Monday, June 8, 2009

Jupiter Amplifies Neptune: Laura Ling And Euna Lee In A North Korean Prison

There is a perfectly good reason why you won't find a whole lot of astrology articles out there about North Korea, despite their nuke-swinging swagger of late and their arrest of two American journalists.

-No one knows for sure where or when Kim Jong-il was born (Various sources disagree on the year and the place -- it may have been in the Soviet Union).
-North Korea itself has no less that three official birth days: March 1, 1919, August 15, 1945, and September 9, 1948. Even worse: the Rodden database (the gold standard of astrological data) gives September 12th, 1948 as the "date of birth." This would make it a Virgo with Moon in Capricorn... which I can believe, even if there's nothing to back it.
-I can't even find reliable birth data for US journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who were recently sentenced to twelve years hard labor in a North Korean prison for illegally crossing the border from China into North Korea under mysterious circumstances.

North Korea is perhaps the biggest black box in modern political history. I've had a perverse interest in the place for a while now, and take my word for it -- they make Maoist China look like Sweden when it comes to openness and transparency. So, on some level, the secrecy and confusion and misdirection makes perfect sense. So, it's perhaps not surprising that the People's Republic, led by The Dear Leader, is in the news. Jupiter amplifies any planet it comes in contact with, and it's currently conjunct Neptune, easily the weirdest and most delusional planet in the astrological tool kit.

Having said that: I'm at as much of a loss to tell you what's going on as anyone and everyone else on the planet is. And what little I know... as with everyone else... scares the hell out of me.

Happy Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, everyone!




Anonymous said...

I am wondering if it would be possible to deduct the most likely birth year (from the three mentioned) because generational names are traditionally used in Korea, especially predating the 1970's. Just a thought.

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Anonymous said...

What about the astrology of his potential targets?

Matthew The Astrologer said...

That might normally be where I'd look... except that based on everything I've read, he probably IS about as batshit crazy as you've heard... meaning everyone and anyone couldbe a target...

Anonymous said...

On that happy note.

(Insert Charles Nelson Reilley "Nyung"