Chiron’s purpose is to restore wholeness—Chiron reconnects things that have been separated or broken apart, in order that they may be mended and ultimately, reintegrated with each other.
Chiron can also mend broken homes, broken reputations, or broken relationships. To do this, Chiron must remind us of the earlier time when the thing got broken, so the healing can happen. The beauty of it is that, if you allow it to happen instead of fighting it, you can come away more integrated, more whole in that area than you’ve ever been before.
Chiron reveals the nature of your “wounding” – those parts of yourself that seem beyond healing.
Because we believe these seemingly broken, weak, or unlovable parts cannot be “fixed”, we tend to avoid them altogether or overcompensate to hide from the pain, fear, and embarrassment. The harsh truth is, we all experience feelings of not fitting in and not being enough.
To embrace the Chiron within you is to embrace your humanity and all its imperfections. It’s also embracing your strong spirit and the wisdom of your heart. Rumi said it best: “The cure for the pain is in the pain.”
As human beings, we all want to belong. We all want to feel accepted. And when our differences stand in the way of that, we can feel like those aspects of ourselves need to be changed to fit our ideal mold. But that difference will always remain. That difference is what makes you unique. And ironically enough, that difference is what will help you find where you belong. Embrace your individuality in all its imperfections, and find that medicine your soul is starved for.
What are your Chiron wounds, based on your zodiac sign? And how can you turn them into medicine?
Aries: Wounds of self-image and confidence; feeling physically weak or unable to fight for yourself; lack of courage; fear of initiating and standing up for yourself; feeling incapable of successfully going after your true desires. Brings healing to the world through courage, strength, assertion, and authenticity.
If there’s anyone who knows how to stand up for themselves it’s you, Aries. Although, what else is missing? Are you being true to your personal needs? What are you trying to portray?
Taurus: Wounds of self-worth and self-love; fear of not having enough money and food (survival); believing you are not enough/not feeling inherently valuable; feeling unable to be self-sufficient; feeling somehow blocked from receiving love and security. Brings healing to the world through stability, comfort, pleasure, and deep self-love.
Are you secretly at war with yourself?
Gemini: Wounds of communication and intelligence; not feeling smart enough or able to figure things out; believing you can’t communicate clearly or be understood; difficulty learning and solving the problem, especially by standard methods. Brings healing to the world through writing, teaching, speaking, and creative thinking.
You’re typically not one to go to war with any of your tribe members. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stand up for yourself, Gemini.
Cancer: Wounds of childhood, family, and belonging; not feeling connected to roots and family; lack of emotional security, feeling a lack of mothering and nurturing (the ability to give or receive it); not trusting life (and people) to care for you. Brings healing to the world through sensitivity, empathy, nurturing, and creating home wherever you go.
You despise the idea of being center of attention. Not because you don’t enjoy the recognition, but because you fear the idea of being criticized. Those days are over, Cancer. Face your fears.
Leo: Wounds of the heart and self-expression; not feeling special; feeling unable or not brave enough to shine and show yourself to the world; believing you’re not creative or that your “show” is not worthy of praise; feeling unlovable and unseen. Brings healing to the world through play, creative expression, heartfelt love and attention, and passion for life.
Your pride is one of the many reasons you glow, but it can also be your worst enemy. That said, do yourself a favor, and quit being so stubborn. Otherwise, you’re in for quite the challenge.
Virgo: Wounds of health, work, and imperfection; feeling unwell or symptomatic, but unable to cure the body; never feeling like things are cleaned up enough; feeling guilty for not doing and being better; not feeling useful or able to make things better. Brings healing to the world through physical healing, the fine details, process improvement, and humble service.
You’re the closest thing to perfection, but unfortunately, there’s no such thing. Don’t repress your fears or vulnerabilities anymore, Virgo. You’re growing and evolving, too.
Libra: Wounds of relationship, commitment, and harmony; believing you are unable to find or keep a true partner; feeling unable to commit or make decisions; feeling out of balance and not able to find the middle road; peace doesn’t seem possible. Brings healing to the world through cooperation, beauty, symmetry, and partnership.
Depending on the others for validation, and companionship, is effective to a certain extent, but it’s not going to last forever, Libra. Face your fears, and find the will to depend on just yourself.
Scorpio: Wounds of vulnerability, power, and emotional and sexual intimacy; feeling unable to trust anyone; fear of abandonment and betrayal; believing that relationships always end up as trauma and drama, believing your shadow is too dark. Brings healing to the world through psychological exploration, confronting fears and limits, and the power of transformation.
Are you afraid to get yourself and your life organized?
Sagittarius: Wounds of beliefs, truth, and intuition; feeling unable to trust your own wisdom or that it’s not credible; feeling something’s wrong with your truth and view of life; lack of confidence in your natural self and own internal compass. Brings healing through confidence, positivity, adventure, and seeing the big picture.
You’re a fiery being, sparkling with joy, hope, and optimism. So, why not share that with the rest of the world, Sagittarius? You deserve to be center of attention, too, you know.
Capricorn: Wounds of authority, accomplishment, and control; feeling unable to take charge of your own life; believing you aren’t powerful or capable enough to reach your goals; believing that no one respects you and that you won’t amount to much. Brings healing through leadership, accountability, productivity, and mature wisdom.
You prefer thinking practically rather than emotionally, but sometimes we are given no choice. Despite your independent and career-driven personality, you can’t forget where you came from, Capricorn.
Aquarius: Wounds of individuality and alienation; feeling like you’re on the wrong planet; believing you’re alone, even while surrounded by others; feeling like there’s something wrong with your differences and that you’ll always be on the outside looking in. Brings healing through active community, innovation, celebrating diversity, and pushing the envelope.
You love to emotionally detach, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t speak your truth, Aquarius. Your local community needs you, so stop being so afraid of connections.
Pisces: Wounds of faith, spirituality, and acceptance; feeling like there’s no hope and nothing greater to believe in; not believing you are unconditionally loved and united with Everything; feeling a loss of faith in humanity and in a vision for the future. Brings healing through compassion, helping others, inspiration, and imagination.
It’s time you own your self-worth, and reward yourself every once in a while.