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Horoscopes: Putin and Rasputin

Rasputin 1916; see page for author [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Below is a dual image of the natal horoscopes of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin (October 7, 1952) and ‘holy man’ and con artist Grigori Rasputin (January 22, 1869). As you see the charts are messily penned upon with astro-notes and both men were born during transit Uranus in Moon-ruled Cancer (see chart for the 3 dates of Rasputin’s Uranus Return/s around the time of Putin’s birth–Uranus in Cancer tells of those who fraternize with strange or unusual people). And both were/are visionary maverick who were born under Solar Eclipses in late Leo (astrological degrees!) with different Saros Series–15 North 1868/69 and 8 South 1952, yet conjoined by degree in the 25 to 28-degree range of royal, Sun-ruled Leo.

Rasputin’s 15 North theme: joy through commitment. Putin’s 8 South: separation, loss; possible physical injury (Brady). 8 South last perfected in 2006 @29Virgo; 15 North last manifested @22Scorpio as the Prenatal Solar Eclipse (‘PE’) of Winter Solstice 2012!

 

Putin-Rasputin

And curiously, Rasputin’s and Putin’s Solar Eclipses conjoin the natal Mars and Ascendant–with royal Regulus rising–of Donald Trump (who fancies himself a ‘king’ but you may know him as a con artist and a liar) and all were activated or triggered by The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 in the 1 North series, aka, The Mother of All Eclipses. The caution for Regulus: success if revenge is avoided, otherwise all that’s been gained will be taken away). 1 North themes: ‘unexpected events’ and ‘info is distorted and possibly false’ (Brady’s Predictive Astrology). Well, we’re certainly inundated by false information and so-called ‘fake news’ these days, aren’t we? And propaganda. Especially since deceptive, elusive, Neptune has been floating through its own sign of secretive Pisces and trailing paranoia, fear, flooding, leaks, contagion, fraud, scandal, and dissolving borders in its wake.

Now my intention here is to make these two natal horoscopes available online for future reference, speculative though their data may be, and naturally there are other cosmic links and time links between the two men, plus Mr. Trump. But in an effort to blog briefly, I shall close and leave them to you to sort out if and as you wish!

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Winter Games 2014 slow-going for Russia

With the Winter Games of 2014 planned for Sochi, construction delays, homeowner protests, and the economic downturn have so far proven to be obstacles on the path of fulfilling Russia’s wintry Olympic dreams:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,610096,00.html

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Update Tuesday Mar 3: no news on 2014’s Winter Games but we’ve had some winter games of our own in the southeastern US. Sleet, snow, ice causing outages so I’ve been unpowered since Sunday, early evening.

Ahh, electricity! It’s good to see in the dark again, but am far behind in the practical areas of life, if you know what I mean. Yet it was the loveliest snowfall I’ve seen in years that dusted us, leaf and limb, on Sunday afternoon.

But as usual with the fluff stuff, the clean-up complicates everything for a while but must be tended to, plus all the things you couldn’t do without electrical power now accuse you silently from the hamper.

One of our neighbors had a transformer catch fire near his driveway when a pine tree fell on it during the storm. (The transformer, not the driveway.)

The fire burned itself out with a volunteer fireman arriving 5 minutes past the crisis.

Fire in ice with large snowflakes falling – quite a sparkly sight!

Shovel On,  

Jude  1:19 pm est Georgia, USA

Written by Jude Cowell

March 1, 2009 at 2:51 am

Grieving for Mumbai

Mumbai, India is under siege; at least 78 are killed, many people are wounded, and hostages are being held. Gunfire and explosions were heard for miles during this well-coordinated assault which lasted for hours, I heard.

Listen to NPR’s coverage of today’s siege upon Mumbai, India (formerly Bombay.) The series of coordinated attacks began at 11:00 pm Local Time against hotels, a popular restaurant, a train station, and a hospital. A hospital. That tells you what they are capable of to overmake their point.

A previously unknown group has taken responsibility and Americans and Brits have been targeted.

Read or listen here:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97561188&ft=1&f=1001

May peace descend upon the city Mumbai and its good people. May all be restored one glad day. May all hostages go free and the disenfranchised respected, not oppressed.

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Astrology Note: there’s no time to post much on the Mumbai Siege,  but if I were investigating this brutal criminality I would not rule out presidents of countries such as India, Pakistan, and perhaps more to the point, Russia. Since they’re reporting on the weapons the gunmen used, I’d follow the trail of manufacture as well as who sold the guns and explosives to whom. Borders are an obvious consideration.

Untraceable cell phones may have been used as triggers for the bombs and could be a large part of the close coordination of the attacks. And now that ’24’ has returned to TV, I shall fret that the wrong people are getting ideas – not that ’24’ is the only TV show (or film) that inspires copycat acts by terroists or false flag operatives, if indeed they do. But most often in a dramatic portrayal, ‘untraceable’ cell phones actually can be traced by way of cell towers…to locations if not to precise identities.

Rising at 11:00 pm Local Time in Mumbai, India, is Russia’s ‘USSR’ Leo Ascendant of Nov, 1917. With both Ascendants falling around ’15Leo’ it seems of interest to me that ’15Leo’ is traditionally known as a ‘heart attack’ degree. The ‘heart of India’ was certainly attacked and my prayers go out to the good people of that nation.

Occurring under a Balsamic phase of the Moon, when secret activities are often initiated in the dark, the upcoming New Moon’s Sabian Symbol may be notable: “A Game of Cricket”…a particularly British game of one-up-manship which harkens to Britain’s colonial days in India and the hypocrisy of such rule. 

And conjunct this New Moon at ‘6Sag’? Asteroid, Sisyphus, whose keywords include: determination; dogged persistence; to start over.’ As you know, the myth of Sisyphus tells of rolling a rock up the hill only for it to roll down again…and repeating.

(And ‘dogged’ reminds me of Sirius, the Dog Star, which has an ‘announcing’ or ‘heralding’ quality. This anciently worshipped Fixed Star (aka the ‘Nile Star’) relates closely to the US, London, and to Egypt. I’m simply making note of these links for future reference, if necessary.)

And since all New Moons are times of new starts, I hope for the sake of the good people of Mumbai that the siege is not the beginning of a round of inhuman violence and cruelty on their doorsteps.

As for foreign nationals and others, perhaps it’s time for them to return to their own folds and ‘lay low’…always good advice during and just after the darkening of the Moon – and in this case, perhaps well beyond.

Separatist movement on rise in Georgia

Here in America we’ve been so attentive to our November elections, it’s easy to forget that Russian troops remain in Georgia. And no, we have no room to talk thanks to war-loving neocons that coup’ed our government and invaded Iraq.

But that doesn’t make things any better for the good people of Georgia:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,589586,00.html

I’d call it power politics with the innocent caught in between.

Written by Jude Cowell

November 11, 2008 at 4:28 pm

US position on Georgia-Russia moderating

Is reality peeking in on Capitol Hill concerning Georgia’s attack on Russian troops and who bullied first?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/georgia/2796715/US-administrations-stance-on-Georgia-attacked-by-Congress.html

Seems Dan Fried of the US Department of State is backpedaling on previous statements as the US-Russia relationship hangs in the balance and the *US Progressed Full Moon in December says, ‘you’ve reached your limit – moderate!’

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* see US Progressed Full Moon in Virgo chart on Pages list in sidebar~

A weak Bush sowing dragon’s teeth in the Caucasus

Eric Margolis has published an article that elucidates the “he said, she said” confrontation going on in the Caucasus since August 7 between Georgia, South Ossetia, and Russia, and it’s interestingly titled:

‘Crisis in the Caucasus. What Were They Smoking in the White House?’

I don’t know what stash they have tucked away in the cellar, but they oughta be passing it around: their inept maneuverings seem meant to provoke war with what Margolis says is no longer a banana republic: The Great Bear, Russia, now fat and sassy with oil and gas wealth.

As I’ve stated in a prior post, at least Russia is acting – and reacting – within its own neighborhood which is more than we can say for our pretendedly-mandated neocon radicals who’ve taken over Washington with much jingoistic fervor and seem to think the whole world is their oyster. Must be some darn good consciousness expanding weed.

So I hope that you check out Margolis’ clear-eyed views on the whole confusing situation if you haven’t yet for it’s being so poorly mishandled by the Bush administration as to be buffoonish. 

Plus, it’s been made to seem more guffaw-esque by McCain’s ineffectual, neoconnish posturing – at least Obama’s mild comments have had a small the benefit of making barely a ripple on Putin’s sea.

Margolis states that “US missiles in Poland and radars in the Czech Republic are a dangerous, unnecessary provocation that is sowing dragon’s teeth for future confrontation.”

Now I’m still on a major learning curve here with the current Caucasus stand-off, but his words strike me as unfortunately on the mark. And for me it conjures a nastier image still of the *Big Dragon – China – which could stomp in at any time – a possibility that Bush, Cheney, Rice, and the Pentagon should have thought about before they risked so much for so little gain on behalf of the ship they are supposedly helming into port, not crashing on the stones of confusion bwo the bags of Columbian Gold they nabbed from your neighbor’s house last month.

Then there’s the oft-repeated myth, “we owe China too much money,” a rationale the US cannot depend on forever for her misadventured, misdirected belligerence. 

Perhaps in the Caucasus, it may fly a little longer…as long as The Dragon doesn’t spread its fiery wings and give the weakened-by-neocon-war America more than she ever bargained for thanks to the pie-in-the-sky pipe dreams issuing from the dark recesses of a smoke-filled White House basement lounge.

In summation? Bush can’t leave too soon. And take Cheney, McCain, and the rest of the neocons with him. Please.

Read Eric Margolis article here: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20556.htm

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* my hopeful prayer is that Pluto, the Dragon, in stern Capricorn, will not mean the waking up of the dragon which will roar, as the Bible says. The upcoming Cardinal T-square between Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto may turn out to be an unfortunate timing device for our suffering planet (see post on the Bilderberg Club for midpoint picture details. They’re not at all pretty, but you may as well be aware.)

So put down that d_____!  (Unless you brought enough to share.)  ;lp

Astrology of Russia June 12, 1990

There are several possible natal charts for Russia, but the one I’m currently studying is set for June 12, 1990; 1:45 pm BADT. Moscow, Russia – 26Vir11 rising, Mc 24Gem45.

This birth date means that the Solar Eclipse of Feb 6, 2008 – the ‘Unmasking Eclipse’ from the 10 North Series – is the Pre-natal Eclipse Series for Putin’s Russia. Ah HAH! Has Putin’s unmasking as an anti-democratic leader really been a big old surprise for George Bush who never believes his first impressions are wrong? Pshaw, Mr. Infallible!

Russia’s chart shows North Node at 8AQ04 so the current August 1 Eclipse is conjunct South Node and relates to the ongoing aggressions in the Georgia-South Ossetia region as the Big bear falls back on past behaviors (SN) on behalf of future plans (NN) which worked in previous times but may not be best for current circumstances.

Russia signed an agreement today with Georgia but has so far made no move to pull out Russian troops who seem to be hanging about the place, sharing cigs probably.

Yet you will find no better articles on the Astrology of Russia than at Michael O’Reilly’s Neptune Cafe.

Topics include: The Astrology of Putin’s Russia, the planting of a titanium Russian flag at the North Pole (Aug 20, 2007 – oil and gas resources are underneath the ice), and other articles of note.

Drop by Neptune Cafe for a good read – though not as long as ‘War and Peace’ but it will keep you engrossed for a while and includes Russia’s 1990 natal chart with details…highly recommended!

You may also be interested in two previous posts from this reluctant astrologer, the first concerning the 1990 Eclipses which, due to the Saros Cycle of 18.6 years, are repeating in 2008:

Solar Eclipse Series 2008 – 1990.

(How almost prescient of me! I wasn’t thinking consciously about Russia when I wrote it);

and the original ‘Unmasking Eclipse’ post at ‘Stars Over Washington’ – my Political Astrology blog which has had something of a face-lift today (sort of an ‘unmasking’?!!) with more changes to come as I attempt to learn the strange new ways of Blogger…

Unmasking Eclipse Feb 6, 2008.

Soon I’ll be posting the horoscope of the next Solar Eclipse for Jan 26, 2009 which must surely affect the presidential term of whichever personage inhabits the bowels of the White House by then as it speaks of ‘suddenly changing groups one mixes with’ – well I guess so!

The Jan 2009 Eclipse falls at 6AQ from the 11 North Series and is near enough to Russia’s natal NN to keep the Big Bear in the news and busy with its totalitarian and resource-grasping projects…this Eclipse conjuncts Russia’s natal Moon 5AQ29 (the people; publicity.)

6AQ is also conjunct US natal South Node so issues from our past come back to haunt as Neptune (oil; gas; drugs; the masses; the Unconscious; deception; illusions; spirituality; Islam) on 9/11/01 is triggered by the 11N Eclipse. Russia and America have a NN/SN ‘flip’ where we bring out either the best in one another or the worst…and lately it seems to be the worst.

And in the Leo/AQ polarity, too – aka the Will Axis (or Will Power Axis.)

Now as you know, the attacks of 9/11/01 were about as close as one can get to a Neptune Return for the establishment of the great religion of Islam because spiritual Neptune was at 6/7 AQ when Mohammed entered Mecca centuries ago and Islam was born.

Neptune is in the 4th House (Foundation of the matter) of 9/11’s WTC attack chart, yet Neptune also signifies oil and other natural resources. So a 4th-house Neptune may describe the oil industry’s oil-and-gas grab as a basis for the attacks, if you roll that way – but also the confusion surrounding the mysterious perpetrators and their shadowy backers.

So – lots of Eclipse influences in the atmosphere these days and it isn’t possible for me to keep up with all the info pinging around the interweb or in my brain. That’s one reason why I like to pass on links to you when something informative turns up like Neptune Cafe’s amazing feature on the Astrology of Putin’s Russia.

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