The state of impending civil war in Ukraine is a worry not just for its beleaguered citizens, bankrupted by a corrupt President. It is turning into a global worry and could all too easily turn into a tug of war between West and East. Russian President Vladimir Putin is making stalwart efforts to re-build the old empire, pulling back the satellite countries who broke free from their communist overlord in Moscow in 1990. The populace who were hoping to move westwards to engage with the EU rose up to voice their extreme disapproval. But it is now at a very uneasy stalemate.
Relations between Russia and the USA certainly look in for a major major shakeup this year and through till after mid decade. The relationship chart between Russia Nov 1917 and USA 1776 has Uranus Pluto at 14 and 16 degrees Aries – so that is in for a considerable upheaval as first transiting Uranus is conjunct Uranus in May this year moving onto conjunct Pluto by mid June. By 2015 tr Pluto has moved to square Uranus Pluto and trine the composite Sun and Saturn – so more disrupted relations as everything stands on its head and a really discouraging mood between the two great powers.
The relationship chart between President Obama and Vladimir Putin is indicating signs of a real slump with considerable uncertainty and suspicion with tr Neptune opposition the composite Venus and square Saturn from late this March onwards. Even before then there is heavy pressure from tr Pluto trine Sun from the final days of this month on and off for the next two years.
Neither of the Ukraine charts 1918 or 1991 looks at all cheerful for several years ahead. There will be odd spots of cheer this year and next with Pluto/Uranus transits to Jupiter midpoints. But what daylight shines through will be fairly shortlived.