WHO IS VLADIMIR PUTIN?
SABIAN SYMBOLS FOR VLADIMIR PUTIN
As Revealed In His Astrological Birth Chart
Dane Rudhyar’s An Astrological Mandala
Compiled by Nancy B. Detweiler
With Twin Flame, Uriel
Planet Earth is now in its 2nd year of preparing for Earth humans to ascend to the 5th dimension or higher and participate in co-creating the New Earth. The Divine Plan is that Earth humans create a Galactic Society and become a member of the Galactic Federation of Light.
Because the Divine Plan is unfolding on Earth, we can expect that leaders who are capable of leading our planet in making this transition would be in some of the powerful leadership positions at the present time.
These leaders would have agreed to the task at hand in their pre-incarnation Soul Mission Contract. They—as all of us do—are using skills well developed in prior incarnations throughout the cosmos. (This is one of the many concepts of which all of us will become consciously aware in the coming months … our lives extend throughout the cosmos. We are all Star Beings. The world in which we have existed for millions/billions of years is much larger than we have been taught.)
I, along with many others, recognize President Obama as one of these leaders. You may read my interpretation of his Natal Chart at: https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/who-is-barach-obama-as-seen-through-esoteric-astrology/
My intuitive sense is that Vladimir Putin is also one such leader. To state that Obama and Putin are leaders in the unfolding Divine Plan is not to say they have attained perfection or that they always behave in every aspect of life in accordance with Divine Will. Both had to incarnate into a very imperfect, chaotic world and work their way to positions of power within our imperfect world. Obama’s Soul Mission includes being president of one of three locations on the planet where the Dark Cabal are most populous, resulting in unrelenting opposition to his efforts. Putin’s Soul Mission includes being president of a former great nation suffering from the damaging results of World War II and the reign of Communism.
In addition, until the New World Order cabal is removed, both leaders are forced to lead without full knowledge and a cabal desperately attempting to create World War III so they can remain in power. Once Truth is known, we will see that nothing has been as it seemed. It is for this reason that I ask you to read Putin’s Sabian Symbol Interpretation with an open mind.
The question is not: Are they perfect? The question is: Are they consciously/unconsciously working in the best way they know how to assist Earth humans in co-creating an ascended, galactic culture for the New Earth?
Esoteric Astrology is the only scientific/intuitive means of determining who these men are at the Soul level. As a former professional counselor who used the esoteric astrological natal chart as a counseling tool, I found the Sabian symbols to be extremely accurate. The natal chart is based on complicated mathematical calculations … the Sabian symbols are intuitive interpretations of each of the 360 degrees within the circle of the natal chart.
Dan Rudhyar, the astrologer who wrote the book I am using, had this to say about the Sabian symbols and how they were originally interpreted in 1925 by clairvoyant, Elsie Wheeler, with the recording assistance of astrologer, Marc Edmund Jones.
“Not only was the procedure entirely aleatory [random] as far as the normal consciousness of the two participants was concerned, but the amazing thing is that the 360 symbols were obtained during a few hours in the morning, and a few hours during the afternoon…. What makes this whole production almost incredible is that while it operated purely at random and at a fantastic speed, the result was a series of symbols which, when carefully studied, are shown to possess a definite and very complex internal structure…. It is not enough merely to say that “they work.” What has to be clearly understood is the nature of their validity and what is really implied in their existence and character…. It is obvious that the scenes and images visualized by Elsie Wheeler are entirely modern and, what is more, in many instances strictly American in character…. They belong to the collective consciousness of the average educated American.” [i]
Recognizing that the symbols have an American flavor, let’s see what we can learn about Putin from this totally objective source—meaning that he has no personal input whatsoever. I have footnoted the majority of astrological statements made in addition to the Sabian symbol information in order to render this interpretation as objective as possible.
TECHNIQUE USED: I quote the Sabian symbol information. Then, I follow each symbol interpretation with photos, quotes about and from Putin, and articles that illustrate how the symbol has unfolded in his life’s expression.
Vladimir Putin’s Astrological Natal Chart
Putin’s 11th house cusp is located on the 24th degree of Virgo. The 11th house relates to friends, political activities, hopes and dreams for the world at large, World Servers, spiritual visions and aspirations. [ii]
The Sabian symbol for the 24th degree of Virgo: *Mary and Her Little Lamb.*
Symbol’s Keynote: *The need to keep a vibrant and pure simplicity at the core of one’s being as one meets the many tests of existence.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “Though great, spectacular, and resolute efforts are needed in order to achieve one’ highest goals of destiny, still the essential quality as one journeys on ‘The Path’ is a pure, spontaneous, fresh and nonviolent approach to all encounters. This of course is Jesus’ entreaty to his disciples–that they should be like ‘little children.’ Without such a deep, heartfelt simplicity the seeker after spiritual experiences or Initiations is bound to find himself glamorized by his own successes, and to see his ego feeding on the drama of struggle and victory.”
Symbol’s Keyword: *INNOCENCE – presents us with a subtle hint of technique. Beyond individual prowess and social eminence, the individual whose innocence is fixed upon spiritual realization should genuinely radiate INNOCENCE.*
“What Vladimir Putin enjoys about different sports is novelty and the desire to promote an active lifestyle. “I just love everything new. I enjoy learning new things. The process itself gives me great pleasure,” he says. [iii]
“From first and eighth grade, Vladimir Putin studied at School No. 193. As he recalls, he was a troublemaker, not a Pioneer.
His teacher, Vera Gurevich, recalls, “In the fifth grade, he still hadn’t found himself yet, but I could feel the potential, the energy and the character in him. I saw that he had a great deal of interest in language; he picked it up easily. He had a very good memory and an agile mind.
I thought, something good will come of this boy, so I decided to give him more attention, to distract him from the boys on the streets.”
Until the sixth grade, Vladimir Putin was not very interested in studying, but his teacher Vera Gurevich saw that he could do better and get higher grades.
She met with his father asking him to influence his son. It did not help much, but Vladimir Putin himself radically changed his attitude toward his studies when he was in the sixth grade.
In the sixth grade, Vladimir Putin decided that he needed to achieve something in life, so he began getting good grades, which came easily to him. He was allowed to join the Young Pioneers organisation, and almost immediately became the head of a Pioneer detachment in his class. ” [iv]
In esoteric astrology, the Sun represents Soul awareness and living from the Soul level, plus the skills/talents brought into the present incarnation to be used in living out the Soul mission. Putin, as a Libra, possesses the skill for diplomacy, fairness, and law (he graduated from Leningrad State University Law Department in 1975[v]). Hidden beneath LIBRA’s calm, relaxed energy is an outstanding capacity to move out into the world with a sense of refinement, executive mindset, and innovation that holds the potential to greatly benefit humankind. On the personality level, Libra is ruled by Venus, granting a love of the arts and nature’s beauty. Uranus rules the soul level of Libra, as well as the 11th house—in which his Sun is located—giving Putin a strong urge to innovate and to be metaphysically inclined. Putin’s Sun located in the 11th house announces he incarnated to shine as a global leader or, World Server.
Putin’s Sun is located on the 13th degree 55 minutes of Libra in the 11th house. The 11th house represents his dreams for the world at large. Since the location of his Sun is nearing the cusp of the 14th degree, we’ll look at both Sabian symbols.
The Sabian symbol for the 13th degree of Libra is *Children blowing soap bubbles.*
Symbol Keynote: *The cultural fantasies through which young minds dream of perfect fulfillment.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol interpretation: “This seems to refer to the use of the imagination and the value of fantasy in a collective setup. Men[vi] dream together as a preparation for acting together. Rituals related to the great aspirations of mankind are both sacred ceremonies and playthings for young minds; so also are court ceremonies and operas for the social elite, or baseball games for the crowds. Some men work hard at acquiring knowledge and providing society with what it needs to enjoy warmth and lighted palaces; others play at imagining themselves perfect spheres of multicolored radiance—soap bubbles so soon proven evanescent!”
Symbol Keyword: *IMAGINATIVE PLAY, which foreshadows the idea of ‘global man,’ the man of plenitude.*
The Sabian Symbol for the 14th degree of Libra is *In the heat of the noon hour a man takes a siesta.*
Symbol Keynote: *The need for recuperation within the social pattern of everyday activity.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “At the emotional-cultural level man today is not able to sustain constant activity. There must be rest periods, sietas or coffee breaks, during which the individual withdraws within his own sphere of selfhood, not only for physical relaxation but for allowing the strange, but evidently necessary play of dream fantasies. Social structuring cannot be maintained healthfully without breaks, in whatever climate man may live. Besides, the body needs quiet and relaxation from nervous tension after what is often the main meal of the day.”
Symbol Keyword: *RELAXATION – the need to allow the functions of body and psyche to “digest,” free from external pressures, the complex experiences of social living and particularly of business.*
Sun in Libra in the 11th house = playing while envisioning his dreams for the world.
“Vladimir Putin manages to find the time for holidays, away from running the country. But because it happens very rarely, he tries to spend his short holidays as efficiently as possible. He firmly believes that a change of activity is the best kind of rest.” [vii]
Studying the Sabian symbols of a chart means looking at the symbols for each degree activated in the natal chart by a planet, house cusp, and other parts such as the North Node. As you will see, looking at just the few degrees activated out of all 360 degrees will tell the story of the individual.
Beginning with Putin’s Sun in Libra indicating one who has dreams for the world and who possesses the capacity to envision and create on the world scene, we will move counterclockwise around his natal chart.
Americans, in particular, have been taught to think of Putin & Russia as an “enemy.” I hope that you will allow this document to reveal the story of a man who has dedicated his life to restoring Russia to its former greatness!
“In his inauguration speech [of 2000] he said, “We have common aims, we want our Russia to be a free, prosperous, flourishing, strong and civilized country, a country that its citizens are proud of and that is respected internationally.” He added that he would be guided solely by the interests of the state. “Perhaps it will not be possible to avoid mistakes, but what I can promise and what I do promise is that I will work openly and honestly,” Putin said. [viii]
Putin has a stellium in Libra in the 12th house, rendering this energy very powerful in his personality make-up and indicating that he is now using much that he learned prior to his present incarnation, whether on this planet or elsewhere in the cosmos.
His 12th house cusp is located on the 17th degree of Libra. The 12th house signifies the unconscious, what we have experienced in prior lifetimes, and work that may be done behind closed doors (Putin worked for several years as an Intelligence Officer with the KGB—“a government security agency that was formed during the Soviet era. The KGB’s responsibilities also included the protection of the country’s political leadership, the supervision of border troops, and the general surveillance of the population. It was in operation from 1954 to 1991, when Communist rule ended in Russia)[ix].
In addition, Putin’s Saturn is exact conjunct his 12th house cusp.
According to Alan Oken in his Soul-Centered Astrology, there are two planetary rulers of the New Aquarian Age—Saturn and Uranus, with Saturn giving a tendency toward uniformity at the more materialistic level [the 3rd dimensional level on which Earth humans resided until December 2012 when we ascended to the 4th dimension on our way to the 5th dimension] … and … Uranus, which urges Earth humans to operate with unanimity or the state of being one soul [to function as a Unity of One in Love].
The Saturnian uniformity rule of Communism ended in Russia on 12/25/91. Thus Putin lived his first 39 years under a Saturnian form of government. His presidency during the transition to the New Aquarian Age has thus far seen many changes within what is now the Russian Federal Presidential Republic.
Saturn, on the personal level, is our disciplinarian. Metaphysically, Saturn is the Rainbow Bridge from our lower mind—the intellect—to our Higher or Intuitive Mind. Saturn makes sure we have developed the self-discipline needed to effectively ascend to Soul-Centered Consciousness.
The Sabian symbol for the 17th degree of Libra is *A retired sea captain watches ships entering and leaving the harbor.*
Symbol Keynote: *The capacity to gain an objective and calm understanding of human experiences in which one was once deeply involved.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “Old age may or may not bring to man this objective and calm understanding as one remembers the crises overcome and the quiet enjoyment of great life vistas or ‘peak experiences,’ but wisdom and inner serenity can hardly develop save on the basis of the overcoming of struggles and conflicts. The sea captain’ sailed his ship through storms and still waters of consciousness, his mind perhaps battered by gales, his ego-crew perhaps in revolt. Now there is peace and quietude. Another generation is sailing seas better charted perhaps, yet inherently nonrational and at times savage in their fury. He watches. He knows. Others are learning. At any age the ego-will may ‘retire’ and contemplate, and be at peace before a greater voyage over even more poorly charted seas.”
Symbol Keyword: *CALM MIND – we see a picture of true overcoming of storms, in polar opposition to the preceding one [meaning the preceding symbol, which does not relate to Putin] which revealed the destructive effect of psychic upheavals tearing apart the occult link—the antakarana—between the incarnate consciousness and the transcendent Soul-field, the CALM MIND beyond struggles and victories.*
Because both Putin’s 12th house cusp and his Saturn in the 12th house are both located on this 17th degree of Libra, I view this as a strong indication that a CALM MIND is a well developed skill brought in from prior lifetimes.
“Vladimir Putin firmly believes that martial arts teach such knowledge, abilities and skills that every politician needs. Putin believes that judo trains both your body and your mind. It develops strength, reaction, endurance, teaches self-control, the ability to feel the moment, to see the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, to strive for the best results and constantly work on improving oneself.
Putin has been practicing judo since he was 11 years old. “I was just a boy when I started judo. I became deeply interested in martial arts, their special philosophy, culture, relations with the opponent and the rules of combat,” says Putin, who holds the title of Master of Sports in judo. In September 2006 he became the honorary president of the European Judo Union, and in 2010 he received an honorary doctorate in judo from South Korea’s Yong In university.” [x]
Putin’s Neptune is on the 21st degree of Libra in his 12th house. Neptune is a very mystical planet; it aids us in making a connection with our Soul and achieving the Christ Consciousness.
The Sabian symbol for the 21st degree of Libra: *A Sunday crowd enjoying the beach.*
Symbol Keynote: *A revivifying contact with the Mother-force of nature and of social togetherness.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “The sea is the vast matrix from which living organisms originally emerged. It also symbolizes the collective Unconscious, the ‘matricial’ envelope of the biosphere within which consciousness takes individualized forms. The consciousness of human beings is given specific form by the culture in which they live and the particular occupation they carry on in everyday work. But it is very good and healthful for their minds to become revitalized by collective experiences and deep feelings of undifferentiated unity as they merge in the vast refreshment of the planetary ‘Mother’ where ‘she’ is most dynamic, unlimited and unconfined by boundaries.”
Symbol Keyword: *OCEANIC FEELING – Here we see the foundation on which coming developments will be based. It is in a sense a biodynamic foundation, but it reaches beyond even the biosphere to what in all cosmic types of organization is the Mother-principle—for instance, galactic Space. We may speak here of OCEANIC FEELING, born of attunement to the most basic rhythms of existence, at whatever level it might be.
This photo speaks of silent attunement with the ocean and its occupants.
Putin brought into this incarnation an innate attunement with and love of nature.
Putin’s Mercury is located in the 12 house on the 23rd degree of Libra. Mercury signifies the intellect. It is known as the “Messenger of the Gods,” the communicator. For the Soul-centered individual, the intellect acts as reflective lens for the Higher, Intuitive Mind. “The Soul is the vehicle for the love aspect of Divinity.” [xi]
The Sabian symbol for the 23rd degree of Libra is *Chanticleer’s Voice Heralds Sunrise*
Symbol Keynote: *A creative and joyous response to life processes.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “The cock that crows as the first coloring of dawn appears at the eastern horizon is a beautiful symbol of the ability, demonstrated by all pioneers and cosmically attuned individuals, to give voice to what is as yet unmanifested, but is on the way to manifestation. At the ego level, chanticleer may feel that he makes the sun rise; but someday he will learn through painful experiences that to create is only to reveal what essentially is. It is the vivid recognition of the as-yet-unknown in the known.”
Symbol Keyword: *RESPONSE TO LIFE’S RENEWALS – this symbol should make us think about issues we too often take for granted. At every ‘sunrise’ there are a few isolated witnesses that herald the coming of a new day. What is at stake here is the individual’s capacity of RESPONSE TO LIFE’S RENEWALS—renewals which are cyclic, predictable, yet always creative.*
Putin brought into this incarnation the ability to appreciate each new day as a source of renewal. In Putin’s words: “I just love everything new. I enjoy learning new things. The process itself gives me great pleasure,” he says.[xii]
Putin’s Ascendant or 1st house cusp is on the 3rd degree of Scorpio. The Ascendant and 1st house reveals how the general public views him … how he reveals himself to the public. Expressing on a Soul-centered level, the Ascendant can reveal the emergence of Soul purpose and the activities of the Soul. Scorpio is the primary sign of the 4th Ray – The Ray of Harmony through Conflict – an agent of balance – the Ray of the Art of Living. The 4th Ray, through its attunement to the Intuitive Mind, “allows humankind to evolve to a place in which the intellect is transcended by a far deeper attunement and understanding of life.” [xiii]
The Sabian symbol for the 3rd degree of Scorpio: *A House-Raising Party in a Small Village Enlists the Neighbors’ Cooperation.*
Symbol Keynote: *The feeling of community demonstrated in a basic joint effort.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “In rural neighborhoods, especially as the American West was being developed, the building of at least the framework of a house was often a collective, friendly enterprise. Newcomers building their home-to-be found friendly helpers in their neighbors. The sense of togetherness and participation in a common enterprise was developed by such collective work. The home remains ‘our’ home, yet the whole community is involved in its erection and the welcome marking its completion.”
Symbol Keyword: *COOPERATION – Feeling becomes activity. The past and its memories are repolarized in terms of the expanded social consciousness. From that activity a new sense of reality will derive.*
Putin became president of Russia only 8 years after the end of communist rule. “On December 31, 1999, Yeltsin unexpectedly announced his resignation and named Putin acting president. Promising to rebuild a weakened Russia, the austere and reserved Putin easily won the March 2000 elections with about 53 percent of the vote. As president, he sought to end corruption and create a strongly regulated market economy.” [xiv] His Ascendant expressing through the 4th Ray of Harmony Thru Conflict immediately became evident as he sought to pull together a broken country and to return Russia to its former status as a great nation.
Putin’s Venus is located in his 1st house on the 11th degree of Scorpio. Venus is the planet of Love, the natural harmonizer, the planetary vehicle for the expression of the 5th Ray of Concrete Knowledge as “scientific research and experimentation in order that the Plan of Divinity may be revealed through the mind of man.” Located in his 1st house indicates that Putin will reveal his love nature and understanding of science to the general public. He uses his love of marksmanship and hunting as a means of assisting scientists with their research.
Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) fires darts with a crossbow at an endangered grey whale from a motorboat in Olga Bay in the Sea of Japan, August 25, 2010. Putin hit the whale with the darts designed to take skin samples while participating in a whale research study with members of the Kronotsky Biosphere Reserve off Russia’s Far Eastern coast on Wednesday, according to local media. REUTERS/Ria Novosti/Pool/Alexei Druzhinin[xv]
Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) talks to a member of the “Lena-2010” Russian-German scientific expedition on Samoilovsky Island in Far Eastern Federal District, August 23, 2010. Putin travelled beyond the Arctic Circle on Monday to look into evidence on climate change after a record heatwave devastated central Russia this summer. REUTERS/Ria Novosti/Pool/Alexei Druzhinin [xvi]
Putin’s Venus is located on the 11th degree of Scorpio. Venus denotes the love nature; it is the planet of harmony, beauty, refinement, cooperation, appreciation of the arts, and unity. Venus assists in developing an awareness of others.
Putin tickles the ivories for a crowd at the Theatre of Nations in Moscow. He often plays the patriotic song “From What the Motherland Begins” and the “Anthem of Saint Petersburg,” his hometown jam.[xvii]
The Sabian symbol for 11th degree of Scorpio: *A Drowning Man Is Being Rescued.*
Symbol’s Keynote: *The deep concern of the social group for the safety of individuals.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “This symbol should be interpreted as revealing the basic feeling of relationship between the individual and his fellow-men. What is pictured is the expression of this relationship rather than the experience of the person who, carelessly perhaps, ventured too far beyond his depth and then was given a ‘second chance’ to live. A man risks his life to save another: this is love, based on a sense of responsibility produced by a vivid sense of interrelatedness. Sustained by this love, the individual may be more secure in venturing forth; but this assurance can also lead to unwarranted daring and trust.”
Symbol Keyword: *HUMANITARIANISM – The concern of the social whole for any one of its parts, even if this concern is merely the spontaneous act of rescue performed by a chance bystander.*
Round-the-clock monitoring was set up at the sites where new housing was being built for the fire victims. Video cameras working 24 hours a day were installed at all of the main sites. The construction work could be followed on monitors at the Government House, at Vladimir Putin’s residence, and on the Government website. Families of those killed by the fires received 1 million rubles [$33,000] in compensation, and each member of families affected by the fires received 100,000 rubles. All of the people whose homes were destroyed received new homes or apartments by the start of winter, or, at their request, received monetary compensation. A total of 2,200 families built new homes.” [xviii]
Venus has only one major aspect and, although it is a very positive aspect, it is not a close one – Venus trine Uranus. A lesson he is likely still learning is to balance his need for love with his need for freedom.
Three years after their first meeting, Vladimir proposed to Lyudmila. “I knew that if I did not marry for another two or three years, I would not marry at all. True, I was used to life as a bachelor, but Lyudmila changed that,” Mr Putin admits. They got married on July 28, 1983.[xix]
Putin’s 2nd house cusp is located on the 29th degree of Scorpio. The 2nd house deals with financial resources, attitude toward money, material and spiritual values.
The Sabian symbol for the 29th degree of Scorpio: *An Indian squaw pleading to the chief for the lives of her children.*
Symbol Keynote: *Love as a principle of redemption.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “Here the soul is presented as a mother whose sons (i.e. her active energies) have become disruptive forces in the collective life of the tribe. She seeks to counteract the karma of their misdeeds through her love and implorations. The soul is responsive to the experience of unity (the spiritual king or chief) but the energies of human nature often follow their self-seeking, divisive tendencies.”
Symbol Keyword: *INTERCESSION – It presents us with the value of prayer. The principle of wholeness in man—the soul—acts to offset or attenuate the dictates of karma. In a religious sense, Mary, the Mother, is seen as the Mediatrix, in constant acts of INTERCESSION for the sake of waylaid individuals.*
Vladimir Putin at the presidential inauguration ceremony.
“Vladimir Putin was re-elected to a second presidential term on March 14, 2004. In his Address to the Federal Assembly on May 26, 2004, Putin said, “Our goals are very clear. We want high living standards and a safe, free and comfortable life for the country. We want a mature democracy and a developed civil society. We want to strengthen Russia’s place in the world. But our main goal, I repeat, is to bring about a noticeable rise in our people’s prosperity.” [xx]
The zodiac sign energy of Sagittarius is intercepted in the 2nd house, indicating that Putin is still learning the most beneficial ways in which to acquire and integrate spiritual wisdom into his life’s expression. The intercepted energy creates obstacles or challenges to a smooth expression as a means of assisting the Soul to learn.
Sagittarius and the planet Mars are both avenues through which the 6th Ray of Devotion & Idealism is expressed. Devotion to orthodoxy is strongly characteristic of the 6th Ray, finding expression in religious wars, the Christian Inquisition, and the insistence of religious groups to express the ideal Baptist, Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Presbyterian, Islamic, Judaism, etc. doctrines. The many disagreements within segments of each religion have been expressions of the 6th Ray. Now that the Piscean Age with its 6th Ray expression is over and we have entered the Aquarian Age with its 7th Ray expression, we will see a gradual dwindling of devotion to orthodoxy; religions will eventually no longer exist.
Putin’s Mars is in the 2nd house and located on the 26th degree of intercepted Sagittarius. Mars represents the desire nature. It grants the desire to take action, to accomplish and progress in the external world. Mars is the planet of battles with others and self; it takes us on the journey of self-mastery.
The Sabian symbol for the 26th degree of Sagittarius: *A flag bearer in a battle.*
Symbol Keynote: *The nobly accepted subservience of the individual to collective values and goals.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “A flag symbolizes an organized collectivity of human beings, a nation or even a social class. In the old-fashioned type of battle, whoever carries the flag has to feel himself the representative of the integrity and unity of his group. His personal life and his welfare should therefore be totally submerged in and identified with the welfare of the ‘greater Whole’ of which he carries the standard. In certain circumstances, every person can act as a conscious and responsible agent for mankind. In substance, the symbol asks: Are you ready to assume this role?”
Symbol Keyword: *CONSECRATION TO AN IDEAL – this symbol presents a picture of what social consciousness can mean in its highest implications. The flag bearer is unarmed, defenseless, yet he can be the rallying point for the total effort of a large collectivity. This is a symbol of CONSECRATION TO AN IDEAL.*
Looking at Putin’s 2nd house, the 6th Ray involvement (we always have freewill) stands out:
6th Ray involvement – gives a strong tendency to be dedicated to orthodoxy—which could also be considered “Consecration to an Ideal” as stated above.
This article is an excellent example: MOSCOW, August 1, 2013 – Vladimir Putin has urged the world’s political leaders to stop the violent persecutions against Christians that have erupted in many Middle Eastern countries.
Speaking at a meeting with Orthodox Christian leaders in Moscow last week, the Russian President said he noted “with alarm” that “in many of the world’s regions, especially in the Middle East and in North Africa inter-confessional tensions are mounting, and the rights of religious minorities are infringed, including Christians and Orthodox Christians.”
“This pressing problem should be a subject of close attention for the entire international community,” Putin said. “It is especially important today to make efforts to prevent intercultural and interreligious conflicts, which are fraught with the most serious upheavals.”
Putin praised the growth of cooperation between the Orthodox Churches and the Russian state, saying, “We act as genuine partners and colleagues to solve the most pressing domestic and international tasks, to implement joint initiatives for the benefit of our country and people.”
The Russian Federation recently passed legislation making it illegal to promote homosexuality as normal, a move that, while condemned by many European leaders, was strongly supported by the Orthodox Church.
Putin added Thursday that the Church was giving Russians a moral compass when so many were looking for help. “Today when people are once again searching for moral support, millions of our compatriots see it in religion,” he said. “They trust the wise, pastoral word of the Russian Orthodox Church.”
He added that it was the Church that was ultimately responsible for the development and rise of “culture and education” in Russia over the last 1,000 years. “The adoption of Christianity became a turning point in the fate of our fatherland, made it an inseparable part of the Christian civilization and helped it turn into one of the largest world powers,” Putin said.[xxi]
Putin’s 3rd house cusp is located on the 7th degree of Capricorn. The 3rd house is concerned with the rational mind, siblings, communications, and the local community. When functioning on the soul level, the 3rd house can relate to Soul brothers/sisters.
The Sabian symbol for 7th degree of Capricorn: *A Veiled Prophet Speaks, Seized By the Power of A God.*
Symbol Keynote: *The ability to act as a mouthpiece for the revelation of a transcendent will and truth determining future action.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “Here we witness the deepest manifestation of that Power which operates within all relatively permanent social units, especially at the level of tribal organization. A tribe is a bio-psychic whole (or organism) integrated by a collective superphysical Power, the god of the tribe. In the Hebrew tradition this god is YHWH(Yahweh-Jehovah); in earlier tribes it may have been a deified more or less mythical ‘Great Ancestor.’ All these tribal gods are local manifestations of the very power of ‘Life’ within the earth’s biosphere. It is deified Power which psychically ‘seized’ especially sensitive or religiously trained men or women, who became Its mouthpiece—prophets, seers, oracles. That Power operates in our days as well, but in different ways because of the individualization and intellectualization of modern man’s consciousness. It binds together and helps to maintain the integration of organized social collectivities. It guides their development by releasing and focusing through especially open persons the visionary expectation of development about to occur.”
Symbol Keyword: *MEDIATORSHIP – The future interacts with the present to release it from the inertial power of the past. At the threshold of tomorrow man is allowed to have a vision or revelation of the essential elements of the as-yet unknown next step in evolution.*
In accordance with his Sun in the 11th house of dreams for the world, Putin possesses the capacity to be prophetic in his communications with those around him. His North Node located in the 3rd house is the symbol for the future—the new cycle to which Putin and our planet look forward. This Node magnetically pulls his Soul toward his future growth. Divine Providence offers much help in this forward movement. Deep within, Putin will feel a sense of direction … his purpose spurs him on in spite of all the obstacles. The NORTH MOON NODE “symbolizes the highest area of expression to be reached in the current life.”
Putin’s North Moon Node is located on the 19th degree 59 minutes of Aquarius, just ready to move onto the 20th degree of Aquarius, so we will consider both degrees.
The Sabian symbol for the 19th degree of Aquarius: *A forest fire is being subsued by the use of water, chemicals, and sheer muscular energy.*
Symbol Keynote: *The skill and courage necessary to bring under control the destructive potential of carelessness of karmic “visitations.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “Forest fires may be caused by human carelessness, by lightning or by the by-products of modern technology. Every individual—at least once in his lifetime, if not repeatedly—may perhaps have to face spectacular reactions to seemingly insignificant acts. These are to be considered means to test his strength, ingenuity, or emotional stability. Every faculty at his disposal must be made use of—emotional, mental, physical. He needs faith in himself and in superior Powers.”
Symbol Keyword: *INDOMITABILITY – we are shown man in action in a critical and potentially devastating situation. There is need for a total mobilization of energy and a deep sense of INDOMITABILITY.*
With his North Moon Node only one minute from the 20th degree of Aquarius, Putin developed the indomitability needed to be a global leader in prior lifetimes.
The Sabian symbol for the 20th degree of Aquarius: *A large white dove bearing a message.*
Symbol Keynote: *The answer of spiritual agencies to thorough, sustained and victorious individual efforts.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “The individual who has gone courageously and with indomitable spirit through his crucial crisis receives, as it were, a deep spiritual blessing from the Soul-realm: ‘Mission accomplished. Peace be with you.’ And in this blessing a secret prophecy of what is yet to come may be seen by the perspicacious [having a ready insight into and understanding of things] and spiritually sensitive mind of the recipient. Every real spiritual step a man takes in his development is the result of a victory over forces of inertia or destruction. The Divine is totally ‘present’ in the heart of all true victories.”
Symbol Keyword: *CERTIFICATION – what the ‘message’ is depends on the particular situation, but the white dove always signifies peace; at the very heart of this peace is the CERTIFICATION of individual worth and victory.*
A prophetic blessing for Putin as he uses his indomitable spirit to fulfill his Soul Mission of contributing to the world as a global leader.
The North Moon Node is closely conjunct the cusp of Putin’s 4th house, which is located on the 21st degree of Aquarius. The 4th house represents biological inheritance, the mother and family-of-origin, the individual’s psychological foundation. Functioning on the soul-centered level, the 4th house signifies relationship to the Mother Principle and the foundation for building self-consciousness, the Ashram of the Masters and the spiritual home of the Disciple.[xxii]
The Sabian symbol for the 21st degree of Aquarius: *A Disappointed and Disillusioned Woman Courageously Faces a Seemingly Empty Life.*
Symbol Keynote: *The capacity to meet emotionally upsetting experiences in human relationships with strength of character and personal integrity.
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “The man who manages vast and complex business enterprises most often reaches power and achieves success because of his ability to deal with crisis and temporary reverses of fortune. At the emotional level we now see ‘a woman’ confronted with sharp disappointment and forced to face the vanishing of cherished illusions, presumably in terms of a close personal relationship. She has to learn to manage such crises, which are really tests of inner strength and perhaps compassion. We all have within ourselves the power to learn through emotional crises. But like any other faculty it needs development.”
Symbol Keyword: *RESILIENCE – [this symbol] urges us to develop RESILIENCE under adversity.*
Since the 4th house relates to Putin’s mother, his psychological foundation may have largely been guided by his mother. Putin was an only child. He described his mother as a very kind, benevolent person.
“We lived simply – cabbage soup, cutlets, pancakes, but on Sundays and holidays my Mom would bake very delicious stuffed buns [pirozhki] with cabbage, meat and rice, and curd tarts [vatrushki],” Mr. Putin said. [xxiii]
Since Mars is the Leading Planet of his Locomotive Chart Configuration, much emphasis is placed upon Mars’ Sabian symbol keyword—Consecration to an Ideal of being the flagbearer for the welfare of the Greater Whole. The flag bearer is unarmed, defenseless, yet he can be the rallying point for the total effort of a large collectivity. To become a flagbearer means to become vulnerable emotionally … to possibly being disappointed when his dreams for Russia and the world meet resistance.
This statement regarding his Mother is enlightening as we consider the influence she had upon his psychological development. “His mother did not approve of his decision to do judo. “Every time I went to a practice session, she would grumble, ‘He’s off to his fights again.’” Things changed after Vladimir Putin’s coach visited his home and told his parents about what he did and what he achieved; the family’s attitude toward this sport changed.” [xxv] As a result of understanding the psychological lessons he learned from judo, his mother could relax and know that he was developing resilience under adversity. However, until then, Putin—the little boy–was aware of his mother’s dislike for fighting. Growing up with the combination of his mother’s distain for fighting and his judo lessons (he earned a black belt) have surely shaped Putin—the man—in such a manner as to have him avoid fighting/war if at all possible. Instead, he would have developed resilience under adversity.
Vladimir with his mother, Maria[xxvi]
Notice how Maria holds her arm in such a way as to give Vladimir, her only child, a back rest—an uncomfortable position for her.
Putin’s 5th house cusp is located on the 24th degree of Pisces. The 5th house deals with children, love relationships (not marriage relationships), creativity—“How do I express my individual uniqueness?” It is where we learn to express love by merging our creative expression with the Divine Plan and serving.
The Sabian symbol for the 24th degree of Pisces: *On a small island surrounded by the vast expanse of the sea, people are seen living in close interaction.*
Symbol Keynote: *The need to consciously accept one’s personal limitations in order to concentrate one’s energies and to live a centered and fulfilled life.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “Every individual person is a small island to the vast ocean of mankind. The ego fulfills a necessary function, as it sets boundaries and gives a specific character to the consciousness. Within these boundaries a complex interplay linking and integrating the various aspects of the personal life can operate constructively. In time, these ego-boundaries can not only expand, but can become a zone of intense interchange between the inner and the outer, between the individual and the community, between man and the universe.”
Symbol Keyword: *CENTRALIZATION – The first duty of any man or woman is to be truly what he or she is as an individual. But that individual has a particular kharma [a soul mission], i.e. a place and function in a vaster whole. The island’s inhabitants get subsistence from the sea, and in turn learn to navigate this sea and interact with islanders—and all eventually will come to realize their oneness within the whole Earth, which includes everything. An appropriate Keyword would be CENTRALIZATION.*
“Putin’s career rise was rapid…. In August 1999—8 years after the end of Communist rule—Putin was appointed Prime Minister of the Russian Government. The post was offered to him by then President Boris Yeltsin.
As Putin later recalled, “Mr Yeltsin invited me to come and see him and said that he wanted to offer me the prime minister’s job. <…> Incidentally, he never used the word ‘successor’ in his conversation with me then, but spoke of becoming ‘prime minister with prospects’, and said that if all went well, he thought this could be possible”.
Putin described his time in the prime minister’s office as an honour and an interesting experience. “I thought then, if I can get through a year that will already be a good start. If I can do something to help save Russia from falling apart then this would be something to be proud of.” [xxvii]
As Rudhyar interprets Putin’s 5th house cusp Sabian symbol: Putin’s motivation for accepting Yeltsin’s offer of the Prime Minister’s Office was attuned to serving from the inner to the outward: “,,,,In time, these ego-boundaries can not only expand, but can become a zone of intense interchange between the inner and the outer, between the individual and the community, between man and the universe.”
Putin’s Sun in the 11th house and as the natural planetary ruler of the 5th house confirms Putin is allowing the Divine Plan to unfold within him by serving as President of Russia and a Global Leader.
The 5th house also deals with children. Pisces on the 5th house cusp indicates some degree of frustration, sorrow, and sacrifice regarding love affairs, children, and the ability to express creatively. Putin may feel a far greater sense of power than he can express.[xxviii]
According to their mother, Lyudmila, Mr Putin loves his daughters very much. “Not all fathers are as loving with their children as he is. And he has always spoiled them, while I was the one who had to discipline them,” she says.[xxix]
Pisces is a compassionate energy … the energy of institutions, such as hospitals and orphanages. Because Pisces energy is very aware of the “underdog,” Putin is attuned to the plight of children in hospitals and orphanages.
Russian President Vladimir Putin pours tea for Sonya, 8, a patient of the Rogachev Federal Research and Clinical Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology during her visit to the Kremlin May 9, 2012. . REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Pool [xxx]
Russia and the US are squabbling over whose human rights abuses are bigger. After the US signed the Magnitsky Act, which blacklists any Russian deemed to be a human rights violator, Russia has retaliated by barring American couples from adopting Russian children.[xxxi] READ MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/dec/28/russia-ban-us-adoption-children-rights.
Putin’s 6th house is located on the 17th degree of Aries. The 6th house relates to healing service to humanity and the animal kingdom, one’s own health and vocation, and the integration of the lower self with the higher Self or Soul—establishing the Rainbow Bridge within self.
The Sabian symbol for the 17th degree of Aries: Two dignified spinsters sitting in silence.
Symbol Keynote: *The ability to transform a natural lack of potency into poise and inner serenity.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “In our culture [meaning the American culture in the 1970s], the ‘spinster’ represents the woman who has been unable to meet or accept the vitalizing power of love and organic fulfillment through biological polarization. Yet the symbol depicts ‘two spinsters,’ emphasizing that refusing the natural expression of bipolar love has produced a special kind of dualism of experience. The two women are silent because this dualism has a narcissistic character. Life has turned inward seeing itself in a self-created mirroring. We have here the result of a negative inward approach to potency. The ascetic or saint also turns inward, but he accepts a higher nonbiological type of polarization: man and God. Just as the activity of nature has a compulsive character, so the resistance of the spinster to biological fulfillment is also compulsive.
Symbol Keyword: *INWARD WITHDRAWAL – It reveals a contrasting potentiality of experience which can also be seen to complement or polarize the symbol of the first stage. It refers to the value of a dignified INWARD WITHDRAWAL.*
Rudhyar refers to the symbol of the first stage (16th degree of Aries), which implied a call to become like a little child—approach life intuitively … “establish a life-giving contact with natural forces.” My understanding of what he is saying is that instead of a narcissistic withdrawal into self (symbolized by the spinster), go within and attune to the “kingdom of God within you.”
Putin’s 6th house expression
“What Vladimir Putin enjoys about different sports is novelty and the desire to promote an active lifestyle. “I just love everything new. I enjoy learning new things. The process itself gives me great pleasure,” he says.[xxxii]
“Vladimir Putin firmly believes that martial arts teach such knowledge, abilities and skills that every politician needs. Putin believes that judo trains both your body and your mind. It develops strength, reaction, endurance, teaches self-control, the ability to feel the moment, to see the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, to strive for the best results and constantly work on improving oneself. Putin has been practicing judo since he was 11 years old. “I was just a boy when I started judo.” [xxxiii]
He is Chairman of the Russian Geographical Society’s Board of Trustees, and is actively engaged in the protection of rare species by overseeing the respective programs. The animal species under his personal patronage are the Amur tiger, white whale, polar bear and snow leopard. “I am deeply impressed by the very mission of the Russian Geographical Society: “To inspire people to love Russia.” This shows the desire to help the Russian public and the entire world discover Russia’s beauty, diversity and originality, and to present its authentic image.” [xxxiv]
Shortly before the New Year of 2000 rolled in, President of Russia Boris Yeltsin proposed that Vladimir Putin become Acting President.
“Two or three weeks before New Year, Mr Yeltsin called me to his office and said that he had decided to step down. This meant I would have to become Acting President,” Putin recalled.
Putin described it as not an easy decision to make, given that it is “a rather heavy load to bear”.
“I had my own thoughts, my own reasoning, but at the same time, there was another logic I had to consider too. Fate was offering me the chance to work for the country at the very highest level and it would have been foolish to say, no, I’m going to go and sell sunflower seeds instead, or go into private legal practice. I could do all those other things later after all, and so I decided that this had to come first, and everything else later,” Putin explained his choice.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin strokes a tiger cub at his Novo Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow October 9, 2008. The two-and-a-half month old female tiger was presented to Putin on his birthday and will soon resettle to a zoo, Russian media reported. Picture taken October 9, 2008. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Pool (RUSSIA) [xxxv]
Putin with his black labrador, Koni[xxxvi]
International media is erupting with cries against Sochi’s inhumane stray dog cull, and many are calling on Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to end the city-wide extermination. And they may just be barking up the right tree — Putin is known for his love of dogs, and been photographed with pups many times. His beloved black lab, Koni, is often seen at his side — during staff meetings or even when Putin is greeting world leaders.[xxxviii]
Putin’s 7th house cusp is located on the 3rd degree of Taurus. The 7th house is the house of marriage and business partners. On the mundane level, it can signify enemies. On the soul-centered level, it is the house of spiritual marriage within Self.
The Sabian symbol for the 3rd degree of Taurus: *Natural Steps Lead to a Lawn of Clover in Bloom.*
Symbol Keynote: *The gradual expansion of the individual consciousness after a fecundating [to fertilize or impregnate] experience.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “’Having been activated’ by electrical energy, the pure water of the mountain stream is able to fertilize the soil which covers itself with small blossoms. ‘Clover’ however, is normally a symbol of the Triad (Trinity), and thus of the often-mentioned ‘three natures’ in man. To reach the flowering garden of mind, the consciousness must proceed by steps. Effort is needed. What is reached is a flowering display of the simple, quite humble kind, yet bees are after it for honey. There is sweetness and energy latent in the blossoms.”
Symbol Keyword: *NATURAL FULFILLMENT – This is a stage at which one should seek with diligence and determination, but in humility and faith, to reach NATURAL FULFILLMENT.*
“The Putins married in 1983 and have two daughters, both in their 20s. The announcement comes one year into a third presidential term for Putin, who has not ruled out seeking re-election in 2018.
The couple have made only rare, sometimes awkward, appearances together over recent years, prompting media speculation that they had secretly divorced.
In 2008, Putin said there was no truth to a newspaper report that he was preparing to marry Olympic rhythmic gymnast Alina Kabayeva, who was born the same year he married Lyudmila. The newspaper folded shortly afterwards.
Lyudmila Putin has been all but invisible in recent years and there has been speculation she had moved into a convent.
The Putins spoke to Rossiya-24 TV after attending a ballet performance in the Kremlin, in what at first appeared to be a staged effort to show that they were still together.
After answering questions at length about the ballet, the Putins were asked about the rumours they lived apart.
“That is true. All my activity is linked to public affairs … and there are people who are totally incompatible with that,”
Putin said. He added with a chuckle: “Lyudmila Alexandrovna has done her shift.”
Lyudmila said: “Vladimir Vladimirovich is completely submerged in his work. Our children have grown up, each of them is living her own life. … And I truly don’t like publicity.”
Putin added: “Lyudmila Alexandrovna and I will always remain close – forever, I am sure.”
Neither clarified whether their marriage was legally dissolved, although Lyudmila said it was a “civilised divorce”. Putin’s spokesman said he did not know.
“They separated a long time ago,” Dmitry Peskov said. “I don’t know if the divorce has been formalised, but I can confirm that we are talking about a civilised divorce.” [xxxix]
Jupiter is located in the 7th house on the 19th degree of Taurus. “Wherever Jupiter is found in the natal chart is where there is a need and an opportunity for ‘expansion’ and where one finds fulfillment.” [xl] Jupiter located in the 7th house usually indicates a successful marriage, sometimes a second marriage. [xli]
The Sabian symbol for the 19th degree of Taurus: *A New Continent Rising Out of the Ocean.*
Symbol Keynote: *The surge of new potentiality after the crisis.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “The symbol need hardly be commented upon. When the mind has been emptied and light has been called upon to purify the consciousness freed from its attachment and contamination, a new release of life can emerge out of the Infinite Ocean of potentiality, the Virgin SPACE. What will it be used for?”
Symbol Keyword: *SPONTANEITY – …We find in it [the symbol] a suggestion of how to approach whatever new phase of life has been not only hoped for, but actually confirmed. The ‘techique’ is simply to allow the infinite Potential to operate in unconstrained SPONTANEITY. This means to have reached a state in which the conscious, rational ego is no longer a controlling factor.*
“Having completed his studies at the Andropov Institute, Vladimir Putin left for East Germany in 1985 and worked there until 1990. But before he left, another major event in his life took place.
Ladimir Putin met Lyudmila Shkrebneva through a mutual friend. Lyudmila worked as a flight attendant on domestic airlines and had come to Leningrad for three days with a friend.
“I was already working in the First Main Directorate in St Petersburg, when a friend of mine called and invited me to the Arkady Raikin theatre. He said he already had the tickets, and mentioned there would be two young ladies joining us. So we went to the performance and the young ladies did join us. The next day, we went to the theatre again, but it was now my turn to buy the tickets. And the same thing happened on the third day.
I then began dating one of the girls. I became friends with Lyudmila, my future wife,” Mr Putin recalls.
“There was something about Vladimir that attracted me. Three or four months later, I already knew this was the man I needed,” Lyudmila recalls. Three years after their first meeting, Vladimir proposed to Lyudmila. “I knew that if I did not marry for another two or three years, I would not marry at all. True, I was used to life as a bachelor, but Lyudmila changed that,” Mr Putin admits. They got married on July 28, 1983.” [xlii]
“President Vladimir Putin appeared with his rarely seen wife Lyudmila in a TV interview on Thursday night to announce that after almost 30 years of marriage, they had decided to get divorced.
“It was a mutual decision,” the president said on state-run Russia 24 television.
The surprise announcement came after years of speculation over the first couple’s obscure relationship. Unlike many other world leaders and their wives, the pair barely ever traveled or even appeared in public together.
In the apparently planned but unscripted interview Thursday evening, Putin and his wife stood by themselves in the lobby of a Kremlin performance hall after watching the first act of a ballet together.[xliii]
Putin’s 8th house cusp is located on the 29th degree of Taurus. The 8th house “refers to the need to become emotionally involved with causes and people and to be willing to share your personal resources with another person or group of people…. It is a house of inner emotional levels pertaining to the death of the selfish ego and spiritual rebirth…. It refers to joint resources and desires gained and shared with others.” [xliv]
The Sabian symbol for the 29th degree of Taurus: *Two Cobblers Working at a Table.*
Symbol Keyword: *The two-fold character of man’s mature understanding.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “In symbolism the feet are the symbol of understanding. Understanding differs from mere knowledge because it implies at least some degree of identification in depth with what is being understood. Moreover it is impossible fully to understand anything except when its opposite is taken into consideration. The mental process of understanding—and therefore of appreciation—implies confrontation between two points of view. Thus the mind gains a sense of perspective. The way to dispel a shadow is to have the object illumined (on its own two-dimensional level) by two sources of light. True understanding dissipates any intellectual shadow. The ‘two cobblers’ symbolize two contrasting ways of approaching the understanding of an experience—especially a new experience—and they provide concrete forms which may clothe and protect the understanding.”
Symbol’s Keyword: *PERSPECTIVE – reveals symbolically the way in which a mature individual mind works in an attempt to gain PERSPECTIVE; a true perspective becomes the foundation upon which to build a new approach to life.*
“Vladimir Putin firmly believes that martial arts teach such knowledge, abilities and skills that every politician needs. Putin believes that judo trains both your body and your mind. It develops strength, reaction, endurance, teaches self-control, the ability to feel the moment, to see the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, to strive for the best results and constantly work on improving oneself. Putin has been practicing judo since he was 11 years old…. “I became deeply interested in martial arts, their special philosophy, culture, relations with the opponent and the rules of combat,” says Putin, who holds the title of Master of Sports in judo…. Putin is also multiple champion of St Petersburg in Sambo and Master of Sports in Sambo. He holds a black belt in karate.” [xlv]
“The philosophy of Judo reflects on the gentle and the dynamic. Judo itself is defined as the “gentle way.” What that means is that you do not put up a resistance to force. Instead of resisting the force, you move with the force. In short, do not meet force with force as it will only cause friction. In a sense, you submit to the force of your attacker. Again, do not meet force head on or you are merely wasting your energy.” [xlvi]
Putin’s Moon is in the 8th house on the 2nd degree of Gemini and conjunct the 8th house cusp, thus making its influence stronger. “The Moon is the sum total of all our past lives, habits, and experiences combined into our present personality.” [xlvii]
Putin’s Moon is unaspected. An unaspected planet indicates an area of life’s expression that the individual is trying to express but finds it difficult to do so because the planet doesn’t have the necessary energy to make it operate. [xlviii]
The Sabian symbol for the 2nd degree of Gemini: *Santa Claus Furtively Filling Stockings Hanging in Front of the Fireplace.*
Symbol Keynote: *A rewarded faith in spiritual blessings.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “The popular allegory refers to the spiritual blessings which come to the ‘pure in heart,’ whose consciousness is likened to that of a little child. Polarized by eager expectation and faith in the existence of celestial Powers, the pure consciousness as yet unsolidified by ego and rationalistic arguments experiences the concrete manifestation of what it had imagined. In this symbol, Santa Claus acts ‘furtively.’ The gifts from an imagined and intensely believed in spiritual world must not be examined closely or at length by the reasoning intellect. The would-be clairvoyant is told not to look straight and intently at what he begins to ‘see’; instead he should cast sideways glances at it, since the sharply focused mind would make the apparition vanish.”
Symbol’s Keyword: *INNOCENCE – In order to discover the wonders of the normally unconscious depths of the collective psyche, the individual has to build the proper kind of vehicle (a glass-bottomed boat); but the reception of new blessings from the spiritual realm above (the superconscious) requires mostly faith and purity of heart, and a common type of understanding (stockings)—thus a state of INNOCENCE.*
“Yesterday, Putin stunned workers at a factory in the town of Tula when he gave away his latest timepiece to a worker.
Dressed in blue overalls, factory employee Viktor Zagaevsky approached Russia’s tsar-like leader and asked him whether he might like to offer a memento. Apparently unable to think of an appropriate souvenir, Russia’s premier swiftly took off his £5,500 black Blancpain watch and handed it over to a gobsmacked Zagaevsky.
“My father wasn’t expecting such a generous present,” Zagaevsky’s son, Dmitry, said today. “He just wanted something to remember Putin by.”
It was not Putin’s first act of spontaneous generosity. Last month, in a moment captured by Kremlin photographers, Putin gave away another watch to the small son of a shepherd. He also handed over a penknife. The prime minister was on a back-to-nature break in Russia’s southern Siberian republic of Tyva, where he had been showing off his survival skills.
Putin’s penchant for expensive watches has raised questions about how he can afford them, given his relatively modest official salary.” 16 September 2009 [xlix]
Putin’s 9th house cusp is located on the 7th degree of Cancer. The 9th house relates to International travel, higher education, religion and philosophy, legal activities, and publishing. On the soul-centered level, 9th house relates to the Higher/Intuitive Mind, knowledge of Cosmic Law, and the Disciple’s Path. [l]
The Sabian symbol for the 7th degree of Cancer: *Two Nature Spirits Dancing Under the Moonlight.*
Symbol’s Keynote: *The play of invisible forces in all manifestations of life.*
Rudyhar’s Symbol Interpretation: “To the clairvoyant who visualized these symbolic scenes, the nature spirits (of fairies) most likely were thought of as more or less imaginary or ideal creations. At least they were linked with hidden and mysterious processes in nature, and the ‘moonlight’ emphasizes this otherworldly or elusive character. Thus a contrast is implied between this character and the concrete and material process of building a nest for a physical progeny. The basic concept is that behind all vital processes one can perceive occult forces at work. They operate within a realm often called ‘astral’ or ‘etheric’; and the moon has a deep influence upon that realm, releasing special solar rays of occult potency.”
Symbol’s Keyword: *CREATIVE IMAGINATION – It contrasts the invisible with the visible, the inner with the outer, the dream and the ideal with everyday reality. In a sense that refers to man’s CREATIVE IMAGINATION.
Cancer on the 9th house cusp “gives sensitivity and psychic awareness of the needs of the public. He feels the reactions of other people intuitively. There is a great desire to travel, not only on the outer levels, but to the far-flung horizons of spiritual consciousness as well. He can penetrate the mysteries of life through unusual dreams and visions. There is a strong desire to mother and sustain others. The religious philosophy is strongly tied with service to others.” [li]
A LITTLE HISTORY WILL HELP IN UNDERSTANDING PUTIN’S CREATIVE IMAGINATION
Soviet Union – a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991. [lii]
Communist rule in Russia ended in 1991. Russia is now a federal presidential republic. The executive power is split between the President and the Prime Minister, but the President is the dominant figure. The legislature is represented by the Federal Assembly of Russia. It has two chambers: the State Duma – the lower house, and the Federation Council – the upper house. The judicial power is vested in courts and administered by the Ministry of Justice. The Constitution was adopted by national referendum on December 12, 1993. [liii]
“In August 1999, Putin was appointed Prime Minister of the Russian Government…. Putin described his time in the prime minister’s office as an honour and an interesting experience. “I thought then, if I can get through a year that will already be a good start. If I can do something to help save Russia from falling apart then this would be something to be proud of.” [liv]
“In his inauguration speech [of 2000] he said, “We have common aims, we want our Russia to be a free, prosperous, flourishing, strong and civilized country, a country that its citizens are proud of and that is respected internationally.” He added that he would be guided solely by the interests of the state. “Perhaps it will not be possible to avoid mistakes, but what I can promise and what I do promise is that I will work openly and honestly,” Putin said. “I consider it to be my sacred duty to unify the people of Russia, to rally citizens around clear aims and tasks, and to remember every day and every minute that we have one Motherland, one people and one future.” [lv]
“The Church was ultimately responsible for the development and rise of “culture and education” in Russia over the last 1,000 years. The adoption of Christianity became a turning point in the fate of our fatherland, made it an inseparable part of the Christian civilization and helped it turn into one of the largest world powers,” Putin said. [lvi]
Putin is dedicated to re-building a nation devastated by 69 years of Soviet Communism. The new Russia is only 23 years old.
Putin’s Uranus is located in his 9th house on the 18th degree of Cancer. Uranus is the planet of innovation, reforming, resourcefulness. “There is no power in the chart stronger than Uranus. It is the symbol of the Super Will when it is operating in its most constructive sense. The keyword of Uranus is ‘Behold I maketh all things new.'” [lvii]
Uranus in the 9th house indicates success in foreign affairs.[lviii]
The Sabian symbol for the 18th degree of Cancer: *A Hen Scratching the Ground to Find Nourishment for Her Progeny.*
Symbol’s Keynote: *The practical concern with everyday nourishment necessary to sustain one’s outreaching activities.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “Every mother is originally responsible for the feeding of her progeny, and all the activities into which a person has poured his energy are his symbolic children. He has to feed them with social substance gathered from ‘the ground’ of his community, and to watch with concern over their unfoldment. The tender stem consolidates into the tree trunk, the chicken into the hen, the infant into the theoretically self-reliant and socially wise adult.”
Symbol’s Keyword: *FULFILLING OF LIFE’S RESPONSIBILITIES – seed, germ and the growing plant requiring the chemicals of the soil for its daily growth form a clear sequence. What is at stake here is the FULFILLING OF LIFE’S RESPONSIBILITIES.*
What good things has Putin done for Russia?
EXCERPTS FROM ARTICLE
“They ask me one and the same question over and over again. What good things has Putin done for Russia during the recent ten years? Every time, when I hear people saying this, it surprises me how quickly people can forget things. It seems that they have forgotten a lot about the 1990s….
Do they remember the morale which we had during the second half of the 1990s? Everyone would think that tomorrow would be much worse than today. When Putin was saying that the national GDP would double, everyone thought that he was just joking.
Do they remember the grocery stores of the 1990s? They were not Soviet-like anymore, but they were not Western-like either. They were tiny, dirty and there was not much to choose from. Do they remember so-called shuttle traders who lived at the expense of the underdeveloped commercial system? Do they remember the total absence of consumer loans, credit cards, large supermarkets and many other types of consumer infrastructure?
Do they remember the average salary of $100, which would make such things as buying new cars and booking holidays abroad a luxury?
Do they remember the Russian style of business which was prospering during the 1990s? Commodity bases in dirty basements, big and bald-headed guys in tracksuits, illegal salaries in dollars – do they remember?
Do they remember that infamous jealousy to Europeans and Americans, who had to work for just one month to afford a powerful computer? Do they remember the Internet which which was ten times as faster and ten times as cheaper in the West?
I remember all of that very well. That is why, when somebody asks me about the positive changes in the country during the recent ten years, I just want to laugh. A lot of things have changed in the country, people, really a lot.
Russia today is a normal European country which is quite affordable for living. Of course, the country has too many problems, but it is not the impoverished Russia, in which the average pension was $20. It is not the country where the IMF can be the boss.
Putin, I am sorry, is not the governor of God on this earth. He is just the prime minister now, and he used to be just the president before that. That is why I believe it is not fair to hold Putin accountable for, let’s say, Ivan’s miserable life.
I tried to picture myself as the head of Russia. I tried to think what I would do if I were in Putin’s shoes during the recent decade. Do you know what occurred to me? I thought that all of my reforms which I mentioned in this article, would be brutally criticized by the people of Russia. Unfortunately, 18 years of capitalism is so not enough to make the Soviet people stop dreaming about a severe strongman as their leader.
I dare say that corruption in Russia exists not because of those greasy officials that sit on every level of the vertical of power. The pyramid of corruption is just a consequence of rabid Soviet negligence, which makes electors hate those politicians who propose the reforms that can reduce corruption.
Contrary to what Russian pseudo-democratic and pseudo-liberal mass media might say, Putin is not the spiritual successor of Stalin. Putin is more than just a democratic politician. He has to put on Stalin’s coat every now and then so that people could see him as their strongman.”
Putin’s Jupiter is in a close sextile with Uranus. This aspect is a spiritual blessing earned in other lifetimes. He finds that money has a way of materializing in unusual ways just when it is needed the most. He likes to be around interesting people and lots of change and activity in his life. For this reason, he needs a vocation that allows him to move around a lot. [lix]
Putin’s 10th house cusp is located on the 21st degree of Leo. The 10th house signifies the father, authority figures, the career and social responsibilities. On the soul-centered level, it denotes implementing the Plan of the Masters, the Divine Will unfolding.[lx]
The Sabian symbol for the 21st degree of Leo: *Intoxicated Chickens Dizzily Flap Their Wings Trying to Fly.*
Symbol’s Keynote: *The often-negative and at times ludicrous first experience with spiritual teachings.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “In Near Eastern symbolism wine, intoxication, and vineyards always refer to ecstatic experiences and to the contact with mystical or occult schools ‘Chickens’ here suggest that we are dealing with human beings who are the standardized products of their culture, and more or less undifferentiated specimens of a social norm. Brought accidentally or prematurely to mystical or occult experiences, they usually react to them in a highly confused and ‘dizzy’ manner. What reacts in them is the ego, and the ego can never ‘fly’ (i.e. experience spiritually transcendental realities in an effectual manner).”
Symbol’s Keyword: *PREMATURE EXPANSION OF CONSCIOUSNESS – presents to us a picture of the unsatisfactory way many people today–especially young people–approach what purports to be spiritual reality. The ‘food’ may be intoxicating, consciousness-expanding, but the inner openings lack depth and constructiveness, whether or not they produce what appears to be wonderful feelings. One may speak here of the danger of PREMATURE EXPANSION OF CONSCIOUSNESS.*
My father participated in the war. In the 1950s, he worked as a security guard and later as a foreman at the carriage works.
“My father was born in St Petersburg in 1911. When World War I began, life in St Petersburg became hard, people were starving, so the entire family moved to Pominovo, a village in the Tver Region my grandmother came from. Incidentally, my relatives still vacation in the house where my grandparents lived. It was in Pominovo that my father met my mother, and they got married at the age of 17.”
After the war, the Putin family moved into a room in a communal apartment [kommunalka], in a typical St Petersburg dwelling house on Baskov Lane. Vladimir Putin recalls, “It was a building with a well-like yard. Fifth floor. No elevator. Before the war [World War II], my parents occupied half of the house in Peterhof and were very proud of the living standards they had achieved then. It wasn’t really much, but it seemed like an ultimate dream to them.” [lxi]
“They ask me one and the same question over and over again. What good things has Putin done for Russia during the recent ten years? Every time, when I hear people saying this, it surprises me how quickly people can forget things. It seems that they have forgotten a lot about the 1990s….”
Unfortunately, 18 years of capitalism is so not enough to make the Soviet people stop dreaming about a severe strongman as their leader.” [lxii]
End of Communism Cheered but Now with More Reservations
The Pulse of Europe 2009: 20 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall
November 2, 2009
EXCERPTS OF ARTICLE
“The initial widespread enthusiasm about these changes has dimmed in most of the countries surveyed; in some, support for democracy and capitalism has diminished markedly.
In many nations, majorities or pluralities say that most people were better off under communism, and there is a widespread view that the business class and political leadership have benefited from the changes more than ordinary people.
Nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, publics of former Iron Curtain countries generally look back approvingly at the collapse of communism. Majorities of people in most former Soviet republics and Eastern European countries endorse the emergence of multiparty systems and a free market economy.
However, the initial widespread enthusiasm about these changes has dimmed in most of the countries surveyed; in some, support for democracy and capitalism has diminished markedly. In many nations, majorities or pluralities say that most people were better off under communism, and there is a widespread view that the business class and political leadership have benefited from the changes more than ordinary people.
The acceptance of — and appetite for — democracy is much less evident today among the publics of the former Soviet republics of Russia and Ukraine, who lived the longest under communism.
A majority of Russians (54%) agree with the statement Russia should be for Russians; just 26% agreed with that statement in 1991.
Moreover, even as they embrace free market capitalism, fully 58% of Russians agree that it is a great misfortune that the Soviet Union no longer exist. And nearly half (47%) say it is natural for Russia to have an empire.”
Putin’s Pluto is located in the 10th house conjunct his Midheaven on the 22nd degree of Leo–a very strong placement.
“In the natal chart, Pluto indicates where changes are going on. This change can be extremely difficult. A sacrifice is called for in order that something better may take its place. There is always a descent into the darkness of the underworld of ourselves before we can ascend into the light.” [lxiii]
The Sabian symbol for the 22nd degree of Leo: *A Carrier Pigeon Fulfilling Its Mission.*
Symbol’s Keynote: *Spirituality, in terms of training for service to mankind.*
Rudhyar’s Symbol Interpretation: “In contrast with the intoxicated chicken, we now have the successfully trained carrier pigeon delivering the message it was its function to carry. Here the domesticated bird is seen endowed with a special significance and purpose. This refers to spiritual energies which are being used constructively and which bring to the consciousness messages from other realms. Individual realizations acquire their true meaning only as they fulfill a collective function.”
Symbol’s Keyword: *WORLD SERVER – The ‘release’ of higher energies becomes effective and valuable to the extent to which it serves a higher, but concrete and definite, purpose. This is the ideal of the WORLD SERVER.*
The highest point of his natal chart–the Midheaven–declares Putin to be a WORLD SERVER.
“Judo teaches self-control, the ability to feel the moment, to see the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, to strive for the best results. I am sure you will agree that these are essential abilities and skills for any politician.”–Validimer Putin [lxiv]
[i] Dane Rudhyar, AN ASTROLOGICAL MANDALA: The Cycle of Transformations & Its 360 Symbolic Phases, A reinterpretation of the Sabian symbols, presenting them as a contemporary American I CHING, pages 26-27.
[ii] Oken, page 346.
[vi] Copyright for book is 1973 predating gender inclusion in writing.
[xi] Alan Oken, Soul-Centered Astrology, page 22.
[xiii] Oken, page 120.
[xxviii] Isabel M. Hickey, Astrology: A Cosmic Science, page 20.
[xl] Myrna Lofthus, A Spiritual Approach to Astrology, page 125.
[xli] Lofthus, page 129.
[xliv] Lofthus, pages 114-116.
[xlvii] Lofthus, page 66.
[xlviii] Lofthus, page 248.
[l] Oken, Page 345.
[li] Hickey, page 118.
[lvii] Hickey, page 183.
[lviii] Hickey, page 190.
[lix] Lofthus, page 366.
[lxii] Excerpts from article – http://english.pravda.ru/russia/politics/25-02-2011/117015-putin_russia_good-0/
[lxiii] Lofthus, page 107.
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