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Rasputin Gender: M
Grigori Efimovich Novyky Rasputin
born on 9 January 1869 Jul.Cal. (21 Jan 1869 greg.)
Place Pokrovskoje (Tjumen), Russian Federation, 57n14, 66e48
Timezone LMT m66e48 (is local mean time)
Data source
Documented source; untimed
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 01°23' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif or s_aricol.18.gif



Russian Siberian peasant, a monk and mystic who became a great favorite of the court of the last Czar, exercising an undue influence. Introduced to Nicholas and Alexandra in 1907 to help their hemophiliac son, he was the only one who was able to successfully stop the boy's bleeding attacks and he soon gained the reputation of being a saint and healer. By 1911 he was thoroughly ensconced in royal favor. Rasputin met the tsar and his wife for the first time on 1 November 1905 OS in Peterhof at 4:00 pm. (P.70 quoted from the tsar's diary.)

Born in a village in Siberia, he left his home, wife and three kids in 1891 to follow a holy vision. He preached a doctrine of sin and the need to be saved, stressing the evil of the sins of the flesh. He not only gained a ministerial following but the noblewomen succumbed easily to his rough sexual approach. Bearded, with burning eyes, unwashed and licentious, away from the court he indulged in uninhibited debauchery. He lived the rest of his life apart from his family. His daughter wrote that he had a 13" phallus, which he apparently put to good use.

With powerful enemies in a court seething with intrigue, he was invited to a dinner by a few of the aristocracy on the late evening of 16 December 1916. According to Yusupov's account, Yusupov invited Rasputin to his home shortly after midnight, and ushered him into the basement. Yusupov offered Rasputin tea and cakes which had been laced with cyanide. At first, Rasputin refused the cakes, but then began to eat them. To Yusupov's surprise, Rasputin did not appear to be affected by the poison. Rasputin then asked for some Madeira wine (which had also been poisoned) and drank three glasses, but still showed no sign of distress. At around 2:30 am, Yusupov excused himself to go upstairs, where his fellow conspirators were waiting. Taking a revolver from Dmitry Pavlovich, Yusupov returned to the basement and, referring to a crucifix that was in the room, told Rasputin that he'd "better look at the crucifix and say a prayer," then shot him once in the chest. Believing him to be dead, they then drove to Rasputin's apartment, with Sukhotin wearing Rasputin's coat and hat, in an attempt to make it look as though Rasputin had returned home that night. Upon returning to the Moika Palace, Yusupov went back to the basement to ensure that Rasputin was dead. Suddenly, Rasputin leapt up and attacked Yusupov, who - with some effort - freed himself and fled upstairs. Rasputin followed, and made it into the palace's courtyard before being shot by Purishkevich and collapsing into a snowbank. The conspirators then wrapped Rasputin's body in cloth, drove it to the Petrovsky Bridge and dropped it into the Malaya Nevka River.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by English, Jon (born 26 March 1949). Notes: 1987 stage musical "Rasputin"


  • Death by Homicide 17 December 1916 Jul.Cal. (30 Dec 1916 greg.) at 04:00 AM (Killed by enemies (Date OS))
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Lina Accurso writes on 2/1998 that she saw an A&E biography on 11/25/1997 in which Rasputin's church records read January 10, 1869 (OS).

Filipe Ferreira quotes BBC-Timewatch documentary of 6/08/1994, "The Real Rasputin," which showed a recently discovered birth record with the information of January 10, 1869. Ferreira wrote to the Rasputin Museum asking if a time is known, but there was no answer. The same date is given in Edvard Radzinsky's "Rasputin: The Last Word," Phoenix, London, 2000, pp 30-32 (copy in LMR files).

Becky Altschuler writes, " Grigory Efimovich Rasputin was born in the Tyumen district of the province of Tobol in the village of Pokrovskoe...... A census of the residents of the village of Pokrovskoe was found in the Tyumen archive, and appearing next to the name Grigory Rasputin in the column for 'year, month, and day of birth' is the date 10 January 1869." Book notes this is the day of Saint Grigory for whom he was named. This is from Edvard Radzinsky "The Rasputin File," Doubleday, 2000. pp. 24-25. A notation in the front of the book states that all dates are from the Old Style calendar."

Rasputin met the tsar and his wife for the first time on 1 November 1905 in Peterhof at 4:00 pm. This is on p. 70 quoted from the tsar's diary. I believe Peterhof is an area ( city, village) and not a palace name although I am not positive.This is also O.S..

Sally Davis writes in Transit September 1999 that Soviet records have confirmed the same date and place in two books: 10 January 1869 OS (January 22 NS) in Pokrovskoye in Tobolsk Province, 57 N.16, 66 E.50.

Dorothy Kovach on ACT internet, 4/2001, adds, "The new book by Edvard Radzinsky, "The Rasputin File" verifies once again his birthdate as Jan 10, 1869 (OS) in the village Pokrovskoe on the banks of the Tura, province of Tobol, Siberia 57N16 ~ 66E50. The date was taken from a census of the residents of the village of Pokrovskoe which was found in the Tyumen archive. It is the day of Saint Grigory, for whom he was named. The dates in the encyclopedias are wrong. She adds that "Much new material coming from the Extraordinary Commission of the Provisional Government...13th Section re Rasputin of 1917. This had been lost for most of the century until turning up at Sotheby's; purchased by

Mstislav Rostropovitch and given as a gift to the author. All dates in the book are given in (OS) unless otherwise indicated: five hundred pages of documents in the file.

"The immense interest in Rasputin has continued unabated both in Russia and abroad. This book answers many questions."

The time of 2:00 AM is an approximate rectification by LMR to put Scorpio on the ASC, late Leo on the MC.

(Formerly, AA in 5/1943 claimed possession of a photostat of a letter from Rasputin's daughter that gives January 10, 1870 OS, January 23, 1871 NS, "no known hour. The biography by his daughter Maria read, "The night of January 23, 1871, a meteor turned downward and before it hit the earth, he was born." (Note that the daughter's date recognizes the OS date and Russian Calendar year. However the style correction properly adds 12 days; by giving January 23 NS, the daughter either has calculated in error, or the birth was after midnight of the 10th.)

(Formerly a variety of data were given: Manly Hall had 6/17/1872, 10:42 PM, Tobolsk, Russia in Astrological Review 3/1935. AFA Summer/1968 quotes Kosmobiologie for 7/20/1872, 2:31 AM, Prokovskoie, Russia. PC quotes Brunhubner in his Pluto book for 7/29/1871, 9:45 PM. An article in the Los Angeles Times on 9/25/1978 gave 1871; World Book Encyclopedia gives 1872-1916.)

Starkman quotes [1]in Russian Wikipedia: "Metric book of the Slobodo-Pokrovskaya Bogoroditskaya church of the Tyumen district of the Tobolsk province with the birth record on 09.01.1869 of G.E. Rasputin, an unofficial confessor and favorite of the family of the last emperor of the Russian throne, Nicholas II" and "The name of the baby was, according to the existing tradition, called the child the name of that saint, on whose day he was born or baptized. Day of baptism of Grigory Rasputin - January 10, the day of the commemoration of St Gregory of Nyssa".

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 22 January 1869 NS 02.22.20 LMT Asc 13Sco13' Moon 12Tau17'


  • Traits : Body : Appearance unattractive (Unwashed, slovenly)
  • Traits : Personality : Personality robust (Intense)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (Debauched)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Sex Organs (Said to have 13" penis)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Russian orthodox monk)
  • Vocation : Religion : Spiritual Leader/ Guru (Guru to royal family)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book