posted June 28, 2006 12:41 PM
by Carol Willis
Chiron is a BRIDGE between what Saturn and Uranus stand for,
between the old and the new. Chiron requires that a person
do his homework regarding the old, then take that knowledge
to a new level to set a different kind of standard than has
been used before. Chiron at its best has mastered the
essentials and inner workings of the old, and is now an
elegant innovator and intuitive masterful troubleshooter.
In so doing, Chiron can be extremely charismatic and
attention-getting. There is a fresh and immediate quality
of presence when Chiron is operating at its best that's fun
to act out and very attractive to others.
However, Chiron can be counted on to spot what's wrong, to
go into continuous improvement or fix-it mode, and if others
are not open to this, or if both parties don't have a
fine-tuned intuitive sense of truth and fairness, generosity
of spirit, and practical sense of what could actually work,
the other will balk at the Chiron person's presence, the
Chiron person being a gadfly and constant irritation to the
comfortable status quo. The Chiron person in relationship
does best to focus on his own projects and not give
unsolicited advice, going his own way and demonstrating
successful approaches by example.
Like Uranus, Chiron succeeds by being unconventional and
brilliant, needs to find niches and mentors that honor and
showcase those qualities rather than those who feel
threatened so try to squelch them.
In order to succeed, Chiron needs to fully understand the
history and fundations of a subject, and *why* what he's
doing is an improvement on what went before. Chiron dreams
freely, and the sky's the limit on the Chiron imagination
and intuition for possibilities that work. Chiron is able
to weave together many elements and diverse influences to
coordinate pet projects and productions.
Check a person's natal Chiron sign and house to see what
fascinates him, where he can be charismatic and make an
innovative contribution, thus facinating others with what
fascinates him. Chiron will create controversy, though, and
sometimes deliberately provokes it, gadfly-style again.
Chiron in the 10th house, for example, can enjoy an early
and continued success before the public and even fame; he
will have a charismatic style others will admire. In this
same connection, check the person's Jupiter and Mars signs
for vision and talent (Jupiter) and Mars (for modus operandi
and HOW he does things).
Chiron is known as the "wounded healer," and there is often
one or more major wounds or traumas around the sign and/or
house of Chiron in a person's chart. There can be decades
between such wounds, so no one can afford to become
complacent or arrogant in these areas. Getting over the
wound or trauma may involve realizing one's spiritual
identity beyond worldly personality and ego, winning at a
soul level while losing externally, and only later over time
coming into one's own authority in the world in a particular
subject area or niche.
Chiron by conjunction in relationship synastry can bring
great attraction and common interests, then sudden,
inexplicable and bizarre reversals - the potential for
mutual growth is enormous if the parties don't destroy each
other and themselves in the process. The Chiron person may
have keys to the others' healing, but again demonstrates
best by example since the other may not welcome the pressure
involved in being put on the spot to change.
Chiron very close to the Ascendant in relocation charts can
be severe regarding health matters, and may be problematic
when tightly close to the other relocated chart wheel angles
Of all four angles of the chart, Chiron seems to function
best on the MC, from my informal observation.
Chiron by transit can bring about openings and
opportunities, and/or bizarre reversals.
The Chiron return arrives at age 50, bringing for many a
pinnacle of achievement, authority, boldness, and charisma.
50 is also the average age of menopause and beginning of
crone status for women. The Chiron return often coincides
with "openings" into new interests and abilities that can be
pursued freely without inhibitions that might have pervaded
The symbol for Chiron is in the shape of a KEY, a key that
helps to unlock the mysteries of life at last, demonstrating
both love and power, grounded in Spirit and simple truth.
Much of the power of Chiron is contained in power of
simplicity and elegance, practice and mastery. Chiron
shows a determined seeking and persistence until the needed
openings are found, created, and the gateway is unlocked.
Where there is feeling, Life itself is right behind.