Chiron is the topic for this week. He entered Aries on February18, 2019 and will remain in this sign for the next eight years. Chiron is known as the wounder healer and if you have read this blog for long, you probably know that my eyebrows usually raise up and I get a little freaked whenever he is in a weekly forecast. To better understand the energy of this cosmic body we need to start off with the mythology around Chiron.
The connection between mythology and astrology is deep. Planets and asteroids have names of gods or the offspring of gods and goddess. Chiron is no different. He is depicted as a mythical half man half horse creature known as a centaur. He is the wisest and most just of all the centaurs in spite of being rejected by his parents Cronus and Philyra and adopted by Apollo. He was a teacher and assistant to many Greek heroes and is responsible for bringing the healing arts to humans.
As the legend goes, Prometheus gave his life so humans could have the element of fire. He was chained to a rock and left to die. Chiron, being immortal, decided to give up his life in exchange for Prometheus being set free. To accomplish this Hercules made a deal with Zeus. Hercules was able to kill Chiron and save Prometheus by using the blood of Hydra on the tip of an arrow. Chiron was rewarded by being eternally placed in the sky in the sign of Sagittarius.
Chiron was first discovered in 1977. He has been classified as a dwarf planet, minor planet, asteroid, has been called an asteroid, dwarf planet, minor planet, and a comet. His orbit takes about 50 years and is irregular or elliptical, and crosses Saturn’s orbit twice an orbit and swings out at his farthest point to meet up with Uranus’s orbit. Chiron’s irregular orbit shown as the red line in the image below.
All of us have Chiron in our charts. To help understand how this transit through might influence you, you would first need to know where Uranus and Saturn are in your natal chart so you can see which of these two planets Chiron is moving toward. If Chiron is moving away from Saturn in your chart, he is moving from authority and the father toward Uranus, freedom, and individuality.
If Chiron is moving away from Uranus in your chart then he is taking the ideas of freedom and individuality back to Saturn and those that follow the rules and regulations. On a side note, I took a look at the chart of the United States and discovered that Chiron is moving toward the natal Uranus in Gemini.
I also saw that the US will have a Chiron return, meaning transiting Chiron will be conjunct the natal Chiron beginning in mid-March of 2024. This conjunction will last for just about two months but bounce back and forth due to retrogrades ultimately causing the conjunction to last an entire year.
Chiron’s placement in our natal chart shows us where our soul’s wounds are. His transits help us see our wounds so we can heal them. However, soul wounds don’t go away in a lifetime. But they can guide us and learn to work with them if we know what they are. Folks in the field of human development call this “working on your stuff.”
For the country, Chiron is in Aries and the fourth house. Aries represents the ego, speed, aggression, and impulsivity. The fourth house represents the home (Cancer), parents, family, home life, and the end of life. Make note of these things and see how they play out in the coming years.
The overall characteristics of Chiron’s transit through Aries will deal with how we express ourselves, our individuality, character, how others see us, our approach to life, general health, head, face, and appearance. It will also deal with enterprise, anything brought to the forefront, weapons, loud noises (music, firecrackers. or things that go boom. This transit will also be about personal development, self-esteem, self-interests, selfishness, competing, and being validated.
Now that I have given you a lot of Chiron info to chew on, it’s time to look at the week ahead.
The week begins with Venus in Capricorn and ended with Venus in Aquarius. If you guessed strong Venus energy this week you would be right. There are not major aspects until Wednesday when the Sun squares Pluto. This energy is about control through manipulation. When met with some sort of obstacle that blocks our path, we could surprise ourselves when we gather resources we didn’t know we had to overcome the blocks.
Thursday, The Sun is sextile to Mars. We are able to do what we have to in order to solve our problems. While this can be creative, confident energy, we could find that other people might not take our confident, assertive self as well as we would hope. Be aware that you might come off as harsh and rub people the wrong way.
Friday and Saturday are all about Venus energy. First. The goddess of love is square Uranus. WOW! This is not the best day to socialize thanks to a conflict between what we want or like and what we value. Watch your impulse spending.
Uranus is the king of impulsivity and rebellion. Combine his energy with the love, relationship, and financial energy of Venus, and you are likely to see this same energy expressed in relationships. Some of us won’t have the same viewpoints about things as our partners might, and we can almost bet there will be some unexpected reactions, emotions, behaviors, and even conflicts that arise. The struggle between freedom and involvement is real. We will be well advised to put off making any big decisions when it comes to relationship commitment or money.
On Saturday, Venus is sextile Chiron. This brings us a chance to heal our close and personal relationships. If you have your natal chart, take a look at the house and sign the these two are in and that will help you focus in on the areas of your relationships that you could benefit looking closer into.
There are several good chart generators on the internet for free. You just need to know your date, place, and time of birth to get your chart. My favorite free site is www.astro.com. You will need to set up an account but it doesn’t cost anything.
The last aspect for the week is Venus semi-square Neptune. This is a happy and somewhat addictive aspect. With all the illusion that comes with Neptune, we are likely to only see what we want to see and miss important details. Think before you make any big decisions, sign legal contracts, or begin new relationships. Most of us will be wise to put these things off till a later time if possible.
If you do find that you must make a big decision, pretend like this is a Mercury retrograde. Truth is, Mercury is in his shadow as of Friday, March 1, 2019. He will station and turn retrograde @ 10:49 EST Tuesday, March 5. I will be talking about this more next week.
Here in central North Carolina, we are hoping to dry out some this week. I read yesterday that in the past five months we have had more rain than we usually get in a year. My yard is not the only one that looks like a swamp. The wind is blowing hard today but the Sun is out so now that I have finished this post earlier than usual, I’ll check out the front porch and make some Vitamin D.
Remember to smile and be kind to all the people you come in contact with this week. This included that cashiers, people you pass on the sidewalk or in your school or workplace. About half the people I pass have their cellphones in hand but I speak anyway. You can too. Spread some love folks!
See you next week!