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Much Ado about Ukraine

An emerging story casts further light on the Trump administration’s freewheeling, Mafia-style transactional interactions with foreign governments and its rampant stonewalling of congressional oversight. On August 12, 2019 a whistleblower from the U.S. intelligence community filed a complaint with the Inspector General that alleged some kind of wrongdoing at high levels of the U.S. government. The complaint was marked “urgent concern”, an unusual designation requiring immediate action, but the complaint hasn’t been made public, nor has it been shared with Congress, in direct contravention of the law.

Just what the complaint refers to has been a mystery, but reporting from The Washington Post on September 19 revealed that the incident involves Trump and alleges that he made some kind of a “promise” to a foreign leader. Subsequent reporting disclosed that the complaint involves Ukraine. By week’s end, it was reported in The Wall Street Journal that Trump had pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a July 25 call to launch an investigation involving the Bidens, pressing him on the matter about eight times. Subsequent hesitation by the administration to provide promised support in arms for Ukraine suggests there may have been a quid pro quo involved, or a penalty enacted for noncompliance with Trump’s request.


Intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson has reviewed the complaint and determined it was “credible”, which typically means there is corroboration beyond just the one source. Atkinson also determined that it was a matter of “urgent concern,” which is a legal threshold that requires notifying the relevant congressional committees, in this case, the House and Senate intelligence committees. But acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has refused to share the complaint, and the White House Office of Legal Counsel has joined him in efforts to keep it from Congress.


The information being sought by Trump relates to a complicated history of Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his involvement with Ukraine’s largest gas company, under investigation for corruption, and alleged attempts by Biden, when VP, to support his son. Presumably Trump believes this information will be helpful in the upcoming 2020 presidential election, should Biden win through to the Democratic nomination. If he has in fact used his position to solicit cooperation or threaten reprisals from a foreign government, these acts would form another persuasive component of the impeachment case being built against him.


In examining this story I have used asteroids Ukraina (for Ukraine), Kiev (its capital), Volodymyr and Zelinksy (for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky), Vladimir (another, more common, version of Volodymyr) and Bida (for Biden), as well as Troemper (for Donald Trump) and typical US designations, as Washingtonia, Whitehouse and America.

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Donald Trump opines on the “very beautiful” conversation he had with the Ukrainian president; did he make him an offer he couldn’t refuse? Mercury bracketed by asteroids America and Ukraina, in square to Troemper conjunct Saturn and Pluto, depicts the phone call between heads of state which may have bordered on coercion, corruption and criminality

When the Ukraine angle to the story was revealed on September 19th, the Sun at 26 Virgo exactly opposed asteroid Karma at 26 Pisces, symbol of our actions catching up with us. Also opposed was TNO Borasisi at 23 Pisces, associated with lies and deception, while asteroid Bida, for Biden, conjoined the Sun from 1 Libra, showed the Bidens as the underlying focus of the story.


A cluster of Venus, asteroid Ukraina, Mercury and America at 6, 7, 8 and 15 Libra provides much of the tale: the underlying ethics (Venus) of a conversation (Mercury) between the leaders of Ukraine (Ukraina) and the US (America). These T-Square Washingtonia at 16 Cancer and asteroid Troemper with Saturn and Pluto, at 12, 13 and 20 Capricorn. Washingtonia of course refines the venue further, while Troemper specifies the key player, Saturn identifies him as a Chief Executive, and Pluto suggests criminality, coercion or manipulation. That Washingtonia degree, by the way, falls exactly on Trump’s natal asteroid Nemesis, a point of self-undoing.


A second T-Square of asteroid Kiev at 15 Virgo opposed Neptune at 17 Pisces, with Jupiter at 16 Sagittarius on the fulcrum, suggests hidden (Neptune) political matters (Jupiter) involving the Ukrainian government (Kiev). Asteroid Vladimir at 3 Taurus conjoins Uranus at 6, representing controversy, while asteroid Volodymyr at 0 Gemini is semisquare and sesquiquadrate Washingtonia/Troemper/Saturn, and trined Sun/Bida. Asteroid Zelinsky (for Zelensky) at 24 Scorpio is sextile the Sun, widely squared Whitehouse at 18 Leo, and falls exactly on Trump’s natal IC.

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Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky; when the infamous phone call was made July 25th, asteroids Vladimir and Zelinsky opposed each other in the sky, t-squared a Mercury/Whitehouse conjunction

Many of these degrees repeat in prior charts associated with the event. Asteroid Ukraina at 16 Virgo for the initial phone call on July 25 is repeated by asteroid Bida at that degree for the filing of the complaint on August 12, and is a close match for Kiev in the reporting chart. Asteroid America at 25 Virgo for the call is highlighted by the Sun at 26 for its reporting. Asteroid Kiev at 27 Leo for the complaint is matched exactly by asteroid Nemesis for the reporting, while Kiev at 19 Leo for the call mates with Whitehouse at 18 Leo for the reporting and the Sun of the complaint, at 19 Leo. Such internal enmeshment in related charts is common enough, but allows the astro-sleuth to follow clues from point to point as the story unfolds. We might also consider asteroid Atkinson, for intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, which has dogged asteroid Troemper throughout, at the same degree as Trump’s celestial referent for each date.


Subsequent reporting reveals that, far from attempting to cover up illicit dealings by his son, Hunter Biden (as now alleged by Trump and company), Joe Biden as VP, along with the IMF and several other Western nations, were pressuring Ukraine to remove their chief prosecutor for not investigating internal corruption enough, and had threatened to remove financial support for the nation if Ukraine did not replace him. With the story now focusing on Hunter Biden, I added asteroids Hunt, Hunten and Huntress. In the call chart, Hunten exactly conjoins Pluto, symbol of corruption, while Hunt at 15 Aries and Huntress at 10 Lubra T-Square Troemper/Saturn at 16 Cap. These patterns remain relatively stable throughout, but it should also be noted that both Hunt and Hunten came to station and changed direction during the period as the story played out, Hunt turning retrograde on August 17, just 5 days after the whistleblower complaint was filed, and Hunten following suit on September 5, still enmeshed with Pluto, Saturn and Troemper.

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Joe Biden with son Hunter; despite being cleared of any wrongdoing in prior investigations, Trump is attempting to project his own level of family corruption onto the former VP, now his political rival. Asteroid Bida conjoined the Sun when the story broke, with asteroid Hunten conjunct Pluto.

Two major patterns from the original call stand out as significant of the facts and those involved. A T-Square of Vladimir at 29 Aries opposed Zelinksy at 28 Libra identifies the Ukrainian President, with Whitehouse and Mercury at 22 and 25 Cancer establishing the communication from the Oval Office. A Grand Trine of Volodymyr at 15 Taurus with Ukraina at 16 Virgo and Troemper/Saturn, both at 16 Capricorn, again links the American President (Troemper/Saturn) with his Ukrainian counterpart (Volodymyr/Ukraina). This becomes a Kite with the addition of Neptune at 18 Pisces opposing Ukraina, bringing in the elements of deception, hidden matters and the “spying” of the intelligence community.


In his natal chart, Donald Trump sports a T-Square with Ukraina at 25 Virgo opposed Kiev at 25 Pisces, both squared his 22 Gemini Sun, implying a strong personal connection to that country. Asteroid Volodymyr at 9 Cancer conjoins Mercury at 8 Cancer, depicting the call to the Ukrainian President, while asteroid Zelensky at 9 Leo conjoins natal Pluto at 10 Leo, suggestive of criminal activity, coercion, and possibly having an effect on Trump’s personal power.


We’ll have to see how this all plays out, but it has the makings of a serious development in the Trump corruption and malfeasance saga.


Alex Miller is a professional writer and astrologer, author of The Black Hole Book, detailing deep space points in astrological interpretation, and the forthcoming Heaven on Earth, a comprehensive study of asteroids, both mythic and personal. Alex is a frequent contributor to “The Mountain Astrologer”, “Daykeeper Journal”, and NCGR’s Journals and “Enews Commentary”; his work has also appeared in “Aspects” magazine, “Dell Horoscope”, “Planetwaves”, “Neptune Café” and “Sasstrology.” He is a past president of Philadelphia Astrological Society, and a former board member for the Philadelphia Chapter of NCGR.

2 comments, add yours.


Thanks, Alex!
So Pluto’s influence turned the phone call into a more tangible transgression.
About time.
I’m tired of how Trump wriggles out of every faux-pas. I hope something sticks, due to the conjunction with Saturn. Trump needs to be held accountable for pressuring Ukraine, and for being an un-ethical and un-compassionate President.
Although with Mercury in Libra, we might get competing stories about the phone call?
Also I wonder what is Vladimir Putin’s involvement with this. You write:
“Asteroid Vladimir at 3 Taurus conjoins Uranus at 6, representing controversy.”
Surely Russia has some stakes here.


1000 years of the Ukraine. Look at the blood:all the leaders and nations it’s destroyed!

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