Btw No I don',t think its mostly an age crisis, I think its His personality Profile that has shown itself for many years; He Just saw an opportunity to strike right now (possibly a mixture of judging the West AS weak and wanting to distract from inner Problems).
Sorry, I know that IS Not Astrology related, but that IS how I See it now (my View can Change of course)
But also transits are Always interesting, probably the progressions and directions too tobindicate why He did it NOW
It's such a different mindset, as his speeches show
Different how so?
I View it Just as getting more specific, but His actions are a consistent evolvement of previous behaviour.
AS I Said, Just my Personal View
Yes, of course, I agree with you, his evolution and personality would make this like a predictable "pinnacle" for him. His chart shows him as very unpredictable, hidden, and assassin, looks like someone who might have killed people with bare hands, not just third party assassinations.
I mean his sinister "historic Mother Russia" speeches are such a different mindset from European politicians, that they didn't see it coming, hoped until last minute, because everything seems to go so well, why would anyone start a war in Europe? something along those lines
just makes me think of that quote on draconic transits
"They are often felt as life altering events that have a major impact in the course of our life. They bring to the present issues pending from the past, can give closure to problems from former experiences and are often felt as inevitable."
that is just so literal------ PUtin LITERALLY being Ukraine`s unhealable wound. (but their Draco Saturn is quite a strong one, and it opposes Putin`s stellium, long story probably, but the final word is not spoken yet, and Saturn usually has the longer breath in the end).
Also, you know, Scorpio Venus can get a bad rap for being too possessive? How literal that Putin's Scorpio Venus is conjunct the Ukraine's draconic sun-Venus, then? Well I heard that people in certain parts of the Ukraine WANT to be reintegrated with Russia, as they consider it the superior country. I'm not informed enough to really delve into the politics, though, and not trying to badmouth Scorpio Venus. But it's factually there, this conjunction. And it's Plutonian.
Yes, there are some regions, that are pro-russian Separatists, and that gave Putin a foothold so to speak, an entrypoint (he won´t be content with that part though, he actually already said it, that is the thing, dictators practically ALWAYS tell about their plans beforehand, just noone seems to be inclined to believe them).
But yes, that is a way where the "attraction" between Venus and Sun can be very dangerous (well actually in ancient times Venus was also considered a war goddess and I think in Indian astrology she is also sometimes seen as bringer of death, but I am not sure about that).
Btw I personally think/suspect, as awful this is, the Attack of Ukraine ist mainly a Test. A Test to See how NATO reacts, and since they are acting as probably predicted (which from Putins Perspektive might be considered weak), I Imagine, He IS Not gonna Stop there, probably the Baltic States might be next or even Sweden/)Finland - at least threats into that directions.
I am curious how the Connection from Russia to China will evolve...
"The Pluto-SN-Mc IS striking, opposed by Tr Saturn"
Yes, it is that exact tr Saturn that caught my eye in regards to a possible very intimate personal crisis, most likely age related, with it falling on the IC and the life direction. On the other hand, especially with him being a Sun/Saturn/Mercury in the 12th, and Saturn ruling his 3rd, it shows considerable planning, someone who waits, waits, waits until the right time (Saturn) and this tSaturn can be a timeline marker. I think he started to act on this when tMars hit his nMars. He has a Fixed Cross with Venus opp Jupiter, all in angular houses, and aligned with NN, talking about such an expansive symbol of power in the outer world, this cross! tUranus closing in that Jupiter in about 1 year and 2 months, as another turning point.
"In the Other Hand I have Pluto in MC too and I consider myself different, but it's still a constellation in His Chart that demabds Attention (to distract the eyes from the 12th House stellium?)."
Exactly what I felt, that this Saturn there makes him feel ignored, and he is demanding attention. Pluto on the MC is a symbol of great power, especially on the realm of "influence", being able to influence other for transformation and change (what better aspect for a great teacher like yourself?
In his chart, this Leo Pluto tightly conj MC and being the chart ruler shows absolute political power for sure, and since it sits on the SN, it would be the perfect metaphor for a retrograde power entertaining an obsolete dream from the past, turning backwards, and a transiting Saturn as ruler of time is a fitting activation for that.
On the other hand, Saturn opp Pluto signifies destructive power, with tSaturn on IC/NN gaining a self-destructive meaning. This could be the end of his power, especially with that tUranus, IC and NN ruler in his chart. This is actually an astrological window to replace him.
"(to distract the eyes from the 12th House stellium?)"
Indeed, he has a heavily aspected Sun, but the stellium is in the 12th, no one can clearly see his Mercury, his Saturn and his Neptune.
Btw ist the Eclipse squaring that? I Always forget where its going to be....Ava do you have the Eclipse degree in mind?