2013 Astrology: The Jupiter Yod

One of the things being discussed in the astrologic circles now is and alignment called the Finger of God or a Yod. It is when two or more planets are at 60 degrees apart from each other and there is a planet opposite them, at 150 degrees from the first two. It creates a narrow triangle (or finger) pointing at the opposite planet. I think of it like a Vogel cut crystal / healing crystal. The point receives an energetic push from the other end. The New Year Chart has the first “Jupiter Yod” with Saturn 60 degrees away from both Pluto and the Sun. And Jupiter is 150 degrees from them both. Jupiter is still retrograde, restraining and internalizing the energy. More about this later.

Image of the Astrological alignment called a Yod

Did you notice some pretty crazy intense stuff this week? On January 6th the Moon joined Saturn, and Mercury joined Pluto. All four pointed at Jupiter (still retrograde). That is big build up of pressure (that I have certainly felt). A lot of Shadowland (negative) thoughts (Mercury and Pluto) pushing for expansive release.  The other energy push was from Saturn (limitations, structure) and the Moon (emotions and the past). They are in Scorpio which is all about extreme emotional expression. A potent cocktail indeed!
While the intensity has eased up with the Moon and Mercury moving on, the basic Yod is still in place and more celestial bodies are coming into play.

Jupiter is in Gemini which as all about the mental, but is not a serious, deep thinker. Gemini is light and playful. So the intense, shadow thought and feelings that are coming at it are very uncomfortable.

There is a third Jupiter Yod coming. Venus is joining Pluto in Capricorn at the exact degree alignment with Jupiter on the 13th. The experience of an astrological alignment is more intense as a planet approaches the alignment than at the same distance away as it moves out of alignment. The major alignments (opposition, square, conjunction and trine, etc.) are considered to begin or end at about 6 degrees apart. For the Yod it is only 3 degrees, making the effect shorter. On January 10th Venus is 4 degrees from Pluto (approaching it) and the Moon is conjunct Pluto exactly. I expect it to be emotional, but with less of the mental chatter and heavy judgement we are experiencing now. The window of Venus influence is from about January 11th through the 15th. Connect with your Divine Feminine to help you to move the energies.

The Jupiter Yod influence will continue to be strong through about January 21st when Jupiter is 4 degrees away from the Yod alignment (moving away). However, since the Yod is in place on the chart for the whole year, you can expect this to be an ongoing theme.

What to do? There is always an option during the Yod influence to make a choice about how you are going to deal with the energies. Yods are challenging and have a feeling of destiny to them. The focal point of the Yod, Jupiter, is in Gemini, so you could say that this year we are destined to find a way to move and release the heavy Pluto and Saturn energies in a light and playful way. We are challenged to deal with intense, “negative” things without getting caught up in them or judging. The intention behind this process is freedom, a very Geminian theme. The thing to watch out for is Gemini’s potential to “laugh things off”, sometimes inappropriately. The challenge and opportunity is to find the balance of honoring and experiencing our deep, shadow emotions and thoughts without making them to significant and heavy or getting lost in them.

We are remembering that this is the Earth Game. (Gemini loves games.) What is real and what is not? We are able to finally see things as being only limiting beliefs, that we can simply choose to not believe anymore. I think that after Jupiter goes direct on January 30th we will be able to manifest our newly found freedom in the physical reality in a way that has never happened before.


Gia 11th January 2013 10:36 am

So glad I read this today. I was wondering why I've been feeling what I've been feeling, the push and pull and the conflicting emotions. Thanks, Sarah for some clarity.

Delanderius 13th January 2013 2:18 am

Thanks for the 411... It was funny, cause on the 6th I actually made pseudo suicide attempt; downed a bottle of Ativan after 102 straight hours with no sleep...much like the week before, when I couldn't sleep for a few says. And the week before that.... And so on and so forth, for just over a year and a half now.... Just took them to go to sleep, but hoping I'd never wake up. To my disappointment.... I did. Wake up, that. Or rather, got woken up by my mother telling me I wasn't allowed to sleep on the basement couch. Ah well... But maybe I'll hang on until at least the 30th, eh? :) good news.... I'm sure I'm not the only one who just can simply no longer endure - f*** perseverance.

Funny... One of the voices I hear ever since my "mind penetration'," aka mind rape, said something like, "We've seen him play this game before." Must've been a Gemini... It's just a sadistic game to "them."

If I have any psychic abilities, I killed that guy... If not, I will. I hate shit, and my life is not a god damn game...

Repeat: this is not a game, and you shall reap what you sow... Vengeance.

Conni99 13th January 2013 10:53 am

You are still here, which is good. Don't you think if you end it all, that it will be worse where you go? I don't think the power who brought you here will be very pleased that you decided to take you life. You signed up to be here at this time, you can't back out now! I'm sorry if you are in pain, it seems that way from your posting. I don't sleep much either, and it's gone on for over 10 years. Don't give into the negativity.

Peace to you my friend! :)

happyme 13th January 2013 10:43 pm

So what does having the finger of God on your own natal chart means?

I have finally understood the non linear time thingy and how it works in my life. Just ad a movie this is like a preview of all the scenes filmed in random
Times happening that way... I always think of the phrase "you will have your chance"... But truth is the chance is about getting out of that very specific river you are at my friend, once you do, the one that raped your mind will not bother you any longer... All it wants is attention... Enough...


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Sarah Biermann is the founder of ImagiCreation technique. Sarah is a clairvoyant and highly empathic intuitive counselor and healer. She is able to perceive your life lessons, dysfunctional belief systems and the past lives that are limiting your ability to express your divine plan and live your dreams.


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