Chart Elements 17; Surprise, Career, Intentions — Uranus-MC-Sun

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Photo of Tolkachev being arrested and placed in a van for transport to prison.

Over the intervening years between our last coverage period and mid-1985, Tolkachev continued to provide the CIA in Moscow with a wealth of intelligence material on in-development military equipment; planes, ships, radar, communications.  He worked at a furious pace for the most part, taking home at noon time secret documents which he photographed.  At each meeting, held several months apart, he would pass a great many film canisters to his CIA agent, equaling many hundreds of pages of information.  He also sent copious notes.

All of this came to an end due to a disgruntled former employee of the CIA who was let go after his training period because it was found that he lied on one of his questionnaires.  A few years later he sought revenge, and sold his information to the Russians.  One part of that information referred to a highly placed CIA agent in one of their research facilities.  Using that information, it did not take long for the KGB to pinpoint Tolkachev as the likely spy.  They secretly searched his apartment and found cameras, rolls of film, printed material and communications from the CIA.

As Tolkachev and his wife returned from a weekend in the wilderness, heading for Moscow, they were stopped and arrested.  Tolkachev was hustled into a van, stripped and searched, and re-clothed in a jump suit.  They were taking no chances that he would have access to a suicide pill.  The date was June 5, 1985.  The chart for this dates Moon-Sun Return is shown below.


The single closely angular planet is t/Sun at the IC angle.  One’s life, resources and self-identity is at an end-point or a new beginning.  For Tolkachev, it was obvious that this was the end of the road for him.  The t/Moon-n/Sun Return occurred in the 6th house of service and adjustments. This position was squared by t/Venus.  The delicate balance between spying and remaining without coming to the notice of the authorities was jeapordized at this time.  No other planets were involved.  The n/N.Node (the point where the transiting Moon’s orbit intersects the primary orbit between the Earth and Sun) was at the MC angle, representing career-related associates were involved — in this case, the defense agents who arrested him.

The chart below is for Tolkachev on this early day in June when he was arrested.


In the short interval since the Return chart, the chart angles have progressed or advanced only a small amount.  Due to their similar speeds, the t/Sun remains close to the Advancing IC angle.  Now, however, the horizontal axis and angles have been joined by t/Jupiter-n/Jupiter at the Asc. and Desc. ends of this axis.  What might an “opportunity opposed by an opportunity” mean?  First to come to one’s mind is “choice.”  Do we take this opportunity or that opportunity?  That was obviously not appropriate here.

Perhaps a ‘negation’ of opportunity or ‘luck’ is to be considered.  One attribute that is often not considered is “overwhelmed.”  One can become over confident, comfortable in a routine, and not careful about contending issues.  An astrologer, if one was advising Tolkachev, might have advised him to do one of two things during this period; be taken out of the country, or to stop all spying activity (including disposing of any incriminating materials) and just take a year off from all of this dangerous spying activity.

Tolkachev had a saying, “Everything we do is dangerous.”  He also said, “I am a dissident at heart.”  His goal was to damage the Soviet Union to the maximum extent possible.  He said, “I have selected a course which does not permit me to move backwards and I have no intention of veering from this course.  Since I have tasked myself with passing the maximum amount of information, I do not intend to stop halfway.”  All of this explains the extraordinary amount of material that he provided the CIA each time he met with a CIA agent.  He was not doling out information in exchange for money.  He was releasing a flood gate of information to damage the Soviet Union to the greatest extent possible. 

So, back to Jupiter opposite Jupiter.  Should we see this as the opportunity promised becoming the opportunity fulfilled.  Is that what t/Jupiter-opposite-n/Jupiter can mean for Tolkachev?  I would like to conclude this series of Tolkachev’s spy-activities with that thought in mind.

The next posting will be for the date of Tolkachev’s execution.

Ebertin’s amazing reference work, “The Combination of Stellar Influences,” notes the following relative to Sun-Uranus-MC combinations:  “An excitable and restless person with far-reaching plans.  Reformers, inventors, technicians.  Experiencing the impact of sudden events or of emotional upheavals.”  With Sun-Uranus at the MC we can appreciate surprises relating to one’s self, career and intentions.  Tolkachev is reported to have taken all of this very calmly.  He maintained that his wife and son knew nothing about his activities, and the manner in which he had hid his materials in the ceiling certainly supported that story.  We do not know of his treatment during the year following his arrest.  It is likely that the Soviets were more interested in trying to assess the extent of disclosures made to the U.S. than in personal revenge and torture against Tolkachev as an individual.  They had years of records to go over relative to the materials he had taken out of the vaults for copy and photography purposes.  


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Chart Elements 16: Anticipating “When” During The Following Two Weeks.

Tolkachev photo-1Often a Moon-to-Sun Return chart will have several planets in angular houses, but not near the angles.  As a consequence we might at first dismiss the chart as not being very exciting.  For the practiced astrologer, such is not the case.  The following charts will serve to illustrate the way in which we need to look at a Return chart in terms of it likely yielding a significant period during its two week cycle.  On Nov. 3, 1981, Tolkachev had a precession-corrected t/Moon-opposite-n/Sun Return, the n/Sun being in the 10th house. 

That chart is shown below.



Other than n/Pluto being within a degree of the MC angle, note the distance of all other bodies from their nearest angles:  n/Sun 12d from the MC, n/Venus 13d from the MC, t/Saturn 12d from the Asc., n/PoF 16d from the Asc., t/Mercury 17d from the Asc., t/Moon 12d from the IC, and n/Chiron 6d from the Desc.  Recognizing that the chart angles advance about 1 degree per day, we can see from our listing that several planets are located about twelve degrees from their nearest angle.  We can, with most software packages, step forward day-by-day to explore any patterns that are not anticipated.

As far as this rather ‘mild’ Return chart goes, the major considerations are the t/Moon-opposite-n/Sun in the 10th, and n/Pluto-MC.  This Moon-Sun pattern suggests, according to the book Personal Moon-to-Sun Returns2, Difficulty with plans relating to family or jointly held resources. Public image is affected by stated plans. Divesting property to raise cash. Private and public life clash. Renewing something essential to one’s well-being is considered. Doing the unexpected.  n/Pluto at the MC suggests, within the context of one’s life, wishing to exercise some level of control.  We will explore these chart indications, taking into account that we will need to adjust these meanings to fit within a context of ‘spying’.

CIA agent David Rolph had not had contact with Tolkachev for several months.  The signal to meet, a lighted kitchen window at a given period, high up in the apartment tower where Tolkachev lived, had not been lighted.  As it turned out, a second signal had been set up to indicate the need for a meeting; this had been Tolkachev’s small battered sedan parked a certain way at a certain spot.  Rolph had thought that this signal would not go into effect until November and had not checked on it.  As a result of this misunderstanding, several possible meeting dates had been missed.

So, back to our assessment of several planets near 12 degrees from their nearest angles.  Seven days after the Return chart, on Nov. 10th, 1981, the kitchen window light was lit.  Rolph went to a nearby park where they were to meet.  Tolkachev greeted Rolph warmly and suggested the go to his car and sit there while they talked.  This made Rolph nervous as anyone might note them and stop and ask for identification and questioning.  In a parked car there was no way or time to separate or dispose of incriminating materials.  Let us first look at the Advanced chart for the 10th of November.


What has changed?  n/Sun-n/Venus is now close to the MC.  A friendly and supportive event will be part of his ‘spy-career’ experience.  n/Chiron at the Desc. angle is also ‘close’, only a degree away.  Adjustments will be required by or for another person.  t/Saturn is not yet overly close to the Ascendant, still 7 degrees distant.  But, Saturn is Saturn and often insists on making itself felt.  Plans will be discussed, caution will be needed.

Now, let us look at the alternative planets — natal for transiting planets, transiting for natal planets.  As soon as we play this astrological hopscotch game we find some interesting facets. With n/Sun-MC and n/Chiron-Desc. forming an angular or ‘paran’ square, we will take note of t/Sun which opposes t/Chiron.  We have a doubled up Sun-Chiron; our intentions and direction in life will need to be adjusted, past difficulties will need to be corrected or adapted to.

With t/Saturn-n/PoF in the first house, we can take note of n/Saturn-opposing-t/PoF across the 11th-to-5th house axis.  Saturn and the Part of Fortune do not impress us as being well-paired.  What should we make of this pair?  Resistance to change.  Unexpected conflict over what has to change.  Change is not what it seems to be.  Any of these statements might be applicable.  Let us get back to our story and see how the story and the chart line up.

Tolkachev took Rolph to his car.  If anyone of the ‘neighborhood watch’ were to notice the fogged up windows and make an inquiry, they would have trouble on their hands.  A moving car is not as safe as it might seem; talking and driving stresses one’s memory of decisions and information after the drive is over.  As nervous as Rolph was about meeting in a car, Tolkachev was happy and very animated.  The summer had not been as productive as he had hoped.  Security had been tightened up, so signing out documents was hampered.  With summer, less clothing was worn and he couldn’t smuggle documents out of his office at noontime to be photographed back at his near-by apartment.  Still, 23 rolls of film were handed over.  A new Pentax camera was provided along with batteries.  Stereo headphones for Tolkachev’s son, and 32,400 rubles were handed over.  Also, a new radio transmitter was provided for urgent communications.  New meeting signals were agreed upon.  Tolkachev wanted a miniature tape recorder, books.  The meeting ended after some twenty minutes.

At this time, while Tolkachev was bleeding critical intelligence from the Soviet Union, they were in the midst of an intelligence hi-jacking effort of their own.  The French caught wind of it and shared the information with the CIA.  Faulty electronics and equipment was allowed to ‘fall into’ the hands of the Soviets for their gas and oil industry usage.  In a short while, valves failed, pumps seized up, over-pressure conditions burst piping and the biggest non-nuclear explosion ever witnessed in the Soviet Union set their industry back for several years.  Such was the spy game — real consequences flowed from its successes and failures.

Note:  Some charts have greatly distorted angles and houses due to the high northern or southern latitudes they represent.  In these cases, the MC angle will continue to advance at about one degree per day but the Ascendant-Descendant angles may move very little or a great deal — two or more degrees per day.  This has to be kept in mind when assessing when chart angles might advance to contact planets that are several-many degrees away.

The Moon and the Part of Fortune can be used differently  Each will move some 12 to 14 degrees per day — or one full sign every two or two-and-a-half days.  You can easily estimate the number of signs, and the number of days, it will take for the Moon or PoF to reach the next angle.

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Chart Elements 15: No Closelly Angular Planets

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What do we do when a Return chart has no closely angular planets?

Does this mean that no significant actions or events will take place during the following two weeks?  

Given that we are working with 22 natal and transiting planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) plus 8 natal and transiting angles (Asc., MC,, Desc., IC) plus two Part of Fortunes, we have 32 chart elements among 360 degrees, or about a 1-in-9 chance of having a component at any angle, or 4 in 9 chance of having any one angle occupied.  So, it is somewhat ‘rare’ to come across a Return or an Advanced chart where no angle is closely occupied.  So, what do we do?

Adolph Tolkachev and John Guilsher had their last meeting together on June 17, 1980 on the streets of Moscow.  Tolkachev’s t/Moon-to-n/Sun Return occurred three days earlier on June 14, 1980.  We will look at this chart first.

AT MtoS 6-14-1980 last mtg

Again, this is a StarFisher astrological chart.  The natal planet positions are listed in the far right column, the transiting positions in the right side inner column.  As can be seen, there are no closely angular planets to consider as a first step.  So, we move on to the second step — planets in angular houses (the 1st, 7th, 10th and 4th.  Due to the great angular latitude distortion in this chart we might choose to limit ourselves to those planets within 15 degrees or so of the angles.  Still, a tough call. 

We might take note of t/Neptune some 16 degrees from the MC, and n/Neptune-n/Venus some 14 degrees from the Desc. angle.  Neptune is dissolution, among other meanings.  Guilsher would be returning to the U.S. as his tour of duty in Moscow was ending.  So Neptune near the career-MC and Neptune near the relations-Desc. angles is appropriate.  This is not so strong an indicator that we would likely devine this interpretively ahead of time.

t/Moon-to-n/Sun in the 6th relates to work, making adjustments, considering what others need for support versus what support you have to offer.  This Moon-Sun pattern is squared by t/Pluto — as it has been in the prior year or two and will be in the following year or two.  t/Mercury is conjunct this Return point; so words and written material will be involved and important in this period.  So, that’s it.

On the 17th, Guilsher put on a disguise before leaving the Embassy.  He was known to be a CIA agent and the KGB made a point of tailing him closely.  By adopting the guise of a low-level worker, he walked right past the KGB, took a circuitous route to his meeting place with Tolkachev.  They had not met in almost five months.  In that time Tolkachev brought thousands of pages of secret documents that he had photographed at home — he could check out documents at work in the morning, take them home to photograph at noon time during lunch, and return them later in the day to the depository where they were kept.   That amounted to 179 rolls of film!  Guilsher’s plastic bag was not big enough to hold them all so Tolkachev gave him his brief case.

A new and improved Tropel miniature camera was offered, but Tolkachev prefered to use his Pentax 35.  They discussed a monetary offer that was an amount larger than what the U.S. President’s salary was.  Tolkachev made to comment about that amount or on the contingency plans to spirit him and his family out of the country.  Because this was to be their last meeting, conversation was strained.  Neither seemed to have the words that might have been said. 

The Advanced chart for the 17th is shown below:

AT Adv 6-17-1980 last mtg

In Advanced charts we check for 1) angular planets, 2) the t/Sun, t/Moon, t/Pof for aspects of significance, 3) doubled-up planets, and 4) the alternate versions (natal for transiting planets, transiting for natal planets) of key factors (Sun, Moon, PoF).  Given those guidelines, we might note that t/Neptune is now closer to the MC (but still not significantly so) with t/Sun-t/Venus broadly opposite.  A friendly loss of contact, perhaps.   t/Moon-t/N.Node square t/PoF; change or upset in associations.  And, t/PoF will soon touch the MC; changes affecting his career and mission.  This is it.  A bit anti-climatic.  

Tolkachev’s 6400 pages of documents covered the new Soviet AWACS surveillance plane, modifications to the new (then) MIG-25 fighter plane which was to be equipped with the new look-down-radar to spot cruise missiles. 

Tolkachev wanted new and specific plans to be readied to take him and his family out of the Soviet Union.  To obtain the information given to the CIA, he had to sign out all of those documents for photographing.  If anyone ever looked at the log sheets they would not the large number of signed-out documents and begin to ask questions.  Like the request for a suicide pill, this was another back-up plan that he felt he needed.  His operation notes, part of the package he gave Guilsher, was somewhat somber.  He expected that his time was getting shorter.  All of this gave the CIA much to think about while Tolkachev took his family on their summer vacation.  How would handle him next?  What likely developments might be expected?  Could they get him out of the Soviet Union? 

Actually, Tolkachev would continue his spying for another five years.  My task now is to review some of those key events and determine if they provide the mix of chart elements that help explain the interpretive use of these Returns — OR — whether I should soon wrap up this series and introduce a mix of current news events.  I don’t want to bore my followers.  YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS ARE WELCOME.

Also, I will repeat an offer made some time ago.  If anyone wishes to join me here as a co-moderator or commenter, please e-mail me at  The role you could fill is flexible as is the time commitment.  I would like to broaden the views that I express to best reflect the general astrological community.  We need to remember that this charting method offers a day-by-day view of the flow of life’s events for a person.  It is, in that sense, unlike what other uses of astrology are as practiced in the press or on other sites. 








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Chart Elements 14: Pluto And The Part Of Fortune

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A year earlier Tolkachev also had a Return chart with his n/Asc. located at the MC.  It was noted then that this positioning was, in Tolkachev’s case, a promotion of his own interests.  For general applications this pattern could represent one being a spokesman for a corporation, project, or a cause.  What did Tolkachev want?  A suicide pill.

CIA Agent Guilsher waited until darkness set in over Moscow on Feb. 11, 1980 before starting a long surveillance detection run.  He was a marked man among the Russian security forces and had to take great care in avoiding them.  He reached the meeting site early and circled about to re-check that all was clear.  He and Tolkachev met near the Leningradsky Prospekt, a major thoroughfare that headed out of the center of Moscow.  They talked as they walked and exchanged materials.  Tolkachev passed four Tropel cameras with their film, and a nine page operations note.  Guilsher gave two Pentax cameras to Tolkachev.  Let us examine at this point the t/Moon-to-n/Sun Return for Jan. 30, 1980 — a fourth house Sun placement.  The theme for a 4th house Moon-Sun is, “Promoting yourself, changing your personality, making an effort to work through a transition . . . expanding one’s place or the integration of past and future conditions.”

Because of difficulties with the software I normally use, I have shifted to the use of the StarFisher software.  This is a free-to-use, easy-to-use full featured software application which anyone can take advantage of.  Later, I will post instructions for its download and step-by-step instructions for using it to create Return and Advanced charts.  In this case I have continued to place the natal chart in the outer wheel so that the inner Return chart can be Advanced diurnally to another date in the coming week(s).  I will have to take some time to figure out how to include Chiron and exclude Dark Moon from the chart.

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Of primary note is the n/Ascendant at the MC, the placement of any natal angle at a Return or Advanced chart’s angles is always very important.  Tolkachev had something on his mind of great importance to him.  This is supported by the t/Moon-n/Sun placed in the 4th house of new starts.  We can also note t/Saturn at the Descendant angle; a serious point in the relationship between the CIA agent and the spy is indicated.  We can note the t/Part of Fortune approaching the n/PoF indicating a crises or worry for Tolkachev.  This t/PoF squares the t/Moon-n/Sun, stressing a challenge to Tolkachev role.

Let us now look at the Advanced chart for the meeting.

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t/PoF has positioned itself at the IC angle near n/Pluto; a challenge relating to fundamental issues of life and death and overwhelming circumstances is affecting the life of Tolkachev.  With t/Pluto conjoining n/PoF in the 6th, we have a ‘doubling up’ of this critical combination.  The book, Personal Moon-to-Sun Returns 2, notes that this indicates a situation which one wants to avoid.

With n/Sun-n/Venus in the 4th house and t/Sun inconjunct n/Sun, this seems to be an awkward set of intentions for Tolkachev to deal with.  Tolkachev had earlier asked for the CIA to provide him with a suicide pill.  He feared the consequences of being caught and interrogated by the KGB security forces.  He was not afraid of dying, only having to endure the great discomfort after being caught.  He was committed to damaging the Russian government to the greatest extent possible; hence the provision of great amounts of intelligence in each of his meetings with the CIA.

When Guilsher told him that the CIA didn’t want to provide a suicide pill, Tolkachev’s entire personality seemed to cave in upon itself.  He went from a confident, erect man to a slumped and haunted figure.  Guilsher was shocked by the change that this news had upon Tolkachev.  This was a major psychological blow for him.  Guilsher urged him to write a letter urging immediate reconsideration by the CIA to support his request.  Then, Guilsher told Tolkachev that his tour of duty in Moscow would soon be ending and that another agent would become his interface to the CIA.

As they parted company, Guilsher was highly concerned about Tolkachev’s attitude and changed demeanor.  Something would need to be done.

Chart Elements, a comment.

Pluto and the Part of Fortune is a powerful pattern to contend with, especially when it is ‘doubled up’ as it is in this Advanced chart.  First, I want to call your attention to the fact that the Ascendant and first house is empty.  The PoF is a point highlighting the angular relationship of the Moon-to-the-Sun which is applied to the Ascending degree.  With no planets in the first house the PoF’s location plays a ‘substitue’ role.  Tolkachev’s actions related to fixation on his torture and death at the hands of the KGB if he is caught.  He wants to avoid this.  Couple this with t/Pluto-n/PoF in the sixth house.  Tolkachev is very anxious.  We can’t tell exactly what in his personal life raises this issue at this time.  We can see that this is a time he want answers and control (a Pluto word) over his fate.

We can note n/Moon in the first house of this Advanced chart, an indicator of changes and uncertainty.

On another level, money was also an ongoing concern of Tolkachev.  He couldn’t spend it in Moscow as there was little to buy, and any expression of wealth would draw attention to himself.  He seemed concerned that he might be taken advantage of by the large and mysterious CIA (Pluto relates to large and imponderable institutions).  So, some level of value had to be recognized as well as a means of self-protection from being caught as a spy.  Remember, every symbol tries to express itself in as many ways as is possible.


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My computer software is sick


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An update.  My computer software has a bug in its calculation routine for some forms of charting — such as Advanced diurnal charts.  This should be easy to replicate but my software provider can not duplicate the problem.  Software corrections have been sent, work for a moment, then revert to not working.  Strange.  I will attempt to have the software developer remote connect into my computer on Tuesday to see what is going on and to fix it.  I’m sorry for the inconvenience to all of us.  Thanks for being patient.  Dave.




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Software Issues.

I am currently experiencing software issues.  It may take a few days to resolve the errors that the software is producing.  I will try to work around these issues if I can.

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Chart Elements 13: Transiting Pluto At The Angles; Spies At Work

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A June 6, 1979 meeting between the Russian Senior Designer in charge of Weapons Systems Development and a CIA Case Officer stationed in Moscow had many beneficial results.  The Russian, Tolkachev, didn’t like dead drops, preferring direct meetings where conversation gave him the contact and reassurance that he needed relative to the value of his information and its damage to the USSR.  Tolkachev was a man with a mission.  He had a twelve year plan, divided into seven phases, in which he would divulge every piece of information that he could access.  He wanted very much to damage the USSR as deeply as possible.  Tolkachev, through his notes, letters, conversations and stolen documents proved himself to be thorough, meticulous, careful, and discriminating.  Everything was clear, specific and important. 


Tolkachev’s t/Moon-to-n/Sun Return for May 29th, 1979 occurred 8 days before his next direct meeting with John Guilsher, CIA Case Officer at the Moscow Station.  This Return chart is notable for its t/Moon opposing n/Sun-opp-n/Pluto.  This Sun-opposite-Pluto natal pattern will be activated in every Return chart, emphasizing and hardening Tolkachev’s ‘born to be a dissident’ self-assessment.  This pattern is squared by the t/Part-of-Fortune from the third house.  This is like ‘throwing gas upon a fire’, it is explosive. 

Let us now look at the Advanced chart for June 6, 1979.


t/Pluto is now exactly on the IC angle, squaring n/Pluto in the 12th house.  A hidden form of disruption hopes to generate new pressures upon the USSR by Tolkachev’s actions.  n/Moon is in the 7th house, squaring t/Uranus-opposite-t/Mars  Another person will be needed for support (Moon).  Mars-Uranus points to the quick, short-lived excitement during the few minutes of the meeting.  t/Jupiter-Asc. points to the confidence that Tolkachev demonstrates and his sense of fulfilling his intentions.

Let us now look at this day’s meeting from the view of CIA Case Officer John Guilsher and his Return chart of May 29, 1979.  We immediate see t/Moon-n/Sun at the MC angle; he will achieve significant success on this day.  Like Tolkachev, Guilsher also has an angular t/Pluto, but at the Ascendant and not the IC angle.  This t/Pluto squares the t/Moon-n/Sun. What he undertakes has great danger as well as signaling danger for the clandestine meeting.


We have to take note of a supporting pattern; t/Sun square t/Saturn-n/Saturn; Guilsher is having his second Saturn Return.  Everyone’s first Saturn Return (age 29-30) calls one to become serious about the business of life, to be responsible for one’s own benefit.  The second Saturn Return (age 59-60) calls upon us to demonstrate our life-skills and the fruits of what we have developed to share in the world.  Guilsher is being asked to firmly demonstrate his skills, professionalism, and training plan for this clandestine meeting.


What this meeting accomplished became apparent later.  In the 15 minutes they spent together, Tolkachev gave 29 pages of handwritten notes and 10 exposed film cassettes. They talked about Tolkachev’s health (leg pains due to thrombophlebitis) which turned out to be a problem of his wife’s, not his.  Tolkachev wanted the CIA to provide a better treatment or medicine for his wife than what she was offered by the Russian hospital.  Guilsher would inquire about the needed medicine.  Meanwhile he passed on a request for specific pieces of information as well as rubles, a Pentax camera and more film.  Talks address monetary requirements.  Little money could be spent in a country where there was little to buy.  A foreign account was discussed.

In the following days, the information from Tolkachev was reviewed by the CIA analysts.  George Kalaris, chief of the Soviet Division at the CIA, was one of those who reviewed the material.  Tolkachev noted that Russian scientists were just starting to look into how to detect the new U.S. cruise missiles.  He was astounded.  This meant that the U.S. had many years of superiority where Russia would be vulnerable to cruise missiles. This was an intelligence bonanza.  All of the information from Tolkachev was valuable and insightful.

Comments on Pluto at the Angles.

Transits of Pluto to another planet represents an ‘on-going’ process and not a single day of expression.  On the other hand, a Return or Advanced chart’s angles do move, often about a degree per day.  Therefore Pluto at an angle is quite possibly a one-day or few-days expressional event.  This is one of the factors that is different from natal-progressed-transit charting. 

We have to take note of a “doubled-up” Pluto where-in both t/Pluto and n/Pluto are at the chart’s angles.  If both are at adjacent angles, we have a ‘paran square’ which may or may not be close to a 90-degree aspect.  These are more powerful than a regular 90 degree square when only one Pluto may be angular.


When another planet is also involved with a Pluto-in-a-pattern, then that planet may color the expression of Pluto.  In Tolkachev’s case, we have a natal Sun opposite a natal Pluto which powers his dissident personality.  Every Moon-Sun Return will activate this natal opposition-pattern with the Moon either on the n/Sun’s position or on the n/Pluto’s position.

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