Eris is currently (August 2021) at 25° Aries conjucnt teh North Node in Aries (Sept 2023)
In 2020 new cycles were seeded of 5 planets Pluto, Saturn and Ceres, later joined by Mars and Jupiter took place from January 2020 to April 2020. Eris was square to this Capricorn conjunction at 23° Aries , as the Covid virus took over the world.
As we can see in these cardinal line ups Eris continues to play a significant role as she is dynamically aligned. Even though she maybe relatively new to astro consciousness, we need to consider that the information shared and gathered in regard to these new planet discoveries do no longer need 100’s of years to be taken on, or understood, as information travels much faster these days, insights are shared much more readily than they were 100’s of years ago, even 10 or 20 years ago!. Social media, the internet, instant access to learning and information, viral updates, memes, looking up and researching articles, comparing charts, talking about it all with comrades, endless astro webinars etc are all at our fingertips and flooding in information to us constantly. Many astrologers say the new discoveries are too “New” to work with, but when we consider how fast info travels these days, it could be seen to be actually quite, Erisian as well, as news and viral media travels fast.
Although new to the planetary pantheon the research done so far certainly indicates her living up to her name, the Goddess of Discord. Eris, not one to sit back and take being left out of an invitation to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis which is being attended by all the Gods and Goddesses, except for her (not invited, due to her discordant behaviour, and what we’d call being an potentially unpleasant and disruptive guest), she devises a plan that sets a series of events in motion, perhaps not quite as she had planned or anticipated. Being deeply offended at not being invited, in spite, she throws a golden apple into the midst of the goddesses at the party, that is engraved “to the fairest”, leading to what seems the first rigged beauty pageant, with shades of the wicked witch from Snow White. As it transpired, three goddesses laid claim to the apple: Aphrodite, Hera and Athena. Zeus, as the chief Olympian, decides Paris, the prince of Troy, should decide the issue, as for Zeus – One is his wife, the other his lover, the other his daughter. The three goddesses appeared before the young prince, each secretly offering him gifts and bribes for being chosen as the winner. He chose Aphrodite, swayed by her promise to bestow upon him, the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen. Helen was the wife of Spartan King Menelaus, and Helen became known as the woman whose beauty would cast a thousand ships.
Small actions have big consequences, as Eris’s actions, inadvertently led to the Trojan War.
Eris is the most massive dwarf planet in the Solar System, exceeding Pluto’s mass by 28%. It was a serious contender to be a tenth planet but failed to meet the criteria set out by the International Astronomical Union in 2006.
Discovered in 2005, named in 2006 Eris’ discovery was inadvertently also responsible for the demotion of Pluto, as the discovery of these dwarf planets led to the promotion of asteroid Ceres as well! Timely to say the least, as Pluto’s demotion to Dwarf status was announced in August 2006. Eris was named in September 2006, after being called Planet X – Xena since discovery in 2005, coming from Xena warrior Princess a TV series of 2001, as decided by discoverer Mike Brown. I always thought Xena would be a great name for the planet. But as Eris is a warrior Goddess as well, who loved blood – it all seemed to suit very well, being the mythological sister of Ares who also loved to fight and spill blood.
At the C*I*A we like to call Eris the Agent of Chaos.
In 2006, Eris was named, at the same time the movie Al Gore’s “The Inconvenient Truth” came out, as well as in Oct 2006 the blood thirsty series Dexter came on air, where a forensic technician specialising in blood spatter pattern analysis for the fictional Miami Metro Police Department, led a secret parallel life as a vigilante serial killer. Erisian indeed!
Looking further into Eris, we certainly get a sense of the femme fatale, blood thirsty, radical, game changer as goes with her moniker Goddess of Discord. We see her prominent in femme fatale figures, activists and radicals of all sorts. Remembering anyone with planets in Aries would have Eris conjunctions, as Eris has been in Aries since 1922 and continues to be till 2040’s.
Eris has an extremely elliptical orbit and spends most of her time in Aries, up to 123 years, and the least time in Libra, how suitable. For her to pop up in this century and traverse Aries in the past century when World War was the name of the game, in this century the 2100’s we see her playing out as the part of the rising Sacred Feminine, against the imbalance of the controls of Patriarchy.
Radical astro twins Angelina Jolie and Russell Brand, born only a few hours apart, both have Eris conjunct Mars. Angelina quite publicly announcing the cutting off of breast tissues to avoid possible breast Cancer, amongst many other things, shows her bold feminine moves as a brave independent female. Russell Brand, the outspoken, big mouth, comedian, social guru, speaking up about changing our social norms, also brings out Eris’ radical nature, by always bringing up topics, and raising issues that many won’t talk about through his social media airwaves.! Steve Jobs, fittingly revolutionised our computer world, has Eris conjunct his Moon, as he certainly chucked an Apple into global consciousness, giving us all a big taste of what we can’t live without, computers, keeping up with constant upgrades.
Isaac Newton too had a significant encounter with and apple, leading to pivotal breakthrough in science and the understanding of gravity. He was born Jan 4th 1643 with the Sun in Capricorn opposite Moon Cancer conjunct Eris! The encounter with the apple said to be in 1665 or 66, shows Eris transiting his MC at 6° Leo.
The violent female and fem fatale comes out strong in the movies directed by Quentin Tarantino, like the Kill Bill series, and his other blood thirsty movies Reservoir Dogs, Pulp fiction, etc. Not surprisingly Tarantino has Eris conjunct Sun /Mercury in Aries. Luc Besson, director of “La Femme Nikita” 1990 one of the first iconic Femme Fatal movies depicts a violent remorseless female, has Eris conjunct his MC.
The world of influencers and activist is also Eris’s realm, Greta Thunberg lifetime climate change activist, has Eris trine her Pluto. OnAT tehotehr extreme, Kim Kardashian, has Eris trine her Sagittarius ASC
Watch for the Eris archetype play out in various ways, as she is not always just a blood thirsty killer, but stands out by deliberately creating radical moves that reverberate and eventually have great influence on our culture and society.
- The Eris archetype manifests as a reaction to established authority, not necessarily violent, by those who raise issues and speak the truth or don’t bow down to authority.
- Being left out, ostracised for being different
- The uninvited.
- Revengeful and confrontational
- Putting up a fight against inequality, unfairness, injustice
(Think Pussy Riot, radical females arrested in Russia for their performance in a church in 2012 in Moscow Russia, when Saturn was opposite Eris in Libra)
- Dark side of nature, struggle for survival.
- Needing to speak out, do something about something.
- Warning: careful of the consequences.
- The Butterfly effect – when a butterfly flutters its wings in the Amazon, this can cause a storm in Australia.
- No action is too small! We are reminded that our actions, however small can lead to and reverberate much further than we can imagine, given us a key in understanding the actions that we can take to perhaps help shift global dynamics as active agents of change.
- The viral nature of Social media, trends, fast track news etc- Eris born in the same time frame.
We may all feel very much left out in the decisions made by the gods, the ruling elites of our societies, the white supremacists that feel they own the world , the privileged one percent that claim superiority just because they have money! We may feel helpless in being able to change the course of anything. Yet it takes guts to make radical moves, to cut ties with the past, to claim the future, to stand up for injustice and unfairness in our governments and our societies. I see Eris as the nudge we need to play our role, (without violence and bloodshed – times have changed) for fairness and equality, for all genders, races and sexual preferences. In our own small ways, collectively the ripples of change are moving through the world of which the consequences are not yet quite evident, but are definitely being felt which this era we are living in quite obviously reflects.
This C*I*A has Eris at 17° Aries conjunct our Moon and North Node at 14° Aries opposite Jupiter on the South Node at 17° Libra and was born in the same year as Eris, August 23 2005. We like to think we played our role in elevating the way the outside world looked at astrology. It was the right time back in 2005 for us to begin to wear astrology like a badge of pride, out there for the world to seem beyond the sceptics and criticism, beyond Sun Signs and their limited scope, to help play our role to put it “out” there. We were adamant to use our own astro language, not dumb things down, not try to conform and meld to how everyone else was doing it. We were always very keen to show and teach others along the way, the help peak interest, to help outsiders understand how astrology and cosmic cycles worked, how we were all part of them. We enticed them to want to know more, through what we said thru our posts, videos and reports. It was the right time and the right place and the gift of the internet and social media helped us enormously to push the mission along.
We only need to look at where astrology is now, how many now understand the language and the broader concepts, much more than they did when we began our mission. It was our intended mission after all, and of course we are not the only one’s responsible. But we certainly did make our mark. Now with the growing contingency and astro consciousness floating around we can continue to make it part of conscious directions for change in our world!
I often call the C*I*A Agents the “Agents of Chaos”, as a bunch of individuals with a common goal. Agent of Chaos also reflecting the GET SMART series of the 1960’s, where spy Agents worked for “Control” chasing the organisation of “Chaos!”. I have natal Jupiter conjunct Eris and always knew that there was much more that could be done with the astrology we knew and loved, and it needed a better reputation in our world.
PLUTO square ERIS 2020-2021
Pluto Eris cycle :
Began in 1756 @18° Sagittarius
Opening square 1911 – 27° Pisces/Gemini
Opposition 1976 – 13° Aries/ Libra
Their next conjunction not till 2115 @ 18° Taurus
In 2020 – Mars will retrograde over Eris, he hasn’t been rx in Aries for 32 years, his last retrograde in Aries was in 1988. Eris was not yet discovered(and they did not quite meet during that 1988 rx)
The coming rx in Aries – Mars begins conjunct Eris and BML, and then squares Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter.
28° Aries to 15° Aries – Sep 9 – Nov 15.
He will be in Aries for 6 months.
More to research but a few things that happened back in 1988 –
The Soviet Union began to collapse
Al-Qaeda was formed
An abortion drug is launched and
Tim Berners Lee begins to discuss his WWW idea
I just checked dates of Trojan War after a query from someone in our C*I*A Group asking where Mars and Eris were during the Trojan War which made me look this up:
– The Trojan War is listed as between 1260-1180 BCE
– Eris was first in Pisces but mostly in Aries during that time – then Mars was rx in Aries in 1231 and met Eris at 3° Aries in OCT 1231
Thanks for making me check Kate Kingston