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Re: Transits of Chiron

Originally Posted by david starling View Post
In the ancient tales, Chiron betrayed his healing abilities by teaching warriors, including Hercules, archery for use in battle. He also supplied Hercules with deadly poison-tipped arrows, for which there was no antidote. As the half-mortal son of Saturn, god of misfortune, wise Chiron should have known enough to have been more careful, because it was Hercules, well known for his careless behavior, who accidentally shot him.

So, Chiron's fate is cautionary: Carefully consider your actions, lest you yourself become a victim of them.

Chiron is currently in Aries, so stay cool, and don't go losing your head!

And, c.t., be prepared to protect your wheat crop from fire damage.

Hi, David,

Just to clarify about the Chiron myth, I have never heard a rendering to describe him as having betrayed anything.

Here is the story I have heard through the years:

According to archaic myth, Chiron was sired by the Saturn who had taken the form of a horse and impregnated a nymph, Philyra. Soon after giving birth to Chiron, Philyra abandoned her child out of shame and disgust. Chiron, effectively orphaned, was later found and fostered by the Sun god Apollo, who taught him the art of music, lyre, archery, medicine and prophecy. Apollo's twin sister, Artemis, trained him in archery and hunting. Chiron's uniquely peaceful character, kindness, and intelligence are attributed to Apollo and Artemis' nature.

He did not teach others to use poison-tipped arrows. He was accidentally struck by one from which he could not heal, since he was part divine. It was not until the gods finally allowed him to die and be placed into the heavens that his undeserved suffering and wounding ceased.

Chiron was a great healer and respected oracle and was said to be the first among centaurs and highly revered as a teacher and tutor.

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