Scorpio Rising

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Scorpio Rising – I Desire, Therefor I am

Looks & Lens

Scorpio Rising individuals are known for having penetrating eyes. They are normally a fan of eye-contact, and if they don’t do it naturally, they use it in order to get points across such as attraction, aggression, or curiosity. More physical characteristics include a seductive and/or powerful face. When looking serious, they can come across as intimidating. Sharp noses and hooded eyes are also commonly found. Many Scorpio risings seem mysterious at first sight and have an air of knowing many secrets of life or being able to read your mind. Scorpio rising might even be able to read your mind, as their lens is Scorpionic, penetrating deeply into life. They experience the world deeply — this can bring about intense emotions including obsession and paranoia. The negative manifestations can be transformed into healing qualities. Scorpio rising can detect weaknesses, insecurities, and traumas within another. They are amazing at transferring energy through their presence, so when positive, they can brighten someone’s mood, and when negative, easily bring another down. They often don’t show heavy emotion in public and tend to shy away from heavy social gatherings because the energy exposure can be exhausting. They are not fans of being touched by strangers and will often flinch at accidental hand grazes or back pats. They need to be prepared to make physical contact, even with friends, as they tend to always be on high-alert. Scorpio risings are the queens and kings of fight or flight mode and can benefit from learning how to relax more and not think that everyone and everything is out to get them.

Procession of Houses

This procession of houses is for those WITHOUT interceptions in their chart. If you have an interception or your Scorpio rising starts late in the sign, this will not be exact.

Scorpio rising sees themselves as dark, mysterious, and complicated. They wouldn’t want it any other way. Scorpio rising will see those with a —

Scorpio Sun, as similar to themselves, but there might also be some competition.

Scorpio Venus, as attractive, fun, or even an ideal mate.

Scorpio Mars, as desirable or dangerous.

Scorpio Mercury, as stimulating and interesting.

Scorpio Saturn, as stifling, serious, or a good business partner/someone to commit to.

Scorpio Jupiter, as expansive, free, helpful, fair, or perhaps excessive.

Scorpio Pluto, as a catalyst (Yup, that means an entire generation of catalysts! Because Pluto moves so slowly, it makes sense that Scorpios are constantly transforming because they hit so many Pluto points in their lifetime.)

2nd house: Money brings freedom, freedom is security. Often good at making money, but also may spend it quickly, especially on experiences.

3rd house: Mind constructs are opportunistic, curious in practical ways, writes/communicates/learns in order to create concrete opportunities.

4th house: Family life often quirky, given opportunities to learn, emotions possibly stifled during childhood.

5th house: Imaginative and creative in life and relationships.

6th house: Enjoys working on their body or may be destructive toward the body, likes a busy daily life.

7th house: Needs stability in relationships, someone that can provide financial and/or emotional stability.

8th house: Endlessly curious about taboo and occult.

9th house: Traveling can be a very emotional experience, helping the native to learn how their heart works. Deeply devoted to higher knowledge & emotional expansiveness/openness.

10th house: Wants to be seen as the leader in their field and recognized for their efforts.

11th house: Particular when it comes to friendships.

12th house: Learns spirituality through relationships with others.

Ruling Planet/s

Scorpio risings are ruled by both Mars and Pluto. The sign and house that Mars and Pluto sit inside within the natal chart show even more about the lens of a Scorpio rising. Mars/Pluto energy combined together shows quite obviously why Scorpio risings are always on guard. Mars – action, violence, sex, anger combined with Pluto – deep transformation, loss, destruction, trauma makes for someone constantly looking out for the next trigger. Healing Pluto/Mars positions can help the native feel more at peace.

Scorpio risings with Mars in water or inside a water house will be extra sensitive to the world around them. They are likely psychic to a certain level and can be amazing shadow workers, helping others pinpoint the sources of their pain and expelling the pain.

Scorpio rising with Mars in fire or in a fire house will respond more impulsively to the world around them, perhaps lashing out without thinking things fully through. Either way, judgments about the world will be quick & it is beneficial for them to slow down. They can be amazing leaders, inspiring others through actions and words, backed up with deep truths.

Scorpio rising with Mars in earth or in an earth house will feel out experiences. They are usually slower to act, wanting to gather all the data first. Once making a decision, they are likely not to turn back. They can be amazing problem-solvers and physical healers.

Scorpio rising with Mars in air or an air house experience the world with intellectual precision. They want to understand everything going on around them, and then some. They are amazing at seeing different sides of situations and guessing thought processes and can be great mediators. They’re also great at explaining the world around them.

Pluto in Scorpio or in the 8th house will factor more heavily in the chart of a Scorpio rising, but the sign is generation so any other Pluto sign will only be used to describe the way Pluto works within their natal house position. The natal house position of Pluto for Scorpio risings show where they will constantly transform throughout their life (also including their general personality, sense of style, and way they present themselves as ALL Scorpio risings will go through major lifestyle and personality changes having Scorpio on the ascendant). Pluto in the house will be an underlying theme – it’s where they can find their deepest treasures if they go far enough into themselves, healing trauma from this life and past lives as they go.

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Chiron Entering Aries: April 2018

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Can you feel something brewing beneath the surface, something big about to burst on the scene and change your entire outlook on life? If so, Chiron energy is bubbling inside you. 2018 marks the beginning of a long healing journey, one that demands your full attention and utmost enthusiasm. This is a re-birthing.

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” Rumi

Say hello to Chiron entering Aries, April 18th, 2018. Terrifying? Maybe a little bit. Chiron is a wound, and Aries is the planet of war. What does that mean? It means it’s time to rethink everything we’ve ever thought or known about conflict, sex, power, war, independence, and opposition. Chiron will highlight these wounds inside of us, forcing us to come face to face with these uncomfortable issues. (Libras I’m looking at you! There will be no more fence-sitting!)

Chiron sitting in Aries doesn’t inherently strengthen your resolve or ability to take on warrior mentality. In fact, it does the opposite, making this energy feel heavy and difficult to embody. It puts a poisonous arrow in the area it sits forcing us to acknowledge it and consciously work to heal it. Where does it sit in your chart? What house will Chiron shine its light on, demanding inspection and revolution?

1st House; Authenticity – Chiron in Aries AND sitting in your 1st house of self both point to the same thing. It’s time to take the reins on your own life or the wound will fester. The wound is likely insecurity of self and confidence will need to be reviewed and built back up regardless of where the insecurity is coming from – it all starts and ends inside yourself. What is holding you back from your desires and how can you overcome those setbacks? What makes you feel unworthy of love or attention and how can you overcome these feelings and see yourself for the beautiful soul you are?

2nd House; Values – Chiron in Aries in your house of value is demanding you make your own decisions on what is important to you. Do you let others dictate your life or feed your view of yourself? Self-image and learning how to truly love and respect yourself is paramount. Truly getting to the core of what truly matters to you in life and how to live life more in accordance with those values will be healing.

3rd House; Constructs – Chiron in Aries sitting in your house of constructs is asking you to re-invent your life and tear down old thinking patterns that aren’t serving you anymore. Communication needs to be reviewed as well. Focus on how you talk about yourself, others, and the world around you. Are these positive and uplifting thoughts? Also think about whether your voice is heard, because it’s important to express your views and have them acknowledged. Everyone deserves to be heard.

4th House; Environment – Chiron in Aries in your 4th house wants you to look at three different things: childhood wounds, your current environment, and family structure. Now is the time to heal deep-seeded traumas that may plague you from childhood, and you can do that through changing your environment to a more healthy one and branching out beyond fear.

5th House; Creation – Chiron in Aries sitting in your house of creativity means you need to focus more on creating a life filled with more pleasure and joy. You inner child is crying out for help, wanting to be acknowledged. Do you feel like your life lacks excitement? Have you set aside what makes you giddy with joy for more mundane ventures? Now it the time to explore the fun side of life. This could also go the opposite way where your wound is from delving too deeply into pleasure and negative consequences follow – learn how to positively and healthily enjoy life without excess.

6th House; Health – Chiron in Aries in the house of routine will highlight wounds relating to health and daily routine. Perhaps your life have little direction and you need more structure to heal the wound, or perhaps your daily routine is slowly killing your soul. Either way, sticking to that which is not fulfilling you can make you sick, especially with this transit. Figure out how to integrate structure, health, and conscious living into your daily life.

7th House; Relationships; Chiron in Aries in the house of partnerships want you to look at friendships, relationships, coworkers, any anyone else you connect with on a day to day basis and observe how these interactions affect you. Do they drain you? Maybe you are the one draining others without realizing it? How can you work together with others in a more positive way? The way you relate to those close to you will be highlighted, making you observe patterns that aren’t working and changing those patterns into healthier alternatives.

8th House; Deep connection – Chiron in Aries in your house of sex, death, and connection requires you look at your deep relationships and explore if they’re healthy or hindering you. Wounds relating to sexuality or trust might come to the forefront. These issues are not easy and should not be skimmed over. Sexual healing can bring immense relief during this time. Learning how to trust and forgive will seem almost impossible, but it’s the way to healing the wound. The death of a loved one may be looming over you, whether recent or in the past – it’s now that you can look at death in a new light and move forward. Chiron asks you here to look at your baggage you’ve accumulated throughout your life, acknowledge it, and let it go.

9th House; Expansion; Chiron in Aries in your house of expansion asks you to see what’s holding you back. Where do you need to expand yourself out more, and where have you been hiding in order to protect yourself from perceived danger? This could be physically or related to education. You CAN accomplish what you want, and what you seek is in arms reach – you just have to believe in yourself enough to go get it. The chains may feel heavy and you may feel stuck, but ask yourself – how can you break free?

10th House; Image – Chiron in Aries in the house of success wants you to reshape how you view success and let go of defeating thoughts. Your job and outer reputation may be the source of the wound- release yourself from constant criticism or fear of failure. Release yourself from that which doesn’t excite your soul.

11th House; The future – Chiron in Aries in the house of hopes and dreams may mean the future seems bleak or your dreams seem unattainable. What circumstances are keeping you from achieving happiness? Are there friendships that need to be let go in order for you to thrive?

12th House; Unconscious – Chiron in Aries in the house of the unconscious is stirring up repression emotions and traumas that need to be brought up, explored, and ultimately let go in order to stop you from reacting to these unconscious issues. It’s also important to look at where you give up your power, feel hopeless, and are stuck repeating negative behaviors. Think healing addictions, not just to external things, but also to certain feelings or identifying too much with your pain.

Don’t worry if you’re feeling like you’d just been flung into a war zone and all you want to do is crawl into a hole and wait it out…

Enter Chiron Retrograde!

Chiron retrogrades beginning July 5th, 2018 and returns back into Pisces on February 18th, 2019. We know that retrogrades mean going back over terrain we’ve just recently visited – it’s a second chance to fix what we might not have gotten right the first time. It’s a chance to observe and reflect on how you can integrate lessons, or to relearn them and actually take them to heart. When you take into consideration the body involved, Chiron, and the signs it’s retrograding between, a wide net is cast. This is the retrograde between life and death, consciousness and unconsciousness.

When Chiron enters Aries there will be a birth. The wound will make itself known and issues might pop up that you’re unsure how to deal with. Memories may flood you, igniting rage or helplessness. This is the wound letting itself be known- think about the past 8 years and what main issues prevailed during this time. It’s likely these issues will have something to do with where Pisces falls in your chart and what planets you have in Pisces or planets with major aspects to Pisces (think squares, oppositions mainly, but you can also add in trines). These issues will be what hinders you from taking advantage of Aries energy. Think of it this way- Chiron wounds, so being in Aries, the Aries wound will be a result of Pisces energy not being utilized positively and to its full potential, leaving you unable to function within the Aries realm. If you can heal this Pisces wound, the Aries wound will be transcended. The lessons learned from Pisces will help fuel the dance of Chiron in Aries. Fortunately, the retrograde is a perfect time for you to solidify this healing and help yourself enter the actual rebirth coming February 18th 2019.

What does all this mean?

This means that from 2018-2027 you will be partaking on a journey of exploring your personal needs and desires. In general, Chiron in Aries asks us to look at ourselves and truly answer whether our actions are fueling our personal desires or if we are stunting our growth because of fear. It’s time to break free of chains, so take a look at what is weighing you down from meeting your dreams. Make a list of things you feel drain you more than fulfill you, things you know you need to shed in order to be truly happy.

Are there people in your life that take away your personal power?
Is your job filling you with dread every morning you wake up?
Are poisonous thoughts keeping you from being loving?

Examine these and explore ways you can make changes. Aries WANTS change, Aries REWARDS change. Don’t be afraid to cut out what doesn’t feed your soul, and ignite that which does. Aries wants us to get out of our comfort zone and express ourselves authentically and without apology.

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames” Rumi

Here’s my game plan:

When Chiron enters Aries for the first time, I will be taking that time to explore the feelings that come up and write them down so I have a reference to when the retrograde season starts. I will not deny or attempt to change these feelings, but simply observe. Then, when Chiron retrogrades into Pisces, I will create another list of feelings that pop up. During the retrograde, I will compare lists and see if the Pisces wounds are related to the Aries wounds, and weave a plan to conquer them so I am fully ready to take on Chiron in Aries when it returns, giving myself a fresh slate to work with in February of 2019 and beyond.

How do you plan to heal?

Synopsis:

April 18th 2018: Chiron enters Aries. Unhealed wounds from the Chiron in Pisces age will be felt deeply as you’re birthed into this new era. Feel it out.

July 5th 2018: Chiron Retrogrades in Aries.

September 26th 2018: Chiron Retrogrades back into Pisces. It’s time to reflect, reassess, and redo anything that is not working for your best interests.

February 18th 2019: Chiron enters Aries again- the true rebirthing. It’s time to set into motion plans for the future and how you can heal yourself. It’s time to take action and start new.

Chiron will be in Aries until 2027.

Houses 2, 6, and 10

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These are the ‘earth’ houses.

Starting with the 2nd, we become aware of resources and how they are crucial to our survival on this physical plane. We discover touch, and how it bonds us to our environment. In discovering what ‘things’ mean to us, we develop our values, which often shift throughout our lifetime. Some we clench onto, some we easily let go, but all are important because we have deemed them important. Most are for physical security, as well as physical comfort which is needed to be met before emotional comfort.

Moving onto the 6th house, we learn what we need to do in order to protect our resources and live the way we wish. We plan our time according to what we would like to accomplish, or what we feel we have to accomplish. We do work for ourselves, and work for others, all leading to a sense of stability and possibly even meaning. Essentially, we are creating our daily set up. Choosing what must be done, and leaving what is not needed. This house is about our physical reality and us maintaining it.

Ending with the 10th, we discover that sense of meaning that was budding in the 6th, and we put into action, following up with its growth and assuring its success. This is where we create tangible things for ourselves and for others to use. This is where we decide what we want to be known for, and what will last the test of time when we are gone to aid others in remembering us. It is our legacy and our utmost potential. What we do with it is completely up to us. The 10th demands hard work, dedication, and complete competence. The strong progress and the weak are left behind. This is the house we build the world we want.

Saturn’s Chains

Saturn is a giant ball of gas floating out in space, complete with extremely fast swirling winds and a core of iron and rock. It’s is somewhat intimidating with its guards surrounding it in the form of rock and ice, like a ring of warriors waiting to attack in case anyone or anything tries to get close. As if the rings around Saturn weren’t enough company to keep, it has at least 62 moons that orbit it. Its biggest moon is Titan, being a little larger than Mercury. Some of its other moons are quite strange, holding different shapes than the traditional sphere.

Saturn, in astrology, is not an easy persona to peg. He can sway from extremely suffocating to outright justice. Mercy isn’t exactly Saturn’s strong suit. Justice, however, is. He gives out rules and puts boundaries on everything. He works hard to teach us how to work hard. He accepts responsibility and sees ways around it as pathetic. He does things the hard way. Saturn is structure. Saturn is the master of time and makes sure you don’t forget that. He organizes, perseveres, and doesn’t take short cuts. He disciplines roughly in order to get the seriousness of his cause across. He is, as he sees it, the ultimate authority. And he very well may be in many people’s lives since we live on a material plane and see this as the ultimate. He bows to no one. He nods his head only to those who have stood his long, tedious trials and come out on top all while being ethical.

Where Saturn sits in your chart will show you where the burden of harsh realities are felt the strongest. It will show you where you limit yourself or where others try to limit you. It will show you resistance and self-made boundaries. Saturn shows where you are hardest on yourself and others. It can cause difficulty in that area of life, but, following Saturn’s rules and putting in hard work and focused effort, also show where you will reap the most rewards. Most don’t rise to Saturn’s challenge and instead wallow in the ‘unfairness’ of life. Saturn is NOT unfair, he is just strict. He wants devotion to discipline and doesn’t allow excuses no matter how valid one may think they are. Once winning the favor of Saturn, one will win the favor of society and the hard work one does will be recognized.

Saturn spends about 2 and 1/2 years in each sign. This means that the sign your Saturn is in doesn’t affect you extremely personally, unless of course it is highly aspects. The sign can still tell of ways you work, however, especially when coupled with your house placement.

Saturn in the 1st house; Shows a strong sense of responsibility. Possibly very self-limiting and serious minded. May feel as if life is a daily struggle. Hard working. Always thinking about right and wrong. Hard on yourself and often have feelings of guilt. Feel as if there are too many demands placed on you at once.

Relieve this by taking control of your own decision making and don’t base it on whether you’ll feel guilty about it or not. You must learn to not take the weight of the world on your shoulders. Learn to relax and do things for yourself every once in awhile.

Saturn in the 2nd house; Constantly aware of their financial standing and possible low self-esteem regarding their ability to gain resources. Strong feelings towards the way our society works and feelings of being stuck in materialism. Doesn’t spend recklessly and may denounce others that do. Struggle between needing to possess and wishing to be free of the need.

Relieve this by positive reinforcement and telling yourself that you are able to support yourself. Then go out there and do it. Find something you enjoy that you can do to help finance the life you want. Realize you don’t need a lot to be happy and put more emphasis on values outside the physical realm.

Saturn in the 3rd house; Extremely self critical when it comes to communicating with others. Bounds self-expression inside in order to not be ridiculed. May find day-to-day life somewhat limiting and uncomfortable. Strong focusing powers that may leak into social area making them seem very serious. Possible difficulty learning or processing information, this can be purely mental or rooted in physical problems.

Relieve this by learning how to make mistakes and not feel traumatized by it. Put yourself out there and express yourself without rehearsing every once in awhile and don’t judge yourself so harshly when you slip up. You can do so much more when you aren’t critiquing every word you say, action you take, etc.

Saturn in the 4th house; Possible difficulties in childhood do to lack of affection or a parent that was overbearing and dominating. This person may have difficulty bringing out their nurturing side and find it awkward or non-existent (it is inside all of us). Feelings of inadequacy can lead to extremely low-self esteem and inner self being stunted and unexplored. Possible bitterness towards taking care of others.

Relieve this by reconnecting yourself with your inner nurturer. Start with yourself and allow yourself to be little again. Once you open up to your inner child it will be easier for you to see the beauty in helping others feel nurtured and loved.

Saturn in the 5th house; Seriously stunts self-expression. Feels as if expressing one’s self is unnecessary and bothersome. Spontaneity and optimism is possibly lacking. The need to work and exclude pleasure. Unable to relax or enjoy the little things in life with a laugh and a smile. Children, casual sex, and romance aren’t appealing and may be seen as a waste of time or tedious.

Relieve this by allowing humor, joy, and adoration back into your life. Don’t limit yourself. Do something silly. Don’t stifle your giggles. Go out and play. Watch a funny movie. Take a day off of work to dance, sing, paint, draw, swim, write poems, explore the woods, cuddle with a partner. Do something spontaneous.

Saturn in the 6th house; Denying self of pleasure. Strict daily routine. Living to work rather than working to live. Seeing things in black and white, feeling responsible for everything and leaving yourself no leeway. Feel in debt to others. Need to help others above yourself.

Relieve this by doing something little every day that is just for you. It can be a walk with your dog in the evenings followed by a scoop of ice cream, doing yoga in the mornings, etc. Also do something regularly a little bigger, such as going out dancing or spending time with your friends on a dinner date sharing stories over tea- whatever it is, make sure you enjoy it and are doing it for yourself. You must let go of all the responsibility you feel for everyone and everything and realize that you’re just one person and deserve to enjoy yourself while living your life. Even if it’s just the little things!

Saturn in the 7th house; Relationships may suffer. Feelings of suffocation when in relationships. Possibly attract domineering partners or are one yourself. Commitment is not taken lightly. Need time to grow bonds. Putting too many restrictions on how one relates to others, especially in romantic relationships.

Relieve this by opening your mind a little bit when it comes to relationships. There is not just one way to be in a relationship. There is not just ‘single’ or ‘married’. There are many gray areas in between and not all of them need to be so serious. Relationships should be fun! Whether they are a firm commitment or not. You can still enjoy yourself in them. Don’t let the feeling of impending doom in committed relationships linger- brush it off and use that energy toward making your partner feel loved. Find someone who is your equal rather than someone you can control or tries to control you.

Saturn in the 8th house; Extremely prone to transformations throughout lifetime. Anxiety regarding change. Sexual restriction. Exaggerated difficulty relating to death and the expectation of death. Strict on one’s view on their inner self and feels the need to put in hard work to change what is not working. Saturn in the Pluto house is rough- leaves no short cuts and the native puts a lot of pressure on themselves. Possible difficulty with money.

Relieve this by accepting change as a way of life. This means little changes as well as big changes, such as death. Release the constructs you have created around yourself in order to truly become who you are. Allow yourself to be lost in sexual union rather than limiting yourself or stressing out about it. Don’t be so harsh on yourself and know that with Saturn here, it may be hard, but transformation will always bring about a better and brighter you.

Saturn in the 9th house; Not open to new ideas. Possibly low educated or had difficulty in school. Possible travel anxiety or stress regarding traveling or broad subjects. Easily overwhelmed by new subjects or lots of information to learn. Unimpressed by philosophy and highly analytical and skeptical.

Relieve this by not dismissing new ideas too quickly. Broaden your mind. Don’t immediately get frustrated over new topics because of the excess of information, instead take small steps to learn it easier. Listen to other people’s opinions and experiences and don’t judge them or try to fit them into a category. Just take them as they are. Read some fiction! Possibly even science-fiction or fantasy to help deconstruct your strict view on reality.

Saturn in the 10th house; Feels scrutinized for life-decisions. Feels as if they’re always being judged. Need to take care of others or set them on the right path. Need to discipline and give rules to others ‘to help them’. May be seen as strict or serious-mannered by others. Sees themselves as upholding justice to the greatest degree. Possible father figure being domineering. Feeling the need to do what is expected of them.

Relieve this by letting go of the idea that you need to do what others expect you to do. Instead, look inside yourself and find what makes you happy and set out to do that. Also, resist the desire to constantly tell others how to live their lives. You may be trying to be helpful, but with Saturn in the 10th it seems domineering and restricting and can push others away. Instead use soft words and suggestions rather than rules.

Saturn in the 11th house; Friendship is taken extremely seriously and so you aren’t friends with just anyone. Possible loner. Doesn’t enjoy superficial conversation and feels disdain for those who partake in it. Difficulty making or keeping friends. Possible need to control others or have friends that want to control you. Feels responsible for friends. Doesn’t enjoy being part of a group and sees themselves as unique and mature.

Relieve this by seeing the beauty in every person you meet. Find positive characteristics in those you aren’t fond of. Let your friends make mistakes without ridiculing them or saying ‘I told you so’. Be more open to others and don’t put so much seriousness into communication and connecting with others when it doesn’t need to be. Be by yourself when you want, be with friends when you want- just don’t do something you don’t want to do because you feel responsible when you really aren’t. Take responsibility for yourself and your own actions and let others take theirs.

Saturn in the 12th house; Feelings of guilt intensified and the source may be unknown. Difficulty in life pushing native to consult other areas of relief. Possible addiction problems. Anxiety over losing hold on the emotions. Anxiety over losing one’s mind. Possible constant feeling of dread over life’s responsibilities. Possible strong devotion to spiritual matters. Loneliness and isolation. Deep sadness going unexpressed. Feeling the weight of the world.

Relieve this by getting all your secrets and difficulties out in the open. If it’s a lot, talk to a therapist or someone you trust. Express them all and then release them all. Realize that you aren’t an island. Many others have felt the things you do or did. Nothing is unfixable. Meditation is highly helpful for those with this position, as is making small adjustments to the daily routine such as daily yoga, writing, or exercise. Fear is unnecessary. Let go of it. Instead, visualize the positive things you want to manifest in your life. Don’t be afraid of your own power.

Chiron in the Houses

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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.

If you’re interested in learning more about Chiron in your chart, read more about Chiron on the Vesta Lyn Astrology blog or contact me for a Chiron reading.

Venus in the 10th house

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Those born with Venus in the 10th house are the most likely of all the Venus natives to be successful. The reason is because their sign of love is in their career house, giving them the motivation to go forward and create something that makes them happy. These natives are most likely liked by the majority of those who meet them, at least those in power, and are seen as charming yet determined. They feel the most happy when their work, career, or goals are being sought after. This gives them incredible stamina and the need to succeed. Once a goal is met, they tend to go right on to the next one. Those with Venus in the 10th house can fall into the trap of being workaholics and ignore their need for human connections or other humanly pleasures. This is not always the case, but if you have this position and see yourself heading that way, be sure to make room for human connections so that you don’t find yourself lonely and regretting not paying enough attention to those that loved you. These natives are also attracted to those in positions of power. They find ambition and drive very attractive in the opposite sex (or same sex, depending on their preference) and gravitate to those who are wealthy, powerful, and successful. They may have a lot of role models that they look up to, or denounce role models in favor of making themselves the one to be looked up to, but in any case, they want to be recognized for their efforts. Though not always true, these natives tend to be respectful of society and the structures with which they are surrounded with. They tend to be more conservative in the way they they love and don’t enjoy excess of emotion. Positively, those with their Venus in the 10th house will prefer to work their whole lives, or, only decide to relax when they have finished what they felt was their destiny to finish. These people have great talents waiting to be discovered and will succeed if they decide that’s what they want to do.