Chiron is the archetype of the Wounded Healer and refers to our core wound of abandonment. In Greek myth, Chiron’s story revolves around his abandonment at birth by his mother. Chiron was born a centaur – half human, half horse – much to the horror of his human mother who had been raped by a centaur. In spite of his painful beginning, Chiron grew up to be a wise and well-respected advisor to Zeus.
In Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Chiron is allied with Anubis, also abandoned by his mother. Anubis holds a dual role – allied with both the sign Leo and the solar system object Chiron. His relationship to Leo refers to the need we all have to be recognized and acknowledged. As Chiron, Anubis is The Shower of the Way. Anubis leads the newly deceased into the Underworld and – if they successfully meet the challenges that await them there - into the Du’at, the Egyptian home in the stars.
In an astrological chart, the position of Chiron/Anubis describes our core wound of abandonment. The process of suffering our wound, identifying its nature, consciously working with it and - over time - releasing our attachment to this wound, delineates our journey from youth to maturity, unconscious victim to compassionate adult. This work must be done if we are to move from emotional immaturity into the Sacred Work of our Soul.
Chiron/Anubis turns retrograde on July 15 at 12:41 pm EDT and will remain retrograde until December 19. During this stationary Chiron period, core wounds are coming up for many. If your wound is activated, do not despair. Consider this activation a sign that during this upcoming Chiron retrograde period, there is personal work to be done around your core wound of abandonment. You are one step closer to the fulfillment of the intended Purpose of your Soul.
July 14, 2021 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.