Putin’s Presidency may end as early as 2017, but no later than 2021, and here is why:
In last three centuries, most Uranus/Neptune stressful aspects coincided with a change of leadership in Russia. This pattern became especially obvious in the 20th century, during which each Uranus/Neptune stressful aspect timed a replacement of Russia’s head of state at least twice as shown below.
Uranus/Neptune opposition in 1905-11
Peotr Stolypin became Russia’s Prime Minister in 1906. He was dismissed in 1911, and Grigori Rasputin became the most influential person in Russia, a head of state de facto.
Uranus/Neptune sesqui-square in 1928-35
By making alliances with various fractions within the party leaderships, Stalin was able to remove from power and physically eliminate all seven (!) of the most prominent leaders of Soviet Russia.
Uranus/Neptune square in 1953-57
The square marked a demise of three Soviet heads of state. Stalin was poisoned in 1953. Two of his designated successors did not fare well after his death. Lavrentiy Beria was executed four months later, while Georgy Malenkov lost his post as Prime Minister at about the same time.
Uranus/Neptune semi-square in 1971-75
This aspects coincided with the end of the collective leadership in the U.S.S.R. Leonid Brezhnev was able to diminish the influence of Kosygin and Podgorny with whom he had shared power prior to 1973. He forced them into retirement a few years later. Thus, Brezhnev become Supreme Leader of Russia.
Uranus/Neptune conjunction in 1991-94
Eltsin replaced Gorbachev as President in 1991. In the summer of 1993, there were two centers of power in Russia in conflict with each other, President Eltsin and the Parliament. Both, Eltsin and the Parliament that opposed him, conducted their own domestic and foreign policies and had their own military forces. As a result of a military coup, President Eltsin was victorious in this struggle. He was able to disband the Parliament and became an autocratic ruler.
Uranus/Neptune semi-square in 2016-21
The influence of Uranus/Neptune semi-square in 2016-21 will create such socio-economic conditions in Russia to make it nearly impossible for Mr Putin to remain President after 2021. As was the case during the transitions of power under the previous Uranus/Pluto stressful aspects, changes in leadership in Russia in 2016-21 will not affect the ruling class neither will it cause a civil war. In spite of the power struggle at the top, the government bureaucracy will continue functioning, the army will continue protecting the borders, and most of the population will not be immediately affected by the changes in leadership.
We can become more precise in our forecast by analyzing President Putin’s astrological chart. This chart indicates January-April 2017 as the most likely time when Putin may lose his Presidency. He may also be replaced as Russia’s Supreme Leader in May-June 2015 or February-March 2016, but the chances for this to occur during these periods are much smaller than in January-April 2017. At this point, I cannot say if Putin will resign for health reasons or decide not to stand for reelection, or lose his post as a result of a coup. One thing is almost certain. He will not be assassinated, executed or jailed.
Times Of Trouble
As discussed above, each of the Uranus/Neptune stressful aspects during the last 100 years coincided with a prolonged power struggle among Russian leadership, during which a head of state was replaced at least twice. Therefore, we may expect that any head of state who will replace Mr Putin during Uranus/Neptune semi-square in 2016-21 will not be able to stay in power much beyond 2021. There is also a possibility that Russia will be governed collectively after Putin. If this occurs, most of members of this collective leadership will be replaced by 2021 or shortly after.
Published on October 29, 2014