Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Finger of God

The Yod aspect pattern is a configuration of three planets creating a long isosceles triangle, called the Finger of God (two 150 degree angles = quincunx, and one 60 degree angle = sextile). Yod is the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, meaning the Finger of Yahweh. It has kabbalistic and mystical significance regarding the name of God, his omnipresence and men's humility. The apex of the Yod pattern is always pointing to something important. Right now (Jan 31, 2013) a very rare heliocentric Yod is formed by Earth, Mars and Pluto (1 degree orb):  

EAR = 131.34 degrees (11°LEO 20'43'')
MAR = 340.51 degrees (10°PSC 30'37'')
PLU = 279.45 degrees (09°CAP 27'04'') 

Mars, God of War, master of energy, action, and desire. Pluto, God of the Underworld, master of subconscious forces, transformation, renewal and rebirth. Out of their water signs both are pointing to Earth, this lonely planet of God's most wondrous creatures in the fire sign of Leo. Last time this pattern adorned our solar system with the same precision was June 13, 1876. Next time will be May 3, 2079. Astrologers usually associate the Yod pattern with the arrival at a fork in the road and having to proceed in one direction rather than another without knowing where it will lead to.