- Peggy O'Donnell
Zelensky and the World
President Zelensky of Ukraine has an appropriate chart for being the hope of the world at the moment as his country is under assault by Russia.
His chart shows Jupiter, the planet of hope, in the sign Gemini in the first house. Gemini is a Mercury ruled sign, so his communication skills are excellent. His speeches have brought world leaders to tears and led to a unification of countries and global collectives that no one anticipated could occur. His chart ruler is Mercury in Capricorn in the 8th house, which is the Scorpio house, which lends gravitas as he speaks to the world from a country under siege.
Saturn is at 28 degrees of Leo (a very charismatic degree) in the 4th house of the home, and here the 4th house is literally the home country. He is defending his country with fire, as Leo is a fire sign. His moon is also in Leo, close to the 4th house cusp, and Mars in Leo as well, in the house of communication. Leo and all fire signs tend to bravery, and this he has shown in spades. This planet in his chart was triggered by the full moon at 28 Leo on February 16th.
His progressed Mercury just moved into the sign Aries, which is ruled by Mars, the god of war, and war is what he is discussing, day and night. Zelensky's progressed Descendant is 27 Capricorn, and today, as forces advance toward the Capitol, Kyiv, Mars, Venus and Pluto sit exactly on his descendant.
In the natal chart Zelensky has Sun and Venus in Aquarius in the 9th house. This can be friends abroad. It also helps him fight the battle for democracy. In addition, his midheaven is Aquarius. Aquarians often find themselves in positions speaking for all of humanity. Mid-March (if birth time is accurate) will find Saturn by transit exact to his Midheaven, which tends to be a career peak, with a lot of weight on your shoulders. This time it is the weight of the free world.