Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Vladimir Putin

The international press has reported a very complicated trail of suspects and motives regarding the poisoning and gruesome death of Alexander Litvinenko. Litvinenko, who died on Nov. 23, was born in 1962; two different dates have been reported for his birth. (The U.K. Times gives Dec. 4, while The Daily Telegraph says Aug. 30.)
Since there is no confirmed birth date for Litvinenko, I looked at the Russian President's chart. At the very least, Vladimir Putin is connected to Litvinenko by virtue of his position as president, and perhaps in a more personal way.

An ex-KGB spy, Vladimir Putin* - Scorpoio rising at birth with Pluto conjunct the Midheaven - has natal Mars at 26 degrees 31' Sagittarius. This is the degree of Galactic Center and transiting Pluto this year as I wrote about in my post on Dec. 4. Thus he is further example of someone whose personal actions (Mars) are being directed by Plutonian intensity and the magnetic pull of the Galactic Center. It's interesting to think of Putin's actions as a demonstration of a power play in which he is trying to hold on in the face of the great evolutionary leap that is suggested by Pluto's arriving at the Galactic Center.

*Birth data: Oct. 7, 1952; 9:30 am BAT; St. Petersburg, Russia (59N45, 30E15). Rodden AA.