The Russian Holy Man who Wanted to be the Tsar

Grigori Rasputin (January 21, 1869 – December 30, 1916)

“The Mad Monk” in 1916

This post was triggered by a comment from my friend, David Lowe, last night: he quoted someone else who said, “There are three letter missing from Putin’s last name: RAS.” Oh-ho, says I, that might explain everything about the present situation in Ukraine.

This chart was already on my Kepler 7.0 program, so I have not changed the time. Isn’t it interesting how there are six inconjuncts, with five of them forming one double and one interactive single Yod (Finger of God)? Hmm.

Sun Inconjunct Mars

You have a rather strong will, which may be difficult to control. This is because your way of doing something tends to interfere with what you want to gain by doing it. Your actions in some situations may surprise people by contradicting what they have learned about you as a person. Inside of yourself, you may even begin to feel that you can’t approve of the way you act, or you may feel that you can’t deal comfortably with the results of your actions. In other words, you get yourself into real jams.

Mercury Inconjunct Uranus

Your mind moves quickly from topic to topic, often without pausing long enough for you to understand what you have learned. And if there is a lot of excitement or activity around you, your mind may race so fast to keep up with it all that you work yourself into a state of nervous frenzy. Under these circumstances it is almost impossible for you to concentrate or do any useful mental work.

Mercury Inconjunct Midheaven

It is very important that you remember not to speak impulsively. If you do, it is very likely that you will put your foot in your mouth. Consider what you are going to say and how your words can further your objectives.

Saturn Inconjunct Uranus

If you can learn to live with this tension [between Saturn and Uranus] a bit and express your feelings and emotions before they reach the breaking point, you can be extremely patient and persistent. You will be able to accomplish many tasks that others would give up on, if you do not hold in all your feelings and desires for freedom.

Saturn Inconjunct Pluto

Even under favorable circumstances, this aspect usually means that you are resistant to change, that you hold on to any situation, no matter how bad, until it is totally intolerable. Then when change does take place, it has to create a revolution and a total breakdown of everything that came before it. You must learn to adapt to circumstances a bit more gracefully and not be afraid of occasional compromise.

Saturn Inconjunct Midheaven

If you get adequate reinforcemnt from your parents and other adults, you can become a very conscientious person who undertsnads at an early age what is expected of you. Even while you are young, you prefer work or a serious activity to play.As a result, you may prefer the company of older people. In any case it is good to associate with people your own age, to avoid becoming so isolated that you cannot deal with people. This also helps to counter your loneliness.

(As I was typing out these aspect descriptions, I kept thinking about Putin and how the words seem to apply to him, now.)

To the dismay of Yussupov and his co-conspirators, Rasputin’s murder did not lead to a radical change in Nicholas and Alexandra’s polities. To the emergent Bolsheviks, Rasputin symbolized the corruption at the heart of the Imperial court, and his murder was seen, rather accurately, as an attempt by the nobility to hold onto power at the continued expense of the proletariat. To them, Rasputin represented the broader problems with czarism. In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, Provisional Government leader Alexander Kerensky went so far as to say, “Without Rasputin there would have been no Lenin.”

The Murder of Rasputin, 100 Years Later

As a fellow astrologer would say, “If there is a conjunction and reversal of the Nodes, this is a strong indication of a karmic relationship, perhaps even reincarnation.” Well, Putin had to be somewhere (and sometime) between his life as Julius Caesar and now. Rasputin seems to be an interim life, which also ended in assassination. That’s probably why he isolates himself in the Kremlin: he wants to live longer.

But now Putin is the de facto Tsar of Russia. (And for those who may have forgotten: Tsar [Czar] is the Russian version of Caesar). It’s a small world after all.

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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