I've received requests from a couple of commenters to write about the kite that will be part of the upcoming eclipse.
You know that Fire Trine everyone's been talking about? During the eclipse, the trine will be part of a kite. Mars and Jupiter will be sextiling the Sun in Libra. As you can see from the chart, this little cap on the trine forms a kite shape, and the opposition between the Sun and Moon/Uranus is the tension that will drive the kite. Like a bow being drawn back for release.
BTW, I realize there's planets missing. I left them out so the kite formation would be crystal clear.
What's the deal with a kite? It's opportunity. There's already a ton of opportunity during this eclipse, but a basic kite formation (without an eclipse) adds enough tension to break through the complacency of a trine. It's a trine with the urge to act (Grand Trines can be passive). Not that there was any danger of passivity during this eclipse (or any eclipse), but the kite will add incentive.
And this should answer the question from another commenter, which was "Is a kite more/less harmonious than a trine?" It's less harmonious and more dynamic, because it adds tension.
The release point is the Sun (the tip of the arrow about to be released from the bow), which brings us back to what I wrote in this post; Libra is what you want to develop. Your opportunity lies in how you relate to others. Whether you're starting or severing a relationship, how you give/take will matter.
Mars (ruler of the South Node) is what's culminating, and Venus (ruler of the North Node) is what's up for development. The fact that Mars is part of the kite simply reasserts the fact that in astrology, everything interfaces with everything else. You're not denying Mars, you're using its initiative to work on your relationships. Mars and Jupiter, sextiling the Sun, suggest that initiatives into new territory (Mars in Sag) plus expansion of something that gives you purpose/makes you proud (creativity, romance, something that grabs attention) are the enablers. Mars and Jupiter will help you develop Libra.
The kite will start to take shape around October 6th, and will peak on October 8th. If you have natal/progressed planets, angles or Nodes from 13 to 16 degrees Libra or Aries, you'll feel this particular point of opportunity.