On February 18, 2019 Chiron enters Aries to stay here until 2027.
This is one of the most important transits of the year. Although Chiron is not literally a planet, any person who has studied Chiron and has experienced Chiron transits knows that Chiron transits are VERY intense and life-changing.
Why is that?
Chiron – The Key to the Zodiac
Chiron is classified as both a minor planet and a comet and it’s primarily connected to the archetype of the Wounded Healer.
Chiron’s glyph is literally a key, and if we study Chiron’s orbit and Chiron’s mythology we soon understand why Chiron is truly the key to the zodiac.
Chiron – The Bridge Between
Chiron has an irregular orbit and spends more time in some signs than in others. Chiron can transit a sign from anywhere between 1,5 years to 9 years. Chiron spends the most time in Pisces and Aries (8 to 9 years).
This is interesting because Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, and Aries the first sign of the zodiac.
Chiron spends the most time in these two signs because this is where he has to work the hardest. Connecting the end of everything (Pisces) to the beginning of all possibilities (Aries) is not an easy task, but if there is someone that can embark on this journey, that is Chiron.
In this way, Chiron acts as a link between the unconscious and the conscious, between materiality and immateriality.
The same theme (of linking two different realms of existence) emerges if we study Chiron’s orbit.
Chiron orbits between Saturn (the last visible planet) and Uranus (the first transpersonal planet). By orbiting between Saturn and Uranus, Chiron links our personal experience to the collective experience.
Last but not least, the duality is also linked to mythology. Chiron was a Centaurus – half God, half horse, signifying the animal and the God coming together in one entity.
Whenever Chiron triggers your natal chart by transit, a healing crisis occurs.
Ultimately, Chiron’s role is to break, but also to put back together different forms of existence.
Chiron is the alchemist of the zodiac. Chiron breaks everything only to find a higher, a superior order.
Chiron In Aries – The Identity Wound
Chiron in Aries is where you feel you don’t have the right to be yourself. Aries is concerned exactly with the affirmation of the self but Chiron will challenge this affirmation of the self, with the purpose of finding a higher order.
Aries is the 1st sign of the zodiac – is all about the individual, about impulse, passion, instinct, “Me first” attitude.
Aries in where we assert ourselves, where we go for what we want, where we draw borders to express our uniqueness.
Aries is the very first sprout to emerge from the soil in the spring, choosing life, choosing to ‘get out there’ into the world and express itself.
Chiron is where we feel wounded, ashamed, broken and inadequate.
Chiron will challenge Aries’ expression of the self, expression of individuality.
Chiron in Aries is about the greatest wounds of all – the wound of identity.
The wound of identity is when we feel we don’t have the right to exist. This is the most painful wounds of all because it is the most difficult to grasp.
We Are Born With It
We are all born with the wound of identity. When we are babies, we hardly have an identity. We are the result of the genetic makeup of our parents.
As we grow up, if our self-expression is encouraged, we slowly develop our unique identity.
But it’s not easy. Our parents may – rightly so – see us as an extension of themselves, and may have difficulties in acknowledging that we are a different human being. It is not their fault! They do this because they want to protect us.
But trying to force the child to become anything else but what they were born to be, is incredibly damaging to the sense of the child’s self. Stifling a child’s individuality is more damaging on long-term than neglect and even violence.
People who have the most challenging forms of psychosis usually come from upbringings where they were not allowed to be themselves, to express their uniqueness.
Symptoms of the identity wound
- “I am nobody” – an overall feeling of emptiness and disconnection
- “I am not enough” – a desire to “prove” oneself
- “If I don’t fit in, I don’t exist” – a desire to be liked by everyone
- A tendency to copy other people, but at the same time a lack of defining role models
- A desire to get unnoticed, fear of expressing one’s opinions and beliefs
- Difficulty to connect with one’s body or feelings
- …or on the contrary, desperation to prove one’s uniqueness by behaving odd, or by adopting a strange appearance or mannerism
- A tendency to hurt oneself, physically or psychologically – self-inflicted wounds, abuse of drugs and medication, feeling ‘numb’
How to Overcome the Wound of Identity with Chiron in Aries
What can you do about your feelings of worthlessness? Can the wound of identity be healed?
No achievement, no money or glory can heal this wound – because being you is not about becoming something you are not, but is about learning to accept that it is OK to be you!
Chiron in Aries will ask us to address and heal – once and for all – the wound of identity, a wound that we are all born with.
Chiron in Aries is about taking responsibility for your existence, is about being present with your wounds, with your pain and with your shame.
Show yourself despite the pain. You are going to feel it, no doubt. But no matter what, you need to show yourself, do what you need to do, take a step forward, to BE YOU.
You are Here for a Reason
Your existence is the very proof you deserve to BE. There is a reason why out of billions of genetic possibilities, it was YOU who made it.
Yes, not only you have the right to exist, but you are here for a reason. You were born with a unique mission.
You were born to express the divine in your unique way, to live through your unique gifts, talents, and skills. You are much more than you think. The stars, the whole universe collided so you could be here today.
“Don’t make me prove,
Why I should be, Why I belong, Why I deserve to be here
I know that I am, I am
And so is anyone who can walk, who can talk, who can laugh, who cry, feel pain
So is anyone who can’t speak, who can’t hear, who can’t see, who’s never had a free mind
So is anyone whether brown or white or any other color
We’re Beautifully human
Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautifully human, Beautiful
Naomi Wachira – Beautifully Human
When you allow your true self to shine through, there is no more pain, there is no more wound. You achieve self-realization.
Self-realization happens when all the broken parts of you come together to form a whole.
But you need to put ALL these parts together. Yes, even those you are ashamed of. They are part of you too, they are part of your story.
By allowing them to exist, you allow yourself to exist. And this is how you find the key, the higher order, the higher meaning of your existence.
If you want to learn more about Chiron in general and about how Chiron in Aries transit will influence you, make sure you enroll in Astro Butterfly’s online course Chiron – Your Deepest Wound, Your Greatest Gift.
Chiron – Your Deepest Wound, Your Greatest Gift is an online course that combines astrology with psychology, self-inquiry, and other self-development approaches.
In the course you will explore how each Chiron archetype plays out in your natal chart:
- In Module 1 you will learn about the 1st Chiron archetype “The wounded healer”. You will identify your deepest wound, based on the position of Chiron in your natal chart.
- In Module 2 you will explore the 2nd Chiron archetype “The Shaman”. You will learn what a ‘healing crisis’ is, and what the best approaches to heal your wound are.
- In Module 3 you will dive into the 3rd Chiron archetype “The Alchemist”. Here you will discover what Chiron in Aries has to say about your unique gift.
Here you can find more details about the course: