Planetary Configuration at December 21, 2012
The planetary positions at 01:00 GMT on December 21, 2012, are shown in the PAT image at right.
- There are (with the PAT default values for orbs) a total of 21 aspects: 3 conjunctions, 2 oppositions, 4 squares, 4 trines, 4 sextiles and 4 quincunxes.
- Three yods are present: Jupiter-Saturn-Uranus, Jupiter-Saturn-Moon and Saturn-Jupiter-Pluto.
- There are two midpoints: Neptune is exactly between Mars and Uranus, and Jupiter is exactly between Saturn and Pluto.
Neglecting the Moon (whose transits do not last long) there are six aspects which are within 3° of exact. In order of closeness to exact they are:
- Jupiter quincunx Pluto (0°1')
- Saturn sextile Pluto (0°19')
- Jupiter quincunx Saturn (0°20')
- Sun sextile Neptune (1°14')
- Venus trine Uranus (1°25')
- Venus opposite Jupiter (2°54')
When the lines showing trines and squares are removed it is easier to see the three yods:
What does this mean? If you are not an astrologer then you'll have to ask one who knows. Until then you could visit the following web pages:
- Helen Sewell: The Astrology of 2012
- Alan J. Ouimet: The Amazing Feature of the 2012 Chart
- Jamie Partridge: December 21 2012
The PAT software allows us to search for aspect patterns, and even a certain number of aspect patterns occurring at once. So we can use it to search for the first instance after December 21, 2012, of at least three yods, none of which includes the Moon. We then find the configuration (shown below left) on March 29, 2013, with five yods, four of which are due to the 4-stellium of the Sun, Venus, Mars and Uranus. The image at right shows four yods with a 3-stellium (Sun, Venus, Mars) at the apex of the yods (though Mars is not a part of any yod).