ERIS pushes her way front and center in 2017, feisty as ever. She is fired up to spearhead the next phase of the Revolution as our world moves forward at a shocking pace of change. Like it or not, she says, this is what it takes to get us motivated. The global Women’s March following the U.S. Presidential inauguration is a testament to Eris! Her activism calls forth the female warrior in us all to free the Chained Lady, Andromeda, whose story spans a wide swath of the night sky. This mythic story will unfold in some meaningful way through the spring. It’s a long story, so I’ll cut to the chase.
Andromeda is freed, essentially through the power of the EYE of MEDUSA, that “perceives with an objectivity like that of nature itself and our dreams, boring into the soul to find the naked truth, to see reality beneath all its myriad forms and the illusions and defenses it displays.” This passage from Sylvia Pereira’s The Descent to the Goddess is well applied to the gaze of snake-haired Medusa, demonized because she is a powerful woman. We are invited to an inner journey, to stand in our courage of hearts to confront this EYE, that reflects back to us our fears and inner demons. This process releases the female warrior, calling out, in her outrage, for the freedom of all who are suppressed, exiled or in bondage.