It cuts across the axis associated with US financial matters, resources belonging to the US and resources belonging to other countries. The lunar nodes of the eclipse chart also coincide with the lunar nodes of the US chart, impressing upon us the significance of these times.
Ed Tamplin has written about the importance of the nodes at these degrees, and their association with war and nuclear energy. Go to edtamplin.com for further discussion.
This eclipse occurs on the same day, although shortly after, the Sun opposes Mars. Mars is always at it’s closest point to earth at the opposition, potentially increasing the chances of conflict. The previous conjunction was exactly a year earlier at 4 Leo, and the next in the 25 month Sun–Mars cycle is at 10 Virgo on September 2, 2019.
And also on the same day as the eclipse Mercury turns retrograde at 23 Leo. Mercury is famously associated with computer and communication breakdowns, although I have not seen any evidence measuring the frequencies of these events compared to other times.
In the US Sibly chart Mercury rules partners and open enemies. Turning turning retrograde in conjunction with this eclipse suggests revision and sudden reversals in direction regarding countries with whom the US engages.
Saturn, the planet of delays and frustrations, is opposing US Venus, which rules the tenth house of administration. These are difficult times to be running US government administration. As well as opposing forces, Saturn also rules the second house of finances, pointing to a lack of support for those running the administration.
Jupiter makes a trine to the Sun. The Sun in a mundane chart (chart for a country) is often associated with the king or ruler. In this case that would be Trump. In spite of all the troubles surrounding him it appears he has protection. ‘Teflon coated’ perhaps. Jupiter rules the first house of the country and its people, and while the media reports on their popular opposition, it appears that he has sufficient support, at least for the present.
The very close association of this eclipse with Mars, the planet associated with war and conflict, cannot be overlooked.