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Putin in a Tight SpotPutinVImage

I am on record as having doubts about the birth data that was provided years ago by Putin’s people in Moscow. I expressed these suspicions last year before Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. At that time transiting Uranus was opposite Putin's natal Venus while his secondary progressed Jupiter was also opposed to his natal Venus. I felt that this emphasize on Venus didn’t resonate with making war. However, looking at his chart now, as his war machine begins to fall apart, I’m wondering if I wasn’t a bit hasty with my doubts. (Click here to see a double chart with Putin’s natal map in the center and current transits on the outside.)Right now transiting Neptune is square Putin’s natal Mars. The aspect appears to be separating now but Neptune will turn retrograde in a few days and the square will be exact again in September.

This square aptly describes the situation that Putin is currently facing, with the commander of the Wagner mercenaries opening rebelling against his government. The commander claims he was decieved, Putin has declared his action a betrayal and the Russian people are in a state of confusion: all Neptune. Right now there seems no direct threat to Putin but that could change as transiting Mars across Putin’s Midheaven and his natal Pluto over the next three or four days,

Meanwhile, in Putin’s secondary progressed chart progressed Jupiter continues to oppose Putin’s Venus in the First House. We would expect this to protect him from personal harm but Jupiter transits, particularly angular aspects, can inspire a person to push their luck a step too far. I think this is what happened when Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine in 2022. He expected an easy victory. Pushing his luck in his current situation could be even more disastrous.

Also in this secondary progressed chart we have progressed Mars square Putin’s natal Jupiter and approaching a conjunction to his IC. At the same time, progressed Mars is conjunct Putin’s North Node of the Moon, just as it was in Feb. 2022. There are those who say that the Ukrainian War was part of Putin’s personal mission to restore Russia to its Soviet glory days. He saw this as his destiny. This aspect indicates that destiny may have been involved but not in the way Putin expected.

With the progressed Jupiter opposite his First House Venus it always possible that Putin will find a way out of this tight spot using his personal charisma. He has spend decades creating a cult of personality in Russian and the Millennial generation of Russians has never known any other ruler. But even if Putin is survives the rebellion of the Wagner Group, the transiting square of Neptune to his natal Mars in going to continue to make his position uncertain.