Did you know that almost everyone born between 1950 and 1989 (that’s 40 years) has Chiron opposite Uranus in their chart?
Chances are that if you are born between 1950 and 1989 you have Chiron opposite Uranus in your chart!
Chiron opposite Uranus is an incredibly long transit.
Think about it: a normal transit (let’s say, Sun square Mars) lasts for a few days only. Transits involving slow-moving planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) that occur much less frequently, only last for up to a few years.
But a 40-year transit is exceptionally rare. In fact, in our lifetime we only experienced two such lengthy transits: one of them is Neptune sextile Pluto, and the other one, is, you guessed it, Chiron opposite Uranus.
These long transits are only possible when we have a planet with an eccentric/elliptical orbit making an aspect with the next planet (according to the distance from the Sun) with a similar orbit in length.
That’s why we can only have these long, generational aspects between Chiron (eccentric orbit) and Uranus, and Pluto (eccentric orbit) and Neptune. And that’s why these long transits occur so rarely – and that’s why these transits are the most significant transits in a given century.
These unusually long transits are called ‘generational transits’ and affect whole generations. We can say that the ’50s to ’90s generation is the “Chiron opposite Uranus” or the “Wounded Healer” generation.
Some people born between 1950 and 1989 don’t have an exact Chiron-Uranus opposition (i.e. the orb between Chiron and Uranus is larger than 8°). They are nevertheless influenced by this transit because they are born in the period of time between the first exact Chiron-Uranus opposition (50s) and the last Chiron-Uranus opposition (late 80s).
And even if you are born before 1950 or after 1989, most people you interact with are part of the “Chiron opposite Uranus” generation so this influences you indirectly.
Chiron was opposite Uranus for an unusually long time and this explains why Chiron plays such an important role in our lives.
Chiron orbits between Saturn and Uranus, being the “link” between the two, between the world as we know it (represented by Saturn) and what’s beyond the known (Uranus, the first transpersonal planet).
If you look at the sky you will be able to see all planets up to Saturn… but not Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto, which are ‘invisible’ to the naked eye.
Uranus’ discovery coincided with the independence wars, including the French and the American Revolution, and the Age of enlightenment.
Neptune’s discovery coincided with the Romantic and Industrial revolutions, the development of the steam engine, chemistry, and sail trades. This is also when entire cultures and religious systems were wiped out, in the Americas and Africa.
Pluto’s discovery coincided with the discovery of the Atomic bomb, the rise of the totalitarian regimes, and the development of psychoanalysis.
All these developments profoundly influenced our society – since 1781, When Uranus was discovered, our society has changed more dramatically than in thousands and thousands of years of evolution.
This is the power of the transpersonal planets.
And this is exactly the kind of power that Chiron unlocks.
Before the discovery of Chiron, in 1977, our mind could not tune into the frequency of the outer planets, and we experienced their influence as “fate”, as something that happens to us.
We clearly needed a ‘tool’ to integrate the powerful energy of the transpersonal planets in a more harmonious way. And that tool is Chiron.
Chiron’s discovery coincided with the rise of alternative healing practices and the concept of the mind-body connection (yoga, meditation, reiki) which profoundly changed – and is still changing – our consciousness.
Chiron also brought a revival of astrology (in Greek mythology, Chiron was an astrologer), because astrology is the missing link between nature/science and planets/the universe.
Chiron is the link between the visible and the invisible, meaning its role is to help you see what would otherwise remain invisible, and experienced as “fate”.
Chiron “works” in a 3-stage process. I call these three stages the “Wounded Healer”, the “Shaman” and the “Alchemist”.
Chiron – The Wounded Healer, The Shaman, The Alchemist
Chiron is the Wounded Healer because the process of breaking free from the material limitations of Saturn is not easy. But the “Chiron opposite Uranus” generation has been called to take this step. If you are born between 1950 and 1989 you are a Wounded Healer too, which means you were born with the mission to transcend Saturn or what our forefathers called “reality”.
Chiron is the Shaman, because he can travel between Hell, Heaven, and the Middle Earth. Chiron, therefore, acts as an integrator between the 3 worlds.
When our recent ancestors (think of our ancestors who destroyed paganism or burned witches) rejected what they called “Hell” – they rejected nature, they rejected basically half of reality. The Shaman is here to bridge that gap and integrate nature and the divine.
Chiron transits help you bring together these apparently broken parts of yourself into a whole.
Chiron is the Alchemist, because he does not only bring together the man and the horse, nature and the divine, the matter and the spirit – but he can also create something much greater from the merger.
That’s why working with Chiron is so important for our generation. Even if you are born before 1950 or after 1989, Chiron will still show you where you have the potential to transcend your limitations and create something much greater. You are here for a reason, and Chiron will help you see what that reason is.
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