In the last month (February of 2011) Chiron has now moved into Pisces for the first time in 50 years. Chiron is the Wounded Healer and Pisces is the symbolic “ocean of dreams.” What does this mean?
In Greek and Roman mythology, Chiron is a healer, but he is also a wounded figure. He is usually shown limping, because he’s a reminder that everyone has a broken place inside. He is also a centaur—half horse (from the neck down) and half god (from the waist up). He is a symbol of our own human nature—half-beast and half-god, and that as human beings, we are an uneasy union of the animal and the divine.
Chiron is The Broken One, The Walking Wounded, the Healer and every character who has ever touched greatness through suffering. Chiron says: “I’m here to show you the old, stuck places in you that linger from the past. This may sound painful, but it’s actually an opportunity for healing deep, ancient wounds and recovering your human birthright.” Chiron’s gift is the accelerated evolution that comes when we own our wounding and do what is necessary to make ourselves whole.
In 2011, Chiron, the Wounded Healer, leaves Aquarius and moves into Pisces. Chiron in Pisces does his work gently, bringing up old wounds having to do with intuition and illusion. If you’re cut off from your intuition, Chiron will show you. If you’re deluding yourself about something, Chiron will know. “Watch your dream life,” says Chiron, “That’s where I’ll be, showing you places where you are split or broken and showing you how to heal them. You’ll find wholeness in your dreams and in your spiritual practice.” Even people who never thought they had a spiritual side may find themselves on the path during Chiron’s passage through Pisces. It lasts until 2018.
Tomorrow, I’m going to tell you the tale of Chiron, so you will learn why he is the wounded healer and what that means.
Read about what Chiron is up to this year: This Year’s Stations of Chiron.