Eris is known as the asteroid of discord.

Eris was first photographed in October 2003, and was officially labelled UB2003. It wasn’t until January 2005 that an ecstatic Mike Brown realised he had a big planet on his hands and unofficially called the planet Xena and her moon Gabrielle. The nickname had been taken from the hit TV series ‘Xena the Warrior Princess’, and the name Gabrielle from her sidekick in the show. This sign helps you understand yourself and know more about your strife, needs, energy, quarrels and discord. Along with the sun sign and moon sign, the Eris sign also helps you understand yourself better. Eris in Greek means “Discordia”. This has given rise to a most unconventional kind of astrology. Eris is known to be a troublemaker and responsible for a lot of problems. In general it is associated with hardships, quarrels, fights, battles, jealousy, rivalry and revenge. But there are positive effects too like energy, resourcefulness, ability to have a clear mind in emergencies and the wish to work for happiness. This is a very slow moving planet and the effects will be seen only in relation with other planets it aspects.

The solar system’s newest planet, formerly known as 2003 UB313 or Xena, now has an official name, Eris, and the name is pronounced EE-ris. Named after the goddess of discord, Eris held true to her name, creating such controversy about her planetary presence that the veteran planet Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status by astronomers as they grappled with naming the new planet. Breathless scientists announced her discovery as the Solar System’s 10th planet on July 29, 2005, and promptly nicknamed it Xena, after the warrior princess from TV series of the same name. Mercury was retrograde at that time, so you just knew something would get snarled up and it did. While the name, Xena, captured the media’s fascination, it was only intended to be an interim nickname according to Michael Brown (no relation to your humble webmaster), a member of the team that made the discovery using telescopes at the Palomar Observatory, outside San Diego, California. The team has discovered several new planets in recent years, including Quaoar, Sedna, and Orcus. Eris was originally identified on October 31, 2003, but the announcement was held back for almost two years while astronomers did further studies.

Ephemerides of Eris

Eris in Houses

Eris in 1st House

When Eris resides in your first house, your mission is to trust yourself. You will have opinions that differ from societies’, you will do things different from other people. You will experience pain and loss here, because though you may desire to integrate fully into society, you can not. This in not a Uranian process where you discover your individuality. The Eris process dictates that your innate sense of values pits yourself against society.

Eris in 2nd House

With Eris in your second house of resources, it is your task to sound the alarm regarding the incorrect use of resources. You have a vastly different way handling money and wealth which involves the sharing of resources. People think you are foolish with your use of money. You are not. You realize the value of sharing cooperatively, though there is a danger of using your resources to dominate your social sphere.

Eris in 3rd House

In the third house of communications, Eris gives you a strong voice that sounds discordant against the sounds of the collective. You have the intellect to discern what is off balance and not in the interests of the society. You must beware of forcing your opinions on others, but it your job to tell society at large your perceptions.

Eris in 4th House

When Eris resides in your fourth house of the home you have the power to recognize how past conditions have contributed to current problems. You experience through your childhood how unequal power distribution causes problems in the home. If you are wise, you will work on these dynamics in your own life, so the same bitter fruit is not born. If you do not, you will repeat the experiences of your parents.

Eris in 5th House

Eris in the fifth house of romance and creativity gives you the power to create divergent forms that highlights societal problems caused by unequal power distribution. Your images, your writing, your music can inspire others with the power of your message. Likewise, if you misspend your gift, your art will devolve into pointless blame games. You must work to overcome that tendency in your life.

Eris in 6th House

When Eris sits in your sixth house of health and servants, you challenges your authority with others and other people’s authority to make health care decisions for you. This latter situation can manifest as a health care crisis that is not managed correctly by the care provider calling for clarity of thinking and intervention on your part. You will have to be your own best health care advisor.

Eris in 7th House

In your seventh house of partnerships Eris will create situations of unequal distribution of power that will stress your relationship. You will have to work at finding a partner that will share your goal of sharing the work and well as the joys of partnership, or suffer the consequences for failing to doing so. If you attempt to follow traditional male/female roles, your relationship will ultimately lose its vitality and strength of purpose.

Eris in 8th House

Eris in your eighth house of death [transformation] creates situations where you experience people trying to take away your resources. Inheritances, insurance payments and loans can be contentious and difficult experiences, especially if you are elected to be the conservator/distributor of those funds. You may have to share a partnership role in the disbursement of funds, but do not have final say in where they are to go. In the area of sexual development you may have sexual experiences that are incomplete or unsatisfying due to one partner or the other demanding a control of the sexual experience.

Eris in 9th House

With Eris in the ninth house of law and education, you may experience education and travel opportunities that are divergent from the norm. You may find the traditional educational process difficult to complete because of your urges to pursue your own line of study. Travel takes you to places where you glimpse the economic inequities of life. Even if you go to a sunny Caribbean beach for vacation you might find yourself getting lost in the slums.

Eris in 10th House

When Eris resides in the tenth house of authority and power, you are here to understand your role in taking care of the those with less power than you. Should you not have a natural understanding of this role, Eris will make sure you experience the consequences of the bigger fish eating the smaller fish. You will experience why some people insist on “survival of the fittest” and you will not necessarily be the one considered “fit”. When you grow in wisdom in this role, you will be a fine steward of the needs of the people.

Eris in 11th House

Eris in the eleventh house of organizations and friends, you either do or will come to understand the necessity of a cooperative role within the group. You may be confronted with situations that place you outside the group for a time to experience the feeling of “odd man out.” In a cooperative society there is no room for pushing people to an outsider’s position. When you come to understand this yourself, you can teach the rest of your brothers and sisters.

Eris in 12th House

In the twelfth house of connection with the your higher sources, Eris gives you a voice to speak about how this dimension’s experience does not necessarily mirror all of reality. You have a powerful prophetic voice that holds much wisdom and truth. You can channel the wisdom of higher realms and have the ability to access the Akashic records without the guidance of the guardians from the other side. However, because your voice is at dissonance with the drum beat of your time, often you are not listened to, like Cassandra of Trojan War fame.

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