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Chiron as Wounded Warrior

Let’s talk about CHIRON, which is classified as both a minor planet and a comet. On February 19, Chiron moves from Pisces into Aries, where it will stay until 2027, and transforms from the Wounded Healer to the Wounded Warrior. Chiron in Aries heals our wounds of identity.

Chiron was a centaur (half man, half horse) and unlike most centaurs who can be coarse and aggressive, Chiron was known as being intelligent and civilized. He was a noted astrologer, healer and oracle. Chiron sacrificed his life so that mankind could obtain the use of fire. Being the son of Cronus, a Titan, he was allegedly immortal. In astrology, Chiron is a comet/small planet and represents our deepest wound, as well as our efforts to heal the wound – as Chiron the great healer and teacher ironically was unable to heal himself. The house and sign position of Chiron in your chart shows where we have recurring issues and also where we may be able to teach others, once we have healed our own wound.

Those of us in our 50s experienced a Chiron Return, while Chiron was in Pisces as our Natal Chiron is in Pisces. Now it has moved fully in Aries – so, those of you with NATAL Chiron in Aries are experiencing YOUR Chiron Return. Quick astrology lesson: Your astrological natal chart (also known as your birth chart) is unique and shows the placement of the planets at the minute you were born. It can also show comets, meteors, etc. which lend their own unique energy to your personality. Your natal chart, which looks like a pizza cut into 12 slices, is made up of twelve “Houses” each of which represents an area of life (One’s Self, Finance, Communication, Home, Creativity, Health/Service, Partnership, Transformation, Education/Ideas, Public Image, Community, and The Subconscious). Further, each of these Houses is ruled by a zodiac sign that lends its energy to the House. Chiron (whose symbol looks like a key) was placed in one of your 12 Houses when you were born. However, nothing remains stagnant and so Chiron moves through the Houses (usually staying in each sign about four years, although in Pisces and Aries he remains the longest – around seven years). And so, Chiron will remain in Aries until 2026. If your natal Chiron is in Aries, your Chiron Return will occur sometime between April 17th, 2018 and June 19th, 2026. Transiting Chiron will return to the sign and degree it was at when you were born. You’ll be confronted with a specific area of weakness or doubt that’s been with you all your life, and this could be triggered by a person or situation. It will involve the house your natal Chiron sits in.

Okay, we have two things to consider: The astrological House where you experience your “wound” and the House being impacted by Chiron’s movement through Aries. It is generally accepted that Chiron placements in the 1st, 12th and 8th Houses are the most difficult.

To find out which of your astrological Houses Chiron is transiting you need to know what Natal House YOUR Aries is in. Here is a simple way to do so:

How to Check Transits of a Natal Chart:
1. Go to www.astro.com where you can sign up (free) and enter your birth data (birth date, time and place). Astro also stores up to 50 additional birth records so you can run charts for family and friends!
2. From the menu, select “Free Horoscopes,” then “Extended Chart Selection” under “Horoscope Drawings and Calculations.”
3. Enter or select stored birth data. Click “Continue.”
4. Under “Methods,” expand the drop-down menu labeled “Please select the type of chart you want.”
5. Under “Prognostic Methods,” select “Transits,” then “Natal Chart and Transits.”
6. Hit “Click here to show the chart.” The resulting chart shows your birth chart on the inside and the current transits around the outside of the wheel. The transiting planets are in GREEN. Remember, Chiron looks like a key.

Once you determine where Chiron sits in your birth chart, and what House he is actively traveling through (Hint: it is the House(s) that are ruled by Aries) remember that Google is your friend. Entire books are written on the topic of Chiron – there is LOTS of information available. Start reading and heal that wound, already!

Transit Chiron in 1st house: The Wound of Identify: Lower Self-esteem, criticizing self and physical appearance. Sacrifice the right to be yourself. Self harm – in the extreme, do I have the right to exist?

Transit Chiron in 2nd house: Problems in financial matters and personal resources. Making sacrifices for money.

Transit Chiron in 3rd house: Making sacrifices for brothers and sisters. Increased potential to express oneself by writing.

Transit Chiron in 4th house: It emphasizes issues such as home, family and parents . Change of house or the environment. Struggle and wounds within the family. Some health issues in the family might require sacrifices.

Transit Chiron in 5th house: Focuses on love, entertainment and children’s issues – problems within these pleasures. Might create love-related wounds. Increased creativity. Might abuse any addictive substance.

Transit Chiron in 6th house: One of the strongest transit of Chiron. Points out the health issues. Experiencing some sacrifices related to working conditions. Difficulty to work.Probable health-related problems. Fleeting illness (such as new allergies)

Transit Chiron in 7th house: Relationships, marriage and partnership issues create crisis. Criticizing the partner or criticized by the partner. To sacrifice self for the partner.

Transit Chiron in 8th house: You may find yourself a bit lost and not able to not fully understand the events in this period. Problems about inheritance. You can learn the secrets that you have not known for years. Experience personal transformation through crises and death.

Transit Chiron in 9th house: Investigation of topics such as religion and philosophy. foreign countries or people becomes an important subject. Small problems with travel might occur.

Transit Chiron in 10th house: You can rearrange your career plan with a crisis. Sacrifices in matters related to the career. To criticize the authority position/their mistakes.

Transit Chiron in 11th house: Focuses on your friendships. Concentrate on the details about your goals. Critical approaches about the future. Wounds about Loyalty. To experience sacrifice for friends. Might master some technological subjects.

Transit Chiron in 12th house: MOST DIFFICULT TRANSIT. Even if you test your deepest feelings in this difficult time, most of them will change when this period ends. As the fear increases, you become more anxious. You will notice losses in your life and the emotions you have undergone. You need to deal with your past, and old traumas.

Laura Lenhard