|The Russian Federation|
A new horoscope for Russia
|SAMVA horoscope for the Russian Federation|
The 1st lord Moon is in full strength at 10° Cancer and 1H. It receives an aspect from the most malefic planet, 8th lord Saturn at 11° Capricorn and 7th house. As the aspect is over 1° orb, it is less problematic, but it lends an obstructionist disposition to the Russian character, as well as empahsis on easy gains. With 6th lord Jupiter at 21° Leo and the most effecive point (MEP) of the 2nd house, the status, wealth and relations with close neighbours become contested, with separations likely due to adamant positions taken (Georgia, Ukraine, etc.). There is some sense of religiousness, with this placement of Jupiter, more so as 2nd lord Sun is placed in Sagittarius, owned by Jupiter, and the 6th house. It increases the conflict concerning wealth, status and relations. Jupiter also aspects the 8th house of easy gains, obstacles and endings, and 10th house of government, laws and foreign trade, adding periodic conflict to these areas of life. With Rahu in the 6th house, and Ketu in the 12th, there are periodic problems related to conflict, financial stability as well as losses from war. Mercury as 3rd lord of communication and transportation and high tech activities is strong and well placed in Scorpio and the 5th house of creativity, speculation, universities, management and entertainment. With 10th lord Mars in the 5th house MEP, in aspect to the 8th house of easy gains, 11th house of income, goals and friends, and 12th house of distant foreign land, there is creativity to the management of industrial and military applications, with income dervied from these, including in farway lands. Venus as 4th lord is strong in its own 4th house MEP, from where it also aspects the 10th house, suggesting the Russian people are content with their country and that the land is big, fertile and resource rich, and that this benefits the country's government, laws and foreign trade. Indeed, with Saturn's aspect to the 1st lord Moon, Russia is a major oil exporter on the world stage.
Event giving birth to the Russian Federation
This date and time emerges from the book Gorbachev His Life and Times by William Taubman (W.W. Norton, 2017). Importantly, the book documents an almost 10 hour meeting on 23 December 1991 between the outgoing leader of the Soviet Union, Michail Gorbachev, and the President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin on the timing and modalities of Gorbachev's resignation from office.
"The Republic Presidents [of the newly formed Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)] in Alma-Ata left it to Yeltsin to work out the details of the transition with Gorbachev. So on Decmeber 23 the two men huddled in the Kremlin Walnut Room - for almost 10 hours, according to Grachev, who was waiting in suspense with other aides." - Taubman, p. 638.
By the end of the meeting, the two leaders had reached an agreement. Importantly, the description of the closure of the meeting mentions Yeltsin continuing to eat, further suggesting the meeting ended around dinner time.
"When the meeting finally ended, Gorbachev downed two shots of vodka, confessed he wasn't feeling well, and disappeared into a back room. Yeltsin and Yakovlev continued drinking, eating and talking until Yeltsin strode off down the empty parquet corridor like a conqueror, Yakovlev remembered, "as if he were marching along a parade ground." When Yakovlev looked in on Gorbachev, he found him lying on the couch with tears in his eyes. So you see Sash, he said. This is how it goes. Gorbachev asked for some water. He said he wanted to be alone." - Taubman, p. 641-642
Gorbachev and Yeltsin in December 1991
This was to be the final act, involving both leaders, resulting in the de facto dissolution of the USSR. Gorbachev was to announce his resignation on live TV at 19:00 on December 25, 1991, with the Soviet flag to be symbolically lowered afterwards. However, as the decision had been taken two days earlier, it became the signal event for the emergence of the Russian Federation.
The basic rationale for the chart is that this agreement between the two leaders, with the approval of the other CIS leaders, rather than the public announcement two days later, constitutes the formal birth of the Russian Federation. The collapse of the Soviet Union caused chaotic events, but that were slowly brought under control. The agreement becomes important as no plebiscite was held to validate its founding. It also became possible after the meeting at Alma-Ata. The Russian Federation flag was presented publicly shortly following Gorbachev's farewell address. A final note: the meeting between the leaders would likely have begun at 9:00 a.m. and been concluded 10 hours later, or at around 19:00. This coincides almost to the minute with the time for 22° Cancer rising, at 6:55 p.m.
The history of Russia transcends different state formations, and never so more starkly than with the creation of the Soviet Union on the grave of Tsarist Russia. With its demise 74 years later, it was followed by the creation of the Russian Federation in 1991.
Tsarist Russia (1547 - 1917)
The Tsardom of Russia (a/k/a Tsardom of Muscovy) was the centralized Russian state from the assumption of the title of Tsar by Ivan IV in 1547 until the foundation of the Russian Empire by Peter the Great in 1721. Following the end of the Great Northern War, Russia became an empire that stretched across Eurasia and Alaska and Northern California. The rise of the Russian Empire happened in association with the decline of neighbouring rival powers: the Swedish Empire, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Persia and the Ottoman Empire. Russia played a major role in 1812–1814 in defeating Napoleon's ambitions to control Europe and expanded to the west and south. The House of Romanov ruled the Russian Empire from 1721 until 1762, and its German-descended cadet branch, the House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov, ruled from 1762. With 125.6 million subjects registered by the 1897 census, it had the third-largest population in the world at the time. The Tsarist regime failed because it had become ossified and centralised, lacking public support.
The Soviet Era (1917-1991)
|Vladimir Lenin in 1917|
Russian Federation (1991- )
In 1990, the Soviet republics, including Russia, began to assert their sovereignty within the collapsing structure of the USSR. On June 12, 1990 Russian Sovereignity was declared in the name of RSFSR with the adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty by the First Congress of People's Deputies. This act marked the beginning of constitutional reform in the Russian Soviet state. However, the Soviet Union continued to rule over RSFSR.
|From single federated state to many independent states|
|Yeltsin stops the August 1991 coup attempt.|
Russian State bankruptcy on 17 August 1998.
|The collapse of the Ruble in August 1998|
Astrology of the event
Beslan School Siege on 1-3 September 2004.
|The horriffic massacre of young children|
Astrology of the event
Russian annexation of Chrimea
Astrology of the event
The transit conjunction of transit Ketu and transit 8th lord Saturn at 23° Sagittarius and 6th house MEP in the summer of 2019, and the repeat conjunction in the fall of 2019 at 20° Sagittarius is likely to cause problems in Russia of a financial nature and possibly involving conflict.
Appendix: the earlier tentative chart has been shelved
The new 22° Cancer rising horoscope replaces a 23° Gemini rising chart that was rectified by Cosmologer in August 2008. It was the basis of successful predictions, but could not explain well enough the aggressive tendency displayed by Russia, first internally and then externally. It was based on the union of Russia and Belarus, a supranational confederation, established in a 1996–99 series of treaties that called for monetary union, equal rights, single citizenship, and a common foreign and defense policy. It ended after Russia proposed that Belarus join the Russian Federation and when the President of Belarus declared in 2014, "We are not Russian—we are Belarusians." Lukashenko has pressed a revival of Belarusian identity, following the Russian annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Eastern Ukraine. He has also encouraged the use of Belarusian. Trade disputes, a border dispute, and a much relaxed official attitude to dissident voices are all part of a weakening of the longtime warm relationship with Russia.