QUATTRO-YOD (4 Fingers of Fate) in the Sky! + 5 pointed Star (Pentacle) + Guidance for Magickal rituals of Manifestation at this time – Some Do’s and Don’ts.

Quadro yodBlessings to all. Tomorrow there will be a Quattro-Yod formation (as I call it), or four intersecting yods which make a 5-pointed star (Pentacle) via the intersection of inconjunct aspects. It’s not a perfect Grand Quintile, but I’ve seen it in enough charts to know what it means: Magick and the Alchemy of Manifestation. Whilst this energy is building up now, it’s peak time is between 6:17 am – 1:47 pm, November 9th, 2014 (GMT + 8).

5 star

This is a powerful alignment through which you can set focused, powerful intentions to manifest your heart’s desires. A powerful opportunity, but an equally powerful cause for caution.

The four yods are:

(1) Mars/Pluto sextile Chiron Retrograde, apexing Juno

(2) Pallas Athena/Sun/Venus/Saturn stellium sextile Mars/Pluto, apexing Moon in Gemini

(3) Uranus Retrograde sextile Moon in Gemini, apexing Pallas Athena/Sun/Venus/Saturn stellium

(4) Moon in Gemini sextile Juno, apexing Mars/Pluto

(5) Potential Yod between Vesta Sextile North Node, apexing at 17 Taurus – look to see if you have placements there!

Basically, everything feeds into everything else – Only Chiron Retrograde and Uranus Retrograde do not feature as an apex to another Yod.

There are a couple of square aspects I would also like you to bear in mind, which add more tension to the energy that is already present:


(1) Mars/Pluto square Uranus Retrograde (!)

(2) Chiron Retrograde square Moon in Gemini

(3) Jupiter square Venus

(4) Neptune square Ceres

And remember – we’ve also got the Great Goddess Fire Trine exerting its influence in the skies as we speak – as it will continue to , till October 2015 (with some interludes in between).

So all in all, with so many points of intersection, tension and amplification, you need to be extremely careful with how you interact with this energy.


Referred to as the ‘Finger of God/Goddess/Fate/Karma’ a Yod looks like a Dagger or extended finger pointing (or tapering to a point) in a chart. We experience these aspects often through the modality of crisis! Situations that seem to burst out of nowhere and express some kind of key decision point. You anchor specific energies and vibrations into the decisions you make at the yod’s apex, and this takes you down a particular road or journey of evolution.

In the skies, a Yod indicates this focused push towards a karmic decision point. When yods intersect with each other, they energy bounces off one another like a ping-pong effect. The entire configuration is charged and any direction or decision taken in one area of life affects many others – somewhat like the domino effect.

This particular domino effect forms the shape of a 5-pointed star – a symbol which has been traditionally associated with magick, in all of its forms. Wiccans / Pagans / Witches see it as a sacred symbol. The Tarot uses it (when surrounded by a circle to denote a Pentacle) as the symbol of material manifestation. And others who reject these paths and vilify them instantly associate the 5-pointed star with some manner of negativity.

In your life, personally, you’re being handed the opportunity to manifest what you want – in the way you want it. It’s a time where your focused intentions count in an extra-special way. You have the choice to manifest it for your evolution, or for ego-gratification. No matter which way you use it – one thing is for certain – there will be a strong karmic ripple created by whatever you do during this alignment.

You can’t avoid interacting with this energy, even if you are wholly unaware of it. You may feel as though everything is ‘erupting’ (or for some, coming together) at that time and things may be moving so fast you may feel as though you standing still and everything’s changing around you. The individual experience of this event will differ widely.

So you have few choices. Continue whatever you’ve been doing – good/bad, healthy/unhealthy – and watch those choices amplify and manifest in a more potent form. Another choice is to take heed of this opportunity and choose to use it strategically and compassionately 🙂

But what kinds of intentions are best to put out there at this time? And what kinds of intentions are better avoided?


A few Guidelines …


(1) Don’t be too specific. Saying: ‘I pray to meet the right person, at the right time in my life’ is one thing and saying ‘I pray to meet the right person who is 5 ft 9 and standing by the water foundation wearing a polka dot shirt at 3 pm next Tuesday’ is a different kettle of fish.

(2) Never, ever, seek to override Free Will. There are some things and people who will never be ‘ours’ (in the human sense of the term) – and chasing after them just leaves us feeling hollow and victimized. DO NOT try to control, manipulate or modify the behavior of another person – that’s the start of a very very slippery ethical slope and you don’t want to go there. I know that many have just faced the end of deep relationships during the Taurus Full Moon – try not to fall into that temptation.

(3) Do not seek to harm or take something away from another person/thing. Feelings of petty rivalry, jealousy and insecurity will only be amplified during this alignment – ignore them as they do not come from the Seat of your Soul.

(4) Be cautious in the ways you seek Power. Not over others … but over yourself. If you’re wanting to control anything, let it be your own ego.

(5) Don’t do it. If you’re not familiar with practices such as grounding, centering casting a protective circle – or with the proper use of mantras and the rituals surrounding their invocation – now is not the time to experiment with it.

DO …

(1) Pray/Intend/Manifest things that are in alignment with your Truest Needs at this time. This means going deep, deep within (which so many of you have been doing already) to find our what you really need at the start of a new chapter.

Is it money? Or is the confidence to manifest money?

Is it love? Or the awareness that you are profoundly worthy of love?

Is it health? Or the self-love you need to take your body seriously and honor it as a sacred vessel?

Is it a partner to fill the gaps in your life? Or the knowing that you can handle things yourself first?

Whatever you think you want, spend a little a time with it and look at the roots of the ‘issue’ first. Focus on the cause, and not the symptoms.

(2) Focus on the individual _and_ the collective. This is an excellent time to make prayers on behalf of our collective awakening, the health of the planet and our evolution with respect to the rest of the Cosmos. Earth-healing rituals, water purification rituals, rituals of forgiveness, etc. that address us all will be of immense use. Priests, Priestesses and other Spiritual Facilitators – I’m looking at you 😉 With such a powerful portal for manifestation open at this time, it’s an excellent moment to anchor energies of peace, balance, healing, love, awareness and so on.

(3) Be humble. Know that you can’t ‘control’ the flow of energy or Karma. This is a request that you’re making to the Universe.

(4) Cover your bases. Phrases like – ‘if it is within the the Highest/Truest will of the Divine’, or ‘only as per Divine Will’, ‘only if in alignment with Free Will of all’, ‘manifested in the most Authentic vibration of Love’ etc will make sure that your focused intentions stay focused and operate through the appropriate channels.

Kamatchi Lamp

(5) Stick with the basics. If all these prescriptions are beginning to worry you – then just stick to what you know. Light a candle/oil lamp – open your Heart to the Divine and be receptive to this guidance during this extra special time. Either way, remain aware of it as you go about your day.

Image Information:

Astrolog Software Screenshots by Bairavee Balasubramaniam

Kamatchi Lamp, (c) Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2014

Chandra image of Cygnus X-1.jpg – By NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory; Credits: NASA/CXC [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I WANT TO SEE YOU IN ANOTHER WAY : A Poem by Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam, PhD

Amaa with goat on the front porch



Be grateful for that one voice that stands apart from the crowd,
A whisper, a murmur, a vigilante-watcher shouting out loud and proud…
Be grateful for that person that makes you question, rather than doubt,
For you have nothing to lose, the Universe’s work is about.

Be loving to that soul that said – I want to see you in another way,
Cherish this time where you are challenged to say,
Let me see your Love and your views of today.

We’ll find a place, a space of grace,
Where your world and mine can respectfully embrace,
And we’ll make waves…

That Ripple of Love, That Olive Branch, That White Dove,
We’ll transform all in its way,
Even hatred … held at bay,

What else can I say to that Alchemy of Spirit?
That Fire of Transmutation?
The Expansion of Perception, The Rejection of Rejection…

Except ….

By Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam, PhD

Image: By [http://flickr.com/photos/35943421@N00 saipal] (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

GRAND FIRE TRINE IN THE SKY! Astrology Self-Study Series Article # 1 by Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam, PhD


Grand Fire Trine

Vanakam, Namaste and Blessings to All,

I would like to tell you of a potent astrological configuration in our skies that began 5 hours ago and will continue to influence us for another 21 hours or so.
This piece is a more detail-oriented, explanatory article suitable for astrological self-study and self-analysis. This is my first article published under that banner.

For a more intuitive, Goddess-oriented take on this energy, please see – http://wp.me/p4OUNS-3f

We are experiencing a Grand Fire Trine in the Skies, involving the signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius or the 1st, 5th, and 9th houses of astrology.

First I will tell you about what Fire energy is/does in astrology and the three signs associated with it, then I’ll move onto the planets involved.

Fire energy is associated with alchemy, transformation, purification, inspiration and creative drive. It is the energy of the ‘go-getter’, the pioneer, the leader that pushes through a new vision or idea in the world. Aries is the Path-Maker/Path-Breaker, Leo is the Dramatic, Dynamic, Creative Performer & Child, Sagittarius is the Philosopher-King-Adventurer that Journeys forth with an energy of pure Optimism. In various traditions, Fire energy is associated with the Masculine or Yang Archtype. Shakta traditions, in contrast associate Kali (active feminine) energy with Fire as well. So it is not an energy limited to men, but rather, it involves what we call the ‘Masculine Archetype’ in all beings.

One of the common threads that sun through the three manifestations of Fire energy are the different ways in which the Self is Perceived in relation to the World, shown by their different mottos:

Aries – I AM
Leo – I Am my Persona
Sagittarius – I Am my Experiences
(inspired by Gargatholil’s Depth Astrology)

Aries does not reference anything outside of its self to understand its role in the world. For that reason, the energy of the Path-Breaker – can, to some – seem like the energy of the tyrant or the autocrat if unbalanced. In its most intense form, Aries can be a vessel of the Divine sense of ‘I AM Consciousness’ or — a pure manifestation of the Ego’s I AM (more important than anyone else) perception.

Leo focuses upon its Persona – the mask that it wears to others as it presents itself to the word. Ever the lover of the stage, Leo enjoys the spotlight – even in personal interactions. This is wonderful if what is performed uplifts collective consciousness, but can easily become a situation where an insecure ego seeks to manipulate the views of others to get validation.

Sagittarius has difficulties separating its true essence from its perception of the external world. It believes that it experiences itself through adventure – whether that is travel, mental stimulation, philosophical study, etc. is an individual choice. This sign can become overly judgmental or opinionated, not allowing other perspectives to flourish or be seen as equally valid – as – any view apart from its own can be seen as a threat to the ego’s freedom and identity.

Moving onto the Trine aspect – as I have explained previously, Trine energy is one which simply opens a channel for the abundant flow of energy between two bodies. Whether this is a flow that leads or happy or sad experiences, an abundance of poverty or wealth, depends entirely upon how you choose to work with it. A Grand Trine is the connection of three trine aspects in the shape of a triangle.

Grand Fire Trines, therefore, combine these different levels and aspects of Fire energy. They allow you to experience, question, and assert the ways in which you experience your true Essence of Self. Is it through what your body tells you? your ego? the way other people see you or approve of you? through experiencing the world?

In this Grand Fire Trine, we have Uranus Retrograde in Aries trining the Moon in Sagittarius, trining a stellium (combination of planets) in Leo: Lilith, Sun and Mercury. I shall give a brief summary of what each planet does before concluding this article:

Uranus (awakening, revelation, flashes of insight, humanitarian causes, rebellion, electronic communications) Retrograde (felt internally, emerging through the psyche’s reaction to something in the external world) in Aries (Self as the Source of Knowledge, the Body, The ‘I AM’ perception)

Moon (tradition, mothering, nurture, caregiving, collective identity – tribe, etc., sub-conscious conditioning, intuition, Goddess energy) in Sagittarius (expansion, adventure, travel, philosophy, exploration, higher education)

Mercury (communication, analysis, perception, ability to travel / perceive other realms) + Lillith (Dark Goddess / Suppressed Feminine archetype, female wounding) + Sun (focused awareness, creativity, children, Inner Child, joy, light of consciousness) are in the sign of Leo (considered the home of the Sun).

When you get a powerful combination such as this — there are too many possibilities to generalize any outcomes. What I can tell you is that there will be some kind of unexpected breakthrough of insight, which will probably require you to assert your self/skills/creativity in front of others, drawing upon things that you have already experienced through your Journey. This energy will likely draw upon and give rise to an aspect of your femininity that has been suppressed, or left unheard for far too long.

For us Goddessians, this a time for Kali-Ma to dance her side of the Tandava on the World’s Stage.

For instance: I just received an invitation to speak from a company here in Malaysia. Wholly unexpected (Uranus), requires public performance (Leo) and chimes perfectly with my desire to ‘move forward’, in a position of inspiring/teaching others (Sagittarius). Unsurprisingly, these are my 10th, 5th, and 6th houses.

That’s a lovely example of how it can manifest, but there are other possibilities as well. Stay positive – just let your Spirit guide you where it needs to go. Allow yourself to remain open to insight, breakthroughs and inspiration (from out of the blue) and allow the Alchemy of Fire to Transform you.

I wouldn’t take this Grand Fire Trine lightly as

(1) it preludes powerful energies that we will experience during the Aquarius Full Moon, and of a longer-term Grand Fire Trine later in 2014 (

(2) the Lilith/Sun/Mercury stellium is the tip or apex of a powerful yod involving Pluto Retrograde and Chiron Retrograde. The Grand trine and Yod only intensify their square to Saturn in Scorpio.

(3) As wonderful and transformative as Fire energy can be, it can literally fan the flames of conflict if used without integrity. Watch your words now, and even if you have to disagree with someone, do so with integrity and compassion without putting them down. Your/Their Words may have more impact than you/they realize at this time. A tall order if someone is behaving unfairly with you, but, it’s exactly what we – as spiritual seekers – need to do, especially in times like these.

Much Love and Blessings to All,
Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam, PhD

6th August 2014,
1:40 pm, Selangor,

Image of Flame: “Fire” by Awesomoman – Own work. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons –http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fire.JPG#mediaviewer/File:Fire.JPG