Is the yod - the finger of god, good or bad?
no placement in astrology is good or bad, all placements are to be understood and manage. Because even placements seen as beneficial placements such as trines and sextiles can cause havoc if not utilised.
In a nutshell yod(s) what you to overcome the blocks you have to reaching your highest potential.
Yod owners cna be very stubborn and lie to themselves, falling into comfort zones and finding it hard to let go.
Deep down they are spiritual warriors but, they have become stuck in their evolution as they wont move to the next step in their souls/ higher conciousness evolution.
the trick of the yod - finger of god placement, is integrating any quincunxes or squares you may have in your chart, this can involve a big wake up call as you realise your problems are within you, and not in the external world.
Some yod owners meddle in other peoples problems to stop them having the time to focus on their own, this can be a pattern of resistance built over lifetimes, making it hard to break.
some of the things you need to build and let go of to manage your yod(s)
- self confidence
- taking personal responsibility
- expression of individuality
- self discipline and control
- healing of emotional, spiritual and psychological wounds
- need to set own standards and not follow the status quo or social expectations
- letting go off self destructive habits built up over lifetimes
- basically , pardon mon french, but its all about calling yourself out on your own bullcrap, letting go off your inner fears and tensions.
- giving into choas and the unknow, giving up controlling
often , transits involving your Yod planets and houses, give opportunities to follow the path of your highest potential.
Many forks in the road will occur, where you can choose to let go and move into the unknown, or stay as you are.
the choice is yours, but you may find every step you walk hurts if you choose to not live up to the expectations of your yod.
Yod in astrology is also know as "The Finger of God."
For those who are unfamiliar or have never heard of it, Yod is the astrological aspect with one sextile and two quincunxes that form a narrow triangle.
The Yod, since Ancient times has been referred to as the “Finger of God”, the Yod is a fated aspect, Joan Kellogg in her book The Yod: The Esoteric( hidden) Meaning.
States rightly, in my opinion, as someone who has a Yod in their Natal Chart, that the yod contains hidden energy and information in the aspect.
Which is not revealed until the Yod owner learns the lessons, needed to activate the Yodal energy.
There is an old occult saying, which is the ring will pass not, meaning someone can have something pointed out to them a million times.
Indeed they can experience it 1 million times; however, they will not gain an understanding of the meaning behind their experiences. until they learn the lessons behind their experiences.
This is why it appears some individuals never learn their lessons in life, in fact, esotericically they are some things that one canonly be understood by observing them with your inner sight.
Some things in life need to be felt and intuited. not rationalised and mulled over.
In order to be understood.
This is why its improtant that we come to understand that, yes we can support others, and yes, others can support us, but as you transition into adulthood.
With the finger of god in your natal chart, You are responsiable for the direction of your life, the buck stops with you, this goes for all people, regardeless if they have a yod in their astrology natal chart or not.
The yod, regardless of whether it is the finger of God, itself or not, is differently a strong aspect and can override another mundane aspect in the chart, even strong ones like oppositions and squares.
Although, all aspects, degree's and all of information contained in your astrology natal chart, make up your whole, and every single part of your natal chart influences who you are, as well as environmental, psychological and spiritual forces and factors.
Joan Kellogg, in her book, also states that the yod is a powerful and positive energy which opens the door to higher spiritual knowledge and service, once the yod native has learned their lessons