As I pick up master astrologer Celeste Teal's book, Eclipses: Predicting World Events & Personal Transformation, it occurs to me to publish here the natal data for North Korea with current contacts from Solar and Lunar Eclipses:
Sep 9, 1948
12:00 pm '9 hours east'
ASC 24Sco58/DESC 24Tau58
MC 7Vir06/IC 7Pis06
Sun 16Vir20 10th h
Moon 2Sag17 1st h
Mercury 8Lib10 10th h> conj 11th cusp 8:36
Venus 00Leo33 8th h> conj 9th cusp 00:54
Mars 3Sco40 11th h> conj 12th cusp 3:58
Jupiter 19Sag59 1st h
Saturn 28Leo47 9th h
Uranus 00Can15 8th h (Cancer interc'd)
Neptune 11Lib45 11th h
Pluto 15Leo32 9th h
Chiron 20Sco41 12th h
NN 7Tau28 Rx 6th h
As you see, the current Solar Eclipse of July 21, 2009 @ 29Can27 is affecting North Korea's natal Venus 00Leo33 posited in 8th house but sitting atop n 9th cusp of Foreign Lands (a very karmic point in any horoscope.)
The current Lunar Eclipse of August 5/6, 2009 @ 14AQ opposes natal Pluto 15Leo32 across the 3/9 axis...might this relate to plutonium activities behind the scenes?
Fretsome may be the contact of the Lunar Eclipse @ 29 Gemini on Dec 21, 2010 which will emphasize the country's natal Uranus at World Point 00Can15 (uranium?)
On November 25, 2011, a Solar Eclipse occurs @ '2 Sag' which 'eclipses' a natal 1st house Moon (the people.)
This eclipse is in the 14 North Series whose influence is one of peculiarity. It heralds a time of many confusions within personal relationships, unexpected financial happenings, unrequited affections, despair, energies being drained, and strange turns of events. No important decisions should be made under the rays of this eclipse for delusions may abound making clear judgments difficult, if not impossible. (Brady's Predictive Astrology.)
Last manifestation of 14 North was on Nov 13, 1993 @ '22 Sco' between NK's natal Chiron (12th house) and natal Ascendant. Some of the issues from the 1993 eclipse season may resurface in Nov 2011 and on into 2012.
Yes, any person's or entity's natal chart (lives) may suffer from these 'peculiar turns' but more personally if planets are aspected by the '2 Sag' degree, so we'll be keeping a squinty eye upon the lunation situation as 14N eclipse time draws near.
Chart data source: US Department of State under the Korean War subheading.