Chiron in Aries – Your Deepest Wound, Your Greatest Gift

Imagine what your life would be like if you healed your deepest wound. Chiron’s long stay in Aries is your opportunity to heal your deepest wound and turn it into your greatest gift.

Chiron is now in Aries, and will stay here until 2027.

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. Aries stands for “I am, I exist”. Aries is probably the most important transit for Chiron, because it’s the longest. Chiron spends very little time in some signs (only 1.5 years in Libra, for example)… but spends up to 8 years in Aries.

Chiron spends so much time in Aries because it has perhaps more work to do here than in any other sign. Aries is the Self. This is where it hurts the most. Wounds related to our identity, to our sense of the Self, take a long time to heal.

Chiron’s Myth

Chiron archetype comes from Greek mythology. Chiron was the son of Saturn and the nymph Philyra. Born half-man, half-horse, Chiron is rejected by his mother. Abandoned by his parents, Chiron suffers his first wound.

Apollo, the god of music, prophecy, medicine, and healing, adopts Chiron and teaches him everything he knows. Chiron carries the Appolo’s legacy forward – and discovers botany and pharmacy, the science of herbs and medicine.

Chiron was highly skilled, educated and kind. But the irony was that even if he could heal everyone else, Chiron couldn’t heal himself.

Ultimately, Chiron gives up his immortality to help Prometheus, who was chained to a rock.


Gods agree to release Chiron from suffering and let him die. Upon his death, Chiron is released from his wound that would never heal and honored with the constellation of Centaurus, one of the largest constellations in the sky.

Chiron – A Bridge To Heaven

When Chiron gave up his immortality, ironically – he became immortal. Your deepest wound eventually becomes your greatest gift, your legacy, what you leave behind for generations to come.

Chiron rising in the sky and transforming into a beautiful constellation is a message that while your greatest gift can only rise from pain and suffering – this gift is much more than your pain and your suffering.

Chiron, this half-horse, half-God maverick, represents our hope that we can unite the instinctual animal part of ourselves with the divine, immortal part of ourselves.

Healing takes time and awareness. Chiron stands for the different stages of soul development.

Chiron symbolizes our deepest wound – that deep, dark part of us that we’re not only hiding from others – but also from ourselves.

Chiron symbolizes our attempts – conscious and unconscious – to heal this wound.

Last but not least, Chiron represents the key to our spiritual transformation, what we do to transcend our physical, emotional or intellectual limitations.

The house where you have Chiron in your natal chart shows your primal wound – the wound your soul has been called to heal in this lifetime.

While you may think you’re the only one that is broken, remember that we all have Chiron somewhere in our natal chart. All of us come into this life with a wound to heal.

But if you open up, if you’re brave enough to face and embrace this wound, you will not only heal it, but transform it into your greatest gift.


By healing your wound, you are healing the world. By bringing your gift out of the shadows, you are making the world a better place.

The Three Chiron Archetypes

There are 3 expressions of Chiron energy, corresponding to the 3 Chiron archetypes:

The 1st Chiron archetype is the Wounded Healer. You cannot heal yourself unless you know where it hurts. The first stage of healing is acknowledging the wound. The Wounded Healer is the dormant, unconscious expression of Chiron.

The 2nd Chiron archetype is the Shaman, the intermediate expression of Chiron. This is when we embrace and heal our wound. All the struggles we humans go through happen because we fail to integrate the broken parts inside of us. Think about the big decisions in your life, your failures, and missed opportunities.

There was one part of you who wanted something, and another part who wanted something else. There are parts of you that you love and accept, and parts of you that you hate and are ashamed of. But unless you learn to bring together all these broken parts, you cannot become whole. You can not reach your potential.

The 3rd Chiron archetype is the Alchemist. This is the highest expression of Chiron. In this form, Chiron has transcended his limitations. He has healed his wound and transformed it into a gift.

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19 thoughts on “Chiron in Aries – Your Deepest Wound, Your Greatest Gift

  1. I was born in Argentina and in my original natal chart Chiron was in my 2nd house Pisces but moved to New York 18 years ago.
    Doing a natal chart based on my current location my houses changed.
    Should I follow this new location chart or my original one ?
    I will really appreciate help on this matter.
    Thank you very much ! I love your newsletters, SO inspiring!

    1. Thank you! You should follow your original chart 🙂 you can refer to your relocated chart when you do your solar return, but for anything else, I would suggest that you stick to the natal chart

      1. Thank you for your fast response ! So regarding this change of Chiron, what do you think will affect me more? the position on my natal or on my solar return?

  2. Help!!…i dont know much about any of this but i do read it occasionally. My birth date is April 17, 1964. I live in me Pennsylvania. A soul and heart crushing year 2017 was, deeply…and I’m still not ok at all. 🙁

    1. My goodness I read your post and I can totally relate with what you described.
      Similar to you, I also have a horrible pain associated with specific date and time even. Mine is: August 22, 2015 at 4:35.
      Like I said, the pain, sorrow and even guilt is firmly seated in the core of my being.

      I’m not sure yet that I truley want to rid myself of this this pain. It’s kinda weird, but I feel strongly about the pain. Almost like it’s all that’s left behind, if I rid this pain, I’ll have nothing tangelable left of the source of this pain. It’s kinda like that’s my only remaining connection with the source…is the pain. Loose the pain I loose my connection
      with the source.

      I don’t know if ANY of this makes sense or not. I have difficulty trying to explain it.

      I’m kinda in the dark too. I’m not familiar with this.

  3. My Chiron (retro) in Aries 12th house, conjunct Mars (retro), Square Venus, Opposite Uranus. On April 18th, I made a big decision and acted on it! Quit a job, moving back to America.

    1. I was born with Chiron in my 7th house. I’m looking into doing a healing course and will be looking at helping women who are victims of domestic violence.

  4. My natal Chiron is retrograde in Aries in the 6th house, about to make a return (born Nov 1976). What would that mean for me? I feel the vibrations of what you are describing very intensely..

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