My previous posts concerning tonight's Lunar Eclipse @ 24Sag23 mentioned its astrological importance sandwiched as it is between the June 1, 2011 Solar Eclipse @ 11Gem02 and the upcoming karmic Solar Eclipse on July 1, 2011 @ 9Can12 which inaugurates a brand new Saros Series.
Yes, new solar/nodal cycles begin on July 1, 2011 and America's natal Jupiter (6Cancer; ideology, funding, expansion) and Sun (13 Cancer; leadership, goals, ego) are within its astrological path with budgetary and debt ceiling issues (Jupiter) in the news and on the president's agenda (Sun.)
The July 1st Solar Eclipse also qualifies as a 'birthday gift' for America manifesting as it does a mere three days before our birthday, our national Independence Day.
However, since all eclipses are considered 'wild cards of the universe' in Astrology, no one really knows what precisely will be activated or triggered. But eclipses tend to catalyze in similar fashion to the quirky, disruptive energies of Uranus, planet of freedom, independence, egalitarianism, Science, and Astrology - and is America's 'totem planet' from 1776 (though not discovered by William Herschel until 1781; the two dates bracketing the discovery of rebellious Uranus provide a time link and the uniting of interests and themes between the American Revolution and the French Revolution, as you know.)
Simultaneously, South Node (SN) of the Moon now affects US natal Mars (military, police force, males between the ages of 25 - 35 or so.) This indicates a karmic condition of separation and/or dependence on neurotic behavior (SN) yet more Washington lawmakers do seem to be admitting that the Pentagon's military operations (Mars, god of war) in Afghanistan need to come to a close (SN) sooner rather than later.
So tonight's Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius, sign of The Seeker, is rare for its unusually long duration of totality. Click the article link for the locations from whence the June 15, 2011 Lunar Eclipse may be viewed.
Alternately, the illustrious Google intends to provide us all with a live feed of the Lunar Eclipse!