In The Middle Of A U(k)ranian Mid Life Crisis.

A Uranus half return is the time when some men are tempted to give up a secure government job to spend more time playing the piano with their dicks, not the other way round.

But then Volodymyr Zelenskyy is no ordinary Uranian.

The President of Ukraine has a tight Sun / Venus conjunction in Aquarius in the 9th house.

This together with a rising Jupiter in Gemini shows a leader with tremendous popular support, particularly on the global stage.

A Leo Moon together with Mars in the same sign opposite his Sun shows a strong leader who is prepared to do what it takes to defend his country.

But as in many cases, it’s the T Square that identifies the most powerful theme in his life.

The Moon is opposite the Midheaven and this focuses onto an apex Uranus at 16 Scorpio.

An apex Uranus, particularly in the chart of an Aquarian describes a radical, independent kind of character, with those Leo placements someone who is a fighter.

Whenever a slow moving planet plays an important natal role in a chart like this, its transits will trigger events that are pivotal in the native’s chart.

Given that Zelenskyy’s Sun, Moon, Venus and Mars cover a wide opposition, such a turning point period would occur when Uranus was moving between 0 and 18 Taurus, culminating in the mid life square to his Moon.

This period began in April 2018 when Uranus was square his Mars and Zelenskyy registered a political party called Servant of the People, named after a TV series in which he played the role of the President of Ukraine.

On the 20th May 2019 with Uranus square to his Sun, Volodymyr Zelenskyy acceded to the Presidency for real.

By anyone’s standards that is an unusual and lightening quick political ascent, very much in tune with Uranus itself.

It was a turning point for the fortunes of his country too.

Zelenskyy’s Sun / Venus is exactly conjunct the Ascendant of the Ukraine chart. So when he was elected, Uranus was transiting square to his Sun and it was also square to the country’s Ascendant at the same time.

The Ukraine Moon at 23 Aquarius is also opposite Zelenskyy’s Moon at 18 Leo.

In my previous article about the war I have pointed out the importance of Pluto as an apex of a T Square and how it fits tragically with the charts of Russia and Vladimir Putin. For more information on this see Has Vlad Gone Mad ?

It’s important to note that Zelenskyy’s Uranus fits in a tight conjunction with the Ukraine Pluto and his Moon is in exact square to it ( within 3 minutes of arc ).

Russia launched the invasion on 24th February 2022 with Saturn exactly opposite Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Moon and the Ukraine Pluto.

Saturn will be conjunct the Ukraine Moon for much of 2022 and opposite Zelenskyy’s Moon. So its inevitable that this will be a terrible year of struggle for both.

However Uranus will be square the President’s Moon from the beginning of June for a year.

Uranus does not square the Ukraine Moon until July 2023.

And Saturn will be opposite the country’s Sun for much of that year.

Between 2023 and 2028, the Ukraine has Uranus square its Sun and Moon and Pluto conjunct its Ascendant.

Pluto will be conjunct Zelenskyy’s Ascendant in 2026 – 27, so it looks as if the fortunes of leader and country will be tied up together for a good few years yet.

Perhaps once the Saturn transits are over, the country can start to rebuild itself and Uranus can push for a greater link with the West and possibly joining NATO and the EU.

In studying Mundane astrology for the best part of half a century I have come to realise that we are not allowed to know for sure what will happen.

We can use astrology to help us understand why things happen as and when they do, but global uncertainty is the price we pay for living in the 21st century.

One thing for sure is that with a Sun / Venus conjunction in Aquarius in the 9th house and Jupiter rising with Moon in Leo square Uranus, Volodymyr Zelenskyy was always destined to play this kind of apocalyptic role.

In fact with Pluto square to the Russian leader’s Scorpio Ascendant in 2025 – 26, it’s very possible that it might be Vladimir Putin who ends up using his appendage to play the piano, assuming it can reach that is.

Posted on March 18th 2022

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