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.

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December 27th Musings

I was recently gifted a new oracle deck for Christmas, the Rumi Oracle by Alana Fairchild. The energy when holding the deck immediately told me it had things to say and that I needed to listen. After becoming acquainted with each card, I pulled one for the day asking what lessons it had for me. The card I pulled was the Dance of the Divine Feminine.

If a tree could move
from one place to another,
it would not suffer the pain of the saw
or the oppressive wounds.

If the Sun and the Moon
stood still like the rocks,
they could not offer brilliance.

How bitter the taste of water would be,
if the river stopped its flow
remaining still like seawater.

When the seawater rises
to become a cloud,
it loses its bitterness
and pours the rain of sweetness.

I have given you only a few examples.
You can figure out the rest.
Break away from the self
and enter the Kingdom of Love
-Rumi

This message could not be more appropriate for what is going on in my life but also for the astro weather brewing. Neptune is making some major aspects, asking us to delve into the divine, while Saturn holds one of Venus’s hands and the Sun holds the other. She’s moving away from the restriction of Saturn and into the creative arms of the Sun. Neptune is forcing Mars to take a deeper look before he hits Jupiter and expands his energies outward. Neptune wants Mars to use his energy in a healing way, bringing in Mercury to help connect everything together.
The moon is dancing, though briefly, through it all, twirling with Uranus and showing her deepest individualistic expression. Her eyes are closed and she doesn’t care if anyone is watching- she just wants to feel the energy in the air as Uranus fills her with electricity.

This card is telling us to take control of our lives. Don’t be afraid to make some changes; Saturn might make us feel like our energies are stifled but he really wants us to let go of what isn’t serving us. He’s highlighting areas we feel inadequate about and telling us to hone in on them, work on them, and gain back our confidence. We often stay stagnant because of fear- we don’t know enough, we aren’t strong enough, people will laugh at us, we can’t succeed. Saturn is telling us to stop the self-defeating talk, follow our dreams and ignite our desires instead of hiding behind fear. Everyone does this in a different way- my way is finding the divine feminine inside myself and allowing her to break free of the restrictions I’ve held her under for too long. If the water around you tastes bitter, shake things up- allow fresh water to flow through.

“This being hum…

“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
— Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

I must remind myself often of this truth. Emotions do not define who we are. They are guides, teachers, tricksters! They cannot always be trusted. They refuse to be ignored. They need to be felt, or else, they will linger in the depths you shut them inside until they bubble back up to the surface and visit you again. You must face them. Rejecting them or hiding them is rejecting your inner guide. You do not have to justify them. Nor do you have to justify yourself by feeling them unnecessarily. Take it easy. Love every opportunity to learn about yourself. Love yourself. You are okay and everything is alright, always. Let it go, let it come, let it go again. This is the beauty of awareness!

“Oh soul. You w…

“Oh soul. You worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? You are, in truth, the soul of the soul of the soul.”
— Rumi

I self-talk like this all the time. Rumi taught me many years ago of this method. To ask myself questions, answer them with love. To recognize my efforts instead of putting myself down. To admit to my own beauty inside my soul. To remind myself that I am the divine and shouldn’t be talked to any other way than with respect. I hurt myself too often with self-judgement and harsh words. It’s easy to forget that how we talk to ourselves is how we feel about and see ourselves. If it’s all negative, it doesn’t help promote change which is what we are trying to get ourselves to do in the first place. Instead of thinking ‘I am a failure, I am lazy, I am weird, I am crazy’, I must think ‘I can try again, I can allow myself to rest, I am unique, I am complex and imaginative’. Positive self talk only. No more putting myself down. Try it, my friends. It will do wonders for your self esteem and motivation and peace inside your heart.