by Robert Wilkinson
A Yod, or “Finger of God,” is created when two planets make a sextile (60 degree aspect) to each other, with a third planet at the inverse midpoint, making quincunxes to the two in sextile. We have such a thing going on now through tomorrow.
Briefly, a quincunx(150 degree angle) is associated with hard adjustments involving either practicalities or the necessity that something be eliminated to allow necessary changes. Quincunxes are also associated with health, so Yods can bring health into focus, either requiring adjustments or elimination of something. I have seen the quincunx operate as “a square plus a sextile” (90 degrees plus 60 degrees) creating productive conflict, or dynamic building with constant adjustments between the two planets in quincunx.
Today and tomorrow, Mercury is in Leo sextile Jupiter. Jupiter has already quincunxed Pluto, but Mercury is making its quincunx over the next day or so. That makes for productivity between Mercury and Jupiter, with the nozzle of multiple “expansion through sacrifice” adjustments focused through Pluto.
I’ve also seen a Yod, or Finger of God, act as a “squeeze play” that forces out extraneous or needless things or actions and redirects the energies more efficiently. Again, productivity is indicated by the planets in sextile, though each must give up something to squeeze the energy through the nozzle planet, in this case Pluto.
So given the positions of the current planets, it indicates that anyone with natal or progressed planets or points around 7-10 Gemini, Leo, and Capricorn are in the midst of adjustments and sacrifices that will ultimately lead to expansions wherever they have Pluto transiting in their charts. This is the only time this Yod is in play, since by the time the Sun quiincunxes Pluto Jupiter will already have moved into a triseptile to Pluto and biseptile to Neptune, triggering the Grand Irrationality.
You can find more about the Yod, or Finger of God, through going to an article I wrote a while back:
I'll post another article soon about past, present, and future Yods created by transits to natal configurations. Almost everyone on Earth has been through some long term Yods in recent years, with more going on right now for a whole lot of those born between 1957-1988. Again, I'll elaborate on this in the near future.
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