Twenty-seven years of age.
Progression analysis delivered by Bradley Naragon, Evolutionary Astrologer. Private correspondence. If he wishes me to remove this, I shall, but I consider it free advertisement for him. He’s excellent. Based in Olympia, Washington. Edited for clarity.
Chiron was the first of the ‘centaurs’ to be discovered in our solar system.
I get such a kick out of how astronomers, who disregard the validity of astrology without deliberation and careful examination, happen to be the naming body for objects discovered in our solar system. Why did they name this one Chiron and begin to name these bodies which primarily orbit between Saturn and Neptune in irregular orbits as centaurs?
I do know that they are classified as centaurs because scientists believe that they did not originate in our solar system; they have traveled from other parts of the galaxy and our visitors. And perhaps they will stay or travel on again. We don’t really know.
Chiron, as a centaur, has three primary stages in his life. There was the original injury-wound. Then, he self-healed. Re-emerging, he became a teacher to others on the wisdom of the cosmos, life, and healing.
When I approach Chiron in the birth chart I consider that within this symbol by house sign and aspect there lies deep wounds of the past and also the ‘recipe’ for healing.
Chironic healing, in this regard, embraces the concept which homeopathy works. Taking in the thing that causes harm can be the medicine one needs. Or, the poison is the antidote.
Paramahamsa Yogananda often talked about being much more appreciative of a scathing letter than a pile of flattery. For the former was a gift to learn and grow so much more, while flattery is at best a nice compliment, and at worst leads further into ego inflation. It is interesting in India how compliments are commonly withheld to those who are performing with excellence, while when one has floundered miserably, you are more likely to draw out compliments.
Anyway, Chiron is always both the wound and the healing.
Further information about the nature of the wounds and the healing path are revealed when we look at the planet which ‘rules’ Chiron.
For example, you have Chiron in Cancer in the 9th house. This would speak to a wound – emotional wounding wrapped up in insecurity around how you interpret and give meaning to the ‘clues’ of life that you witness around you every day.
This is ruled by your Moon. (Chiron in Cancer) The Moon also being in Cancer in the 9th house. This Moon speaks to you in this lifetime evolving an egocentric identity wherein you are secure entirely from within yourself about your own believes, interpretation of reality – all of which accumulates into your personally embraced ‘paradigm’ and path in life.
Now, when I began to look at your chart and think about your mother, I went directly to the ruler of your 4th house. Because Capricorn is on the cusp of your 4th house, immediately we go to Saturn in Capricorn in the 3rd house which is in a full phase opposition to Chiron in Cancer in the 9th.
The evolutionary intention of this symbol is for you to be secure (4th) in your own authority (Capricorn) of what you observe within your immediate environment (3rd) as reality and conditions present (Saturn in 3rd) and then form your own interpretation of what these facts add up to actually mean.
Enter Chiron in Cancer in the 9th house. So now, in the Evolutionary Astrology paradigm, we come to ask, why? Why would your soul choose to reincarnate with this mother in this lifetime? According to these symbols, this relationship would be an evolutionary catalyst which would allow you to come into your own authority regarding what you witness and the deeper meaning you come to understand by putting together these pieces.
The wound, as we can see, ties to issues of honesty and dishonesty linked to insecurities and lack of trust. (Moon and Chiron in Cancer in the 9th.)
Why would someone bend the truth and lie? Because they are insecure – that is what these symbols say.
So, the deeper meaning of this is calling you to be completely honest with yourself and trust yourself. What is the greatest thing one can overcome to learn this lesson? A dishonest mother who controls the environment, conversation, and available information (Saturn Cap 3rd as ruler of 4th) which undermines your own conclusions.
(In opposition to Chiron – a wound linked to your sense of security in what you understand; understanding is the 9th house.)
So, the medicine is in the wound from this point of view, as painful as that can be.
Add into this that Saturn is conjunct Neptune and we can see the symbolism of deception connected to information provided and/or withheld. Thus, in this symbol we have the depth of disillusionment which the truth emerging has led to.
How many times in your life have the words of your mother, spoken with parental authority (words – 3rd house; parental authority – Saturn Capricorn) actually been a smoke screen (Neptune) which has led you to relive an older past life wound (Chiron) of doubting your understanding and interpretation of what you not only observe but could actually prove with logic and reason? (Saturn in Capricorn in the 3rd is connected to deductive logical problem solving, scientific in nature.)
He could not have nailed it any more perfectly.