With the passing of time, we have become increasingly broken and separated. In our attempts to become gods, we have forgotten about nature. We have taken nature it for granted – as if it is something foreign, or alien.
Diseases, plagues, and viruses come from a wounded nature – because this is the only way that nature can fight back against us when we harm it.
And the irony is, nature is not something outside ourselves. We are nature. We are half nature, half-gods.
When we harm nature, we are not harming something that is outside of ourselves, we are harming ourselves.
In astrology, the symbol for the dissociation (and eventually, reconciliation) of man and nature is Chiron.
Chiron is a half-man, half-horse centaur, someone who has managed to reconcile its animal nature (half-horse) with its godly nature (half-man). As a result, Chiron has become a wise teacher of the olympian gods, teaching them medicine, botany, pharmacy, music, and astrology.
The principle of dissociation-reconciliation is found in Chiron’s orbit as well. Chiron orbits between Saturn (the last planet visible to the naked eye and a symbol for “nature”) and Uranus (the first invisible planet and a symbol for the “divine”).
Chiron acts as a bridge between the two worlds, aiming to bring them together to reconcile them.
Just like Chiron is half-nature, half-god, we too need to learn how to embrace nature and the divine and restore our human dignity.
In astrology, Chiron stands for:
- Our deepest wound
- Holistic healing (which only happens when we integrate the wound)
- Our greatest gifts and talents (which ONLY become gifts when the initial wound is healed).
In fact, there are three archetypes associated with Chiron: the Wounded Healer, the Shaman, and the Alchemist.
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