The Aries season is just around the corner. This means that the Sun, Mercury, and a few months later, Venus and Mars will all meet with Chiron, the Wounded Healer.
Chiron has been in Aries since 2018 and will stay here until 2027. Of all the signs of the zodiac, Chiron spends the longest time – 8 years and one month– in Aries.
Chiron spends so much time in Aries perhaps because it has more work to do there than in any other sign.
There is something about the qualities of Chiron that Aries finds difficult to process otherwise, so that’s why Chiron takes his time in this sign.
Chiron In Aries – The Identity Wound
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. Its role is to develop a sense of identity. The Sun (our identity) is exalted in Aries after all.
Chiron in Aries is where you feel you don’t have the right to be yourself. Aries rules the Self but Chiron will challenge this affirmation of the Self, with the purpose of finding a deeper sense of purpose.
Aries is the “Me first” sign – it represents our individuality, how we express our uniqueness, how we assert ourselves.
Aries is the very first sprout to emerge from the soil in the spring, choosing life, choosing to ‘get out there’ into the world, to make a statement “I’m here”.
Chiron, on the other hand, is a symbol for everything Aries is not.
Chiron is where we feel wounded, ashamed, broken, and inadequate.
Chiron will challenge Aries’ expression of the self, expression of individuality.
Chiron in Aries is our greatest wound of all – our wound of identity.
The wound of identity is when we feel we don’t have the right to exist. This is the most painful wound – because it is the most difficult to grasp.
We Are Born With It
We are all born with the wound of identity. When we are babies, we hardly have an identity. We are the result of the genetic makeup of our parents.
As we grow up, if our self-expression is encouraged, we slowly develop our unique identity.
But the process is not always smooth.
Our parents may – rightly so – see us as an extension of themselves, and may have difficulties in acknowledging that we are different human beings. They do this because they want to protect us.
But trying to force the child to become something different than what they were born to be, is incredibly damaging to the sense of the child’s self. Stifling a child’s individuality is more dangerous long-term than neglect and even violence.
People who have the most challenging forms of psychosis usually come from upbringings where they were not allowed to be themselves, to express their unique identity.
Chiron In Aries – Symptoms Of The Identity Wound
- “I am nobody” – an overall feeling of emptiness and disconnection
- “I am not enough” – a desire to “prove” oneself
- “If I don’t fit in, I don’t exist” – a desire to be liked by everyone
- A tendency to copy other people
- A desire to remain unnoticed, a fear of expressing one’s opinions and beliefs
- Difficulty to connect with one’s body or feelings
- …or on the contrary, a continuous to prove one’s uniqueness by behaving oddly
- A tendency to hurt oneself, physically or psychologically – self-inflicted wounds, abuse of drugs, alcohol and medication, overworking, feeling ‘numb’
Chiron In Aries – How To Overcome The Wound Of Identity
What can you do about your feelings of worthlessness? Can you heal your wound of identity?
No achievement, no money or success can heal this wound – because being you is not about becoming something you are not, but is about learning to accept that it is OK to be you!
Chiron in Aries will ask you to address and heal – once and for all – the wound of identity, a wound that we are all born with.
Chiron in Aries is about taking responsibility for our existence, is about being present with our wounds, with our pain, and with our shame and just BE despite the fear, guilt, and shame.
Chiron In Aries – You Are Here For A Reason
Your existence is the very proof you deserve to BE. There is a reason why out of billions of genetic possibilities, it was YOU who made it.
Yes, not only do you have the right to exist, but you are here for a reason. You were born with a unique mission.
You were born to express the divine in your unique way, to develop and share your unique gifts, talents, and skills. You are much more than you think. The stars, the whole universe collided so you could be here today.
When you allow your true self to shine through, there is no more pain, there is no more wound. You achieve self-realization.
Self-realization happens when all the broken parts of you come together to form a whole.
But you need to put ALL these parts together. Yes, even those you are ashamed of. They are part of you too, they are part of your story.
By allowing them to exist, you allow yourself to exist. And this is how you find the key, a higher order, the higher meaning of your existence.
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5 thoughts on “Chiron In Aries – You Are Here For A Reason”
So interesting. I can relate to the search for identity. However, I wonder if this “wound” is unique to the Western, European cultures? I remember working with White Earth Anishinaabe people, and being told that babies are born knowing who they are. In that culture, it is the responsibility of the family and community to recognize and reinforce the identity the baby comes in with. Every person has unique gifts that are nurtured. Of course, many Indigenous cultures have been damaged by Christianity, trauma and shame imposed. Then some of these values break down. But the underlying knowledge is there and there is a striving to reclaim these precious ways.
Thank you for the light you bring. Yes, I’ve been acknowledging the broken parts of myself and slowly and kindly guided into piecing them back together….
I have Sun in Aries and during the time that Chiron has been in Aries (mine is at 5 deg.) I experienced the exact freedom you described, through singing before a group. I became absolutely fearless and confident in my whole presentation, making every song I sang my own. I realized it was also acting and feeling every word, and that is the way it came across to the group. Incidentally, I am a Shamanic Astrologer and, in that School, the Sun is regarded as “the fuel you burn,” and not given much importance. But, mine is part of a major complex in my chart, opposite Neptune, square Saturn; and, I am very much an Aries. In the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School, the Ascendant is the Personal Identity Project, and everything else in the chart serves that. I find that to be true of my Sag Rising, and it works for everyone I read.
My Chiron return will be in June 2022, but before that, Chiron will square my nodes, my NN in the 12th house, and just after that it will square my Ascendant. My Chiron is in my 4th house. I have worked hard on myself in relation to Chiron issues. Could you please let me know, how it will affect me by sqauring my nodes and my Ascendant.