Russia-Ukraine War: Why did it start? When will it end?

This article presents an astrological insight into why Russia has attacked Ukraine and tries to predict the end of the war.

Russia-Ukraine War: Why did it start? When will it end?


On 24 February 2022, Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, which turned into a full-scale war. Since then, Russia has continued with the attack and the Ukrainian forces have been putting up a strong resistance. Plus, there have been three failed attempts at peace negotiations between delegations of the two countries.

In this article we will provide an astrological perspective to the reasons behind the current situation and the possible outcomes.

Astrological Analysis of the Charts of Russia and Ukraine

Russia - 12 June 1990, 01:45, Moscow

Russia has Aquarius Ascendant and Capricorn Moon sign. In the current transit, planets like Saturn, Mars, Venus, and Mercury along with Pluto are in the 12th house of foreign land and losses in the natal chart.

Jupiter and Sun are transiting in the 1st house of self; Rahu is transiting in the 4th house and Ketu in the 10th house.

Probable triggers for war (based on Russia’s chart)

In the annual horoscope, Russia has Aquarius Ascendant and Saturn, Mars, Venus, and Mercury along with Pluto are in the 12th house of foreign land and losses - similar to the natal chart.

As per Mundane Astrology, afflicted luminaries like Sun, Moon or both in the annual horoscope is one of the reasons for the war. In addition to this, Muntha or the lord of Muntha is afflicted or in Rahu-Ketu axis, which is an indication of distress or agony.

Affliction to Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, and Capricorn signs is again an important indication of war. If Mars is involved in this, then the situation will aggravate as per Mundane Astrology.

Also, Sun is on the Rahu-Ketu axis in the natal chart, and, most importantly, it is also in the same position in the annual horoscope. Transit Rahu has afflicted Sun in both natal and annual horoscopes and has created the astrological reasons for the occurrence of war.

In Russia’s horoscope, Taurus is afflicted due to the presence of Rahu; and Scorpio is afflicted due to the presence of Ketu. In addition to this, Capricorn is under the influence of Saturn, Mars, Mercury, and Venus. With so many planets placed in Capricorn, this has also resulted in collisions and conflict of energies of these planets, which is bound to have an overall adverse outcome and impact. Astrologically speaking, this has also been one of the causes for the war.

The 7th house, which is the significator of war in Mundane Astrology, is also afflicted and this will lead to circumstances whereby the country will face agonies and setbacks. As the world has been a witness, Russian economy has come to a standstill. The Russian stock market tanked heavily and reached levels below 50%, wiping off about $150 billion of investors’ money. The oil prices have zoomed to levels of more than $115 per barrel, which not only would impact Russia but the entire world.

Ukraine- 24 August 1991, 18:00, Kyiv

Ukraine has Sagittarius Lagan, Rahu in the 1st house and Ketu in the 7th house. The 2nd house has Sun and Moon in Capricorn. Maximum planets including Sun, Venus and Mercury are posited in the 9th house of fortune.

Probable triggers for war (based on Ukraine’s chart)

Since Lagan is afflicted by Rahu and aspect by Mars, this is one of the reasons for a war.

In Transit Saturn, Mars, Mercury, Pluto, and Venus are nesting in the 2nd house; Sun and Jupiter are posited in the 3rd house; Rahu is in the 6th house; and Ketu is in the 12th house. As this conjunction happened in the 2nd house of the nation’s economy, it has brought a turmoil and drastic instability of their economy.

Affliction or influence into Capricorn-Cancer axis is believed to be the cause of war or instability in a country.

In the annual horoscope, we see a planet conjunction in the 4th house in Capricorn, Rahu in Taurus in the 8th house and Ketu in the 2nd house. After 17th March, Rahu will enter Aries in the 7th house of annual horoscope and Ketu will enter Lagan in the 1st house of annual horoscope. This will afflict the 7th house, which will bring serious agony probably due to war. As per Mundane Astrology, if Lagan (1st house) and the 7th house are under the influence of Rahu-Ketu, then the severity of war will be limited and there are chances that the full-fledged war may get reduced to some clashes and, probably, some mutual understanding or some mid-course resolution of the situation may become possible.

As per Mundane Astrology, in a fortnight chart, if the 7th house is afflicted, then it acts as a trigger to war between two countries which already have prevailing tensions. If we look at the fortnightly chart of Ukraine for 24 February 2022, we see that Mars – the planet of war – was in the 7th house of war and, thus, triggered the war on that day.


From the perspective of Ukraine’s chart, Mars squares Rahu on 8th April. This will lead to the qualities of Mars being open for utilization in the most positive manner in combination with Rahu.

That will happen in a way wherein Mars will portray itself poised to use its own negative energy to fight the ill-effects within and, thus, not impact other planets or houses and their impacts. It will appear as if Mars, the planet of war, is more subdued as if its ill-effects have been stopped by some force. Thus, the prevailing war situation may start inching towards normalcy.

On 11th April, we see that Saturn is in square position with Rahu.

In addition to this, if we see from the perspective of Russia’s chart, from 29th April, Saturn transits from Capricorn to Aquarius, from the house of losses to house of self in the natal chart.

This will be marked with the unfolding of events that will provide opportunities for creating circumstances that may bring a hold on the war and lead towards the direction of normalcy, which would happen gradually.

Solar eclipse will occur on 30 April 2022 and the lunar eclipse on 15th May. These will further improve the situation between the two countries and better times will prevail.

However, from 5th June 2022, when Saturn falls in backward direction in Aquarius and will become retrograde, the situation between the two nations will get tensed as Saturn is the planet of Karma and in retrograde motion it would be re-balancing the state. Retrograde Saturn means hurdles, delays, miseries, and obstructions and may trigger a war or, again, cause disturbances between Ukraine and Russia. When Saturn will enter Capricorn in its backward journey on 12 July 2022 and will sit in square position with Rahu, there might be an outburst with regard to the tension and stress in these two countries. From 11th October, when Saturn will become direct in motion, things will improve a little, but, still, it will bring ups and downs and only gradually will things get back to track after the turmoil.