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What does Yod mean in astrology? The Yod Pattern in your Natal Chart

               In depth Guide about , What A ‘Yod’ in Your Astrology Birth Chart Means For Your Personal Growth, Relationship and life in General.
                                 Karma ,Drama, Inner Transformation , Understanding and Fate, the life of a Yod Owner .

The Yod aspect in  Astrology is somewhat more connected compared to a quincunx , stand alone or no- yod, quincunx, since the yod aspect is also made up with sextile.
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The sextile in the yod aspect helps the Planets involve in the quincunx communicate and interact better.

Authentic/ traditional Yod's always involve one of the main inner planets. Yod's formed by at least one inner planet sun, mercury, Venus , moon and mars, are strongest. However Yod's which are formed with the midheaven or ascendant can hold significance as stand alone Yod's . Or when they is a traditional Yod in the chart, which includes one of the inner planets. The whole chart must be taken into account as well as the events a person experiences in their lives and how they feel the MC or AS Yod affects them.

The Yod aspect in astrology can create relationships, experiences and events, which occur in the life of a person, not out of their own choice, but in a karmic manner- a reparative process.

It is thought by many astrologers that the individuals who have the yod aspect, are perfecting lessons and skills that they have spent manner lifetime trying to build up.

Yet in their past lives, they may have failed several times to achieve their true soul desires, so the yod aspect acts as the “ finger of God”, pushing the yod native to their fated destination.

Depending on how you look at it, the yod aspect can turn out as a blessing or curse.
Some people with yod have stated that, having a natal yod, whenever they are engagingin self destructive, toxic or addictive behaviours it is is like taking every step in tight shoes, until they learn the lessons of the experiences they often repeat.

Finger of god, Yods in astrology can bestow gifts such as higher intelligence or enhanced talent in spiritual fields, they can also bring about sharp turns or unusual situations in life that can lead to steep ups or downs.

And from first-hand experiences, the lows the yodel aspect drives you down to can be very low indeed, yet the highs can also be out of this World.
When the Yod is taking you a life adventure, you lack control over what can and will happen, and this can be positive or negative. Imagined or real, there can be a feeling of another force that controls the show from behind the scenes!
One moment you can be feeling talentless and depressed, and the next moment you discover a hidden talent, an extraordinary gift. You can be poor then become rich all of a sudden or find themselves in rather unusual circumstances.

A progression or transit often triggers Yod energy as well as the sign, area of the chart, and the planets involved in the finger of god- Yod, with those involved in transits determining the outcome’s nature.

Key points for the main Planets at the foot of the Yod - finger of God

Yods are created by two Planets that sextile ( what Joan Kellogg calls the hands of the aspect) each other; both sextile planets also form quincunxes with a third planet ( the foot of the aspect).


The presence of Yod in your birth chart indicates the area(s) in your life you need to refine or let go of.

A yod is driving you to fulfil a goal your soul needs to grow, you may never know what this goal is, but you will be given pointers from within, or people will come into your life to provide you with experiences, which highlight the things you need to let go off.


Think of the themes of your life; which situations or people do you find yourself continuously involved in?


You may have smaller goals, yet if you have a yod present in your chart, you will have a feeling which won’t go away that you have to complete one particular task in life.
The details of which you will be blinded to until you activate the hidden energies of you Yod.


There is a fire that is pushing you to achieve something. You can understand this something through the fulcrum/foot planet and study your overall natal chart and Yod.


The Moon fulcrum (FOOT) at the finger of god, is mostly motivating you to become a nurturing force in your own life; looking at ways you block or neglect your need for nurturing, how others nurture you or how you treat others will also be major themes in this life.
You may have to look in-depth at the relationship you have/ had with your parents or primary caregivers, allow yourself to heal any wounds you have.

Karmatic ties may need to be broken, as well as letting go of old habits of seeking security without and learning to feel secure within. This foot deals with all aspects of feminine energy and how stable or unstable you are with integrating it into your life.


The mars foot of the Yod wants to look at the ways you assert yourself, and deal with your self-awareness, how you navigate your physical environment and look after your body will impact this yod foot energy, your primal life force and personality will have to be refined in some way.
It is essential to handle your life force and project your willpower in the correct ways when mars is at the foot of your Yod.


With venus at the foot of your Yod, harmony, balance, possessions and resources will be called into question as well as how you bring harmony and justice into your life; experiences will push you into managing your mental, physical or spiritual resources correctly.


Self-love will also be a big theme; you may have to learn to have compassion for yourself and not be too egotistical, unconditional love, and the right relationship with yourself and others. It is important to seek connections between things and people, including all aspects of your personality, and work to unite and not separate.


Mercury’s foot at the finger of god, wants you to look at communication, the right and wrong use and refine it in yourself and others; your early environment and relationships with your family, friends and local community will give you plenty of reflection points. Discernment of communication and relationships is significant with this yod foot, only because you can say and do something, doesn’t mean you should.


You may have a very philosophical, intellectual or spiritual nature, but you must find a practical way to use these talents correctly and not simply become an armchair philosopher. The Widening of your perspectives and giving up perfection may also be a theme of your life.
You may have to learn to accept that all people are on different levels of evolution and accept that life can never be ideal, but in accepting this fact, you can find solace.


The Uranus fulcrum in the finger of god is expected to revolutionise while, thinking of humanity as a whole, your primal urges such as those to misuse your sexual energy or aggression may be called into question, as well of the way you use your energy and electromagnetism.
Self-assertion and right use of humanities resources may also be themes, sharing and caring, freedom and growth on an individual and universal level.


Neptune a the base of the Yod ask’s for the proper use of your spiritual and addictive forces; karma is a big thing with Neptune at the foot of your Yod. Fate plays a gigantic role in your life, and you are called to let go of your negative subconscious thought patterns and handle the mystical correctly.


The accurate use of psychic energy and powers, how you serve others is also called into question, the ways you neglect or escape your responsibilities or play the victim. Letting go of rigid thought, addictive or behaviour patterns, the precise use of mind, body and soul.


Jupiter’s foot at the finger of god encourages the broadening of horizons that can occur in the form of travel, religion, higher learning, expansiveness is the keyword for this yod foot, and breaking out of your limited material outlook into higher consciousness.
Giving up past life habits of narrow mindedness and judgement, you need to allow spiritual, cultural or intellectual growth.


Saturn at the foot of the Yod indicates themes of discipline, order, structure, limitation, boundaries will be significant in your life in some way.
Tradition, parental, community or national expectations will be brought into the spotlight, personal responsibility will be needed for you to create your place in the world via your work and personal achievements. You have innate talents that can uplift others, and it’s your duty to uncover them and use them correctly.


Pluto’s foot wishes to transform the way you view yourself and others, themes of the correct use of your own or others financial, psychological and spiritual resources
learning to manage your sexual energy. You have deep insight into the occult and the human psyche; you may have to develop deep psychological strength to withstand your life lessons. Transformation is your keyword as well as destroying the old, to manifest your new.


Where Sun at the foot of your Yod ask you to look at the way you bring your willpower into reality, uncovering the ways your rigid thought and behaviours patterns may block your creativity.


Remember, the foot, in the finger of god, Yod, is the planet which the two sextile planets form quincunx too; it is all out at sea on its own. The sextile job is to focus the “Fulcrum/Foot”, Planets energy, stabilising it until its ready to stand on its own to feet, with a bit of help from friends, so to speak.

what is a boomerang yod - finger of god in astrology

yod what is it in astrology

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A boomerang yod involves planets that oppose your yod foot; you seen in the picture venus in the 7th house is the foot, and mars and venus sextile, and quincunx venus. However, the asteroid ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, and the Moon act as a boomerang; this yod is a more complex and rare yod. A boomerang yod is sometimes called a focus yod.

This yod owner has to make sure their take care of the needs of their Jupiter, Moon, Saturn, pluto to achieve the requirements of this yod. How they view responsibility- Saturn, how they expand their beliefs and control their extravagance – Jupiter. And how their assert themselves- mars and how they nurture themselves and others and accept their karma- Moon.

Will play a big part in their life; tension is high in this boomerang yod, as they will have to manage all aspects of their personality to become more self-aware.
As the activating point for this yod – finger of god is in the first house, so will need them to become less codependent and take responsibility for their life direction.

They will have to manage their needs of attraction versus the needs of their Moon, managing the sexual needs of mars and the optimistic needs of Jupiter.
The boomerang points and planets act as extra forces to help overcome the needs of the overall yods. As all these planets conjunct each other in this chart, all these energies how past life experiences work together.
So the focus yod can be more beneficial to the yod owner than a yod without any boomerang points or planets.
The heaviness of the boomerang can help the yod owner release the weight of this karmic placement a bit more quickly, but if they ignore it, they will experience the repercussions more deeply in the areas of life the boomerang yod planets control in their natal chart.
If mismanaged, the boomerang yod owner can be like dynamite as they bash around unaware of all this boomerang yod energy, yods must always be controlled, oh woe betide, only kidding, it’s a case of seeing you next lifetime.

After all, we all have free will, and if we miss the mark, reincarnation levels it out for us until we hit the mark.
Yod owners can be insecure in their abilities in their youth, battling with low self-esteem, rejection, depression, an inner feeling of discontent with no real reason why.
As a person with a yod can have reached all their material goals and relationship ambitions but still feel unsatisfied, this is because a yod needs you to move in a new direction this lifetime.
Yod owners have typically lived many materially and sometimes spiritually prosperous lifetimes; they innately have wisdom but have a fear of leaving their comfort zones, deeply entrenched in them. And some yod owners can fool themselves into thinking there are happy when they not, so it can be hard to help.
Yods, boomerang or otherwise, need a person to take personal responsibility for their evolution, sacrificing their debased desires in some ways for their higher needs and wants. Giving into a power greater than themselves and letting go of their own and others expectations.

It can be a lot, but it is a must to this very fated life; this position needs you to step out of the chorus line and impart your wealth of wisdom.
once you heal your emotional and psychological wounds and commit to overcoming the obstacles, you face to your ascension.

What is the meaning of the Yod in astrology last – updated October 2021


I wanted to add an update, on the yod in astrology and what it means.

song for Yod owners

“most yod owners are old souls, stuck in their ways, or who are here to teach specific lessons only, so may feel like their full potential is never being used, i.e. the feeling of being a great warrior yet a coward at the same time.

We are often blinded because if we have seen from the start, we would not be able to learn the very lesson, we need to learn, so many things going on with you.

We really should know about these placements from birth, as once I found out about my yods, i became less critical on myself, and less of a control freak and a people pleaser.

Which was some of the few paradoxes of my yods, so yes, also the feeling of looking for an external person or service, job title, etc to fulfil us, when it is only own true inner reflection and acceptance of our shadow and our light.

Balancing all aspects of ourselves, which will set us free.


It takes time , to bring yourself  solace and to find your direction, yet the yod often just drags us along, and we may die, never really know if we fulfilled our purpose, maybe that’s the whole, purpose of the yods, letting go, going with the flow, gaining inner peace.

Learning to calm the internal storms and rages inside, unrevealing the many false self’s we have built up, so when the world and its events try to push us , we stay solid in our inner knowing.

I found it’s about accepting ourselves for who you are now, without judgement, with deep love and compassion, then you can do the work, which the yods require of you.

Which from my work so far with yod owners, really seems to centre on themes of control, self deceit, living in the past, imbalance, impatience, double-checking- lost in intellect.

Myself included in all the above, I know we have been programmed as human beings to hate our shadow and bad points.

But from experience, I have learned it is in the accepting, healing and managing, of all aspects of you, is where life authentically begins.

As you can see, my style is direct, it’s never to induce any negative feelings but to show you a direct path out.

Yod’s can make you flip flop from one stance to the next within 24 hours. The best you can do is just see through the tension.

By simply becoming aware , that this is how life is going to be and the best I can do is to train myself to see through the illusion, especially the ones you have within yourself. 

Self awareness can be the highest calling , when you have a yod in your chart. This talk from Anthony Demello can help you.

It is long, but hey so is life, maybe you will find gems within this talk, like i did. Not directly about Yod’s but it helps with the practicalities of life, and why most of us run around in misery creating our own groundhog day-everyday.

YODS, AS WELL AS ALL OTHER ASPECTS AND FACETS, of your natal chart, are not easy to navigate, life,  It’s not simple, and we will never have all the answers

But maybe that’s the whole point….

Implications of a Yod, Poem.

Fears appear in every step of your walk
A mystical force drives you on
Talent is unbounded
Yet theres a block
Stunted as you try to create
Call it fate
A neurotic star
Making your actions
Unwittingly psychotic
Why did you do that?
You don’t really know
A need to build trust
And to flow
But hey, we humans like to control
Finding it hard
Inside tearing apart
Goals out of reach
Distressed and unrested
Always being tested
Is this what you call special?
Driven to be a bit mental?
Even when you try your best
To be rational and have control
Illusive purpose
That won’t reveal itself
Insightful revelations
Seem profound
I got somewhere to go
I need to reach my destination quick
Yet I don’t know where it is
Just that I need to get there
I swear I want to stay with you
But I pulled away from you
Hot and cold, mostly blue
Hues of happiness
Sometimes shines through
Still, I cannot even enjoy
The fun or the touches
which grasp my hand
I have a problem to solve
Conundrum it is not humdrum
For even a Rubiks cube can be solved
With perseverance and patience
Activation in the middle
For its all about balance
Equilibrium as you enjoy
The many facets of chaos
Bipolar and depression innate
In your fate
Still, we have the sun, we have the rain
Time and time again.

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