This post is in follow up to the Feb 13, 2011 post regarding the Jan 4, 2011 partial Solar eclipse. You may recall it is the visible eclipse path that often is affected by the eclipse. You may wish to read that post now.
Following is the eclipse path for the Jan 4, 2011 eclipse. Notice it was across the countries involved in the Arab Spring and the southern European countries that have been involved in the financial debt problems.
The eclipse occurred at 13 degrees 38 minutes of Capricorn. Today the mid point of Mars and Pluto is within a few minutes of opposing the eclipse. This should be a good example of how eclipses can be in effect for long periods of time.
What is the meaning of the Mars / Pluto mid point. From COSI, The Combination of Stellar Influences
"The attainment of one's own objectives by means of ruthlessness extended to others, brutality and cruelty. A person who wants to use force or compulsion at every occasion."
As this mid point moves relatively slowly we may be seeing more ruthless activity in the Arab states affected by the eclipse (see map above). We may also be seeing some violent behaviour or demonstrations in the southern European countries that were in the visible eclipse path.
Critical dates can be found in September 9, 2012 post. There may be others.