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Ukraine on the Brink

By: by Mark Lerner
Ukraine on the Brink | Mundane Astrology

Dateline: Saturday March 1, 2014 and Updated March 2 and 12…I have been watching the riots and upheavals in Kiev (population approximately 3 million) and other cities in Ukraine during the past week or so, and this short feature is simply presented in order that you have access to the two main charts for Ukraine as well as those for Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Barack Obama of America as the old cold war between our nations appears to be ratcheting up several notches.

In addition to the 4 charts presented further down below, here is the birth data for three of the main leaders connected with Ukraine. The recently ousted, Russia-aligned president Viktor Yanukovych – who has now resurfaced in Russia – was born on July 9, 1950. [By the way, every year on July 9, the Sun illuminates the discovery degree of Pluto – 18 degrees of Cancer. Pluto was discovered on February 18, 1930 by “Comet” Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Transiting Pluto in Capricorn is about to make 5 oppositions to America’s Sun degree in Cancer – starting on March 13 and continuing into 2015. This has never happened before in the history of our nation, and Uranus in Aries will add to the surprises and unexpected twists and turns by squaring the USA Sun several times in 2014 – 2015. The New Horizons spacecraft – launched by NASA in 2005 – will arrive at our outermost planet in the solar system next year to photograph Pluto and its 5 tiny moons, and this will have a catalytic effect on America and the entire world – bringing many of Pluto’s deep-seated, underworld archetypes into our struggling 21st century life.] A Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko – who had been imprisoned as well as hospitalized for several years – was released about a week ago and she was born on November 27, 1960. The current acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov – who had been Chairman of the Ukraine Parliament – was born on March 31, 1964.

As the rhetoric, war games, and actual violence continue, I plan to update this story as it has vast ramifications for the global economic, political and social environments. As I have pointed out in past features and while on Coast to Coast AM radio several times, this year of 2014 began under extraordinary circumstances – with the first Sun-Pluto union, at a New Year’s Day, in 247 years! Plus, the New Year began with a New Moon; thus, Pluto has entered humanity’s kingdom, via the two lights, the Sun and Moon, as billions of human souls asked the key question on January 1, 2014 at local Midnight: “What will this new year bring?” In mythology, Pluto had a helmet that made him be invisible whenever he left the realm of underworld to wreak havoc above-ground. Nevertheless, via astrology, we can better learn what Pluto actually looks like when this planet attempts to bring its essence of death-and-rebirth into human, earthly affairs.

For the time-being, keep the faith and affirm what’s good and noble in the human spirit as the dark side of the Force (a la Star Wars) appears to be trying for another takeover of our beleaguered species on Spaceship Earth.

P.S. It is important to note that Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama share nearly the same identical Moon placement in early Gemini. That should provide them with some kind of coherent communication pipeline (personality-wise). However, the Moon in Gemini -- in a natal chart -- can represent a "split-personality" going on and dualistic thinking, so that the two most powerful national leaders on the world-stage could be saying one thing and thinking and acting upon another. In the meantime, President Putin's Libra Sun and President's Obama's Leo Sun are in a compatible, 60-degree rapport (assisting them on Higher Self and Soul levels) -- although the Scorpio Rising for President Putin and the Aquarius Rising for President Obama are at loggerheads and also toss in a lot of stubborn feelings and attitudes that can get in the way of creating mutually beneficial decisions for our two countries and the world. It doesn't help that President Putin's rising Venus in Scorpio is closely square President Obama's Sun in Leo. Plus, the entire heliocentric orbit of Neptune (along with Neptunian ideals, dreams and visions of "can't we all just get along," the Rodney King phrase when he was arrested many years ago in California during a traffic violation) is on top of President Obama's Leo Sun. The fact that President Putin's Mars is near the Galactic Center in late Sagittarius and President Obama's Mars is in the last decanate of Virgo (so that their Mars placements are square) also doesn't bode well for their finding happy agreements. [President Obama's Mars is conjunct America's Neptune and nearly exactly square the USA Mars in Gemini.] Transiting Pluto is about to square President Putin's Sun in Libra several times in 2014 - 2015 while transiting Uranus is going to oppose President Putin's Sun several times this year. All of this is happening as transiting Pluto makes its first ever oppositions to the USA Sun -- beginning on March 13, 2014 and continuing four more times over the next year and a half.

Update: March 12...German Chancellor Angela Merkel's birth chart is included below as well. She knows Vladimir Putin quite well and with her Sun-Uranus conjunction in Cancer (conjunct America's natal Mercury) and her Sun-Uranus alliance "battling" Putin's Sun-Saturn union, Chancellor Merkel may be able to negotiate some kind of agreement (eventually) with the cold-warrior, former KGB-agent Putin. In addition, Merkel -- born almost two years after Putin -- has the same Mars in Sagittarius near the Galactic Center as does Putin, and this Mars-Mars rivalry has popped up between them before, and they can play this "Cold War" game perhaps more strategically than that between Presidents Obama and Putin.

Copyright 2014 by Mark Lerner and Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd. All rights reserved.

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