CHIRON IN THE HOUSES
THE WOUNDED HEALER:
Chiron is a comet in our solar system with an erratic and elliptical orbit. It represents our “deepest wound” and how we work to heal it. In our natal charts, it shows us where we have healing powers caused by these deep spiritual wounds; Chiron is known as the bridge between material and spiritual realms. In the areas of life that are influenced by Chiron, we may overcompensate in an attempt to cover up our wounds. Overcoming low self-esteem and fear helps us to harness these healing powers and eventually learn to use to them our best ability.
First House: Chiron in the first house plays a role in part of your identity. You may go through a (or several) journey(s) of self discovery in life, and usually early on. It can make you like a knight in shining armor, ready to fight for the underdog as it’s important for you to find personal meaning in existence. People with Chiron in the first house are very gifted healers/teachers. However, acting with over-aggression is common, and you must be careful not to neglect your own personal needs for the sake of helping others.
Second House: Chiron in the second house creates a deep need for you to define what you value in life, physically and emotionally. While you may have issues with holding onto and maintaining personal finances, you can easily help others gain control over their own money with sound advice. You are likely to squander your money/possessions away, feeling that you don’t really deserve it, but the deeper issue here is feeling that you have low self-worth. Finding the right balance can lead you to becoming a great teacher of self-worth and living a fulfilling and compassionate lifestyle.
Third House: Chiron in the third house can have issues with feeling understood, or you have may have had some sort of injury that inhibits your ability to speak. You may feel like no one paid attention to what you said as a child, so you are on a life-long quest to be heard, yet you still frequently feel that no one is listening. Mercury/Chiron stress aspects are likely to produce the same result. Overcome your lack of self-confidence, and you will see that you hold an unusual ability to teach and communicate with sensitivity. Siblings play a significant role in your life when Chiron resides in the third house. If you are an only child, you may feel that this area of your life is lacking.
Fourth House: With Chiron in the fourth house, you may often feel like the ‘black sheep’ of your family. The home itself is generally the issue – maybe you’re away a lot or your family dynamic was off (a parent may have left, been emotionally unavailable, or ill) or perhaps you feel like you can’t find a true home anywhere. Suffering in childhood is common with this placement. Understand that self-healing is the path to universal healing. Because of your difficult home life, you have a lack of self-confidence. Gain confidence in yourself and you will see that you have great potential, especially as a counselor.
Fifth House: Chiron in the fifth house creates a deep need for the ego to be recognized and you may have to draw certain boundaries in order for it to survive, just be careful to not cut yourself off from people completely. This placement gives you the ability to give impeccable advice on romance, children, games, and even the stock market, even if your own life doesn’t reflect this at all. You are often able to help people reach goals you could never reach for yourself; you may be a great life coach. Chiron in the fifth house may cause unusual sexual patterns or tendencies to experiment and/or become obsessed with a partner or certain sexual encounters. You may not want kids, but if you do, there is a risk of you pushing them to achieve goals you want for yourself, not what they want. This is a very creative placement, although you may not recognize this in yourself.
Sixth House: Chiron in the sixth house pre-occupies you with your health, beyond the typical level. You may be somewhat of a hypochondriac and it’s likely that you may suffer from an eating disorder or have strange likes/dislikes about food. This placement can influence you in one of two ways: you will help everyone around you get healthy while you maintain an unhealthy lifestyle (smoking, eating junk food). You must learn to take care of yourself first if this is the case. Or you may demand that everyone around you serves you and it is difficult for you to be satisfied. You’re very sensitive to the body and you will be successful in healing yourself when it comes to dealing with your own issues, as long as you don’t view being healthy as a chore.
Seventh House: With Chiron in the seventh house, you often find yourself through your relationships with others. You may spend a great deal of time with a partner who is disabled in some way. You typically can give great advice on marriage and business partnerships but have a hard time with these relationships yourself. Your parents may have split or been distant, and you may marry multiple times. You reflect others’ self images like a mirror, but it’s important to recognize that you and your partner are not one person – you need to be separate individuals that come together harmoniously. Doing so helps to relieve some of the confusion about who you are. You must find a balance between self and others.
Eighth House: Chiron in the eighth house comes alive with this placement – you’ll have immense talent for healing or rehabilitating others, but not yourself. Personal desires are extremely important to you and you can almost know by instinct what other people desire. It’s tempting to use this to manipulate or control others, and you may feel that you even have psychic abilities because of this. However, it’s important to use this for good and not to give your powers away to a teacher or a ‘master’. You may also have the capacity to bring out great sexual ability in a partner. You could become a very skilled sex therapist.
Ninth House: Chiron in the ninth house may cause you to obsess over travel or a certain field of study, typically pertaining to a religion of some sort. You have an inner crisis that requires you to connect with a Higher Self in your lifetime. You may feel driven to discover ultimate truths and convey them to others through spirituality, religion and/or the occult. Your opinions tend to be more extreme than others and it’s important that you remain open-minded. You have great potential to be a teacher, as being the eternal student comes so naturally to you. Remember to take time and relax so that you can truly enjoy learning as much as you do.
Tenth House: Chiron in the tenth house may often cause you to feel like you are taking care of everyone and everything besides yourself. You have a strong desire to prove your self-worth so you are constantly helping others succeed, even beyond your own levels of success. On the other hand, this placement could influence you to reject any form of responsibility and give up all ambitions, typically out of your fear of failure. Chiron in the tenth house gives you authority naturally, as the house represents goals and achievement, but you may not own your authority. You are able to finally accept the power within you during the time of ‘Saturn Return’, between the ages of 28 and 30. You gain the ability to separate yourself from the projections others have placed on you since childhood – you will find your true purpose.
Eleventh House: Chiron in the eleventh house may cause you to feel like your peers reject you. It may create deep feelings of loneliness for you. To compensate for this, you will either withdraw from large groups, as they generally make you feel uncomfortable, or you will compulsively seek out many friends to help fight off the loneliness. You often find yourself with ‘friends’ who drain you and take advantage of you, or you could drain and take advantage of your friends due to an inner neediness that is never satisfied. With that being said, you are incredibly individualistic and you have a great sense of personal destiny. To fulfill this destiny, master the skill of detachment and release yourself from the holds of your ego. You were born to play a unique role; push your creativity and idealism to new heights.
Twelfth House: With Chiron in the twelfth house, you may have a strong desire to take care of the poor, sick, and unfortunate. The issue with this lies in neglecting your needs and the needs of your family in order to help others. This placement tends to cause fatigue and it’s vital that you get plenty of rest. You are deeply intuitive and aware of the non-physical realms of reality. You are endlessly curious and even somewhat psychic. You have come into this life to serve a very high purpose, and although the path is a difficult one, the goal you reach will be higher than anything imaginable. Be careful to not shut yourself off from people as your natural gifts for healing are there to help others. This benefits you personally, but only after you have matured emotionally.