‘Rasputin? A horse thief, a mad monk, a fraud with hypnotic powers, a priest-charlatan who manipulated stupid, hysterical women, a flagellant sectarian and pervert, a criminal who ruled the Russian Empire, dictating all policies and making all political appointments through bribery, a debauchee who organized orgies, a drunkard (like all Russians), a primitive barbarian, a Satanist, a German spy, the reason for the downfall of Russia, even his name means ‘depraved’. In reality, not one bit of the above has been proved true, including that he was a debauchee and a drunkard, and most of it is patently untrue. It is all classic self-justifying Russophobia which says ‘Russians are primitive, we are superior, therefore we can do anything we like’. He was certainly not mad, never a priest, monk, thief or spy, never a flagellant sectarian or a Satanist, and had very little if any political influence. September 3 http://www.events.orthodoxengland.org.uk/the-real-gregory-rasputin/
The worldview underlying astrology sees all of reality as symbolic in nature. To the symbolist, the heavenly bodies are threads within a great tapestry of affinities and correspondences. Thus even when an article is published, the symbolist can find important clues connecting the contents of the article with the planetary configurations at that time. This article was published by St John's Orthodox Church, Colchester in its September blogposts. At Colchester, the upcoming Saturn-Neptune square straddles the horizon axis. The September 1 solar eclipse activates this square.
About the eclipse Ralfee Finn writes :
This solar eclipse has the potential to be exceptionally powerful because it forms a T-Square to the final exact square between Saturn and Neptune on September 10. The ongoing square between Saturn and Neptune has been and continues to be about knowing the difference between fact and fiction. At worst, under the influence of this solar eclipse those already committed to veiling the truth will be spreading even more stories intended to distract, bamboozle and manipulate already agitated emotional bodies. Consider it an extended, endless episode of Wag the Dog. At best, this eclipse could reveal previously hidden information with the power to clarify muddy waters and provide vital details. And this is not just in the political arena. The power of this T-square is sure to be felt in individual lives. So if you’ve been telling tales to yourself or others or living a lie, get ready for a reckoning.
On September 2, the transit Sun opposes Neptune and places the Sun-Saturn-Neptune T-square once again straddling the horizon axis at Pokrovskoje, Russia – the birthplace of Rasputin . And finally although Rasputin is dead and gone, his lunar return chart speaks to us. It carries the Saturn-Neptune- Node T-square on the horizon axis. It is almost as though the spirit of the man was reaching out through time asking that his name be cleared!