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Uranus transits Eris in the natal charts of people born between 1944 and 1988 while Pluto squares Uranus and your natal Eris. You can find when this occurs for you in the scrolling graphic ephemeris presented below.
1940-2016 Eris Geocentric Sidereal Pisces Longitudes
Galactic Ayanamsa (add 0° 14' for Fagan-Bradley)
July 1, 1940 - Ret 10° 59'
Dec 22, 1940 - Dir 09° 47'
July 2, 1945 - Ret 12° 15'
Dec 24, 1945 - Dir 10° 04'
July 4, 1950 - Ret 13° 29'
Dec 25, 1950 - Dir 11° 19'
July 6, 1955 - Ret 14° 43'
Dec 27, 1955 - Dir 13° 32'
July 6, 1960 - Ret 15° 54'
Dec 27, 1960 - Dir 14° 44'
July 8, 1965 - Ret 17° 05'
Dec 29, 1965 - Dir 15° 56'
July 9, 1970 - Ret 18° 15'
Dec 30, 1970 - Dir 17° 06'
July 11, 1975 - Ret 19° 24'
Jan 1, 1976 - Dir 18° 15'
July 11, 1980 - Ret 20° 32'
Jan 1, 1981 - Dir 19° 24'
July 12, 1985 - Ret 21° 38'
Jan 2, 1986 - Dir 20° 31'
July 14, 1990 - Ret 22° 45'
Jan 4, 1991 - Dir 21° 38'
July 15, 1995 - Ret 23° 51'
Jan 6, 1996 - Dir 22° 44'
July 15, 2000 - Ret 24° 58'
Jan 6, 2001 - Dir 23° 51'
July 17, 2005 - Ret 26° 03'
Jan 7, 2006 - Dir 24° 56'
July 18, 2010 - Ret 27° 08'
Jan 9, 2011 - Dir 26° 01'
July 20, 2015 - Ret 28° 13'
Jan 10, 2016 - Dir 27° 07'
In addition to Urarus transiting many people's natal Eris, Uranus and Eris will soon make thier conjunction in late sidereal Pisces (June 2016 - March 2017) producing the Uranus-Eris Generation. Uranus and Eris will also start a new synodic cycle on December 10, 2016.
Eris, the Great Disruptor, has a radical and interceding nature, overturning our current perception, but with purpose, so we may expand and redefine our perceptual view of the reality in which we live. Eris, discovered in 2005 in Cetus, was responsible for the formation of the new “Dwarf Planet” classification and the reclassification of Pluto to Dwarf Planet status, the family to which Eris, Pluto and the asteroid Ceres now belong. This caused quite a commotion in both the astronomical and astrological communities. However, this proved to be appropriate as additional new Dwarf Planets were discovered shortly afterward.
NASA Artist's impression of Eris and Dysnomia: Eris is the main object, Dysnomia the smaller disk just above it. The object top-left is the Sun.
Mythologically, Eris is the Greek god of strife. Eris’ daughter, Dysnomia, is the name given to the moon of Eris. Dysnomia is said to be the "spirit of lawlessness"—disruptor of civil order. Eris, however, had two daughters, Dysnomia and the opposite and peaceable one, Eunomia, who ends strife. Dysnomia is also the name given to a nominal recall (dys) disorder—a memory problem associated with naming (nouns); the inability to retrieve names when needed—"its on the tip of my tongue."
Eris demonstrated, right from the start, her no-nonsense astrological role as the great disruptor. Although the discovery of Eris created discord at first, a new order followed with the new classification of Dwarf Planets (fitting to the theme of her daughter Eunomia). This is significant when considering Eris’ astrological character.
Discordant Eris provokes change by upsetting the status quo, by upsetting the apple cart. Although Eris 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 defenses. In doing so, we are left to redefine and reorganize our world view to embrace a far vaster reality—a view more fitting to our rapidly expanding awareness.
Eris’ discovery in Cetus, the Technobureaucratic Monster of Collective Human Consciousness, indicates Eris is disrupting the fear-driven bureaucratic world of mass consensus to help our emergence from the belly of the ole’ whale into a new world paradigm. Being a very slow mover, Eris is still making its passage through the gut of Cetus—continuing to disrupt fear-based collective human consciousness and the technobureaucratic monster driving it. Eris’ influence has been working, for the most part, at sub-conscious emotional level—perhaps continuing to increase the unrest with the status quo in the human populous.
Eris extreme elliptical orbit causes Eris to change speed rather drastically over long periods of time. Eris moves rather slowly through sidereal Pisces, a fraction of a degree per year, so stellar alignments to Eris are common to your generation. Its chart placement, of course, is unique to you. As a newly discovered planet, Eris’ influence is still exploratory.
Generally there must be significant transits or aspects to your natal Eris for any disruptions to occur; and the nature of such experience would not necessarily be severe, and they would be tempered by the types of transits and aspects occurring. Most often, any such experiences, although disrupting at the time, would catalyze a significant shift in your life that you might not otherwise initiate on your own. Another thing to explore is how Eris affects our behavior. For example, does the placement of Eris also reveal where and how we may act in a disruptive capacity, perhaps serving to over turn and create needed change in our lives or in the world. This is one area of many for astrological research.
Eris lies quite south of the ecliptic moving north-eastward up through the bowels of Cetus; along a path from the South Galactic Pole (SGP) toward Alrisha, the knot of Pisces.
Uranus with its rings and several of its satellites. The bright satellite on the lower right corner is Ariel, which has a snowy white surface. Five small satellites with dark surfaces can be seen just outside the rings. Clockwise from the top, they are: Desdemona, Belinda, Portia, Cressida, and Puck. Credit: NASA and Erich Karkoschka, University of Arizona 2003
Uranus placement in the chart reveals where and how we break from the conformity of the past. Uranus is radical, spontaneous, and electrical. It supports the expression of our uniqueness and originality.
Uranus, in its clear and evolved expression, brings the ability to spontaneously change and to create new frontiers in experience and consciousness. It is the true pioneer, uninhibited by convention and establishment (Saturn). Uranus inspires the expression of our unique individuality in radical confidence. Uranus instills a future-orientation and humanitarian focus; and embodies quickness and alertness of consciousness often producing a lightning-like creative mind when prominently aspected. Uranus provides an ability to work with higher orders and principles—providing a higher-mind prowess for telepathy and all super-consciousness functions and mechanisms. Uranus instills an appreciation of excellence and perfection. It is the applier of the higher sciences and inspires new discoveries in technology and consciousness.
Uranus in its chronic expression can manifest as fear to change, to be spontaneous, or to take radical steps. It can express as judgment of other’s uniqueness and gifts, or of one’s own eccentricities and uniqueness; which covers a fear of being accepted or rejected, of being persecuted, and thus expresses as seeking sameness as a means for gaining acceptance. It can manifest as expressing other people's truths and philosophies rather than one’s own. An acute or hyper Uranian energy can express as instability, erraticism and hyperactivity, with an inability to follow through—ungrounded electrically.
Associated bio-energy centers include: Nervous system and higher brain centers—mental ability, prefrontal and frontal lobes (capacity for forward thinking and to envision new alternatives); neurological and synoptic circuitry, bio-electrical and light impulses.
Global Mosaic of Pluto in True Color - Image by NASA New Horizons Spacecraft
Pluto is a freeing and opening force; a pattern disrupter and deprogrammer. Pluto is independent, individual, and autonomous; an extremist, isolationist and loner; a revolutionist, and is non-accepting of limiting conditions. For a younger immature soul, Pluto can express as a controlling arbiter, however Pluto will ultimately make one face their own controlling issues. For an older mature soul, Pluto can be a valuable ally when worked with consciously, freeing us from antiquated behavioral patterns. Pluto's chart placement can indicate where we need to let go or surrender programmed patterns from early childhood and from previous incarnations. Pluto can bring up fears associated with survival, death and transformation; the fear to be alone, to let go, to release or to let die. Pluto brings attention to our attitude and issues we hold about authoritarian control and use of power, how we attempt to control and how we respond such control.
Pluto demands that we take responsibility for our entrapments in life and deal with the longer-term ramifications of our actions and life scenarios—and our karmic responsibility, extending beyond a mere lifetime. Pluto also demands that we address how we co-participate and cooperate with humankind in our daily lives from an all-embracing global perspective. More about Pluto and its orbital parameters.
My first thoughts due to my own experience: Unexpected radical disruptions in the area of your life where your natal Eris resides (and transiting Uranus) (due to the Eris-natal Uranus conjunction), creating motivation to live according to a greater personal truth, to higher principles (due to Uranus-Pisces Pluto-Sag square), or simply to address needed changes in areas of our lives that are not working.
Eris in the natal chart can indicate aspects of self we do not accept (or need to) or are in denial of, which creates and sustains discord or havoc in our lives, perhaps revealing how we undermine ourselves. The Uranus-Eris transit will ignite, awaken, enliven and illuminate this discordant nature. The The Uranus-Pluto Square ensures we can not hide from it and it demands we create revolutionary change in that area of our life lest we may self-destruct.
Uranus transiting natal Eris can impel or create radical revolutionary, even spontaneous, change in our lives that addresses antiquated discordant or undermining behavior. The nature of where this occurs in our lives is of course a function of natal Eris' placement in the natal chart.
This transit can also draw unexpected external events to us due to our own discordant patterns. The key here is to recognize such events are serving us by providing opportunity to address our discordant self-undermining behavioral patterns.
Transiting Uranus can also impel us to take new or radical action that ultimately leads to a reorganization within our lives in ways that are more fitting to our expanding world paradigm, or to embark upon new paths in our lives that would otherwise not be taken.
Keep in mind here that transiting Uranus and natal Eris are in cahoots, that is, they create a synthesis of their energetic qualities. Uranus therefore accentuates Eris's disrupting tendencies, bringing them to a "crisis point," one that cannot be ignored, and that impels a radical breakthrough or departure from that which simply no longer works in our lives.
Share your thoughts, experiences and realizations below so we can all learn about the nature of this transit and more about Eris in natal charts.
See "The 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto Square" for an in-depth exploration about the current square and the Uranus-Pluto synodic cycle that began in the mid-1960s.
The Path of Eris & The Eris Synodic Cycles 2003 - 2016
This article list synods Eris makes with other planets as well as an initial exploration of the Uranus-Eris synodic cycle and the previous one that began in 1927.
Eris, The Great Disrupter, Revati & the Global Economic Crisis
This article also has detailed charts of the Path of Eris when conjoining Revati of Pisces and Baten Kaiitos of Cetus.
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