Mars conjunct Chiron is an invitation to bring your gifts out there. The world needs your unique gift. It is your role to bring it out there, even if you feel vulnerable. In fact, especially then.
Mars rules Aries, the first sign of the zodiac.
Mars is the planet of action and assertiveness. Mars is the first planet to go around the Sun, as seen from the Earth’s perspective. The planets closer to the Sun – Mercury and Venus – never make a full circle around the Sun.
Mars – The Hero’s Journey
Mars’ journey around the Sun is the Hero’s journey. We all undertake it, sooner or later.
Mars is the Hero that breaks through the boundaries of the “Spirit” represented by the Sun and chooses to make his own creation, to go ‘his way’.
Mars takes the divine light of the spirit and creates something unique out of it. When you choose to ‘do something’ with this divine energy, this is when you get access to your unique gifts.
What about Chiron?
Chiron is known as the ‘wounded healer’ and indeed, initially, Chiron triggers our deepest pain. Chiron brings pain because we need pain to experience a higher vibration of consciousness.
But the reason why Chiron asks us to work with the pain, is to transcend it and turn it into something much greater.
It makes sense if we think that Chiron orbits between Saturn, the last visible planet, and Uranus, the first invisible planet.
Chiron exposes the pain of our limited material existence, but it also brings us the opportunity to transcend these material limitations and move into the ethereal, Uranian realms of existence.
Chiron is a centaur, a half-horse, half-human, a force of nature that has transcended his human limitations and brought the gifts of nature to the Gods.
Chiron represents the instinct of the human spirit to leave something immaterial behind, a legacy, something of value. Our spirit seeking to manifest itself represents our “gifts”.
Mars Conjunct Chiron – Exposing The Inner Aggression
The way Mars will bring to the surface Chironic themes is by brutally exposing our pain. Mars conjunct Chiron is associated with shame, because Chiron exposes our very first pain, the pain of our existence.
Mars stands for assertiveness, for our desire to put ourselves “out there”.
Initially, we will find that our ability to assert ourselves, to BE ourselves is obstructed. We are ashamed of who we are, we are ashamed to act and “get out there”.
Do we have what it takes to succeed? Are we worthy of success?
In the process, we become painfully aware of our inner aggression. Of our desire to win, to possess, to push for our agenda. We are afraid that just by being ourselves, we will hurt others.
Mars conjunct Chiron is your opportunity to acknowledge and release that inner aggression we all have inside us.
When we don’t ackgnowledge our inner aggression, we turn it into resentment, and it controls us in subtle ways. When we acknowledge it, we work with it to achieve our goals in healthy ways.
The key to healing is learning to turn the anger, the shame and the pain of being a mortal human into strength and compassion.
Mars Conjunct Chiron – Bring Your Gifts To the World
The deeper meaning of Mars conjunct Chiron is understanding that there is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s ok to have wants and desires. It’s ok to want to get things ‘your way’. It is human.
Chiron will help you achieve your own agenda in a way that is not harmful to others. You CAN do what you want AND be compassionate and thoughtful, at the same time.
When your individual agenda is aligned with the universe’s agenda, this is when YOUR existence becomes a gift.
Mars conjunct Chiron will show you how to assert yourself in a healthy way and stand your ground with dignity and compassion.
In its highest expression, Mars-Chiron stands for action and spirit coming together with a strong drive to make a difference, and leave something behind for those who will follow.
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