Eris, A Great Storm Goddess
She asked me:
How long have I been blamed for their corrupt and poor choices?
How long have they blamed me to glorify their bad decisions?
The Goddess of Storms and Strife is sipping the fruit of life that she will tear from them when they refuse to listen…
As we all are: She is sick of their shit.
As a Daughter Of Nyx, the Night, she has been blamed for the storms of men, but sitting with this great Goddess has proven that ‘storm bringer’ is not her purpose. She comes during storms, but she is not the bringer of them, we do that well enough. It is she, in fact, that in the darkest of storms, is there to guide us to the path that we cannot see. She helps us with both hands, to rise above the storms, to force us to climb higher. It is she that creates our ability to rise with great strength and perseverance until we learn to withstand any storm.
In Alliance with Humanity
Eris is present with the great storms that face humanity. She has watched the impending storms grow larger, but she waits for us and the storm. Eris seeks to unite us when we are facing the dark and facing great destruction. She finds a way to bring about our strength in numbers and in service to each other. We each begin to grow individually, but we also grow together in a time meant to be divisive.
Until she doesn’t. She is willing to take the blame and let us learn the hard way for she knows that sometimes that is the only way to learn. After destruction comes growth, she knows the cycle well. She will push this cycle forward as required, even in the midst of chaos she will bring about creation of something new for us all.
- Element: Fire
- Planet: Mars, Pluto
- Zodiac: Aries, Scorpio
- Number: 1, 9
- Tarot: Tower
- Stone: Quartz, Onyx, Red Jasper (although to really sink into the relationship, fluorite is amazing)
- Moon Phase: Dark Moon
- Lineage: Mother: Nyx
- Fruit: Golden Apple
Facing the Storm Within
Building a relationship with Eris has been a test of wills. She is absolute chaos. However, that chaos is not just for the sake of it. It is a lesson in determination.
A year ago, the personal storm blew in. It has ebbed and flowed since then. There have been cord cuttings, banishings, binding and each of them has me standing a bit taller. There have even been tandem workings, that I feel finally severed a hold I no longer wanted. Some people don’t want to let go, even when the rift was of their making. As a Witch, I must heal myself before I can help others to heal.
Then, we must look further back. We are always a work in progress. I will be the first to admit that people have done some really shitty things to me and I allowed it to happen. When it comes to storms, we are the Captain of our own ship. We can turn into the chaos of raging seas, or we can turn away to safety.
The thing about that is the longer we avoid the chaos and storms, the longer it takes us to step into our own power. It is through Eris that I finally learned I have to stand in the midst of the churning waters and find my way through.
There are people I adore, who would never dream of bringing harm to me. We are bonded through more than this life. Yet we all expect for their to be some ulterior motive. That’s unfair. Not only to the people in our lives that we have chosen as family, but to ourselves. When we stand in truth, we see that clearly.
Do not expect that just because someone else was a shitty friend, that the people who stand strong beside you are the same. I have always expected to be tossed aside, it has happened so many times in the past. Eris reminded me that speaking when I feel certain ways eliminates the doubt and the fear. Which is exactly what I did. In the end, I discovered it was all unfounded.
When I am told I am loved, taking it at face value has quieted the storm. There is a certain power in being the one who wields the storms and chaos. It allows us to remove from our lives those who are not meant to be part of our story. It also gives us the resolve to stand in solidarity with those who are. To defend and protect ourselves and those we love.
The relationship I have built with Eris has given me the choice to either stand firmly rooted in the here and now. Or to reach for the upper world to draw upon the wisdom I already possess. She will, however, make you work hard to find a way through.
Going around the storm, once you connect with her, isn’t an option. The reward though makes it worth the late nights of pushing through. Knowledge, much like a dagger, when placed into capable hands, can bring forces that work against you to their knees. Treading carefully, as you are shown the wonders of the universe, is a wise choice.
A Candle & A Key with Darkest Blessings
Kaycee & Ivy
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