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Chiron Retrograde ~ June 8 to November 10, 2011

Chiron and Achilles by Giuseppe Maria Crespi

Chiron follows Neptune's lead and joins Saturn and Pluto in retrograde motion. Chiron stations to retrograde on June 8 at 12:07 p.m. PDT / 3:07 p.m. EDT and stations direct on November 10.

As I've written in previous posts, Chiron represents both what is broken and how to heal it. Unlike a headache where the discomfort can be dispelled by a pill, Chiron is a more painstaking process that forces us to probe through the darkest recesses of our selves and pierce through our thickest walls so that we may uncover what the root cause. But it is well worth the effort.

Chiron's focus turn inward while retrograde. We are able to reflect, review, and repair. We become aware of the problem, the extent of the problem, the root of the problem, which help usher in the solution to the problem or gain the healing/renewal necessary to move past the problem. Because Chiron, like Neptune and Pluto, is slow moving, his movements have global implications. However, the focus of this post is geared more on the possible personal implications of Chiron's retrograde cycle.

While retrograde in Pisces (the seeker), Chiron's focus may be to delve deep into our broken spirit (losing the will to live or live a life with purpose), or where we may have lost our faith (in humanity, in our own abilities, etc.), or our belief in that which is greater than the self (God, the Tao, the Divine, etc.). We are given a chance to reconnect our bond with the 'essence' of who we are/of our existence, or if we are already attuned, find where the link may be weak and strengthen those areas.

From June 3rd to August 4th, Neptune will also be retrograde in the sign of Pisces. Those who have a prominent Piscean or water influence in their natal charts are likely to manage Chiron/Neptune retrograde energy more successfully than those who don't have much water weight on their birth charts. Logic and reason may not always be helpful, especially if intuitive abilities are what's being called upon. Be open alternative perspectives when mulling things over and in your interactions.

With Pluto also retrograde in Capricorn until September 16, we are urged to make empowered, difficult changes that are necessary in helping us move forward. We'll be required to purge, eliminate, and cut ties as we become enlightened to the truth. No matter how harsh and crushing that truth may be, we must recognize them and accept them before we can release them. Healing is a process so, be kind to yourself as you come face to face with old memories that haunt, unrecognizable shadows of the self, toxic thought processes or relationships, deeply-rooted reasons for destructive habits, etc.

Chiron will revisit zero to almost 6 degrees of Pisces. Pisceans born around February 19 to 25 (+/- 2 days); or with personal planets/house angles between zero to 6 degrees of mutable signs; or are going through their Chiron Return may be feel Chiron's retrograde more undeniably than others. Those who are going through their Chiron Return, please be extra kind to yourself. Uncovering and tackling decades of buried wounds can be painful, draining, frustrating, but it is a process that frees the soul and opens you up for what can be possible when burden is lifted.

How might Chiron's retrograde manifest in your life? Look to the natal house/s that Chiron is transiting. In other words, where does zero to 6 degrees of Pisces fall in your natal chart? Do you have natal planets/house angles between those degrees, too?

Unsure if you have natal planets/house planets between zero to 6 degrees of Pisces? Cast your own birth chart at -- birth date, time, and place required.

Alternatively, I am also available personal consultations tailored to your needs. Are you celebrating a birthday? Or know someone who is? Schedule a session for a Solar Return (birthdays), 3-Chart Reading (detailed natal & overall outlook for the next 12 months), Chiron Return reading, or request a quote for a more customized reading tailored to your needs. You might also consider giving a loved one the gift of insight.

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Chiron and Achilles by Giuseppe Maria Crespi via Wikimedia Commons.

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