Re: Chiron Interpretation
I just finished reading Chiron: Healing Body and Soul (Martin Lass, 2005) and popped over here to find this thread. Serendipity.
I've only recently begun to study chiron. I've been skeptical of interpreting only one of the centaurs as prominant. Also, after perusing the Magi Society, who seem at first glance to be on to something, I came to the same realization Robert Hand did: they make chiron the planet of Everything. Even the interpretations I've read online offer little to distinguish chiron's placement from any other. I mean, any planet in the 9th house will raise questions of the higher mind, education, spirituality, etc., but what makes chiron here different, say, than the moon here? Well, Lass's book did just that.
Lass's book is set up much like Steven Forrest's The Book of Pluto, in that it also points out the wounded place in the chart and the healing path (the gift in the wound). He analyzes chiron's influence using some zodiac polar paradigms, like virgo/pisces--emphasizing that synthesis is the key to healing (which is when we can become co-creators), proceeding from the wounded Many (virgo) back to the healed One (pisces), whereas with pluto it is transformation and letting go.
I guess some astrologers want to assign rulership of chiron to sagittarius, but Lass argues that sagittarius is the culmination of the journey to healing--the pinnacle of Truth, whereas chiron is about the wounding journey. Lass gives less analysis than the author quoted above, but he does say a 9th house chiron shows a distrust of your own inner wisdom, so you may seek outer wisdom from teachers of all kinds. This is a reflection of the inner wisdom we need to love, the universe within. He also describes it as a disconnection from our higher self.
There's lots more in this book, including chiron cycle, mostly compared alongside uranus, and information about chiron's orbit, which I learned is quite eccentric. It spends a great deal of time in aries and very little in libra. Not sure about the other signs.
I have chiron in my ninth in pisces. It makes aspects to every planet and some asteroids, but not venus and saturn. It parallels mercury but aspects to sun, moon, mars, jupiter, neptune, uranus, pluto and ceres are parts of a configuration: a golden yod, a yod, two triangles. These aspects point out an awareness of wounds and ability to heal and heal others. The jury's out on that, but it's all new to me. If any of you have more info, please post...
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Last edited by New Moon Libra; 03-06-2007 at 03:34 AM.