On the 31st October, one of the trio entwined in the Sacred Dance – Chiron – moves direct. Chiron is the planet of the wounded healer, and he helps each of us to seek strength from within, to learn from our experiences, to take positives from negatives and to find our healing gifts.
Whilst in retrograde, Chiron has been helping each of us to focus on those ‘wounds’ or experiences in life which seem to have happened for a ‘reason’. It is often those experiences (and sadly they are usually traumatic) where we can find the true source of our inner strength.
So we have each had some time to ponder our hurts and to find the deeper meaning for them. Of course, sometimes there seems to be no reason or rhyme when things happen, but at a deep level the fact that we have come out the other side is our gift.
Moving direct, Chiron wants us now to start using our strength and experience to help others. He wants us to make a difference, and to show that pain can be transmuted into love, however hard and traumatic that pain maybe.
This is not to negate our experiences or to de-value them somehow, but it is to acknowledge that we all experienced pain in our lives and it is how we choose to use that pain that makes a difference. Use it to help others (like a recovering drug addict might choose to help another addict, a rape victim may choose to counsel another rape victim etc) and in some ways it gives a ‘higher meaning’ to the experience. It is about taking control and not being a victim – this goes way beyond revenge or justice though, as it is about own our paths. I guess at some level it is also trusting in the Law of Karma, and that at some time the Universe will seek justice (balance) for acts of aggression or rage…
It seems no surprise that Chiron moves direct on All Hallow’s Eve or All Souls Night – this is the time where the veil between the worlds is thin, and it is a time to honour those who have passed before us. It is a time to connect to the wisdom of our ancestors, to heal repeating patterns and to transform our beliefs.
This is a day to honour our experiences and to re-connect to the power and strength that lies within. It is a day to rise up from the ashes and be re-born. This is a day of transformation, a day of celebration and the start of a new chapter in all of our lives. Honour Chiron within you and try meditating for a while with the wounded healer in order to understand how you can access healing from the pain within…