Moscow's ban on the import of food products from the EU and the ensuing ruble crisis have added significantly to the resurrection of Russian farming; now the country makes more money from the export of agricultural products than from the international sale of military equipment, according to Spiegel Online. 6 Sept.
The solar eclipse of September 1 fell in tropical Virgo, a sign often depicted as a Virgin holding a sheaf of corn in her hand – a direct reference to food and agriculture. A chart for the eclipse at Moscow has it placed significantly in the 10th house making a T-square with Saturn in the 2nd and Neptune in the 4th.
At her website Skyscript, Deborah Houlding gives us the meaning of the 2nd and 4th houses in mundane astrology.
The 2nd house “ influences the status and value of the nation's crops, produce, and essential supplies” .
The 4th house rules “farming, agriculture and any occupation that is concerned with tending the land” .
In his delineation for the positive manifestation of Saturn-Neptune, Ebertin writes:
The methodical execution of plans, the slow attainment of success through intense activity and great painstaking effort.
In other words, the Saturn-Neptune square is here referring to overcoming of a fundamental weakness in agriculture.
Progressing the chart to September 6, the date of the news, brings the eclipse T-square to an alignment with the meridian thereby triggering it.