Chiron in the Houses

Chiron isn’t a planet, but actually a comet whose orbit is between Saturn and Uranus. In a chart, it represents our deepest wound and our efforts to heal it. Ironically, it also shows us in which way we are naturally skilled in healing other people, even if this is the comet of the “wound that never heals”.

Chiron in the first house: Self-discovery wound
Chiron in the second house: Damaged sense of worth
Chiron in the third house: Inability to speak up
Chiron in the fourth house: Abandonment issues
Chiron in the fifth house: Lingering melancholy 
Chiron in the sixth house: Chaotic nervous system
Chiron in the seventh house: Bitter relationships
Chiron in the eighth house: Tendence to supress/repress everything
Chiron in the ninth house: Sense of being stuck
Chiron in the tenth house: Not having one’s accomplisments praised
Chiron in the eleventh house: Constant feeling of being irrelevant
Chiron in the twelfth house: Genuine unconscious pain that never goes away

-crystal melbourne | within the zodiac | where’s my Chiron?

An introduction to Comets from a 20th-century stereograph:

This is a wonderful view of a comet sweeping across the sky. Formerly these were looked upon as evil omens. They were thought to forecast the coming of famine, pestilence, or war. But scientists, even in ancient days, did not accept these statements. In Western Asia and Northern Europe the old star-gazers believed them to be what they are, “wanderers” across the sky following regular paths. 

Generally a comet is made up of three parts. You will notice in the view that the head of the comet (the bright part) is at the extreme lower end. This is called the nucleus. About this is a thin halo of light called coma. Streaming off from the head of the comet, upward in the case of this view, is a thin, airy tail. It is so thin that you can easily see the stars beyond it. Usually a comet has one tail, but some have as many as five or six. Sometimes these are millions of miles long. 

Comets move around the sun as planets do, but not always in the same direction. They do not, as planets do, revolve in the same plane. That is, if you were to draw in space the orbit of the earth about the sun, you could lay a piece of flat paper across your drawing so that it would touch all points of your circle. But comets wander, or wobble up and down in their circuits. 

Comets are much larger than we sometimes think. The head of Donati’s in 1858 was measured as 250,000 miles in diameter. Tails of the short ones are some 10,000,000 miles long; and the comet of 1882 had a tail 100,000,000 miles long. Some of them appear regularly in view of the earth so that we know when to expect them. Halley’s famous comet moves about the sun once every 76 years and can thus be seen at regular intervals from earth. Comets are usually named for the one who discovers them.


Morehouse’s Comet, Yerkes Observatory, about 1900, Keystone View Co. J. Paul Getty Museum, 84.XC.873.7631.

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I can be strong, and stand my ground when I’m protecting someone else, but when that someone is me… It’s a lot harder. ‘Cause I don’t like being vulnerable. We’re really different. Yeah. […] It’s just… Last year I thought I could have it all, and then I thought I couldn’t. Then I had to pick. So, I chose being Supergirl over having a relationship. And then, you came along, and I thought you were… toughtless and selfish. And I kept writing you off. And you kept proving me wrong. And I just got me thinking… Maybe I can have it all.