Whether in transit or in your natal chart, Sun conjunct Chiron is a synonym for a “healing crisis”.
Sun Conjunct Chiron – The Wounded Healer, The Shaman, The Alchemist
In astrology, Chiron stands for our deepest wound, for holistic healing (which only happens when we integrate the wound) and for our greatest gifts and talents (which become gifts ONLY when the initial wounds are purged and transformed into something greater).
In fact, there are three archetypes associated with Chiron: The Wounded Healer, the Shaman, and the Alchemist.
Turning The Wound Into A Gift
But how it is possible to turn a wound into a gift? How can pain generate extraordinary resources and creativity?
The answer is the so-called healing crisis. A healing crisis means we fully embrace the wound.
When we allow the wound to become a part of who we are, we achieve wholeness. We re-integrate. We become ONE. We become who we were meant to be.
You see, the wound was never something to be angry with, or ashamed of. Yet, just like the original sin, we all believe we are born with it. We push away those parts of us we find undesirable.
In the shadows of our psyche, these wounds grow deeper and deeper. Their quality changes. They become dense and sacred. Neglected and abandoned, they find a way to cope with the loneliness, with the separation from the rest of who we are.
And when we finally integrate the wound, something miraculous happens. That primal wound, that part of us we pushed away, finally finds its place in the bigger picture of who we are.
We become whole. The pieces of the puzzle finally come together. This is when healing happens. When all the broken parts of ourselves (including the wound) come into a whole.
Healing Crisis And Holistic Healing
Chiron rules holistic healing. In fact, healing can ONLY be holistic. Anything else is temporary relief at best, anything else is treating the symptoms, not the cause. The only way to HEAL is to integrate all the broken parts of who we are into ONE.
In astrology, the Sun is a symbol for the Spirit. Every single one of us is a Sun with a human experience.
It makes sense that when Chiron (the Wounded Healer, the Shaman, and the Alchemist) meeds the Sun, we have the opportunity to heal.
Healing is preceded by a healing crisis. When we have a Sun-Chiron transit, healing doesn’t just happen. It starts with suffering. It begins with a worsening of symptoms.
But if you stay with it, if you stay with the ‘virus’ and you don’t try to numb it down with drugs, positive thoughts, or other escaping mechanisms, if you allow it to do its job, then healing eventually happens.
Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings in the following days. Notice where you resist your emotions. Instead of running away from them, instead of trying to rationalize them, stay with these thoughts and feelings. Allow them to grow into you. Let the Chiron medicine do its thing.
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