When Chiron in a chart forms an aspect to another planet, the following interpretations will help you to tune in to what the significance of that aspect is. Remember that squares manifest the enrgy in the mosst challenging and dynamic way, that oppositions signify the energy manifesting in the process of relating, and that conjunctions give the combination of Chiron with another planet a creatively unique quality.
Letting go of all things of lesser importance and focusing on what is most important in spiritual terms. Ability to clearly differentiate between what is truly important to oneself in terms of ones personal evolution and what the world/culture/social milieu deems important.
The process of ceasing to base one’s self worth on outer or superficial criteria and to perceive ones importance as a being assisting in world change and the spiritual process of others.
Allowing the deeper meanings of things to emerge by not placing the projections of one’s ego on them. One has the ability to assist others in the discovery of their life’s meaning and purpose.
Bringing to light those ideas and energies which are exactly what is needed to heal those around one, and often doing this without consciously knowing it.
Allowing oneself to be guided by instinct, or, when one does not do this, suffering due to ones inability to act on ones instincts. Transcending the dramas of family and learning to love family without being controlled or negatively influenced by them. The quest for and finding of the spiritual family. Letting go of the past. Seeing the past in a spiritual light, which helps to release regrets.
Because one has difficulty in finding security in outer and material things, one is guided toward finding security in identification with the greater self and the protection coming from higher forces.
The ability to move through emotions, especially those that have become stagnant and fixated. The Chiron/Moon combination can mean the clearing of the emotional body, and the exorcising of the ghosts of the past. Learning to find security in fluidity rather than ridigity.
Leaving behind ideas that hold one in a rut while embracing and assimilating ideas that assist one to evolve. Communication with Angels and other beings beyond the physical realm, whether one realizes this is happening or not, the communicating often happening in ways that one does not expect. Having a sense of the right thing to say that will heal a situation and bring others together. Having the right ideas at the right time come to one due to one’s ability to listen to messages coming from beyond.
Ability to appreciate how all situations – even ones we would usually think of as negative — can further ones spiritual growth. Seeing beauty in people, things and situations that others might not recognize as beautiful, and helping others to enjoy that beauty.
Being a soothing presence to all those around one, a kind of healing balm, even when one may not be trying to do so. Helping others to be at peace and to enjoy life, as well as to see their own personal beauty and worth.
Chiron aspecting Venus helps to heal selfishness by coming to a deep understanding of its root cause, which is fear.
Alignment of aesthetics with the highest aspect of spirituality. William Blake had a Chiron/Venus conjunction.
Assertively reaching out to those who need help and healing, often doing this in subtle, indirect ways that can be quite effective. Working to build a new world order. Ability to transform destructive energies into constructive ones, as well as to apply destructive energies where they are most needed to clear the way for something higher.
Ability to get to the heart of a conflict and hence resolve it or direct it along positive lines, rather than arguing in circles. Having the confidence to not hold back when one senses what one needs to do. Ability to act on impulse without having to have a mental or logical justification to do so.
Instinctively knowing how to uplift others and how to dispel depression. Encouraging people to proceed along their spiritual path even through difficult situations and disheartening conditions. Intuitively knowing how to give someone just the sort of encouragement that they need. Ability to instinctively synthesize and harmonize ideas and to perceive the hidden connections between different events, energies, etc. Ability to make others feel included and cared for, so that no one is left out or left behind. Ability to help others find prosperity and to tap in to the abundance of the universe.
The healing power of excess — taking something to its ultimate extreme is a means of bringing it into a higher awareness and finer balance. James Joyce had Chiron conjunct Jupiter.
Disengaging from involvements which inhibit or frustrate one’s personal growth (even though this may take a long time, or be a long, slow process). Understanding fears more deeply, which assists in the process of letting go of them. Learning to heal fears by drawing on the powers of beings beyond the physical.
Having a clearer and clearer perception of the blocks that people place in front of themselves for the purpose of retarding their spiritual growth.
Entering into the Silence so that one can contact angels, ascended masters and other spirit guides. Learning how to not react to negativity, and therefore being able to avoid the karma resulting from doing so. Awareness of the truth that all problems encountered are for the purpose of furthering one’s spiritual evolution, and unless the lessons offered by them are fully learned, the same problems or variations of them are likely to reoccur.
All of the above indications for Chiron/Saturn tend to become stronger and more possible as ones grows older.
Ability to be openminded and because of this to see things in a new way. Sudden messages coming from beyond, often manifesting in an unexpected or surprizing form. Recognize and interpret omens, signs, and portents. The ability to heal feelings of being alienated, isolated, or cut off. Helping others to bring out their unique gifts and talents and to accept and value their own uniqueness.
Subtle sensing of the presence of helping intelligences, and ability to tap into them for guidance. Seeing beyond others’ negativity, shortcomings and weaknesses into the perfection of their soul. Ability to transmit love to others in a subtle, hidden, or indirct way. Helping other to recognize other realms of reality. Being a refining and uplifting influence wherever one goes. Tuning others into magic and beauty.
Chiron/Neptune will create life situations that help one to overcome unrealistic idealism,
addictions, and fantasies that may be retarding one’s spiritual growth. It can help one to use one’s imagination as an instrument for healing.
A strong compulsion to overcoming egotism and to see it for what it is – fear-based. Feeling strongly urged, even pushed, by forces beyond oneself to grow by transcending one’s limitations. The process of learning how to let through messages from beyond, as well as to accept them and act on them. Strong, persistent impulses that one must eventually follow.
Chiron/Pluto heals the striving to acquire power for selfish reasons, and helps one to use power
to encourage, guide, and assist others in their spiritual growth.
A compelling need to connect to positive energy and to spirit guides. An urgent need to clear past karmas and to resolve issues of the past so that one can more forward. A need to understand one’s attachments to the past and how those attachments are fear-based. Needing to seek out people who are willing to grow and evolve with oneself. A need to connect with people who will accept the love one has to give. Tension between oneself and others caused by others unwillingness to grow or change.
Often the source of this tension is hidden. Sometimes one has great problems with others that are hard to define. The only way to solve these problems is to trust in one’s instincts and to be receptive to answers coming from deep inside oneself or from spirit guides.
The need to see oneself as able to connect with spirit guides and angels. The compelling urge to base one’s self-confidence on one’s spiritual self rather than materialistic, passing or ephemeral things. The need to reject the limiting projections that others impose on oneself.
The need to be receptive to messages coming in from the universe. One’s career needs to involved giving unconditional love to others. Any career in which one is not contributing to positively changing the world will tend to bring one misery and frustration. The need to not be attached to ones reputation in the world, to not be concerned if it is negative, and to not be too intent on trying to keep it positive.
The need to recognize oneself as a spiritual authority, and to use that authority positively by helping others to grow in consciousness.
Ability to distinguish healthy needs from destructive desires and addictions. The power to perceive what is truly nurturing, and what is not. Intuitively knowing what others need, and having the ability to intuitively give them that.
Healing of one’s deepest fears. Ability to feel the hidden order of the universe that lies beyond the outer illusion of chaos. Ability to sense when anyone is repressing something, in denial, or avoiding something. Ability to find wounded or sensitive areas in others and to bring healing energy to them.
The healing of addiction to control. Learning to live with uncertainty and confusion, knowing that eventually clarity will come. Helping others to learn how to flow with life and all its seeming imperfections and loose ends.
Ability to make a space for spirit, and to clear away useless details and meaningless or petty tasks and involvements to bring in a breath of fresh air and room to grow.
I never quite understood why some astrologers refer to Chiron as “the wounded healer.” Recently, though, a friend of mine, Tim, told me of a healing technique of which he had learned that he found most powerful. The technique is very simple: no matter what the problem is with the person being healed, the healer says to them: “I’m sorry! I love you.”
It is a metaphysical truth that we all create our own reality. So if your mother, for instance, has a toothache, that toothache is a part of your reality, as is everything in the world. So if it is part of your reality, and you create your own reality, then at some level you must have created it. So tell the tooth you’re sorry! And tell the tooth “I love you!”
To some of you this probably sounds crazy. My first reaction to it was, “hey, now you’re going to say I created all suffering in the world? That its my fault? It’s not my fault if your tooth hurts!”
But wait — don’t guilt trip yourself. And don’t try to figure it out, or make sense of it. When you have a pain in your body, just tell it, over and over, “I’m sorry! I love you!” And try your best to mean it. I have found this to work many times, and when it didn’t work I had the feeling that it was because I didn’t focus enough, do it enough, or that there was some other extenuating circumstance at work.
I think what saying these words does is acknowledge the fact that we’re all in this together, that we all have shared responsibility for what is going on. We truly are all one. Every wound belongs to each and every one of us. This, I think, is the secret of the Wounded Healer. The message of Chiron is compassion, shared totally, completely, and without reserve.
Chiron in Libra
The way we have held ourselves back from evolving is by relating to our reality in a narrow, repetitive way that ignores so many energies. Chiron in Libra is about opening up more fully and completely to relating, so that we learn to relate to a wider band of frequencies, and ultimately overcome the fear of relating to ourselves. Chiron here can help us to let go of fears, and to see ourselves in a new way that opens up new relationships to our universe.
It can also signify healing through beauty and through allowing any energy that has become stagnant or sluggish to get back in sync with the graceful dance of life.
Chiron in Scorpio
Chiron in Scorpio has a deep love of death, and an understanding of the healing possibilities and ecstatic releases possible through passing out of this life – and of dying to any situation in which one need release and transformation. Deeply and profoundly it communicates the truth that Change is OK, nothing to be afraid of, a glorious process, that nothing is ever lost, and that there is no situation that cannot be redeemed and transmuted.
Chiron in Scorpio also automatically and often subconsciously helps others to get more in tune with the person power, and to see how it can be used positively. It can also help people to see how they are using their power negatively and to realize that this stems from disattunement to ones true self.
Chiron in Sagittarius
Joy, spontaneity and free play bring to the grayness of our world a new brightness, with Chiron in Sagittarius. This placement heals by communicating the truth that suffering is a temporary state, and that lightness of being can be our realilty when we accept the truth of who we really are spiritually.
The lines through which we receive energy and sustenance from the light are strengthened by Chiron in Sagittarius. The person with Chiron here emanates a force which overcomes fragmentation and brings all missing and disjointed pieces into a vibrant wholeness. This is truly the rising out of the maze of illusion, so that we may see even our most traumatic and difficult challenges as steps toward enlightenment.
Chiron in Capricorn
Who are the true authorities? asks Chiron in Capricorn, who relentlessly pursues the answer, which always leads back to the self. We are the authority – the kingdom of heaven is within, and all outer gods are lesser gods. Chiron in Capricorn is capable of cutting through all confusion and complexity to find the deepest and most enduring truths.
All of us are being manipulated – by other people who set themselves up as the experts, by our fantasies about how things should be, by giving away our own power, and by the snares of our own karma. Chiron in Capricorn is about becoming increasingly aware of this manipulation and of its many sources, so that it can be overcome once and for all . With this position manipulation for the sake of the ego is washed away, so that we are fully liberated to pursue the positive manipulations of spiritual discipline.
Chiron in Aquarius
Chiron here is focused on overcoming the limited ruts pursued by the rational mind. Its energy melts all places of mental stuckness. A scientist once said, “if quantum mechanics makes sense to you, you don’t understand it.” Chiron in Aquarius knows that trying to always make sense is a useless endeavor whose only goal is a desperate attempt to hold back our ocean of fear.
We have nothing to fear. The universe is a safe place, and as we realize this, we come to the knowledge that the universe doesn’t “make sense,” IT IS SENSE – THE SENSE OF UNLIMITED CONSCIOUSNESS AND INFINITE JOY.”
This placement of Chiron transmutes fear into constant surprise at our own vastness, and a tearing down of any and all walls that have kept us from exploring it.
Chiron in Pisces
The limitions of time and space create sorrow, by seeming to divide us from what we love. Chiron in Pisces dwells beyond time and space, and so can bring to us a healing balm which soothes and can finally melt away all of the sufferings of our soul. Chiron was in Pisces during most of the 1960’s, bringing at that time an enrichment of spirit by giving us a window into the timeless realms.
Chiron here heals through acceptance, and through giving in to the cleansing waters of the inner ocean. As we assimilate more and more completely the truth that we are infinite beings, we are able to relax and give up our obsessive focus on suffering and limited, confining illusions.