Chiron Retrograde begins this week on 23 July, where it continues its apparent backwards motion until 26 December, 2023.
Chiron, not technically classed as a planet in our skies but rather a ‘minor planet’, a comet, or often referred to as an asteroid, first entered Aries in 2018, where it will remain until 2027.
First discovered in 1977, Chiron is relatively new to our study of both astronomy and astrology. In mythology, however, Chiron holds rich history and wisdom we can call upon to understand this minor planet with greater ease.
When is Chiron Retrograde?
Chiron Retrogrades from 23 July 2023 until 26 December, 2023.
Who is Chiron in Astrology?
In mythology, Chiron was known as the wounded healer. A centaur who was abandoned at birth by his mother, Chiron grew into adulthood feeling unloved and unwanted.
His journey is a powerful one, however, as he built himself up and began teaching combat to some of the most well-known Greek hero’s.Despite, or perhaps because of, his wounds, he created his own path of power.
One day, he was accidentally wounded with a poison arrow. Due to the pain, he naturally began studying and even mastering a variety of healing modalities.He learned with such depth, wisdom, and knowledge that he then began teaching these healing arts to the gods, all while being unable to heal his own wound.
Chiron became well known across the seas as a powerful healer, teacher, psychic and philosopher, and thus came the name the ‘Wounded Healer’.
In evolutionary Astrology, it is suggested that the role Chiron plays in our life, or the wounding it represents, is one that we come into this life with as wounds or karma from past lives. In psychological astrology, it is looked to as wounding from early childhood.
Either way, there can be a felt experience of a core wound with Chiron – yet as shown by his story, Chiron is also a portal into deep wisdom, healing, compassion and value. As the famous Persian poet once said, “the wound is where the light enters”.
What is Chiron Retrograde?
As Chiron begins its retrograde, it invites us to explore some of those wounds. It invites us to turn inward at what sits within waiting for our attention and love. And it invites us to reframe our experiences, perceptions, and relationship with those wounds with the knowing that it is here that we can access our greatest wisdom.
This time invites a sense of empowerment as what we face, what we hold with healing and love, what we discover within ourselves as we travel through our Chiron ‘wounds’… Is that we are not who we once were.
Experience has offered us wisdom and perspective. Time and age has offered insight and depth. Our efforts and steps taken have widened, deepened, and strengthened our capacity of what we can be with.
Chiron Retrograde says:
When an ‘old’ emotion, wound, or pattern once again presents itself… Celebrate.
For this reflects your deepened and widened capacity to be with yourself.
Don’t dismiss this knock at your door with a ‘I’ve already processed this’… Descend into it.
For there is more here that you didn’t have access to before.
And as we access more of this emotion, wound, pattern… We also access more of ourselves.
Chiron’s glyph is shaped like that of a key. A key that unlocks doors within us. A key that unlocks compassion, wisdom, knowledge, healing, and deep value. Our experiences are one of the many aspects that make us who we are, and that thought can empowering, or disempowering. This retrograde is an opportunity to choose.
Learn More about Chiron in Your Natal Chart
12 August, or available as a replay inside of our Flow with the Moon Membership, we are holding our Asteroid Magic Astrology Class.
Asteroids are relatively new to astrology, having only been discovered in the 19th century.
Looking at our own chart, Asteroids are celestial bodies that add nuance, dimension, and unique perspective to your cosmic blueprint. Like Ceres, who shows us how we self-nurture. Or Chiron, who offers the key to healing, unlocking our entire chart.
During this class we will cover the energetics and invitations of Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta and Chiron.
Join us as we get to know the Asteroids through your chart. Bring your natal chart, bring your questions, and open the space to explore yourself, and your inner psychological and divine make up, from a whole new lens.
A 2 hr live class – bring your chart, questions, and willingness to explore your nature.
Available for all Flow with the Moon Members.