Re: Can a Yod configuration have the ascendent as the apex?
Valhalla, I beg to differ. Yods are still one of those aspect patterns that are being written about by astrologers, and many will differ. That is OK.
You know the old saying that if it quacks like a duck it is a duck.............
Well, if you feel like you have a Yod on your chart, then for you, you just may. There some old threads on Yods if you wish to search for them on this forum. Karen Hamaker-Zondag has written a pretty good book on Yods and Unaspected planets, and she considers the MC and ASC to be able to partake in a Yod configuration. I'm a bit iffy about that, since these are points and not planets - i,e, they have planets which rule them, but they do not come with the energy of the planet.
I see it this way...........
Whilst you don't possess a Yod in the real sense, your ASC, is at the `apex point' - or the release point of the 2 planets inconjunct the ASC - so that when you have planets either transit or progress your ASC, you will most likely have a `Yod experience', and your life will temporarily be held up or redirected in a way you have not seen coming. In this way, you can experience a temporary Yod, just as someone with just one inconjunct on their natal experiences a Yod-in-transit when a planet reached a point sextile to either of the 2 planets which are inconjunct.
I know that this sounds that I've contradicted myself, but I didn't mean to. I was just trying to point out the ambiguity of Yods, and how it is possible for some sensitive people to experience what you have as a Yod - just as it is possible for some people to experience a Yod when they have Chiron at the apex. Most people won't, while some will.
"There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in."
- from Anthem by Leonard Cohen
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