Chariklo: The Asteroid of Spirit Medicine

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Chariklo is the largest known asteroid in our solar system. It sits between Saturn and Uranus and is one of the only asteroids that have rings.

The night Chariklo was discovered was an auspicious one. She was spotted under the Aquarius Sun on February 15, 1997, and together with four other planets and the Moon, she created a perfect six-pointed star in our night sky. Such a remarkable alignment at the time of her discovery indicates a magic to her energy.

Chariklo’s discovery as part of this six-pointed star indicates an energy of creation, miracles, divination, protection, and destiny.

Chariklo is considered a celestial body of grace, healing, and compassion. Her energy is pure and gentle, and a reminder of the loving-kindness that lives within us all.

Buried deep in our bones, we want to help others; we want to support and lift up others. Buried within each and every one of us, we want to make other people’s dreams come true, and it is Chariklo’s energy that can help us awaken to this.

In mythology, Chariklo was believed to be a shapeshifter. She could morph between a centaur and a water nymph. She was also considered a Shaman and worked closely alongside Vesta, the Goddess of hearth and fire, and Athena, the Goddess of wisdom, protection, and strength.

Chariklo was also believed to be the wife of the centaur Chrion, which is another asteroid that is used in astrology. Chiron is also a natural healer and represents taking our wounds and turning them into portals of strength.

Together Chiron and Chariklo represent the healing qualities of the divine feminine and the divine masculine. These qualities are not about gender, they are instead, energetic expressions that when in balance, can bring a sense of harmony and unity to our mind, body, and soul.

Chariklo’s soft and kind-hearted healing nature also carries a power. Her vibration inspires us to look beyond what we can see into the realm of the unknown. She is a mystic and intuitive that can conjure the energies of spirits wiser and more powerful than us, she is also a guide to many who venture into the realm of the unseen world.

Chariklo’s presence often shows up during spiritual awakenings, especially those that arise from being faced with a disease or illness. Her shaman-like nature gives us the power to call on higher spirits for healing and to guide us to the right teachers and medicines that we may need.

We can call on her energy to assist us in finding the right healing tonics and tinctures, or to channel wisdom that will help assist in our healing journey.

We can charge crystals in her name and lay them on parts of our body that are feeling sore, tender, or weak.

Chariklo enters Aquarius 2021-2028

Chariklo has been strong in our cosmic skies all through 2020, however in 2021, she starts a new journey, entering the sign of Aquarius for the first time since she was discovered.

As Chariklo is so newly discovered, it remains to be seen what energies she will bring as she journeys through the sign of the water bearer.

Due to her healing nature, we are likely to see themes of spiritual awakening through facing a healing crisis of some kind.

On a global level, we have already seen the pandemic act as a catalyst for spiritual awakening, and we may continue to see this theme flourish as she enters the sign of Aquarius.

As the shaman asteroid, Chariklo uses her soft, patient, energy to help guide us into higher realms of understanding and wisdom. Her energy is never forceful and is definitely not something we can control.

Think of this energy as a wave; you have to learn to surf with it, rather than fight against it. Once we can align our rhythms with hers, we can experience the gifts of healing that she has to offer.

Chariklo strong in our celestial skies can also awaken the inner shaman, and inspire us to connect with our own healing abilities.

Here are some dates to watch for Chariklo’s energy in 2021:

  • January 27, 2021- Chariklo enters Aquarius
  • May 8, 2021- Chariklo goes Retrograde
  • September 6, 2021- Retrograde Chariklo re-enters Capricorn
  • October 9, 2021- Chariklo Direct
  • November 12, 2021- Chariko re-enters Aquarius

Tracking the Cycle of Chariklo

Chariklo takes approximately 62-63 years to return to the spot it was in at the time of your birth. This means that at this age, we feel the energy of Chariklo the strongest.

We can map our journey with Chariklo by joining the dots that occur in our lives around the age of 16-17, 31-32, and 62-63. These are all pivotal ages during the first cycle of Chariklo.

It is around these ages we may feel called to undertake a healing journey, or to delve into the spirit world. We may also find ourselves reaching a new level of grace, ease, and compassion, not just for others but also for ourselves.

Want to find where Chariklo was at the time of your birth?

Here’s a guide to get you started-

If you have Chariklo in a strong position in your chart (near your ascendant, descendant, midhaven, or nadir, or if it’s conjunct the Sun, Moon or your Lunar Nodes), you may find yourself called to step into a role as a healer or to delve into the spirit world to realms unknown.

  1. Go to Astro.com and visit their extended chart selection
  2. Enter your birth details and click continue
  3. On the next page, go down to “Additional Objects”
  4. In the manual entry box enter 10199 (or just search for Chariklo)
  5. Click “click here to show the chart”
  6. Chariklo will appear as “Chari” on your chart

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About the author

Tanaaz

Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.