We are in the beginning of a new season, on many levels. No matter who you are and what you are working with you can probably feel that things are changing and that new chapters in your life are starting to take shape. This is also related to the fact that 2023 in Numerology is year number 43/7 (see the previous article). It´s like we are shifting gears on a collective plane. Pluto (transformation, the underworld) is just about to change sign and move from Capricorn into the sign of Aquarius and Saturn (manifestation, karma, limitation, time) is just about to move from Aquarius into the sign of Pisces. Today, we are not going to look at these collective planets, instead we will look at something more personal and closer to home that needs our attention and that is Chiron.
Chiron and Personal Wounds
Chiron is many times called “the wounded healer”. In the astrological chart it shows a place where we are wounded and in search of healing. In mythology Chiron is a Centaur, a wise teacher and mentor to many of the children of the Olympian gods. Unfortunately, he becomes wounded by his own poison by accident and because his poison is so special there is no medicine or healing that can completely heal him. This is his dilemma. But, in his search for healing the impossible wound, be becomes even more wise and knowledgeable. What does that mean to us? Well, Chiron’s placement and aspects show a wound that is impossible to heal completely, but by trying we can, like Chiron, become wiser, more humble, and perhaps even a teacher for others in that particular area.
As you may already have suspected, Chiron is often very strong in the astrological charts of healers, doctors, surgeons, witches, alchemists, and shamans. Many times it shows why and how a person ends up on the healer’s path or on the path of service. Knowing and understanding your Chiron can help to avoid a lot of confusion in your role as a teacher, healer, or therapist, and it can also help you to navigate your personal relationships.
A Very Active Chiron
Right now Chiron is very active in the sky. It is at 14 degrees in Aries right next to Venus at 17 degrees, Jupiter at 13 and Vesta at 11 degrees. That means we are all working through some deep healing on both a personal and a collective level.
Venus/Chiron is about emotional wounding, especially connected to the women in our lives, both past and present. It may be that old things in the cupboard come out regarding the women in your ancestral line. It can also be that you don´t feel beautiful enough or worthy of love. You may fear both commitment and rejection at the same time and perhaps can´t figure out where it comes from. The good thing is this is a really good time for healing the feminine, both on the inside and on the outside. Doing ceremonies for the sacred feminine, working with the goddess, can be very helpful for healing these wounds personally and collectively.
On a collective level issues regarding women and women’s rights will intensify. Especially connected to women’s rights to their own body and their sexuality (Venus). Don´t be surprised if you dream about a specific goddess or are called to do specific healing work connected to the goddess and the feminine.
Venus and Chiron started their journey together on the 24th of February and will travel next to each other until the 10th of March.
Chiron and Vesta is extra strong for magickal people and those doing service for others. With this transit you may feel like no matter what you do, it is not enough. The priest and priestess within you may feel drained, exhausted, and in need of rest. You may even start to question if your chosen path is the right one for you. The good news is there is help at hand. Connect with the spirits, deities, totems, and ancestors that are close to you. Ask for their help. Take time to recharge and, most importantly, be open to receive their help. By calling on this deeper connection with the spirit world you may be given gifts that you otherwise would miss. Before you know it, you will be back on track again.
Chiron and Vesta will travel together from the 18th of February until the 30th of March.
Chiron and Jupiter is less personal, but can become a big thing. Jupiter expands everything that it comes in contact with. Right now it is between Vesta (service, priest/ess ) and Chiron (wound) and not far away from Venus (love, relationships). This means that both the divine connection and the wound will expand. The question is how you will use this extra power and flow of energy? Will it be guided by your wisdom or will it be guided by your unresolved issues?
It is also happening in the sign of Aries (fire, motivation, restlessness, anger). It is wise to not make problems and obstacles bigger than they are, and yet there are things that needs to be solved.
For example, don´t call down “the wrath of heaven” (Jupiter/heaven) on your children’s teacher, it might just have been a very sad misunderstanding in the classroom. Perhaps a meeting at the headmaster’s office is enough? Don´t break up with your best friend over something that other people say that he or she said. It might not be true, or only half the truth. Perhaps a heart-to-heart conversation will solve the issue?
Aries is known for the attitude of “Shoot first, ask questions later” and that can create some very sad situations. Because Chiron is involved we may ask ourselves some important things:
- Why am I reacting so strongly in this situation? Is there any logical reason behind it?
- Is my reaction connected to my own wounding? If I had a bad experience in school it is easy for me to believe that the same thing is happening to my child, but this is not necessarily the case.
- If I feel rejected or alone, is this true? Have I asked for help? Am I open to receive the help that could be given to me?
- Are these things happening to me a part of my healing journey?
- Am I ready to leave or change an unhealthy situation and how would that effect my healing process?
Chiron and Jupiter will travel together from 15th of January until the 20th of April.
This healing theme will increase as Vesta, Jupiter, and Chiron all meet up at 14 degrees in Aries on the 12th of March. For me as a numerologist the degree and number 14 is important. The shadow side of number 14 is being hard, discriminating, and judging others. The light side of 14 is being able to channel higher knowledge and wisdom. For that to happen the number 14 needs to learn to become a vessel for divine energy, without judging. The number 14 relates to the Tarot card Alchemy or Temperance. People born with the number 14 have the potential to radically change and transform during their incarnation.
During this transit I recommend breathing and calming down before taking any impulsive actions or decisions. By the 12th of March, Venus has moved on to 24 degrees in Aries, but is close to Juno (relationships) at 0 degrees in Taurus. That will create tensions in our close relationships. A lot of that tension will be released around the 21st of March as Venus and Juno pass over the north node at 4 degrees in Taurus.
Aries as the Optimist
Now we have been talking about Aries as being impulsive, angry, and restless. But there is another side to him as well. Aries is very optimistic, brave, and inspiring. Where others see problems, Aries sees possibilities. When others worries about what might happen far in the future, Aries has the magickal ability to just deal with what is right in front of him. He takes one battle and one day at a time. Sometimes that is the best way to go, because if we worry about everything all the time, we get nothing done. Right now we have Vesta, Jupiter, Chiron, Venus, and Juno in Aires. That creates optimism and hope.
Other dates to consider:
Saturn goes into the sign of Pisces on the 8th of March and will stay there until May 2025
Pluto goes into the sign of Aquarius on the 23th of March.
Pluto goes back to Capricorn again on the 11th of June
Pluto goes back into Aquarius on the 21 st of January 2024
Pluto is back in Capricorn from the 2nd of September 2024
Pluto goes into Aquarius on the 19th of November 2024 and stays there until 2043, 2044
(I will write more about Saturn and Pluto in upcoming blogs.)
Change is here and everyone can feel that in one way or another. Saturn and Pluto are changing signs. How and what we manifest (Saturn) will be different and so will how and what we transform (Pluto).
Right here and right now (Aries) we are dealing with some intensive healing with Chiron. It is wise to think twice before doing anything in the heat of the moment. Give yourself and your loved ones time to think, feel, and digest before deciding important things. Try not to be guided by anger, impulse, revenge or unresolved wounds.
On the other hand, if you have been dragging and prolonging the decision-making for a very long time, then this push from Aries may be exactly what you need to move on. As I mentioned before, Aries is known for his optimistic attitude towards life. So why not raise the sails and catch the wind of new beginnings? Who knows in what exiting adventure you will end up? After all Lady Fortuna favours the brave.
Karin Spirit Talker Turtle Red
Chiron, Rainbow Bridge Between the Inner and Outer Planets by Barbara Hand Clow, Llewellyn, 1999
Chiron and the Healing Journey by Melanie Reinhart, Starwalker Press, 2010
Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs, to the edge and beyond, by Melanie Reinhart, Starwalker Press 2011
Karin Ugander (Spirit Talker Turtle Red) is a spiritual channeler living in the south of Sweden. In Scandinavia she is known for the AstroNumerology and psychic readings she’s been doing for over 20 years. Together with her husband Niklas, she runs KaniSkolan, a school of astrology, numerology, tarot, StarCode Healing, and natural medicine. They are also the founders of Alven Inner Ring tradition, a Scandinavian mystery school with roots in shamanism and magick. Karin loves to create magickal oils, flower essences and sigils she combines in her “Karin Victoria” sigil candles and flower sprays. In her spare time she likes to travel, walk in the forest with her dog, and spend time by the ocean. Karin is an ordained high priestess and graduate of the Temple of Witchcraft’s seminary program. Her work can be found on Instagram @flowerpowerwitch and @karinuganderofficial and she can be reached at [email protected].