by Robert Wilkinson
A few days ago I wrote about a rare configuration happening now, involving two Yods, or Fingers of God, that interlock. Mars in Leo has been double quincunx the Jupiter in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn, and Jupiter in Pisces was double quincunx the Mars in Leo sextile Saturn in Libra. So how have these manifested in our world?
It's important to note here that Jupiter is now moving out of the Yod while boosted by Venus the past few days also quincunx to Mars and sextile to Pluto. This should bring us Venusian experiences helping the previous Jupiter energy become clearer.
Now we''ll see the Sun in the Pisces zone illuminating and powering up the Yods, and March 1 see Mercury in the Pisces zone bringing us insights, information, signs and signals of what this has been all about. So we'll continue to experience the effects for two more weeks, even though Mars will move out of the quincunx to Pluto and into the triseptile, triggering the Grand Irrationality from late February through late March.
From a practical, "real world" angle, these multiple "expansion through sacrifice" energies have triggered some very "hard adjustments" and forced some major shifts in whatever life areas they influence. Let's take a look at just a few things that have been going on during this time of interlocking Yods.
First, the Vancouver Olympics with their equipment malfunctions, weather issues, ticket cancellations, and safety problems. They began with the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili last Friday, forcing a rearranging of the luge course to slow things down. Then the games began with one of the columns of the Olympic flame not rising as it should.
The weather has totally messed up the Alpine schedule, wiping out the first two races on the opening weekend of the games as well as a bunch of training runs necessary in order to hold actual races. This is because Cypress Mountain, site of freestyle skiing and snowboarding, has not had enough snow.
Organizers covered the course with hay bales and dumped snow on top, but heavy rains washed much of it away. Organizers then canceled tickets for all snowboard events -- men's and women's snowboard cross, halfpipe and parallel giant slaloms. That's six events with no spectators lining the course, a total of 28,000 tickets requiring refunds of $1.5 million.
The reason? The snow washed away to the point where people were sinking up to their knees, and in some case even deeper, putting many spectators in very unsafe conditions.
Fans can't get into events for which they bought tickets, and can't even see the Olympic cauldron since it's a restricted area, creating mass discontent. Athletes are competing in less than stellar conditions -- Tuesday's snowboard cross competition was a fall-riddled nightmare, and the speedskaters were less than pleased to be kept waiting to compete Monday night because of a malfunctioning ice-resurfacing machine. Or, like the Alpine skiers, they aren't competing at all, or even getting in training runs.
I couldn't help but note while viewing the couples figure skating competitions that I've never seen so many falls in any Olympics I've ever viewed. The judges were actually awarding high marks even when one or both skaters fell in any number of ways. I believe it's because skaters are always pushing to exceed the old standards, and some jumps they're attempting are almost impossible anyway. It's easy to see how some adjustments might be in order just to keep from falling on their bums. The judges sure had to adjust their standards relative to past Olympics!
Besides the Olympic mess, there have been other major events going on as well. There is the seemingly never-ending stream of bad news for Toyota, with multiple brand recalls for a fairly large spectrum of problems. We've also seen many announcements of retirements from the US Congress including an unexpected death due to complications from surgery. (Update: There are 45 so far, one of the largest waves of retirements in history!)
The Taliban's number 2 guy has been captured along with several Taliban "Shadow Governors," the Ukranian election results have been suspended amid allegations of fraud, and in a very bizarre turn, an Alabama college professor went berserk and killed several colleagues. Upon further investigation, it has been found she killed her brother years ago in very peculiar circumstances, and was even a suspect in a bomb plot at another university a while back!
I'm sure there are more events that are indicative of Saturn square Pluto with multiple interlocking quincunx energies, but these are the ones that have happened so far that I know of. Oh yes, and one of my favorite poets died, Lucille Clifton.
It would seem that the times are truly a wild ride, with more to come once Mars goes direct!
For more on the recent Yods, please revisit Astrology in February 2010 - Entering the Mars in Leo, Jupiter in Pisces, Saturn in Libra, and Pluto in Capricorn Yods, or Fingers of God.
For more on how the Grand Irrationality is at work right now, here's Spiritual Astrology in December 2009 and January-February 2010 part 1 - The Grand Irrationality and Forks in the Road for All Signs - An Overview
Spiritual Astrology in December 2009 and January-February 2010 part 2 - The Grand Irrationality and When It Will Be Set Into Motion For Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Pisces
© Copyright 2009 Robert Wilkinson