THE CENTAUR GALLOPS TO THE RESCUE
HEALING energies get a sudden and dramatic boost this week when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with impulsive Uranus while Mars forms an energy-loaded trine to Pluto.
All of that forms an electric backdrop for the really big celestial event of the week — when Chiron the Healer forms a beneficent sextile to revolution-minded Pluto. Both heavenly bodies are so slow-moving that this positive aspect is rare indeed.
This obscure asteroid plays only a peripheral role in most daily astrology forecasts. But this strong aspect to Pluto the transformer — an aspect which will last for nearly half a year — means that Chiron becomes a major player this year.
In Greek mythology, Chiron was one of the Titans, the greatest of the Centaurs. Chiron was the tutor to a great many gods and demigods, including Prometheus, Theseus, Achilles and Hercules, to name but a few.
Astrologically, Chiron represents a person's healing energies and, indeed, the word for "surgery" in many European languages (chirurgie in French and German, cirugya in Spanish, chirugia in Italian and Portuguese) comes directly from the Ancient Greek words for "Chiron Hands" — a healer with the skilled hands of the Titan Chiron. The "special gifts" of the coming months involve psychic healing.
You may have been feeling that you are trapped in feelings of guilt, remorse or pain. You feel like the scapegoat or even the victim of change and circumstances beyond your control.
You feel like you're in some horrific Harry Potter scenario and are all alone in a dark and spooky forest. This is when Chiron the Centaur gallops to your rescue and carries you to safety.
Chiron shows you why all of this has happened, and Chiron offers you options for moving forward — out of the darkness. Chiron and Pluto are so slow-moving that these powerful energies will last for weeks and will be reinforced once more when Chiron and Pluto sextile is exact again on September 6th.