A few days ago, Chiron stationed retrograde in Aries, where it will remain for the next 5 months until December 15. Are you ready for another quantum leap in personal growth?
In mythology, Chiron is known as The Wounded Healer. The most intellectual of the centaurs, Chiron was abandoned by his mother & taken in by Apollo, where he honed his skills in medicine & became a great healer. On one fated day, Hercules shot a poison arrow at a group of wild centaurs & Chiron was mistakenly shot.
As the son of Cronus, the god of Titans and time, Chiron was immortal. But despite his profound healing abilities, he could not heal his own wounds from the poison arrow, which left him with a neverending life of pain & agony. Because of his tragic fate, he forfeit his immortality to Zeus in favor of Prometheus’s freedom & was placed in the stars, where we see him today.
In astrology, Chiron represents the deeper wounds & traumas that we are bound to encounter, & how they will continue to follow us through life if we cannot learn to heal from them. However, the beauty of Chiron also brings a gift that comes from those wounds: the unique power we will obtain through our healing journey.
As Chiron is retrograde in Aries for the next 5 months, expect to undergo themes of healing & confronting our most painful wounds, some of which may be lifelong ones so far. The Aries influence means we will be finding our true self-identity & purpose, challenging the false identity we feel pressured to wear, & finally live our truth. It takes true courage to live with pain, but even more to fight it head-on.
While the idea of resurfacing trauma sounds like yet another exhausting battle, be aware that these next few months are not only an opportunity for you to not only face your pain, but a chance to finally learn how to heal yourself. Although this journey may make us revisit some painful memories, this will be a period for us to rise from our pain & finally release wounds from the past.
Every superhero went through a hellish experience to obtain their superpower – now is the time you will discover yours.