Under the complex astrology of these times, the war in Ukraine has been a major destabilizing factor for our current society. Zelenskyy was born with the Moon in Leo at 17 degrees. If the reported birth time (astro.com) is correct, his natal MC/IC axis is aligned with the Moon. As I wrote in The World Speaks about an Aquarian Leader, Zelenskyy has been calling the attention of the entire world.
Back in February, Putin’s first military moves happened while Saturn was making its first opposition to Zelenskyy’s Moon. Consequently, Saturn crossed his Midheaven (22 Aquarius), but went back into the 9th House soon after. Throughout this long period characterized by ups and downs on both sides of the struggle, Saturn and Uranus have been squaring each other. Back in 2020, in Saturn – Uranus Square: the World Changing, I explained how the last quarter phase of this 4.5 decade-long cycle is likely to bring another geopolitical reorganization. The war in Ukraine is one of the primary manifestations of this long process of preparation for the new balance which will rule from the next Saturn-Uranus conjunction onwards (early 2030s).
Saturn will station direct within a few weeks, while it makes another partile square with Uranus across 18 Aquarius-Taurus. The square will be tightly aligned with Zelenskyy’s natal Moon and Midheaven once more. Also, the Lunar Eclipse of November 8th will oppose his natal Uranus. He is currently going through the well-known midlife Uranus opposition, which will get to a peak moment during that eclipse. It is important to note that Pluto will slowly start creeping towards Aquarius, and early next year it will oppose Zelenskyy’s natal Mars in Leo. His struggle may intensify.
I have been using the Independence Proclamation chart for Ukraine (Aug 24 1991, 17:31, Kiev). The Ascendant at 26 Capricorn is one of the reasons which makes me think this is currently a relevant mundane chart. Pluto has been conjunct the Ascendant since early 2022, a symbol of oppression, territorial destruction, and deep metamorphosis for the country. Also, we should remember that the war began in late February, under a fierce Venus-Mars-Pluto triple conjunction in late Capricorn. We should wonder how the current station of Pluto over the Ukrainian Ascendant will play out for the nation. It may be a major turning point, but it will reawaken powerful energies. Hopefully, nobody will go mad and use nuclear weapons, but the idea is in the air. That’s very Plutonian indeed. We should acknowledge how the air has changed drastically over the last few months. Since the Cold War, nuclear fearmongering had not been in the news on a daily basis.
This complex astrological picture is accompanied by Russia’s future rebirth (Saturn conjunct Neptune in the mid-2020s). We don’t know how that is going to play out, but the country is heading towards another major reorientation, like in the 1980s. Meanwhile, on the other side of the ocean, we find a nation which is currently battling with its epochal Pluto return. However, it is still early to see the full picture. Biden’s election was another fruit of universal synchronism, as he has a Plutonian chart himself.
What are the next few weeks going to bring into this conflict? It seems that the world’s attention upon Ukraine is likely to increase from now on.
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