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Dynamic aspects of the Yod ~ Joan Kellogg~ 12Mar 2019


Join us for our first meeting of the Year!
March 12, 2019
Speaker: Joan Kellogg
Lecture: Dynamic aspects of the Yod
The Yod is one of the very few astrological aspects that is often a genuine mystery to the person who has a Yod and to the astrologer attempting to deconstruct and interpret its meaning. To begin with, the Yod consists of a combination of several aspects: two inconjunct aspects joined by a sextile.

What could be easier? And then there is the question of what could function as a point in a Yod. Does a sophisticated element such as a midpoint, a transneptunian planet, or an asteroid, for example, work to form one or more of the points of the Yod? The whole picture can become complicated and confusing very quickly. And what about the degrees allowed in the inconjunct aspects? Two is much too small, and we'll learn why.

Actually, "complicated and confusing" seems to be a part of the Yod's deeper meaning in a chart. The Yod is one of several astrological aspects that directly indicate the mystery and turmoil surrounding our soul's journey. Rarely is any of this information given to an individual in a straight forward manner. Most particularly, the Yod is the indicator of the area in the native's life that is part of their larger karmic journey and obligation to others. This karmic obligation and indeed the Yod itself has its own timing that can spread a "yodal" journey over a lifetime or for a very short period of time. What that journey will mean karmically and where that journey will lead will be influenced by each individual's decisions and willingness to accept the conditions of the karmic contract(s) that accompany the Yod. If you have a Yod in your chart, are you aware or have you been aware of its influence in your life?

This lecture will bring an understanding of the positive intention, power and potential of the Yod within the chart. Integrating the Yod into a chart will also give you a deeper appreciation of the fundamental soul and karmic components of each individual's life journey.

For those interested in having their chart calculated and evaluated for a yod or yods prior to the lecture, for possible inclusion in the lecture, please send your birth data to Joan Kellogg at: msjkellogg@aol.com.

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Joan Kellogg has been a student of astrology for over 50 years and continues to discover cultural and historical information that serve as constant reminders that each tradition of the art and science of astrology has at its core a spiritual tradition and philosophy.

After several years of study, Joan discovered the Alice Bailey books and the world of esoteric astrology. One day while reading one of the Alice Bailey books, the "esoteric" meaning of the Yod configuration became clear and Joan's understanding of the deeper soulful meaning of astrology. Since that time, the Yod and its esoteric meaning has been a focus of her research and professional writing. Her first book, "The Yod: It's Esoteric Meaning," was written to meet the demand for written material after the first lecture at the 1984 Chicago AFA Convention. The book is essentially a compilation of lecture notes. An updated book is in revision that will include a second volume about the Yod and relocation.

Joan has spent too much time in graduate education however, it turns out that much of this time was indicated within the several yod's in her chart emphasizing that the dynamics of formal academic education would be an important part of her soul journey. The resultant experiences have been respected (only after she had figured them out, of course) and valuable components of soul growth.

Joan has had the wonderful good fortune to find a trained Animal Assisted Therapy dog, Libby, who has been a special part of her clinical practice since 2012. Joan and Libby also volunteer at Journeycare, Hospice and Palliative Care, in Barrington where Joan served as the first graduate intern over thirty five years ago. Now, volunteers are always welcome but (really, they just want the dogs and I'm her ride). Libby has attended several of the NCGR-NI meetings and enjoyed the lectures. Joan and Libby are involved with Pet Partners, an organization that trains human-animal teams for volunteer work in various settings. For volunteer work at Journeycare, a registration or certification of training is required. Joan and Libby have earned the Pet Partner designation as a Registered Animal Therapy Team. Working through the Pet Partners program has been a new experience for Joan and definitely activates her yod in a most unexpected way. (More later in the lecture - think 5th house)

Joan is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice offering counseling and psychotherapy and professional astrological services. Joan has been a National Board member of AFA and NCGR; a convention, regional, and local guest lecturer; published author of, "The Yod; It's Esoteric Meaning," and co-author with Lea Imsiragic of, "Naucna Astrologija;'' contributing writer to, Welcome to Planet Earth, ISAR Journal, and Quintessential Barrington.

Joan may be reached by email: msjkellogg@aol.com or telephone (847) 382-2286.
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