Chiron in Aries: The Wounded Warrior

 

 “Times of adversity are the reverse of times of success, but they can lead to success if they befall the right person.” #47. I Ching

 

Agency: the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power
Chiron is about to enter Aries (Feb 19th) – triggering a potential healing crisis around our need for a sense of empowerment and personal  agency.  This will occur against a background of tension, blockages and restrictions that will be coming in waves throughout the year (Saturn Pluto) and which are now just beginning.
Are we having fun yet?
Luckily, at the same this is happening, and maybe because of it, our inner warrior is being awakened.  
When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

 

 Planets in Aries are forged in fire. Chiron in Aries doesn’t just heal, it regenerates and revives,  hopefully  in in time to deal with the increasing pressure created by  Saturn  (immovable object) crashing into Pluto (unstoppable force ).  Feelings of fear, tension and dread may rise up when that which we assume we can lean on (Saturn) undergoes immense changes – over which we feel we have no control (Pluto).
Chiron in Aries is here to initiate us into our personal power. And as many of us have been learning, an initiation often involves uncovering some aspect of the personal shadow by facing  hidden or rejected parts of ourself – through which we can transform and heal on a deep level.  Chiron brings us on the path to wholeness and  helps us gather and heal our lost parts – by putting us in touch with our own suffering.

 

 

Our tendency to resist this process could be strong –   resulting in depression and exhaustion (What you resist persists). Chiron in Aries will help bring us the resiliency we need, and teach us how to quickly move beyond our pain, as long as we are willing to learn the lessons it wants to teach us.
Chiron in Aries becomes the Wounded Warrior … representing the Wounded Masculine. To claim our inner warrior, we must first face and heal the masculine part of us that is damaged. Both Chiron and Aries link us to our childhood;  you may find yourself confronting old fears or negative memories of your father, brothers, or other men in your life that made the first impression on you of what masculine energy looks and feels like. 
On the other hand-  – this could be a revival of a positive male archetype that lives within you. Either way, whatever comes up  is for our healing.

 

As we enter more deeply into the radical transition we are in from old to new (Uranus Pluto) – many of us are  feeling vulnerable, fragile, in the dark. We will need our inner (and outer) warrior  – to protect and support us through what feels like a death (even though in fact this is also a birth).
 
 This particular process of self-actualization began during the two years of eclipses in Leo/Aquarius  that encouraged us to claim our magnificence and shine our light into the world. As we let go of old fears that were stopping us from stepping up – and  began  releasing our limiting beliefs  –  we started to claim our self worth – right up till the last eclipse in Leo on January 5th. 
Now Chiron in Aries will take us the rest of the way, by helping us step into our newly found power. It will do this by first bringing up for healing whatever remains as an obstacle  in our path.
Chiron was a centaur who taught the Greek heroes like Hercules and Achilles how to fight in battle. After he became accidentally wounded – Chiron, who was half man and half horse – spent his life trying to heal his own wound – becoming a renowned healer in the process.  This is why he is called the Wounded Healer.  Chiron in our chart points to where we feel particularly vulnerable or wounded, as well as where we have healing gifts to offer others (once we heal ourself).

 

  
Chiron in Aries has to do with initiative and self-actualization; it is about how we take risks and bounce back from adversity. As we heal our Chiron Warrior Wound – we will gain renewed sense of personal power and self-confidence that no one can take from us.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”


William Hutchison Murray 

There’s more to this: The Masculine also needs the Feminine archetype to heal- and vice versa. Venus has recently had her own encounter with Chiron. Stayed tuned…