2012 Astrology is awash with predictions based on the Jupiter Yod of December 2012.
In the last few hundred years, there has only been one Jupiter Yod similar to the December 2012 Jupiter Yod.
That was in May 1989, so let us look at what manifested from that, and then take a closer look at the December 2012 Yod.
First however let us see just what a Yod is and what it means.
1．What is a Yod?
A Yod is an aspect pattern.
In the chart below- Jupiter Yod 1989（http://www.douban.com/photos/photo/558477299/
）you can see the triangle made by Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto.
The blue line between Saturn and Pluto is a sextile (60 degree angle) and the green lines pointing to Jupiter are quincunxes (150 degree angle).
This pattern creates a particular and strong energy, much stronger than you would get by these aspects on their own.
The energy of the two planets in sextile is focused like a laser beam on the action point, in this case Jupiter.
A sextile is a positive aspect that creates energy.
The quincunxes take this heightened energy and raise the vibration even further.
The action point planet then comes under incredible stress and tension and must release it somehow.
Individuals with this Yod pattern will experience this as continual buildup then release of tension.
Life with a Yod is far from ordinary.
A Yod does represent a special task or mission in life that the person feels compelled to undertake.
A great source of information on Yods and predictions for the years ahead is an article by ex FBI special agent and Franciscan Monk Alan J. Ouimet, The Astrology of 2012.
Probably the best definition of this configuration was given by the astrologer Bil Tierney (Dynamics of Aspect Analysis) wherein he describes it as “arriving at a fork in the road and having to proceed in one direction rather than another without knowing where it will lead to.”
Further, it is symbolic of “an unrecognized necessity” abruptly gushing forth after brewing for years.
More importantly, the “activation of the Yod will cause the dropping, or psychologically letting go, of certain interests and habits in order to become involved in what is showing on the horizon.”
2．1989 Jupiter Yod
Saturn sextile Pluto causes those things rules by these planets to work together energetically with a common purpose.
Saturn is the security and structure given by governments and organisation, law and order, the framework for society to function in.
Pluto is like a big brother to Saturn, Pluto is ultimate power and control, the mulitnational corporations and global political and private organizations, the new world order.
Working together we could see this as the UN, IMF, dictatorships, global partnerships such as communism and the alliances of the West.
Pluto is also secret and underworld, and tied to conservative Saturn we get global groups such as Freemasonry, Opus Dei and Al-Qaeda.
Jupiter is philosophy and religion, the moral code of the society, more to do with the rights of the individual than Saturn and Pluto.
Jupiter is optimismstic and freedom loving. It rules judges and clerics and the rights of people in the society.
So Saturn and Pluto bear down their joint forces on Jupiter via the quincunxes.
Jupiter must express the energy somehow.
In 1989 we have a number of examples how this occured, with far reaching consequences.
3．2012 Jupiter Yod
Based on the events of 1989, we may expect the big global players to be involved in some power struggle again.
The way things are going at the moment, multinational corporations may be the cause of some uprising expressed through Jupiter.
One factor not in play in 1989 was the internet which has brought us all much closer together to share our thoughts.
This is a very Jupiter, expanding horizons. People power will be stronger with this networking and sharing of information.
The 2012 Yod （http://www.douban.com/photos/photo/558477545/
）has no lunation near by to activate it like occured in 1989, so that may weaken the effect.
However there was no fixed star at the action point in 1989.
In 2012, Jupiter will be on a major fixed star for this Yod and this will give it a lot of strength.
Aldebaran is one of the four Royal Stars of ancient Persia.
It’s effects have been studied and documented for thoudands of years.
It will add extra energy to this configurations as it gives “Extraordinary energy.”
The link to the social rights of society was supported by research from Nick at Lunar Planner:
“Aldebaran holds the vision for global leaders and world servers inspiring the administrative planning of world affairs, specifically for physical logistics and a global infrastructure designed to support humanity through evolutionary unfoldment and global change. Prominent alignments with the Aldebaran / Antares axis can express into the business and political arenas and is of their leaders.”
Like 1989, this might work out positively and negatively at the same time.
At best we could see governments and corporations listening to the global community and working to fix the mess of consumerism and environmental disasters.
At worst there could be massive uprisings against the corruption of power in governemts by the corporations.
Religion will again be an issue.
Islam has gone more extreme since 1989 and the West is viewed as the Christian Crusaders more than ever now in the Middle East.
Alderbaran is a military star and some see it as the energy of Archangel Michael, “Military Commander of the Heavenly Host“, and with Jupiter it gives “Great ecclesiastical honor and high military preferment.”
So at worst we could see an escalation in religious wars.
At best we may see the raising of global spirituality to a new level of acceptance and understanding.
We may well see the best and the worst at the same time, and this polar extreme is something common in the effect of the Royal Stars.
As Bill Tierney wrote about the Yod: “arriving at a fork in the road and having to proceed in one direction rather than another without knowing where it will lead to.”
Some of us will take one road, and some the other.
We will be presented with an opportunity for peace.
The action point of a Yod comes under intense pressure, and has to release the energy somehow.
When there is a planet opposite the reaction point, that’s where the energy heads to find expression.
In December 2012, Venus will be opposite Jupiter.
Venus is the reaction point of this Boomerang Yod, so all that combined energy of Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter will be condensed and focused on Venus, peace and harmony.
That day Sun will be sextile Neptune which will impart a positive spirital energy to the whole dynamic.