(Mosaic Art – Kim Emerson)
On Saturday Chiron, the “wounded healer” and ruler of all things concerning mentorship, turns retrograde. Chiron is a “mavericky” part of yourself …the part that operates outside the “normal” range of standards, formulas, and traditional understanding. One familiar type of energy fuels your expression of yourself in most instances and an entirely strange kind of energy fuels the expression of your Chiron.
Chiron is a distorting wound, but as that heals it becomes a highly integrated piece of yourself operating outside the norm. Chiron’s rhythms are from another dimension but there’s a definite method to this madness. Chiron is capable of processing chaos. Barbara Hand Clowe, a pioneer in the study of Chiron’s influence, defines him as the “rainbow bridge” between structure and chaos – between Saturn and Uranus. He has the potential to connect to unusually powerful sources of creative genius and somehow knows how to manage those. Deep within he knows that he knows and resists the ordinary. Chiron responds to higher frequencies that facilitate progressively higher levels of integration and healing. It’s pretty magical.
Chiron was the most important Centaur in Greek mythology, famous for his teaching ability. Although centaurs had the upper body of a man and the lower body of a horse, Chiron’s front legs were also human, showing that he was different and higher in class than the rest. Other differences between Chiron and his friends was that he was far more civilised in nature, “not indulging in drinking and being overcome with lust.” He had superior knowledge, and he had a different lineage than other centaurs.
Retrograding suggests a delay or a reversal – a purging, postponing, or preparation. In the sign of Pisces this seems to involve becoming “lighter on your feet”, less attached to the way things are – to possessions, people, places, and things. Cultivating flexibility and freedom allows you to move quickly or to reverse course when the right opportunity presents itself.
It may be time to reconsider the pros and cons of an abundance of possessions, long term commitments, and whether or not your current lifestyle reflects who you’ve become and where you’d like to be headed. A clarification of what’s necessary and what’s not frees you to rearrange and experiment.
Venus’s transit on Tuesday (4th of July) into the sign of Gemini emphasizes all of the above. Flexibility, lightness, quickness, and the ability to change direction in a split second without losing your balance is facilitated.. Venus in Gemini needs more variety and more options, more stimulating conversation, more short trips to break up the routines. Venus transitions this week into something similar to the slow earthy caterpillar metamorphosing into a butterfly.
By weeks end Mercury moves into the final degrees of Leo. If you pay attention you might get a few messages regarding how the total eclipse of August 21st will influence you.
As always, thanks for reading,
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ARIES (March 21-April 21)
The energy fueling an epic struggle to hold onto what’s trying to exit your life – a relationship maybe – is shifting. As Chiron changes direction you may sense a loosening of your grip, a relaxation, and something that feels like support. Emotional expressions, especially of unfiltered anger, may assist you in moving forward. In fact there’s an indication this may already have happened – that you’ve initiated some move and gotten the ball rolling. Recent breakthroughs reveal and clarify old patterns of abuse. The elusive “artist within” may have taken over to heal and integrate. It may be time for you to consider that what’s been of serve to you could also be of service to others – a service you might eventually provide. It would seems to be the next logical step in your own quest to be healed and free.
TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
Taurus is nearing the end of a complete relationship transformation. How you “do relationships” now may be nothing like it used to be. Building on some real success and forward momentum, it may be time to nourish your sense of self worth by clarifying the details of a financial way forward. Working to empower yourself financially is a critical piece of the puzzle that needs a solution. Unfinished business involving an old commitment may be restricting your future and triggering some fear. A wild card is thrown into the mix. It may seem that another holds your destiny their hands. A sense of powerlessness could feel draining. It’s time to clarify what kind of a love you need and what and when to say no because it’s just not enough. What you cannot afford to be is indiscriminate.
An epic struggle to release something that prevents you from freely pursuing your dreams is in play. That may be a deeply entrenched fear that committing to free yourself from something resembling meaningless drudgery and doing what you love is impractical, risky, and essentially self-destructive. Most likely you’ll be set you off course, stunned, or left holding the bag. There may be a tendency to believe that financial ruin is the trade off for having the audacity to do what you love. Undoing that fear involves developing and enacting a shrewd financial plan that’s specifically designed to free you to pursue your dreams. A very structured “container for money” (your plan in action) encourages it to flow in. Moving in the direction of greater independence and freedom is key. I predict that by August 1st you will be very encouraged about the direction of your future if you make some important changes now. You may have to be very committed and self-disciplined to make it work. But cosmic assistance is just around the corner.
An old approach to life is dissolving and along with that a change in your relationship status is implied. Old links to the past may need to be severed. Take note if you or another is mounting some powerful resistance to letting go and moving on. It’s time to take on a more independent, authoritative role. You may need to take the lead, make your own decisions, ordering your priorities according to what feels right. What you may have always had is a powerful mother or partner who functioned as a caretaker. That’s familiar territory for you. But it no longer holds much promise. The challenge is to grow up in some regard and to move forward. It may be necessary to “dethrone” your caretaker as the guiding force in your life. That could meet with some resistance. But you’re ready to take charge. Something is being clarified. You can assertively speak the truth and step into your full adult self.
LEO (July 21-Aug 21)
There’s fear surrounding issues of home, family, and roots. Something about your responsibility to ensure a secure future for yourself and your family entails rebellious resistance. Everyone is not on the same page. Something important is about to be clarified if it hasn’t already been. Most likely that involves financial clarity – the true cost of what’s being proposed or what’s at stake. You might change your mind on where you stand. Or, more likely, you might change another’s mind. Persuasion is part of this picture and you’re very good at it.
as a persuader, you’re a force to be reckoned with. You’re never more powerful than when you’re focused on persuading another to get on board with whatever it is you’re promoting. It’s likely you can encourage the opposition to have second thoughts about a stance they’d previously taken. The most important thing is the nature of what you’re promoting. It must be a pure expression of who you are at a core level. It must strengthen life saving links to the past, protect the vulnerable, reinforce what is most valuable, and deepen your understanding of your life’s true purpose.
An intense struggle to hold onto relationship that undermines your sense of self worth, or power, or independence, is the context within which you appear to be operating. Letting go is hard. But this week a message hits home. Something is starkly clarified. Anger takes hold and you’re driven to state the truth. What you need within the realm of relationships (marriage) is to be frequently transported into a sublime state where the barriers between you and your partner disappear. Boundaries dissolve as the two of you become one. For you it must be intensely romantic and magical. It’s the food that feeds your soul. But what you may settle for may be nothing close to that. Now is the time to be unapologetically truthful and to tune out old messages about self-sacrifice and guilt and to question your habit of settling for something that falls short of what you want and need. Being honest and unapologetically truthful sets a new life off on the right foot.
The need to let go of an old approach to life may meet with some powerful resistance. I’m not sure if that’s coming from inside of you or if a partner is hitting the brakes, but it has the feel of an epic struggle. A fear of instability or financial disruption makes freely committing to something or someone you love difficult. Coming to terms with choosing something safe or something fun – a true expression of your talents – is challenging. But there is a real possibility that you’re in the process of preparing to make what you love profitable. If I had to set a timeline I’d say you might have this figured out by August 1st. The solar eclipse in your 11th house awakens your urge to contribute something unique and different. It seems the public might be craving what you have to offer. I predict you will be wildly successful if you can overcome a tendency to underestimate yourself and to fear financial powerlessness.
SCORPIO (October 21 – November 21)
Your style and approach to communication may be intense, defensive, and somewhat tone-deaf. Currently it may be causing problems and some pain. Issues related to marriage, commitment, old friends, freedom, and some weird vibes you sensed in your parent’s marriage and maybe inherited are ripe for transformation. Delving deeper comes naturally to you. It’s time to transform what currently operates as your achilles heal into creative raw material. My sense is that your imaginative mind needs a communication outlet. Your thoughts and ideas are a tangled mass of intrigue, fascination, eroticism, and imagined life and death cliff hangers. Your actual life may seem dull by comparison. It may be time to find a way to write the kind of stories that demand you spend more time within the realm of your imagination. It seems odd that flights of imagination and time spent in “unreal worlds” could help solve your communication issues, but that seems to be the message.
Sagittarius is in deep healing mode. Depending on your level of resistance to letting go of old attachments, this time may be experienced as extremely painful, mildly painful, pretty interesting, or astounding from the perspective of what you’re discovering as you unravel the mysteries of your hidden life. It’s all in preparation for a new beginning and a the new life you’ll soon be living at more authentic levels of Sagittarian expression. Your challenge is to free yourself from the confinement of repeating old patterns, to lead in the direction of something more adventurous, to be the truth teller, to generously share your wisdom, and to share the important teaching that a joy-filled life is not optional. Your work seems to involve disconnecting from an old commitment to being a victim and a shapeshifter – the one willing to shape herself into whatever the present moment requires, and to suffer in silence rather than insist on fairness. The Cosmos is assisting the dissolution of old bad habits. Don’t resist.
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 21)
Capricorn is the quintessential business person – the shrewd strategizer who figures out how to achieve his goals in the most effective, efficient way. Money is usually the bottom line and often the means for measuring success. But Capricorn may be discovering something new. He may have embraced a compassionate goal designed to protect the vulnerable. He may be feeling more humbled as he takes on an experience that requires assistance from many quarters – including higher realms. Capricorn is comfortable operating as a lone wolf but something different seems to be taking hold. The truth is that Capricorn may be able to extract some deeper satisfaction as he asks for help. Old ideas about the nature of success, personal achievement, and satisfaction may pale in comparison to experiencing how dependent your are on the generosity of the universe – and how reliably it delivers when you ask for help.
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
You may be feeling that you’re paying too high a price for a commitment that seems to lock you in. Your approach to life and your future life direction may seem derailed in some way. Things change. There’s is pressure to salvage your dreams and to get things on track but workable solutions seem elusive. The first order of business may be some clarification of where you stand. Do you need to follow or can you assertively take the lead? What’s in play now seems unsustainable. The nature of an important relationship needs to be broken wide open. All the cards need to be placed face up and on the table. You may need to insistent and persistent. You are an expert at feeling your way through the dark. Lets see if you can inject more honesty into the conversation as you identify what you need. You’ve come to far to give up without a fight.
PISCES (February 21-March 21)
You may be tempted to blame someone or something for your restlessness and inability to feel settled wherever you are. But as Chiron turns retrograde we’re always thrown back on ourselves to find answers within. An old pattern of abuse relates to being burdened with the feeling that you must save and inspire the world – be the messiah, have all the answers, and sacrifice whatever petty personal dreams you had for yourself in service to others. That distortion of the truth can now be unraveled. The time is right to increase your awareness and sensitivity, to find the most effective methods for to identify the source of the problem, and to release it. It’s implied that methods most effective for you involve something playful, child-like, entertaining, and fun. You’re clearing the decks for a new life direction. If what you want feels self indulgent, you’re probably on the right track.