The Sept7 eclipse caused many sudden, unexpected changes for many people. The eclipse fell only 2 1/3 degree from Uranus, the planet of sudden changes.
Uranus opposed Juno by a mere 40 arcmin, ensuring the sudden changes would occur with commited relationships and matrimony.
It is truely amazing how many relationships have been adversely affected by this eclipse; It's to the point the next time someone mentions they had relationship troubles I'm going to say "oh, must have been around the Sept 7, huh?!" <giggle> - I saw the first example on Sept 10th when I learned my close friend had totally destroyed his 3-year relationship by his lack of self control. He cheated, then totally threw it in her face! He mentoned it happened on the 7th/8th, and I realized I needed to look harder into this eclipse.
Furthermore, at eclipse (Sun/Moon opposition) exactness, Venus was exactly square to the Moon/Saturn midpoint, further showing loss and hardship in relationships (Moon was the eclipsed object, Saturn rules losses and lessons of hardship, Venus = relationships, and the square aspect indicates conflict) -- Since the Eclipse is a Sun/Moon opposition, Venus was therefore at the midpoint of Sun/Saturn. The orb on both these aspects at the time of eclipse was _exact_, as in less than a single arcmin!
Mercury and Mars also formed an exact midpoint to the nodal axis, showing that communcation (Mercury) between people (Nodes) would be abrupt, forceful and selfish (Mars) - a perfect cause for the effect of the Sun/Moon/Venus/Saturn midpoint alignment mentioned above.
Furthermore, Venus/Chiron midpoint (pain/wounds through relationships, a midpoint I have personally experienced the often painful power of) squared Saturn at 1/4 degree of orb, indicating more losses and lessons through wounded relationships and the pain of such.
The Sept7 eclipse looks fairly benign on the surface, with Jupiter forming a fairly happy-looking sextile/trine to the eclipse axis, but delving into the midpoints of the eclipse, and the Uranus/Juno opposition close to the eclipse axis, and also the really tight conjunction of Lillith (unrequited/denied love, etc) to the South Node (things which we must let go of, the past, and that which poisons us), we see a very different picture of this eclipse.
The nature of this eclipse is brought further to light by the sabian for the 16th degree of Virgo, the degree of the Sun, an important degree as it is the degree of the eclipsed light's origin.
"In The Zoo, Children Are Brought Face To Face With An Orang-Utang"
Originally Posted by Dane Rudhyar in An Astrological Mandala
Keynote: A Direct Confrontation With The "Wild" Power Of Primordial Nature Within Oneself
During this twelfth subcycle closing the first half of the cycle we deal with phases of unfoldment which can be very broadly classified under the term "e-ducation," i.e. a leading out into the world of transcendant activity. Every hidden motive and depth energy has to be "led out" and objectivly faced. According to the occult tradition, at least some of the ape species are actually throwbacks resulting from the perversion of the man archetype when it belatedly came in touch with the elemental energies of an adolescent Earth. Likewise many of the so-called "primitive" tribes in places like Australia and New Guinea should be considered degenerate remnants of races which once had reached a much higher level of culture. In other words, the symbol refers to the confrontation of future-oriented modern children with the results of what one might refer to as an "original sin" - That is, with the degeneration of enormous vitalistic power once available to the human being. That power is now directed toward the mind, and has been immenselt magnified by modern technology. Yet there are residual remains of the vitalistic power in modern man's nature, and we may well repeat at a higher level the "sin of the mindless". The canidate for initiation must face this possibility; the whole of mankind, in a sense, is a canidate for a planetary initiation."
This is the first stage of the thirty-fourth sequenence of symbols. It symbol speaks of karmic confrontation
And yes, Lunar Eclipises are endings, however all beginnings follow an ending, and all endings result in a beginning!