In early 2008, I sat down in meditation to ask Ascended Master Djehuty (a.k.a. Thoth, St. Germain, Merlin, Hermes) what people were calling 2012 was about. I’d been reading info that made me curious, and I thought I’d find out what he had to say. Up to that point, he’d given me useful answers to my questions about astrology and soul that changed how I do evolutionary astrology. (The Soul’s Journey books explain that in detail.)
In the first session, his answer centered on Chiron as a key to humans beginning to learn more about ourselves as energetic beings. He told me that we are as musical instruments, encountering energy in the world around us and in others, and responding with emotion. Essentially, he painted a picture of a human being played by energetic input, with the resulting music being that person’s emotions and feelings.
I thanked him and made some notes, then went about living my life. I sat down a few days later and said something like, “Hey, Djehuty, thanks for that other teaching, it’s great. But I’m still curious about what will happen in 2012.” He responded with part 2 of the teaching, and I began to see that his answer about the meaning of the end of the Mayan Calendar, known mostly as 2012, was all about opening the heart and the critical importance of us learning how to heal emotional wounding and manage our energies to limit future wounding.
The teaching was a lot about the transition we’re in now from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius. He also focused a great deal on the mechanics of how the Chiron wound is imprinted upon each human beginning shortly after birth or in infancy.
I consider the wound of the poisoned arrow to be the 2nd wound and, in fact, a distraction from the true, 1st wound: Chiron was rejected by his mother at birth.
Djehuty showed me how each human as an infant cocreates with parents and other important caregivers a wound of rejection, even when the parents or caregivers are loving and attentive. I saw the kinds of experiences that shape infants into, regarding a part of life (a natal house) and a way of being (a natal sign), some kind of expectation of rejection. It’s that we as babies get it into our non-reasoning heads that if we do this particular thing, we won’t be loved, or we’ll lose the love we have that makes us feel safe.
When the person grows up, that primary wound of rejection remains until he or she learns to deal with it in effective, compassionate ways. When activated, this wound sets a person back, making him or her feel helpless and not the resourceful adult he or she has become. When it’s triggered, the baby within the person makes a decision or responds, and it’s almost always not a mature, grounded response – it’s from the fear of an inner kid, after all!
Many people are aware of the childhood wound of rejection, and take steps to work on it. But, it turns out, talking won’t do, and neither will thinking. The inner infant doesn’t reason or consider, and can’t be talked into feeling safe. It requires going into the pain and fear of rejection, and this requires remembering that a baby within is the one carrying it and addressing it appropriately.
Djehuty’s message for us on Chiron includes that compassion is the key to transforming the childhood wound into a solid, confident base of self-care and self-love, self-validation and self-nurturing. Whatever you feel, let it unfold. Whatever wounding comes up, or sense of being worthy of rejection, let it come up and look at it. Always bring compassionate awareness and acceptance to all of your needs and feelings, and you’re on your way to turning around the wound into a heart-centered strength.
Chiron in your natal chart reveals in what ways you might feel not loved or lovable, as well as the unique talents, gifts, and resourcefulness you-as-Chiron possess. It also describes what you can do to heal the inner infant and stop the habit of that part of you periodically taking over and making decisions you’ll regret later.
To get the full story on your own Chiron, get your own Chiron Natal Report. It begins with in-depth info on the myth and how we live the archetype, as well as the astrology of your Chiron: house and sign placements, natal aspects with planets and angles, transits and progressions to your natal Chiron, and transits of Chiron to other placements in your natal chart.
Do not believe those who say the wound cannot be healed! It most definitely can. I lead people through this process all the time in private consultations and ongoing coaching/energy work sessions.
Enjoy exploring the Chiron pages, overviews of each of the following interpretations of Chiron in the houses and signs, and more.