Kim Jong Un, the infantile leader of North Korea, has been issuing a series of threats for the past several weeks. Unfortunately, an accurate birth date of the bizarre boy is not available because of the paranoid secrecy of his country. Most likely Kim Jong Un is much younger than his stated age because he has lied to make people think he is older than he is.
Under Kim Jong Un’s “leadership” the North Koreans have been threatening their neighbors and the United States since early in 2013. On March 7, 2013, the United Nations sanctioned the rogue country for its nuclear test in February. In response, the North Koreans have threatened a pre-emptive nuclear attack against the United States, canceled a hotline and a nonaggression pact with South Korea, nullified the 60-year-old armistice ending the Korean War, put front-line troops on maximum alert, cut a military hotline to its Kaesong industrial complex, and put forces on standby to strike the U.S. mainland, South Korea, Guam and Hawaii.
On March 30, 2013, North Korea warned that inter-Korean relations had entered the state of war and on April 2, 2013, it said it would restart facilities at its main Nyongbyon nuclear complex. On April 3rd, the North closed the border to trucks carrying raw materials for factories at the Kaesong industrial complex, which economically hurts the North Koreans more than the South. What is going on?
We can’t rely on the chart of Kim Jong Un because all that is certain is that he lies about his age. North Korea, or more officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, was formed on September 9, 1948, in Pýongyang, time unknown. The best we can do is look at a symbolic chart for the founding of the current North Korean government. When working with people of unknown birth times, I often use the symbolic chart of sunrise to signify their birth since the rising of the sun is a natural symbol of birth. For nations, I use a chart with the Sun exactly on the Midheaven because the Sun represents supreme authority and the MC symbolizes the government of a nation. Here is a symbolic chart for the North Korean government, which is now headed by the childish lad Kim Jong Un:
Sagittarius rises, making Jupiter the Ascendant ruler. Jupiter occupies the middle decan of Sagittarius in the 1st house, which the Golden Dawn associates with the 9 of Wands, the “Lord of Great Strength.” Since the ASC shows one’s self-image and basic motivation, we might say that North Korea seeks to appear as a nation of great strength in the world, as part of its basic identity. Waite describes the image Pamela Colman Smith painted for this card as “strength in opposition” and adds: “The figures leans upon his staff and has an expectant look, as if awaiting an enemy” (italics mine). Waite adds, “If attacked, the person will meet an onslaught boldly; and his build shews that he may prove a formidable antagonist.”
North Korean ASC-ruler corresponds to the Waite-Smith 9 of Wands, “strength in opposition,” with an expectant look, waiting for an attack.
The problem with the chart is that the Sun at the MC, which represents the government, approaches ASC-ruler Jupiter (the desire to be a powerful nation) by a square aspect. Solar Fire delineates Sun square Jupiter as, “You are prone to excessive behavior and can be egotistical.” Sounds a lot like the leadership of North Korea for the past several decades, doesn’t it?
Why all the recent mouthing off by the North Korean government? A look at the secondary progressed chart is telling. As of today (April 6, 2013), the progressed chart compared to the natal chart of the North Korean government looks like this:
The secondary progress Mars (god of war) conjoins the natal ASC-ruler Jupiter (desire for power and expansion). Secondary progressed Mercury, which rules the natal MC and seat of government, conjoins natal Mars, which unfortunately rules the 12th house of secret enemies and self-undoing. North Korea is talking about being undermined by secret enemies and making threats which most likely will not be helpful to the nation in the long run.
Interestingly, in late March 2013 when North Korea was at the height of its ludicrous behavior and accusations two significant aspects peaked on the same day, March 24:
Progressed Mercury conjoined natal Mars (as discussed above). Solar Fire interprets this as: “A new direction is needed. … You are feeling restless but unsure how to proceed … take your time … there is no need to rush or force matters.” Too bad Kim Jong-Un does not consult an astrologer.
Also on March 24, 2013, transiting Uranus (erratic behavior) opposed natal Mercury (communications). Mercury rules and occupies the natal 10th house of government. Solar Fire says of Uranus oppose Mercury: “Your communications take on an unpredictable flavor … you are thrown into the position of having to strongly defend your views … you could be expressing your opinions rather forcefully … it is not a good time for impulsive decisions as you may lack your normal powers of rational thought.”
Astrologically the North Korean government, under the “leadership” of an inexperienced boy, is lacking its “normal powers of rational thought” and expressing its opinions too forcefully. Astrological symbolism never ceases to amaze me.
Addendum 09 April 2013
Like the man in the tarot’s Nine of Wands, Kim Jong Un is girding his loins for an impending attack: