Russia 2022 – flexing its muscles

Russia is fast winding up to become the west’s bogeyman again as it masses military might and nuclear capabilities in the Arctic in a bid to secure its northern coast and open up a key shipping route from Asia to Europe, as well as pose a threat to Northern American coastal areas. It has also scaled up its military resources on its Western border with Ukraine and Eastern Europe, with Putin warning NATO/USA to back off. The EU has also allowed itself to be hemmed in by Putin over the indispensable Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline which will be effective leverage to stop any EU repercussions against his military forays.

  His 4th Term chart always did have an air of ruthlessness about it with a composite Mars Pluto in Capricorn in the 6th, which as I recollect is a mundane house ruling the armed forces. That conjunction won’t move to exact by Solar Arc until 2023 but is ramping up with tr Pluto conjunct the Mars now and through 2022. That last can also accompany a sense of being trapped which may reflect the internal situation in Russia.

  Through 2022 tr Uranus will conjunct the Putin’s Term Sun from late May onwards for sudden changes of direction which will go along with luck and an adventurous/risk-taking streak as tr Uranus is also opposition the Jupiter.  It sits on the Jupiter from July to mid October, returning in 2023. So it’ll be a pro-active year. Where his grip on power moves into a shakier patch will be in 2023/2024 with tr Pluto square the 10th house Uranus.

  The Bank of Russia, 13 July 1990, does look stressed this year from May onwards with a catastrophic tr Pluto square the Mars in 2023/24 to fall in line with other global central banks. Economic pressures may unsettle Putin’s plans.

  The Russia 8 November 1917 2.12 am chart will be depressed in January with tr Saturn square the Sun and then Mercury; and rocked by tr Uranus in opposition from late April onwards into early 2023 so a year of sudden lurches, jolts and changes.  These roll through into 2023 with tr Uranus square the Uranus next year as well. Nothing will be settled.

  The Russia 8 December 1991 chart is showing odd ripples of discomfort but it is really 2023 when it gears up for a major turnaround, with a hint of a financial bubble bursting late in 2022 as well.

  Relations with the USA will be stressed and undermined in 2022/23. That shows up on the relationship charts with both old and new Russia with tensions running on until the 2025 planetary shift of Neptune and Uranus into new signs. Ditto with NATO.

  With Ukraine the high-pressure years with Russia will be 2023/2024. Though the Ukraine chart itself is having a confidence-denting 2022 from May onwards.

  There will be ripples of discontent and perhaps a reset of diplomatic ties with the EU and Germany in 2022 with tensions and disappointment running on till 2024.

  The USA is the most obviously perturbed by Russia.

3 thoughts on “Russia 2022 – flexing its muscles

  1. Military adventurism to distract a population from internal woes is the oldest ploy of despots. On December 3, Reuters calculated that Russia has now overtaken India in terms of Covid deaths (after the U.S. and Brazil). Obviously, no one is helped by this except Putin. Eventually, he will go. Marjorie, would you consider looking at Vlad’s chart to estimate the length of his dominance of Russia?

    • In a CNN article today (“”), Putin issued his own take on the matter…”They [NATO] just deceived us blatantly. Five waves of NATO expansion. And there you go — they’re now in Romania and Poland, with weapons systems,” Putin added. White House press secretary Jen Psaki pushed back on Putin’s comments on Thursday: “Well, facts are a funny thing, and facts make clear that the only aggression we’re seeing at the border of Russia and Ukraine is the military buildup by the Russians and the bellicose rhetoric from the leader of Russia.”

      Reminds me of a certain pompous politician shouting out about how the 2020 election was stolen…

      Putin’s own demands are absurd, including that NATO simply go away. And Russia’s own missile systems being deployed in Turkey doesn’t make for cozy neighbors. Lukashenko in Belarus is of the same mindset – brutal, viscious, uncaring. They’ve all forgotten what lead up to NATO being formed originally, the fall of the Iron Curtain, and the failure of the former communist countries to recover.

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