There ’s something about Eris!

by Agent 12 – Julija Simas

Eris is currently (March 2018)  at 23° Aries.

It won’t be long before 2020 rolls around and new cycles of  5 planets Pluto, Saturn and Ceres, later joined by Mars and Jupiter take place from January 2020 to April 2020. Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto continue to travel together when retrograde within 7° orb throughout 2020.  Exact conjunctions of Jupiter and Pluto take place April 6th and  Nov 25th at the 23rd degree of Capricorn. Eris will be at 23° Aries in square to these conjunctions.

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 not need 100’s of years to take on, or make sense to us anymore, as information travels much faster these days, insights are shared much more readily, than they did  100’s of years ago even 10 or 20 years ago!. Social media, internet, instant access to learning and information, viral updates, memes, looking up and researching articles, comparing charts, talking about it with comrades, endless astro webinars etc are all at our fingertips and flooding our information capacity.

Although new to the planetary pantheon the research done so far certainly indicates her living up to her name, the Goddess of Discord. Not one to sit back and take being left out of an invitation to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis attended by all the Gods and Goddesses, (due to her discordant behaviour, and what we’d call being an unpleasant guest) she devises a plan that sets a series of events in motion, perhaps not quite as she had planned or anticipated. Eris, the goddess of discord, had not been invited. So in spite, she threw a golden apple into the midst of the goddesses at the party that was engraved “to the fairest”. leading to what seems the first rigged beauty pageant. 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, the impossible task of awarding the apple to One of these Goddess, one 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, known as the woman whose beauty casts a thousand ships. Small actions have big consequences, as Eris’s actions then inadvertently led to the Trojan War.

Eris’ Glyph  

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, 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.

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 breast tissues to avoid possible breast Cancer amongst many other things, making bold feminine moves as the brave independent female.  Russell Brand, the outspoken, big mouth, comedian, social guru, speaking up about changing our social norms! Steve Jobs, fittingly  revolutionised our computer world has Eris conjunct his Moon, as he certainly chucked an Apple into global consciousness.   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. Tarantino has Eris conjunct Sun Mercury in Aries. Luc Besson,  director of “La Femme Nikita” 1990, was the first iconic depiction of a violent remorseless female, has Eris conjunct his MC.

We see the Eris archetype play out in various ways, as not every Erisian, is a blood thirsty killer, yet certainly stands out after making some radical moves.

  • The Eris archetype manifests as a reaction to established authority, not necessarily violent, by those who raise issues, speak the truth, 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.

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, (with out violence and bloodshed) 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 quiet evident, but are definitely being felt which this era we are living in quite obviously reflects.

As Eris plays a big part in the 2020 line up with a square, and Pluto moves ever closer to square over 2018 and 2019,  the Capricornian transformation, and what started as the Pluto Uranus squares of  the 2010’s now culminate with Eris involved!

This C*I*A has Eris at 17° Aries conjunct our Moon and North Node at 14° Aries opposite Jupiter on the South Node and was born in the same year as Eris, August 23 2005. We like to think we had the guts to change the way the world looked at astrology. It was time back in 2005 to begin to wear astrology like a badge of honour and pride, to put it our there with our gift of the internet and social media, to make it part of conscious directions for change in our world!

Have you found your role in the Chaos of our times?  Into which realm would you throw the apple of discord to  start a significant ripple of change!

READ MORE on PLUTO URANUS cycle and ERIS Tuning into the Zeitgeist – the Pluto /Uranus Cycle and Eris!

Chaos and Discord!

For more info on Eris, watch our webinar on Eris i Louise Edington Agent 555 introduces you to dwarf planet Eris and take a look at the her astrological association with the Women’s Movement and more. Eris is known as the Goddess of Discord which gives a clue to the energy she brings into our collective psyche. Officially discovered on Jan 5 2003 she caused discord in the Astronomical community, demoting Pluto, elevating Ceres giving a strong indication of her nature.