Sun Conjunct Chiron – the Deeper Meaning of This Aspect
Sun conjunct Chiron represents the instinct of the human spirit to manifest itself and leave something immaterial behind. Our spirit seeking manifestation represents our “gift to the world”.
The Sun is our individuality, what makes us unique, our divine mission in this lifetime.
Chiron, who orbits between Saturn and Uranus, is the link between the world as we know it (Saturn) and the mysteries and infinite possibilities of the heavens (Uranus).
Chiron is the archetype of the Wounded Healer because this process of moving from one realm (Saturn) to another (Uranus) requires a certain vulnerability and exposure. When you get out of your comfort zone (Saturn) something has to break.
Chiron’s orbit is very elliptical. Chiron can spend as little as one year and a half in some signs (Libra) and as long as 8 years in others (Aries). Chiron is a non-conformist and Chiron in your chart shows where you are a non-conformist, too (even if this lack of conformism makes you feel odd at times).
Sun conjunct Chiron is the compelling drive to push beyond your existing boundaries to find your true zone of genius.
The process of learning about your true self, the process of becoming who you are meant to be, cannot be an easy one. Hence the wound.
Let’s take the example of pearls. Do you know how they are made? A parasite tries to work its way into the oyster. As a defense mechanism, a fluid is used to stop the intruder. Layer upon layer of coating is deposited, until a lustrous pearl is formed.
The process takes years. For years and years, the mussel has to fight an endangering force. And after years of struggling, something amazingly beautiful emerges.
So many times we fail to see that it is our wound, our “handicap”, that is the source of our greatest gift.
The path to self-mastery always begins with embracing the wound. You cannot become a master if you don’t get in touch with the pain.
Chiron – the Link Between Heaven and Hell, the Conscious and the Unconscious
Ultimately, Chiron’s purpose is to restore wholeness. Sun conjunct Chiron will re-actualize all the Chironic themes in your life, asking you to (re)connect with the inner shaman.
The shaman’s role is to travel to hell, to heaven, and then back to earth.
In the same way, in his orbit, Chiron is the connecting link between the conscious archetypes represented by the planets visible to the naked eye (all planets up to Saturn), and the unconscious aspects represented by Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
Chiron orbits between Saturn and Uranus and brings together these two worlds, connecting us with the whole universe.
Chiron And Your Greatest Gift
“Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to stay forever young. Because no one in the court could help him figure out how, he made a decision to wander through the whole world to find that secret land where life is eternal.
The prince started to prepare for the journey. He went to his father’s stable to choose one fearless horse to help him in his initiatic journey. For days and nights, he tried to find the right horse without success. No horse seemed to be strong enough for such a demanding endeavor.
Finally, when the prince loses all hope, he sees a thin, sick-looking, hungry horse, covered with sores. When he comes closer, the horse starts talking:
“If you want to fulfill your wish, you must ask your father for the sword, lance, bow, arrows, and garments he used to wear when he was young; AND you must take care of me and feed me with your own hands for six weeks and give me oats boiled in milk.”
So, feeding the hungry horse, wearing the father’s clothes and the prince’s desire to reach to “the other side” are the successful resources that bring eternal life.
The father’s clothes represent our genetic upbringing. In astrology, Chiron rules our genetic upbringing and DNA. We can only fulfill our mission when we build on our genetic heritage.
Sun Conjunct Chiron – Feed the Hungry Horse
What about the hungry horse?
The horse represents the wound you choose to heal. The ‘handicap’ you choose to embrace. The undesirable side of yourself which if acknowledged, transforms into your greatest gift. The horse represents those resources you choose to cultivate, even when there is no indication that you will ever succeed.
The man who unleashes the horse’s greatness and goes on an initiatic journey is a beautiful expression of Sun conjunct Chiron. The horse is the wound (Chiron). The prince is the Sun, the spirit who unleashes the wound.
Sun conjunct Chiron represents the alchemical process of transforming the wound into a gift.
The hungry horse may get overlooked, or even despised, but he is in your stable for a reason. He has survived time and hardship because he has something to offer, and he can offer something no one else can, IF you take care of him.
The horse is a symbol for what is immortal, for what it cannot be destroyed, is what you leave behind for eternity, your contribution to the world, your legacy.
The hungry horse is that skill, that gift that only you have. It is your duty (Sun) to bring this gift (Chiron) to the highest possible form of manifestation.
Like any great piece of art, your skills and attributes will outlive you, to feed many more generations to come.
Who Wants to Live Forever?
“After a long trip, the prince finds what he is looking for, and reaches the land of eternal youth. Over there he marries a beautiful princess and lives a life of bliss.
He does not know how much time has passed, as he stays forever young. But one day he remembers his parents and the house where he grew up, and the longing for his family, for his roots, overwhelms him.
He decides to go back to see his parents and the people he grew up with one more time. On his way back home, he notices that everything has changed.
The forests have turned into cities and he could not recognize anything anymore. When he finally reaches the place where he grew up, he notices with sorrow that everything is now a ruin, and everyone in the court has been dead for a long time.
And then the horse tells him:
“I brought you here master, but now I will go back from where I came from”.
The man decides to stay there and lets nature take its course. Mortality finally catches up with him and he dies”
No human being is immortal, and sooner or later we will all turn to dust, but our gifts to the world (the horse) will always stay. Our duty in this lifetime is to take notice of the hungry horses, to feed them and unleash their greatness.
Sun conjunct Chiron will ask you to pay attention to the wounded, hungry horses.
They might be hard to notice somewhere in the corner of your stable full of beautiful and healthy horses.
Take care of them and feed them with your “own hand” because it is only through them that you have the chance of eternal life.
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18 thoughts on “Sun Conjunct Chiron – Feed The Hungry Horses”
Reblogged this on Grandtrines and commented:
While this perfected on the 14th, many of us are still feeling it (possibly into next week).
Thank you for this wonderful interpretation but I need to know about conjunction Chiron with sun mercury north node and venus in composit chart. Can you please tell me some info-about. I thing that this would be very painfully and learning relationship indeed
My chiron is Gemini.
This was Beautiful and helpful. I am an Astrologist and when I wasn’t paying attention, Ghe Sun was conjuncting my Aries. I had been having this looming feeling of emptiness, like something is missing, feeling lonely, craving intimacy and yet feeling ashamed of these feelings. The transiting Sun conjunct my natal Chiron in Aries which is on my 7th and 8th house cusp, is asking me, not to be a loner but to be a warrior for love and partnership. Interestingly enough, I’ve started going to Al- Anon meetings and that puts me in a room full of people who are soldiers, veterans and victims on the battlefield of love, pain and connection. And the program champions healthy focus on Self in the midst of the battlefield. I think I’m in the right place. How divine 🙏🏾 Thank you and I’d love to hear your insight 🌸
This is spot on for me right now, thank you. With my natal Chiron in the first, I’ve been identifying as wounded most of my life, and now with progressed sun and Chiron conjunct at 29 Cap, I feel a convergence and deep activation of something intangible and yet profound. I’m so grateful for these insights.
Sun conjunct Chiron at 29° Capricorn – what an aspect! Old structures will crumble, so when the Sun will progress at 0° Aquarius a new ‘human’ will be born
I just discovered this old post through a pingback…
I signed up for your newsletter on Chiron a few days ago, but this post really rings a bell for me… Five years ago, I changed careers and three years ago, I because a full-time manual therapist for horses. My own horses mean everything to me, and it’s from spending time with them, that I learned how to self-reflect and started actively working on emotionally healing myself.
At present day, I have come a long way, but am in the process of learning to speak my truth and fully stepping into what I feel will be my true destiny. The last puzzle piece about the entire process kinda fell ito place after discovering the Chiron wound – which I never heard about.
But now that I know what it is and what it means, I feel that I can finally accept it, heal it and transcend it.
That’s fantastic! If you haven’t read it already, here is Julie’s story, she has also found healing by working with horses https://astrobutterfly.com/2019/02/12/chiron-return-when-your-soul-speaks-to-you/
This was beautiful to read! Kudos to you for putting to words the theme of a rather remarkable archetypal amalgamation. I look forward to reading more of your writing on Chiron.
great story, beautifully written and thanks a lot for that it gives hopes and remind me the purposes to live
I have natal sun conjunct Chiron at 26 and 27 degrees Taurus (<1 degree orb) and have been feeling these themes become more and more pressing as of late. This article was really helpful for shedding some additional light on what I've always felt and have been feeling at increasing amplification. I know this article is a bit old, but I'm so grateful to have found it. Thank you for your insights! ❤️
I have Chiron in Taurus at 22 degrees in a conjunction with my Taurus sun at 24 degrees. I have some questions about your experience with this placement. If you have time, please reach out when you get a chance.