'Many astrologers consider the Chiron Return a major astrological life cycle. The Chiron Return occurs when Chiron has made a complete orbit around the Sun and goes home to the position it held at an individual’s birth. The Chiron return is one of three major astrological life cycles. The cycles are, ages approximate: the Saturn Return at 30; the Uranus Opposition at 40; and the Chiron Return at 50. Chiron pioneer Barbara Hand Clow gives these three cycles the following key words: physical crisis (Saturn), emotional crisis (Uranus) and consciousness crisis (Chiron).'
'One question sent to my astrology advice column in Dell Horoscope was about a reader’s difficulties with her various mentors, all fitting a certain pattern. And so I was lead to consider what astrological features would show the mentorship process.'
'I was thinking about a topic for this blog and Neptune and Chiron kept coming into my mind. Although their ongoing conjunction is in orb between 2008 – 2011, they are now both retrograde at 27º Aquarius. Since Chiron was only discovered in 1977, this is the first series of conjunctions we’ve had the opportunity to experience.
In my personal life, the presence of these planets has been strong: These last few days I’ve been contemplating impermanence, as an old family friend is in a coma and near death.'
An article discussing the energetic build up to the cardinal grand cross - the jupiter/neptune/chiron conjunction, the 2010 eclipses and the role Chiron might play in the changes and events people may find themselves in.
Eventually, after trying in vain to heal himself, Chiron takes his own advice- he gives up. Even after entering into his own counsel to find the answer, and gaining even more knowledge and insight into healing therapies, and discovering medicine, he never cures himself. Searching for a solution never delivers the solution. He never finds the potion, lotion, energy therapy, flotation tank, raw food diet, flower essence, homeopathic remedy, or yoga pose that delivers the cure.
The Chiron myth- short version:
The new moon a couple of days ago at 25 degrees Aquarius has activated a part of the sky which has had a lot of attention in the last 9 months. The triple conjunctions of Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune have all been around this degree, in May, July and December of 2009. The last of these conjunctions is 17 February 2010 with Chiron conjunct Neptune. There have also been retrograde stations of these planets here, and Chiron and Neptune station direct around 25 Aquarius in early Novemeber 2010.
"The Greek story of Chiron is centered on a Centaur who is half man, half beast. He was born from an illicit union between Chronus (Saturn) and sea nymph Philyra. His mother was disgusted by his appearance and abandoned him. Chirom was raised by Sun God Apollo (music, art, and prophecy). Chiron turned into a master healer and taught Asclepius, the father of medicine. One day Chiron was accidentally shot by Hercules with a poisoned arrow. As Chiron was immortal he could not heal from the wound, and lived his days in agony.
"The resources found through the planetary nodes of Chiron pertain to specific and peak emotional memory imprints – those of significant crises points and painful remembrances, mixed with the sourcing of extraordinary healing gifts and potentials advanced through these experiences. The planetary nodes along with their rulers will serve to provide a more complete analysis of Chiron’s chart position as a key prompt for accelerated evolution. The process is one of saturating consciousness with repetitive “feature” or intensified experiences.
"As Chiron completes its cycle in our horoscope we are able to gather the loose threads of our life together – the aspects of self that feel marginalised and wounded are re-experienced for healing. Chiron represents the process of individuation in an individual life and the key points in its cycle are initiations into its process. This article originally appeared in The Wholistic Astrologer."