It’s been a long time coming, but Chiron has finally landed on the CHANI App. This tender-hearted centaur is bucking at the gates and ready to hoof in.
Chiron’s placement in your chart may indicate a bruise that keeps swelling up, or a knot you’re perennially engaged in unpicking. It can also highlight a place where you feel like a maverick or outsider.
Half-human, half-beast, half-god, half-mortal, Chiron can churn up questions around belonging. The centaur’s medicine is to apprentice your wounds and sore spots. Study them. If Chiron is prominent in your birth chart, you may even make it your business to share this learning, mending and growing with other people.
Work with Chiron in 3 ways on the CHANI app:
1. Learn about your natal Chiron and how it interacts with other planets in your chart.
2. Discover how Chiron’s travel through Aries is impacting you in the Current Sky.
3. Work with Chiron’s medicine with a new ritual and meditation.
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Chiron’s mythology features some sore spots around abandonment and rejection. Modern astrologers have assigned Chiron the epithet “the wounded healer,” partly due to the plot twist where this “wisest and justest of centaurs” is pierced by a poisoned arrow. Though Chiron was renowned as a healer (he literally taught Asclepius, the god of medicine, how to heal), this was one wound he couldn’t mend.
What we lose in the epithet “wounded healer” is that Chiron was first and foremost a mentor. In addition to Asclepius, the heroes Achilles, Ajax, Heracles, Perseus and Jason numbered among his students, as well as the famous twins Castor and Pollux, and the god, Dionysus. Chiron’s name roots from “kheir,” the Greek word for hand, and Chiron was an expert in all manner of handcrafts, including archery, music, the lyre, medicine-making, and divination. (For a modern rendition of his talents, consider the work of a chiropractor.)
Astronomically speaking, Chiron has been classified as a minor planet, located between Saturn and Uranus in our solar system.