatly appreciate it.

    DOB – 5/9/1989, 4:11 or 4:18 pm, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA.

        • Thank you. Jupiter is the apex planet of your yod with Pluto and Uranus. Pluto and Uranus will work together better if you go through the energy of Jupiter. Pluto is transformation and deep past, including family, ancestry, and generational information and experiences we acquire through being in our families. Uranus is about freedom and insight as well as tuning into our individual purpose as it relates to the greater good. Pluto and Uranus in sextile can be intense and it can be challenging to get the insight we need to transform with Pluto tugging at Uranus. However, with Jupiter up there, expansion and wide breath are extremely helpful. Specifically speaking, I would think meditation would enhance the insight and transformation. But metaphorically, learning and expanding one’s spiritual perspective and worldly endeavours will assist that as well. Jupiter being in your 9th house (it’s domicile by house, not by sign) indicates spiritual expansion as well and it being in Gemini offers intellectual activity as a way to that. I would think Jupiter in Gemini in the 9th to be a very auspicious placement in terms of resolving a yod. I wonder if going deep is something you do easily (Pluto in your 2nd house Scorpio), like it’s second nature. And Uranus on your IC may indicate a changeable home life, which may upend some people’s sense of security but for you may just help you feel free and expanded. I hope this helps. It is one way to look at things.

          • This was extremely helpful, thank you! I had a little info previous but it wasn’t the focus at the time, so I really appreciate you breaking it open a little more for me. All you had to say was so on point to my life thus far.

            “I wonder if going deep is something you do easily (Pluto in your 2nd house Scorpio), like it’s second nature.” Especially this!!! Pluto is definitely a planet I feel drawn to (whether I like it or not sometimes).

            • Ry, you are welcome. Thank you for your response to me. I am so glad things are resonating with you. With Uranus on the IC, I wonder if it has helped you deal with Pluto currently traversing your 4th house. That can be pretty intense for the home life. But since you are drawn to it, at least you aren’t fighting it! Good luck.

  20. I have 3 yods, 10 squares and several other aspects. January 6th 1976 23:40

  21. Since I heard about You, I am bit scared and anxious about my present and future. Don’t know more about but heard it’s god’s finger and I have motive to do good work in this life. Can, anybody put more light on this.

    Venus in 21° Aquarius
    MC in 22° Cancer
    Pluto in 16° Virgo
    Uranus in 16° Virgo.


  22. 3 yod 1o Venus in 5° Aries
    MC in 4° Virgo
    Neptune in 6° Scorpio 2o Mars in 8° Gemini
    Neptune in 6° Scorpio
    Saturn in 5° Capricorn 3o
    Neptune in 6° Scorpio
    Mars in 8° Gemini
    Venus in 5° Aries
    Sun in 9° Pisces
    MC in 4° Virgo
    Neptune in 6° Scorpio
    Saturn in 5° Capricorn
    Mars in 8° Gemini
    MC in 4° Virgo
    Jupiter in 1° Sagittarius
    Pluto in 2° Virgo

    MC in 4° Virgo
    Mars in 8° Gemini
    Sun in 9° Pisces
    Pluto in 2° Virgo

  23. I just found out I have 3 yods. I have never felt as called to task as I am now. I have been telling people in past couple months that this is the time I was born for. I don’t like it, but I have always known I was born for a purpose.
    I was born 11/06/1967 at 5:22 p.m. in Baltimore, MD.
    I’m bursting with an electric and uncomfortable energy. It is pushing and prodding most people away…but I literally cannot help it.
    Can you explain why this is?

  24. Great article, I also have a boomerang, my god Venus 15 gem, mars aries 18, Neptune scorp 3rd opposite mercury taurus 9 th . Dyslexic artist who is more fluid with symbols and images, but has written and taught a little.

  25. Just wanted to say big THANK YOU, Jamie. I always enjoy your articles and find them very to the point. A boomerang Yod here (won’t bother you with details); a helpful insight in what you had written.

  26. I was told that I have 3 yods and some other interesting things in my chart. I was born Feb 5 1966 at 10:18am in Palm Beach Fla. Any help would be appreciated.

  27. Could you please help me understand mine. I have a boomerang Yod involving: venus conj pluto conj mercury at 17,18, 21libra respectively, then Uranus at 18Scorp, and Neptune at 18Sag. At the apex I have Vesta at 17Taurus (and possibly my ascendant) conj Chiron at 13 deg. I also have juno at 14Can, Pallas at 14Aqua and moon at 11 Aqua opp mars at 4Leo. Would really appreciate your reply. Thank you

  28. November 12, 3rd conjunction, November 12

    It took a while but the chicken showed up, hopped in the BMW utility cube van, and laid the golden egg.

    … Or, if you prefer…

    Jupiter finally arrives at the January 12, 2020 stellium, wearing dark suit, and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

    note the Moon apex Yod in each of the Three Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions

    1st Conj April 4
    Moon 03Vir20

    2nd Conj June 30
    Moon 04Sco10

    3rd Conj November 12
    Moon 18Lib15
    Venus 19Lib19’55”
    Boomerang Yod, Mars fulcrum

    A similar trajectory to the Pandemic Yod in the Age of Aqr progressed chart. Phase shifted to Signs where Venus is in extremis. (I screamist for Venus?). Interesting use of Jupiter to refine the new Venus.

  29. Yyyeah. I’ve got some thoughts on yods here. Please check this out, I haven’t seen any other astrologer write the stuff at the end.

  30. I only discovered I had a yod when astro.com brought out the South Node aspects. SPROING! – suddenly there was action in the bottom part of my chart, for the first time (Eris is in the bottom part too, but I still haven’t made firm friends with her yet).
    Apex = South Node Capricorn house 2.
    Mars and Pluto quincunxes. Gemini/7 and Leo/9. Boomerang point at North Node (of course) and Vertex, Cancer 8.
    Thus all 4 elements are represented.

    My son has a Golden Yod, the lucky fish (I think…).
    Apex at Chiron (retro) in Taurus/12.
    Jupiter/Saturn in Libra/5 and Neptune/Eros in Sagittarius/7.
    Boomerang point at Venus in Scorpio/6.

    I suppose a lot of people would say our lives have been a bit weird. To us – they’re just our (DIFFICULT!!) lives.
    I can relate to the comments about bipolar, schizoid etc: both of us have Aspergers, which often brings a sense of alienation with it.

    So now, I’d really like to know how we can contribute something meaningful to the world? Especially to this Brand New World in the Age of Aquarius?

    Alternatively, all our details look rather amazing and unusual to me.
    If we’re so amazing, why ain’t we rich??

  31. much love to you and your son. A yod with the south node at the apex and Pluto and Mars sounds intense. Pluto the god of the underworld and Mars his little brother in the above ground realm must contribute some interesting dynamics to your life. Power? Have you delved into psychology (nonastrology kind), particularly Jungian and depth psychology? Have you read any Donald Kalsched? Marion Woodman? If not, I highly suggest it. And there are many more things you might read related.

  32. Thanks for the kind words, Meredith.
    I suppose we’re quite intense. Pluto is with my Sun in Leo/9, and my son’s Pluto (in Libra/5) is with Spica and squares his Moon/Mars in Capricorn/8.
    Quite significantly, he has Algol RIGHT on his Ascendant and my Algol is RIGHT on my Descendant (of course this means we each have Scorpio on a major angle, seeing that Algol is at the end of Taurus etc.
    Power? Not so’s you’d really notice… Maybe we’re missing something… this is another thing that can happen with Aspergers.
    I know some of the basics of psychology, a bit of Jung, but the other two names are unfamiliar to me – thanks for the suggestions. My studies have been more in the direction of esoterics… metaphsyics… the cycles of reincarnation (Michael Newton and, on a different level altogether, Sylvia Browne).

  33. You are welcome. Donald Kalsched has a book called the Inner World of Trauma and discusses dream figures that are benevolent but also malevolent and that are gatekeepers of information that is very deeply imbedded in our histories. This can be in terms of releasing memories from past lives as well as from these lives. That’s why I mentioned him. Jung is also known in the world of esoterics and I feel the psychology adds a grounding piece to my own journey through my psyche. Pluto is the planet of psyche and psyche works on the broader (reincarnation) and personal levels both so I find working with both of those helps me. Understanding my patterns in this life helps illuminate my past life information and vice versa. I have mars square moon and my son has Mars conjunct sun and anger is something we have really had to explore. I understand that Aspergers may shroud some of the emotional content. Thanks for your response and for allowing the conversation.

  34. Now that sounds very interesting! Wow, I just googled Kalsched – I’m going to be VERY busy following some of those links!
    I have Moon square Mars too – I’m quite good at sarcasm and have had to learn not to be cruel with that. My son’s temper outbursts are probably linked with Uranus on his Descendant, semi-square Moon/Mars – but there is a nice trine to Ceres too. We too explore anger!
    Both of us SEEM to have few problems with the exploration of emotions. But perhaps I’m in denial about that… We appear to be fairly atypical Aspergians in some ways. Additionally, females are said to be different anyway.

  35. I am glad you find some interest in Kalsched. Marion Woodman is also a good one to read regarding dream characters and understanding our own behaviors. In your other comment, I thought you said he had a moon mars conjunction in Capricorn. Yes, the sarcasm with moon mars square. I can relate. But I also learned it in my family of origin. There was a lot of anger in my family that got expressed pretty blatantly and violently, uncontained. That is a legacy to deal with for sure. And yes, my older brother’s anger is very different from mine but my son’s reminded me of that and he has not spent much time with his uncle. it is all very interesting but I found the trauma healing has helped me the most.

  36. I made a mistake – you are right in saying that my son has Moon conjunct Mars in Capricorn/8 – but I have Mercury (not Moon) square Mars. Mercury is in Virgo/9 square Mars in Gemini/8. Mercury is a final dispositor involving all the main planets except for Sun/Pluto. Mars is with Aldebaran.
    I’m very sorry to hear that violent anger has been such a factor in your life. It must be difficult to draw lines between the anger that was perpetrated on you, and the anger that you quite legitimately feel as a result of it. A lot of trauma to heal.
    Controlling my anger is an ongoing issue. Outbursts of anger have negatively impacted my life on many occasions. After I have an outburst, I feel so DEFEATED.

  37. I also have a yod with apex at south node! Very confused about what this means as it seems it would be counterproductive to growth. ???
    pluto forms the sextile along with chiron/mercury conjunction.

    This seems like it would be a common yod though, since north node, pluto and chiron all move very slowly.

    I also have a second one with lilith as apex, pluto and uranus/neptune conjunction as sextile. So pluto is part of two yods for me

  38. Hello, Concerning your yod with SN at the apex and thinking it counterproductive to growth, the south node offers much to us in the way of gifts and natural abilities. Also, all the learning we have done over our lifetimes is contained in that space so it would be a shame to lose it. To be able to tap into what comes organically to us and use it in healthy and positive ways can facilitate our move toward our north node lessons. It could be quite cold and rupturing if we could only grow by leaving everything behind, sort of like drifting without a tether.

    Pluto as part of both your yods indicates some depth work around power, family, and control. Lilith as the apex might relate to standing in one’s own power and authority and not living for others.

  39. I have a double boomerang yod with sun/mercury at the apex at 21/19 Taurus, Neptune at 22 Sag sextile Pluto at 19 Libra, and Uranus at 23 Scorpio as the release point in my first house. Uranus is the apex, however, of a quintile/golden yod with Venus at 29 Gemini quintile my Moon at 17 Aries. So I have all 3 put together! Lol? It’s definitely been an interesting life. I know that I have tremendous power and ability, but I’ve had to be resilient through enormous alienation, trauma, and persecution. By 35 years old I gave up the self-pity and self-destruction right when Uranus was at my moon. By 41 I’m finally realizing I have to let go completely and live a life of selfless, sober availability for others. I almost have another yod as my moon as the apex, and Saturn sextile Uranus as the other two planets. But Uranus is slightly out of orb.

    Would you say that Uranus in Scorpio is the release planet of all of these? I feel like learning to be a non-reactive and calm Taurus in the face of a hurricane of disruption has been my saving grace. On some level I know that I am not what I appear as a “normal” human, but that I am an ancient being meant to have some dramatic effect on the world. At least that’s what spirit tells me. But whenever I get ahead of myself, I get massive blowback. So I try to remain as committed to the eternal dharma of selfless, service-centered, next indicated right action. Since birth people have been telling me I’m special, but thinking that I’m better than others has always led to disaster. So I have to be humble and also hold my uniqueness. It’s a balancing act.

    Thank you for your post. 🙂

  40. I have two yods in my chart:

    Chiron in 16 degrees Sagittarius (apex)
    Ascendant in 18 degrees Cancer
    Jupiter in 18 degrees Taurus
    Saturn in 14 degrees Taurus


    Ascendant in 18 degrees Cancer
    Chiron in 16 degrees Sagittarius
    Uranus in 20 degrees Aquarius

    I am a life path no. 4, with a t square and many squares besides. Life has indeed been far from easy, and 2020 brought spirituality into it through an experience. Any help and insight into my placements would be much appreciated.

  41. My birthdate is 12/10/1967. Gemini asc. I have 2 yods formed by planets only. I have 2 other yods that each include a point; the ascendant for one, the north node for the other. Finger planet Jupiter has Mars Saturn at the base, finger planet Saturn has Venus Jupiter at the base, finger planet Venus has Ascendant Saturn at the base, finger point north node has base of Uranus & Neptune. Signs involved are Virgo (3of4), Aries (all 4), Scorpio (3of4), Aquarius (1of4), Gemini (1of4). Mercury through Saturn are all 1st decanate and heavily aspected to each other. Moon is at 12 Aries and joins thisbgrouping with aspects to all except Venus. Uranus Pluto are at 23 & 29 degrees Virgo square 18 degree Sagittarius sun. Neptune has the two sextiles to Uranus Pluto quintile to Mars. These yods gave certainly been felt in my life. I’ve had 2 marriages (5 & 16 years), 37 jobs (longest 10 years), lived in 4 states. I’ve often felt that fate was involved in my life pattern. After my second marriage dissolved, I experienced an unprecedented surge of creativity. I was living alone for the first time in almost 30 years. I drew, painted, cooked, played guitar, recorded music and created videos, took photos in nature in large numbers. It was an amazing experience but I was going broke the whole time living on credit I had no income to support. During this period, Uranus transited conjunct my north node then Lilith (6 degrees apart) also it opposed my Venus and trined Jupiter. Neptune transited square my Sun. Pluto transit trine it’s own place. Jupiter was transiting my Sun & Mercury sign Sagittarius. The creative streak became more pronounced when Jupiter hit Capricorn dec 2019 trining its natal spot and sextile Venus especially musically which entered unknown territory. Then, in late January, my mother became very ill. She had to be hospitalized for 3 weeks in February 2020 with covid. She had to move into my house and is still here 17 months later. Major adjustments have been required. I have continued with creative work though my output is less. The 2 purely planetary yods have Jupiter & Saturn for fijgers. The quincunx between these two is exactly 150 degrees. I see the Jupiter activation involved in the initial creative period, but the Saturn problem in going broke at the same time. My mom coming to live with me stabilized my finances some, though the creative work suffered. I’ve had to give a lot to her care. Also she started a fire in my house on the stove. We were lucky; it could have been worse. It caused enough damage to require major work in my house which took 2 months and turned out well. It’s definitely true that adjustments are required with these yods. Honestly, there are times when you can be completely blindsided by them. The same is true with the acquisition of new abilities which occurs through them. This can also be very amazing and quite sudden. Fate, karma, reincarnation—-having these obscure patterns requires a broadening of the field of inquiry in order to develop solutions to the unusual situations involved

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