Eris' themes are "revelations" of reality and truth - she's also a rebel and warrior and packs things by the "head".
No fear nor hesitation - she wants to expose/reveal the reality of situations, denials, lies etc. She often can be difficult to handle as we may be ignorant to the themes or in denial and so we feel like the ground is shaking especially as we often do not make the connection between "outside" happenings to ourselves, the collective as a whole nor the Universal laws...
Her "disruptions" are so profound, that one can't ignore them - on a global as well as on an individual level she exposes - they kind of "hit us in the face", if we were resisting or "running away" from them before, she provides the "lesson" (possibility of growth, expansion). It's often "painful" at first, yet, if we're not looking away, she'll help us....
Discordia (Roman) - Eris in Greek - Both the "Goddess of strife and discord". She wasn't invited to a wedding and became spiteful - she seeded lust and conflict between other goddesses at the wedding by sending a golden apple with the note "for the most beautiful one". Instead of handing the gift to the bride, the goddesses started a competition and through the involvement of Paris as the "judge" and Aphrodite's trick, in the end resulted in the Trojan war.
An important note:
translation - "strife" - in archaic English also means "earnest endeavor"
Discovery - chart:
Eris was discovered on 5th Jan. 2005 at Caltech California (Mike Brown, Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz) at 24 Pisces 41' (just above Cetus' star Altawk) near her aphelion. She was in almost exact heliocentric conjunction with Vesta, trine to Pluto and opposition to Ceres. Geocentric she was in opposition with Jupiter.
Eris and Jupiter at the moment "share" the same Perihelion - Aphelion axis, just "reversed". Eris Perihelion at 19 Virgo 38 and Jupiter's Aphelion 20 Virgo 02.
An area of the heavens that talks about "hidden beauty" that needs to be discovered in the own "foundations", intentions or past - it's an area that can bring riches (whatever that may mean for one individually) and some kind of freedom, yet does have the power to entrap as well.... more about Pisces
Eris is a dwarf planet and the ninth-most massive known object directly orbiting the Sun. Eris has a diameter of around 2,325 kilometers (1,445 mi) and a mass of 0.27 percent that of the Earth and 127 percent that of dwarf planet Pluto but Pluto is slightly larger by volume.
Eris has an orbital period of 559 years - means 1 Eris year.
She came to perihelion between 1698 and 1699, and to aphelion around 1977, and will return to perihelion around 2256 to 2258.
Unlike the eight planets, whose orbits all lie roughly in the same plane as the Earth's, Eris's orbit is highly inclined: It is tilted at an angle of about 44 degrees to the ecliptic. (Ref. Wikipedia)
Her cycles with other "outer Bodies" are very long and therefore co-forming long lasting "themes" in our (humanity) evolutionary cycles. - I call it "overtone".
"Axis / orbital points" heliocentric data 2022
North- South node:
11 Aries 18 - 11 Libra 18
Most South - North:
ca. 11 Capricorn 18 - Cancer
Perihelion: 19 Virgo 40
Aphelion: 19 Pisces 40
This is the "discovery picture" of dwarf planet Eris and her moon Dysnomia, as seen on September 10, 2005. The discovery of the moon is important because it will permit scientists to determine the mass of Eris.
W.M. Keck Observatory .
Eris orbit is cutting through
Eris' orbit isn't only highly inclined but also does "cut" through Pluto's and Neptune's orbits (in some views) - that brings these very disruptive energies that can't be ignored - it's "forcing and demanding".... no time for games.
She's much further out and does with that provide us with "galactic" energies and view points.
References and credits:
Nick Anthony Fiorenza - lunar planner.com (website no longer available)
Dane Rudhyar - many publications and books.... available through "Rudhyar Archival Project"... by Astrology University..... by Michael Meyer on Khaldea.com
all charts are created using the free software by Astrodienst.com - choose "extended chart selections".... sidereal Zodiac (Galactic Equator Fiorenza)
Ian Ridpath's Star Tales and constellation-guide.com
Greek mythology by Theoi.com