March 1, 2019 
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This past Full Moon (Tuesday, February 19) packed a punch, which was certainly not warranted by its placement in Virgo or any aspects – in fact, in this way it was quite benign.  The energetic WHOMP came when Chiron left Pisces and slammed into Aries on the same day.  Transforming from Wounded Healer to Wounded Warrior, Chiron amped up the energy and we started seeing aggression and violence across the board.  I started getting calls the weekend prior about people being thrown out of their homes, police being called in on domestic issues, custody battles went seismic, and sadly (as usual) our animal companions took a big hit and many passed away unexpectedly.  This initial hit seems to be trailing off as February comes to an end – thank goodness!
So who IS Chiron, and why does he play such a dramatic part in human lives?
Chiron was a centaur (half man, half horse) and unlike most centaurs who can be coarse and aggressive, Chiron was known as being intelligent and civilized.  He was a noted astrologer, healer and oracle.  Chiron sacrificed his life so that mankind could obtain the use of fire. Being the son of Cronus, a Titan, he was allegedly immortal. In astrology, Chiron is a comet/small planet and represents our deepest wound, as well as our efforts to heal the wound – as Chiron the great healer and teacher ironically was unable to heal himself.  The house and sign position of Chiron in your chart shows where we have recurring issues and also where we may be able to teach others, once we have healed our own wound. 
Quick astrology lesson:  Your astrological natal chart (also known as your birth chart) is unique and shows the placement of the planets at the minute you were born.  It can also show comets, meteors, etc. which lend their own unique energy to your personality.  Your natal chart, which looks like a pizza cut into 12 slices, is made up of twelve “Houses” each of which represents an area of life (One’s Self, Finance, Communication, Home, Creativity, Health/Service, Partnership, Transformation, Education/Ideas, Public Image, Community, and The Subconscious). Further, each of these Houses is ruled by a zodiac sign that lends its energy to the House.  Chiron (whose symbol looks like a key) was placed in one of your 12 Houses when you were born.  However, nothing remains stagnant and so Chiron moves through the Houses (usually staying in each sign about four years, although in Pisces and Aries he remains the longest – around seven years).  And so, Chiron will remain in Aries until 2026.  If your natal Chiron is in Aries, your Chiron Return will occur sometime between April 17th, 2018 and June 19th, 2026. Transiting Chiron will return to the sign and degree it was at when you were born. You'll be confronted with a specific area of weakness or doubt that's been with you all your life, and this could be triggered by a person or situation. It will involve the house your natal Chiron sits in.
Okay, we have two things to consider:  The astrological House where you experience your “wound” and the House being impacted by Chiron’s movement through Aries.  It is generally accepted that Chiron placements in the 1st, 12th and 8th Houses are the most difficult. 
Taken from Jessica Davidson’s blog please click on the link below for MUCH more detail.   
Chiron Through The Houses: 
Chiron in the 1st shows that your unhealed wound is to your basic sense of self, identity and self-worth. The wound may manifest in the physical body in the form of disability or disease, or through problems with self-image.
Chiron in the 2nd shows that your unhealed wound is to your body and sense of security. It may manifest through issues of emotional and material security, safety, values and well-being.
Chiron in the 3rd shows that your unhealed wound is to your mind and ability to communicate. It may manifest in the areas of knowledge, communication and thinking, as well as through the media and sibling relationships.
Chiron in the 4th shows that your unhealed wound is to your instincts and family roots. It may manifest through your home environment, parents, local community and/or environment.
Chiron in the 5th shows that your unhealed wound is to your self-expression and creativity. It may manifest through areas of creative work, romance, and children.
Chiron in the 6th shows that your unhealed wound is to your health and attitude to service. It may manifest through areas of work, health, and service to the community.
Chiron in the 7th shows that your unhealed wound is to how you relate to others. It may manifest through one-to-one relationships, social interactions, and social justice.
Chiron in the 8th shows that your unhealed wound is to your power and sexuality. It may manifest through the areas of finances, mortality, and hidden matters.
Chiron in the 9th shows that your unhealed wound is to your belief system and meaning. It may manifest through the areas of travel, religion, philosophy, and education.
Chiron in the 10th shows that your unhealed wound is to your career and sense of achievement. It may manifest through areas of vocation, business, and recognition.
Chiron in the 11th shows that your unhealed wound is to your sense of individuality and group participation. It may manifest through the areas of society, community, hopes and long-term ambitions.
Chiron in the 12th shows that your unhealed wound is to your inner life and spirituality. It may manifest through areas of unconsciousness, institutions, and mysticism.
How do you determine what House your natal Chiron is located in, and what House it will be transiting the next seven years?  Here is the easiest way to determine both:
How to Check Transits of a Natal Chart
Calculate the current transits and generate a wheel with your natal chart on the inside and the transits around the outside at Astrodienst:

1. Go to  where you can sign up (free) and enter your birth data (birth date, time and place). Astro also stores up to 50 additional birth records so you can run charts for family and friends!
2. From the menu, select “Free Horoscopes,” then “Extended Chart Selection” under “Horoscope Drawings and Calculations.”
3. Enter or select stored birth data. Click “Continue.”
4. Under “Methods,” expand the drop-down menu labeled “Please select the type of chart you want.”
5. Under “Prognostic Methods,” select “Transits,” then “Natal Chart and Transits.” 
6. Hit “Click here to show the chart.” The resulting chart shows your birth chart on the inside and the current transits around the outside of the wheel. The transiting planets are in GREEN.  Remember, Chiron looks like a key.
Once you determine where Chiron sits in your birth chart, and what House he is actively traveling through (Hint: it is the House(s) that are ruled by Aries) remember that Google is your friend.  Entire books are written on the topic of Chiron - there is LOTS of information available.  Start reading and heal that wound, already! 
God(dess) Bless Us All!


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