Chiron is an asteroid known as the wounded healer. In astrology, it represents your deepest wound, your seed of spiritual transformation, and the alchemist of your life.
Whenever Chiron is active in your birth chart or in the cosmic skies, it often activates these wounds, guiding us to channel them into portals of self-empowerment and healing.
It is important to understand that the wounds Chiron represents are not ones that can necessarily be “fixed” rather, they are the wounds that shape us, mold us, and fashion us into who we are meant to be.
These wounds represent deep soul lessons that we have either inherited through previous lifetimes or that we have chosen to take on in this lifetime for a number of reasons.
Very often, when we acknowledge and care for our Chiron wounds, they become beacons of wisdom and strength, not just for ourselves but for others.
Chiron as the “wounded healer” reminds us that we all have wounds, but our power lies in allowing them to activate the inner healer within, which is intuitive, compassionate, wise, and a teacher to others.
Chiron energy is always beautiful to work with, but there are certain power days of the year where we can tap into its energy the most. This is when it stations retrograde, stations direct, changes signs, conjuncts the Sun, Moon, or another planet, or when it is active in our own birth charts.
Here is a ritual you can try whenever you want to work with the healing energies of Chiron-
This ritual works best in the shower, bath, or ocean.
1.) Close your eyes, stand under running water/in the bath/ocean and allow yourself to really feel the sensation of the water on your body. Really drop in to the feeling and allow yourself to notice and observe every sensation. Become super present and try to concentrate on how your body feels.
2.) Take 10 deep breaths here, allowing yourself to completely relax and become present with this moment.
3.) With eyes closed, take your attention to an area of concern. For example, you may have a bad knee or a sore shoulder. Choose one area and take your attention there. If you want to work on an emotional issue, think about where you are holding this emotional tension, usually we store it in our heart, throat, or stomach area. Really allow yourself to feel into it. If there is any pain felt, try to breathe through it. Allow yourself to feel it all, and then direct this question to that area of your body- “What do you want me to know?”
4.) After you ask the question, you may get an immediate response or intuitive feeling. Your response may be a word, a vision, a picture, or just a sensation. Trust whatever arises for you.
5.) After you have received your message, you can take this practice further by either journaling about your response or trying this meditation. You can also direct this question to different areas of your body that may be troubling you.
By feeling into your body on a regular basis and becoming aware of what messages it’s communicating to you, it allows you to take charge of your health and wellbeing.
When you tune into your body and treat it with loving kindness, it is amazing how much your life can improve.