I’m reprinting what the reader Abra wrote. I agree that whenever we look at new rulerships we should not end old ones because both are true. Eris ruler of Libra isn’t saying that Venus isn’t a co-ruler, I do think it explains why Libras are very intellectual and tactical as well as being artistic. I don’t think this side of Libra has been properly examined and perhaps as we move forward Libras will utilize these abilities even more and our world will have a need for this in ways we can’t yet imagine.
Planets/celestial bodies are found during certain periods of time for a reason. Eris was found when we were at war in the Iraq and Afghanistan and shortly after the largest act of terrorism was every perpetrated, the game went up another notch. Now there were actually a lot of planetoids found during this period, so each will have to be sorted for what it all means. But what the Goddess Eris did was a form of guerrilla warfare and one can see the parallel. I won’t go into all of it because I don’t think it will fairly represent my point about Eris to bring up what happened that terrible day.
However, to those who felt marginalized and left behind while the rest of the world was enjoying prosperity and moving forward, that tactic did work to set in motion a ghost war – a war against a tiny invisible beast that we could never find the head of. However if one were on the side of those who felt invisible and marginalized the moment was a triumph against what felt like some sort of oppression through projection, better known as jealousy, very much the same motivation which led Eris to throw the apple into the wedding party.
So if one is a Libra or has strong Libra in the chart (and more Americans have Libra rising than any other sign) then perhaps this was a wake-up call to our own darker nature. We are competitive to the point of squashing all competition – just look at why the banks and almost all of our industry is failing. It isn’t just greed, it’s an insipid need to do better, be better than the next person. One has to wonder why? Perhaps the gentler nature of Venus who was a guide for so long to this sign, has receded due to our darker nature.
We as a whole have the chance now to look at what all of this means from all sides and use the powers of Eris for good or Evil (as in the case of 9/11). Eris energy itself isn’t either – simply put the Goddess represents strife which is just a human condition, it’s how we deal with that strife that elevates us and gives us the opportunity to move to a higher level of consciousness.
Here are the messages from the reader Abra:
Abra: I am a libra w/a Aries asc…and I love to cook, love good wine, am sensual. I am direct and prefer to be above board. I can relate to being a fighter but I don’t think I want to give up Venus as my ruling planet. According to ancient Maya, Venus sitings were associated with war/aggression. On a side note, when my mother started taking astrology classes when I was 9, I learned that my ruling planet was Venus…..so I told everyone in my 3rd grade class that I was from Venus. The teacher called home needless to say
Ever loving the Morning Star/Evening Star,
* Let me just note she has an Aries ascendant. The ascendant is actually more important in facilitating how one interacts with the world than anything else in a person’s chart. Aries people are very open and direct, and are willing to fight for what they believe in.
Interesting the association with Enoch and UFOs. Eris the planetoid was named after the ancient Greek Goddess of Strife who was the sister of Aries. But thanks for the tip there could be more information hidden in the name and it makes sense with what I’ve found so far. There will be more encoded in her name than I have figured out and am prepared to spend a lifetime studying it. If one looks up Eris Nibiru, one will find a connection to global warming, UFOs and Enoch who ancient astronaut theorists have linked to aliens. Having worked with that energy I can tell you, I’m sure it is alien. It does not feel human at all – in fact it has a rather cold and hyper-intellectual energy that feels as if one is tapping into a much more highly evolved intelligence than our own. It however does not feel angelic to me. At first I wasn’t sure, but after working with angelic energy as well, angelic energy is much more akin to human energy. They aren’t emotionally cold and heady like Enochian energies.