Tags: Astrology, Double Yod Key, full moon, FullMoon, pisces, Virgo
Here is the Full Moon chart for September of 2014, set in Plano, TX:
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We note that this particular Full Moon is preceded by a Double Yod Key that occupies most of the day. (Compare this to the Double Yod Keys of Spring 2013. What decisions did you make at that time? You may revisit them now and again on November 8th.) To be sure, this is another punctuation mark indicating that this is a period of decision-making, of “forks in the road.”
The ongoing Jupiter / Neptune / Pluto yod is one part of the DYK, the other involves Moon / Mercury / Jupiter. Mercury square Pluto (harsh words, arguments, fights, and at least wounded feelings) is part of the picture. We are living in “interesting times.”
But [in response to XCD’s request, below], what does this mean? Well, the key is to remember that any given Yod is a “fork in the road,” a place where we are faced with a decision and dissatisfied with the alternatives. Here we have an two interconnected, or interlaced, “forks in the road” (yods) that are connected by Mercury Square Pluto (harsh words and possibly violence).
A MINIMUM of two major decisions will face us as individuals and small groups, and we will see a similar set of decisions on a global scale. (Why? Astrology is recursive and arguably “fractal” in nature: “As above, so below” means that the pattern in the sky is reflected in multiple levels of human affairs.) Since “triple yod keys” and so forth are rare (or maybe impossible), the two interlaced yods are a symbol for “multiple” (i.e. two or MORE) decisions. Expect at least two on this full moon.
* recursive: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Recursion.html
* fractal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal
Want to know more about Double Yod Keys? This discussion provides interesting commentary.
[XCD: does that help?]
Per Caroline’s request, here is the map for Europe and the UK:
And here is the chart, relocated to London:
We see Pluto at Midheaven and South Node in the 12th house (having risen about half an hour before culmination). The Jupiter / Pluto quincunx is in full force, just past perfection on the Friday before (the time these notes are being written). This is a time of excess and could be a time of serious danger and risk in London / UK. Personally, I would stay home. To quote a line from the movie “The Crow,” “…bad people out on the street tonight.”
Compare, also, the interlocking Double Yod Keys on November 8th described earlier.
Tags: Astrology, creativity, Nanowrimo, Quintile, Quintile Kite, quintiles, writing
If you like to write, or think you might like to write, then you have either participated in Nanowrimo or have thought about it. The National Novel Writing Contest is an honor system based international contest that encourages budding (and seasoned) writers to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November of each year. (This might also be a good time to determine whether or not you would like to use Scrivener to manage your writing process.)
If you have done it before, then you know that having a little preparation, such as an outline, character sketches, and so forth can be helpful. The Quintile Kite of October 9th is an excellent period to brainstorm and organize in preparation for your writing. The period starts shortly after 2 AM CDT on October 9th (the early morning hours after the evening of October 8th) and continues until about 7 AM. The Moon is void of course for the first part of this period, so your plans may need revisions at some later date. But, if you can take the next day (Friday) off, then this is a GREAT date for developing your creative side and planning that first (or next) novel. Here is the chart of the beginning of the period:
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Tags: Astrology, New Moon, newmoon, Virgo
Here is the chart for the August 2014 New Moon (Virgo New Moon):
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Tags: Astrology, inconjunct, Jupiter, Jupiter BiQuintiles, Jupiter Quincunx, Neptune, Pluto, quincunx, Yod, Yods
An interesting configuration is emerging for mid August through September: Jupiter enters into a Quincunx with Neptune on August 14th and then another Quincunx with Pluto on September 5th. The Quincunx tends to be a frustrating aspect indicating miscommunications and false hopes. Arguable, given that the fastest moving planet here is Jupiter, and that it takes a year to move through a sign, this pair of Quincunxes is actually a Yod. Yods signal forks in the road where we must make a choice and will inevitably look back at the path we did not choose to take.
See, also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yod_(astrology)
If this is indeed a yod, and I believe it qualifies, it indicates one of the biggest decision making periods to face us (collectively) in years. For many people, this period in August through September of 2014 will signal a major shift. Even if it is not entirely visible now, in years to come many of us will see how critically important our decisions were in this period. What follows are the two charts for the “exact” points of each of these aspects. But, again, these are such large aspects that for individuals the triggers for the critical moments will almost certainly involve aspects of the Sun or Moon or both.
Jupiter Quincunx Neptune [Click to Enlarge]
Jupiter Quincunx Pluto [Click to Enlarge]
In all fairness, I should note that these aspects are followed by different versions of these same aspects later this year and in 2015. The Jupiter / Neptune Quincunx repeats October 23, 2016, May 17, 2017, and July 4, 2017. Jupiter / Pluto Quincunx first occurred (in this cycle) July 18, 2012, then Dec 20, 2012 (the rather famous Solstice), March 29, 2013, September 5, 2014, February 27, 2015, and May 21, 2015. BUT, the FIRST PAIRING of these occurs August / September 2014. (Hence, this is the critical period, followed by a few more chances to “change the road you’re on.” (to paraphrase Led Zeppelin))
For many of us as individuals, the critical decisions will involve career or family or both. Collectively, one critical question is whether certain current skirmishes will be contained or grow into some “world war.” Many of these questions are really but the tip of a much larger iceberg.
What really interests me is the question of when do the Jupiter BiQuintiles to these planets occur? (BiQuintiles are excellent for creative work and innovation.)
As far as I can tell, however, the current version of Solar Fire (SF 8) cannot do an electional search for Quintiles / BiQuintiles. (If I am wrong, somebody let me know how to do this.) (Update 8/18: I have a solution now and plan to explore this in a later post.)
If you are reading this post some years in the future, say about 2020 or beyond, please try to avoid romancing the choice (or “road”) that you did not take at this time. It was fraught with perils that are now invisible to you from your vantage point in the future. Chances are good that you made the right decision, even if it proved to be a bit problematic.