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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser (7 Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578631637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578631636
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 399,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is written for experienced astrologers. A yod is formed when two planets that are sextile (60) also form an inconjunct (150) to another planet. These planets are in different signs and modes and are deeply significant for they usually symbolise family patterns that have lasted for generations. The presence of a yod in a natal chart, whether by transit or by progression, can have a profound impact on personality and life experiences.

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A yod is an aspect configuration where one planet (MC, Ascendant, or a planet) forms an inconjunct with two other zodiacal points, while these two planets form a sextile between them. Read the first page
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By on 26 Jan 2002
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This is the best of the Yod explanation I have come accross. Very detailed and accurate. Karen
Hanamaker-Zondag is an excellent writer and obviously lived these dynamics herself. A big thank you to her. I have recommended this book to many who have Yods.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
A complete and thorough book, extending far beyond the Yod 9 Jan 2001
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This book gives the reader a complete, thorough, and clear understanding of the Yod configuration. More importantly, it gives a clear understanding of planets without aspects, (a much more common phenomenon in a chart) which I have not found in any other book. It is simply written, fully detailed and exemplified, and therefore very easy to understand.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
By Dr.V.N.SASTRY BA. GCIM. NANDIKOTKUR 518 401 INDIA - Published on
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This book provides a missing item found and portrayed to the best of its use in the feild of Astrology. Hither to the main stess was on Major Aspects like TRINE,SEXTILE,OPPOSITION,SQUARE & CONJUNCTION AND SEMI-SQUARE,SESQUI-QUADRATE, are also considered. But there was no clear attempt to explain about 150degrees, which is very common in all types of evaluation of the chart. Now KAREN HAMAKER-ZONDAG took all pains to illustrate the this aspect of YOD 150 degrees AND 30 degrees in its similarity.And it is explained in a very impressive way. It is a must to every astrologer. The beginner can start with a clear view and an experienced professional can make his analysis more indicating. I appreciate the work of Authors.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
a book for good astrologers, very inetresting 2 Mar 2002
By R.Bin - Published on
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The author knows well the subject, gives the reader a complete, thorough, and clear understanding of the Yod configuration.
it is difficult to find good books on the subject and more generally on astrology which bring a new way of looking at a chart, i suggest also 2 authors Alexander Ruperti, and Robert Hand excellent book " planets in transit"
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Highly Recommended 10 Oct 2007
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This is the first book by this author [Karen Hamaker-Zondag] that I've had the good fortune to find and purchase. I can't recommend this book highly enough [as well as the 3 other titles by her that we've purchased since obtaining The Yod Book]. Her explanations are clear and easy to understand; she gives excellent foundational theory background information [both psychological and astrological]; her ability to connect Jungian principles to astrological principles is incredibly helpful and her case studies add extra "flavor" and more clearly demonstrate her points for greater comprehension. An excellent book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Got a Yod, Read this Book 5 Nov 2010
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This book is a careful, through examination of both a yod aspect pattern as well as the effects of a wholly unaspected planet. I highly recommend it as such.

Other books place no great significance on yods, and do not explore them in depth. In contrast, this book does explore it in depth. First, noting that the configuration itself mixes 3 widely differing energies. Second, it explores the internal experience of those with yods (myself included). The author's description resonates with my experience, and I see it as well in a significant other.

In particular, there is a sort of vague insecurity than can't be pinpointed. So, there is a doubt about one's real capabilities and a reluctance to attempt action -- even when objectively a person is VERY capable. A similar experience afflicts those with unaspected planets.

The book discusses ways to work around the negative effects of a yod, and highlights the very positive things a yod provides to one's life as well.

If you wish to fully understand the implications of a yod, whether in a natal chart or by progression, transit or synastry, this is an excellent book to help.
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