On 17 April 2018 Chiron enters Aries where it will stay until 14 April 2027. Chiron in Aries awakens your inner warrior. It is the key that unlocks the power of Self. It teaches you to move forward; to stand alone; to be a pioneer; to do your own thing and not give a hoot what anyone else thinks. You have a right to be here, to be yourself, act on your impulses and go after what you want as much as anyone else on this planet! A repression of life force and sexuality can only bring about impotence and rage. Like a plant shoots up from the ground in spring, unashamedly and unapologetically seeking Life, you are filled with that very same life force. Time to honour it!
As Chiron moves from Pisces to Aries in 2018, it brings a spiritual awakening. Chiron in Aries will go retrograde (5th July) and dip its toe once more into the watery depths of Pisces from 26 September 2018 to 18 February 2019 marking an important spiritual transition. Surviving Chiron in Pisces for the past 8 years was all about developing faith in the unseen, even in the face of seemingly pointless suffering and disappointment. It was about knowing that you are never truly forsaken. Now, Chiron in Aries is about personal empowerment. It is about coming to know that God-force lies with you. It's about discovering your own potency, even if this initially comes through an experience of disempowerment that acts as a catalyst. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and Aries the first. Pisces the end of all things and Aries the beginning. Pisces is the infinite and Aries but a singular point. St. Augustine said: “God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” Everywhere is also here, where you stand! God's centre is you. Embrace the power that is you-here-now. It’s no longer about what God can do for you but about what you can do for yourself.
Chiron in Aries in your birth chart and your Chiron Return
If you are born February 1969-March 1977 you have Chiron in Aries in your natal chart and you're coming up to your Chiron return - a major milestone that happens when you are 50. This is a time to heal childhood wounds around shame about the self, ego and desire - about being here, taking up space, having your own wants and needs, getting angry if you don’t get your way and expressing your individuality, uniqueness and sexuality. Elders probably often said to you: “Don't be selfish!” Which essentially meant “Don't please you, please me!” If you rebelled and did your own thing anyway, chances are you carry a ‘bad-boy/bad girl’ conception of yourself, a kind of self-rejection that could do with a bit of TLC. If, instead, you got cut off from your personal sense of potency and agency altogether, you probably harbour some serious rage about it. You might be a people-pleaser, pushover or doormat, sexually shamed, bullied and terrified of confrontation and rejection. And then you watch others go after what they want and get ahead in life and you cry in pain: “What about me?” Chiron in Aries shows you that nothing will change if you don’t do something to change it. Time to be unapologetically, unabashedly yourself! Time to tap into your power, go for what you want - be it love, money, success - and feel no shame. Time to heal those wounds.
How does Chiron in Aries affect your star sign?
Chiron always unlocks a door for you - this time, the door to your personal potency. It tears the veil, empowering you and giving you a more authentic take on life. Let’s see what Chiron in Aries has in store for each star sign between 2018 and 2027.
You’re the leader of this parade, dear Aries. You could go from zero to hero and amaze everyone! Self-acceptance is key here, as you embark on your journey of self discovery. You might initially experience this transit as an attack to yourself, your physical body and your vitality, or to your identity and personality, or you might be called to stand up and fight for what you want. You will most likely transform the way you look. Even as Chiron brings you challenges, it bestows on you incredible charisma, making you stand out as a pioneer and a shining example for others. It will also make you wise beyond your years.
Chiron is making you extra sensitive to all things unseen, dear Taurus, that usually pass under the radar. Repressed anger and sexuality are sure to come to the surface in the coming years, alongside any suppressed personal needs. This is an excellent time for therapy, healing and soul searching, as well as for metaphysical explorations that could awaken your creativity and your sixth sense. You might be extra-sensitive to other people’s pain and try to help them in your own unique way, healing yourself in the process. You will come out of this period with greater strength of spirit, with concrete signs of your spiritual potency, a spirit-warrior hidden in plain sight.
The moment has come to find your place in society, dear Gemini. You might become an outcast and a maverick in the beginning of this period, losing track of your hopes and dreams and not quite belonging anywhere in the world. Or you might join a group of outsiders and weirdos in your search for your people. Friendships will be tested by this transit and you could experience social rifts. Rather than trying to fit in, it’s time to express yourself and carve out your own true individual space in your community. Honour the friendships that stick. You will come out of this period knowing that you have made an authentic contribution.
You’re about to find your true professional identity, dear Cancer. After much instability and experimentation in your career, you’re finally coming to the realisation that it’s down to you to carve out your unique career path. Don’t expect validation from others. Don’t expect a classic rise up the corporate ladder. You’re the outsider and you’re making it big for all to see! This might feel uncomfortable to begin with but this will only sharpen your focus. You might find that you have to stand up for yourself professionally, compete or counter attacks to your good name. It’s time to find your true calling and become a pioneer and a beacon of success.
You’re about to embark on a quest for meaning, dear Leo. This might be sparked by an injustice to begin with, whether in education, immigration and the law, arguments with VIPs or international conflict. This will awaken your need to champion your beliefs, find your truth and give it a voice. You might travel extensively now or enter academia, broadcasting, publishing, international relations or the legal profession as an outsider. In all these arenas you will eventually stand out for your unique vision and authenticity. Brushes with foreign cultures leave a mark and bring a more mature outlook.
Time for some deep transformational therapy, dear Virgo. You might initially experience a crisis with this transit. This could be physical or emotional trauma or a financial blow around taxes, joint accounts, debt, inheritance and the like. Or you might experience problems around intimacy and betrayal. This will bring out your emotional and financial dependencies as well as issues around trust. It will ultimately unlock your sexuality, your inner survivor and your ability to transmute energy, leading to your empowerment. You might be drawn to the occult, receive the key to life’s mysteries and even become a powerful healer. This is your initiation.
Single, dear Libra? If you think you’ve seen it all, think again. You’re about to meet someone unlike anyone you’ve ever met! An outsider. A maverick. A teacher and a mentor. Others have much to teach you and, if you are willing, you can embark on a meaningful relationship now. Existing relationships are put to the test. Confrontations with others teach you to stand your ground and your personal and professional partnerships will become deeper and more authentic as a result. Your partner might suffer now or go through a journey of self-discovery, changing your relationship in the process. Your people-skills could come to the fore, making you shine as a gifted agent or relationship counsellor.
Lifestyle, work and health matters come into the spotlight, dear Scorpio. Repressed anger could cause psychosomatic symptoms now. Better out than in! You’re called to take a more holistic approach to your wellbeing. Is your work not satisfying? Time to stand your ground. Time to choose a job that allows you to express yourself more. Is your health causing you problems? Get to know your body. Listen to it. Act on what you learn. You could become a dynamic healer, an expert problem solver and a pioneer of new methods now. Day to day problems lead you to discover your amazing skills and offer a unique service to the world.
Chiron hands you the key to your heart, dear Sagittarius. Follow this heart of yours and don’t care what anyone says. You’re gonna fight, for your right, to pa-a-arty! You are at the point where you cannot but express yourself unashamedly, fully, authentically - whether this is through the pursuit of hobbies, fun, sport, sexual explorations, though falling in love or by throwing yourself into a creative project that ignites your passion. This is true love! You might start this period with your heart closed off, unable to play and low in confidence. But this will soon change as you find your unique path of expression. You could become a sports healer, child therapist or speculation guru now.
This is the end of the matter, dear Capricorn. A phase of your life draws to a close, urging you to assess where you stand as an individual in your clan, your home, family or heritage. This is a good time for therapy when you can release childhood trauma, unlock the past and put it to bed. Your history, nationality, home or family might cause you trouble to begin with, urging you to examine your true motives and even to stand up for yourself and your kin, and for what you hold sacrosanct. This is a time of emotional healing when you can set your life on a new and more wholesome foundation.
It’s time to unleash your voice, Aquarius! ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me’, goes the rhyme, but if you’ve been swallowing said words for too long, they can cause damage. Time to speak up and say it like it is! You might initially be out of place amid your peers, a lone voice in the wilderness, feeling misunderstood. But this will motivate you. Speak up for yourself! You can heal your relationship with a sibling now. Keep at it. Confrontations will unlock your true, authentic voice and empower you. Speech and writing, media and learning can be highly therapeutic now. You can become a maverick communicator (even giving voice to the underdog) with a strong message to impart.
You have come through a major journey of self discovery, dear Pisces, and it’s time to own it! Don’t doubt your value or self worth for one single moment. You don’t need others’ validation or hand-me-downs. Fight for what is yours! This could be your money and possessions, your physical body or even your sweetheart / special someone - indeed anything or anyone of great value to you. Is someone challenging your stuff? Don’t let them put you down or convince you that you don’t deserve what you’ve got. Financial challenges could lead you to discover new and unique talents. You’re about to discover the true source of your strength, value and self confidence.