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Is Putin’s numerologist trying to scare us?

68I’ve just written an article suggesting that from an astrological point of view, the timing of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine wasn’t bad, given the constraints. So maybe, in our fantasy world, we can speculate that Putin has an astrologer. Let’s call her Katka. And Katka is an expert in the dark arts, including numerology. As a numerologist, she knows of an interesting coincidence – that the start dates of the First and Second World War both add up to 68.

I understand that the start dates of these wars depends on which country you are looking at, but the general view is that the First World War started on 28 July 1914, when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, and the Second World War started on 1 September 1939, when Germany invaded Poland.

From a numerological point of view, we can do the following analyses:

28 July 1914 = 28 + 7 + 19 + 14 = 68

1 September 1939 = 1 + 9 + 19 + 39 = 68

This is an interesting coincidence, with the suggestion being that the two dates chime with one another. Katka knows this – she learned it in numerology school – and she tells her client about it. They discuss the matter, and decide to choose a date for the invasion of the Ukraine which also adds up to 68. Such a coincidence might scare ordinary people in the West into thinking that the Third World War had started. Then the West, pressurized by its superstitious public, might back off.

A possible date might be 25 January 2022, which is 25 + 1 + 20 + 22 = 68. That would have been a good one, because it was also Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s 44th birthday. He’s the Ukrainian president, if you don’t know. Another possibility was 15 December 2021, which is 15 + 12 + 20 + 21 = 68. However, these dates are two early, and Russia didn’t want to upset the Chinese, by drawing attention from their Winter Olympics. Katka then comes up with 24 February 2022, which is 24 + 2 + 20 + 22 = 68. This was the actual date of the invasion. Like the start of the First and Second World War, it adds up to 68. It’s the Third World War, right?

I hope that someone like Katka exists. I hope that Russia deliberatly chose 24 February 2022 because it adds up to 68, and might therefore scare the West into backing off. The alternative, that it was an unforced repetition, makes me worried.

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  • IanS March 9, 2022, 6:11 pm

    Thank you Archie for returning. You are a very good astrologer and you should never doubt yourself. I very much appreciate your posts which are helpful in navigating the current times.

    • Archie Dunlop March 11, 2022, 5:02 pm


      Thank you for the kind words. I do have a love-hate relationship with astrology… in many respects it is very unrewarding, and not just financially. On the other hand, there is the problem that at some level it works, though not as many people see. For example, it is difficult to argue with Zelensky’s 2022 solar return. Maybe I’ll work out what astrology wants from me before I die!

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