Sundar Balakrishnan


Conclusion (For detailed astrological analysis read the analysis section):

As per the analysis, from both tropical and sidereal methods, the natal planets are highly afflicted by transit planets. So, based on the above, till the end of 2026, the current tensions between Ukraine and Russia will only escalate and result in takeover by Russia.


Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest country by area in Europe after Russia, which it borders to the east and north-east. Ukraine also shares borders with Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; Romania and Moldova to the south; and has a coastline along the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. The nation’s capital and largest city is Kyiv. The Russian-Ukrainian War is an ongoing and protracted conflict between Russia and Ukraine that began in February 2014. The war has centered on the status of Crimea and parts of the Donbas, which are internationally recognised as part of Ukraine. On December 1, 2021, Russia accused Ukraine of deploying half its army – about 125,000 troops – in Donbas to confront pro-Russian separatists. On December 3, 2021, President Putin criticized Ukraine for using a Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone against pro-Russian separatists in Donbas, saying the move violated the Minsk peace agreements. On December 9, 2021, Russia accused Ukraine of moving heavy artillery towards the front line where separatists are fighting with Ukrainian forces. Chief of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, stated that [NATO’s] “Deliveries of helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and airplanes to Ukraine are pushing the Ukrainian authorities to take sharp and dangerous steps. Any provocations of the Ukrainian authorities by way of a forced settlement of the problems of Donbass will be suppressed.”

Let us look at the chart of Ukraine. There are three charts as per the “Book of World Horoscopes” by Nicholas Campion. First was, of January 22, 1918 when Independence was gained by proclamation by the Rada (parliament). This new state was free of both Bolshevik (i.e. Russian dominated) and German influence, and therefore represents the first truly independent Ukranian state.

The second was of August 24, 1991 (17.31 R1D -3.00 hrs, Kiev, USSR, 50N26, 030E30). On this date independence was proclaimed. On August 25, 1991, proclamation took place after a day’s debate in the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine.

The third date was the referendum confirming independence (of August 24, 1991) was held on December 1, 1991 and the result was announced at about 6 pm GMT.

So, I will take the chart of August 24, 1991. We will analyse the chart from both tropical and sidereal methods. First let us take the tropical chart.

The Asc rising Capricorn 8.41 degrees. The above chart is the transit chart outside and the natal chart inside. The transit Pluto (in the 10th house of Government/Political leadership) is in Capricorn at 25 degrees.

 TransitNatal (Quincunx)
Natal house position10th house7th house
Transit house location1st house 
Houses ruled by planets10th house4th and 9th houses

 TransitNatal (Quincunx)
Natal house position10th house7th house
Transit house location1st house 
Houses ruled by planets10th house5th, 6th and 8th houses

 TransitNatal (Quincunx)
Natal house position10th house7th house
Transit house location1st house 
Houses ruled by planets10th house2nd, 11th and 12th houses

Pluto is forming quincunx (malefic aspect) with 3 planets in the 7th house (foreign allies), namely Venus, Mercury and Jupiter. Pluto is currently in 1st house at 26 degrees in the sign Capricorn. It will be retrograde in the month of May 2022 and will remain so till October 2022 hovering around 26 degrees in the sign Capricorn. Again, Pluto will be retrograde in the sign Aquarius at 0.21 degrees and will be back to sign Capricorn at 27 degrees and keep afflicting the above three planets till October 2023. This back and forth movement between the sign Aquarius and Capricorn will be there till end of 2024.

The above chart is position as of today between the progressed chart (outer side) and natal chart (inner side). As is seen above, the progressed Moon (which is the “timer” in progressed chart, is forming a quincunx with natal Sun in the 8th house and also lord of the 8th house.  Till the month of February 2022, the progressed Moon will form quincunx to natal Sun. After this, progressed Moon will be square to natal Pluto in the 10th house, lord of 10th house till the month of April 2022.

Further, progressed Mars (in the 8th house, lord of 3rd and 10th, transiting in the 9th house) is square (malefic aspect) to natal Neptune (in the 1st house, lord of 2nd house). This aspect will continue till October 2022.

Further, from January 2022 to April 2022, progressed Moon is forming sesquiquadrate to natal Pluto in the 10th house.

Further, from July 2022 to December 2026, progressed Moon will be forming square to natal Asc degrees; square to Uranus in the Asc; sesquiquadrate to natal Jupiter, Mercury and Venus in the 7th house; quincunx to natal 10th house degrees; square to natal Neptune in the Asc; sesquiquadrate to Sun in the 8th house; quincunx to natal Pluto in the 10th house; “T” square to natal Rahu/Ketu in the 1st/7th houses; quincunx to natal Mars in the 8th hosue; and finally progressed IC (4th house) forming quincunx to natal 10th house and Neptune in the Asc. The malefic aspects between progressed Moon/IC (4th house) and other planets in the 8th house and Asc is never ending till end of 2026.  

The above two aspects between the transits and progressed Moon and IC are the main reasons for the present trouble between Ukraine and Russia. This cold relationship between Ukraine and Russia, possible takeover of Ukraine by Russia, on-going war between them will continue for another few years till 2026. Now, let us analyse the chart through sidereal method. The chart is given below;

The Asc rising is Sagittarius at 14.57 degrees. The dasa is of Jupiter/Venus. As per Laghu Parashari, Jupiter is the Asc and 4th lord and it is in the 9th house. It is with 9th lord Sun, 7th and 10th lord Mercury and also with the 6th and 11th lord Venus. The conjunction with Venus has spoiled the yoga forming planets between Jupiter, Sun and Mercury. The antara is Venus, lord of 6th and 11th lord. This dasa of Jupiter/Venus is going to be there till July 2024 and thereafter it will be the antara of Sun till April 2025. The placement of Sun in the 9th house is already discussed above. Thereafter till August 2026, it will be the antara of 8th lord Moon in the 2nd house, which is along with Saturn, a lord of 2nd house (neutral house) and 3rd house lord (a malefic house).

As per BNN (by using the bhava chalit), the dasa lord Jupiter is connected with Mercury (in the 7th house, lord of 7th and 9th), Venus (in the 7th house, lord of 6th and 10th), Sun (in the 8th house, lord of 8th), Rahu (in the Asc), and Mars (in the 8th house, lord of 4th, 11th and 12th).

The antara lord, Venus is connected with Mercury, Jupiter (in the 7th house, lord Asc and 3rd ), Moon (in the 1st house), and Saturn (in the Asc, lord of 2nd).

The anatara lord Sun, is connected with Rahu, Mars, and Saturn. The connections of all these planets are given above.

The antara lord Moon, is connected with Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Sun and Ketu (in the 7th house).

As per mundane astrology, the 7th house among other significations signifies foreign allies and war. The 8th house is a highly malefic house. The 3rd house signifies the neighbouring countries.

As per the transits, presently, the transit Saturn is afflicting the Moon which is in the sign Capricorn at 28 degrees is under affliction by transit Saturn till January 2023. During this period the transit Ketu will be in Libra in trine to natal Ketu in Gemini at 22.54 degrees. Thereafter, transit Ketu will start afflicting natal Moon in Capricorn by being in trine to it. Thereafter, the transit Ketu will afflict all the planets in the sign Virgo (Mars) and Leo (Jupiter, Mercury, Venus and Sun) till end of 2026.

As per the above analysis, from both tropical and sidereal methods, the natal planets are highly afflicted by transit planets. So, based on the above, till the end of 2026, the current tensions between Ukraine and Russia will only escalate and result in takeover by Russia.

Sundar Balakrishnan

B.Com., MFM Finance (NMIMS)

2 Year Jyotirvid and 3 Year Jyotirvisharad

(From Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Mumbai)

Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Sanskrit (From Mumbai University)

M A Sanskrit (Darshan) from Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek, Nagpur)

Professor of Astrology at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai

Date: December 26, 2021  

Time: 10.00 AM, Mumbai, India

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public comments
    Thanks for your effort. What I know from astrology, the aspects are the same in tropical and sideral zodiac.

    Veronika Polonskaya
    The Act of Independence of Ukraine was adopted at 17:59. What do you say about the square of the directional Pluto Ascendant this year (2022)?

    Andries H. Cats
    The Ukraine independence proclamation rectified: 17:30;38 h:m:s. Timezone = +2 hours. In 1991 there was summertime +3 hours, but the +2 hours clocks were not changed. 14 February next is a day of Vladimir Putin: Progressive Mars in 18 degrees Aquarius 150 degrees progressieve Uranus and trine radix Saturn in 18 degrees Aquarius. Transit Saturn in 18 degrees Aquarius trine radix Twelve House cusp in 18 degrees Libra. Putin has Saturn/ Twelve House cusp conjunct in 18 degrees Libra. And transit Mars contraparallel radix Pars Frt. We will see what 14 February 2022 will bring us.

    Tony Wright
    Many thanks for this! Allah bless you! I will ask for more, readings such as "When will Scotland have another Independence referendum and the possibility of a Welsh independence referendum

    The situation has escalated now. In the light of today's news, are you able to analyze astrologically if Russia's agression will result to increased confidence, agression and takeover of Taiwan by China? Also, will Russia's expansion stop to Ukraine, or will they attempt to take Sweden and Finland as well?

    Andries H. Cats
    Friday April 1, 2022 is very significent. Putin has progressive Sun, ruler radix MC and progressive Eight House, in 23 degrees Sagittarius the Sabian immigrants symbol trine his natal Pluto in 23 degrees Leo, ruler Ascendant and near conjunct natal MC in 22 degrees Leo, transits Saturn 45 degrees natal Third House cusp, Chiron conjunction in 8 degrees Capricorn. Ukraine 1991, timezone 2 hours!!!! has progressive Mercurius in 22 degrees Virgo trine natal arabic point Honour in 22 degrees Capricorn. Russia 1991 has transit Saturn 135 degrees natal arabic point illness. When Putin started his speech on 6 hours local time, February 24, 2022, Pars Frt stood in 22 degrees Libra conjunct his natal Neptune in 22 degrees Libra. On 6 hours and 10,3 seconds the conjunction was exact.

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