I have a natal yod, but have always wondered if you would count a yod from the angles as well as planets?
Good question. I don't count the angles as a YOD because we're looking for the planets, the energy, in this aspect pattern. Same with T-Squars or Grand Trines... any planetary aspect. House cusps, even the angles, are environmental. They funnel energy in a certain way, or describe a kind of ways and means, but they don't generate energy themselves. So with @plutomoon's example, I would interpret Pluto inconjunct Mercury and the Moon energetically, then think about the three houses involved. If Pluto wasn't up there conjunct the MC, I wouldn't call it a YOD.
But Pluto conjunct the MC in Scorpio, that says something, of course, as does having the inconjuncts to Moon and Mercury. The planetary energy adds layers to the arena of the 10th house, that Public identity, experience of parents, authority figures, etc. But the MC doesn't add a force of its own to the YOD.
I wouldn't count the vertex as part of a YOD either as it's another type of angle. Or the nodes, which are more a synthesis, again a focus (a message) more than a planet with it's own generator. It's own engine.
That makes sense. I have tended not to count Yods to personal points, as they are just that, personal points. Sometimes people count them from the angles though, so I wasnt sure. That was a great explanation!
When I first encountered the idea of the Yod pattern, I was fascinated by the idea that often they are "inherited", and that you will have similar Yod patterns in the charts of families. I dont know how much this holds true, but when I went back to check my mother has a similar Yod to me, and my son has a similar Yod to his father.
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paua: Great call! Thanks for mentioning my chart. I dont think I had put up this years solar return chart yet. It also has no retrogrades.
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Donna: Spent much time outside in nature this past weekend of Grand Fire trine and Cardinal cross. While many around me only saw drabness all I saw were beautiful signs of Spring. The breezes and sunshine I absolutely “absorbed” with so much appreciation. 😊
Apr 15, 2019 2:47:15 GMT
scorpiorising13: Hi! I would love to know how to find 151 Abundantia in my chart - where is it transiting? Thank you! Also, love the image for Monday Astro-LOA Flash; never seen that Klimt before!
Apr 15, 2019 3:53:04 GMT
Kim: It was a new Gustav Klimt for me too! Very Egyptian, I thought. You can find any asteroid, for any date at this fabulous online ephemeris. www.true-node.com/eph1/ Or, use the 'Extended Chart Selection' at astro.com
Apr 15, 2019 9:04:15 GMT
Kim: Abundantia is 24° of Virgo right now
Apr 15, 2019 9:06:12 GMT
scorpiorising13: Thank you .. that's my 10th; Jupiter in my 2nd, Venus 4th. Jupiter also trining my natal Venus/Jupiter conjunction in Aries and Leo midheaven.
Apr 15, 2019 14:59:39 GMT
Kim: That's a fiery combo! Let the opportunities begin!
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