by Robert Wilkinson
As you know, we are now fully experiencing a very powerful Yod involving Saturn and Pluto focusing tremendous power through Jupiter in Gemini. This will last into early April, and invokes some major “expansion through sacrifice” for all of us. Add that Mars just began to sextile Jupiter with both quincunx Saturn, and we have double interlocking Fingers of God, an extraordinarily rare and powerful spiritual configuration.
This is a three-part series. In part 1, we explored what a Yod is and how it can manifest in our lives. We examined how we had a dress rehearsal for the Saturn sextile Pluto with both quincunx Jupiter in December, and by knowing what’s been in play since then we got hints about what’s happening now and in the near future. This Finger of God has been in play since the second week of March, and so it’s still in full power.
In part 2 we took a look at life areas this Yod is affecting for each sign and birthday. We examined various Sabian symbols in play via the Jupiter nozzle focusing these spiritual energies built in Scorpio and Capricorn and pushed out through Gemini, and how the timing will play out in the first Yod as Jupiter forms exact quincunxes with Saturn and then Pluto. I've put links to parts 1 and 2 at the end of this post.
Now in part 3 we’ll discuss the second Yod coming into focus in about a week that will create interlocking Yods, and how that could manifest. Keep in mind that the first Yod with Jupiter as the focusing planet will still be in play through early April. Since this article grew so large, I’ll be composing a part 4 where I explain the focus of the second Yod as I did the first Yod in part 2.
The Mechanics of the Process
The mechanics of the second Yod will work the same as the first, in terms of multiple “expansion through sacrifice” energies squeezing us into a clearer spiritual focus. There's a link at the end of this article to one I did explaining how a Yod actually works, regardless of what planets or signs are involved.
The second Yod will be triggered through multiple productive Aries sextiles by Mars, Venus, and the Sun to Jupiter in Gemini, with these energies focusing through Saturn as the nozzle.
That’s why they’re interlocking. Each one involves a planet in sextile while also quincunx the others. In this case, planets in Aries sextile Jupiter in Gemini double quincunx Saturn in Scorpio, with Saturn in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn double quincunx Jupiter in Gemini.
This section is probably only of interest to astrologers, but I have to include it to explain the mechanics in greater depth. I’ll explain how this might work and possible ways it will express downstream a few paragraphs.
Mars is now within orb of making a sextile to Jupiter and Mars also quincunxes Saturn for the next week. During this time Venus will join the show over the last 4 days of March, and the Sun will also create a Yod from March 29 to April1. So we have Mars, Venus, and the Sun all sextile Jupiter over the next week and a half, with all making quincunxes to Saturn from 11 Aries to 11 Scorpio.
Mars makes the sextile to Jupiter and quincunx to Saturn from 11 Aries, while Venus and the Sun make the quincunx from 11 Aries and sextile from 12 Aries. While this level of precision is probably only useful in terms of astrological theory and Sabian symbols, it does make a difference that Mars makes an exact Yod, while Venus and the Sun make the quincunx from a different degree than the subsequent sextile. Again, something only astrologers will care about, but significant nonetheless.
So while the first Yod shows Saturn productivity with Pluto focused through Jupiter, the second one shows Mars, Venus, and Solar productivity with Jupiter focused through Saturn. The first adjusts all 3 planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto) to get focused through expansive Jupiter, while the second adjusts all 5 planets (Sun, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn) to get focused through Saturn’s structuring persistence.
What Does This All Mean?
So much of what’s been squeezed into focus via Jupiter in the recent past can now be productively worked with in terms of the new initiatives, directions, and efforts indicated by the planets in Aries. Think about everything you’ve had to sacrifice since December, the many persistent adjustments required over the past several weeks, and how you’ve learned to master momentum and inertia. Now think of those adjustments and sacrifices as necessary to finish letting go of some ancient ghosts you didn’t even know you had (or maybe you did!)
This has forced all of us to get focused on how to adjust our vision of what is possible, relative to the larger structural conditions that are beyond our control, combined with the new intensity, new magnetism, new desires, and new way of social self-representation that Saturn is showing us. In part 2 I noted where the Jupiter nozzle is pointing in your chart, and how that may have manifested between December and now.
This series of Yods from Aries planets sextile Jupiter will help us make adjustments to the Saturn structures we’ve productively built these past several weeks. If we need to adjust or eliminate some old fears, limitations, duties, responsibilities, or hinderance, this will be the time to do it.
As Mars triggers the Yod from 11 Aries, it should mark the appearance of a new Earthly order or law in our lives working productively with the virgin potential of “newly opened lands” in the Gemini area of our lives. These are harmoniously structuring a new set of opportunities, a new set of ideas, a new life adventure, and a new way of doing what we have to do on our own terms.
However, these will be adjusted by, and help to adjust, Saturn’s structuring power, in this case on a degree of humanitarianism. So we can expect this Finger of God to show as some humanitarian manifestation in us or around us that helps us get focused for the more important roles we’ve begun to play since Saturn went retrograde at 12 Scorpio.
How the Yods made by Venus and the Sun will be similar and different than Mars
Which brings us to how Venus and the Sun will operate differently than Mars in terms of what it triggers. Venus and the Sun will make their quincunxes from 11 Aries, like Mars, but will make sextiles to Jupiter from 12 Aries to 12 Gemini, a very different set of symbols than 11 Aries and 11 Gemini.
Venus and the Sun are in the house where we have early Aries, and working productively with the affairs of the house where we have Jupiter in early Gemini. If we include the very powerful Mars in Aries, a sign it rules, it means that wherever we have Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Pisces in our charts are in productive harmony through the end of March and into early April.
However, these are all forcing changes on life areas where we have Scorpio, Capricorn, and Aquarius, just as the areas in the previous paragraph are having changes forced upon them. Remember, a quincunx forces adjustments to both planets in the quincunx. It’s just in a Yod, we have a third planet that sextiles one of the legs, creating more productivity.
So we have had one set of major adjustments and sacrifices up to now which has made our Gemini sector more focused based in productivity wherever we have Scorpio and Capricorn. Those Gemini “expansion through sacrifices” can now be productively worked with by the inner planet transits in Aries bringing new initiative and energy wherever we have Aries in our chart.
These productive activities, relationships, connections, and power will help us to adjust our sense of structure, or what we believe we should do or be. We should be able to see and begin to live a new life order and truth regarding the new roles, or recent emergent responsibilities and new ways of being ourselves in the public arena.
In part 4, we’ll take a look at how the second Yod will be focused for all signs and birthdays.
Here are the first two articles in the series:
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