We all have a core wound. The wounds received in childhood become cornerstones of our personality, entwined with our perception of who we are. The healing of these wounds becomes an essential part of growing into our purpose as mature human beings.
In Greek and Roman myth, Chiron was a centaur, abandoned by his mother at birth. The ally of Chiron in Shamanic Egyptian Astrology is Anubis, also abandoned by his mother. Nothing is more painful than being abandoned, yet it is something we all experience. Perhaps the most painful point in the healing process is the recognition of the ways in which we’ve abandoned ourselves.
Chiron is now in Aries and is stationary preparing to turn direct. Aries is the sign of new beginnings; Chiron in Aries describes a collective and personal awareness of a need to initiate something new. While the necessity is obvious, the process feels daunting and perhaps even threatening.
In both their respective myths, Chiron and Anubis must surrender their unconscious attachment to their abandonment wound so they can fulfill the mission of their soul. For us, “surrendering attachment” means doing the personal transformative work that will dislodge the thread of abandonment in our ego identity so it no longer defines us. Rather than avoiding the pain of our core wound, we must go toward it, acknowledging and opening to the hurt surrounding those times when we have felt unwanted and rejected. Chiron Stationary in Aries provides not only the opportunity to acknowledge these tender places, but also to see the ways in which the fear of abandonment has short circuited our ability to open to new opportunities and new ways of being in the world.
Chiron/Anubis turns direct on December 15.
December 14, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.