Sun Conjunct Chiron – The Healing Crisis

Whether in transit or in your natal chart, Sun conjunct Chiron is a synonym for a “healing crisis”.

When we have a Sun-Chiron transit, something inside cracks. And that’s a sign that healing is about to happen.

But before healing happens, the Chiron ‘symptoms’ of shame, guilt and inadequacy become more painful than ever.

However, that’s precisely how healing ‘works’. If you just stay with the pain, and don’t run away from you, you WILL eventually heal.

Let’s say you have an infection on your leg and you take antibiotics. After two or three days you start to feel sick. Why that? The antibiotic has killed the infection. Now your body deals with the toxins and dead pathogens.

Your body is temporarily overloaded – and that’s why you feel sick. This temporary sickness is, in fact, a sign that the treatment has succeeded, even if it doesn’t feel that way.

In the same way, you first have to bring whatever is ‘wrong’, repressed or unacceptable about yourself to the surface – so you can deal with it.

If you want to heal, there is no other way around. You have to face the pain.

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.

Your wound was never something to be ashamed of. Yet, we push it away in the cellars of our psyche.

In the shadows, 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.

When we go through pain, we, in fact, accept that pain is part of us, and indirectly, we accept that part of us we were trying to hide. That’s how we heal.

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) meets 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 magically happen. It begins with a worsening of symptoms.

But if you stay with it 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.

Just like Chiron was half-human, half-horse, half-mortal, half immortal, we too are a sum of broken parts. There are parts of us we accept and identify with and parts of us we despise and reject.

When you feel shame, guilt, or inadequacy, ask yourself: which part of myself I am trying to hide, or to ‘fix’? That’s exactly that part of you that you must learn to love.

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9 thoughts on “Sun Conjunct Chiron – The Healing Crisis

    1. For a few more weeks. Chiron will make conjunctions to Mercury and Venus in the coming weeks, so these weeks are great for working with Chiron 🙂

    1. You need the time of birth to get the full benefit of the program, sorry about that <3

  1. Beautiful, true article. Thank you. “just like the original sin, we all believe we are born with it” The original sin is not a universal thing, though, not even archetypally. Not all believe to be born with it. That’s really a uniquely Christian belief.

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