Discovering Eris, Chapter Six

In his final chapter of the book, Keiron Le Grice explores the possible rulership assignment for Eris. Because Eris is such a large body, and its discovery led to an upset in the established identification of the “planets,” Le Grice believes it has earned its place as the ruler of an astrological sign. Just as modern astrologers consider Uranus, Neptune and Pluto as the rulers of Aquarius, Pisces, and Scorpio respectively, Le Grice would assign Eris to Libra. Mercury and Venus both rule two signs under the modern system. Le Grice suggests Chiron, with its archetypes of work and service, healing, and craftsmanship and practical skills, could rule Virgo, and Eris, with its concerns for fairness, justice, balance, and harmony, fits as a planetary deity for Libra. While the bitter conflicts playing out on our planet are part of the Eris archetype, another significant and overlooked aspect of this archetype is working towards a resolution of these conflicts and moving us collectively toward a more just world.