Ukraine and Russia


Both countries were born in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine on 1 Dec 1991 and Russia on 5 Sep 1991.


Ukraine
In 2013 and 2014 the government collapsed and there was significant protest action with Uranus and Pluto transits. President Viktor Yanukovych fled to Russia and left behind a lavish palace, indications of a corrupt regime according to the protesters. A decision was made to bring Ukraine closer to Europe and EU. In March 2014, Russia seized Crimea.
2015 and 2016 looked equally difficult indicating massive social unrest amongst people, the land and the public service in general. In this period a agreement was reached with Russia over the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. In 2016 and 2017 the issue relates to the image of the country and its leadership and relations with Russia. All is not what it seems. In 2017 the situation becomes untenable for the people of Ukraine. Poroshenko was President from June 2014 to May 2019.
2019 describes a big change in direction for the country and its leadership and during this period Zelensky was elected as President. He campaigned against corruption, poverty and an end to the war in the east of the country. In 2020 and 2021 pressure mounts in relation to the wealth of the country and its people. It is at this time that Zelensky orders a series of measures against oligarchs, some close to Putin and shuts down 3 pro Russian TV stations. Russia starts deploying troops along the Ukraine border from April 2021.
It looks like this situation may linger for a while until significant changes happen in 2025 and 2026.


Russia
Uranus made an aspect to Moon and Saturn in Russian chart between May 2018 and March 2019. This aspect speaks about instability abroad and with Ukraine. An uprising – a crisis. This situation will once again come into focus as Pluto transits in 2023 and 2024. It highlights issues with trade and legal matters that affect people far and wide and in neighbouring countries, together with communication and transportation. This is a destructive period. It signifies an end to the long drawn out conflict, the need to surrender. Pluto rules death, debt and taxation – there are many problems it appears. This war will have been costly in many different ways.
It certainly seems like this situation is unstable for a number of years.


In addition Pluto is about to change signs once again indicating a period of significant social and generational changes.
Pluto ingresses into Aquarius in March 2023 and stays in this sign until Jan 2044. This is a long cycle and this planet was last in Aquarius between 1777 and 1798. It was on 4 July 1776 that the United States adopted the Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. America is undergoing its Pluto Return during 2022 and 2023 – this is a very significant period in US history. It is a time of significant change. Discarding old systems that are no longer fit for purpose. Pluto rules – death/debt/taxation.
There is no doubt these next few years create fundamental changes across the world.

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Louise Kerby

I am an astrologer practising traditional astrology in Cape Town. I specialise in birth chart readings. I am passionate about people’s stories and their life’s journey. It is very empowering for a client to understand and accept their life story. I am also fascinated by world events and the links to the planetary cycles. It is this notion of history repeating itself that fascinates me.