[This is a continuation of the previous post]. In this article I will address Chiron in 10th House, Chiron in Capricorn, or Chiron in aspect to Saturn; Chiron in 11th House, Chiron in Aquarius, or Chiron in aspect to Uranus; and Chiron in 12th House, Chiron in Pisces, or Chiron in aspect to Neptune:
Chiron in 10th House / Chiron in Capricorn / Chiron in aspect to Saturn:
The individual may feel that he or she has “disappointed” a parental figure, a hypothetical higher power, or his or her own superego that constantly demands excellence and achievement. With Chiron on the apex of the birth chart, one may literally feel awkward in climbing the social ladder or attaining a higher status in life. Alternatively, the human need for excellence may prompt a feeling of pity in the individual, through which he or she may be able to connect to higher hopes and dreams of others, and consequently become a vehicle for their glory.
If Chiron is on the MC, there may exist a “rupture” in one’s relation to power, the father, or the divine. This may, in some cases, take the concrete form of psychological issues around a father figure (specially identifying with the “wounded” aspects of a father figure, or tolerating them out of pity). This may subsequently signify a life-long attempt to “heal” the self and others regarding the above-mentioned concepts.
Our relation with the “divine” starts in the Ninth House but culminates in the Tenth House. The belief in the concept of God as an “il-logical” notion requiring absolute faith is a Ninth House matter, whereas respecting God “logically” and feeling protected by Him or Her as a “surrogate parent” is a Tenth House issue. Chiron in the Tenth House may thus symbolize a degree of incapability to truly “let go and let God” as if the individual’s capacity for being “fathered” has been somehow compromised, regardless of how the actual father or father figure may have behaved, or how the individual has indeed related to other authority figures throughout his or her life.
The Vulnerability of Chiron in 10th House:
It is not uncommon for someone with an uncomfortable Chiron in association with Saturn, Capricorn, or the Tenth House to develop a spiteful attitude towards all that is socially, intellectually, or culturally respected. In this case, the individual may feel simultaneously attracted to and repulsed by all that has been enduringly honored by tradition, including the “recognized” people who would represent a certain field of knowledge, a political view, or a highly popular cause. The danger, in this case, is to throw out the baby with the bathwater and to miss the commonsensical and practical dimensions of what is esteemed by convention.
Evolution of Chiron in 10th House:
An individual with an evolved Chiron in 10th House, in Capricorn, or in association with Saturn, however, would ideally seek reconciliation with the traditional symbols of power, respecting all that would wisely guide and rightfully admonish, including his or her own inner sovereignty. The voice of conscience would be quite loud with this placement, and thus such an individual would have a higher chance of developing a genuinely moral outlook that has not been fabricated by blindly following the commands of religion or culture.
With Chiron in association with the archetype of structure, one can truly understand the practical necessity of a “Guiding Star” that gives direction to one’s life and methodically helps one surpass the chaos of sentiments (i.e. the polarity point of Cancer or the Fourth House) to resolutely achieve what is beyond one’s wildest dreams.
Chiron in 11th House / Chiron in Aquarius / Chiron in aspect to Uranus:
There may exist a “rupture” in one’s capacity to transcend one’s own ego and feel connected to the collective. Alternatively, one may feel awkward belonging to the human race, and may thus develop a pitiful perspective on fellow human beings in general. With Chiron residing in the collective space of the Eleventh House, or in association with Aquarius or Uranus, one may feel uncomfortable being part of the human “tribe” and contribute to the welfare of others. Alternatively, one’s “listening” or “encouraging” capacity for what is said or performed by others (i.e. polarity point of the Fifth House or Leo) may have been compromised. In some cases, precisely, for this reason, the individual may develop an attraction towards those who are good “listeners” or genuinely support other people’s talents.
The Vulnerability of Chiron in 11th House:
If Chiron is uncomfortable in the Eleventh House, in Aquarius, or in association with Uranus, one may indeed find it impossible to belong to anything larger than oneself. In this case, a rather static sense of self may develop, or quite the contrary, one may find it boring to be “someone” (i.e. polarity point of the Fifth House or Leo) and may feel attracted to the idea of being “nobody” [and thus being able to contain all the possibilities of the human race]. With Chiron in association with the Individuation Axis (Fifth/Eleventh), one may experience a life-long awkwardness to “individuate” and simultaneously operate within a collective context.
Evolution of Chiron in 11th House:
An evolved Chiron in the Eleventh House, in Aquarius, or in association with Uranus, however, knows how to “heal” the “collective” through “individual” merits: Tony Robbins, who has written numerous self-help books and whose seminars around the world are quite a spectacle to watch, has surely established his unique presence as a “healer” who touches the lives of many through directly getting involved in their personal history and also sharing his own “wounds” on stage. With Chiron in Aquarius in the Fifth House of his natal chart, he has been able to successfully integrate the opposite archetypes of Leo (Fifth House, or the Sun) and Aquarius (Eleventh House, or Uranus): the “individual” and the “collective” have become synthesized in his psyche.
In a rather similar manner, Chiron in the Eleventh House demands a transcendence of all polarities in favor of something “ideal” (i.e. the archetype of Aquarius / Uranus): in a perfectly designed world, “one” is for “all” and “all” is for “one”: one heals oneself through others and heals others through one’s own presence. It is, therefore, vital to be “somebody” (Leo) in order to be able to transcend that by free will and become “nobody” (Aquarius), and, paradoxically enough, precisely through getting involved in this seemingly self-annihilating process, one would indeed “individuate” in quite a unique manner.
Chiron in 12th House / Chiron in Pisces / Chiron in aspect to Neptune:
A simultaneous “rupture” and “yearning” may exist regarding one’s capacity to transcend one’s earthly limits, one’s doubts or fears, or spiritual or physical deformities. With Chiron in association with the archetype of transcendence an individual’s earthly experiences may be felt as incomplete, elusive, or lacking on some level, as there may exist an evolutionary or spiritual impetus to reconcile oneself with the “impossibility” of absolute “transcendence” or “perfection” as an Earthling.
A great example of a Neptunian / Chironic character whose yearning for transcendence mingled with pain and grief was universally known would be Ludwig van Beethoven. In his natal chart, Chiron in Pisces makes aspects to almost all planets, including Neptune. Throughout his entire life, Beethoven had a passion and yearning to make music that would go beyond what was known to be possible or widely appreciated at his time. In a Chironic twist, the faculty he was mostly dependent on, his hearing ability, began to decline in his late 20s. Throughout the last decade of his life, he had to make music without even having the chance of hearing his own composition. Paradoxically enough, his most beloved pieces that would lift the spirits of millions of people around the world were composed precisely during the time of his almost-complete deafness.
The Vulnerability of Chiron in 12th House:
An uncomfortable Chiron in the Twelfth House, in Pisces, or in association with Neptune, would feel an unquenchable thirst for simply “escaping” the cruelty, viciousness, poverty, and ugliness implied in the human existence without necessarily understanding the “inescapability” of such phenomena as part of the human experience, and as precisely an opportunity to spiritually “transcend” by doing small, tangible things to help others, or to improve the practical conditions of human life on Earth (i.e. polarity point of the Sixth House).
Evolution of Chiron in 12th House:
An evolved Chiron in this space, however, may still feel an eternal longing for beauty and perfection, but also realizes that such longing is precisely what unites us all. Even the lowest forms of life do have an evolutionary urge to transcend, to become better, higher, and complete.
An individual with an evolved Chiron in association with Neptune, in Twelfth House, or in Pisces would yearn to “practically” get involved in this cosmic motion upward by transcending his or her own primal instincts of sticking to his or her tribe, country, culture, race, religion, gender or all other “separating” factors that would limit and polarize his or her experience of life. Such an individual would truly understand the awkwardness of not being a fully spiritual being and yet would manage to “act” as spiritually as possible within the context of this material existence, through all the material means within his or her reach, and by performing small tangible acts of kindness and compassion.
Ultimately, relinquishment of the lofty ideas of spiritual grandeur and a humble acceptance of what one can still do within one’s earthly limits would, paradoxically enough, provide one with a chance to truly “transcend” one’s mortal bounds and enter into a space of peace and perfection.
In the next post, I will address Retrograde Planets in the Birth Chart.