Meet Chariklo – the partner of Chiron & Lady Shaman. I am not big on following the Centaurs in astrology so i owe my awareness of Chariklo to mythic astrologer Steve Nelson. She was only discovered in Feb 1997 – at the same time the Mystic Medusa column first appeared in the newspaper, i like that – and has been in Sagittarius since Dec 2010. In Feb 2015 she is in Capricorn for several years.
The Centaurs are a belt of asteroids out there in the galaxy between Saturn & Pluto – they all seem to have been attributed with various therapeutic dimensions, which may or may not resonate. Sometimes reading about the Centaurs in astrology (Pholus, Nessus & Co as well as Chiron Chariklo) can feel like time warping into a 90s Gestalt Conference.
WHAT does she mean in your chart? First of all, you can look Chariklo up in your chart by entering 10199 into the Astrodienst Extended Chart options. Mining your own chart and history for astrological data is always bound to lead to an “aha” moment. Her official meaning is as argued over as Chiron. You know, some say Chiron is healing, others that he is like a more hip version of Saturn.
Zane Stein, the acknowledged Centaurs guru makes the connection that sci-fi authors and great scientists tend to have prominent Chariklo in their charts. She is currently at 26 Sagittarius – is anyone with this point prominent in their charts feeling a weird activation/fresh vibe?
My personal experience of Chiron is that he seems to be amazingly powerful when on the angles – IC/MC & Asc/Dsc – turning points and synchronicity galore. But i have Venus conjunct Chiron so find it difficult to monitor transits TO natal Chiron, if you know what i mean. Let’s gather data on Chariklo – my feeling is that the sci-fi, scientific genius, advances in healing, magical shamanic vibe fits.
Image: Kali Ciesmemier