Quincunx and Yod
1 hour, 15 Minutes
Pins and Needles: Yod figures and their mixed blessings
Quincunx and Yod are aspects and figures which are forces to be reckoned with. The Yod, also called finger of god, is the most difficult amongst the three-leg figures. Comprising of two quincunxes and a sextile, it often feels like a constant nagging, nervousness and longing. After all, it is impossible to be in three places at once. Let’s explore why this pattern is so challenging and why, while it’s centre will never hold for long, one can also achieve great things under this tricky energy.
The crooked angle
The quincunx or inconjunct is an 150° aspect. This means that signs connect by aspect which have absolutely nothing whatsoever in common. They share neither element, nor modality or polarity. Take for instance Aries and Virgo. While Aries is a cardinal fire sign, Virgo is a mutable earth sign. The Aries agenda is all about pushing forward, being brave and living in the moment, ready to conquer, come what may.
Virgo on the other hand is very cautious, perfectionist and tries to think everything through, in order not to be the victim of hasty decisions. It is the battering ram or Speedy Gonzalez versus a very delicate medical instrument or a needle eye. Or take the quincunx relationship between Aries with Scorpio. Scorpio, albeit also a Mars sign, works very differently. As a fixed water sign the agenda here is about control and waiting for the right moment, not letting anybody have a look at his cards.
With chart examples from singer Agneta, writer Truman Capote, Drag Queen Pearl, Princess Diana and Prince Willilam.
I gave this lecture for the NORWAC conference in 2020.