(8 March 2023) The warfare continues in Ukraine will no finish in sight. The primary
anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine two weeks in the past was marked by
little fanfare by both aspect because the warfare has entered a extra punishing,
attritional section. Ukraine regained a few of its misplaced territory within the
fall however the winter has seen Russia counterattack as Putin’s armies
stay accountable for a lot of the 4 contested provinces within the east.
Preventing has been notably intense within the strategic city of
Bakhmut and it now appears as if Russia is on the verge of capturing
it. Each side had funneled appreciable assets of males and materiel
into the city with 1000’s of lifeless and wounded on either side. Whereas
goal reporting of the warfare is tough to search out, plainly Russia could
be taking the higher hand as gear shortages are hampering Ukraine’s
effectiveness on the battlefield. Newly-pledged NATO tanks could also be
vastly appreciated by President Zelenskiy, nevertheless it might be some months
but earlier than they’ll make a distinction.
The horoscope of Ukraine suggests they’re in a really robust spot at
the second. Transiting Saturn (6 Aquarius) is forming a really shut
opposition to all of these planets in early Leo. The Saturn affect
on Jupiter, Mercury and Venus displays the financial devastation that
Russia has inflicted on its infrastructure as Ukraine has turn out to be virtually
totally depending on NATO monetary and army assist. Its economic system
has been so completely disrupted that even authorities funds to its
senior residents is now being provided by the US. And now the Saturn
opposition is approaching the Solar, the planet that signifies authorities
and its management. Zelenskiy himself could also be dealing with a troublesome
scenario within the coming days because the possible lack of Bakhmut might
significantly erode ethical and confidence and trigger a few of its allies to
query their sponsorship.
Extra instantly, we are able to see a really intense Mars alignment occurring
in the midst of subsequent week. On Wednesday, March 15, natal Mars (1
Virgo) shall be precisely squared by transiting Mars (1 Gemini) and opposed
by each the Solar (0 Pisces) and Neptune (1 Pisces). The transiting Moon
on Wednesday morning completes the high-energy Grand Cross alignment
which ought to coincide with a big Mars-type occasion. Since Mars
signifies the army, after all, it appears doubtless that Ukraine will
undergo a army defeat. Given the deteriorating scenario in Bakhmut,
it’s potential that it’s going to lastly be misplaced to the Russians on or close to
today. That mentioned, the opposite afflictions within the chart suggests it
might really be an much more necessary setback which damages the
authorities (Saturn-Solar) in a roundabout way apart from a lack of a single city.
It’s unclear how monetary markets would possibly react to a serious Ukrainian
army defeat. Markets have doubtless largely discounted the possible
lack of Bakhmut, so it’s unlikely is an easy defeat there would transfer
markets very a lot. But when there’s extra political fallout from
some such setback, it might have a bigger affect on investor sentiment.
And with Tuesday’s much-awaited US CPI quantity, subsequent week is shaping up
to be a memorable one within the markets.
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