Our ephemeris tells us that she’s currently orbiting the sector of the zodiac labeled: 20 degrees of Aquarius.
On Aug. 3, 2008, two days after the August 1 Solar Eclipse at 9 Leo, Chiron retrogrades back to the 19th degree of Aquarius. (Chiron figures into this Eclipse in a pretty big way….as does Neptune and the North Node.)
Let’s look at the Sabian Symbol for these specific degrees and get a *sense* of the meaning. (Saturn currently moving through Virgo encourages us to be more *discriminating*. Details & small print require increased attention.)
The following references are taken directly from Dane Rudyhar’s brilliant book AN ASTROLOGICAL MANDALA: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 symbolic phases.
20 deg. AQ. – A LARGE WHITE DOVE BEARING A MESSAGE.
The Keynote says: The answer of spiritual agencies to thorough, sustained and victorious individual efforts.
19 deg. AQ. – A FOREST FIRE IS BEING SUBDUED BY THE USE OF WATER, CHEMICALS AND SHEER MUSCULAR ENERGY.
The Keynote says: “The skill and courage necessary to bring under control the destructive potential of carelessness of karmic ‘visitations’.
She moves to the 18th degree on Aug 22 where we find:
A MAN’S SECRET MOTIVES ARE BEING PUBLICLY UNMASKED.
The Keynote: The difficulty for the modern individual to keep secret his private past or his deeper motives.
On November 15 she goes stationary direct in the 22nd degree of Aquarius. A RUG IS PLACED ON THE FLOOR OF A NURSERY TO ALLOW CHILDREN TO PLAY IN COMFORT AND WARMTH. The Keynote is: The warmth of understanding which comes to those who, early in life, are open to new possibilities.
Chiron is a major player these days and usually overlooked by many astrologers. Her upcoming conjunction with Neptune has great potential for healing the wounds that bind us thru spiritual & alternative practices. I’ve written some on Chiron in these posts for you to read. I hope to write more soon.
For some excellent writing on Chiron go here.
Ah yes……..the time’s they are a changin……………..