An Army Marches on Its Stomach
Admittedly, this quote has been floating around my mental space for a week, now. It was prompted by the idea that Putin wanted to ‘conquer’ Ukraine as quickly as possible. Having a 61 km convoy of tanks just north of Kyiv must be driving him crazy. The soldiers in those tanks must be getting very hungry.
In reality, comparing Putin to Napoleon isn’t as farfetched as one might imagine. Napoleon wanted to conquer Russia, but failed. Why? Because he tried to do it in winter. Now, Putin is trying to do the same with Ukraine. And he may fail, too. Even political strategists can overlook the obvious: supplies have to get through to the men in the field. Otherwise, they will down arms and walk away or surrender.
Putin’s Part of Fortune aligns with Napoleon’s ‘fatal’ South Node and his natal Mars and Neptune conjunct. Napoleon’s natal Part of Fortune is conjunct his ‘fatal’ Jupiter and opposite Putin’s Sun. And the proof of reincarnation? Putin’s Mars is within 6° of Napoleon’s natal North Node.
When Will They Ever Learn, When Will They Ever Learn?
This may be propaganda, or this may be real: a ‘captured’ Russian soldier, drinking tea and eating bread, gets to call his mother and breaks down in tears in Ukraine. Yes, war is hell, for everyone involved.