2012 Patterns: Focused Yod and Diamond
[Update 12/23: If this entry interests you, you may want to read this entry also.]
With the interest in the 2012 Winter’s Solstice increasing, some analysis of patterns seems appropriate. Many occur, but two are outstanding: (1) the Focused Yod of the moment of the Solstice, and the Diamond that occurs roughly fifteen (15) hours later. First, the Focused Yod:
This is a complex chart, actually, so only the Focused Yod lines are shown to facilitate analysis. The full chart as well as a global Solar Map is present in this post.
Plenty of discussions focus on “Galactic Alignment.” We’ll ignore that based on the assumption it has been covered elsewhere.
The Venus / Jupiter opposition occurs about once a year. That is not unusual. But, here, Venus is in Sadge (close to, or upon, the point mentioned by those who focus on Galactic Alignment).
Generally, Venus / Jupiter is associated with optimistic times and often excellent progress in many areas, including but not limited to love, beauty, health, and finance. The Gemini/Sadge connection implies possible (likely?) improvement in foreign relations and related communications.
However, the other part of the Focused Yod is not so pleasant: Saturn is at 8 Scorpio and Pluto at 8 Capricorn. They are in “mutual reception,” which make each other’s power very strong. Neither is very friendly or happy. The choice presented seems to be between death (Pluto / Scorpio) and a loss of individuality to the group (especially large corporations).
The Focused Yod is a fairly “new” pattern, so most astrologers do not understand it well. But, possibly, the Venus opposition to Jupiter may represent a third choice: moving into love. But, clearly, if “love” is an option, then THREE (not two) options will present themselves.
The other major pattern is the Diamond about fifteen (15) hours later. These are particularly rare aspects. Here, we also see Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto involved. Chiron, on the descendant (where the Sun sets), is also involved as well as the Ascendant. This Diamond pattern may be the REAL key on this date, NOT the precise time of the Solstice. Here, action from the earlier decision(s) must be launched, if it is to be effective.
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