CHIRON REPORT
Chiron Interpretations by Martin Lass
Copyright 2001
Email: Martin Lass
Website: www.dancingwiththestarsastrology.com
Mail: PO BOX 607, Nyack, NY 10960, USA

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INTRODUCTION TO CHIRON

From Chapter Two of "Musings of a Rogue Comet - Chiron, Planet of Healing"

by Martin Lass ©2001


 

Chapter 2 ~ Who is Chiron?


 

"Dost thou love picking meat?

Or wouldst thou see a man in the clouds,

and hear him speak to thee?" 

- John Bunyan


 

The Essence of the Argument

A native American prophecy states that when the planet of Healing is discovered in the sky, the ancient sacred warrior teachings will return to the Earth.Enter Chiron.Chiron is reawakening teachings that have their origins in antiquity.These origins pre-date recorded Western history and subsequently show up in the mythologies, philosophies, religions, arts and customs of virtually every culture, worldwide.

One of the forms these teachings took was the Hermetic teachings, derived from the ancient Egyptian Mystery traditions.It is important to point out that the Hermetic traditions we find after the 1st century AD had their origins in the Egyptian culture.However, even the Egyptian teachings were passed down from far earlier sources.We will refer to the ancient teachings as the Mysteries.We will be exploring their origins, sources and some of the mythologies that evolved from them in this series of books, particularly in Book Three.In the meantime, what is the essence of our rogue comet's message? 

The essence of the new paradigm that is emerging since the discovery of Chiron is this:

Healing is synonymous with the evolution of consciousness, globally and personally.Healing is the journey of our consciousness towards greater wholeness, greater integrity, greater balance, greater harmony and, ultimately, greater Love.When our consciousness around any given issue remains stuck for too long, resisting our innate need for evolution, disease manifests.Disease, dysfunction, disorder and disharmony - our Wounds - are our teachers, teachers mirroring the lessons we are resisting learning.

In terms of the awakening of consciousness, we are a balance of Light and Dark.The Healing process (that we are equating with the evolution of consciousness) is the gradual, on-going and eternal process of bringing our Darkness into the Light.Along the journey, we gain greater understanding, greater knowledge, greater Truth and greater Being.In this way, Healing is not a pursuit limited to one profession or one area of human endeavor.It encompasses areas of all human endeavor and human expression.It entails a striving towards unity and concordance of all human knowledge and understanding on all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Orthodox medical, psychological and psychiatric therapies attack symptoms first.Deeper therapies look for root causes.The current trend in medical, psychological and psychiatric research is to search for the root 'cause' of a disease/disorder.Current thinking (that pervades orthodox medicine and therapy) is that disease or imbalance - physiological, emotional, mental or spiritual - indicate that something needs to be fixed.If we can find the root cause, then we can 'fix' it.We go to the doctor asking them to 'fix' us - to make us 'better'.

Both orthodox and alternative Healing professions are leading us into ever finer realms of human energy systems - of the body and the mind - in search of root causes to 'fix'.In the process, we are learning, in ever greater detail, all there is to be known about ourselves.This will ultimately Serve us in ways that we do not yet see.In the beginning, we employed physical remedies, e.g. surgery, and then moved to chemical and herbal remedies, i.e. drugs, then to electrical, radiative and magnetic remedies.Then there is vibrational medicine and spiritual Healing.Where will it end?The Chiron paradigm says it ends with Spirit itself.It ends with the acknowledgment that the natural evolution of consciousness includes health and disease as homing beacons, pointing us toward ever greater wholeness, consciousness, Truth and, ultimately, Love.In the end, Love will be acknowledged as the greatest Healer.Let's look at this a little deeper.

The Chiron paradigm calls the root cause of disease, dysfunction, disorder or imbalance: the Wound.By "Wound", we mean a sense of inner hurt, missingness, fragmentedness, injustice, unfairness, incompleteness, aloneness, etcetera.We mean the unresolved, undissolved, unreconciled, and unHealed issues that lie buried within our psyches, awaiting the Healing process.These issues drive us, run us and point us in particular directions in our lives.The Wounding, i.e. the descending journey of fragmentation, separation, disorder, imbalance and disease, is the flip-side of the Healing.One cannot exist without the other.They are two sides of the same coin, as we shall see.

Chiron says there is a Gift in every Wound... further, that Healing is the process of discovering the Gift.Seeing the perfection of the whole process, we are inspired to say "thank you".Gratitude takes us to Love.So we Heal.Disease, dysfunction, disorder and imbalance - our Wounds - arise from ingratitude.Ingratitude for what?Ingratitude for the 'root causes' of our Wounds, for our lives, for the people in our lives, for the lessons of life, for life itself.

Ingratitude, as such, arises from misperceptions and misinterpretations of the happenings of our lives, i.e. it arises from events, situations and circumstances that we have distorted in our mind's eye.This is the Wounding.We will be exploring the physiological basis of our distortions and misperceptions (and the psychological and spiritual ramifications therein) in Books Two and Three.

Traditional thinking says the root cause or Wound is 'bad' and that it needs to be 'fixed', changed or otherwise expunged.Chiron says the Wound contains a Gift.By discovering, acknowledging and embracing the Gift, so we Heal.If we could remove the Wound, we would be throwing the baby out with the water, so to speak.In truth, the root cause or Wound cannot be removed, because doing so would be amputating a part of our psyche.If we appear to have removed the root cause, then we have merely succeeded in changing its form.It will invariably show up in some other form until the lesson is learned.How then do we deal with the root cause?Here is the essence:

Chiron says nothing needs fixing.Disease, dysfunction, disorder and imbalance - our Wounds - are created by our perception of the events, circumstances, situations and people of our lives.In Truth, the world and our lives are already in perfect order and balance.The Wound is our inability to see perfect order and balance.The Healing process consists of awakening to the perfect order and balance that already exists.Such is the process of the evolution of consciousness.The Wound, whether manifested physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually, is a result of our lopsided perceptions, perceptions that exaggerate and express one side of a situation while discounting, minimizing and repressing the other side.

Most importantly, our lopsided perceptions of disorder, disharmony, imbalance, injustice, etcetera - i.e. our Wounds - take us on a journey.They take us on a journey in search of greater consciousness, greater wholeness, greater Truth and greater Love.The specific way in which this happens is the Gift.Complete Healing only occurs when we look back at a Wound and acknowledge the miracle of how it has Served us in our lives... how it has helped us to discover greater meaning, fulfillment, Truth and Love.. how it has given us our special and unique place in the world.

In the final analysis, it is Gratitude that Heals... Gratitude for the Wound, Gratitude for our lives, Gratitude for being exactly who we are, Gratitude for every event, situation, circumstance and person in our lives.It is seeing, acknowledging and embracing the way in which each event, situation, circumstance and person has Served us on our journey of Healing and evolution of consciousness.

Said another way, when we have learned the lesson of the Wound and are fully Grateful for the experience, the Wound Heals.At this point, we move on to the next issue in our lives.Each issue is a Gift.Each issue represents another opportunity for Healing, another opportunity for awakening, another opportunity for learning to Love ourselves and our lives.

In Truth, our whole life is about Healing.Healing is the journey toward greater wholeness, integrity, Truth, consciousness and Love.Every minute of our lives, our innate longing for Oneness and Love pushes us to learn our lessons.Some lessons take a lifetime; others are learned more quickly.If we could understand what the processes of life, learning, evolution and Healing were all about, we could encapsulate all this into a scientific, verifiable, repeatable process of Healing that would change history and Humanity.Instead of taking a lifetime to Heal a Wound, resolve an issue or see the events, situations and circumstances of our lives with greater consciousness, we could move through it all in a fraction of the time.This is exactly what Chiron offers us.The process is known.The knowledge and understanding exist now.The methods and application exist now.The process is already being used.Quantum leap breakthroughs of individual Healing and evolution of consciousness are happening now.Such Chironic processes of Healing will be described in detail in Book Two.


 

Key Points

·The Hermetic teachings were one of the ancient forms of Chiron's messages.

·The Hermetic teachings were derived from the Egyptian Mystery traditions.

·Healing is synonymous with the evolution of consciousness, globally and personally.

·Healing is the journey of consciousness towards unity, Truth and Love.

·When we resist evolution, disease manifests.

·Disease, dysfunction, disorder and disharmony are our teachers.

·Healing is the process of bringing our Darkness into the Light.

·Healing encompasses all human endeavor and expression.

·Healing is the search for unity and concordance of knowledge and understanding.

·Health and disease are homing-beacons toward unity, Truth and Love.

·The root cause of disease, dysfunction, disorder and imbalance is called the Wound.

·Chiron says there is a Gift in every Wound.

·Disease, dysfunction, disorder and imbalance are the result of ingratitude.

·Ingratitude arises from misperception and misinterpretation.

·Chiron says nothing needs fixing.

·In Truth, perfect order and balance already exist.

·Seeing the existing order and balance is the Healing process.

·Our lopsided perceptions of the world create our diseases.

·Our Wounds take us on a journey - the journey is the Gift.

·Gratitude Heals.

·Our whole life is a Healing journey.

·Chiron offers us proven, scientific, repeatable processes of Healing.


 

The Astronomical View

So what is Chiron?Initially it was considered a planetoid - a small or minor planet.Other sources refer to it, even now, as an asteroid - astrological sources in general, for example.In most scientific circles, Chiron is now considered a cometary body, i.e. a comet.It is the largest periodic comet in the solar system, some 10,000 times the mass of Halley's comet.It was discovered on November 1, 1977.The previous description - "planetoid" - was in deference to Chiron's size, i.e. somewhere between a planet and a large asteroid.It measures roughly 300-400 km in diameter.

It has also been conjectured that Chiron may have been 'captured' by our Sun whilst passing through the neighborhood of our solar system and, furthermore, that it may not remain within our solar system for an indefinite time.Another theory is that Chiron is a stray from the Kuiper Belt of objects that orbit beyond Neptune.To quote from NASA's Internet website:

"Two separate arguments indicate that Chiron has not been in its present orbit for more than a few million years.The first is that Chiron's orbit is unstable on time scales of about a million years to perturbations from the large outer planets.The second argument involves the super-volatiles sublimating from Chiron's surface.It is estimated that at Chiron's current orbit these substances would completely vaporize in a few million years, so the fact that Chiron is still active means it has not been in this orbit that long.The fact that Chiron must have come to its present state from another location in the solar system has led investigators to look towards the Kuiper belt.

".the argument that Chiron is an escaped member of the Kuiper belt is based on a number of lines of reasoning.Gravitational perturbations from the giant planets should occasionally force Kuiper belt objects into Neptune-crossing orbits from which they can evolve into orbits like the Centaur's.The similarity in size between Chiron and the discovered Kuiper belt objects makes this a likely source.Asteroids are also in this size range, but the observations of a coma on Chiron appear to rule out an asteroidal origin.The evidence that Chiron still retains super-volatiles which would only persist for long times at lower temperatures than it presently experiences indicates a colder source region, beyond Chiron's present orbit." 

Out around the orbit of Neptune lies a belt of cosmic objects and debris (many are comets) known as the Kuiper Belt.It seems that Chiron properly belongs to this belt, rather than being a planet with its own individual orbital path in the solar system.This has some interesting ramifications that will be explored in later chapters.At this stage, it is sufficient to say that each planet or asteroid belt theoretically has its energetic origins in a specific place outside the solar system.The Kuiper Belt's energetic origin, and hence Chiron's, appear to be tied to the same energetic origins as that of Neptune and/or Pluto.We will explore these energetic origins in Book Three.

Chiron is the largest of a group of cometary bodies, strayed from the Kuiper Belt, collectively referred to as the Centaurs, all of which have their orbits in the outer solar system.For more information on the Centaurs, refer to the work of Zane Stein at http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/7969/chiron.htm.

In any case, it appears that Chiron is a celestial visitor - perhaps temporary, but definitely timely.

In addition, it has been suggested that, if Chiron had been given the description of cometary body or comet when it was first discovered in 1977, it may not have been noticed astrologically.For this reason, perhaps it is just as well that it was first called a "planetoid" or "asteroid".In the context of this series of books, however, we will call Chiron a planet, as it is a commonly accepted term for Chiron amongst astrological circles.In this context "planet" simply means a celestial body.

Chiron's orbit is quite eccentric when considered from a planetary perspective.Not so from a cometary viewpoint.Its orbit, which has a period of between 49 and 51 years, is tipped steeply in relation to the plane of the ecliptic... 6.9o to be exact.Its orbit is also very elliptical.If zero is a circle and 1.0 is a line then Chiron's orbit has an ellipticity of .3786.The next nearest to this is Pluto at .2482 and Mercury at .2056.

From an astrological point of view, Chiron's ellipticity means that it does not spend an equal amount of time in each sign of the zodiac.Chiron's shortest transit of a sign occurs in Libra - about 1 ¾ years.It was, coincidentally, in this sign at the time of commencement of writing this book.The longest transit of a sign occurs in Aries - about 8 ¼ years.The ramifications of this unequal transit of the zodiac signs are explored in later chapters of this first book, as are the ramifications of eccentricity and ellipticity of planetary orbits in general.

To confuse matters even more, Chiron's orbit, primarily between Saturn and Uranus, sometimes wanders inside the orbit of Saturn.Furthermore, as we have mentioned, Chiron may be related to Neptune and the Kuiper belt.All this has interesting ramifications when one considers, metaphorically, the soul's journey of awakening as a passage from the innermost planets to the outermost, as we will see.

Overall, Chiron appears to be somewhat of a rogue in the general scheme of the solar system.For this reason, some early astrologers gave Chiron the keyword, maverick.This accolade will be seen to be increasingly fitting as we delve into Chiron's musings in this series of books.


 

Key Points

·Chiron is considered a cometary body.

·Chiron may be a temporary visitor.

·In this book, we will refer to Chiron as a "planet".

·Chiron may belong to the Kuiper belt of astronomical objects.

·Chiron may be more akin to Neptune and Pluto than Saturn or Uranus.

·Chiron's spends the most time in Aries and the least time in Libra.

·Chiron appears in all ways to be a rogue in the general scheme of things.


 

Astrologers' Early Studies

Amongst the early pioneers of Chironic astrology were Erminie Lantero, Richard Nolle, Zane B. Stein, Barbara Hand Clow and Melanie Reinhart.Without their work, books such as mine would not exist.I freely acknowledge that my work is built upon their foundations and thank them for this.The initial task of figuring out what a new astronomical body means in astrological terms is a long and painstaking process.Once enough data and understanding are collected, it allows us all to 'tune' in to the 'frequency' of a planet - the 'station' has been found, so to speak.It is then the task to refine that connection further and to begin to hear the messages of the planet more directly, endeavoring to assimilate those messages into our current understanding.Sometimes the assimilation process can mean turning our current views upside-down.However, we never fully discard our previous understandings.We simply keep building and refining.This series of books does just that - it builds upon the previous foundations, turns current views upside-down, refines and adds to the understanding of the messages of Chiron.

The early studies of Chiron very quickly revealed the themes of Healing, transformation, bridging the gap between Matter and Spirit, re-awakening our intuitive and higher faculties, breaking through to new levels of awareness and the process of attaining psychological integrity.On the down side, there were the themes of Wounding, escapism, drugs, crime, mental imbalance, inner fragmentation, alienation, aloneness and disease.Taken each on their own, all of these themes are valid, but incomplete.The total picture includes and integrates all these themes and many more into a unified understanding.Such is the intent of this series of books.The very process of integrating these themes is, itself, a Chironic process, i.e. the process of Healing, taken in its broadest sense.Chiron says that, ultimately, everything in the Universe is connected and that the gradual awakening to this connectedness is the Healing Journey.


 

Key Points

·This book is built upon the foundations laid down by others.

·We can 'tune' into the planets and 'hear' their messages directly.

·Healing and Wounding are Chiron's primary themes.

·Chiron says everything in the Universe is connected.

·Becoming aware of universal connectedness is the Healing process.




 

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YOUR CHIRON INTERPRETATIONS
 

CHIRON PLACEMENTS(natal)
 

Chiron Sign General Comments

We must remember at all times, that the power of any planet, such as Chiron, is, to a great degree, manifested or not in our lives due to the aspects it makes with the other planets.Chiron as a singleton will not be nearly so powerful as, say, Chiron-conjunct-Sun or Chiron-trine-Saturn.In general, a planet without aspects is a planet without context, without definition and, for all practical purposes, without meaning.A singleton will rely on transiting and progressed aspects to give it context and meaning and to activate it in our lives.Furthermore, the aspects that Chiron makes will modify Chiron's basic influence according to the other planets' influences, their placements and their aspects with yet other planets.The astrological chart is an integrated and dynamic picture.Still further, each of us has within us, holographically, all manifestations of every planet in every sign, in every house and in every aspect.This is perhaps hard to comprehend, but is the ultimate basis of the great Truth of astrology at its most esoteric.The aspects of a planet that we manifest and that show up in the astrological chart of a given lifetime are merely the ones that we tend to express in this lifetime, tempered or intensified by its aspects to other planets.If we bear in mind the preceding thoughts, we can gain our first insights and understandings of Chiron's workings and messages.

It is important to clarify one thing, however.Through my personal research and study, I have found that the sign and house placements of Chiron - and indeed of any given planet - are not nearly so important and significant as the angular aspects that the planets make to each other.The angular aspects and each planet's own intrinsic energy signature, aside from its sign and house placement, represent the essence of what we seek to study, i.e. ourselves.The sign and house placements represent the clothing or context in which that essence lives and, as such, are only rightly considered after the essence.

Finally, concerning the Wounds that are reflected through Chiron in the chart, the Healing path alone does not indicate our life's path and purpose.Neither can it wholly tell us how that life's path and purpose will manifest in reality.The Wound is, however, the primary driving force.The Healing journey is the journey of discovering our life's path and purpose, i.e. our Divine Design.That is Chiron's Gift, i.e. the discovery.The life's path and purpose itself can seen more clearly in the Nodes of the Moon, whereas our expression of that path and purpose can be seen in the Sun, the Ascendant and the Midheaven.The exterior face of our Woundedness, as we have said, can be seen in the Moon.The synthesis of all these features will give a glimpse at the total picture.


 

Natal Chiron Signs

Chiron in Pisces

The Wound:

The Wound of a loss of Faith and Trust in the Divine and/or in the Universe.A deep-seated sense of betrayal and/or victimization by life and/or God/Universe.A loss of Faith in the power and omnipresence of Love.Fear of being hurt.A core belief in the injustice, inequity, unfairness and victimizing nature of the Universe.A feeling of being forsaken by God, mirrored in the story of Jesus Christ.

The Search:

The search for Oneness, for the Divine, for Love, for timelessness and spacelessness and for God.

The Wound's Expression:

Shutting our inner doors to the Universe, to the Divine, to God.Suffering silently within ourselves, i.e. private hurt.Yet, paradoxically, seeking to merge, to Return to Oneness, to become whole again.Developing a hard shell and a pragmatic and sometimes cynical exterior manner.This is the most common expression.Conversely, can be overly sensitive, gushing and teary.Can be susceptible or gullible to outer influences that appear to offer Love or union with something divine or mystical.

Fear of opening up to others, yet needing close personal contact.This can lead to clouded judgment when choosing partners.Yet, paradoxically, each partner will offer another reflection of what we need to see about ourselves.Often suspiciousness, fear of opening to others, fear of being hurt and lack of trust will sabotage relationships.

Nonetheless, highly sensitive inside - even overly so.Can feel like a victim of the injustices, inequities and suffering of the world.

Can manifest as agnosticism or even atheism.

Expresses very often through artistic and creative output.

Escaping the Wound:

Retreating into our shell.Not showing our sensitive nature.Making light of serious subjects in a humorous, cynical and sometimes sarcastic way.Avoiding spiritual, psychological or philosophical questions in favor of getting on with practical, pragmatic and tangible activities.Avoiding intimacy in close personal relationships.

Alternately, allowing oneself to be influenced, captivated, brainwashed, controlled, overtaken and assimilated by people, groups or organizations professing (or masquerading) divine connection or higher ideals.Giving our spiritual power to others.

Blaming the world for injustice, unfairness, inequity, victimization and hurt to self and others.Trying to rescue others.Championing lost causes, underdogs and perceived victims.

The Healing Path:

The Universe will never stop knocking at our door.Our sense of betrayal, injustice, inequity, unfairness, victimization will constantly draw us into situations that will challenge us to see a more balanced picture.These feelings will challenge us to see the justice behind the seeming injustices, to see the fairness behind the seeming unfairnesses and to return to a sense of Trust that the Universe is actually looking after us all.

The feeling as though we did not deserve to be treated a certain way or subjected to certain events and circumstances will cause us to seek retribution, redress, justice and even revenge.In this process, we will gradually see a larger picture and begin to understand the higher logic behind these things.

The path to Oneness is only attained when we can see that all things Serve us in our lives, that all things Serve our path of Healing and evolution of consciousness.All things are a divine act of Love.The more we see the hidden purpose behind seemingly 'wrong' happenings, the more we are inclined to open the doors that we shut so tightly in the beginning.The more we can do this, the more we regain Trust in a Guiding Hand, Trust in a Universal Plan, Trust in a God, Trust in the omnipresence of Love.

Paradoxically, we regain Trust by Trusting, regain Faith by having Faith.However, real Trust and Faith are based upon observed facts.They are based upon a balanced perception that sees both sides of any given situation.Balanced perception sees the justice in the injustice, the fairness in the unfairness, the equity in the inequity, the blessings in the crisis, the clouds' silver lining and the lessons, Gifts and Service inherent in every manifestation of Creation.

The Gift:

The Return to Trust and Faith in Spirit.The revealing of the Love of the Creator.A Return to Oneness, wholeness, completeness.The opening of the Heart to be able to give and receive Love freely.To be able to look anywhere in our lives and in the lives of others and see nothing except the action and presence of Love.

I am reminded of a former teacher of mine with Chiron in Pisces.In his early life he was the typical cynic and atheist, a disbeliever in anything he could not see or touch, etcetera.He had shut the door on all spiritual matters.However, his own inner turmoil, hidden from the outside world and even from his own waking consciousness, started to manifest in unpleasant psychic experiences.He was forced to delve into his issues in order to make sense of these experiences.Through the journey of Healing, reconciling the inner issues that brought about these experiences, he experienced a Return to Faith in Spirit.Not only this, he became a teacher, teaching others to develop their psychic abilities and to connect with their Higher selves.His ultimate teaching is the power of Divine Love to Heal.

Notable People with Chiron in Pisces:

Eva Braun, Princess Diana, Vivien Leigh, Richard Nixon, Tatum O'Neal, Gregory Peck, Paula Abdul, Tracy Austin, Lucille Ball, Nicolas Cage, Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), Billy Ray Cyrus, Matt Dillon, Kirk Douglas, Jodie Foster, Indira Gandhi, Billy Graham, Jimmy Hoffa, L. Ron Hubbard (Scientology), Whitney Houston, Gary Kasparov (chess grandmaster), John F. Kennedy, k.d. lang, Pamela Anderson, Carl Lewis, Karl Marx, Henri Matisse, Yehudi Menhuin, George Michael, Edith Piaf, Roy Rogers, Erik Satie (20th century French composer), Brooke Shields, Frank Sinatra, Henri Toulouse-Latrec (painter), Orson Welles, Tennessee Williams.


 

Chiron House General Comments

It must be clarified that the house position of Chiron does not reflect the nature of the Wound itself.This is more properly seen in Chiron's sign and its aspects to other planets in the natal horoscope.Rather, the house placement points to the area of our lives where our specific Woundedness is most likely to play out its drama, i.e. the stage upon which the actors play their parts.

Having said this, it is important to remember that, as with Chiron in the signs, each one of us has, holographically, all house placements of Chiron within us, i.e. we manifest our Woundedness in all areas of our lives.The house placement in our natal chart merely shows us where the most visible manifestation of Chiron's drama is likely to proceed in this lifetime. This is further dependent upon the aspects Chiron makes to other houses via planetary

aspects.

Unlike Chiron's sign placement, however, Chiron as a singleton in any given house is more likely to manifest primarily in that house, although its overall influence is diminished due to its absence of planetary relationships.Conversely, if Chiron is well aspected, its dramatic stage is expanded to include the other houses covered by those planetary aspects.Interpretation is always a multi-facetted and dynamic synthesis of all the features of the 

horoscope.

Lastly, I do not give examples of each Chiron sign placement in each house due to lack of space, but give two examples in each section, leaving it to you to extrapolate the other signs placements in each of the houses from the indications given.This should be sufficient if we remember that the nature of the Wound is seen in the sign and aspects of Chiron and the stage upon which the drama of the Wound is played out is seen in the houses.


 

Natal Chiron Houses

Chiron in the 7th House

Our Woundedness is most likely to be played out in the arena of relationships and social interactions.See also, Chiron in Libra.

For example, Chiron in Leo in the 7th house may manifest as the Wound of feeling unable to express ourselves, not free to explore and develop our creativity and individual gifts due to a stifling relationship that demands most of our attention and time.

Alternatively, Chiron in Pisces in the 7th house might be the Wound of feeling used and abused, victimized and betrayed by those we have had relationships with.Alternately, the Wound of feeling a deep need for contact and merging into Oneness may cause us to give ourselves away totally in relationships until we have little left for ourselves.


 

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CHIRON ASPECTS (natal)
 

Chiron in Aspect - General Comments

The most important area of consideration of Chiron's influence and meaning, even more so than the considerations of Chiron in the signs and houses, is the area of Chiron's angular aspects to other planets in the natal chart.The aspects to other planets give Chiron and our specific Woundedness its character, its activation, its direction and specific manifestation.The number of strong aspects Chiron makes to other planets will determine its intensity and its specific outward manifestation.Chiron as a singleton is weak in its practical effect on our lives.This can be said of every other planet, too.Angular aspects in the natal chart give our life focus, direction, meaning and intensity.

This is perhaps contrary to the popular view that the signs and houses are the most important considerations.I have found that the signs and houses are secondary to the aspects in the chart.For this reason, I have devoted considerable space to the aspects.

One of the great Gifts of Chiron and its aspects in our natal horoscope is to 'force' us, impel us or otherwise coax us to attend to our Healing and evolution of consciousness.It is the lever arm of evolution.The Gift is in the Wound.

A note on parallels and contra-parallels:these are akin to conjunctions in their effect.The effect of the parallel aspect and that of the contra-parallel aspect are, for all practical purposes, identical, not opposite has been popularly thought.Practical demonstration of this is offered by the Magi Society (New York).

Occultations (parallel and conjunct) are perhaps the most powerful of all aspects, combining and blending the energy and issues of the two participating planets in relatively perfect synthesis.

A note about orbs, i.e. the allowable range of radial distance between two aspecting or two transiting planets: although many astrologers take quite wide orbs for the Sun and the Moon, gradually decreasing them for the slower-moving planets, I have found it more prudent and more accurate all around to take generally smaller orbs.It also tends to 'clean up' the chart and bring the key features into sharper relief.Otherwise, there can be a tendency in readings to waffle on about a multitude of relatively insignificant features, thereby clouding the essential issues or diverting attention from them.

When doing Soul-centered readings, for the Sun and the Moon, I tend to take a 5-degree applying orb and a 3-degree separating orb.For all other planets, I take a 3-degree applying orb and a 1 1/2 degree separating orb.For quincunx aspects, however, I take only a 3 degree applying orb and a 1 and a half degree separating orb for the Sun and the Moon and a 1 and a half degree applying orb and a 1 degree separating orb for the rest.For parallels and contra-parallels, I take about a 2-degree applying orb and about a 1 degree separating orb for all planets.

Furthermore, it is important to remember that aspects taken in isolation cannot give a complete or entirely accurate appraisal of the dynamic and total picture of our natal horoscope.Such a total and dynamic picture can only be appreciated by looking at the overall patterns that all aspects of all planets make in the chart and integrating them into a synthesized and coherent picture.This is only possible in a dynamic reading situation.

Nonetheless, in order to begin to understand Chiron in angular aspect to the other planets, we must start with basic definitions of each aspect in isolation.We must bear in mind that these definitions must be modified as we begin to integrate the other aspects of the chart into a total picture.

Due to limitations of space, the definitions of the aspects presented here lack the extra defining features of house and sign placements of each planet in question.Our definitions here are more general and described in energetic terms rather than with environment-specific detail.We must leave the integration of these with their appropriate signs and houses to you.


 

Chiron conjunct Venus

Natal Chiron Aspects

Chiron-conjunct-Venus initially indicates a deep longing, a deep sense of being cut off from close personal relationship, a feeling that there is not enough love to fill the void within us.This aspect confers enormous empathy and sympathy for others in emotional need.The impulse to try to rescue others, to wrap them in cotton wool, so to speak, is highly evident here.

As we attend to our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, this aspect will increasingly give us an awareness of the Love that is within us and around us in our lives, but that we mostly do not see or acknowledge.In this way, we are increasingly able to share our Love with others in a way that 1) does not seek to rescue them, protect them and/or 'fix' their lives, 2) does not necessitate emotional dependence on others and 3) does not involve trying to plug our umbilical cords into others.Ultimately, we will merely seek to Love Unconditionally, knowing that Love is the greatest Healer.

This aspect can indicate a high degree of Healing ability and focus and is a welcome addition to the charts of those interesting in pursuing Healing as part of their life's path and purpose.

In any case, whether we call it Healing or not, those with this aspect will have a Healing effect upon those they are around and upon those that they share their innermost feelings with.It may be in a verbal form.It may be in a musical form.It may be in some other form altogether.Whatever the case may be, these people will have a certain inexplicable attractiveness that compels us to wish to be around them and/or their creations and expressions.In short, they reflect our own Woundedness and the possibility for our own Healing.Having said this, however, being around certain types with this aspect can become high maintenance after a time.

Noted persons that share this conjunction include Jacques Louis Demy (French film director, renowned for his romantic films), Marilyn Monroe, Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), Judith Durham (the Seekers), Henry Winkler, John Williamson (gentle Australian country songwriter and singer), Burt Bacharach, and Kevin Kline.The last three have occultations of Chiron and Venus.


 

Chiron trine Jupiter

Natal Chiron Aspects

Chiron-trine-Jupiter indicates an uncommon potential to access the Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues of our early childhood and/or our Inner Child.The degree to which we actually Heal and resolve these things will depend on our willingness and intention to do so and upon the other aspects in our charts, particularly those to Chiron.The specific expression of our Wounds and issues and/or their Healing results will vary accordingly.The range of this aspect's outward expression can be illustrated by looking at the differences between people such as Martin Bryant (the mass murderer), Kurt Cobain (Nirvana's lead singer, now deceased) and Pope John Paul II, who all share this aspect, but express it in vastly different ways.

The Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues of our Childhood and/or Inner Child are very close to the surface with this aspect, but in a more harmonious and less confronting way than with, say, Chiron in opposition to Jupiter.However, this does not necessarily make it easier for us.The Healing journey always requires effort, intention and a wish to Heal.And there is always the possibility of emotional backlash and violence arising from childhood Wounds and issues.

This aspect is a welcome addition to the chart of a potential Healer, particularly if it is part of a grand trine.It provides access to early childhood Wounds and Inner Child issues.This is one of the first steps in the journey of Healing and the evolution of consciousness.

Lastly, this aspect can be a tacit indication of considerable work already done on Healing and the evolution of consciousness in past lives.

Interestingly, Star Trek's very first episode aired during a Chiron-trine-Jupiter aspect, although there were many other equally important aspects for this event.See Chart 11 - STAR TREK 1ST EPISODE, p. 609.

Noted people that share this aspect include Pope John Paul II, Lucille Ball, Martin Bryant (Port Arthur massacre, Tasmania), Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), Germaine Greer, Johannes Keplar, Chaka Khan, Henry Mancini, Michelle Pfeiffer, The Artist formerly called Prince and Giacomo Puccini.


 

Chiron opposition Uranus

Natal Chiron Aspects

With Chiron-opposition-Uranus, Uranus shines a light - a challenge, in a sense - upon our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues.By illuminating these, we are given the ultimate opportunity to deal with the Wounds and issues as they come to the fore.

This aspect is perhaps the most active of the Chiron/Uranus aspects barring the conjunction.The opposition causes us to run in the opposite direction to our Woundedness.In doing so, we run into Uranus, who then proceeds to show us the higher view of that from which we were running.When Uranus' Truth and its bigger Picture become too difficult to handle, challenging us beyond our current capacity, we run again, back into our Woundedness, back to Chiron.Here, due to Uranus' light shining on the Wounds, we find new material to work with, adding to our overall understanding.When what we find there again becomes too Painful, again we run, again bumping into Uranus.So it goes on, in a tic-tocking journey of Healing and evolution of consciousness.

If we are not able to deal with the Wounds and Pain that come up and we are not able to deal with the greater Truth that Uranus offers, then we are stuck in a kind of nightmare of constant running.In this case we tend to try to do anything to 'blank out'.We attempt this by using alcohol, drugs, sleep, work, music and all other types of 'escapism' to avoid the Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues.If we try this for too long, however, it will inevitably be reflected in our bodies through illness, disease and general unwellness.

This all-or-nothing kind of psychology is the very reason why Chiron-opposition-Uranus (and Chiron-opposition-Pluto) is an aspect that confers Healing ability and/or focus in our lives.We cannot avoid it; we cannot run away from it; it follows us wherever we try to go.This is why the generations of people born between 1952 and 1989 have altered the consciousness of the planet via the Healing modalities (taken in their broadest sense).The mid-1960s represented the fulcrum point.The late 1970s represented the culmination.The 1990s represented the peak, particularly as this time encompasses not only Chiron's perihelion and perigee, but also Chiron's own half-return.This psychology, combined with the sheer number of oppositions Chiron and Uranus made during this time, is one of the major contributors to the discovery of Chiron, as we have already seen.

Due to the vast number of people with this aspect, we will offer only a few examples.It is important to point out that there are not so many famous people with this aspect, a point that fails to support our assertion that the aspect is associated with the Healing and new-age movements.However, if we consider that 1) the aspect itself does not confer fame or notoriety, 2) the Healing and new-age movements were not about fame and notoriety - they were about inner Healing - and 3) the bulk of Healers and new-age facilitators were part of a grass-roots phenomenon, then we can understand the deficit of noted persons that follows.I can show hundreds of charts supporting the connection, but most are for people of whom no one has heard.

Noted people with this aspect include Ji Maharaj (Indian guru who made the 'big time' in the US from 1972 onwards), Nick Campion (British astrologer), Annie Lennox, Bill Gates, Carrie Fisher, Denzel Washington, James Ingram, Shannen Doherty, David the Bubble-Boy (rare disorder of immune deficiency) and Bo Derek.

It is interesting that an unusual number of athletes possess this aspect.Perhaps they are literally trying to run away from their Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues.This may sound implausible.However, consider that 1) our outer activities mirror our inner state and that 2) one of the means we use to avoid having to sit down and think deeply about our issues is to stay busy and physically active all the time.I know many people like this and can see this tendency in myself.

These sportspeople include Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert Lloyd, Frederi Deburghgraeve (Belgian athlete named Sportsman of the Year and given an Award of Merit, 1995), Eddie Edwards (British athlete called "The Eagle;" participated in the winter Olympics 1988), Jim Harbaugh, (American quarterback and athlete), Kathy McMillan (American track and field champion), Ed Moses (American athlete, a hurdler who won Olympic gold at Montreal in 1976 and in Los Angeles August 1984), Gianni Poli (Italian field and track star, winner of the marathon in New York 11/02/1986) and Paolo Rossi (Italian soccer player; helped Italy win the World Cup 1982).


 

Chiron trine Neptune

Natal Chiron Aspects

Chiron-trine-Neptune (1895, 1920-26, 1963-68 and 1994-95) indicates that there is a high degree of resonance between our spiritual nature or Soul and our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues.Even if we do not consciously and intentionally deal with these things, they will tend to find expression through our creative, artistic and spiritual pursuits.In addition, they may find expression through our exploration and experimentation with altered states of consciousness.These themes were the hallmark of the explosion of creativity and experimentation in the trines of the 1960s.

With this aspect, if we choose to deal with our issues, we may tend more towards spiritual, Healing and creative pursuits whereas, if we choose not to, then we may tend more towards escapist and consciousness-altering or consciousness-dulling pursuits and devices.Either way, as always, our Divine Design is expedited, consciously or unconsciously.

There can be the tacit indication of considerable work already done on Healing and the evolution of consciousness in past lives.

Essentially, this aspect is speaking the Truth that Love is the greatest Healer.This aspect is a welcome addition to other Chiron aspects in the chart of people wishing to pursue Healing as a specific life's path.

Noted people that share this aspect include Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek), Pope John Paul II, Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), Lee Iaccoca (Chrysler CEO), Lyle Menendez (homicide with brother), Matt Biondi (Olympic swimmer), Robert Kennedy, Whitney Houston and Marcel Marceau.


 

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CHIRON MAJOR LIFE TRANSITS

N. B. Influence of transits lasts several weeks before the dates given and several days after.


 

Chiron in Transit - General Comments

For Chiron transits to natal planets, influence covers several weeks before and several days after the date of exact transit.For other planets transiting natal Chiron, the period of influence depends on the speed of the transiting planet, e.g. Sun transiting natal Chiron may last only days, whereas Pluto transiting natal Chiron may last years.As a general rule, the further a planet is from the Sun, the more long-lasting is the influence of the transit.

NOTES for Astrologers:

It is important to make a distinction here between the applying and separating periods of any given transit.For practical purposes, it has been common to consider the total period of transit and its influence to be the combined time of applying and separating periods.In this case, the intensity of the transit is determined by the proximity to an exact angle.However, I have found that the transit's influence is actually confined to the applying period up until an exact angle is made.The separating period is, strictly speaking, no longer a period of influence, but rather is a period of aftermath of the effects of the applying period.

This may seem like nit-picking, but when we are exploring actual happenings in relation to the transits, it becomes an important distinction and increases the accuracy and scientific veracity of the process.

It is also important to remind ourselves that the intensity and specific effect of any given transit will be determined by the natal angular aspects made to the planet being transited.The transit of a natal singleton will be less significant than the transit of well-aspected planet in the natal chart.

However, having said this, it is important to note that transits offer natal singletons their only opportunity to become significantly active in a person's life. 


 

The 1st sextile

5 -Jun-82

5 -Dec-82

28-Mar-83

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron sextile natal Chiron

The 1st Sextile

This transit manifests in a relatively unconscious way.The period in which it can occur ranges from 3 to about 16 years old.In short, in represents the appearance in our lives of opportunities and connections to Healing possibilities.Although we are primarily unconscious to the nature of our Woundedness and the possibilities that this transit brings, it is like a window opened upon our Woundedness that offers a potential path of Healing.It may be a person who comes into our lives.It may be the discovery of an interest, representing a future career path.It may be a place of solace discovered.It is often accompanied by an awakening of creativity, which reflects, unconsciously, our inner secrets.If it occurs later, say in the early teens, it can be an awakening to the world, its mysteries, its joys and its sorrows.This was certainly the case for me at the age of 15-16.

Because of the early nature of this transit for some, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact events and circumstances to which it corresponds.What we can say, though, with relative certainty, is that the later it occurs, the more a sense of Woundedness mounts within us, impelling us to seek a Healing and/or spiritual path.This, again, is the nature of the Chiron cycle, aforementioned.

In many ways, the 1st sextile transit of Chiron/natal Chiron sets the path of Healing and evolution of consciousness that we will subsequently follow, albeit unconsciously until the Chiron/natal Chiron opposition.Our Values that arise from our Voids (Wounds) will be expressed, manifested and cemented during this transit.This is a time of the outward manifestation of our Divine Design, although still embryonic and often difficult to see at the time.


 
 

The 1st square

7 -Jul-87

16-Jan-88

10-Apr-88

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron squaring natal Chiron

The 1st Square

The 1st Chiron-square-natal Chiron represents the time in our lives when we are first made conscious of our specific Woundedness.This transit can occur as early as age 5 and as late as 23.Although we are made conscious of our Woundedness during this time, we are, for the most part, unable to deal with it, grasp its deeper meaning or soothe its effect upon us.It is, in a sense, a reaffirmation and deeper etching of our original Wounds.These Wounds subsequently drive us on the evolutionary path towards our ultimate Healing and towards the expression and manifestation of our Divine Design.The deeper the Wounds (Voids), the greater the Gifts (Values).Core Wounds create core Values.

During this time, our Woundedness, the nature of which is set out by Chiron's sign and house placement at our birth and its aspects to other planets, surfaces.That which we feel to be missing in our lives is brought into Painful awareness.We may be missing a sense of Connectedness or a feeling of Love.We may have a deep need for security.We may have lost our Faith or Trust.We may have a deep need for companionship, and so on and so forth.

Whatever it may be, the first Chiron/natal Chiron square represents an impasse of Healing, but an illumination of our inner Woundedness, a glimpse at our inner fragmentation and, at times, a glimpse at our Dark side.Akin to Saturn, this square impels us to make an inner resolve, although we cannot carry out our resolve until the ensuing period, after the transit has finished.The resolve is invariably in the nature of a Healing wish, whatever the form may take, even if the native does not equate this inner resolve with Healing at all.


 
 

The 1st trine

3 -Sep-90

14-Jan-91

28-May-91

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron trining natal Chiron

The 1st Trine

The 1st Chiron/natal Chiron trine represents a time when we are highly likely to meet opportunities for Healing and evolution of consciousness to a degree not previously encountered.We may meet teachers, spiritual or otherwise.We may encounter Healers, whatever the modality.We may simply be inspired at the time to pursue Healing and/or spiritual matters.It is a time when answers seem to be forthcoming and pathways open that allow us to resolve some of our issues and Heal some of our Woundedness.It can be either externally engineered, so to speak, or internally pursued.This transit can occur as early as age 7.Obviously, the earlier the transit occurs, the more likely it is to be externally engineered rather than the latter case.

The exact nature of these opportunities will be mirrored in the transiting planets to Chiron during this time, as well as in its sign and house placement at the time.

For example, from my own experience, I was inspired during the 1st trine to seek the source of a teaching that I had studied in books for the previous 5 years.This search led me to meet my first consciously-acknowledged spiritual teacher.Interestingly, it was during the 2nd Chiron/natal Chiron trine that I met my next most influential spiritual teacher and mentor, Dr. Demartini, in 1996.

It is the same for many of the persons whom I have worked with astrologically.The 1st trine is a time when we resonate to those people, things, situations and places that we sense will offer us Healing possibilities, even if we do not call it "Healing" as such.

It can also be a time when we begin to sense with greater clarity what we may be here to do.That is, we may begin to sense our Divine Design, even if we cannot rightly put it into words at the time.This comes much later, closer to the 2nd Chiron/natal Chiron trine.


 
 

The 1st quincunx

22-Jul-93

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron quincunxing natal Chiron

The 1st Quincunx

This transit can occur as early as age 10.It represents a time of questions, reassessments, new perspectives and assimilation of the events, circumstances and outcomes of the previous trine transit.It can be a perplexing time, but a time that impels us to gain greater clarity, to come to a new level of consciousness about the Wounds and unresolved issues that plague us.It can be a time of shedding old skins and, in this way, it is akin to Pluto in its effect, albeit far more diluted.

During this time, it is as though we are working our way through an obstacle course, complete with puzzles we must solve and decisions we must make about our next steps.

In addition, during this time, we may recognize allies in those people, things, events and situations that we previously viewed as our enemies.In other words, we may begin to see the blessings in the crises, i.e. the Gifts in the Wounds, a new level of consciousness thus emerging.


 
 

The Chiron Half-Return

23-Nov-94

1 -Mar-95

27-Jul-95

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron opposing natal Chiron

Except for the Chiron Return, the Chiron/natal Chiron opposition (or half-return) is by far the most important and influential of the transits of the Chiron Cycle.It can occur as early as age 13 and as late as 37.

This transiting opposition represents the fulcrum point of our potential journey of Healing and evolution of consciousness.There are about ten years on either side of the transit when we must consciously awaken to our Woundedness, whatever the form it takes, and take positive steps towards Healing and the evolution of our consciousness.If we do, we are awakened, to a greater or lesser degree, to the answers to the four basic questions of existence, i.e. "Where do we come from, where are we going, who are we and why are we here?"In short, our Divine Design becomes clearer.

The opposition transit itself is a time of intense illumination of our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues.Unlike the square transits, however, we are certainly able to take positive steps during this time towards the Healing of those Wounds and the resolution of those issues.It is perhaps the most acute and most active time of our conscious journey of Healing and evolution of consciousness.We could liken it to the birth pangs of Spirit.

Anything that stands in the way of our integration, our awakening and the activation of our Divine Design can surface, sometimes in dramatic and cathartic ways.The opposition is akin to Uranus inasmuch as it shines a bright light into the Darkness of our unawakened consciousness.It impels us to seek a higher understanding and synthesis of the otherwise dualistic illusions and lopsided perceptions of our lower nature.Beyond our contradictions, paradoxes and conflicts there is a hidden unity, concordance and metadox (union of opposites).The Healing journey is awakening to a larger picture, seeing the connections and sensing the perfection and 'rightness' of those things, people and events that previously we judged negatively.In short, it is a process of seeing the blessings in the crises and of discovering the Gifts in the Wounds.

If we do not attend to our Woundedness or seek resolution of our issues during the ten or so years either side of the fulcrum point of this transit, we enter a 'mid-life crisis'.During this crisis, the meaning of our lives becomes more distant and seemingly unattainable.

This mid-life crisis is linked with the Uranus/natal Uranus opposition (half-return), occurring roughly between the ages of 38 and 44.This represents a time when the work we have done or not done towards our potential Healing and evolution of consciousness is 'paid' or not 'paid'.If we have done the work, Uranus can connect us to a higher state of consciousness, linking us with the affairs and consciousness of the outer planets.The balancing and integration of our consciousness, corresponding to the alignment of our chakras, makes it possible for this Uranian activation to take place.Chiron's role in the chakra energy system of our Body/Mind is explored in Book Two.

If, on the other hand, we have not done the work of Healing and evolution of consciousness before this Uranian transit, we experience a withdrawal from this potential Contact and, hence, a 'mid-life crisis'.


 

The 2nd quincunx

9 -Nov-96

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron quincunxing natal Chiron
 
 

The 2nd Quincunx

The 2nd Chiron/natal Chiron quincunx, similar to the 1st, represents a time of assimilation, reassessment and redefinition of the issues brought up by the previous transit - in this case, the opposition transit.It is a time when we are impelled to try to make sense of our journey of Healing and evolution of consciousness up to the present and to come to a more integrated understanding of it all.

Conclusions we may have come to during the preceding Chiron/natal Chiron opposition may now seem incomplete or not totally satisfactory.Something seems to be still out of place but we cannot tell what it is.We are simply being encouraged by this quincunx transit to come to a higher understanding of all that we have been through.We are being encouraged to see more of the big picture, to connect more of the dots, so to speak.

During this time, the odd pieces that do not appear to fit the big picture will plague us, irritate us and generally intrude upon our peace of mind.We may feel, at times, like a secretary trying to file a backlog of paperwork in a disorganized filing cabinet.Nonetheless, it is a time that can be very fruitful if we pursue each disparate piece of the puzzle with a view to understanding its unique place as well as its part in the larger scheme.Ultimately, everything in our lives is connected to this larger scheme.The Healing journey is discovering how each thing fits and interrelates with all others.


 

The 2nd trine

21-Nov-98

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron trining natal Chiron
 
 

The 2nd Trine

The 2nd Chiron/natal Chiron trine, similar to the 1st, is a time when our vibratory frequency is aligned to people, places, things and circumstances that offer great possibilities for our potential Healing and evolution of consciousness.However, during this second trine, we are more likely to recognize these opportunities and possibilities more quickly and to consciously pursue them.We are clearer about ourselves and our path, presuming we have done sufficient work on ourselves up until this time.

In a sense, this transit represents an affirmation of our path, our purpose, our vision and inspiration.It is a time when many things will come together in our understanding, naturally and consciously.It can be a time of deep Healing, resolution and Connection.This transit, like the trine aspect in general, resonates to Neptune and, as such, awakens us to the possibility and actual experience of Unconditional Love that is the final result of all Healing.

Interestingly, this transit can occur after or during the Uranus/natal Uranus opposition, aforementioned, as well as before it.There is a definite similarity between the two transits inasmuch as they both bring together the results of all previous work we have done on our Healing and evolution of consciousness.The Uranus transit, however, tends to be more upsetting - more dramatic and revolutionary.The 2nd Chiron trine is more harmonious and less confronting, although still revelationary in its effect.

If this Chiron transit precedes the Uranus/natal Uranus opposition, its acts as a prelude, i.e. a taste of things to come.If the two transits take place simultaneously, one adds to the other, the overall effect amplified.If the Chiron transit occurs after the Uranus transit, then it acts as kind of a postlude, affirming and finalizing the effects of the Uranus transit.


 

The 2nd square

16-Jan-01

11-Jul-01

9 -Oct-01

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron squaring natal Chiron
 
 

The 2nd Square

The 2nd Chiron/natal Chiron square, like the preceding trine, can occur before, during or after the Uranus/natal Uranus opposition.This timing will determine the specific nature of its effect.

In general, however, this transiting square tends to bring to the fore any of our unHealed and/or unresolved Wounds and issues.Our ability to deal with these at the time is generally limited again, but will depend again on the nature of accompanying transits and aspects, such as the aforementioned Uranus half-return.In this way, this transiting square, like the first Chiron/natal Chiron square, is aligned with the energy of Saturn.

If we have done little in the way of attending to our Healing and evolution of consciousness, this square will bring up all kinds of regrets, resentments, painful memories and core Wounds.It is often accompanied by an inexplicable sense of loss and a feeling of the meaninglessness of our lives.We may feel that if we could but turn back time, things might be different.Again, this represents a kind of mid-life crisis.Chiron's answer to this is to learn to Love things just as they are and see the benefits, blessings, lessons and Gifts in them, despite the pain and suffering they seemed to have caused at the time.

If, on the other hand, we have attended to our Healing and evolution of consciousness, this transit will still bring up regrets and painful memories.However, our ability and willingness to deal with these effects as they come up is evident during this time.It is as though we are being given a chance to go deeper into the Healing process, to finalize any loose ends, to resolve any regrets, painful memories and continuing issues.

If this transiting square occurs after the Uranus opposition, we are generally better equipped to deal with whatever comes up, providing we have done sufficient work in the past.If this square occurs before the Uranus opposition, it is generally more difficult and represents a time when we are being given a chance to 'clean up our act' in preparation for the activating effect of the Uranus transit.If this Chiron square occurs simultaneously with the Uranus opposition, then the depth, intensity and acuteness of the Healing journey are increased manifold, but so, too, is the potential Healing result.


 

The 2nd sextile

8 -Mar-04

28-Jun-04

16-Dec-04

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron sextile natal Chiron
 
 

The 2nd Sextile

The 2nd Chiron/natal Chiron sextile, like the 1st sextile, represents opportunities and connections to possibilities for Healing and the evolution of consciousness.Unlike the 1st sextile, however, we are more conscious and can recognize these potential pathways better.

It is a time, too, when there can be an increase in creativity, which is simultaneously one of the keys to Healing and one of the results of Healing.There can be fruitful meetings, events and journeys during this time, i.e. an exchange of Healing energies between us and people, places and things.This transit, like the sextile aspect in general, is akin to Mercury in its influence.


 

The Chiron Return

10-May-16

14-Aug-16

7 -Mar-17

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron conjuncting, paralleling, contra-paralleling natal Chiron

Otherwise known as the Chiron Return, when Chiron has completed a full cycle of the zodiac and returned to its natal position in our charts.This is the culmination of the journey of Healing and the evolution of consciousness up to the age of 50-51.

Its effect will lie somewhere between two extremes, depending on our level of attention and conscious work on the themes of Healing and evolution of consciousness in our lives to date.In all cases, our original Wounds and their attendant issues will surface again.Whether we respond with Love or with fear, guilt, remorse, anger and resentment will depend on our previous work.

If we have not attended to our Wounds and issues during our lives and have not worked towards Healing and higher consciousness, ultimately aspiring to Unconditional Love, we will be thrust back into the thicket of our Woundedness.In this case, our core Wounds and issues will surface again, demanding attention, Healing and resolution.In a sense, we are required to repeat a grade of school.However, the likelihood of truly beginning in-depth work on our subsequent Healing and evolution of consciousness definitely diminishes with time.This is due to our age, to the general level of crystallization of our personality and to associated emotional habits, masks, protective mechanisms and ingrained escape routes.This is not to say that it is impossible.It simply becomes more difficult over time and we become less inclined to bother with it.

In this case, the Chiron Return can be, paradoxically, a time that we hardly notice due to the success of our long-standing patterns of avoidance and evasion.Conversely, it can be a time of monumental regret.The Chiron Return can open the Pandora's Box of our core Wounds and long-standing unresolved issues.Unable to deal with or answer the tortured callings that arise from our fragmented consciousness, we go into crisis or, alternatively, even deeper into retreat.Only in the final moments of death, maybe many years later, will we have an opportunity to feel Healing and sense the Truth of the Love around us and in us.It is only then that the stranglehold of our personality mechanisms finally relaxes with the weakening of our physical vehicle.I venture to suggest that, if you are reading this book and have gotten this far in it, you will not have to fear the aforementioned scenario!

If, however, we have attended, to a greater or lesser degree, to our Wounds and issues during our lives, the best we can look forward to is a deep sense of completion and peace during this transit.Although our core Wounds and issues will arise again during this time, our previous work will help us to appreciate and finally Love these Voids that have given us our core Values and, ultimately, our Divine Design.

It will be a time when we can move into another octave of Healing and evolution of consciousness.The cycle repeats, but on another finer energetic level, i.e. another octave.We are given an opportunity to move to deeper levels of Healing and higher levels of consciousness, forever expanding to the limits of the solar system and, simultaneously, approaching the focused consciousness of the Sun.Increasingly, Love is our guide rather than fear and guilt.

In Truth, the effect of the Chiron Return lies somewhere between these two extremes.Some issues - those that we have fully worked through - we will transcend, moving into a new energetic level of Healing and a new cycle.Others we will have to recapitulate in the next Chiron Cycle, striving for more understanding, higher consciousness pertaining to the issues themselves and deeper Healing of old Wounds.Still others will be deeper Wounds only just uncovered by the previous cycle and representing our next lessons.

The Uranus/natal Uranus opposition (half-return) and the Chiron Return work hand in hand to align us with and connect us to the outer planets of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.It can be a spiritual coming-of-age if we are ready.If we are not, then the destructive forces of Pluto will accelerate our decay, seeking to spade us in, so to speak, in preparation for our physical death and rebirth in a new cycle, i.e. a new incarnation.


 

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TWELVE MONTH CHIRON TRANSIT REPORT

Chiron to Natal Point Transits

N. B. Chiron to natal point transits' influences last several weeks before the dates given and several days after.


 

Sep 17 2001 - Chiron square Uranus

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron squaring natal Uranus

Chiron will tend to thwart higher understanding during this time, impelling us to search for deeper meaning and connections in our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues.It will encourage us to attend to our Woundedness 1) around radical change in our lives, past and present, 2) around being a part of society and community, 3) around our place within groups, 4) around feeling different from others, 5) around fitting in or not fitting in and/or 6) around not feeling like we can get a grasp of a higher meaning in the seeming chaos of our lives.


 

Oct 9 2001 - Chiron square Chiron

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron squaring natal Chiron

The 2nd Square

The 2nd Chiron/natal Chiron square, like the preceding trine, can occur before, during or after the Uranus/natal Uranus opposition.This timing will determine the specific nature of its effect.

In general, however, this transiting square tends to bring to the fore any of our unHealed and/or unresolved Wounds and issues.Our ability to deal with these at the time is generally limited again, but will depend again on the nature of accompanying transits and aspects, such as the aforementioned Uranus half-return.In this way, this transiting square, like the first Chiron/natal Chiron square, is aligned with the energy of Saturn.

If we have done little in the way of attending to our Healing and evolution of consciousness, this square will bring up all kinds of regrets, resentments, painful memories and core Wounds.It is often accompanied by an inexplicable sense of loss and a feeling of the meaninglessness of our lives.We may feel that if we could but turn back time, things might be different.Again, this represents a kind of mid-life crisis.Chiron's answer to this is to learn to Love things just as they are and see the benefits, blessings, lessons and Gifts in them, despite the pain and suffering they seemed to have caused at the time.

If, on the other hand, we have attended to our Healing and evolution of consciousness, this transit will still bring up regrets and painful memories.However, our ability and willingness to deal with these effects as they come up is evident during this time.It is as though we are being given a chance to go deeper into the Healing process, to finalize any loose ends, to resolve any regrets, painful memories and continuing issues.

If this transiting square occurs after the Uranus opposition, we are generally better equipped to deal with whatever comes up, providing we have done sufficient work in the past.If this square occurs before the Uranus opposition, it is generally more difficult and represents a time when we are being given a chance to 'clean up our act' in preparation for the activating effect of the Uranus transit.If this Chiron square occurs simultaneously with the Uranus opposition, then the depth, intensity and acuteness of the Healing journey are increased manifold, but so, too, is the potential Healing result.


 

Oct 28 2001 - Chiron quincunx Jupiter

Chiron Transits

In general, quincunxing transits tend to impel us to raise our consciousness of the affairs of the natal planet to new levels.They impel us to leave behind our old ways of seeing things, much in the same way as an opposition transit.However, quincunxing transits are not so challenging and confronting.They are more nagging, irritating, frustrating and insistent.In this way, the quincunxing transit, particularly when made by Chiron or the outer planets, is akin to a kind of miniature Pluto transit.It is also akin to the zodiac sign of Virgo.

When Chiron makes a quincunxing transit to a natal planet, it impels us in the aforementioned way to raise our consciousness to new levels around the Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues pertaining to the affairs of the natal planet.

When another planet makes a quincunxing transit to natal Chiron, it impels us in the aforementioned way to raise our consciousness to new levels around our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.


 

Nov 7 2001 - Chiron square Venus

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron squaring natal Venus

Chiron brings our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues around relationships, being loved or not, being able to love or not and need for companionship into focus.This can take the form of impasses in dealings with others close to us.It can also indicate the surfacing of long-past issues - i.e. resentments, regrets, blame, hurt, etcetera - particularly in long-term relationships.


 

Nov 29 2001 - Chiron square Saturn

Chiron Transits

Transiting Chiron squaring natal Saturn

Chiron will bring our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues around restrictions, limitations, repressions, oppressions, authority, responsibility and discipline to the fore.This will put the brakes on our lives in some way, impelling us to take stock, reassess, and re-examine our lives, past, present and future.It encourages us to ask the questions, "Who am I?Where do I come from?Where am I going?Why am I here?"It encourages us to see the ways in which Saturn's issues have Served us, despite their frustrating nature and sometimes-Painful processes.


 

Dec 28 2001 - Chiron sextile Sun

Chiron Transits

In general, sextiling transits open possibilities in our lives, like windows of opportunity.Whether we take these opportunities or not is up to us.Otherwise, sextiling transits are relatively benign.For this reason, they can come and go with or without our noticing it.

Chiron making sextiling transits to our natal planets will open possible avenues of Healing and evolution of consciousness for the affairs pertaining to the natal planet being transited.

When other planets make sextiling transits to Chiron, these other planets will open possible avenues of Healing and evolution of consciousness for our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.Each planet, according to its specific affairs, will offer different possibilities and opportunities, illuminating different aspects of our specific Woundedness.


 

Dec 28 2001 - Chiron sextile Mars

Chiron Transits

In general, sextiling transits open possibilities in our lives, like windows of opportunity.Whether we take these opportunities or not is up to us.Otherwise, sextiling transits are relatively benign.For this reason, they can come and go with or without our noticing it.

Chiron making sextiling transits to our natal planets will open possible avenues of Healing and evolution of consciousness for the affairs pertaining to the natal planet being transited.

When other planets make sextiling transits to Chiron, these other planets will open possible avenues of Healing and evolution of consciousness for our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.Each planet, according to its specific affairs, will offer different possibilities and opportunities, illuminating different aspects of our specific Woundedness.


 

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Points to Natal Chiron Transits

N. B. The duration of influence of points to natal Chiron transits depends on the speed of the transiting planet/point.For example, Sun transiting natal Chiron may last but days, whereas Pluto transiting natal Chiron may last years.

Moon transits last hours.

Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars transits last days

Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron transits last weeks to months.

Uranus, Neptune, Pluto transits last months to years.


 

Aug 22 2001 - Venus trine Chiron

Chiron Transits

Transiting Venus trining natal Chiron

Venus gives us increased opportunities, possibilities, meetings, connections and affinities for the Healing and resolution of our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.It shows us how to Love ourselves a little more and how to accept the Love of others, most often through the vehicle of relationship.


 

Aug 27 2001 - Mars square Chiron

Chiron Transits

Transiting Mars squaring natal Chiron

Mars calls us to action by triggering our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.We may find ourselves expressing anger at ourselves and at others for thwarting our attempts to get on in life, to get certain things done and to make certain decisions.We will be impelled to understand the ways in which our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues hold us back and why.


 

Aug 28 2001 - Mercury opposition Chiron

Chiron Transits

Transiting Mercury opposing natal Chiron

Mercury challenges us to gain a greater understanding of our Woundedness, as indicated by natal Chiron.It challenges us to make connections between the seemingly confusing aspects of these Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues and to communicate our understandings to others around us.


 

Sep 16 2001 - Venus quincunx Chiron

Chiron Transits

In general, quincunxing transits tend to impel us to raise our consciousness of the affairs of the natal planet to new levels.They impel us to leave behind our old ways of seeing things, much in the same way as an opposition transit.However, quincunxing transits are not so challenging and confronting.They are more nagging, irritating, frustrating and insistent.In this way, the quincunxing transit, particularly when made by Chiron or the outer planets, is akin to a kind of miniature Pluto transit.It is also akin to the zodiac sign of Virgo.

When Chiron makes a quincunxing transit to a natal planet, it impels us in the aforementioned way to raise our consciousness to new levels around the Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues pertaining to the affairs of the natal planet.

When another planet makes a quincunxing transit to natal Chiron, it impels us in the aforementioned way to raise our consciousness to new levels around our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.


 

Sep 20 2001 - Mercury quincunx Chiron

Chiron Transits

In general, quincunxing transits tend to impel us to raise our consciousness of the affairs of the natal planet to new levels.They impel us to leave behind our old ways of seeing things, much in the same way as an opposition transit.However, quincunxing transits are not so challenging and confronting.They are more nagging, irritating, frustrating and insistent.In this way, the quincunxing transit, particularly when made by Chiron or the outer planets, is akin to a kind of miniature Pluto transit.It is also akin to the zodiac sign of Virgo.

When Chiron makes a quincunxing transit to a natal planet, it impels us in the aforementioned way to raise our consciousness to new levels around the Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues pertaining to the affairs of the natal planet.

When another planet makes a quincunxing transit to natal Chiron, it impels us in the aforementioned way to raise our consciousness to new levels around our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.


 

Oct 10 2001 - Mercury quincunx Chiron

Chiron Transits

In general, quincunxing transits tend to impel us to raise our consciousness of the affairs of the natal planet to new levels.They impel us to leave behind our old ways of seeing things, much in the same way as an opposition transit.However, quincunxing transits are not so challenging and confronting.They are more nagging, irritating, frustrating and insistent.In this way, the quincunxing transit, particularly when made by Chiron or the outer planets, is akin to a kind of miniature Pluto transit.It is also akin to the zodiac sign of Virgo.

When Chiron makes a quincunxing transit to a natal planet, it impels us in the aforementioned way to raise our consciousness to new levels around the Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues pertaining to the affairs of the natal planet.

When another planet makes a quincunxing transit to natal Chiron, it impels us in the aforementioned way to raise our consciousness to new levels around our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.


 

Oct 10 2001 - Venus opposition Chiron

Chiron Transits

Transiting Venus opposing natal Chiron

Venus challenges us to Love our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues.It challenges us to Love those around us, past and present, who have had anything to do with those Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues.It challenges us to see ourselves, the positive and the negative, in the mirror of others close to us.Someone may come into our lives during this time and challenge our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues.


 

Oct 18 2001 - Mars sextile Chiron

Chiron Transits

In general, sextiling transits open possibilities in our lives, like windows of opportunity.Whether we take these opportunities or not is up to us.Otherwise, sextiling transits are relatively benign.For this reason, they can come and go with or without our noticing it.

Chiron making sextiling transits to our natal planets will open possible avenues of Healing and evolution of consciousness for the affairs pertaining to the natal planet being transited.

When other planets make sextiling transits to Chiron, these other planets will open possible avenues of Healing and evolution of consciousness for our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.Each planet, according to its specific affairs, will offer different possibilities and opportunities, illuminating different aspects of our specific Woundedness.


 

Nov 3 2001 - Mercury quincunx Chiron

Chiron Transits

In general, quincunxing transits tend to impel us to raise our consciousness of the affairs of the natal planet to new levels.They impel us to leave behind our old ways of seeing things, much in the same way as an opposition transit.However, quincunxing transits are not so challenging and confronting.They are more nagging, irritating, frustrating and insistent.In this way, the quincunxing transit, particularly when made by Chiron or the outer planets, is akin to a kind of miniature Pluto transit.It is also akin to the zodiac sign of Virgo.

When Chiron makes a quincunxing transit to a natal planet, it impels us in the aforementioned way to raise our consciousness to new levels around the Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues pertaining to the affairs of the natal planet.

When another planet makes a quincunxing transit to natal Chiron, it impels us in the aforementioned way to raise our consciousness to new levels around our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.


 

Nov 3 2001 - Venus quincunx Chiron

Chiron Transits

In general, quincunxing transits tend to impel us to raise our consciousness of the affairs of the natal planet to new levels.They impel us to leave behind our old ways of seeing things, much in the same way as an opposition transit.However, quincunxing transits are not so challenging and confronting.They are more nagging, irritating, frustrating and insistent.In this way, the quincunxing transit, particularly when made by Chiron or the outer planets, is akin to a kind of miniature Pluto transit.It is also akin to the zodiac sign of Virgo.

When Chiron makes a quincunxing transit to a natal planet, it impels us in the aforementioned way to raise our consciousness to new levels around the Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues pertaining to the affairs of the natal planet.

When another planet makes a quincunxing transit to natal Chiron, it impels us in the aforementioned way to raise our consciousness to new levels around our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.


 

Nov 22 2001 - Mercury trine Chiron

Chiron Transits

Transiting Mercury trining natal Chiron

Mercury gives us increased opportunities, possibilities, meetings, connections and affinities for the Healing and resolution of our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron, creating an enhanced environment for exchange, interaction, communication and mental stimulus.


 

Nov 27 2001 - Venus trine Chiron

Chiron Transits

Transiting Venus trining natal Chiron

Venus gives us increased opportunities, possibilities, meetings, connections and affinities for the Healing and resolution of our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.It shows us how to Love ourselves a little more and how to accept the Love of others, most often through the vehicle of relationship.


 

Dec 11 2001 - Mercury square Chiron

Chiron Transits

Transiting Mercury squaring natal Chiron

Mercury will tend to hijack our mental processes for the purpose of causing us to think more deeply about our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.We may seem preoccupied during this time, seeking solitude and silence.


 

Dec 21 2001 - Venus square Chiron

Chiron Transits

Transiting Venus squaring natal Chiron

Venus, more often than not through relationship, will tend to trigger our Woundedness, as indicated by natal Chiron.This will force us to pause for a moment.It will force us to take stock, to reassess and examine the role of our Woundedness in our relationships.It will cause us to question our ability to give and receive love or not.


 

Dec 30 2001 - Mercury sextile Chiron

Chiron Transits

In general, sextiling transits open possibilities in our lives, like windows of opportunity.Whether we take these opportunities or not is up to us.Otherwise, sextiling transits are relatively benign.For this reason, they can come and go with or without our noticing it.

Chiron making sextiling transits to our natal planets will open possible avenues of Healing and evolution of consciousness for the affairs pertaining to the natal planet being transited.

When other planets make sextiling transits to Chiron, these other planets will open possible avenues of Healing and evolution of consciousness for our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.Each planet, according to its specific affairs, will offer different possibilities and opportunities, illuminating different aspects of our specific Woundedness.


 

Jan 10 2002 - Mars conjunct Chiron

Chiron Transits

Transiting Mars conjuncting, paralleling, contra-paralleling natal Chiron

A call to action, concerning our journey of Wounding and Healing.


 

Jan 14 2002 - Venus sextile Chiron

Chiron Transits

In general, sextiling transits open possibilities in our lives, like windows of opportunity.Whether we take these opportunities or not is up to us.Otherwise, sextiling transits are relatively benign.For this reason, they can come and go with or without our noticing it.

Chiron making sextiling transits to our natal planets will open possible avenues of Healing and evolution of consciousness for the affairs pertaining to the natal planet being transited.

When other planets make sextiling transits to Chiron, these other planets will open possible avenues of Healing and evolution of consciousness for our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron.Each planet, according to its specific affairs, will offer different possibilities and opportunities, illuminating different aspects of our specific Woundedness.


 

Feb 24 2002 - North Node square Chiron

Chiron Transits

Transiting North Node squaring natal Chiron

(Simultaneously squared by transiting South Node.)

Our specific Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, as indicated by natal Chiron, are brought in question.We are encouraged by the North (and South) Node to examine the ways in which these Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues have thwarted the discovery and fulfillment of our life's path and purpose.


 

Feb 24 2002 - South Node square Chiron

Chiron Transits

Transiting South Node squaring natal Chiron

(See also North Node squaring natal Chiron.)

Old Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues are brought into focus.We are encouraged us to take stock, reassess and examine the ways in which our specific Woundedness, as indicated by natal Chiron, has thwarted our life's path and purpose.


 

Mar 3 2002 - Venus conjunct Chiron

Chiron Transits

Transiting Venus conjuncting, paralleling, contra-paralleling natal Chiron

Venus encourages us to express our feelings arising from our Wounds, blockages and unresolved issues, to share them with others in close personal relationship, trusting the resultant Healing process.We may meet someone special during this transit.

(CONTINUED TO INCLUDE 12 MONTHS TOTAL OF CHIRON TRANSITS...)