An Echo in Time, from 1853-56: the Crimean War

Charge of the Light Brigade (October 25, 1854)

Although this was a short skirmish from the larger Battle of Balaclava, it made an impression on the British mindset in Crimea, and might be why the West hesitated to stop Putin from recapturing the region in 2014.

I didn’t get a definitive time of this event while reading through volumes about the Charge of the Light Brigade, so I settled on 9 am local time. Within an hour, the Mars and Moon positions would have been conjunct the Ascendant, with all that might entail in the reality of that situation. But the Cosmic Cross from start of the maneuver implied that it was doomed to fail, in my opinion.

Moon Inconjunct Uranus

With this aspect you must learn to control sudden outbursts of emotion that occur at difficult times when you least expect it. Also your present home life may not be a stable situation in which you can grow emotionally secure and confident. A particular incident when you were very young may have given you the feeling that you can’t count on anything or anyone for support. Later in life, you may try very hard to get away from anything that reminds you of your earliest childhood, even if your childhood has not been difficult. You just feel that you have to get away and go somewhere else.

Sounds strange, doesn’t it? But, if you read this as representing Lord Raglan, maybe it has merit.

My focus is on something else, though: the Mars/Uranus/North Node conjunction operating at the end of July/early August this year. An Australian astrologer, based here in Ontario, has pointed out in her YouTube video that all three energies were last (collectively) in the sign of Taurus in May,1855. I hadn’t realized that. At no time were they in a triple conjunction, but they were close enough (a week) together that some correspondence can be made to the present situation in Ukraine.

The Crimean War (October 1853 – February 1856) was a military conflict in which Russia was defeated by an allied force consisting of the Ottoman Empire, United Kingdom, Piedmont-Sardinia, and France. The immediate cause of the war involved the rights of Christian minorities in Palestine (then part of the Ottoman Empire) with the French promoting the rights of Roman Catholics, and Russia promoting those of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Longer-term causes involved the decline of the Ottoman Empire, the expansion of the Russian Empire in the preceding Russo-Turkish Wars, and the British and French preference to preserve the Ottoman Empire to maintain the balance of power in the Concert of Europe.


There are couple of things that stand out. The overall length of time for Uranus to pass through Taurus, coupled with the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine could tell us how long this ‘war’ will go on. The other thing is the uniting of the world against Russia. We seem to be back in the Crimean War.

Will Russia be defeated and humiliated again? Or will they finally get the revenge they’ve been seeking?

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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