Today we take a look at how we deal with many Yods, or "Fingers of God," throughout our lifetimes.
In "Astrology Class - The Yod, or Finger of God - What is it, and how does it work?" we examined the basics of this powerful configuration. If you haven't read that, you may want to check out the material there, since it sets the foundation for understanding what we're going to explore today.
To note, today's subject is somewhat technical, and may only appeal to those with some knowledge of how astrology works. But we do cover an important transit coming that will impact all generations born between 1942 to 1996.
Any Yod is created by two planets in sextile, with a third at the inverse midpoint creating two quincunxes to the planets in sextile. As you can surmise, this creates potential Yod configurations any time two planets sextile each other, whether by progression or transit.
When two planets sextile, it usually yields a form of productivity involving the houses they occupy. By examining the inverse midpoint, we may surmise that zone or point becomes activated many times, including each day by the transiting Ascendant and Midheaven. It still remains an active zone of "expansion through sacrifice" where the two planets in sextile can find themselves squeezed in ways that augment spiritual effectiveness, focused by whatever is stimulating the inverse midpoint.
We don't have to have a natal planet in a zone to experience the multiple "expansion through sacrifice" energies of the Yod. These configurations are also set into motion whenever any planet (by progression or transit) move through these inverse midpoint zones.
Thus during the decades when Neptune sextiled Pluto, many Yods were formed. When Neptune in Libra sextiled Pluto in Leo during the 40s through the mid-50s, the inverse midpoint moved through the sign of Pisces. When Neptune in Scorpio sextiled Pluto in Virgo, the inverse midpoint moved through Aries. When Neptune in Sagittarius sextiled Pluto in Libra, the inverse midpoint moved through Taurus. When Neptune in Capricorn sextiled Pluto in Scorpio, the inverse midpoint moved through Gemini.
These 4 groups comprise most people alive on Earth today. Each of these generational groups experience a Yod, or Finger of God, every year in the Spring, as the inner planets move through Pisces, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini.
As each generation experiences a transit in double quincunx to their Neptune and Pluto, multiple "expansion through sacrifice" energies are set into motion. These sacrifices leading to spiritual expansion will be seen in the house where the inverse midpoint planet occupies, as well as the houses that planet rules in the chart.
When Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto are involved in any of the three legs of a Yod, there are transpersonal forces beyond our individual control at play. When these are triggered in a Yod, it requires an enormous willingness to embrace our highest spiritual ideal rather than yield to usual points of view. The planet at the inverse midpoint is the one getting squeezed into a more authentic spiritual focus.
As an aside, this implies an even heavier karmic life for those with two of the outer invisible planets conjunct making a sextile to the third. The times when this happened are late 1964-mid 1969, when Uranus conjuncted Pluto sextile Neptune, and Spring 1991-Spring 1997, when Uranus conjuncted Neptune sextile Pluto.
Where the sextile involving outer planets falls in our maps we are offered productive outlets. Depending on the planets involved, it can include everything from organized genius to pragmatic intuitive synthesis to divine economy of energy sprouting seeds of transformation.
Even when the sextile is not exact, we see the effects at work in an "off-set" way. That shows as the planet quincunxing one and then the other across weeks, setting the Yod into a long term motion. The sacrifices don't work all at once, but in an interlocking way across time.
On a final note for today, the next few years will be extraordinarily important for all generations born since 1942. This is because Jupiter will transit Pisces, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, making successive Yods to the generations mentioned above. Knowing where your Neptune and Pluto are will assist you in preparing for this series of life-altering expansions.
The Neptune in Libra-Pluto in Leo generation has already had its dress rehearsal thanks to transiting Uranus in Pisces these past few years. When it moves into Aries, it will begin to impact the Neptune in Scorpio-Pluto in Virgo generation. Thus those born in the 1940s and early 1950s have already been thrown into dynamic "expansion through sacrifice" mode the past few years, while those born in the mid-to-late 1950s are about to enter the crunch.
Food for thought as we approach the rendezvous with a greater destiny across 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
© Copyright 2009 Robert Wilkinson