Chiron´s discovery in 1977 coincided with a wound. This wound is a wound which can be seen in the super consciousness of the entire world. In reality it is in fact a psychological wound which goes back a lot further, it originates in millennia which are past and buried beneath the sands. Chiron however is now considered awoken in mass consciousness, in the similar way that the modern planets are also awoken. Chiron speaks about his wound by saying this:
“There is something wrong with me, I am psychologically damaged, I am wounded, I am in pain and I don´t know why, so I must go on a quest, I must find a teacher, must share my pain, must do all possible to sooth and to solve, to stitch it up.”
But obviously in the myth Chiron never does have his wound stitched up. He goes on bleeding and having his liver eaten out every day in the heat of the Sun. He never learns why his pain is there or how to fix it. In times gone by, in times in which the world was the way the world was and was never to be thought about in terms which were beyond: “me, my wife, my father, and my God”, Chiron never had a use.
What is the use of going deep into a wound? What is the use of bleeding all over the place, sharing your bleeding, sharing your mess with people, with strangers, with psychologists, with family, friends, with support groups and with your own conception of the world? In times of old there was nothing of the sort. If you got a bad lot in life you looked up, and prayed for the next to be better… such is Faith. Real faith is based on this presumption, that we do in fact all return once again.
Age of Aquarius
In some ways Chiron is in tune with the Aquarian Age. Chiron is in fact a wounded Centaur trapped in an immortal shape on Earth, but trapped in suffering and in what humanity is fast becoming. A humanity that cuts its own liver out day in day out seems to be the essence of the Age of Aquarius, one that is not Noble and dignified, but one which is obsessed with its own sense of woundedness.
The Age of Aquarius is after all the Age in which the Sun falls into Detriment and into weakness. One in which Chiron, the ultimately wounded Centaur and the one who according to the writers in the subject will take us all from Material Saturnine reality into the Uranian Realm… how very Aquarian.
One thing that Sun sign Aquarians are fond of is indeed pointing out how their wounds are so much more spectacular and impressive than anyone Else’s. Very undignified. But it is a stark contrast from the Piscean general ignorance of what lies beyond the next valley, and his imagination in creating idealistic and mystical if not downright beautiful visions of what he thinks is there.
Chiron unfortunately is of a strange nature. The wounding is of course, in part self-inflicted, it is partly Chiron´s own fault, but in part, the fault of the rest of humanity. If Pisces had faults it certainly pretended that they weren´t there, or that somehow those faults were all dignified and “meant to be like that”. Beautiful and sweet Pisces.
The modern world is fast becoming Chironic. Everyone seems to be obsessed with how “things went wrong”. The Global Warming effect which is clearly happening, (I don´t refute it) is a pure manifestation of Chiron energy in the global super-consciousness, which coincides recently both with Chiron moving through Aquarius and conjoined with Neptune. Chiron in this place is obsessed with pointing out how it ( the world in this case) is responsible for destroying (itself) the world through pollution and atmospheric blight. Chiron has a wound, the wound is clearly gaping, can Chiron find a cure without hurting itself even more? The answer, is that to get rid of CO2 pollution would equate with total standstill in modern world, because our electricity, never mind the food that we eat and the cars that we drive are all, well 90%, pollution creating. So it´s a case of bleed from a vein, or bleed from an artery.
On a personal level, people are bleeding. The level of education, the intellectual awakening and the Enlightenment are filtering now, since the advent of Mass Media in the 70´s into the Mass society. All films and television have a lesson to them now, some purpose which although primarily to sell something, also are there to expose people to themselves, to their hopes and dreams which are not to be fulfilled, unless of course they are prepared to wound themselves in the process.
Today the wound is everything. If you don´t have a wound you are nothing. Celebrities must play to the bleeding wound, they must be on the wrong side of the law, have abusive childhoods, relationships, drug abuse, and of course it really is the Mass Media born circa the discovery of Chiron that selects the “look at me I´m bleeding” stories for its daily headlines.
In days of old, when all the magic filled the air, there was no such thing as “self-consciousness”, “self-awareness”, or any of the other possible “awareness” that is now becoming eminent in the world. In those days pain was transmuted into work, into “great works”. In some ways there are parallels with the Aquarius world thought. But which is the better state. Is it better to know of your pain, to poke at it and make it worse and to suffer daily, or is it better to channel it somewhere and make it into something else, the way Jupiter and Neptune do?
In some ways the Chironic voice tells us all to own our wounds, to work them through, and to heal them as well as others, because, in essence, this is the only life, the only chance to do so and that we are not likely to come back. Though the Pisces that is still left in us knows that we are all destined to come back, whether we choose to suffer and bleed publicly or not.