Pluto, Eris and women’s rights have mind-blowing synchronicity. This post explores Pluto-Eris alignments from the Pluto-Eris conjunction in 1756 until their square in 2019-2021.
Astronomers discovered Eris, a gigantic Pluto-sized Dwarf planet, in 2005 and dubbed it Xena. Then they settled upon Eris, the Goddess of Strife. In the stories, she seemed to be in a perpetual snit because of not being invited to some patriarchal event. Screw that. Some pushed for it to be called Persephone but that name was already in use, attached to an asteroid 399.
But I see Eris as Persephone, the victim turned Queen of the Underworld. The most modern version of her story – where she was carried off by Pluto – is but the latest version. In ancient times, she was a Change Goddess, a chthonic deity like Pluto and one of her many titles was “the Mistress.”
For Eris, Think Persephone, Queen Of The Underworld
When you see Eris, at least here on this site, think Persephone. It is a catalyst for next-level feminism and women’s rights. I actually typed ‘rites’ but corrected it.
As Pluto moves slowly and Eris even more so, their alignments are rare. Here they are and alongside the significant historical events that occurred with them, at least the ones pertaining to women.
Note that these alignments are in effect for the years surrounding the exact dates. Pluto and Eris are slow-movers, whose cycles play out over decades, if not centuries.
Pluto-Eris Aspects Timeline And Dates
Pluto Conjunct Eris – @18° Sagittarius – December 1756: The last (official) witch execution. Veronica Zeritschin was 19. Rest in power, Veronica, rest in power. The only hell was that created in this world by the Inquisition. And their abuse in the name of religion was the evil.
Pluto Square Eris – @24° Gemini/Pisces – January 1909: It was the first International Women’s Day, Marion Dunlop became the first imprisoned Suffragette to go on hunger strike and the Women’s Tax Resistance League was formed. Refusing to pay tax without direction political representation, their slogan was “No Vote – No Tax.”
Pluto Opposite Eris – @13° and 14° Libra/Aries – August 1978, March 1979 and May 1979: Feminists made history with the biggest march ever (at that point) in support for the Equal Rights Amendment. Women opened the world’s first Rape Crisis center. Britain elected a female Prime Minister.
The U.S.A. passed legislation making it illegal for employers to discriminate against women for being pregnant or at ‘risk’ of becoming pregnant. Judy Chicago’s epic feminist art installation – The Dinner Party – was put on display. It was significant, a symbolic herstory of women in Western civilization; ancient Goddesses silenced sages like Hypatia, healers, witches, scribes, inventors, rebel Queens, and so-called whores.
Pluto Square Eris – @23° Capricorn/Aries – December 2020: What will this bring? Given the themes of the previous alignments (and the #MeToo movement that ignited in recent times with Uranus conjunct Eris), I think it will be revolutionary and female-themed. FYI Rahaf al Qunun has Eris-Persephone conjunct her Mars in Aries. And she made her bold bid for freedom from the repressive regime of her birth on a Solar Eclipse, conjunct – yes – Pluto.