The US navy has deployed a strike group towards the western Pacific Ocean to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula, a US official said on Saturday. Trump tells Japan 'all options on the table' in face of North Korea provocation. The Carl Vinson strike group, which includes an aircraft carrier, was originally scheduled to make port calls in Australia, but is now on its way from Singapore to the western Pacific ocean. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/09/us-navy-strike-group-north-korea-peninsula-syria-missile-strike
Mercury begins its retrograde on April 9 in early sidereal Aries conjoining stars of the Ram, King, Queen and the Sea-Monster. These stars are linked to somewhat vain leaders (Cassiopeia) with the “butting” energy of the Ram that will not be kept down. The blunt assertive drive that underlies their ambition can get the upper hand and misuse of power is one of their most frequent failings.
A chart for the Mercury station at Washington DC has the Jupiter-Zeus-Uranus-Pluto T-square on the angles. The Sun in Aries has now entered a period where it is activating the T-square. The TNP Zeus stands for the military and the danger is that Pluto acting on Uranus can dredge the depths and bring to the surface what is hidden, sick, or festering in the collective psyche resulting in a violent incident.
A chart for the Sun’s opposition to Jupiter at Pyongyang, brings the same T-square to the meridian making North Korea one of the hotspots in the cross hairs of the T.