Chiron is the asteroid (some propose comet) which reflects wounding. Its location and sign helps us understand vulnerabilities, either personally or collectively. Chiron recently moved into the sign of Aries in the first house. February 18th 2019. Though Chiron also appeared briefly in Aries during 2018, this progression begins an eight year journey.
How does this Chiron placement reflect the global wounds? I think it’s interesting to see Chiron in Aries emerge during times of such wounded leadership.
There has been a rise in fascist leaders. In the United States, Brazil, Austria, Philippines.
Aries is the sign of self interest and leadership, but it’s shadow can express as compensatory displays of power in the face of identity threat. Dane Rhudyar likened Aries to adolescent energy.
It’s important to remember that these leaders reflect the collective which put them into power. It begs the question, why have they been given power? Fear in the face of uncertainty. The ego of a nation may provide a false sense of security while trumping the needs of the very individuals which comprise it. Destructive identities and figure heads are at the core of the collective consciousness currently. Yet, there may be a lesson in this.
Days after Chiron entered Aries we had the (re-) emergence of a progressive leader firing up young people. In just 24 hours, 6 million in donations were raised for Bernie Sander’s campaign. As Chiron begins it’s 8 year stay in Aries, we can hope it will be a journey of learning how to heal the wounded leader. Let us intend to also find our own leaders within and advocate for our needs. There has been a lot of overwhelm, but the pendulum swings in both directions.
As Chiron distances from Pisces, hopefully the masses will be less checked out, less victimized and less susceptible to toxic guidance.
Disclaimer: We can’t draw absolute conclusions from one single aspect. However , we can try to understand what these symbols represent and how they might tie into the current social landscape.
Energetically, the flower essence of Elecampagne is used for irrational fear and ovewhelm. It’s an excellent essence for feeling out of place, easing social discomfort and helping instill a healthy sense of individual agency. It also helps with integration new ideas and information. A healthy dose of tolerance is a great asset in leadership.