I rarely speak of the comet, Chiron, but Chiron came back to its shadow position on March 24, just a few days ago. Shadow position is a term used for when a planetary body returns to its retrograde position after being retrograde, going direct, and then returning to the original retrograde position. Chiron, retrograde started on June 27, 2016, just about the time of the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom. Chiron has now returned to that spot at 25º Pisces 15′. So what does that mean? Since Chiron often relates to mental as well as physical health, its return suggests added strength along with more refined skills for correcting physical as well as mental and even, sometimes, financial challenges. The discipline to continue in that mode is supported by the hard angle to Saturn, which rules discipline and responsibility. Since Chiron has only one more year in the sign of Pisces (it began in 2012 and ends in 2018), the nearer to the end of a cycle, the nearer to resolutions for areas revolving around the unconscious habits that drive us and the ability to get clarification on how to prioritize those things needing to end.
Chiron was a centaur, half man, half horse and half mortal and half god. Because his father was a god, he wasn’t in the same class as the lowly centaurs, because he had the intelligence and wisdom of a higher being. What resulted is that he really didn’t fit in anywhere. Abandoned by his mother and father, he raised himself, but, ultimately, came out into the world to teach and share the experiences developed in those many years in the cave where he also discovered the use of herbs. The name Chiron, is the prefix used in the word, Chiropractor and Chiron is often associated with healing using one’s hands as well as working with herbal remedies. Returning to his shadow position offers opportunities to combine old and new, out of the box, ideas, since he was one who walked his own path. Where, in your life, can you walk a new path that combines the positive of the older more conservative ways with new solutions that bridge the gap between the old and the new?
The fact that organic food has a stake in main stream commerce, the eat and grow local food movement is found in homes and restaurants, and the humane meat movement shot forward over the last few years, are all indicators of Chiron’s influence of the last few years as it passes through Pisces, the toxic waste management sign of the zodiac. Everything must filter through that sign before it is born anew, because it is the last sign of the zodiac.
Awareness of what harms versus lifts the body for a healthier response to living may be the result of Chiron’s return to Pisces over the course of the last few years since 1960 to 1970 the last time it was in Pisces. As any planet or planetary body finishes up its last year we often see its growing influence. In the 1960s Rachel Carson wrote her groundbreaking book, “Silent Spring”, which was about pesticides and how it affected our environment. Now that along with other issues like global warming and climate change are part of the continuing cycle.
Since Pisces is the part of the zodiac that deals with the integration of the psyche — joining both the conscious and unconscious mind, listening to intuition and paying attention to the ‘red flags’ that are our intuition, the ability to make better decisions regarding past confusion and chaos is there. With Saturn holding Chiron at bay through the end of the year, those decisions may seem harsher, but are really the result of not setting boundaries earlier in the cycle when it began in 2012. This next year is about making it better for everyone with a few little hiccups along the way.
Highlight for this Week: Jupiter is in a last quarter square to Pluto. Tensions run high during this cycle. There is a need to change, but without enough information. The key is to not over react, but stay consistent. Overextending oneself is often an aspect of this cycle. Caution in the markets is suggested.