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Chiron and Mercury Stationary

Chiron, the Wounded Healer, and Mercury, the planet of communication, are both stationary. Chiron turns retrograde in Aries on July 11; Mercury will turn direct in Cancer on July 12.

In Greek and Roman myth, Chiron was an abandoned child. His Shamanic Egyptian Astrological counterpart – Anubis – was also abandoned. A central theme within both myths is the journey from a painful beginning to fulfillment as a wise and powerful being.

We have all been abandoned. Abandonment at any time is painful, but the earliest of life’s betrayals are particularly traumatic and become the source of a persistent wounding deep within our psyches. Many of our automatic responses to people and situations – ranging from an excessive need for affirmation to an avoidance of intimacy – stem from early childhood abandonment and a subsequent fear of future rejection. In astrology, Chiron refers to the route we must travel to grow beyond our wounds; we must recognize, accept, and mourn. If we do not embrace this process, some part of our psyche will remain childlike at an emotional level.

Mercury is our ability to think, speak, and remember. In the Shamanic Egyptian pantheon, this is Thoth, the Sacred Scribe. With our mind we build our construct of reality – what we believe to be true.

Woven into that construct is our story of abandonment. This story is comprised of the beliefs and assumptions we hold about other people and our world. During this four-day period (July 10 - 13), we have an opportunity to explore how our core wounds around abandonment have contributed to our adult personalities. For those who have already done this work, this is an opportunity to go further with this healing. This worthwhile journey is the pathway to emotional maturity.


July 10, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.


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