The funeral of Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov, who died (on Sept.2) after a stroke this week aged 78, has taken place in the city of Samarkand. Thousands lined the streets in both Samarkand and in Tashkent, from where his coffin was earlier flown. Karimov, one of Asia's most autocratic leaders, ruled for 27 years, and was accused by human rights groups of harshly repressing dissent. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37262972
An eclipse offers an opportunity to resynchronize our selves with the ever-changing cosmic currents supporting our evolutionary progression in consciousness. Eclipses are most strongly felt in those places where they conjoin the angles. In these places they tend to bring about significant endings and new beginnings. The South Node Solar Eclipse of March 9 occurs on the horizon at Tashkent and is part of a powerful T configuration containing the last quarter Jupiter-Saturn square. This square impels movement and expansion away from societal models, sociopolitical structures, and constructs in our personal lives that have now become limiting and restricting to new growth. In other words, we have grown as far as the limits imposed by those constructs have permitted. It is now time to either begin to change those constructs so they can allow a greater level of growth, expansion and fulfillment, or to dismantle those constructs all together. This Eclipse T-Square brings this to a crisis point .
Jupiter and the North Node on the descendant are conjunct stars in the hind of the Lion which Nick Fiorenza associates with authoritarian leaders  to whom the masses, lacking discrimination, have given up their powers. This eclipse is bringing an end to political structures that have so far depended on dictators.
Progressing the eclipse chart is always a good way to check whether an eclipse is active on a particular date. A chart for the eclipse progressed to Sept. 2, the date of President Karimov’s death brings the eclipse axis once again alignment with the horizon axis, thereby triggering it.
Finally, in passing, we note that the September 1, solar eclipse [9vi] took place on the MC [6vi] of Uzbekistan’s national chart  which refers to the possibility of the death of a leader. The eclipse was square Saturn [10sa] which is conjunct the star Antares, marking the heart of the Scorpion and linked to heart attacks.