All about Chiron’s demotion
Chiron goes into retrograde on July 15, 2021, joining Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. All of these cosmic bodies are retrograde each year, so this energy is part of the natural rhythm that we experience each year.
Adding Chiron to the retrograde mix, however, brings a new dynamic to work with and shifts his energy to the fore. This is especially true on the day Chiron goes retrograde and the day he directly parks, which occurs on December 19.
The day a planet goes retrograde and then becomes direct again are the days of power to watch, and a time when we can work with its energetic expression with greater ease.
Chiron is not technically a planet but an asteroid that orbits between Saturn and Uranus. Even though Chiron is not a planet, in astrology it is still an important cosmic energy.
Chiron is a centaur, and the myth goes that Chiron was abandoned at birth and left on his own. It was through this wound of abandonment and difficult upbringing that he was able to rise up and transform his wounds into powerful portals of healing.
It was Chiron’s wounds that paved the way for his role as a powerful healer, teacher, medium, and philosopher. This is why Chiron is called the wounded healer.
We all have the same powers as Chiron. Within each of us, we have the ability to take our wounds and sore spots and turn them into a source of power.
Chiron’s position between Saturn and Uranus is also important for understanding the energy he brings.
Saturn is a very ingrained energy, whereas Uranus is considered a higher vibrating planet. Uranus energy can also cause awakenings and the surge of kundalini energy. Chiron can serve as a bridge between these two states of being and is sometimes referred to as the Rainbow Bridge.
The rainbow bridge signifies the connection between one state of consciousness and the next, and this idea is further amplified if we turn to Egyptian astrology.
In ancient Egyptian astrology, Chiron has another name: Anpu or Anubis, the god of the afterlife and lost souls.
Many myths and legends used in Western astrology date back to Egyptian and Babylonian astrology, and Anubis can be considered the counterpart of Chiron.
Much like Chiron, Anubis was abandoned as a child. It is thanks to this painful education that Anubis was also able to rise in the noble profession of guardian of the underworld.
It was Anubis’ job to welcome the new dead to the underworld and guide them in their transition to the afterlife.
It takes a special soul to secure such a position, and without a doubt, it was Anubis’ pain and suffering that enabled him to develop the compassion, discernment and loyalty to accompany souls on such a journey.
A source of power and healing
As Chiron or Anubis travel in retrograde, we are able to go inside our own wounds and think about how we can use them as a source of power and healing.
This energy is not about achieving a state of perfection through healing, but rather bringing recognition and acceptance of our wounds in a way that allows us to access the wisdom they can bring.
Chiron doesn’t want us to heal because that will make us « better ». He wants us to learn to use these wounds as powerful portals of wisdom, knowledge, and power. By extracting this information, we can step into a greater and more complete potential.
This level of healing work is about transcendence, rather than trying to “fix” ourselves to be worthy of it. We are already worthy, regardless of the wounds that dwell within us.
Chiron in Aries
This energy is all the more amplified since Chiron is currently in the sign of the stubborn Aries. With Chiron in Aries, we are even more supported to find the strength, confidence, and courage that can arise when we are faced with our wounds and see them not as pain points but as points of potential.
Chiron in Aries reminds us that it is far more beneficial to allow our wounds to inspire, motivate, and offer strength, rather than seeing them as something that slows us down or makes us inferior in any way. it would be.
We can use this retrograde energy not to coat our wounds, but to recognize that just like Chiron and Anubis, our suffering can very often lead us down the path to our destiny.
Use this retrograde energy to reflect on what your wounds have taught you, how they have shaped you, and what wisdom they may have for you.
Open yourself to the wisdom and potential that your wounds have to offer!