Saturday, September 23, 2006
Eris in my chart
I've been reading up on Eris a bit, and she isn't just associated with strife, but also with striving. As Hesiod said wrote about Eris: "She stirs up even the shiftless to toil; for a man grows eager to work when he considers his neighbour, a rich man who hastens to plough and plant and put his house in good order; and neighbour vies with his neighbour as he hurries after wealth. This Strife is wholesome for men. And potter is angry with potter, and craftsman with craftsman, and beggar is jealous of beggar, and minstrel of minstrel." Eris may end up ruling of healthy competition in astrology and maybe even competition with oneself (as Monica on Friends once said, "That's my favorite kind!").