for January 3, 2000
Resigns, Putin Assumes Presidency
Yeltsin resigned only hours before the new millennium dawned over Asia,
and appointed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as acting President until
presidential elections can be held on March 26, 2000. Putin immediately
signed a decree offering Yeltsin a lifetime pension and freedom from
national horoscope (November 8, 1917, 2:12 am, Petrograd) reflects the
sudden turn of events, with the ongoing square between transiting Saturn
and Uranus being the lead indicator. These two outer planets have been
hitting Russia’s Sun for most of 1999, bringing the leadership much
turmoil and radically shifting policies.
has hired and fired several prime ministers under this influence. On
the last day of the twentieth century Uranus was exactly squaring the
Russian Sun, and he made his final surprising move and a masterful exit.
Saturn and Uranus continue to harass the Russian government right through
the next election, with the nation’s first Uranus Return scheduled for
March 26, 2000, the day of the presidential election. Coincidentally,
Saturn at that time will be exactly opposite the Russian Sun.
Putin (born October 7, 1952) is well placed to win Russia’s election.
His Libran diplomatic skills were in full force last week when he assured
the world that “Freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, freedom of
mass media, property rights—all those basic elements of a civilized
society will be safely protected by the state.”
Russian correspondent Boris Izraitel reports Putin’s birth time as 1:00
am in Petrograd, as forwarded from Moscow astrologer Sergey Klimov.
This gives him a 14 degree Leo Ascendant, the exact place of December
31, 1999’s Pallas-Uranus opposition. In addition, Jupiter turning direct
in his Tenth House reflects an assumption of power. The birth time should
be considered speculative.)
Global Village Safely Enters the New Millennium
zone by time zone the global village entered the third millennium with
no major computer glitches to bring the entire system down. A virtual,
collective sigh of relief was heard throughout cyberspace, and in retrospect
observers everywhere mused whimsically on the hype about an event no
more dangerous than an odometer rollover.
astrological messages were mixed, making accurate forecasts difficult.
Transiting Uranus, the planet governing technology, was precisely, to-the-minute
trine the U.S. Saturn. This showed that the institutional framework
(Saturn) would successfully make the Y2K transition. Then, transiting
Jupiter was at its most powerful by being stationary and sextile the
U.S. Moon, ushering in a spectacular wave of prosperity and consumer
confidence. (Editor's note: WolfStar uses the Scorpio
rising U.S. chart.)
wild card, the planetary cycle that no one really was sure about, was
the conjunction between Chiron and Pluto. After all, the last time these
two were conjunct was at the height of World War II, so the precedent
was unsettling. Chiron’s association with vulnerability and psychological,
even physical, pain seemed amplified by Pluto’s affinity with power
plays, terrorism and catastrophe.
if we see Chiron’s motivation as bridging the personal with the collective,
and Pluto as the influence of an individual or powerful faction on the
collective, then these two have done their job well. On January 1, 2000
all the individuals and peoples of Spaceship Earth fully realized their
interconnectivity and interdependence. We are all vulnerable, and we
are all one.
Einstein, Person of the Century
else but a Pisces would show us that time is much stranger than it seems?
Albert Einstein, selected as Time Magazine’s “Person of
the Century,” was the twentieth century’s leading intellectual, humanitarian,
and, according to some laid-back fans, the first hippy.
was born on March 14, 1879 (at 11:30 am, Ulm, Germany) with his imaginative
Pisces Sun empowered by favorable aspects to both Mars and Pluto. A
Mercury-Saturn conjunction in pioneering Aries gives his active mind
discipline and order, allowing him to take his insight of how God would
make the universe and translate it into mathematical codes.
most prominent placement in Einstein’s horoscope is not a planet, but
an asteroid. Vesta right on the Ascendant describes the physicist’s
nearly religious devotion to his work to the exclusion of everything
else. Vesta is further emphasized because she has the two closest aspects
in the chart (a semi-square or 45 degree aspect to Pluto, plus a square
to Pallas Athena). The links to Pluto and Pallas confer penetrating
perceptions and perhaps an obsessive drive to understanding the universe.
theories were first demonstrated during the solar eclipse on May 29,
1919 when the light from a nearly occulted star was seen to bend at
twice the expected rate due to the Sun’s gravity. This solar eclipse
took place at the same zodiacal location as the 1892 Neptune-Pluto conjunction
(aligned with the U.S. Uranus) which political astrologers see as initiating
the modern age of technology. The same eclipse featured Uranus exactly
opposite Einstein’s Uranus, and brought him overnight celebrity status.