'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).'
This article is about realizing Chiron's influence in traumatic transits (with personal experience and transits relayed from the author). The article also highlights the Lunar Eclipse trine to Chiron/Neptune on Dec. 21, 2010 and how the Sag/Gemini axis of that lunation cycle highlights the need to recognize and communicate our wounds.
'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’ve had a lot of students come to me with questions about Chiron lately. I think it has a lot to do with Chiron and Neptune dancing together in Aquarius right now. We need a larger focus on how we can heal through connecting with others. But Chiron in synastry, one on one, can be very tricky to interpret. There is a lot of focus on the, by now infamous, Chironian incurable wound. The big question from students is always, “who is the wound-er and who is the wound-ee?”'
'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 blog of an astrology addict