Chiron: Where Our Ethical Standards Are Tested

Originally Posted on July 7, 2011

Much has been written by many great astrologers about Chiron. He is known as the wounded healer and was discovered on November 1, 1977 in between Saturn and Uranus in the Sky and contains the attributes of both a comet and an asteroid. This theme of half one thing and half another and being different runs throughout his mythic story.

Chiron was a Centaur. Half man and half horse Although centaurs had a human side they were not very civil. They were an unruly lot. Rejected by his natural parents Chiron was fostered by the Sun God Apollo who taught him many advanced skills: music, art and prophecy. This rejection and abandonment was only a part of Chiron’s wounds. The part of being a different outsider, half asteroid, half comet, half man, half horse, half God, half human and very different from the rest of the centaurs.

Chiron was known as the guide to the Gods in their spiritual initiations. Also as a great healer. Here in these two paths lies the rest of the reason for his wound and suffering We know the source of his wound was a lethal poison tipped arrow. But being half immortal from his father the God Saturn he could not die only suffer.

The real crux of the matter is that Chiron himself created this poison going against all his moral and ethical standards as a healer and spiritual guide. .The irony is that he was wounded by his own creation.

The placement of Chiron in our charts represents this dilemma in our lives. It seems to say that if we go against our highest ethics here we are open to wounding ourselves. Also if there is a problem happening here it is always because of our own actions. When the rubber band snaps and the Karmic Retribution appears we have no one to blame but ourselves and our own behavior or choices.

Staying on the high road where Chiron falls in our charts is the only answer. It is the place where we cannot cheat, even a little or our own poison arrow comes back to zap us. We can never comporomise our ethical standards where Chiron is placed in our charts.. Finding out the sign house andd aspects Chiron is making in your chart can help to keep you from your own poison arrows!

Contact Julie Kelly to find out where Chiron is in your chart.