North and South Korea are in talks to announce a permanent end to the officially declared military conflict between the two countries, daily newspaper Munhwa Ilbo reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed South Korean official. Ahead of a summit next week (April, 27) between North Korean premier Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, lawmakers from the neighboring states were thought to be negotiating the details of a joint statement that could outline an end to the confrontation.
Pyongyang and Seoul have technically been at war since the 1950-1953 Korean conflict ended with a truce — and not a peace treaty. The Armistice Agreement was signed at 10:00 hrs on the 27th day of July 1953 at Panmunjom, Korea. Very appropriately, Venus, the planet of peace, and the Greater Benefic Jupiter are conjoined on the MC in harmonious aspects to Saturn and Pluto. Moreover, Venus is conjunct the star Phact, alpha Columba of the peace loving dove.
For the current period, the Primary (Van Damm) direction of the Armistice chart has Pluto conjunct Saturn. In her book Saturn – A new look at an old devil, Liz Greene describes how Pluto works on Saturn through a beautiful analogy.
Saturn is the necessary scaffolding around the building of the self while this building is in construction. The scaffolding may range from the unconscious defence mechanisms which stem from fear to the discriminating use of silence and privacy. Only when the inner integration has occurred can the scaffolding be removed.
Pluto to Saturn is therefore the stage of dealing with hidden or self-destructive weaknesses or fears. Transit Pluto (21cp) [ now squaring radix Saturn (21li) natally sextile] is about to station retrograde on April 22 and then joined by transit Mars on April 27, on the very day of the meeting between the leaders.
Finally, let us look at the stars that conjoin radix Saturn [21li]. These are stars of the Virgin about which Diana Rosenberg writes:
The Virgin’s longing for peace shines through: the Sun was here when presidential candidate John F. Kennedy first proposed the idea of a Peace Corps in 1960, Mercury of an Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty in 1994, Mars when the WW I Versailles Peace Treaty took effect in 1920 and at 1993 Israel-PLO peace accord and several others.