Eris

•It takes 557 years for Eris to orbit the Sun. Not only is its orbit highly elliptical, but it is tilted 44.187 degrees relative to the plane of the solar system. Pluto's orbit is only inclined 17 degrees. Which suggests that Eris has a greater tendency to cut through existing reality than Pluto. Zane Stein

There are many stories of Eris in literature, but probably the most famous took place at the marriage of Peleus to Thetis. Eris was not invited to the wedding. When she found out that she had been snubbed, but Hera (Juno), Athena (Pallas), and Aphrodite (Venus) had been sent invitations (by Chiron, in fact), but she had not been invited, she was enraged, and sought revenge. She decided to go to the wedding anyway and provoke discord by throwing a golden apple inscribed with the words 'To the Fairest' amongst the women.  Zane Stein

•Eris provokes change by upsetting the status quo. Although she can create a disrupting commotion, upsetting our existing, limiting and antiquated structures of consciousness, she opens us to see beyond the finite bounds of our current perception, beyond the bounds we place upon ourselves by arousing and challenging our egoic defences. In doing so, we are left to redefine and reorganise our world view to embrace a far vaster reality. Nick Anthony Fiorenza

 

•The discord and disruption Eris creates often results in a positive outcome in the longer term, because disrupting events can catalyse significant shifts in our lives that we would not otherwise initiate on our own, shifts that lead to more appropriate outcomes. Nick Anthony Fiorenza

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 

•personal sense of emergence

Negative - greed, workaholism, 

•general sense of being forsaken, condemned, or abandoned

•lack of spiritual regard for life, superficial, status oriented

Philip Sedgwick

•The Eris Personality is one who brings in new ideas, new concepts that challenge our rapidly-becoming outmoded thinking and concepts. In our personal charts, Eris can challenge us to embrace the new, so that we are “morphed” in the process. Lynn Koiner

Here's a link to the Swiss Ephemeris for Eris so you can find it in your own chart.

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