Chiron in the Houses



Chiron is an important part of our chart when embarking on a healing journey. It is the bridge between the personal planets and the outer planets, showing us the way to healing and the transcendence of personal pain. Once moving past the personal planets, if we wish to make a journey into the spiritual world, we must first appease Chiron.

He is the gatekeeper to our deepest wounds.

Chiron guards deep wounds to prevent them from bubbling up into consciousness before you are ready to face them.

It takes a certain level of awareness in order to work with Chiron, and if one battles what’s behind the gate without being fully prepared, more wounding can occur. All is done in perfect timing, and this trust in divine timing is important to uphold. Chiron needs to be consciously worked on. Issues bubbling up from the wound will affect an individual until the wound is dealt with in a dedicated manner. Making the pilgrimage into the domain of Chiron is often long and strenuous, but it helps us see the deepest parts of ourselves and where our insecurities, traumas, and pain stem from and how they are manifested in our lives. It allows understanding, and in turn, healing. This will help you become more compassionate toward others and their pain, spreading compassion for yourself and the rest of the world. Every step you take toward self-healing is something to be celebrated. Chiron welcomes you with open arms.

Where Chiron is in your chart shows us where we will approach our deepest insecurities and pain.

It is where our deepest wound resides. The aspects that Chiron makes should only include major aspects to personal planets. This means the following aspects should be recognized:

  • Conjunction
  • Opposition
  • Trine
  • Square
  • Tight-orbed Quincunxes

Astrologers use a variety of orbs for Chiron but I often use an orb of 4 degrees. Some astrologers use up to 6 degrees (and I have seen these manifestations in charts I’ve worked with).

Chiron in the 1st House

This shows your deepest wound residing in your sense of self. You may neglect your own personality or self-interests in order to appease others. You are a fighter for those who are less fortunate and give wonderful advice to others who seek your counsel. Helping others help themselves and find their true potential is your strong point. Your weak point is doing the same for yourself. You may have trouble defining yourself and finding meaning in your life. You often neglect yourself or feel unworthy. The lesson you need to learn is self-love and self-respect. Let yourself do what you love and take your own advice as if you were giving this same advice to someone you love. Build up your personality, don’t limit yourself or feel selfish about it, you must learn to accept yourself as a unique individual with personal power in order to transcend.

Chiron in the 2nd House 

This shows your deepest wound residing in your sense of self-worth. You may have trouble seeing the worth in your own being without having something to offer. This placement usually shows disappointment in one’s self when having financial difficulties. It can give an exaggerated need for material assets. When you are well equipped materially, you will likely still not be happy until you find worth in your spirit and own being rather than what you own. You are not your possessions, your worth is not what you have to physically offer others. You can see the worth in others who aren’t well off and can be very helpful in helping them see the positive sides to themselves that exclude the material, but when it comes to yourself, you are not as kind. This placement shows a need for finding things of value inside yourself rather than outside. When you truly find your personal worth you will be able to transcend your deepest wound.

Chiron in the 3rd House

This shows your deepest wound residing in communication. This could mean constant feelings of being misunderstood or not being listened to. It can also show unintentional or intentional insults in childhood that have left you with low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy. Some with this placement feel that they cannot express what they truly feel, either because they don’t know how to put it into words or they feel they won’t be taken seriously. Some say that difficulties with siblings can occur with this placement. You are an advocate for those who are not heard. You can easily speak up for others who are being bullied or put down, but you have trouble doing the same for yourself. The goal of Chiron here is to show you that your words are important and you are worthy of attention. You can admit your mistakes and praise your accomplishments without feeling guilty. Realizing your divine being can help you gain confidence in yourself. When you learn to speak without the need to be heard, and you learn to know that simple expression is valid and important, you will have healed your deepest wound.

Chiron in the 4th House

This shows your deepest wound residing in your family life. It can predict a difficult childhood, confinement to home, being cast out, or even having a disabled parent that was in need of your constant attention. This can manifest in many ways but the important factor is that you must learn to separate yourself from your past and not let the chains hold you down. This is a hard placement to dig into because the 4th house shows the deepest part of your soul. Chiron nestles far down and is almost invisible. Being objective in approaching the past is necessary to get anywhere with this placement. Forgiving the past is needed. Forgiving yourself and those who made you feel the way you felt is needed. You have a strong sense of empathy for others and a desire inside you to nurture those who feel displaced. You must learn how to nurture yourself the same way. Once you forgive the past, learn to allow self-nurturing, and open yourself up to world without fear of getting hurt, you can transcend the pain.

Chiron in the 5th House

This shows your deepest wound residing in your creative expression. Creative expression does not just mean art or music related endeavors but also experiencing joy from everyday things that make you happy. Quick relationships and children are ruled by this house, as well as recreational sex. You may have been held back from being able to do what you wanted to do and therefore feel restricted. You must learn that doing purely for pleasure is absolutely okay and crucial to your happiness. You do not have to be so serious all the time and can afford to relax every once in awhile. This is a placement that needs to abide by the advice ‘take time to smell the flowers.’ You can easily help others branch out and express themselves and know what they need in order to feel joy, but when it comes to you personally, you feel you can’t let yourself do that. Free yourself, express yourself, laugh and smile, and enjoy your life for the simple fact of being alive! This will bring you healing.

Chiron in the 6th House

This shows your deepest wound residing in daily needs and health. You may be preoccupied with your own health and possibly even be a hypochondriac. You worry incessantly yet don’t do much to remedy it. Routine is difficult for you and you prefer to do things of your own accord, but you can easily tell others how to organize their own lives and keep up with healthy habits. On the flip side, you may be too obsessed with keeping up with your own routine and become quite inflexible in the ways you work. You may wish you could relieve yourself of all the strict rules you place on yourself but feel you cannot risk it. This placement can show health problems early on in life, or even throughout life; this can stem from or lead to your worried state of mind. It can also lead to possible eating disorders and obsession with weight and health. The goal here is to allow yourself some freedom. It is to accept the way you are and make only necessary boundaries for yourself and leave the rest up to your whims. If you deny routine, try adding a little structure to your life here and there, and you might find yourself benefiting from it. Relaxation, essentially, is the key word. Physical wounding doesn’t need to add to emotional wounding. Free yourself from worry and RELAX.

Chiron in the 7th House

This shows your deepest wound residing in close relationships. It can physically manifest through parental divorces or the parents having a rough relationship. It can also show lack of closeness with the parents while growing up. In turn, this can lead the native toward uneasy feelings regarding relationships. You may feel unwanted or rejected by those you wish to form close partnerships with and therefore avoid them all together. With this being so, you have great insight into relationships and can easily detect problems in others’ relationships and show them how to remedy them. For yourself though, you may feel blinded or cursed. You fear being abandoned. You might often attract those who have wounds you desire to heal. It’s likely you attract or have attracted those who use you for your empathy. You need loyalty and commitment in a relationship, and confidence in those, in order to be happy. But the key to truly being happy, despite the outside factors, is to get over the fear of rejection and seek out healthy relationships rather than ones you think you can change. You can do this by learning how to be alone. You must cure this Chiron placement by kneeling to it, and in this case, that is kneeling to yourself and coming to an understanding that you are all you need.

Chiron in the 8th House

This shows your deepest wound residing in resources, deep connection, death, and sex. There are many different ways this placement can express itself. Materially, it can manifest through dependence on others or others depending on you too much. Physically, it can manifest through difficulties in feeling fulfilled sexually, yet being able to fulfill partners easily. Emotionally, it can manifest in great sorrow regarding death;  possibly having deaths in your early childhood or having those close to you die. You may be able to console those who are feeling sorrow, but are unable to console yourself. The important thing to remember is to respect yourself, accept the cycles of life, and let go. You can heal each of these wounds by being honest and upfront. You must learn to share your emotions in order to transcend them. You know transformation lurks behind disaster better than anyone. Clear the soot. Embrace the change.

Chiron in the 9th House

 This shows your deepest wound residing in expansion. This can be physically, meaning travel, or mentally, meaning philosophically. You may go through a transformation of beliefs at least once in your life and it can be very prominent and life-changing. You are a life-long learner and strong advocate of constant learning, yet you may stress yourself out in trying to do just that. You are a great teacher, but if you don’t allow your mind to expand and see other sides to things, you can be arrogant and unwavering. You put a lot of stress on yourself to follow what you currently believe, yet allow others to be flexible in their approaches and offer up multiple ways of doing things. You enjoy helping others expand, yet you are afraid to yourself. It’s important to continue to expand your mind, and you can do that through travel, study, and listening to others. To heal this wound, you must let the truth shine through rather than holding convictions that you’ve grown out of as well as DO what you feel your soul is pulling you toward. Everything is a learning experience after all.

Chiron in the 10th House

 This shows your deepest wound residing in reputation. This is an easy explanation, but not so easy in practice. You desire to be recognized and admired. You want to be seen as accomplished and respected. It may be difficult for you to find worth in yourself unless others see worth in you. You want a tangible reason behind worth. On another side, you may feel that what you do always caters to others rather than yourself. You may be scared to succeed because of the fear of failure. In any of these cases, fear is the backdrop. You want to succeed because you fear rejection. You are scared to try and succeed because you fear ridicule. You fear your current career because you’re always neglecting your own needs and the further you go the more you neglect yourself. This can all be remedied by acceptance and coming to terms with who you truly are what you want. Ask yourself who you are and what will make you happy and go after that. Don’t do things to appease other people, do them to make yourself happy, whether that is being super successful or sitting in the middle of a daisy field writing music. Heal yourself by accepting yourself. Happiness and bliss is true success.

Chiron in the 11th House

 This shows your deepest wound residing in friendship and hopes. You may often feel rejected by others and this can lead you to be quite lonely. You are unique and you know that you don’t fit in with the normal crowd, so instead, you seek out those that have similar points of view in order to not be rejected anymore. You can easily help others fit in somewhere, but you find it difficult to fit yourself in with others. It’s important to recognize that we are all divine beings, interconnected, and that we belong everywhere — not just with those who are of like mind. You may feel lonely and a little bitter because of this and reject anyone that doesn’t fit into your description of ‘friend’ because you fear the connection not working out. Learn to make connections without preconceived notions of how it’s going to go and remember that ‘everyone you meet is your guru.’ You have something to gain from everyone just as everyone has something to gain by coming into contact with you.

Chiron in the 12th House

This shows your deepest wound residing in your unconscious. Any placement in the 12th house is a very spiritual one, and those not on a spiritual path will feel 12th house energy in a ‘negative’ way because it is relentless in sending lessons until we learn them. This placement shows that you have difficulty opening yourself up to others, yet are extremely empathetic and desire to help those in need. You might encourage others to share their problems so you can help. You may be fiercely private and have psychic abilities. You may reject these abilities and deny them to much frustration. Chiron in the 12th will keep throwing circumstances your way in order to teach you lessons in acceptance and seeing the bigger picture. One may feel plagued, but the plague shall end when one simply accepts and trusts the process. Accept yourself, accept others, explore your own spirituality, find a path that suits you and walk it. Compassion is the necessity behind this house, and that means for yourself as well as for others.


33 thoughts on “Chiron in the Houses

  1. I found your article very useful. Also, I would like to add that, in astrology, Chiron symbolizes the relationship between the mortal, instinctual, vulnerable animal body and the human intellect and spirit; therefore could be seen as symbol of the relationship between body and mind.
    However, in order to understand the influence of Chiron in the natal chart, it’s absolutely necessary to understand symbolically the Saturn influence. This because, in Greek Mythology Chiron was a centaur, son of Chronos (Saturn). Therefore, the roots of what cause us the inner pain, separation, will be very important to study. In other words, Saturn did not bring sufferance at all, if all the duties will be respected in time, and if there is a discipline inside of the cycle.

    1. I completely agree with you! There is so much to Chiron, and the relationships you mentioned is definitely part of it. That’s another whole subject, I should write about that too, for it’s very interesting. Saturn is a struggle, I feel, but I also agree that it’s not a ‘struggle’ if it’s dealt with properly. It just ends up that way. Hard lesson for humans to grasp 🙂 Thanks for writing in!

  2. TheWoundsMadeMeTough

    So true about Chiron in 3rd House. I often feel like nobody undestand me and sometimes I feel like even if I explain, nobody gets it. And it’s also true about having problem with one of the siblings. Yeah, I can’t get along with my brother that much.

    All the description above are so right on the dot.

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  4. Colleen

    I found the chiron very interesting & it sure resonated in
    My chart with trsgic death of my parents at 23. I was always afraid of death before & after that. Fear that those that I loved would be taken from me. & were.
    Your insights were very helpful, even at this juncture of my life. Thank you.

    1. I am so deeply sorry to hear that. Chiron is not an easy teacher. I am glad that my insights have proved helpful and if you would like to discuss anything further feel free to write in. Much healing to you<3

  5. Mandy

    Absolutely brilliant ,it hit the nail on the head with the 10th house, I am 41 soon and have noticed this issue of wanting to be someone of good reputation and also at work I struggled with co-workers , thanks so much

  6. Surya

    I am tapering off from my Chiron return. It’s still very strong. Interestingly enough the comments here inspired me to share that I happen to have both Saturn (2degrees)& Chiron (15 degrees) in Pisces living together in my 5th house. I have creative ideas and gifts that stream constantly, so much I can’t even keep,up with them. I feel handicapped by this because it becomes a curse when I can’t seem to birth them or sustain them. I can write a book on Saturn & Chiron. I also have my 12th house with Mars occupying Neptune’s home. How do I find lasting earthly comfort and safety in a world that is spiritually immature? I suspect my abundant Earth planets are meant to help me. I am so ready to become best friends with this life long handicap. Thank you for sharing Vesta.

      1. Hey love! I blog every once in awhile, a long while I suppose, but I do not have a book. At some point in my life I’d like to write one, but I know I have to be patient and hone my skills before that happens. Saturn in the 3rd and all that :p Love and light to you and I truly appreciate the support. It means a lot to me.

  7. DividingGod

    My parents divorced when I was 3. My mother remarried three years later. My biological father committed suicide when I was 8. My stepfather physically and verbally abused me for over a decade. And, my parents and family members rejected me for being gay. Guess which house my Chiron is in? If you guessed 7, you are correct. Very well-written post. Thank you.

  8. Jessica

    Chiron in the 11th house here.

    I have read many descriptions on Chiron in the signs and houses and also checked the aspects(really studying it), and it’s not just your description that I can’t identify with at all – it’s all of them. Just in case, I even asked friends and family if they could see any truth to it(they know they can be brutally honest with me,) but they agreed that it had nothing to do with my personality. I seldom feel lonely. I make friends easily. I have no problem keeping my friends. I am seldom rejected. I actually feel very lucky in that way. I seldom get my hopes shattered. I have issues for sure, but not those.

    I even have close squares to both my sun and my moon to Chiron(Chiron even finalizing two grand crosses in my chart), and I still don’t notice even a trace of influence thereof. In all fairness, the Chiron – sun/moon squares may be drowned in close Pluto squares to those planets, but still. Saturn is my third ranking planet according to Pullen and I’m a Capricorn, so I do have a close relationship with Saturn. I even like Saturn – it keeps me on my toes.:)

    Chiron in the other charts I have studied don’t seem to be very accurate either – what could have fitted the Chiron placements in their personalities have always been explainable by other placements. I just don’t get Chiron. It’s definitely one part of astrology that makes absolutely no sense to me.

    1. I also like Saturn! And it’s true that not all interpretations will apply to you, it’s just the likely way the energy comes out, but it is by no means predictive. Chiron can sometimes not come out until later in life or hide behind other influences, but it can also be transcended and healed! It’s possible you had no problem with your wounded healer, and for that you are blessed. Glad to hear you have good friendships and positive experiences with others. That is a blessing:)

  9. Thasugarshock

    Thank you for your insight. I’m a budding astrologer and I find myself getting frustrated with texts and other astrologers that decide to pick and choose which celestial bodies are “more significant” than others. I agree that Chiron is an important part of a natal chart and necessary for ones personal growth. Much Respect to you. Thank you!

  10. Anselm

    My 13-year-old son has Chiron in Sagittarius in the 11th house (I use 12-sign Sidereal/Whole signs) and this describes precisely what he’s been experiencing so far in grade 8. After he read it and gave me a ‘how’s this possible look’, I explained that life is like this. The struggles that he is, and will be going through, like the struggles of a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, are essential to make him/it stronger faster so that he will be able to accomplish his purpose in this life and the butterfly will be able to fly. He said this explanation helped him see his school situation in a different light. So thank you, and your source(s) for this description of Chiron in the 11th house.

  11. Just found your link after searchign for chiron in country charts and seems very fitting alongwith my own. Have only read Melanie Reinhardt CHiorn bookto date but this is a great additonla insight . Thanks you

  12. steffi

    I thought this article was great! It really hit home for me, but what is the signifigance of the 4th house of chiron and virgo is my sign there?

    1. Hey love, thank you! Chiron in the fourth shows a deep wounding likely in childhood that you keep deep inside yourself, unconscious actions may stem from it. There’s plenty more to know about Chiron but I’d suggest mapping it out in your own chart to get more details or ordering a report. Good luck on your journey to discovery!

  13. Chiron in Gemini here and, as might be expected of my house, I’m comparing a number of online resources to better understand my deepest wound. Your knowledge is enabling a wealth of personal healing 🙂 My heartfelt gratitude to you for offering your wisdom.

    P.S. I thought astrology was complete BS until a few days ago. Little is more exciting than excavating my ignorance to discover that magic is real!

  14. Lucille York

    I’ve rejected astrology pretty much. It’s too complicated for me! But I just finished this article on Chiron and understand a whole lot more. Thank you.

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