Tag Archives: Chiron

#16. The Incurable Wound that Can Lead to Wisdom and Spiritual Liberation

“It has always been the prime function of mythology and rite to supply the symbols that carry the human spirit forward, in coun­teraction to those other constant human fantasies that tend to tie it back,” says Joseph Campbell in talking about the hero (with a thousand faces). Apparently, there is something in these initiatory [mythic] images so necessary to the psyche that if they are not supplied from without, through myth and ritual, they will have to be announced again, through dream, from within—lest our energies should remain locked in a banal, long-outmoded toy­room, at the bottom of the sea.”

Hence my question in an earlier Blog: Are you fulfilling your life’s intentions? Just surviving? Just playing?Sagittarius

Another way of asking this question when trying to assess your growth and Spiritual Path is What mythic story am I living in?

The celebrated painter, Johfra, painted a famous series of the 12 great Astrological Signs. Johfra’s mythic Sagittarius uses the Centaur (perhaps Chiron) to symbolize the Archetype of wisdom, strength, and spirituality. While Jupiter of course has these qualities, Sagittarius is an archer, and Chiron fits all the criteria (though not discovered until 1977, three years after the painting).

Sagittarians work hard and play hard too, especially at sports—until they get caught up with a study or philosophy that captures them, but they seldom just survive. They’re usually shooting for some goal.

Are you Sagittarian? I don’t mean necessarily your Sun sign. Do you have Moon, Mars, Uranus, or an Asteroid there? You may be more Sajj than you think.

And where is your Chiron? The Greeks prized Chiron; this mythic half-horse being symbolizes the half-animal, half-divine hero who is so wise that he teaches the sciences and arts to the gods and heroes. However, after a life of kindness and help to all, he receives an incurable wound from a poisonous arrow sue to no fault of his. Being half-immortal as the son of the great original deity Kronos (time), he begs for release from his torment, so Zeus permits Prometheus, another benefactor to humanity, to trade and have immortality while Chiron greets the welcome Afterlife of the Unconscious.

What’s your Chironic wound that doesn’t heal, perhaps your core wound from childhood and pastlives? What House, Sign and aspects describe your Chiron? What can you do to transcend it?

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#12. Are you fulfilling your life’s intentions? Just surviving? Just playing?

The Title offers some heavyweight questions—ones that I as your Astrologist wouldn’t choose to tackle for you. The uncomfortable fact is that we don’t generally have any way to measure whether we’re in fulfillment, survival, or play-time.

We can’t tell from our life going smoothly or harshly unfortunately. Positive or grief will probably be a brief (6 mos. to 3 year) experience; and a harsh period may in truth be fulfilling your spiritual or psychic needs.

Perhaps the first place to start is to ask yourself this very question: Am I fulfilling my life’s intentions? Just surviving? Just playing? What answer comes up? What answer does your pen write if you’re holding it with your non-dominant hand?

        The question is then begged, WHAT ARE MY LIFE’S INTENTIONS?

Good clues, or perhaps entire answers, are found in the chart: Look at the positions of the Pluto, the Sun, and the North and South Nodes. How are you actualizing the spiritually powerful Outers of Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto?

The last four of these have only come into our modern knowledge in the last two hundred years. In fact Chiron was only discovered in 1977. They have come to midwife us into higher spiritual knowledge and self-recognition!

Send me your birth date, birth time, and birth place, and I’ll discuss your chart in these terms. I won’t use your name if you don’t want me to. This is FREE. Be Brave! and help develop our community.