Today the Wounded Healer goes direct at 8° Aries. Since July 15, Chiron has been in its annual reverse through the Zodiac sign of self and when Chiron is in Aries, the focus is all about just that – one’s self. Chiron’s ancient wound is the wound of dismissal. This rejection wound is a metaphor for our identity wound: when the one we love rejects us just because we are being ourselves. However, Chiron teaches us that in our wounds are our greatest gifts. It is in our healing that we can reach our full potential.
Chiron has an interesting relationship with Aries and Libra seeing that he spends the longest time in Aries, and the shortest time in Libra due to his axis. This means that whenever he is in these signs he feels their energy deeply and understands the dynamics of this polarity. His lesson under this opposition is that the journey to wholeness is not always one that is meant to be walked alone. Call on healers, therapists, teachers, lovers, mentors, friends, and family. Call on anyone that you know who will support you through your journey. It takes a village, but you need to open yourself to the love and support. Life is not meant to be lived alone.
So how do we apply this to our own healing? Maybe it is rejection by a parent, self-worth, or karma that we carry around with us. We will often see where this wound shows up depending on where Chiron is in our charts. Sometimes we see it projecting onto others or healing them the way we are trying to heal ourselves or the polarity, we run in the opposite direction and overcompensate. This wound is a marking of where we need to expand our consciousness, clear energy, or raise our own vibration. Some will go their whole lives trying to heal this wound. Chiron also orbits between two intensely oppositional planets; uptight, restrictive Saturn and liberated, revolutionary Uranus. His role as a mediator can help us synthesize the energy of both. Where do we hold ourselves back and where can we be destructively rebellious?
Pain has been brought to light, trauma has been unburied, and now that the hard work has been done, we are ready for the healing to commence. The truth has set us free and we are now a stronger version of ourselves. It is time for closure and refreshing recovery. It is time to turn the page.
“…Pain and sorrow? Stay with it. The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi