Chiron: The Bleeding Wound and the Aquarian Age

20 12 2008

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.

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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.

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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.

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Saturn in Scorpio

16 12 2008

While Mars and Pluto are in tropical Capricorn they are forced into hard labour because Capricorn tells them to work hard, to dig, to make solid walls and to use all experience and skill possible in order to win for Mars, and to transform and change for Pluto, Saturn when placed in their country is not so comfortable with his challenges. Capricorn is the place where Mars is exalted. Mars as a fighter and an aggressor is victorious through taking defensive measures. Mars builds walls, and wears thick body armour while under Capricorn´s leadership, it fights a land battle using the hardiest of terrain to its advantage whether this be hill fort or mountain.

Saturn when in tropical Scorpio faces similar challenges, but while Mars is content to fight defensive battles on behalf of Capricorn, Saturn when placed in Scorpio is peregrine, having only terms in the last three degrees. Saturn is forced by Scorpio into donning the mantle of war, which it dislikes, and fighting for its survival in some of the most inhospitable terrain. The nature of Scorpio is that of water and so Saturn is forced in Scorpio´s terrain into using and utilising water in order to construct its edifices.

Saturn is not a fiery hot tempered fighter like Mars, nor is he the mysterious invisible yet powerful figure that Pluto, or Hades represents though he does appreciate it when that power is beneficial to his undertakings. The trait of Saturn is to be still, it is to be still, to meditate, mediate and to take responsibility, he is in no way a fighter, but a decision maker. The nature of Scorpio is to kill, to destroy, to eliminate, but also to give renewal and life through its secret processes.

Old men do not fight wars, young men with their blood up and their ideals fired up fight wars. Old men pass laws and constitutions, not only constitutions, but they draw the blueprint for the institutions which are to be built and which will serve to protect them, their families and their traditions for generations to come. Old men care for their honour, for respect, for maintaining the respect of their children and their family name. And so under the beam of Scorpio the old man must regenerate his burnt down and destroyed tradition, his church, his town hall, his heritage.

In one way Saturn´s opportunity in Scorpio is to have a say in making a brand new city plan, in making a new name for a family which was wiped out by natural disaster or by plague, or by the afflictions and mortifications which the tropical sign of Scorpio has a freedom to bring. Saturn has age, has wisdom and wishes to meditate and to take pride in the achievements and the name that he has inherited or worked hard to raise, but Mars is the commander of Saturn in this placement, Mars clads Saturn in war armour, and thankfully Saturn does not have to fight during the day time Sun as in Mars´s  Aries daytime rulership, where he is in fall, but during Mars´s nightime rule where Saturn´s cold nature is more accommodated for.

The idea of Saturn fighting is a difficult one especially with his exaltation being in the peace making tropical Libra. Saturn in fact is not strong enough to fight, to kill and to maim as Mars and Pluto would so have it in Scorpio. Instead Saturn is seen to act defensively building not so much a wall, but a castle with a mote, with a water feature which is a barrier that is fixed and which is very difficult to destroy or remove.

In psychological terms of course the water is akin to creating an island, and so for any would be attacker the mote serves to destroy their emotional morale and forces them to give up on any form of attack barring a year long siege. Saturn in Scorpio is not destined to lose battles as it is destined to lose in Aries, where the walls are knocked down by firepower and overwhelming force. But one this is for sure in Scorpio the battles that Saturn does take up are the ones which are brought about because of the most abysmal abuse that is taken out against it.

The trouble for Saturn when travelling through the tough country of Scorpio is that it is hard to know where and when an attack is going to come, although it is fully aware that an attack is coming at some point.

It is said by modern astrology that this placement confers a strong desire nature, and this is true since it is Scorpio which creates desire and Martian qualities in Saturn rather than the idea of Saturn dampening and blocking Scorpio´s natural energy.

The attacks to which Saturn must defend against in Scorpio are vicious and are in pursual of Saturn´s total destruction and death. However Scorpio also gives Saturn power in this position. It is not the power which tired old Saturn is most happy with, but it is a power nonetheless which allows it to defeat any enemy, the power of Saturn here is both control over nuclear weapons, it is that psychological advantage of the mote, but also of resources which are unseen, and unknown even to Saturn until the moment of dire need. Another scenario for Saturn here is that of being overwhelmed by forces which create a dire emotional situation for which it is not prepared. This is the emotional shaking which leads to emotional self control, control of emotion, control of desire, control of Mars´s anger, lust, though of course “control” does not mean repression or negation, it means control, aqueducts control water to bring it and satisfy the city. Control here means that Saturn focuses the anger and lust of Mars polishing them and making them work better. A stone aqueduct of pure water as opposed to a dirty stream is one possibility.

Saturn is either too young, or too old for the experience of death, the fear of which is a potent and destructive force for Saturn´s inexperience. But destruction is definitely a part of Saturn´s experience here, it will be a destruction and a devastation that causes a great deal of anxiety and desolation. This destruction can take form usually in the guise of the previous generation wiping out resources, or of the previous generation dying or disappearing in order to bring about misery.

Saturn in essence does not want war, he does not want death either. Scorpio brings both of these. Saturn wants Sunday Roast with the family, turn up at church followed by whatever important and meaningful business which he carries out with respect through the rest of the week.

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People with Saturn in Scorpio: Mel Gibson, Kevin Costner, Margaret Thatcher, Elizabeth II, Charles I, Louis XIII, William Lilly, H.G. Wells, F. Scott Fitzgerald