The Media Lounge
“Hand Of Fate” by Miranda Remington
e-Exhibition: Postcards From the Land of Yod
What is a Yod? Stemming from the Hebrew word yahd, meaning “arm” or “hand,” in astrology, a yod is a unique formation of three planets that form a tall, thin triangle. More commonly referred to as the “finger of God” or “finger of fate,” people born with this rare configuration in their birth chart are said to have lives saddled with intensity, constant adjustments, delays, blind-siding events, tests of a karmic nature, and impossible choices requiring a sacrifice. And despite having free will, no matter which paths they choose, yod bearers sense a “hand of fate” is constantly pushing them towards an inescapable destiny or spiritual lesson.
They may experience so many disappointments, resulting in a fear their life will never be their own, that they can fall into varied and creative forms of escapism. Yet, however often the Hand of Fate denies, it also delivers “11th hour saves” and “angels in the flesh”, typically just as the yod bearer has endured or completed a task that would break most people’s spirits.
Many find relief from the pressures of such an intense fate if they pursue a path of devotion dedicated to the arts of self expression, be it painting, photography, sculpture, music, writing, or the performing arts. The gift of the burden is that it allows one to discover the divinity within themselves and see beauty where others see none.
I am a yod bearer… I have felt the Hand of Fate upon my back my whole life.
Postcards From the Land of Yod is a metaphorical photo essay representing pivotal points in my life navigating this dense emotional landscape resulting in an exhibition 30 years in the making. This exhibition, my first, was the result of an unexpected invitation by Kay Levy, curator of the Borrego Art Institute in Borrego Springs, California. The astounding five month solo exhibition featured 41 never-before-seen original works that sat on display from May 7 to October 9, 2022. This “e-exhibition” is currently the only place to view it.– Miranda