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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Korea and Alpha to Omega

Those of you who have read the book will know that North Korea, although only briefly mentioned, plays a pivotal role in the plot of Alpha to Omega. In some ways, fact looks like following fiction.

In my last post, I referred briefly to what was going on in the Korean peninsula. In just two short weeks, tension has increased rapidly. Missiles are being moved, as are the other side's missile shields. Troop build- ups are escalating and everyone has started to take things seriously. By why now? Why at this particular moment?

Today, North Korea pulled the date of 10th April out of the hat as the day of reckoning. News commentators and others couldn't fathom why. They obviously take no interest in astrology. I suspect North Korea's leaders do! This is the date of the New Moon and if you take North Korea's astrological chart as commencing at partition from the South in 1948, you will see that it is directly opposing their natal Chiron.

Sorry if this is confusing or annoying you, but I'm trying to establish why this date might have been selected by the North.  I won't go into the Greek mythology, you can read it up for yourself. Suffice to say that Chiron was a 'noble' centaur who sacrifices his life for others and is rewarded by being given a place in the heavens as the constellation Centaurus. Although not immortal in life, he became immortal in death.

At around the same time all this is going on (April 10th), the planet Mars (planet of war) is hovering around the New Moon and, consequently, also opposing Chiron in the North's chart.

Now I'm not asking you to sign up to believing in astrology (it's a bit like Bovril - you like it or hate it), but I am asking you to think about why North Korea might be thinking about it as an auspicious date. I'm sure they don't think they could win any war, but I think they might think they are being smart and creative. Would they sacrifice their country to achieve 'immortality' against the bullying opposition (as they see it) or is it brinkmanship to achieve greater recognition and status in the eyes of others?

It is also possible that decades of isolation has so warped the collective mind of  North Korea that they are no longer capable of what we might consider rational thought. In short, they have become an enormous 'sect', with a mindset similar to that of Jim Jones in 1978 or Waco in 1993.



  1. It appears April 10th passed without any major event caused by North Korea.

    With the bombings at the Boston marathon today security is being raised in London for the marathon next week.

    Does Pluto come into play soon?

  2. Pluto has been 'in play' for a while and will continue to be so for another year or two.
    Let me stress that I am not an astrolger, but I do take an interest in the more serious aspects of it. Not, I should add, the sun sign newspapers and magazine stuff!
    Pluto 'hard' transits are not usually mild ones. They usually herald major upsets and changes; whether in personal, national or global terms. They can also include power struggles and power issues - including 'bullying' or what is perceived as bullying.
    If I can give a simple example. UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher experienced a Pluto/Ascendant transit in 1989-90. At this time she was challenged by members of her own party and subsequently resigned as Prime Minister. This was a massive and totally unexpected fall from grace and would haunt her for the rest of her life; until she died last week.
    Pluto is currently in Capricorn and because of retrograde motion has been hovering around 10-11 degrees of that sign for a while. At the same time, Uranus has been in Aries (ruled by Mars, the God of war)at around the same position and doing the same thing. As a consequence, they literally square up to each other every few months and will continue to do so until 2014/15. Only once they cease their retrograde phases and head off at their different speeds - Uranus faster than Pluto - will we see the end of these 'clashes'.
    Uranus is often associated with sudden or unexpected happenings; Pluto with upsets and power struggles.
    So you can perhaps understand why a Pluto/Uranus square should provoke much speculation by those with any kind of serious interest in astrology.
    North Korea is, I suspect, on hold; but certainly not gone away. It is possible that some internal power struggle is holding up proceedings. But having made the threat, they will not want to lose face.
    Unfortunately, you cannot predict the exact timing of life changing events; whether on a personal or geographic level. As is witnessed by the recent Boston terrorist attack or the massive explosions in West, Texas in the last 24 hours.