Planetary Configuration at December 21, 2012

The planetary positions (without the Moon) at 12:00 EST on December 21, 2012, are shown in the PAT image below at left.

When the lines showing trines (green) and squares (red) are removed it is easier to see the yod-kite.

Planetary positions on December 21, 2012   Yod-kite on December 21, 2012

There are eight aspects which are within 3° of exact. In order of closeness to exact they are:

  1. Jupiter quincunx (0°5') Pluto
  2. Jupiter quincunx (0°11') Saturn
  3. Saturn sextile (0°16') Pluto
  4. Sun sextile (0°34') Neptune
  5. Venus semisextile (1°48') Saturn
  6. Venus opposite (1°59') Jupiter
  7. Venus semisextile (2°4') Pluto
  8. Venus trine (2°15') Uranus


A very different planetary configuration is revealed when we adopt a heliocentric perspective, as seen in the HPAT image at right.

There are eight aspects which are within 3° of exact. In order of closeness to exact they are:

  1. Venus conjunct (0°3') Saturn
  2. Mercury sextile (0°11') Pluto
  3. Saturn trine (1°43') Neptune
  4. Venus trine (1°45') Neptune
  5. Uranus square (1°47') Pluto
  6. Mercury quincunx (1°58') Uranus
  7. Mars trine (2°2') Jupiter
  8. Earth trine (2°13') Neptune
There are no aspects common to both the geocentric list of aspects within 3° of exact and the heliocentric list.

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