Eris was named after the Greek goddess of strife, striving, and discord. She was also the sister of Ares, the Greek god of war, or Mars in Roman mythology. But the planet Mars is also associated with passionate action, drive, initiative, and courageous endeavor- not just conflict. Astronomer Mike Brown, who discovered Eris, said he named it so because of the discord surrounding the demotion of Pluto as a planet. Eris also has a moon now named Dysnomia after the the daughter of Eris. Dysnomia is known as the spirit of lawlessness.
Astute astrologer Philip Sedgwick gives some preliminary keywords for Eris:
Positive - liberation from addictions to success or status, clear priorities regarding matters of love and money, finally getting you can't take it with you and applying full resourcefulness in life, recognition of the potency of one's energy and life force, clear sense of the sacred marriages: spirit to body, self to Creator, between soulful companions, personal sense of emergence.
Negative - greed, workaholism, believe that you must take over for God, general sense of being forsaken, condemned or abandoned, lack of spiritual regard for life, superficial, status oriented.
Mundane: promises and vows (both kept and broken), elections and election fraud, intervention by higher powers (troubleshooters, authorities, deity or God), using chaos and disruption as a method of reorganization - i.e., dumping a closet onto the floor, then reorganizing, things that overturn, the scales of justice, battles, disputes, famine, fightings, lawlessness (attributed to her moon, Dysnomia), lies, manslayings, murders, oath, oblivion, quarrels - and the last word therein, sorrows and toil, contention, rivalry, loved the spilling of blood on the battlefield, the fifth day of the month, gluttony, gloating, the nurse of war, women wearing men’s uniforms (sports players, women in the military, astronauts)
Ceremonial: capitulation ceremonies, vows to create order from chaos, intent to right wrongdoing, abundance ceremonies
Lunar body contributing to keywords: Dysnomia.
We have an opportunity to observe the effects of Eris in opposition to Saturn around the Scorpio New Moon of Oct. 26-27. Perhaps the chart for this lunation will help to identify the places where the Eris-Saturn aspect is likely to manifest. Interestingly, the Eris-180-Saturn is powerfully focused in Tokyo by angularity, where it straddles the horizon and squares the meridian at the Scorpio New Moon. So we would expect to see events in Japan that resonate in some way to the Saturn-Eris archetypes, as this lunar cycle unfolds.
|From Mundane Charts|