Shift Time…..Chiron Right Now, June 2012 – Chiron In Pisces Retrograde
Chiron is in 9 degree of Pisces, the sign which astrologers consistently link with compassion, empathy, suffering, martyrdom and sensitivity. These themes are also very much linked to Chiron’s drama. Anyone born with Chiron in Pisces will already know all about these matters and will be particularly attuned to other peoples pains and sorrows.
The last time Chiron was in Pisces was from 1961 until 1968 – this period known as the ‘swinging 60′s’ denotes the emergence of new counter-cultures often facing social taboos head on but also resulting in very public excesses. These social revolutions targeted rigid, restrictive structures that were either falling apart or being taken apart by the need for individual expression and freedom. People trying to dissolve boundaries – sounds like a part of the Chiron in Pisces drama. Interesting to note that England began to ‘swing’ first in the 60′s as her Empire was coming to an end and structures that had been carefully put into place by the Victorians were being replaced rapidly.
Obviously there were counter reactions, power struggles and regroupings of the established order. This produced severe constraints and repercussions. The construction of the Berlin Wall was literally a concrete example of forceful division and fear and a symbol of the Cold War. This was the other side of the Chiron in Pisces drama.
A very brief scan of what was happening globally when Chiron was last in Pisces turns up the war in Vietnam, the cultural revolution in China, the Prague Spring, student protests and worker upheavals in France, the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Stonewall riots for gay civil liberties in New York and the Cuban Missile Crisis….whicg could have led to the end of everything……and breathe
Public figures themselves such as Martin Luther King Jr. fighting for civil rights for African Americans with his
‘I had a dream’ speech took on guru-like status and in his case martyrdom. It could be argued that Martin Luther King’s dream led to President Obama’s reality.
Chiron has just turned Retrograde, appearing to move backwards and seemingly to fall behind us in the sky. Astrologically when planets Retrograde (see our post on Venus Retrograde EX’S & XX’s VENUS Rx the issues and complex’s associated with that planet get into sharp focus. Like a train stopping at a station we can now peer into windows or hop on board wander around and take a closer look at it. The train rather than moving forwards, instead goes back in the direction it has just come from. This may look weird momentarily but it just indicates a shift in direction and momentum.
With Chiron in Pisces going in reverse what do we get? Well…without sounding like the voice of the grim reaper singing in the Christmas choir, we get to really, really look at some sadness and some pain. This hurt may be ours or another’s. Whilst this is hard it may not be quite as bad as it first sounds knowing that we can also try to heal these wounds. Then again it might remain really hard and this may be a time of confronting painful and complex issues. For others our hearts may get a chance to open in compassion and swell to overflowing with a connection to something ‘bigger than ourselves’ where we feel united in love.
Chiron in Pisces retrograde may take us back to things that salved our souls in our past like the arts, film, photography and music. Maybe there hasn’t been time in our day to day life to include these things we once loved. These types of things may have helped us to transcend the mundane and take us out of the rational and into the intuitive part of ourselves. This part may now need attention. Something could be crying out to get its voice heard. Sleep on it at least, in true Pisces style and let your subconscious show you what it means to say. Chiron will be in Pisces until 2019 so we have some time LETS GET IMAGINATIVE THEN…
Well known people born with Chiron In Pisceswho will be particularly affected include:
Barack & Michelle Obama – establish their ‘dream’ in a nightmare climate of economic upheaval and political uncertainty. Chiron’s metaphor of the bridge is very much in evidence in David Remnick’s book The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama. David Remnick born in 1958 grew up with Chiron in Pisces last time around.
Juliette Binoche – who so beautifully portrayed Chiron in Pisces as Hana the nurse in the film
‘The English Patient’. She has also publicly protested against the Iranian government’s arrest, six year jail sentence and 20 year ban on making films,writing, giving interviews or leaving the country of Persian filmaker Jafar Panahi.
During his house arrest Panahi subsequently made an illegal video diary This Is Not a Film and had it smuggled out in a birthday cake to be screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
Jafar Panahi was born in 1960 at the start of Chiron in Pisces last time around.
posted pippa ponton & jphibbs