|A 19th-century wooden centaur attributed to a Mr Dines.|
The planetoid Chiron, which orbits between Uranus and Saturn, was discovered in 1977 and has caused some excitement among astrologers ever since.
It takes about 50 years to make it’s way around the zodiac, which means that you will have a “Chiron Return” at around the age of 50, which, like the Saturn Return, can be a time of great reckoning. People born in the 1960s are about to experience this.
I think the meaning of Chiron is still unfolding. It’s very prominent in my own chart, but I often find that commentary on Chiron does not resonate with me. So my advice when you read up on Chiron is always take what’s said with a pinch of salt. My response is show me the evidence.
Remember that last time Chiron was in Pisces, we had all that hippy 60s stuff but we also had a very ugly war that scarred a corner of the world for decades. And the time before that – just WWI, in which a generation was sacrificed. I’m not predicting another war, but I would suggest that there are two sides to Chiron – the wounding and the healing.
For some more upbeat assessments of what this could mean here is what some other astrologers think.
Rick Levine in his monthly planetary round up with that other smart boy, Jeff Jawer has some interesting things to say about Chiron’s move into the oceans of Pisces.
Pat over at Real Astrologers writes with some clarity on the subject.
Joyce Mason loves Chiron and has spent a lot of time thinking about him, so she’s always worth reading on the subject. She wrote a good piece last year when Chiron popped into Pisces briefly.
For some good background on Chiron in your own chart take a look at this old post on Cafe Astrology.