Tonight, and in these coming months, looking overhead on the clear night, all around Earth except beyond the Arctic Circle, you have a fine view of passages of the markers of the eternals in personam, our Earthlings' sibling planets, particularly in order from the west, bright and brilliant Jupiter, some way then particularly ruddy Mars, then over the star nearly as ruddy Antares - the ruby of Scorpius - to the also rosily hued Saturn, she of many beguiling presentations.
Here's a quick look >> Sydney sky
You have to know the personalities of these players' markers: Jupiter, Imperial Father; Mars, Jealous War; Saturn, Enchanting Changeling. And Antares, named so that she is distinguished from Mars.
To understand the cause of the coming war in the South China Sea, you would have noticed that Mars in past months has readily moved west past and beyond Antares, his twain twin, out of Scorpio apparently heading towards Virgo, entitling the naive to believe in pursuit of the slower westward pace of majestic Jupiter.
In this time, from farther east, steaming towards the underside of Scorpio, bright rosy Saturn has progressed and now appears intent on spending some time having herself compared with ever stellar Antares. The board is two dimensional.
But more recently Mars has turned back towards Scorpio. He seems determined to arrest Saturn's pretension of familiarity with her proximity to Antares.
A jealous Mars begets war.
That would explain the also recent retour of Jupiter, moving to watch closer the game. Saturn has shifting skirts and volume. Mars blazes.