Originally Posted by New Moon Libra
I went back and checked my first chiron square as you mention. It was the day before my first marriage. Besides the square, chiron was conj tr sun and tr moon all in opp to tr uranus, squ natal uranus and natal pluto (transits all in a grand square with my natal chiron/pluto opposition). Wow. I knew a week into the marriage it was a bad idea, but took seven years to get out. Wounding, sure, but I'll have to think about how that fits with chiron in pisces in the 9th.
Yowzer! What a hit. You might gain more interesting dates and transit charts by following the rest of the cycle.. Check out 30, 45, 60, 72, 120, 135, 150 and 180 aspects as well. Whenever I stumble on a powerful hit in a planetary cycle like you did, I check out the rest of the cycle; sometimes it reveals quite interesting stuff. Remember it's all a cyclic process, and the whole cycle is important.
Try to think of the experience as less of a wound and more of part of a greater experience in the journey of realizing yourself. You were obviously dealt a blow, but there's a deeper reasoning and a higher endgame to the experience. The softer aspects (especially the sextile and trine) might line up with some of the progressive parts of the journey rather than the difficulties.
Remember that Chiron orbit between, and connects, Saturn to Uranus. We experience hardships, troubles and in general a reckoning with reality (Saturn) that shock us into a higher state of self-awareness and connection with our spiritual core (Uranus).
Wound is a probably not the right term to use for Chiron's experience... It does fit, but it implies more than it should; a wound doesn't really do anyone any good... It's something to be healed from, medicated, nursed, etc etc... Chiron's experiences, however "wounding" they may seem, lead to growth, transcendence and self-integration on levels otherwise impossible. It is these difficult experiences that lead to transcending the karmic weakness or vulnerability expressed by the natal Chiron placement.
Possibly the experience helped lead to a more stable, practical, and logical (Virgo, opposite of Pisces) sense of higher abstract reasoning, philosophical expression, or religion (9th house)? There are, of course, other meanings to both the 9th and Pisces, so don't be shy to do the synthesis on your own. It would probably be good to read up on Pisces and the 9th from a few different authors to freshen up your concepts regarding these two placements. As humans, we tend to focus in on certain areas of archetypes, sometimes forgetting the bigger picture... I know I've been guilty of this. You may say "but how big just can these two things be"... well, both are classically ruled by Jupiter.. so realllllly big!
And Yoi... The first step to integrating a conscious understanding of Chiron is to forget "good" and "bad" -- These are dualistic concepts, the very sort of thinking Chiron wants to free us from. Everything in Chiron's domain has a purpose, and is all part of a cosmic shamanic experience.
Who's to say Venus and Jupiter are all good? The classical concept that these two "benefics" can do no harm is better off forgotten