This is an important eclipse, not only because it is unusually long in duration, but also because of two important configurations. One is the square to the ascendant of the eclipse chart. The ascendant will be different depending on the place you choose to calculate the chart. We set up eclipse charts for capital cities of countries to see how it will impact that particular region. In the Washington DC chart, 14:29 Scorpio is rising. Mars, at 15:17 Leo, is closely square (90 degrees away from) that position. Mars is also the most elevated planet and is retrograde.
An eclipse is in effect for at least six months, often a year, and sometimes it can be many years in duration—especially if it’s in a fixed sign with a powerful pattern involved with it. That is not the case here. This tells us that the next six months to a year there should be a great deal of angry expression about the unemployment situation, as well as the job congress is doing. Mars rules the sixth house and is in the ninth. Sixth house is employment, services and even health care; the ninth house is where we look to see how we’ll be feeling about the legislature, education and other social institutions. Even the triple conjunction of Sun, Moon and Venus in the third house of the chart will not mitigate this because that configuration is activating the USA’s opposition of Mercury and Pluto. In other words, when the USA was born, there was an opposition of these two. It indicates a country that is forceful in promulgating ideas. It can also be a secretive government since Mercury rules the intercepted ninth in the USA chart. This eclipse is triggering that, shining a light on it, and bringing it to our attention.
In addition, since Saturn and Pluto are in a long term square aspect, it is present in the eclipse chart, as well. Not only that, but Mercury is closely conjoining Pluto (and therefore square Saturn). This exacerbates the above trigger of the USA’s Mercury/Pluto opposition, and because they are both in range of opposing and squaring the USA’s Venus, the next six months should have profound impact on our economic situation. Since there is so much secrecy in our government and Federal Reserve, it’s hard to say exactly what we can expect.
In this chart Neptune and Jupiter are pretty much equidistant straddling the USA Moon at 27 Aquarius. The Moon rules the 8th –debt, banking, taxes, etc. Jupiter and Neptune together have a reputation of head-in-the-sand delusional thinking. The two have been hovering around the USA Moon for months, and the result has been denial that we are in a depression plus financial decisions that are disastrous. Very soon, Jupiter will pull away from Neptune and the “bubble” in our awareness will end.