The story about Rasputin.
written by: Jovana Lučić Gajić, the text was published in “Astrologos“ magazine No.113, January, 2013
Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (Григо́рий Ефи́мович Распу́тин) was born on (January 10th, 1869 according to the Julian calendar or) January 22nd, 1869 according to the Gregorian calendar, in Siberia, in the village of Pokrovskoye, along the Tura River in the Tyumen area. The data about the time of his birth are disputable and different sources suggest a lot of different birth times. We will try to do the analysis relying on one of the suggested birth times – two hours after midnight (in any case, the time of birth has to be after the midnight).
He grew up in a peasant family, had a sister named Maria, who suffered from epilepsy and drowned in the river. He also had an older brother Dmitri, who, playing by the lake fell into it and, after the saving, died of pneumonia.
A home, house and family are always represented by the Moon, the zodiac sign of Cancer and the fourth house. Often, the Moon in the sign of Taurus could be found with people who originate from a peasant family. Taurus always represents fertile soil, hills, meadows, etc. The Moon also stands for lakes, so the Moon in Taurus can be a lake near the house, hill and meadow. The dispositor of the Moon is Venus in the cold, mountain sign of Capricorn, the Saturn is in Sagittarius and the final dispositor Jupiter in conjuction with Neptune. The Siberia is also the symbol of Neptune, an area in which anyone would easily get lost, the distance, even the cold ocean. If we are to test the punctuality of the given birth time (2 A.M.), the fourth house itself, the house of home, would be on the distant 29th*, so it would cover the whole sign of Pisces. So, here we have Russia (Aquarius) and Siberia.
Also, we could notice that the Saturn, the ruler of the IV house, family and home, builds Kepler’s aspect of death (inconjunct) with the Moon and Pluto, as well as with sub-ruler of the IV house, Uranus from the star Canopus. So, now we have here “the house of sorrow”. The conjunction of the Moon towards the Pluto and inconjuct towards Saturn contributes to the dramatic happenings in the earliest childhood, possible death of the members of the family and tragedies in the house and of the closest people. The square of the Moon and Pluto from the star Menkar (illness, sudden accidents), towards the Mercury (a little child) is associative of the loss of brothers and sisters.
It is interesting that, as a child, Rasputin himself got pneumonia and was in a coma for few months. When neighbours came to his father’s house, to say goodbye to a boy who was dying, they accidentally mentioned the often stealing of the horses in the village. The boy stood up from the bed and pointed his finger at one of the people from the group and said that this man (a rich farmer) was a thief who was steeling the cattle and horses for years. The accused thief admitted the stealing to authorities and made up for the damage to all.
Once, he got an expensive book as a gift – it was the illustrated Orthodox Bible. By the help of his mother, he learned to read and two years after that he knew the whole Bible at heart. Shortly after that, he read all the church books that were available to him from the village library and became the most religiously literate man in the area.
When he was 18, Grigori went to a Russian Orthodox Verkhoturye monastery for three months, and dedicated himself to a monastic life and the banned Christian sect Khlysty (Russsian: whipp hitters; the sect of flagellants that turned up in 1645 and propagated promiscuity, rejected the notion of marriage and were related to the ritual of whipping and orgies).
A generation conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune gives a strong infatuation with religion, urge to help others, eagerness to bind with the Almighty. Moreover, Mars is a dispositor, retrograde in Virgo, the constant need to serve the higher ideals. The square of Uranus to Jupiter and Neptune indicates the change of luck, interests and the need to change the ideals, as well as inclination towards the eccentric religious groups. The Jupiter is in conjunction with the star Al Jamb (the star of nature, Mercury and Mars), which indicates great ambition, vanity, religious enthusiasm and bad judgments.
The Neptune is in wide conjunction with the star Al Surrat al Faras (the head in chains). According to Robson, the conjunction of the Neptune with this star causes the need for a religious reform, religious experimenting, and the damage to children. Here, the Neptune with Uranus gives even heresy and asceticism.
In 1889, he married Praskovia Fyodorovna Dubrovina and got three children: Dmitri, Maria and Varvara. The Venus, the sign of Libra, the seventh house and the dispositor of the seventh house describe marriage. The Venus is on the 5* of Capricorn and heads towards the star Kaus Borealis. According to the Dr Eric Morse, this star contributes to the feeling of strength and, most often, causes violence hidden by any private explanation of the person. The square of the Venus towards the Jupiter from Aries adds to the exaggeration, the opposition towards the Uranus from Cancer the instability and moodiness, the leaving of unity or marriage; the ruler of the Venus – Saturn in conjunction with Al Ras al Thuban (the one who will be destroyed), adds to violence (injuries, poisoning, bruises, fights) and debauchery. This position of the Saturn will be important further on.
Timid, boastful, debauched he did not enjoy the good status among his neighbours. He plowed his land, drank, beat his wife, read the prayers in the evening and swore a lot. The Sun heads towards the star Altair, the star of the Mars’s and Jupiter’s nature. Imagination, passion, wildness, the Sun is in inconjunct with the Mars. This aspect raises the energy, but also the aggression, to a square. Of course, there are also huge problems in dealing with the energy that often escapes the consciousness and the control of the will. The person does not tolerate the meddling of others and believes that he/she can do everything on his/her own and in his/her own way. This person is not interested into other people’s opinions and is often in conflict with the surroundings. He/she is his/her own worst enemy. The irritation, temper and anger are inevitable.
One day, during the plowing, his horses stopped abruptly, and he had an apparition of a woman who was flying in front of him. He believed that the Virgin Mary came to him.
In 1901, Rasputin went to Greece and Jerusalem. He became an Orthodox priest and two years after that he came to Saint Petersburg and became known as “starec” (the holy man, the one whom God had given the power to predict and heal).
In that time, the Romanov family finally got a son Alexei (August 12th, 1904) after the birth of couple of daughters, but he unfortunately got a hemophilia from his mother. The last tsarina of the Russian Empire, Alexandra (1872-1918), was devastated. The Montenegrin noblewomen Milica and Stana (Anastasija) were always beside the tsarina and were her best friends. Milica was a wife of Peter Nikolaevich, the brother of the second grand duke Nikolai Nikolaevich. Milica was known as a great connoisseur of mysticism, and Stana, who was married to the duke of Lihtenberg, supported and followed her. The duke of Lihtenberg was the great prince George Mikhailovich Romanov, the cousin of the tsar Alexandar II. The desperate tsarina, often depressive, in a wheelchair, would invite to her court everyone who could help the child. Occultists, doctors, quack. Until one day, when Milica told her that there is an Orthodox priest in Russia, who heals with prayers.
In 1905, the former bishop of Sarat, Germogen, Milica and Stana brought the Rasputin to the court.
Only by the whisper of prayers said by the Rasputin or by the Chinese fairytales that he always had by himself, tsarevich Alexei gradually recovered and became stronger.
In the summer of 1905, Rasputin helped tsarevich Alexei, who was attacked by bees, by saying “Sting him and you will die”, and the bees went away.
Tsar and tsarina started to call Rasputin a holy man and a personal friend. His impact spread to the court, and the conflict with Milica and Stana became stronger.
The Mercury on Al Na'ir near the “the wheel of fortune” brings the happy circumstances and reversal of fortune after the age of forty. A sudden rise and a sudden fall. The wheel of fortune is turning. Chiron in conjunction with the star Al Sad al Matar brings a bad judgment of the situation, but helps in healing with “secret” herbs, “quiet” prayers, gives the enthusiasm and great ambition. The Mars on Al Maghrez stands for an inclination and a belief into a mystical and a person’s part in it. The Saturn, the dispositor of the Sun on Al Ras al Thuban activates iodine, “Gods finger” towards the Moon, Pluto and Uranus. The one who is chosen from the Almighty, the traveler who will inexplicably “rise others from the dead”, will go to death “under the ice”.
The impact of Rasputin on tsar was doomed right from the beginning by the royalty although he himself objectively spent a little time on the court. The fear of Rasputin, even among his nearest, was huge. Rasputin always had “a feeling” and a fear that he might end up tragically.
Towards the end he said:
“If people kill me, the dynasty will be upraised by a Russian and will rule eternally. If aristocrats kill me from the court of tsar, the Russian will fail and the dynasty will be dethroned and murdered.”
The Mercury is in Aquarius, “look ahead and to the future”. The square of Mercury in Aquarius towards the Pluto in Taurus adds paranoid thoughts, less of the tact in the panic performance, concentration that is easily gone, the fury and threats that are inevitable, the attacks with and with no reason and, most often, because of “being a wise guy” and saying something that could make a problem. The Mercury in conjunction with Uranus also symbolizes restlessness, constant nervousness, rush thoughts, often changes of mood, but also the words that “come true” after death.
On the December 16th, 1916, the group of noblemen led by Felix Yusupov decided to “put him away”. They took him to Yusupov’s court, served him cookies full of cyanide and poisonous wine. After that, three shots followed. After the shooting, they tied him and threw him into the river Neva.
The results of the autopsy showed that Rasputin died trying to break the ice on the river surface. He drowned, the same as his sister, and his brother, in an indirect way.
If we are to say that Ascendant materializes everything, then the closeness of Acrux on the East would symbolize the benefit from religion, inclination towards mystery and occultism, strong intuition and danger of poisoning, drowning. The top of the VII house near Ain “the body and eye in water”, the IV house (the beginning and the end) on Al Janah love towards water and the death in water.