“It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out: it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” ~Robert W. Service
Recently at our Salon for Astrological Discourse we discussed the mythological and astrological Eris, a dwarf planet discovered in 2005.
It’s always worth the time to note the events that are going on (around the planet) at the time of astronomical discoveries. There’s an inherent connection (as above, so below) and current events will mirror the theme. This is how astrologers advanced the science/art thru out the ages.
In 2004-5 the headlines got bolder, larger, and louder.
Hurricane Katrina and the 7.6 Earthquake killing 73,000 in Pakistan were devastating events.
The media grew to global proportions becoming more pervasive and less persuasive.
The Iraq war was in full swing.
Eris arrives. The feminine warrior archetype let us know beginning in 2004-05 that she is in our consciousness now and will be reckoned with. Before it’s discovery a planet still impacts our history, but it’s after we have named and claimed the new orbiting body that it becomes *visible* and a part of our consciousness. In 2005 she had made her way to 20 degrees of Aries. She caught my attention in 2007 when I first blogged about her. Here’s a link to other posts about Eris on this website.
It takes Eris 557 earth years to complete her orbit. This keeps her in a zodiac sign for many generations of humans. We’ve been enduring her wrath in Aries since 1923 and she’ll remain in Aries until 2047. Aries is fire, masculine, and action oriented…. exactly the kind of feisty climate Eris enjoys.
In the Greek myths, Eris was a trouble maker who always felt snubbed. The rest of the pantheon avoided her because they knew how easily provoked she was. And, when she was provoked she would create chaos, dissent, and rivalry among everyone around her. Astrologically, this goddess of disruption is particularly good at creating family discord…that’s where she’s ‘at her best’. Her small, subtle actions frequently have a way of mushrooming into something huge and disruprive….like pulling out that one little thread and suddenly the whole garment unravels.
On July 10, 2017 Mars squared Eris and the headlines of the day regarding our First Family couldn’t have been a more perfect expression of Eris in action. For those interested in Mundane Astrology, I remind you that Eris is at 8 degrees Aries in the chart of the USA.
May all beings be healthy. May all beings be happy. May all beings live in peace, no matter what they’re given.
Om shanti, shanti, shantihi.
—stay tuned for more on Eris.