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The summit between President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin that is going on today has a lot of people scratching their heads. Since it’s fairly clear that Trump is not going to chastise Putin for interfering with the 2016 election, despite the indictment of several Russian operatives for doing this, we have to wonder what the U.S. has to gain from this meeting. Putin, on the other hand, seems to have much to gain.


An examination of the horoscopes of the two men seems to concur with this judgement. Not much is going on in the horoscope of Donald Trump right now. The closest transit that’s impacting his chart is the conjunction by the Sun in Cancer to his natal Saturn. This aspect could indicate a business-like attitude, but it also describes a decline in vitality and confidence. It’s hard to imagine Trump lacking in confidence, but just a small dip could be meaningful if it occurs in the midst of dealing with a man as wily and ruthless as Putin.


Of course, there are some doubts about the validity of the horoscope we have for Vladimir Putin. The source is his office, so a lot of people suspect that the birth information is incorrect. However, the chart seems to describe what we know about Putin pretty well, and its connections with the horoscope for the Russian Federation are remarkable. Frankly, I don’t think a man like Putin would have enough respect for astrology to fake his birth information. So, I’m going to continue to use it until I see proof of something better. (Click on Vladimir Putin to see the chart.)


In this chart for Putin, transiting Uranus is currently near his Descendant, one of the all-important angles of the horoscope. This indicates radical changes in the way he deals with both his friends and open enemies. Putin comes into this summit looking for some sort of breakthrough in his relationship with the United States and NATO. This makes the fact that he and Trump are meeting in private, with no one other than translators in the room, chilling.


The 7th House (friends and open enemies) theme of this day is continued by some of the quicker transits. Transiting Mercury is close to Putin’s Midheaven and square his natal Jupiter, which is in the 7th House. At the same time transiting Pluto, which is quincunx transiting Mercury today, is trine his natal Jupiter. Putin is going to be particularly charming in today’s meeting and (with Pluto involved) that charm will be weaponized.


Looking at this I have to believe that Putin is going to leave Helsinki with some sort of concession or significant promise. What it is may not be immediately apparent to the public. We certainly can’t believe anything Trump tells us after the meeting and, no matter what you think of Vladimir Putin, you must agree that the man can keep a secret. It will be the events of the coming year (as Uranus continues to cross Putin’s Descendant) that will make clear what is being said today in Helsinki.

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