TRANSFORMING YOUR OLD TIRED STORIES BY ADJUSTING YOUR SELF-SABOTAGING YODS. By Hilary Bond PhD.
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Apart from my first article on Hygeia, the goddess of sound health and holistic well-being my articles about different yods and quincunxes are the most popular.
Originally I was going to call this article “WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE YODS? And how can we help yod people to function better” and you can see in my title that there is an element of Neptunian-12th house mystery about yods and also an element of low earth? Why are people so ignorant or often lacking in understanding about part of their own personality or psychology or mental functioning? Yods relate to both health and finances and the earth element relates to both money and lack of knowledge about our own body. Is it lack of psychological and mental organization or just plain lack of interest in certain things because we concentrate too much on one area that interests us? So regardless of the fact that the experts say there are Virgoish yods and Scorpionic yods there is also a Neptunian-12th house archetype and a lack of earth archetype in yods. Certainly, yods and quincunxes produce a lack of balance and unknowing self-sabotage.
UNLEARNING YOUR OLD TIRED STORIES BY ADJUSTING YOUR SELF-SABOTAGING YODS
Last month I ordered a book called Change Your Story, Change your Life by Carl Greer PhD, Psych D. He is a Jungian analyst, psychotherapist and shamanic healer. My book arrived from Book Depository yesterday (15th August, 2019). In his chapter on the archetypal energies of death and initiation, Dr Greer recommends the archetypal energy of initiation to help us hug to our heart our new story, a story that lacks fear, anxiety, loneliness, self-sabotage, self-hatred and any ambivalence about yourself to bring about a transformation and any unconscious, past life or ancestral resistance. The Jewish symbol of the word “yod” indicates the Finger of God” so if you have a yod you are chosen by God, the divine or your soul to do a certain task in life and this journey involves many challenges and much self-confrontation. I suggest that both Stefan and Degas and his mother learn to be shamanic practitioners to heal themselves, their families and their ancestors and then others. When you read Dr Greer’s book you will find all sorts of shamanic exercises to clear your dark energy, to dialogue with your self-sabotaging inner parts of yourself, which could be ancestors or past lives or childhood survival mechanisms. The shamanic exercise to open sacred space is one I learned in 2005 in Utah when I learned soul retrieval with the shamanic teachers Lynn Berry and Alberto Villoldo.
There are exercises to change your health and attitudes to your body; change your relationships, change your moods, emotions and unhelpful psychological temperament; help your relationship with God and the divine and help your work and employment or whatever you do. It is a life changing book. It is so lovely and will help your growth on every level.
May you bloom and grow.
THE JOHARI WINDOW
When I first began studying psychology, at teacher’s college, in 1972, we studied the Johari window which was a representation of what people do not see about themselves and how they can see their shadow areas. Johari Windows look like square one-dimensional boxes with four areas of different sizes for everyone, but they have a similar shadow, mysterious archetype to the yod. Let us investigate the Johari window because they will help you understand how to fathom yods or quincunxes.
This is how the Johari Window is structured. There are four parts of your psyche.
1. Your Open part of your psyche. This part of you relates to all that is known about you. It is what is known by the individual themselves and what is known about them by the group. The information that is open can relate to your behaviours, feelings, knowledge, experience or skills.
2. Your Blind Spot. This area relates to what is known about you by others, but things about you that you do not know about yourself.
3, Your Hidden Persona. This relates to what you know about yourself but do not reveal to others. This could be related to your own feelings, fears, sensitivities, agenda or manipulations.
4. Your Unknown Shadow part. This section deals with all the information, feelings, experiences and natural abilities or skills that you do not know you possess. These are neither known to you or known to others who are alive. However, in the world of astrology, a good, intuitive astrologer could read this part. Past life healers and shamanic healers could find your skills which are known in your Akashic Records, to your ancestral guides, to your guardian angels, to the Divine, to energy healers, to mystics, to hypnotherapists and to shamanic practitioners, who find them in our past lives and from your ancestors. If you learn to use your intuition and become an excellent astrologer you can find these skills yourself.
Now let’s look at Harry Potter’s Johari Window.
1.KNOWN TO ALL. Harry is an orphan whose narrow minded, mean uncle, aunt and cousin dislike him. His parents died in an accident.
2. HIS BLIND SPOT. Not known to Harry. His mother was a muggle born witch. His father was a wizard and seeker. He who must not be named wants to kill Harry and killed his parents. Harry is a wizard.
3. UNKNOWN TO OTHERS. HARRY’S HIDDEN PERSONA. He lives under the stairs. He talks to a snake. An owl delivers his mail. His biological family pretend they don’t know when his birthday is.
4. HIS UNKNOWN POTENTIAL. Harry is a whiz of a broomstick rider. He is brave and courageous. His scar connects him to Voldemort.
Can you see that a Johari Window is like a yod or quincunx. It contains compartmentalised parts of you that do not even know about and they maybe have been running you like some robotic part of you, but maybe they are full of gifts and talents like Harry Potter’s unknown potential.
HOW TO STRUCTURE YODS OR QUINCUNXES
Many astrologers do not believe in either quincunxes (inconjuncts) or yods. They simply say that a yod is a sextile whose midpoint has a planet opposing it. I differ and I believe that quincunxes and yods are blind spots where people can have shadow parts of themselves that they avoid or simply do not see.
A yod is made up of a sextile, which is two planets separated by 60 degrees (let us say the Sun at 15 degrees Aries in the 2nd house and Saturn at 15 degrees Gemini in the 4th house) and a third planet, an apex planet which is at a quincunx aspect from both planets in the sextile. The example her of the apex planet would be Moon in Scorpio at 15 degrees in the 9th house.
The quincunx (some people call it an inconjunct), the yod and the Pythagorean triangle are based on the 12th harmonic, which is found through dividing 360 degrees by 12 which equals 30 degrees. The multiples of this division give us the:
semi-sextile 30 degrees;
sextile 30 x 2 = 60
square 30 x 3 = 90
trine 30 x 4 = 120
quincunx 30 x 5 = 150
opposition 30 x 6 = 180
As you can see, all the Ptolemaic aspects are derived from the 12th harmonic series.
I am analyzing four yod charts in this article. I hope my analysis helps you comprehend how to fathom a yoddish person.
STRUCTURING A CHART IN AN ORGANIZED FASHION AS A CONTEXT FOR YOUR YOD
It is wise to to analyse and understand the horoscope before you focus on a yod. Therefore, I aim to teach you the appropriate protocol to construct a correct and helpful chart before you analyze any yods.
Yods are, the icing on the cake of any chart. They add depth to the major components of a horoscope and they are yet another echo to the already established patterns and archetypes that already exist in the chart.
1. So, first, analyze the chart shape of the horoscope. Is it a splash, splay, locomotive, bundle or bucket (fan or funnel) shape? The bucket shape will have a handle or spout, which mostly will be a single planet. The locomotive chart will have a driver planet. Both the driver and spout are vital planets in those particular charts. Neptune is by far the worst as a locomotive driver or funnel spout because of its vague, hard to understand archetype.
2. Your next step will be to find and analyze any singleton planets (or major asteroids or trans-Neptunian planets). Again, a singleton Neptune could indicate addiction, proneness to food poisoning, undiagnosable illness, maybe a career with gas, pest control, poisons, psychology, psychiatry and psychological astrology or a career as an intuitive.
3. The third step is to diagnose the elements and qualities. For a yod or quincunx the worst problem with elements is lack of or weak earth (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo) because they lack good organizational skills, a need to look after their body and natural financial skills. An overload of planets in fixed signs is a yoddish problem to because they are very set in their ways. Lack of planets in air signs too is a yoddish problem because air is a unifying element and a lack of it implies that you may have a problem detaching yourself from beliefs and you may have perceptual problems,
Therefore you may be unable to see compartmentalized parts of yourself as the Johari Window implies.
4. Next we observe any planets (or major asteroids or trans-Neptunian planets) clustering around the Ascendant, Midheaven, IC, DESC and Sun and Moon.
5. Then analyze the chart to find any stelliums, T squares, grand trines, grand squares or if you have a kite or mystic rectangle. Again Neptune as the apex of a T square of a T square is a doosey and if you have one see a good shaman so you can clear away the mist of past lives or missing soul pieces in your childhood. Neptune has a nasty habit of dissociating under traumatic conditions. See either shamanic practitioners Sandra Ingerman or Betsy Bergstrom or someone they recommend, because they are the best in the world. Sandra is a registered and experienced psychologist. Now that you have a better understanding of this person you can approach their yods with a more empathic and logical view.
THE ANCESTRAL VIEW OF WHY YODS OCCUR
Karen Hamaker-Zondag does a great job of writing about yod people. Her ideas and mine follow:
1. Yod children/people are the result of many generations of ancestors who would not take responsibility for their problems. The yod person becomes the scapegoat. The ancestors may have made some unsavoury agreements with evil being that effect the generations down from them.
2. Yod people don’t seem to have a great deal of realization of who they are and why, in the first half of their life. But after age 40 everything changes and their life goes topsy turvey.
3. Uranus can play a huge role in the yod families.
4. A yod person is the spokesperson for repressed generational problems such as extreme poverty, drug or alcohol addictions, secrets about affairs or sorcery and generally nasty stuff.
5. An unlived, unbalanced or extreme and unsolved problem or theme over several generations can come out as a yod. For example, children with autism may appear after generations of Leonine people appearing to be Saturine introverts.
6. If you are a yod person and have a penchant for genealogy you will be confronted by the fact that your ancestors are a matrix that you are healing. But the fact is, whether we see ourselves arrogantly and pompously as separate and isolated as individuals rather than a tribe we are kidding ourselves. We belong.
7. Yod people are often insecure because of their incomprehensible problems.
8. The yod itself is demanding and requires much attention because the child who inherits the family’s unexamined problems will have a pervasive problem that cannot be ignored. It can surface in the form of mental illness, autism and behaviours that need changing drastically.
9. As there have been unbalanced ancestors the child with the yod has no successful role model.
10. Sometimes these problems skip the grandparents, consequently the grandparents may be able to help the child with the yod.
11. The yod, if worked with and adjusted can make the yod child famous (and we see this with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic and even Susan Boyle).
12. Often parents who have repressed the family theme or ignored it will find the yod child very difficult. In fact, they may treat the child as the black sheep and there will be much projection as the yod child is only their shadow.
13. The yod child may represent the parent’s unlived longing and they may live vicariously through the yod child or be irrationally jealous.
14. Or the parents cannot see any wrong in the child and the yod child is bought up with permissive parenting and other people react strongly and negatively to the neglected and spoiled child.
15. Often the yod child will be praised and loved by one parent and all of a sudden, the “over the top parent” will swing the other way and criticize and spread rumors about the yod child who could now be in their fifties when the rejection suddenly has begun. I have seen this happen and it is horrific. The parent who does this will have limited emotional development and they are unaware of their own behaviours.
16. This sudden flip may happen at a critical juncture i.e. the projecting mother may start abusing her daughter or son and daughter apart the day of her husband’s funeral. (In one of the cases I am thinking of a yod person had one of her yods with a Pluto apex which quincunxed her Sun and her Mars. On the day of her stepfather’s funeral transiting Uranus opposed her natal Pluto, transiting Trans-Pluto conjuncted her natal Pluto and transiting Saturn squared her natal Pluto and trined her natal Sun. The yod person’s mother had been a loving mother for years and all of a sudden, the past was raked up and the yod daughter was blamed for everything. Her mother kept the verbal abuse up for sixteen years until she died. It was horrific because the mother’s abuse included spreading rumors about her daughter and telling people lies about her. This is just one case. I know of others.) In this case the mother may have lost one or more soul pieces when the husband died which tipped her into dementia.
17. The birth of a new baby may cause this sudden change and the new baby gets all the attention and the yod child is ignored totally. The parent may then tell people the child has autism or Asperger’s syndrome, but the parent shows no sign of guilt. They totally blame the rejected child.
18. It may be necessary to seek the aid of a hypnotherapist, shamanic healer, past life healer, Askashic healer, or Life Between Life healer as people with yods may need help to bring back soul pieces stuck back in the time of their childhood because of trauma. Shamanic practitioners can also heal all sorts of trauma that yod people somehow bring into this time. Shamanic practitioners can help reverse decisions yod people’s souls have made in the life between life that are too much of a burden for the person in this incarnation.
19. I have introduced Dr Carl Greer’s wonderful book into this yod article because it will help you do some of your own shamanic journeys and help you, by performing your own rituals, to usher in new chapters of your life to acknowledge new beginnings and honour endings.
INTRODUCTION TO STEFAN’S CHART
In this article I reveal how to deconstruct, reconstruct and thoroughly comprehend a horoscope with one or more yods. Yods by their very nature dissociate or compartmentalize parts of a person’s psyche, so to further dissociate or compartmentalize your client, friend or relative is the very worst thing you could do to a yod person.
DO NOT JUST ANALYSE THIS PERSON’S YODS. YOU MUST ANALYSE THE WHOLE CHART.
Thus, I am teaching you how to understand a person who has yod(s) in their chart in a professional and caring manner.
FIRST, LOOK AT THE CHART SHAPE.
1. We look for the chart shape of Stefan’s chart. It is a Seesaw Chart where the planets are bunched into two opposing groups, like a bowtie. He may feel pulled in two contrasting directions; your life theme may be about learning compromise, being a mediator, or balancing oppositions in himself where there are two distinct groups of planets. The planets on the left-hand side of Stefan’s chart are grouped between Pluto at 6 degrees of Libra in his 12th house and Neptune at 10 degrees 41 of Sagittarius in his 2nd house. These planets oppose the planets on the right hand or western side of his chart that span from Mars at 1 degrees of Aries in his 6th house to Saturn at 16 degrees of Cancer in his 9th house.
SECOND, LOOK AT THE ELEMENTS AND QUALITIES.
2. Stefan has four air planets (his Gemini Sun at 1 degree Gemini in the 8th house, his Mercury in Gemini in his 9th house; his Pluto in Libra, his 29 degrees Libra Uranus plus a Libra ascendant at 19 degrees libra), no earth, three water including his Scorpio Moon at 00 degrees which conjuncts his Uranus in his 1st house, Saturn and Venus conjunct in Cancer in his 9th house and three fire (Mars and Jupiter in Aries in the 6th house which means he can get work any time, any place and Neptune in Sagittarius in his second house). This grouping is perfect for work as a psychologist who does astrology and energy healing in a health resort. He should work with others, not run his own business as he has no earth. But perhaps he can journey to meet the element of earth so it can help him.
THIRD, ANALYSE THE ASCENDANT.
3. We observe the Ascendant and see whether any planets or asteroids or trans-Neptunian planets conjunct it.
Yes, Stefan has Astraea conjunct Poseidon in Libra conjunct his Libra ascendant making him a highly ethical, pure and precise person. With Poseidon conjunct his Ascendant Stefan is truly spiritual, a light worker, clear and transparent in his goodness and he very well could teach psychology, healing or astrology as Poseidon is often associated with education as well as higher spirituality. His Saturn, Venus and Mercury in his 9th house indicate that he would achieve whatever degrees he wanted to at university and teach at university or college or any metaphysical college. People could trust Stefan completely as he always tells the truth. He is a truly nice, balanced person.
FOURTH 4. DOES NEVILLE HAVE ANY T-SQUARES OR GRAND TRINES OR GRAND SQUARES?
Stefan has no T squares, grand squares or grand trines with just his planets. If we include Chiron he has a T Square between his Uranus in his first house, his 22 degree Cancer Midheaven and Chiron in his 7th house.
1. This tells us that he is very caring and motherly in his career and a dedicated healer (Chiron), but wisely he keeps his distance between his professional and personal life (Uranus in his 1st house).
Stefan’s mother may have been distant and cold, but rather intense and possessive at times, so it is natural for him to distance himself personally and professionally. Stefan will have to learn about attachment disorders so I will describe them here. An attachment disorder is a term used to describe disorders of mood, behavior, and social relationships arising from a failure to form normal attachments to primary care giver in early childhood. Such a failure would result from unusual early experiences of neglect, abuse, abrupt separation from caregivers between 6 months and three years of age, frequent change or excessive numbers of caregivers, or lack of caregiver responsiveness to child communicative efforts resulting in a lack of basic trust. A person’s attachment style is permanently established before the age of three. A problematic history of social relationships occurring after about age three may be distressing to a child, but does not result in attachment disorder.
There are four categories of attachment patterns: 1. secure attachment and two types of insecure attachment, 2. avoidant attachment and 3. anxious attachment. The fourth attachment category, known as 4. disorganized attachment, occurs when no organized strategy is formed.
Attachment researchers have identified attunement as being significant in the formation of an attachment. Attunement means being in harmony; being aware of and responsive to another. Emotional attunement involves being in harmony first with oneself, then with another and finally with circumstances. Attunement and attachment are related in that an adult, who is available, attuned and responsive to a child’s needs, beginning in infancy, establishes a secure attachment for that child. This attunement creates a strong foundation from which that child can explore the world.
A lack of attunement from a parent or primary caregiver results in an insecure attachment developing in the relationship with their child. Here I discuss how an avoidant attachment pattern develops when parents are cold, emotionally unavailable and distant, and children then try to shut down their awareness of their primary needs. Stefan may have an avoidant atttachment disorder because his Moon-Uranus is the apex of his only yod.
Parents of children with an avoidant attachment tend to be emotionally unavailable or unresponsive to them a good deal of the time. They disregard or ignore their children’s needs, and can be especially rejecting when their child is hurt or sick. These parents also discourage crying and encourage premature independence in their children.
In response, the avoidant attached child learns early in life to suppress the natural desire to seek out a parent for comfort when frightened, distressed, or in pain. By not crying or outwardly expressing their feelings, they are often able to partially gratify at least one of their attachment needs, that of remaining physically close to a parent. Children identified as having an avoidant attachment with a parent tend to disconnect from their bodily needs. Some of these children learn to rely heavily on self-soothing, self-nurturing behaviors. They develop a pseudo-independent orientation to life and maintain the illusion that they can take complete care of themselves. As a result, they have little desire or motivation to seek out other people for help or support. What behaviors are associated with avoidant attachment in children? Even as toddlers, many avoidant children have already become self-contained, precocious “little adults.” As noted, the main defensive attachment strategy employed by children with avoidant attachment is to never show outwardly a desire for closeness, warmth, affection, or love.
People who formed an avoidant attachment to their parent or parents while growing up have what is referred to as a dismissive attachment in adulthood. Because they learned as infants to disconnect from their bodily needs and minimize the importance of emotions, they often steer clear of emotional closeness in romantic relationships. Dismissively attached adults will often seek out relationships and enjoy spending time with their partner, but they may become uncomfortable when relationships get too close. They may perceive their partners as “wanting too much” or being clinging when their partner’s express a desire to be more emotionally close.
When faced with threats of separation or loss, many dismissive men and women are able to focus their attention on other issues and goals. Others tend to withdraw and attempt to cope with the threat on their own. They deny their vulnerability and use repression to manage emotions that are aroused in situations that activate their attachment needs. When they do seek support from a partner during a crisis, they are likely to use indirect strategies such as hinting, complaining, and sulking.
Stefan may not have this, but with a Ceres-Admetos apex yod and a Moon-Uranus apex yod it is likely.
NOW TO ANALYSE STEFAN’S YODS.
Neville actually has two yods. Each yod actually echoes the other.
In the first yod Ceres-Admetos conjunction in Taurus in the 7th house quincunxes both his Neptune in the 2nd house in Sagittarius and Pluto in Libra in his 12th house.
The second yod has Moon-Apex in the first house quincunx Mars in Aries in the 6th house and quincunx South Node conjunct Sun conjunct Hygeia.
THE CERES-ADMETOS- PLUTO-NEPTUNE YOD
The Ceres myth may indicate that Stefan may have problems with attachment to women because Ceres-Ademetos is in his 7th house of relationships so I would advise he has therapy for this as he needs to evolve from his relationship with his mother, if he hasn’t already.
THEMIS AS AN EARLY FORM OF DEMETER (CERES): “THE BRINGER OF LAW”. Themis is an ancient Greek Titaness. She designated as “[the Lady] of good counsel”, and is the embodiment of divine order, fairness, law, natural law, and custom. Themis was the Titan goddess of divine law and order, the traditional rules of conduct first established by the gods. She was also a visionary goddess who presided over the most ancient oracles, including Delphi. In this role, she was the divine voice (themistes) who first initiated and educated mankind in the primal laws of justice and morality, such as the precepts of piety, the rules of hospitality, good governance, conduct of assembly, and pious offerings to the gods. In Greek, the word themis referred to divine law, those rules of conduct long established by custom. Unlike the word nomos, the term “themis” was not usually used to describe laws of human decree, because Themis is divine law. Themis was an early bride of Zeus and his first guiding counsellor. She was often characterized seated beside his throne instructing him on the principles of divine law and the guidelines of fate. Themis was closely identified with Demeter Thesmophoros or the “Bringer of Law”. Undeniably, Themis’ six children, the spring-time Horai (Horae, Seasons) and death-bringing Moirai, the Fates, reflect the dual-functions of Demeter (Ceres) ‘s own daughter Persephone. Themis was also identified with Gaia (Gaea, Earth) especially in the role of the oracular voice of earth.
ASTRAEA AS THE DAUGHTER OF THEMIS. The daughter of Themis and Zeus was Dike (Dicé) who was the goddess of justice, fair judgements and the rights established by custom and law. She was one of the three Horai (Horae), goddesses of the seasons, and keepers of the gates of heaven. Her sisters were Eunomia (Good Order) and Eirene (Peace). Like her siblings, she probably also represented an aspect of springtime growth. Dike was identified with Dikaiosyne (Righteousness) and Astraea or the Constellation Virgo. Her opposite number was Adikia (Adicia) (Injustice).
Astraea is very important to Stefan. Stefan could also combine a law and psychology degree which means he could work in child protection and social justice for women as well. I feel his chart indicates proficiency in science, and law as long as he keeps psychology as the hub of his career.
STEFAN’S ADMETOS CONJUNCTION CERES
The role of Ceres in astrology covers these areas. 1. Ceres is the all nourishing protector who looks after food and sustenance in all ways including growing food, diet, health and people’s behaviours with food, 2. Ceres as a protector of agriculture, 3. Ceres as a sentinel in parental relationships, 4. Ceres as the epitome of survival and adaption of the species, 5. Ceres as a productive worker, 6. Ceres the mother as an indicator of all phases of fertility, 7. Ceres in her role in childcare and children’s education, 8. Ceres as the guardian of the family, 9. Ceres as the custodian of nurturing and helping professions such as nursing, midwifery, gynecology and 10. Ceres as the protector of animals e.g. veterinary surgeons, breeders and protectors of endangered species.
Here Stefan is most likely to be in nurturing and helping professions.
Stefan has Admetos conjunct his Ceres which indicates that he will be a force of good. World renowned medical astrologer Eileen Nauman states that:
Admetos’ glyph contains the symbol of Mercury with the cross of “Matter” inside of the circle. Mercury symbolizes the Cosmic antenna that all Admetos people possess. The Cross of Matter means that they can not only ground what they ‘receive’ from their antenna, but manifest it into our third dimensional world. These are world beaters. World builders. At their highest, Admetos people are world creators and visionaries for the future of our planet and people.
Eileen also adds to her Admetos article that Admetos people have mother issues which adds an echo to what I have said about Stefan’s Moon conjunct Uranus. In the myth Admetos’ mother, who is already very old refuses to take his place when he begs her to go to Hades instead of him. So this is a rejection issue.
- This is what Eileen says about Admetos:
Mother (issues with our biological mother/integrating feminine energy within ourselves/positive or negative “dark” mother archetype). Every Admetos person has mother (Moon) issues. The harder the aspect to the person’s Moon the more this will stamp the Admetos person heavily and scar them for life. They may have had no breast milk as an infant, which personifies life giving nutrients, nurturing and maternal love. And by ‘breast milk’, I’m saying the mother did not nurture her Admetos baby, whether there was breast or bottle milk available. Not every woman is capable of mothering and in this case, the Admetos child is damned from the moment of conception. Admetos may search all of his or her life for sustenance, life quenching, life giving experiences through people, places and things. It is a lifetime of searching for breast milk to sustain and help them bloom, metaphorically speaking. Admetos children can become orphaned more than any other planet in astrology. And even if the Admetos child has parents, he or she is still an orphan because neither parent ever really ‘parents’ the child. Thus, relationships with mothering or nurturing kinds of relatives/friends. Admetos people who were rejected at birth by their mother (literally or figuratively speaking), will usually compensate by seeking out people who are not like his or her parents or mother. Instead, they will draw nurturing people who feed Admetos instead. This is why Admetos blooms later in life They may not have had any choice in their parents, but they have full control to choose their friends. And the second time around, they choose people who lavish them with the food of life instead of starving emotionally to death as they did in childhood.
- Eileen also tells her audience that Admetos people need to be able to work through the wounding.
then, the Admetos person may discover the rich inner treasures of themselves and connect with their many talents. Of all the Uranian planets, Admetos people are dragged down through the depths of hell (childhood) and then struggle like the Shaman/Wounded Healer archetype, and work through their pain. They then “bloom” and discover their inner treasures and later in life begin to utilize and share them with the world.
Admetos people because Admetos returns from the dead later in life, are late bloomers and in their thirties, as an ugly duckling they turn into a swan. Admetos people make excellent researchers, detectives or psychologists or surgeons as they are truly wonderful at finding the root cause of problems. This echoes Stefan’s Hygeia conjunct Sun conjunct South Node in the 8th house. Admetos people need meditation and prayer because they are fully tapped into the universe. Meditation and prayer renews their energy and helps their balance, spirituality and creativity. Being alone in a quiet, low-stress, mother-nature home or cabin is good for them. Nature like meditation recharges their battery. If their own quiet home is not possible they should at least have one special room and their own plants in their house or at work.
I am an Admetos person and I always rejoice when I meet other Admetos people who have worked through their pain and move on to be a world server. The major way I moved through my wounding was through shamanic soul retrievals, so if you can find a good, trustworthy shamanic practitioner who works with the Divine you will bloom and grow. As we move on to Degas we will find he too is an Admetos person as he has Admetos conjunct his Midheaven.
Therefore, I believe with Admetos-Ceres apex to his yod with quincunxes to Pluto and Neptune he should be able to nurture his ability to see things realistically, be less absent minded, need a great deal of reassurance, be highly idealistic and be less obliged to people (Neptune in his 2nd house.) Neptune speaks about Spirit; that part of us that exists outside of physicality, time or space. Spirit has a much different perception of existence. Viewed from the perspective of immortality, the brief sojourns we have on earth are important tools for growth. But Neptune as “Spirit” has a natural tendency to help and comfort, like angels are said to do at our times of crisis. Those of us with an extra helping of Neptune or Pisces in our chart are naturally inclined towards compassion with a strong desire to help others; or in the words of some Pisceans: “be of service.” Hey, but what about money coming in, food on the table; our body being healthy; all that is important to be grounded and here with our feet on the ground is not Neptune or Pisces. The Neptune-Piscean’s persons boundaries are wishy washy. The problem with a Neptunian- Piscean is that they expect other people to think about their feelings and the hard-core reality is that most people are so busy going about their own lives to bother thinking about the feelings of the Neptunian-Piscean. Psychotherapists or counselling astrologers call this Neptunian emotional fluidity, ethereality or floaties, “hyperawareness of other’s emotions.” This lack of boundaries or “where do I end and the other person start” is a symptom of co-dependency.
With Pluto quincunxing his apex he will work towards letting go and eliminating redundant and self-sabotaging habits and practices, obsessions, emotional reserve and his need for certainty, control and manipulation because of his need to be correct. He is, with Pluto in the 12th capable of handling crises and take charge. He has a great deal of inner strength.
STEFAN’S 2ND YOD
The second yod has Moon-Uranus as Apex in the first house quincunx Mars in Aries in the 6th house and quincunx South Node conjunct Sun conjunct Hygeia.
The quincunx tells us that this person must adjust and fine-tune both his intuition, subjective perceptions and emotional expressiveness (Moon) so that he is not too quick and impulsive to emote and feel. This could very well affect his workplace relationships (Mars in the 6th) and his adrenal health (Mars in his 6th house). Mars can be in a quincunx either inhibited, timid, anxious and repress his anger or too aggressive. This may also indicate that Stefan feels unsure of his ability to be a psychologist (Moon quincunx Sun in 8th and Mars in 6th) and he continually puts off the decision to study and gain his credentials. Then, typically of a quincunx and yod he will regret his indecisiveness for the rest of his life. Scorpio is not a comfortable placement for the Moon and in a quincunx it can be too quick to feel paranoia and suspicion. If Stefan is to be a psychologist or psychological astrologer I suggest at least he completes a certificate in counselling as some universities have purely scientific-clinical courses and the psychologists emerge without any compassion or the milk of human kindness. A Mars quincunx Sun may also indicate the loss of a parent early in life and he will have to be self-reliant, hard working and miss out on childhood.
DEGAS’S YODS (THIS ANALYSIS IS WRITTEN FOR DEGAS’S MOTHER, NOT DEGAS.)
PART ONE. ANALYSING DEGAS’S CHART SHAPE.
Degas has a Splash Chart. His planets are splashed all throughout the horoscope wheel. He may have diverse interests, but can be easily scattered. He needs to work hard to prevent being a “jack of all trades, and master of none.” But he can be taught to consolidate.
DEGAS’S ELEMENT BALANCE
Degas has an overabundance of fire and no earth. With his Sun conjunct Venus in Aries in his ninth house he can become manic in his beliefs about not being loved because he is true Mills and Boon romantic. He must be taught to be moderate in love.
The fire element in us is seen through inspired acts that are led by intuitive impulses. It’s the surge forward into new ground, often without restraint. The three signs that are fire are:
Aries is cardinal fire: surging, flashing, and initiating.
Leo is fixed fire: passionate, warming, stabilizing, and fully expressing.
Sagittarius is mutable fire; infinitely flexible, swift, and far-flung.
Degas has them all with Sun, Venus and Mercury in Aries. When negatively expressed, there can be an over-emphasis on self-expression without consideration for others’ feelings, resulting in selfishness, egotism or fanaticism. Fire can “burn itself out” when it lacks a practical outlet for its high-voltage energy.
If you have low Earth energy you may feel unsupported, that you don’t fit in anywhere or even overwhelmed by day to day tasks of responsibilities. When an element is missing in a horoscope, it may mean that certain traits are weak. But it may also mean that the person just doesn’t consider them important. Sometimes this could lead to overcompensation. The person knows that there is a weakness and tries to overcome it. For instance, lack of planets in Earth Signs could just mean the ideals are so high that they may never be capable of being realized on Earth. Or that there is a lack of concern with practical, day-to-day matters. In my experience low or no earth indicates no natural common sense; no natural organizational skills (your may be rotten at filing); a body sense (you get sick and you have no idea what is causing it) and no financial skills..
His Moon in water with Saturn and Uranus is spasmodic and quick to slide down into depression, so he needs lots of help balancing his emotions and feeling safe, for he is quick to feel anxious or fearful.
PLANETS AROUND HIS ASCENDANT.
Degas has Trans-Pluto in his 1st house. Trans Pluto is a little-known archetype. Lynn Koiner is the doyen here. She states firstly that the life lesson associated with Trans Pluto is learning wholeness and integration in your relationships with others. The concept of wholeness and integration is working for something, fighting for something, because it is correct for the whole, not any specific individual or the self. With a sense of integrity, it is the correct thing to do in a wholistic sense. Secondly, she maintains that a dominant Trans Pluto epitomizes one who grew up in a critical, perfectionist environment, where your personality and ego were picked to pieces. Though we sought integration and wholeness through others, the others only reconstituted us the way that they wanted. What we learned is that there is no perfection and being whole is not being perfect. Thirdly Lynn suggests that in being whole we do not seek the approval of others. We merely seek personal happiness as a more fulfilling ethic than the approval of others. Fourthly she states that wholeness is attained through your work with groups. She also suggests that when there are strong natal or transiting aspects from Uranus and or Pluto, which Neville has, to Trans Pluto one really should be practical and end care-taking or dependency relationships in your life, so that you can be self-sufficient. Trans Pluto represents a long process of achieving wholeness and integration, becoming what we want and need to be regardless of what others think. Trans Pluto people need to address the needs of the inner person and though this process they experience separations, alienation, loss, criticisms that estrange and sometimes painful experiences that drive them towards self-approval and being what we need to be for ourselves. Consequently, self-sufficiency is needed to distance yourself from critical, dependent types so that you can live your own life for yourself. It represents the long process from perfectionism, to self-sufficiency to wholeness. It is a time of doing what you wish to do regardless of what anyone says, a time to follow your heart and do what is creative. It means taking a risk, the risk of criticism, but the change undertaken brings such joy that you are not burdened by what others think. In knowing this, what others think is not a problem for you. The more you know who you really are and what truly defines who you are and not what others expect of you the less you are affected by what others think, expect or say.
PATTERNS IN DEGAS’ CHART
Degas has no astrological patterns but he has Moon conjunct Saturn in Cancer (which is the sign of a hoarder). Cancer is very emotional. I want you to see if you can get a book on rational-emotive therapy and look at irrational beliefs which most people have and they can be over-ridden. It all needs lots of self-discipline and practice. The emotion needs to be removed and the extremes too. A suicidal ideation reaction is extreme, not moderate. Normally Moon Saturn limits the feelings, and depresses the feelings, but in Cancer the emotions brood and stew and then burst out like a flood after a tornado. These people are easily crushed and hurt. Life seems so hard for them. The Moon conjunction Saturn is quincunx Mars conjunct Neptune. This means he finds it impossible to understand his feelings and emotions. They are confusing and misunderstood (Neptune), sort of misty and cobwebby and scary (Saturn) so there is fear there because he does not understand himself. It is also a co-dpendent aspect, but he wants you close and will push you away especially where friends are concerned. This is typical for a boy from about age seven to maybe 20, but Mars/Moon-Saturn too has highs and lows of energy and headaches and again for him it is confusing. Dance, art and swimming would help there and chi gong or TaiChi and he needs a master, like a Tai Chi or Chi Gong master. This quincunx is important because if this push pull behaviour is not bought under control and the suicide ideation is not bought under control it can be called Borderline Personality Disorder.
I think the healing I have suggested in this article can help. This article may help. Puberty can be a very distressing time for teenagers. Please read both https://www.verywellmind.com/borderline-personality-and-paranoia-425194 and https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/October-2017/Why-Borderline-Personality-Disorder-is-Misdiagnosed
He does have Mercury in Aries conjunct Juno opposite Hygeia in Libra and Hygeia here is very concerned about companions, having a social life and combined with Sun conjunction Venus these people want to be in love. Hygeia opposite Juno-Mercury in Aries presents a severe self-esteem problem. Mercury in Aries is self-centered and impulsive so there is much conflict going on in Degas’s head about his behaviour: self blame and mental beating-up.
His Juno conjunction Mercury in his 8th house of ancestors is highly intense and needs healing work. With Juno is in the 8th House marriage is a deeply personal and significant union in your eyes and he would judge would marriage indicates to him via his parent’s intense marriage. He values love, commitment and the promise of marriage. He longs to make a lasting commitment in an equal relationship and want to exchange the vows of commitment in an official ceremony. It doesn’t matter to him whether or not this ceremony is performed in a traditional or unorthodox ceremony, but he does want the comfort that the ritual of making vows provides. Once a vow is made then he is determined to keep it. He expects the same from your spouse. He has a great capacity for being honest, loyal and trustworthy in your intimate relationships but this also needs to be experienced from your partner. He enjoys the intensity of romance and passion at the start of your marriage and the excitement of setting up a home together. However, much to his own chagrin, e finds that familiarity can indeed breed contempt. The daily grind of living together soon loses its shine. His challenge is to keep the flames of romance burning, and to find meaning within daily acts of love and kindness. Otherwise he soon becomes bored, and if this is the case you are likely to create conflict simply for the effect of escaping boredom or look for trouble where it doesn’t exist. He may start to doubt your partner’s commitment, either because you realize that your behavior is not conducive to loving relations or because he is suspicious of is spouse’s behavior. Possessiveness and jealousy, either your own or your spouse’s, can cause further problems. The birth of a child in this scenario is unlikely to prove a salve to your problems. In fact, it is more likely to cause further tribulations. Love, loss and betrayal can become themes in his marriage if you remain unconscious of the need to keep the relationship alive. You need to be mindful of not turning your love life into the soap operas that you enjoy so much. One hopes he can attract a partner who is supportive, enterprising, as well as challenging and confronting in positive ways. But much of this depends on his parents’ role modelling and going for rational emotive therapy and systems family therapy. Degas needs to learn how to listen without judgement to another person’s point of view.
Personal relationships exist on a knife’s edge for people with Borderline Personality Disorder so I recommend counselling. Medications do not work with BPD, only counselling and more shamanic healings if possible. It is rare, I will mention, for a person who has been diagnosed with Aspergers’ Syndrome to have a fruitful relationship as they do not understand social skills. So he may not have this affliction.
I have included asteroids and Nodes to make two yods. These are not as powerful as pure planetary yods.
I feel this is important to say. Degas does have Medea, the goddess asteroid, widely conjunct his midheaven along with Admetos. When Medea is prominent in a birth chart she reveals the need to explore the ancient tradition of herbalism, alternate natural folk law, magic, ceremony and ritual. Intuitively he will know the natural cycle of the body and what it needs to be well. Medea reminds us to honor the ancient custom of relating to the plant world, the wisdom of nature and the powerful healing and transforming properties embedded in the natural world. Medea is in his 10th House. Underlying the foundations of his life path is this transformational and charismatic and influential goddess. This placement may also suggest that one of Degas’ parents is powerfully persuasive about what is important and what path should be taken. Medea suggests that it is important for him to find the expression of truth in the world that probably has to do with either championing the disenfranchized, using power and influence for positive change, or healing and therapeutic activities. The 10th house is our pathway through the world and with Medea here fulfilling your skills at healing, change management, empowering the wounded would need to be used, but these skills will always be improving and changing as you utilize them in the world. It is imperative to trust is instincts and support himself when he knows he’s right, even against all odds. It is often through adversity and the challenge of authority from superiors that you find his powerful voice to speak the truth, not just for himself, but all those who are underprivileged and victimized. One of the tools to express your powerful transforming abilities is your own body. Whether he uses his hands to massage a sore back or to cook a sumptuous meal he has the healing touch. However, this therapeutic magic can also be expressed through the power of other senses as well, whether that is conveyed through a healing voice or an inspirational image. He may have the gift of being a medical intuitive because he can feel the illness in your own body. Or he may hear messages through your faculty of clairaudience or see visions through his gift of clairvoyance. While his fate may not be mediumistic your body has strong feeling responses that are important to become aware of. While his aches and pains, muscular tension, stiff neck and other bodily complaints may have a literal explanation the goddess also has a deeper one: his body is signalling his discomfort with this situation or person. Like a tuning fork his body responds instinctively to danger in the atmosphere. In the body sensitivity is focused on the throat.
DEGAS’S QUINCUNXES AND YODS
Strictly speaking Degas has no true planetary yods, but everything except Mercury opposite Jupiter is quincunx. So there is a lot of compartmentalised energy in him, which as an image, seems to echo his “splash chart”. I explained quincunxes in all my yod/quincunx articles. He could be until he evolves through healing like the owner of a house where there are many rooms but now windows or doors into the rooms.
YOD 1. He does however have a yod with an ADMETOS apex at 22 degrees Taurus conjunct his 21 degree 45 minute TAURUS MIDHEAVEN quincunx his PLUTO at 24 degrees Sagittarius in his 5th house and quincunx his Moon’s SOUTH NODE in Libra in his 3rd house. Ceres at 22 degrees 56 Scorpio in his 4th house is midpoint his Pluto and South Node indicating the need for many past life healing(s) and ancestral healings to cleanse this yod that may hold Degas back until it is cleansed.
With the apex, Admetos conjunct his ascendant Degas’ apex is easy to see. This is what Eileen Nauman says:
Admetos people are specialists in some career area and they will be the best at what they do. They may appear to be a treasure trove of unlimited and vast information in many different areas. Press a button and they have something of worth and depth to say about a myriad amount of subjects. They, more than any other planet, are able to tap into the Archetypal connection with archetypes to pull vast storehouses of knowledge out and verbalize or write about for everyone else. But ordinarily, Admetos people simply don’t communicate much. It’s like pulling ‘teeth’ to get information out of them. But his powers of endurance on every level of being are legendary. Like a bull elephant who can just keep going, and going, and going, but when they exhaust themselves; it’s deep and their recovery time is slow.
Admetos people are like a very slow blooming flower. The Ugly Duckling Story and Cinderella fits them to a tee. They have a rich, inner life. They are the children who played happily alone and didn’t need others around in order to be entertained. Admetos reminds me of the Century Plant flower essence: Breakthrough via slow but sure, persistence and endurance. And this is why they aren’t externalized very much. Their inner life, their fertile creative mind and rainbow emotions keep them forever enthralled. For someone on a spiritual path (and we all are), the Admetos person has a vast, rich connection with the Other Side. http://blog.medicinegarden.com/2010/04/admetos-uranian-planet-of-manifestation/
Shamans are found in this position. And the earlier he can start the better. Start with Carl Greer’s book.
Eileen has other Admetos suggestions which seen true of Degas:
They have a great ability to concentrate, deeply and with laser-like focus. Shamans need this ability or they can’t journey. A doctor who is a surgeon needs it. There are many jobs that require this high degree of focus. They usually have a career that is “behind the scenes,” and they dislike the spotlight. If given a choice, they would rather remain in the background and not out front. They know they get more done working alone and hermit-like than ever being like a Hollywood star/politician, who is just the opposite of them.
They can be emotionally messed up and there can be water (Moon) issues, which he has. Once those issued are aired, the excess emotion goes away. Giving “voice” to their suppression/repression will ease the water weight issues. It’s tough for an Admetos person to cry. But cry they must. They are conservative by nature. A job that entails a lot of interface with people will stress them out quickly. They work better alone or with low to no supervision. Admetos people are self-starters. They dislike being told what to do; frequently a lot smarter than the boss or manager who is above them in the company setting. For best results, Admetos should start his or her own business or company. They have a lot of patience and perseverance to see something through. Their word is their bond. They watch what a person does, not what they say. Their ‘walk is their talk.’ What you see is what you get. There’s no varnish on an Admetos person. They are plain clothed, unassuming, like silent shadows that walk among us.
A quincunx to his South Node in Libra in his 3rd house suggests communication problems. He has no time for gossip, superficiality or trivia. A quincunx to Pluto indicates taking to many risks and being motivated by erotic, sexual lust rather than love. He also could be totally celibate. A creative outlet would help emotional problems. He may be extraordinarily possessive of his loved ones. Quincunxes to the Midheaven can indicate a need to champion the oppressed and change the world. He may be a pryer into other’s lives and he may harbor much resentment. He finds it difficult to be playful and he tends to be a frustrated rebel. With a Pluto quincunx he can be fearful of uncertainty.
As the legs of this yod are two indicators of past lives it is absolutely necessary to do healings for these times: 1. Around the year 979-980 AD, probably in Mexico, 2. Around 18,200 years ago in the Far North East of Siberia and 2. The year 1687 AD possibly on a ship sailing near Australia. I cannot do them before late January 2021, but if you find an ethical and experienced shamanic healer the healings must be soul retrievals. Try Carl Greer, Betsy Bergstrom or Sandra Ingerman.
YOD 2. CERES AS THE APEX of a yod that includes on one leg ERIS 20 degrees Aries on his 8th house /9th house cusp, his NORTH NODE in Aries at 22 degrees 45 minutes and his SUN in the 9th house and the other leg has HADES at 22 degrees 58 minutes in his 11th house.
Degas is still only a teenager and I do not know where he wishes to head career wise. But here are his Ceres’ possibilities: The role of Ceres in astrology covers these areas. 1. Ceres is the all nourishing protector who looks after food and sustenance in all ways including growing food, diet, health and people’s behaviours with food, 2. Ceres as a protector of agriculture, 3. Ceres as a sentinel in parental relationships, 4. Ceres as the epitome of survival and adaption of the species, 5. Ceres as a productive worker, 6. Ceres the mother as an indicator of all phases of fertility, 7. Ceres in her role in childcare and children’s education, 8. Ceres as the guardian of the family, 9. Ceres as the custodian of nurturing and helping professions such as nursing, midwifery, gynecology and 10. Ceres as the protector of animals e.g. veterinary surgeons, breeders and protectors of endangered species.
As Ceres is in the house of his home and family in Scorpio it is most important that we look at his Moon which is in Cancer conjunct Saturn on the cusp of his 12th house. He has recently moved school and lost his precious friends so he must learn not to withdraw into a 12th house cocoon. With Ceres conjunct his IC he must resist withdrawing into the archetype of loss and grief and return of loved ones or rejection and acceptance which apparently is what he has been doing and I suspect with Ceres in Scorpio he sees himself nurturing his own inner child with deep and intense emotional brooding. Ideally he should be building calm, emotional control.
So what does Eris suggest right next to his North Node and Sun. For a start Eris is in his 8th house of ancestors and shared resources so as Eris is in a quincunx we can expect that he doesn’t know much about his ancestors and some are doing him no good at all. And in my three ancestral healings for Degas I have found that to be a huge understatement. The ancestors I have seen certainly resemble the blood lusting Eris to a tee; they were totally evil serial killers (full blown psychopaths who would be on death row today in the USA. In fact I have never seen such evil. However, thanks to my divine healing guides they are no gone.)
This is what the website of Astrograph astrological service tells us about Eris:
The astrology of Eris seems to be related to the no-holds-barred fight for continued existence that is fundamental in all natural process, and for making a stand for what one believes, even if violence is involved. As the sister of Mars, the God of War, Eris willingly sought the battle. There is a side of nature that is quite harsh, a struggle for survival, and this struggle is a fundamental part of the human condition as well, for we are still half animal. Nature can be viewed in a rosy light, as it was in the hippie movement of the sixties, Bambi drinking from a little stream, but underlying this beauty is the possibility of sudden death at any moment since all of nature’s children need to eat. Eris is related to this principle, and to the concept of the female warrior that embodies it, and especially to the feminist struggle for rights in a patriarchal society.
We saw Tiffaney Trump as the Eris archetype in the last yod article I wrote.
But what about assertion when one is a total whimp and retreats to deep depression, symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (which is along with schizophrenia, is one of the most serious psychoses) and threats of suicide. Assertion training and resilience training are vital for a child who has a family of tantrum throwers. Ceres quincunx Eris seems the perfect astrological description for a family of tantrum throwers, for Eris specialized in tantrum throwing when she could not get her own way. Tantrum thowing is a three year old behaviour and one side of it is depression and threats of suicide. Rational emotive therapy for excessive emotion and lack of self-discipline and resilience and self-assertion training are also necessities for an anxious-angry family and family systems psychotherapy is perfect for an out of control family.
And with North Node in Aries in his 8th house, the house of this ancestors conjunct Eris his job is to rebel against the sins of his evil ancestors who bought mental illness down through the generations and bring healing and cleansing and nurturing (Ceres quincunx Hades and Hades sextile North Node) through the ancient generations of his family.
The major reason I wrote this article was to teach the many people I hear from how to deconstruct and reconstruct a psychological-astrological case study of a person with one or more yods. We cannot possibly delineate or analyze a yod unless we look psychologically at a person’s back ground as a whole. I hope that looking at the psychological aspects of these two young men helps you in some way.
I wish you all warm wishes and bright blessings for now and forever,
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