Ukraine – resolute fight for their homeland

Hopes that the invasion of Ukraine could be at a turning point as a Ukrainian counteroffensive sent Russian forces into a hasty retreat with as much 6,000 sq km of territory “de-occupied” are being treated cautiously. “Certainly it’s a military setback. I don’t know if I could call it a major strategic loss at this point,” a U.S. official said. Almost a fifth of Ukraine is still occupied.   

   Rather than accept defeat, Putin may try to escalate. Even if he is deposed he may be replaced by a hardline nationalist, pushing for a full scale military conscription which hasn’t happened yet.  It is estimated Russia has sent a quarter of a million troops to Ukraine, with an estimated 75,000 killed or wounded. By contrast, Ukraine now claims total armed forces of 1mn with more modern equipment.

 Best estimates from military analysts are that the heavy fighting is likely to continue and most likely the two sides will still be facing off come the European spring.

  The invasion declaration was made on 23 February 2022 at 9pm in Moscow which puts an unrealistic and impractical Neptune in the 6th and a ruthless though deeply frustrating Mars Pluto in the 4th; plus an over-hopeful Sagittarius Moon. Pluto is opposition Procyon, which can bring reputations crashing down; and the North Node is conjunct the destructive Fixed star Algol.

  There’s nothing much indicating an end to the violence – tr Uranus is square the Saturn exactly now at 18 degrees Aquarius and the transiting North Node will conjunct the 8th house Uranus over this New Year. But whether either of those will see a capitulation and total retreat is questionable.

  Both the Ukraine 1918 and 1991 charts appear to be pointing to 2024 as their year of more cheer. The 22 January 1918 9.54am Kharkov chart is surging ahead in 2024 with tr Pluto trine the Jupiter, conjunct the Sun and trine Mars – so boosting the Air Grand Trine and heading (hopefully) for reconstruction. 2023 looks jarring.

 The 24 August 1991 2.31pm Kyiv chart is having to cope with an undermining tr Neptune opposition the Mars now until early 2024; with a turn-around tr Uranus opposition the Pluto from mid this October, on and off into 2023. What looks hopeful and lucky is tr Uranus square the Jupiter in 2024.

 Putin’s 4th Term chart, 7 May 2018 11.05 am Moscow, which has the same brutal Mars Pluto in Capricorn are the Invasion chart, is grinding towards a dead halt from Solar Arc Pluto conjunct the Mars in 2023; and a destabilising tr Pluto square the Uranus from February 2023 on and off till late 2024 which may see him pushed off his perch. He’ll still have some undeserved luck coming his way with tr Uranus opposing his Jupiter over coming months. But longer term he’s a goner whether through ill-health or a coup.

See previous post July 12 2022

8 thoughts on “Ukraine – resolute fight for their homeland

  1. Another ‘Putin Ally’, Vladimir Nikolayevich Sungorkin, editor-in-chief of Russian state newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda has reportedly died on a business trip “on his way to lunch” according to reports. I see he was a solar Gemini/lunar Sagittarius who was being hit both by transit Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn opposition and conjunct his Venus and Chiron respectively.

    This raises a lot of questions around what is going on in Russia behind the scenes and who would carry out such an assassination, if that is what this was.

    I see that Wikipedia has an entire page dedicated to ‘Russian businessmen mystery deaths of 2022’ and that three of those deaths have occurred in September alone, one man falling from his boat and another from a window.

    • I have read that Putin runs his ‘business’ organisation like the Mob. i assume these men became ‘former allies’ and were liquidated for questioning the wisdom of the cappo di tutti. The more paranoid the boss becomes the more work there is for his hitmen. I have no evidence but there does seem to be a pattern at work here.

      • It’s hard to know if this is an attack on Putin or if Putin has decided he has too many ‘friends’ who can no longer be trusted. At the moment, you wonder which is worse for your health – being Putin’s enemy or being Putin’s friend.

  2. Thank you Marjorie for further insight. I do think some of this can be interpreted a differently though. For example, the “undeserved luck” you mentioned coming Vladimir Putin’s way in the upcoming months may not necessarily manifest in any military victories for the Russian Federation – it could pertain to the Russian Federation’s economy or international relations.

    I say this because, militarily speaking, the Russian Federation appears to be proving less effective each day and the moral of Russian soldiers (and their foreign volunteers) is said to be quite low. In other words, the Russian Federation is increasingly looking more like a “paper tiger” rather than a disciplined, organized, and well trained military power.

    That being said, I did read in an article from U.S. News & World Report that mentioned how, despite Western sanctions, the Russian economy has remained somewhat resilient – despite some hardships. For example, Vladimir Putin still has a tight grip over many former Soviet Republics and much of the “Global South” (where there is a growing anti-Western sentiment and Putin is seen as their “Great White Hope [pun and insult intended]). So, the “undeserved luck” Putin may be receiving could possibly indicate strong trade agreements or better diplomatic relations with Global South nations that end up helping the Russian Federation’s economy stay above water (for the time being). I’m just hypothesizing; but that does seem possible.

    As for 2023 looking “jarring” (which I assume for Ukraine), that too could end up pertaining to economics as well. For example, I read an article from Reuters that estimates the financial cost to rebuild Ukraine could amount to somewhere around $350 billion dollars. That is a colossal amount of money and that certainly would be jarring. I read that Italy and Taiwan pledged to help fund the rebuilding of cultural heritage sites in Ukraine such as churches and cathedrals….but I imagine it will take all of the European Union, the U.S., and other nations to help with the rebuilding process as well – given the cost. Plus, various scientific journals have reported how the war in Ukraine has also taken a toll on the country’s natural environment as well – so, that’s something else that will have to be dealt with and hopefully rectified.

    All in all, it is encouraging to read that, astrologically speaking, Vladimir Putin’s “reign of terror” days are quickly being numbered. I look forward to the day that he dies or is ousted. Mother Earth is slowly purging the sick sociopaths who continue to exploit her.

  3. Be interesting to see whether winter brings some sort of ceasefire given the weather conditions however it would also give both sides time to regroup and rearm with fighting renewed next spring. Putin is not going to give up just yet but the eclipse may mark the beginning of the end. It really is a matter of whether the Ukrainians can hold onto their reclaimed territory (after Mercury goes direct).

  4. Well, for what it’s worth, nameless “U.S. Officer”, British Defence Ministry and about every ex-General I follow on Twitter seems to think Ukraine’s counter attack is an incredible development, and quite likely the best executed Military Operation since WWII. And if the U.S. Officer can’t see any “strategic” meaning in cutting all Russian Military delivery routes to Luhansk – one of the very areas they are supposed to be “helping” – , there is the fact that (superb) British Intelligence now thinks Military Capacity of Russian Western Military District has been reduced to next to nothing. There were already Garrisons near Saint Petersburg decimated, now it seems elite units from Pihkova are gone. Even with “war industry”, it would take Russia years to build back even equipment, not to mention manpower.

    So, even if Putin wanted to retaliate, there probably is little he can do short of stepping in personally. Tactical nuke isn’t really an option, because as NATO leaders have stated, that would be their “red line” for physically stepping in in Ukraine.

    It will likely still take some months and some fighting to completely drive the Russians off the pre-Invasion Ukraine, and in fact, they might take Luhansk and Donesk before some South Eastern parts.

    But one should never underestimate the speed Russian military simply melts away when faced with a defeat, so the next Full Moon could trigger all sorts of strange behavior.

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