Astrology is based upon archetypes, synchronicity and other observable phenomena..
Venus and Mars are our neighboring planets. Their names were given to them by the Roman Gods. The astrological properties of Venus and Mars reflect the qualities of these Roman gods.
Venus was the Goddess for beauty and love. Astrology rules Venus and beauty and love. Mars was the God Of War, and in Astrology, Mars rules how we assert our rights and pursue what we want.
The same applies for Chiron.Named after the Greek centaur/demigod, he was called ‘Chiron’. We can see the Greek myth of Chiron to understand the themes and qualities that Chiron rules in our natal charts.
Chiron is referred to in astrology as the Wounded Healer. But there’s much more to Chiron.
Let’s dissect the Greek myth to understand what Chiron stands for:
1st theme – Abandonment
Saturn, Chiron’s father transformed into a horse when he mated with Chiron’s mother. Chiron was born half-human and half-horse. His mother abandons him, disgusted at his appearance.
Therefore, in astrology, Chiron rules themes of abandonment, shame, or being rejected just because we’re different.
Chiron is where we feel there’s something wrong with us, where we feel abandoned, odd, and inadequate.
2nd theme – Teaching and Healing
After he’s abandoned, Chiron is adopted by Apollo, the Greek version of the Sun. Apollo teaches Chiron everything he knows – poetry, medicine, herbalism, astrology.
He was half-man, half horse. Chiron had an advantage. He was able to access divine insight through his half Godly nature. His half-horsenature also made him very connected to the natural world.
Chiron was able Combine the best from both worlds, becoming the most revered and respected teacher and healer of all time.
Chiron rules teachers and people who help us grow and heal. Chiron also rules holistic healing – healing that comes when we combine different approaches, both natural and spiritual.
Not only was there nothing wrong with Chiron (even if he was seen as ‘ugly’ or ‘different’ even by his own parents) – but it was exactly his unique half-animal, half-divine dual nature that allowed him to become a great healer.
That’s why our deepest wounds are often our gifts in disguise. It’s exactly those parts of us that are unusual, odd, or different that allow us to be creative, and find healing or solutions where traditional methods fail.
3rd theme – Transcendence and Legacy
Hercules, one his students, accidentally injures Chiron. To be free from suffering, Chiron exchanges his immortality to Prometheus.
Prometheus was tied to a rock after he stole fire from Gods and gave it back to humanity. Prometheus, who wanted to help humanity, was punished by Gods and chained on a rock. There, an eagle ate his liver until eternity.
When Chiron Two things happen when a man trades his immortality: Prometheus is freed, and Chiron transforms into the beautiful constellation Centaurus, which is one of the largest constellations in the sky.
What does this mean?
Let’s get back to astronomy. Chiron orbits between Saturn (the last planet visible to the naked eyes) and Uranus (the first outer planet). Uranus stands for heaven, the divine, freedom, and enlightenment.
Chiron is the The bridge between Saturn & Uranus, and it’s our only way to connect or bridge the 2 worlds – the material world of Saturn, and the divine world of Uranus. If we want Uranus’ promise of freedom, liberation and enlightenment, the only way through is Chiron.
BUT – and this is where things get interesting – as long as we are half-human, there is a part of us that is simply not designed for the 5D Uranian realities.
The part of us that is nature (Saturn), needs to be transformed and alchemized. Our legacy is represented by the constellation of Centaurus. When we ‘die’ i.e. What do we leave behind when we ‘die’? Our Chiron work is our greatest legacy on Earth.
We are determined to Take what nature has given you – our genes, our DNA, our ‘nature’, and to AlchemizeThese are our best expressions of gratitude. our life’s work. It’s in the continuous process of transforming our ‘wounds’ into gifts that we can finally achieve and transcend our life’s purpose.