";s:4:"text";s:2696:"Understanding who Chiron was in Greek mythology expresses all there is to know about this subtle, yet majorly complex sign. Chiron in the Birth Chart In the astrological birth chart, Chiron reflects the archetypal energies of the shamanic wounded healer and teacher that potentially lives within each one of us. Often referred to as “the wounded healer,” Chiron is an asteroid that orbits our solar system somewhere between Uranus and Saturn. In a book published days before his death, 12 Jung wrote that only a wounded physician could heal effectively. One of the oldest tales in the history of medicine is the story of the archetypal “wounded healer,” Chiron. Today he turns his face forward and re-covers the same ground. Chiron, known to astrologers as the "wounded hero," represents the individual’s early trauma—a trauma that remains difficult to heal. 11 Jung believed that disease of the soul could be the best possible form of training for a healer. In 1951, Jung first used the term wounded healer. Here's the full story about Chiron for those interested. Wherever we have Chiron in our charts is where we face an ancient wound, a wound that feels primal. If he’s passing through a zone where you have a planet in your natal chart, he’s bringing you a powerful healing opportunity this year. Chiron the Wounded Healer has spent the last few months (since May 30) traveling backwards. The greatest love of all will soon be “happening to me” as Chiron—a comet known to astrologers as the “wounded healer”—began a nine-year journey through self-authorized Aries this past April 17, 2018. Often referred to as an asteroid, Chiron is actually a dwarf planet that orbits between Saturn and Uranus. In Greek mythology, Chiron, a centaur, was a tutor to the gods and known as the Wounded Healer. Chiron’s elliptical orbit falls between the orbits of the last of the archetypal personal planets—Saturn, and the first of the transpersonal planets—Uranus, signifying the new holism and connection between self and community. Wherever you have experienced profound pain, you have also gained the remarkable ability to heal others because you’ve been there before. According to Greek mythology, Chiron was a philosopher, teacher—and, yes, healer—who, ironically, could not heal himself.