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Here is the wonderful Sarah Varcas from her Astro-Awakenings.co.uk with an incredible introduction to Eris (embodying the Radical Feminine) and later with the download on the Eris conjuction with Uranus that began this week and will continue until 2017 bringing a revolutionary energy to the collective…
“Greek myth tells that, upon exclusion from a wedding, Eris threw into the midst of its revellers an apple marked ‘for the fairest’. An argument ensued between the goddesses Athena, Hera and Aphrodite as to its intended recipient, the settling of which eventually led to the Trojan War”
“On 5th January 2005 the dwarf planet Eris stepped onto the astrological stage to shake things up like never before.
“As she prepares for a formative conjunction with Uranus (June 2016 – March 2017), we need our eyes wide open and hearts to match, ready for anything, fierce as they come and focused enough to do what we must.
“Her alliance with Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, marks a watershed time of formation for the incoming Aquarian Age which will challenge all that perpetuates inequality, oppression and exploitation, demanding searing integrity and the courage to stand up and be counted.
“Eris insists we face uncomfortable truths about humanity’s exploitation of Mother Earth and what we, as individuals, have done to ourselves and each other.
“In myth, Eris is the goddess of discord and rivalry. On the face of it, the trouble she caused in response to not getting a wedding invitation sounds petty, but she knew something far more important was going on.
“In fact her exclusion epitomizes the experience of the feminine throughout history: snubbed, shunned, marginalized, demonized, ignored and rejected.
“In her reaction, Eris embodied the dark and feared feminine which rises up to reclaim her place in a world long fractured by patriarchal power…”
“Eris is the most awesome force of cosmic nature encountered to date. That’s why she took so long to show up! We had to be ready, able to stay the course and up the pace.
“She challenges us to look with eyes wide open and free from all guile. To see who we are and what we do – personally and collectively – to perpetuate inequalities and oppression the world over…”
“When Eris was snubbed at the wedding a ferocious force was let loose: the furious feminine, dishonoured and diminished. She refused to slink away silently but began a war to make her point. She let loose chaos and demands we be swept up in its unremitting force.
“Pitting the goddesses Athena, Hera and Aphrodite against each other in competition for the title of ‘fairest’, she exposed the diminished feminine, divorced from its sovereignty and subordinated to the power of the masculine gaze.
“Now she returns power to us all, inviting us to embrace the light and dark feminine and all shades in-between: the Venusian delights of sensuality, the cyclical intuition of our lunar nature and the viscerality of Eridian challenge of all that perpetuates patriarchal mores of gendered worth.
“Eris uproots all that exploits and oppresses. Her arrival changes everything. She stands aside Uranus, guardian of the Aquarian Age, and demands we create a world in which dignity is a universal right not a privilege, where life is honoured in all its forms, where gender is not an arbiter of a disenfranchised fate and the intuitive heart is aligned with, not subordinate to, the incisive mind.
“Her world is radical, daring and free. She is unafraid to face the wrath of those who prefer the status quo, the denial of those who seek to side-step truths that stare us in the face.
“She will not tolerate the fractured disconnection of disengaged spirituality that seeks escape from, not radical engagement with, this world.
“Nor will she allow to go unchallenged the retention of power in the hands of the few in a world on fire. And nor must we, for only in standing firm for change can we draw upon her power and know her mighty heart and fierce commitment to a world born anew…”
“Her arrival throws down the gauntlet. She’s a warrior spirit with nothing to lose; a formidable force whose time has come.
“Love her or loathe her, follow or fear her, she sparks a revolution of unstoppable and liberating change.”
Sarah Varcas continues to explain how the recent Eris and Uranus conjunction on June 9th will affect us collectively…
“9th June 2016 sees the first exact conjunction between Eris and Uranus in the 24th degree of Aries.
“In it we meet the untamed feminine: wild and radical, owned by no one, shaped by nothing and prepared to do what it takes to expose the enduring lies that diminish and debilitate humanity.
“She points the finger without hesitation, names the oppressor and fights to the death of all falsity presented as truth.
“Eris is our power – men and women, one and all – to take a stand; to face the unpalatable facts of our sterile life; to honour the deep, gutsy knowing in our very bowels that life itself is raw, passionate and cannot be tamed.
“Her alliance with Uranus affords her ever greater influence, instilling within those who join her crusade the power to shake awake even those most deeply asleep in this world on the brink.
“Unlike Mars who will fight to impose, Eris fights to expose…”
“At a planetary level Eris conjunct Uranus will shake things up like never before. Revolution is in the air and we ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
“She is a warrior goddess for Mother Nature mobilized to protect her at any cost. Taking no prisoners she stands beside those who honour our great mother, confronting those who exploit her.
“Unsentimental to her core, she will do what’s necessary to protect the beating heart of Gaia and asks of us a similarly gutsy attitude which stands firm in the face of intimidation and refuses to swallow the lies we’re so readily fed.
“Eris resists the imposition of another’s agenda and urges we do the same. It is time to decide for ourselves what happens next and why. Time to rise up and change the agenda to one that serves this planet and all life upon her, not exploits it to destruction.
“Many fear Eris and all she stands for. We balk at acknowledging our share of the fierce mother who will both kill to protect or devour her young depending on situation and circumstance. We do not want to see in ourselves the forces of nature that destroy rather than nurture.
“Eris doesn’t fit neatly into a spiritual narrative that says we’re all love and light and rage has no place in the awakened heart. She tells us everything has a place, otherwise it isn’t awakened, for awakening knows all things intimately. It doesn’t pick and choose.
“This cosmic conjunction, aligned also with Mercury and Chiron, highlights the power of emotion and the untapped potential of humanity, inviting fulfilment of our destiny as multi-dimensional beings.
“It alerts us to the lie that life is a competition in which we are forever protecting something we could lose at any time.
“In truth we simply cannot lose what really matters for it is our very essence, the defining substance from which our being is shaped. All else is an illusion created as we struggle to acknowledge our core divinity.
“Were we all to know without doubt our divine essence wars would end overnight, starvation disappear, the equitable distribution of resources implemented and our blessed Mother Earth honoured as the breathtakingly beautiful being she is.
“Needless to say the human race is not there yet! Our default settings tell us we have reputations to protect, battles to fight, honour to defend and worth to prove.
“Eris reminds us just how deeply we are programmed to polarize the world and then fight ‘the other side’, no matter who or what it may be.
“In her alignment with Uranus we encounter the unpredictable nature of such a world view. When we create an ‘other’ out there, it takes on a life of its own. We cannot control how it shapes its own individuality, responds to our challenges or fashions its own destiny.
“Our present moment perceptions can change the future irretrievably. If we see a world full of enemies, enemies are born. If we see a world full of allies, allies are born.
“And if we simply see a world full of one, the One is born and any notion of enemy or ally becomes redundant in the glorious merging of All That Is.
“This is also the sharp edge of reality against which we are wounded as we strive to shape our own destiny. It’s entirely up to us how all this plays out: war or peace; division or unity; ignorance or wisdom.
“Nothing is ‘written in the stars’, but across our hearts and minds instead, for this cosmic alliance is within and without: unpredictable and divisive or awakening and unifying.
“The choice is ours and so is the task, but one thing’s for sure: the time for exponential change has arrived.”
Copyright © 2016 Sarah Varcas