Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson
Chiron goes stationary direct at 1:31 am PST on December 23. We now resume our forward motion related to healing and/or mentoring we’ve experienced since May 2021 when Chiron first transited 12 Aries.
As Chiron is not merely “the wandering, wounded healer” but also the first, best mentor and teacher we could ever have, it helps us to “heal into our Higher Self” by mastering whatever lessons of science, philosophy, logic, healing, and yes, astrology that call us throughout life. Chiron doesn’t move fast, as it is the bridge between the Ring Pass Not of Saturn and the spiritual liberation in the here and now of Uranus. If we would “break on through to the other side,” then we must understand how to heal ourselves to be of service to our world.
Chiron takes about 50 years to make a complete orbit, but its time in each sign is highly irregular. To give you a sense of it, between Cancer and Scorpio, it’s always less than two years and 6 months, mostly around 2 in each sign. It spends around 3 years each in Sagittarius (1999-2001) and Capricorn (2002- 2/05). Then it jumps to over 5 years in Aquarius (2/05-4/10), 8 years in Pisces (4/10-4/18), and 9 years in Aries (4/18-4/27) before it goes back to over 6 years in Taurus (4/27-7/33) and just under 6 years in Gemini (7/33-4/39). As you can see, it races through Cancer to Sag, and then slows WAY down in Pisces, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini.
Chiron Conjunctions In Aries Will Dominate the Decade
So we’re now well into Chiron’s journey through Aries, and it’s beginning to speed up gradually these next few years. Obviously, all the conjunctions made to Chiron these past years set long wave cycles of healing and growth into motion. Mars conjuncted Chiron at 29 Pisces in late December 2018, a degree of things “coming apart” at the end of cycles. It’s easy to see how many things ended in our world in 2019 and the first half of 2020. That healing cycle dominated the span that followed until the first of four Mars/Chiron conjunctions in Aries.
The first one was in June 2020 at 10 Aries, when Chiron was SRX. That cycle and its themes dominated until Mars conjuncted Chiron in June 2022 at 16 Aries, beginning another two year cycle of healing using Mars energies or being healed or mentored by someone with strong Aries energy. The cycle which began in 2022 moved the energies from the culmination of the emotional and social level of “Emergence” into the initiation of the scene of “Potency” on the actional and physical levels of life. This is being boosted in a huge way this year, as Jupiter conjuncts Chiron at 15 Aries on March 12, 2023, launching an entirely new long wave healing cycle in our lives in the house where 15 Aries falls.
The next Mars conjunct Chiron takes place at 22 Aries in May 2024, and the final one happens May 2026 at 29 Aries. Aries is the sign which jump starts everything of its own initiative. With Chiron in Aries, by learning how to take the initiative in healing ourselves, being mentored or mentoring others in our own way, we grew through reinterpreting the imagery of our lives to find new meaning 2020-2022, and now heal and grow into our Higher Self by finding a new inspiration. Another factor in the conjunctions is that because Chiron is the bridge to Uranus, it may be that all of these Mars/Chiron cycles in Aries relate directly to what we awakened when Uranus was in Aries between March 2011 and February 2019 except for a few months when it was in transition.
Chiron Dancing in mid-Aries
While Chiron is in Aries, it will be helpful to remember that Aries can only do what it does in its own way. As the first sign, it literally is inspired motion itself, moving on its own initiative toward whatever Light and/or heat it feels will bring the seed life to the surface, where it may acquire substance in Taurus. Chiron in Aries is healing and mentoring us in Aries ways; with the 2020 Chiron retrograde station conjunct Mars, that long cycle was a “flame on” to our healing, our learning, our teaching, and our journey from suffering in our woundedness to being a Master of breaking the link between the pain of life and the suffering of the lower ego.
At this point, Chiron begins its last look at the themes of 12 Aries, which are now a platform for how we can best express Chironic energies in our lives. As mentioned, it first crossed 12 Aries in May 2021, retrograded back across this degree in September, and then again while direct in March 2022. It now moves forward in its shadow zone up to 17 Aries and moves into unknown zones in April until it finally goes stationary retrograde at 20 Aries in July 2023.
So we’ve been dealing with themes involving the span between 12-17 Aries this year and into 2023. Since Spring we’ve gotten to withdraw from people and circumstances which wasted our time so we can redirect our actions in a new focus. With this direct station Chiron is firmly in the Leo decan of Aries with an extra dose of the Sun! So we close this Chiron transit of 12 Aries in the individual and spiritual span of the first half of Aries and its desire to differentiate, while already beginning to experience 16-20 Aries, which is the actional level of exploring emerging potential.
The Sabian Symbol for Chiron’s Direct Station
This direct station falls at 12 Aries. While I've given you a sense of this degree up to now, this is where we go into depth.
The Sabian symbol for the 12th degree of Aries is “A flock of wild geese.” In the original notes from the Marc Jones class on the symbols Dane Rudhyar published in The Astrology of Personality, he states this degree is about “A soul as yet socially immature and unadjusted; not come down to full and steady concrete expression” and “self discovery.”
In his masterwork The Astrological Mandala,, Rudhyar offers this degree symbolizes the Hamsa, or the wild goose which is a metaphor for our Soul’s flight through space and time in a clear order with other geese also flying to their destiny. He speaks of “an idealistic reliance upon a mental image of universal order… an order made visual on the background of the clear sky. It is a ‘celestial’ type of order, even though it is earth-born birds which reveal it by their ability to keep their flight structured.”
He says “the symbol therefore refers to the Soul-consciousness as visualized by the heaven-oriented mind, where “the principle of Cosmic Order polarizes the all-too-human reliance on the social concept of law and order. He states that this symbol falls in the Span of Realization, the Act of Differentiation, and is the counterpoint degree of the Individual-Mental level of the Scene of Desire.
According to Dr. Jones, this degree is “a symbol of the irresistible aspiration and indomitable desire for freedom which represent the real core of personality, and which in everyday affairs are often the sole manifestation of an individual’s immortal potential.” He says while there may be “vagaries of immediate caprice to the point of irresponsibility,” he offers “through them is the undeviating course characteristic of the migratory fowl and so a promise of obligations to be met and ideals to be realized.”
He offers us the keyword INSOUCIANCE. He states when this degree is operating in a positive manner, we find “a completely naïve independence or an ever-immediate capacity for rising above any given involvement in experience.”
So the Chironic theme for the coming months involves us healing into our Higher Self by seeing the trajectory of our immortal Self in harmony with and demonstrating our Oneness with Nature. Be open to being mentored by pure freedom and an unerring flight path of the Soul to its higher potential. See how your Life has been aligning with “the Cosmic Order,” and enjoy the view as you fly free with other Souls in your “flight formation.”
If You Want To Know More About Chiron
Chiron is a greater force within us than most understand. It is truly that part of us which mentors our personality traits so we can become integrated personalities expressing the Love, Wisdom, and Intelligence of our Higher Self. This article is a fairly good exploration of Chiron’s traits and powers, so please take a look if you want to know more about this amazing power within you to become more than you have ever dreamed of!
For more about Chiron in Aries specifically, I wrote this in April 2018 when Chiron first entered Aries. In it I gave you some personal anecdotes for what happened in my life the last time Chiron was in Aries, so if you’re interested in that take on this position, please revisit Chiron in Aries
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