Destiny Analysis: Kim Jong-Un and the Fate of North Korea
Author: Jerry King
Publish date: February 17, 2012
After the death of Kim Jong-Il, North Koreans were told to respect and stand behind his son, Kim Jong-Un. Prior to Kim Jong-Il’s death, it was pretty much the obvious choice to make Kim Jong-Un as the successor since his two older brothers had many shortcomings in their behaviour overseas. So what makes Kim Jong-Un the obvious choice for succession and is he capable to taking charge of a country ravaged by famine and infused in political turmoil in the international stage? In order to make sense of North Korea’s political and economic future, the Four Pillars birth chart of Kim Jong-Un must be evaluated. Kim Jong-Un was born on January 8, 1984 and below is his birth chart.
Based on his birth details provided by the North Korean officials, his birth chart has a strong presence of metal. One of the main reasons why Kim Jong-Il favoured Kim Jong-Un over his two older sons is the fact that he is much more aggressive and disciplined. This aggressiveness and discipline is very similar to the qualities which his father wielded when he was the leader of North Korea. Those qualities are also reflected in birth charts that are classified as being ‘dominant’, in Chinese, it is called “專旺格”. With the amount of resources found in the branches, he can also be labelled as a ‘Child of Many Mothers’ surrendering to the flow of resources. In Four Pillars practice, some practitioners do not believe in the terminology of ‘surrendering to resources’. Nevertheless, by looking at his past events, we can put together an agreement whereby the flow of his birth chart goes with earth.
The self element of Kim Jong-Un is Yin Metal and it is well supported by the two Ox symbols found in the day and month branch. The Ox possesses the necessary type of earth which is wet and fertile to support metal. The leading flow of his birth chart goes towards earth and metal. In 2011, the year of the Yin Metal Rabbit, his chart was under stress due to the energy of the wood from the Rabbit stirring trouble in his foundation represented by earth. In addition, the Pig and the Rabbit combined to form half a wood combination creating a greater conflict with his earth flow. To make matters worse, an additional Yin Metal from 2011 targeted his wealth element. In Kim’s birth chart classification, his worst element is the wealth element. Dominant selves are prone to financial, relationship and/or family issues when they encounter the wealth element.
Those classified as Dominant self are usually competitive especially in sports. For those who have read my book, Four Pillars of Destiny: Potential, Careers, and Wealth, you’ll notice that one of the greatest ice hockey players ever, Wayne Gretzky, also possesses a dominant self chart. Another leader who is classified as a Dominant self is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (also described in my book). With this sort of competitive nature, he is suitable to become a leader even though his lack of experience and age makes people suspicious of his authority. He is currently in the Dog cycle which possesses more earth. Although the earth in the Dog cannot be readily utilized to support the self element, the Dog provides the seasonal benefits that his Yin Metal can receive in the autumn.
His rise to power began in 2009, the year of the Yin Earth Ox. In 2009, he was elevated to a mid-level position in the National Defense Commission. Throughout the year, the North Korean government manoeuvred to back Kim Jong-Un as the successor of the now deceased Kim Jung-Il. Kim Jong-Un’s position was slowly solidified leading up to the death of his father. Propaganda and the cult of personality around Kim Jong-un were stepped up; this was carefully orchestrated by the North Korean government to avert disaster after the death of Kim Jung-Il.
Months after the death of Kim Jung-Il, North Korea has become silent in their political and military activities. Some of the questions going forward with North Korea include whether he has the necessary potential and character to lead the country for the next few decades? At the age of 28, many question the experience and ability for such a young man to lead the communist regime in a country ravaged by famine and economic turmoil. In addition, the country’s diplomatic relations with the international community are at a very low point. The previous regime led by Kim Jong-Il brought about an increase focus on military might and the development of nuclear weapons. If Kim Jong-Un continues to carry on the path of his father, there may be economic and repercussions against North Korea in the very near future. As we have seen with threats of sanctions against Iran and discontent with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s policies, the political stress between the United States and North Korea will likely continue. This can be a result of the similarities of birth charts between the leader of Iran and Kim Jong-Un.