The Truth of Chiron
Chiron is the Wounded Healer. He accurately depicts our Existential Wound – and in the Healing of our Existential Wound, we can become the Healer of Others.
Chiron’s energy is now made available to us through a planetoid discovered 1st November 1977, at 10.00 am, at Pasadena, California, by Charles Kowal.
Looking at the astrology chart for the moment of Chiron’s discovery, western and Vedic Astrologer, Michael Conneely, wants to share two discoveries he just made that amazed him: two discoveries which to Michael’s mind prove even more clearly the TRUTH of Chiron’s nature as the Wounded Healer in our astrology birth chart. Here’s what Michael discovered:
The first of these great discoveries that to my mind confirm the truth of the healing nature of Chiron, is that the position of Chiron in the heavens, at the moment of his discovery, was in Ashwini Nakshatra. Ashwini is the first of the powerful accurate and beautiful 27 Lunar Signs used by Vedic Astrology (as well as the Vedic astrology 12 Sun signs). And it is NOT coincidence that the myth of Ashwini too is about sexual panic being the root of a wound, about a stallion and horse nature being associated with the event of the wound, and about the creation of a powerful rapid wound-healing response, in that the twin Healers of the Vedic Gods, the Ashwini Kumaras, were born out of the wound, just as Chiron the Wounded Healer Centaur was born as a result of the sexual wound in the Greek version of this myth.
The second of these two great discoveries that to my mind confirm the truth of the healing nature of Chiron, is that the discovery took place on 1st November. The deeply ancient Irish Celtic Festival on the 1st November is called Samhain (now living on as Halloween). In the Irish Myth recorded in the book of Invasions, the Good God, The Dagda is recorded as mating with the ancient Irish Battle Goddess, The Morrigan, every Samhain, so as to secure the sovereignty of our land, and it is a time when the veils between the worlds thin, and death and rebirth and Healing energies are some of the things that cross the gap between the Worlds into our Worlds, so I think this feature of the date of the discovery of Chiron also adds to the proof of the Truth of Chiron’s Healing Nature.
See the video about these two important discoveries that lend further weight to the healing declaration power of Chirion in our birth Charts:
So, first let’s look very briefly at how is Chiron interpreted in our astrology birth chart, and then go on to study the Myth of Chiron.
Well, as regards the astrological interpretation of Chiron, the position of Chiron in our western astrology birth chart reveals our own personal deep existential wound, in the healing of which we can become the Healer of others. Chiron is analysed by Sign, House and aspect. Additionally, if Chiron conjuncts or squares the Nodal axis, then the wound is deeply karmic and past life in origin. I always also look at the position of Chiron in the Vedic birth chart, as well as the Western birth chart. This adds such illumination in addition.
So now make your task: Healing: Your Journey to meet The Centaur. On my astrology Courses, and in my Chiron Mini-Readings and Mini-Courses, you journey to meet The Centaur, and you study the individual nature of your own existential wound. And through that study, and often also through visionary journey, you reveal the nature and circumstances of your own existential wound. And through that study and visionary journey you set the healing of your existential wound in motion. Your life changes domino effect. And so, also, your healing – becomes the Healing of Others.
The Chiron Myth:
The Myth of Chiron reveals all:
Chiron was conceived from the mating of his father Cronos, or Saturn, with a Nymph named Philyra. The mating risked being discovered by the approach of Saturn’s wife Rhea just as climax was near. So Saturn changed himself into a stallion to seek to escape Rhea’s discovery but ejaculated just before he could withdraw and flee.
So the child that was born was Chiron: half horse half man: a Centaur.
Being conceived by a God, Chiron was immortal, a demigod. And being half horse, Chiron was fully instinctual as well as human.
By the time he became an adult, Chiron was a Centaur King. Just like the Ashwini Healer twins of Vedic Astrology, for the Vedic Aryan Indians are also one of the Indo-European peoples like the Greeks born out of sexual panic, and the mating of a stallion, Chiron too was a peerless Healer. He was also the greatest philosopher and teacher.
And isn’t it so significant that on the day of his discovery, the planetoid, Chiron was at 9 deg Vedic Aries, in Ashwini Nakshatra, the Nakshatra or lunar sign in Vedic Astrology that is ruled over by the Ashwini Kumaras: the Healer Twins!!!
But to return to the Myth:
By the time he became an adult, Chiron lived in a cave on Mount Pelion, and his students included Achilles, Jason and Asclepius, who himself became the greatest Healer, so successful that Zeus feared usurpation of the Gods’ primacy and killed him with a thunderbolt.
However, Chiron received a terrible and unendurable wound. Hercules accidentally shot Chiron with a poisoned arrow while Hercules was out hunting. Chiron was consumed by pain. But as an immortal Demigod, he could not find release by dying.
Zeus wanted Chiron to go to Hell because of the disgrace to the immortals: Chiron shamed the Gods. But only death could bring release from such a wound, and Zeus could not permit an immortal God to die.
In the end Chiron in terrible agony did an unthinkable deal with Zeus. Chiron agreed, though immortal, to be allowed to enter the realm of the Dead, to go to the underworld of Hades, and thus the Immortals would no longer be shamed by the presence of suffering. But the trade-off condition was that Zeus must do the unthinkable: He must release Prometheus.
Now, Prometheus was a Titan. In former times, Prometheus had stolen fire from Heaven, and he had given it to humans. The Gods were furious at such a priceless gift as Fire to mortals.
As consequence, Zeus had sentenced Prometheus to be chained to a rock suffering daily agony as his entrails were eaten out by vultures, with the same thing to happening again, day after day for eternity, because the sentence was that Prometheus’ entrails would be re-grown and ready for the next day’s torture – because he had given Fire to humanity.
And so Chiron voluntary went down into the Hell of death, and as consequence, Prometheus was freed and mankind kept their priceless gift. And is it not a coroboration of the Truth of the healing nature of Chiron, that the myth recounts death leading to rebirth, and descent into the underworld, and the discovery date of Chiron was Samhain: Novemebr 1st: Halloween!
But to return to the Myth: the twist to the tale is that Chiron’s death in the underworld was therefore: a death and rebirth. The ‘death’ of the divine Healer led to the emancipation and rebirth of man.
Fire and light were gifted to humanity. Humanity was freed up to explore its greatness. Humanity was healed and empowered and illumined: inspired by Fire from Heaven.The Fire principle is crucial to humanity.
Through Chiron’s self-sacrificialness, we can heal our wound and thus heal others.
Since the planetoid, Chiron, was discovered at Samhain, the feast of the dead: on 1st November 1977, at 10.00 am, at Pasadena, California, by Charles Kowal, Chiron on that date at 3 deg western Taurus, there has been an explosion in alternative healing, rebellious healing arts have flourished outside the realm of healing chained within Saturn’s rings: the Medicare establishment and the huge pharmaceutical companies.
Psychotherapy flowered. So many humans were brought freely or kicking and screaming out of the earlier socially prescribed work and gender roles, and confining identities of Victorian states and Religions enforced by priest bureaucracies.
Freedom was born in healing. Humans could seek to live more in tune with their real natures. For example, there was menswork.
And especially for example: shamanism, the oldest bedrock spirituality was reborn and entered the mainstream consciousness.
And the great point about shamanism is that so often the shamanic Healer is and always was: The Wounded Healer.
The Shamanic Healer so often was the individual who, through healing his own wound, became the healer of others.
The wound would often be through a heredity defect, or through withdrawal from society through terrible long illness.
But by going through this death and rebirth experience, like the Centaur of old, the shamanic Healer heals others and heals his tribe.
On my astrology Courses, and in my Chiron Mini-Readings and Mini-Courses, you journey to meet The Centaur, and you study the individual nature of your own existential wound.
And through that study and often also through visionary journey you have revealed the nature and circumstances of your own existential wound.
And through that study and visionary journey you set the healing of your existential wound in motion. Your life changes domino effect.
And so your healing – becomes the Healing of Others.
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Here is my video about the interpretation of Chiron in our birth charts, and below that are the Astrology Charts for the moment of the Discovery of Chiron:
a. Western Astrology Chart for the Discovery of Chiron:
(using Tropical zodiac):
And here is the Vedic chart for the moment of the discovery of Chiron: The Vedic astrology computer program can not actually show Chiron, but Chiron is at 9 degrees Aries using the Vedic sidereal zodiac employed by thsi chart:
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