I know its almost impossible for non-astrologers to make sense of the circular geometries we’re always babbling about, so let’s draw some pictures. Here’s the Mjolnir to the Pallas-Uranus Initiation that’s going on just about … now.
A Mjolnir or Vajra or Hammer of Thor or Thunderbolt (the purple and red lines) is composed of an Apex planet at the far Midpoint between two other planets that are three Signs apart (Square – the red line). The purple lines are the Eighth-Harmonic Angles, or Sesquisquares, connecting planets that are four-and-a-half Signs, or a Square-and-a-half, apart. A Sesquisquare signifies Realignment, Coming into Balance, and the Mjolnir implies an Epiphany. Either shakes up the status quo, and one will probably initially experience that as Disruption, and only later as Growth in Consciousness. We’re deep in a very personal Mjolnir right now – do you concur?
You can compare the Mjolnir to the narrower Yod (the green and blue lines), which is an Apex planet at the far Midpoint between two other planets that are two Signs apart (Sextile, the blue line) – or two Quincunxes to the same Apex planet. A Quincunx (the green lines) is formed by two planets that are five Signs apart. The Quincunx symbolizes Curiosity, and the Yod opens a door to new perceptions that can bring previously unrelated phenomena into relationship. That of course can mean that there is initial Confusion over apparently mismatched Energies, but as we know Confusion is the first step in Growth of Consciousness. The Quincunx and Yod are Twelfth-Harmonic Angles and Configurations, and the Twelfth Harmonic is about Pattern-Breaking.
A T-Square is, like a Yod and Mjolnir, a triangle, but wider than the Mjolnir. It’s formed by two planets in Opposition or six Signs apart, with a third planet at their Midpoint. The third planet Squares both of the other planets. Like the red lines in this picture…
Which is a picture of a Diamond Star – which occurs when a T-Square and a Yod share the same Apex planet. You can see the “Bowl of Grace” (the blue lines, Sextiles and Trines) under the T-Square. A T-Square represents Mastery through Challenge – it’s not a problem to be solved, but an adventure to be lived. T-Squares are enormously frustrating as long as we strive to succeed at solving the dilemma they present. And enormously rewarding when we realize that a T-Square is a graduate seminar in exploring all facets of an issue. When we become Curious about what plot twists our T-Square Hero’s Journey will produce next (which Curiosity can be provoked by the Quincunxes), and are willing to expand our perspectives (as the Yod invites us to do), the result is the Bowl of Grace that resolves the T-Square.
You can also see the Pentagram, or five-pointed Star, symbolizing Manifestation. The Triple Yod below also shows off a Pentagram – there are Yods pointing at the Apex of this Configuration, and Yods pointing at each of the feet. I’ve never seen this Configuration named. Since it looks to me like a big electric transmission tower, I’ve called it an Energy Star, but if you called it a Bat Star or a Standing Grizzly Star instead, I can see why!
While the Energy Star might be less of a Hero’s Journey than the Diamond Star, it’s got more than enough Grace (blue) and Curiosity (green) to ameliorate the Challenges (red) and inspire us to great enthusiasm.
This next and last picture shows two Golden Yods or Quintile Yods (the orange lines) – a Golden Yod Configuration is composed of a planet at the far Midpoint between two other planets that are Quintile to one another. A Quintile is one fifth of the way ’round the Zodiac, the Fifth Harmonic. The longer orange lines are Biquintiles – two fifths of the way ’round.
The Fifth Harmonic is about Teaching and Learning. As with a Quincunx Yod, the planet at the Apex of the Golden Yod is probably not harmonious with the planets at the base – for instance, Aries and Gemini and Leo are Dynamic, while Scorpio and Capricorn are Magnetic. So a Golden Yod will Teach us about harmonizing contrasts like a Quincunx Yod does – and provide us with a deep skill to Teach others.
Now these two Golden Yods are occurring as we speak, so it may behoove us to have a look at the planets involved – one has Juno at the Apex with Moon and Vesta-Jupiter for feet, and the other has Saturn at the Apex with Pallas-Uranus and Lilith-Ceres at the Base.
For the first we could say that our Emotional response (Moon) to the ongoing Expansion (Jupiter) of our Heart-connection to ourselves (Vesta) is making a profound shift in our Unconscious Identity (Juno). I can vouch for that, though I was “blaming” other factors and not appreciating the gift! Remember that both Vesta and Jupiter are Stationary (Strong)!
And for the second we could propose that our budding willingness to stand up for (Pallas) our True Self (Uranus: Pallas is Conjoining Uranus as we speak!) is combining with a process that is giving our Inner Feminine (Lilith) more Power to Sustain us (Ceres), and as these two Energies converge it will be easier for us to Focus (Saturn) on finding the perfect role for ourselves in the New Paradigm.
Here’s an outstanding epic ballad by Kelley Hunter on exactly this subject…