For a guaranteed bit of O.M.G astro-fuqery – that will definitely help you plan your Awesome in 2013, btw – you can look no further than a good old analysis of Chiron through the Houses, specifically the Angles. WHAT am i on about? Explanation in a moment. But first: My dream last night.
I was in a kind of sleazy but upmarket boutique hotel that had – i swear – HOTEL CHIRON – in neon across the front. I have been keeping my dream diary devoutly and when you do that, your dreams start to get real clear. Because they know you’re listening & aware. Who/What is “they” – don’t start me. Anyway, in the dream, i’m having to pack real fast and i am going through all this stuff – plus my suite (yes, i have a suite at the Hotel Chiron) is packed with people…all relevant or capable of evoking an ‘aha’ moment. Even as i was having this dream, i knew it was important. So I ask some concierge why i’m having to check out so quick and he said it was time to move to the next hotel – they’re franchised. This is just hotel 1 in chain of 12. So i wake up, check the ephemeris and Chiron is just now leaving my 1st house. Cue insights, obviously.
I don’t buy any of the mainstream interps of Chiron – i don’t think Chiron = wounds or is like a Saturn that does Pilates. I like my friend Kim Falconer’s take on it – she says remember that Chiron trained warriors to be heroes. That’s the mythology. Chiron IS between Saturn and Uranus – like a bridge – so i get that. Chiron was discovered in 1977 i think – so a new vibe – and could just as easily have been called something else, you know. I think of Chiron as more like Promethea. A girl Prometheus.
But if you go through your life to date and work out when Chiron was on your Ascendent, IC (cusp of the 4th House) Descendant (cusp of the 7th House) or the Midheaven (cusp of the 10th) i am sure you’ll see some major life segues occurring then. It takes 50 years to go one full cycle so you probably only have a few of these to check out. Do all the house cusps if you want to blow your mind with these little five year cycles of Chiron. I feel like Chiron operates like Uranus/Saturn for sure – quirky and magic but with a distinct “it’s time” vibe happening.
To figure this out for yourself, you need your chart (Astrodienst) and an emphemeris. There is a great Chiron ephemeris here if you don’t have a coffee stained & well-thumbed holy bible of astro sort of thing like i do. So you go through and note down the signs and degrees of those Angles/House points mentioned above and then figure out when Chiron was on them. VOILA INSIGHTS. This will then you leave with an amazing idea of how Chironic energy operates in YOUR life.
As always with D.I.Y Astro, those more erudite will help the newbies – no question is too dumb but you DO need to be willing to learn, look at your chart on Astrodienst or whatever, not just say “I have Pisces Rising – what does this mean for me?” And then SHARE – i’d love to know how other peeps experience Chiron in their lives…THOUGHTS?
Oh and for the purposes of this post, we’re not doing Chiron transits to planets…
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