Chiron, the Healer in Astrology
Chiron was discovered in 1977, and because its orbit lies between Saturn and Uranus, he is the bridge between the past (Saturn) and the future (Uranus). Chiron is known as the planet of healing. Since its discovery, there has been a huge growth in complementary medicine and alternative healing therapies.
There are three principal life cycles in astrology: Your Saturn return at age 28-30, your Uranus opposition at age 38-44 and your Chiron return at age 50-51.
A Chiron transit in your chart will often trigger very stressful times in your life and also highly illuminating times. Saturn can be left behind and the electrical healing potential of Uranus released. Uranus rules the right brain, Saturn the left, and Chiron enables us to bridge these two sides of the brain.
Wherever Chiron is in your chart will show where you may have had some painful learning experiences, but also where you will be able to help others. For example, a Scorpio lady, aged 51, with Chiron in the 8th house, had many problems with finances in her earlier years to the point of being close to bankruptcy. She suffered betrayals from family members and was unexpectedly cut out of her father's will. She decided she needed to take control of her financial future and she went and studied economics, business and finance to a high level and then made it into a career. As a result, she helps others to be successful financially and although she makes a good living, she is nowhere near as wealthy as the people whom she has helped.
This is a feature that comes up regularly with Chiron. We have lessons to learn that concern that particular house and once we have learned those lessons we are in the position to help others. This house, however, shows us that it is through helping other people that we find our success and inner happiness. We often take others to a much higher level than we can ever achieve for ourselves.
This week, we’ll outline the characteristics of Chiron through the 12 houses
. In another article, we’ll cover Chiron through the signs.
Find out which house Chiron is in, in your free birth chart
Chiron in the 1st House
You are a charismatic person who is unforgettable. You might be a teacher or work in the medical profession. Electrical energy runs through your hands and you must learn how to ground your energy. Acupuncture and osteopathy can be very helpful. Being in nature and listening to soothing music will help you to stay centred.
Chiron in the 2nd House
You can show other people how to take care of their money better than you take care of your own. Your own finances may be challenging and you will have lessons to learn about handling money effectively. Low self-worth may be at the root of the issue and you will have to learn how to value yourself and your talents in order to be successful financially.
Chiron in the 3rd House
You may experience communication difficulties and feel misunderstood by others. Possibly no one listened to you as a child. If you work hard to develop your communication skills, you could make an excellent a voice coach or speech therapist. You may have unusual teaching talents and eventually become a very skilled and effective communicator.
Chiron in the 4th House
This placement can bring challenges with the family. You may have experienced suffering in early childhood. Your father may have been sick or away a great deal. You may be able to help others with family issues but fail to have harmony within your own family. You are very compassionate and you will know when someone else is suffering. When you have worked on yourself and connected with your roots you can be a great healer.
Chiron in the 5th House
This placement can give you counselling ability, especially with children and young people. The key to being happy is releasing the child within you. You may work in sports, gambling, games, speculation of any kind. You can help others to be successful in these fields, but you should not gamble or speculate yourself.
Chiron in the 6th House
You have an affinity with medicine and healing. You will have a very sensitive nervous system and acute intuition about what is going on in the body. Diet and nutrition could be of interest and you may help others to get well and not take enough care of your own health. It’s important that you learn how to take care of yourself as you are a natural healer.
Chiron in the 7th House
Relationships are your greatest teacher. You will have important learning experiences in relationships and if you are willing to face those lessons you will be able to help others with their relationships. You are charismatic and you want others to love you. Your highest awareness would be to realise that others react to you as you see yourself.
Chiron in the 8th House
You have a penetrating mind and a great ability for deep research. You will be drawn to the metaphysical field. You need to be careful that you don’t become too dependent on others for support, or that too much of what you earn goes to supporting others. You may have a talent for healing others, but not necessarily yourself.
Chiron in the 9th House
Meditation and connecting with your higher self is very important as you will have a natural interest in spirituality. You’ll search for meaning in every area of your life. You may be a publisher or teach writing and help others to be successful in this field while longing to do it yourself. Parents with this placement often push their children into higher education and give them opportunities they never had.
Chiron in the 10th House
This is a great placement for running an organisation in the medical or healing field. Often, no matter what your career is, you may feel that you are taking care of everybody else except yourself. You may deny having any ambition for fear of failure. Perhaps your parents pushed you too hard to succeed and you never felt as though you made the grade. You need to learn how to use your power for the higher good.
Chiron in the 11th House
You will probably encounter challenges with friends. You may have difficulty holding onto friends or you might be afraid of large groups of people. Friends might drain your energy or you may drain theirs through neediness. You can help others achieve their dreams and you would make an excellent coach.
Chiron in the 12th House
You may try to take care of people less fortunate than yourself while neglecting your own needs. Be careful not to get involved with dodgy teachers and gurus who could mislead you. You are mystical, you have great intuition and you need to trust your own inner vision.