North Korea has confirmed it has conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date, marking the 68th anniversary of its founding with a reminder to the world that it may be edging closer to developing a warhead capable of striking the US mainland. Friday morning’s test, which triggered a magnitude 5.3 earthquake, drew immediate condemnation from North Korea’s neighbours and Washington. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/09/north-korea-nuclear-test-earthquake
This New Moon of Sept.1 eclipse lies in the midst of the stars of Leo and primarily under the auspices of Thuban of Draco . This is the brightest star in the constellation of Draco, the Dragon. The word dragon entered the English language from the Greek word δράκων, drakon. A severe and totalitarian leader came to be likened to a dragon. In a way, North Korea’s leaders can be said to be draconian.
The eclipse forms one leg of a prominent T-square with Mars-Saturn-Neptune that straddles the meridian at Pyongyang. Neptune brings a feeling of weakness. And quite often when people feel weak they overcompensate and try to act strong. Mars-Saturn aspects’ have a reputation for ruthless, controlling and even brutal behaviors that could actually be originating from a deep feeling of powerlessness.
Here Saturn is conjunct the star Antares, which is linked to nuclear expolsions . It is about 6 degrees separated from the MC. Progressing the chart to Sept.9, brings the MC to an alignment with Saturn triggering the T-square.
A chart drawn for the exact time of the test [00:30 UT] on Friday has Uranus on the descendant . Notice that Uranus is anchored to the eclipse T-square which also aspects the angles confirming its role in the test.