Chiron goes retrograde in Pisces on June 27 to November 30, 2016. Chiron is not actually a planet, but an asteroid/comet. It rules spirituality. Chiron is also complicated energy. It symbolizes the scars we carry with us when we live a mundane everyday reality that is far removed from our purpose. On the other hand, it symbolizes our journey to recovery from the wounds we have suffered from straying from our divine path. Ultimately, Chiron teaches us to balance our physical existence with our simultaneous metaphysical existence which includes our awareness, intuition, and choices we make.
Chiron is representative of the awakening experience related to the suffering and darkness that we must first have to endure before we can experience the light and goodness that comes from the shadow side.
In mythology, the centaur Chiron sustained a wound that never healed and he was said to have suffered unceasingly from it. And yet, it was this suffering that drove him to search for relief, and that search brought him the knowledge, wisdom and experience that expanded his knowledge about healing. This enabled him to counsel, teach and heal others, earning himself the label of the Wounded Healer.
Often times when we have suffered a wound, which may be physical, psychological, emotional, or spiritual, a part of that wound always remains a part of us. Time does heal all wounds, but the scar always remains, in fact is makes us who we are, and shapes our life experiences. Look to see where Chiron is in your natal chart, note the house and sign. This will show you the area in your life in which you have suffered and the area which offers you the greatest opportunity for healing.
Pisces is often known as the most compassionate sign of the zodiac and Pisces typically will use their extreme empathy to help anyone in distress, as long as they don’t neglect their own needs.
There is a danger when Chiron and Pisces come together. Chiron views suffering as a necessary part of life and Pisces views suffering as a way to help others. Coupled together, this energy may make you want to idealize suffering, and use it for attention or manipulation of others. On the other side, this noble idea of suffering is inspiring, as you have something to strive for.
Chiron in Pisces is all about connections. The Chiron wound we each have makes us feel different. Pisces’s shadow side includes disconnection. Chiron in Pisces will emphasize the longing for connection.
This retrograde period will be the time to reflect upon our scars and feelings we’d rather not deal with. Those our parts of our being too, and we can’t leave them scattered in our consciousness, blocking our energy. You must reclaim those fragments of your soul as they are those diamonds of wisdom that are essential to your evolution as a being of light. When we don’t acknowledge our pain, we cannot connect.
In astrology, Chiron is represented as the key. I like to think of Chiron as a skeleton key, unlocking the doors to your being. So take this skeleton key during our 5 month retrograde period and let the divine light burst through the doors that have been sealed shut with pain, and experience some profound healing.
Your wounds are not your weaknesses but your strengths
Being vulnerable is the only way to connect with others
Be honest about what you feel, even if it makes you vulnerable
Fear of any kind is only fear of rejection
…….Isn’t the Dolce & Gabbana key necklace adorable?