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Brainstorm: Chiron / Midheaven Astrology Aspects

This interpretation of Chiron in aspect to the Midheaven embraces a loose brainstorm-style of writing to explore astrological themes. Spark your imagination when thinking about natal, transit, solar return, or progression meanings.

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amously tragic. A well-known tragedy. Known for your problems. Known for your deficiencies. Being a role model for people with similar problems. Being known as a healer. Getting awards and acknowledgments for helping others. External, professional development – but at what cost? Pushing yourself beyond healthy limits to achieve fame, status or recognition. Who do you need approval from? You will only ever be accepted in your flawed state, never “perfect.” Your flaws are public. Everyone can see what your issues are. You’ve got a reputation for your problems. People can see the pain you’re in. You seem troubled. Crying in public. Getting knocked around. Getting beat up by one of your parents. Toxic authority. Do I have a “kick me” sticker on my back? Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down.

Career issues! There’s always something that could be better. Getting a reputation for having an unorthodox approach to business. Having an unorthodox career. Having a career in the healing arts. Your vocation is against convention. Your direction in outer life is against convention. You meet a lot of wounded people out in the world. You become known for having a holistic viewpoint. Using ALL of your skills to get ahead in life. Giving it EVERYTHING you’ve got. Putting your ALL into your chosen profession. You strive to be well-rounded. You master whatever it is you set out to achieve, and through the process of mastery you accumulate a range of skills. Sometimes you find that what you ultimately master isn’t what was “supposed” to mastered at all. You make huge strides in unusual niches within your industry. You discover gaps in the knowledge of your industry or profession. There are other awards. You create awards programs for people who have similar issues as you. Special Olympics. You become well-known for your deficiencies, which ironically, make you more popular.

When (Natalie) Wood was unable to cry on cue, her mother tore a butterfly to pieces in front of her to ensure she would sob for a scene. Welles later said that Wood was a born professional, “so good, she was terrifying.”


You have a serious knack for sniffing out who the most important people in the room are. You have an uncanny skill for knowing who’s who in your industry. You manage to seek out the right mentors at the right time. You know how to get noticed too. Sometimes it’s cringe-worthy how much you need respect from those you admire. You go to all the head honchos for a pat on the head. Who’s a good boy? You’re a good boy! You might try too hard to be somebody.

You’re more than a “good boy.” You’re a good man, a good woman, a good director, a good chef, a “good” at whatever you’re doing. You wish people would stop demeaning your successes in life. You’re good, buuut … You’re good for a … whatever it is who isn’t supposed to be doing what you’re doing. You’re good – for a woman. You’re good – for a man. You’re good – for someone your age. You’re good – for someone your color. We didn’t expect to see someone like you here. Whatever that means!

The level of wholeness you project in the outer world is a direct reflection of how well integrated you are on the inside as well. Your outer life is a reflection of how much work you’ve done on your own healing journey. Your vocation may be to lead a healing journey. Your professional path is a healing journey in itself. No matter what profession you pick, you will bring a healing element to it. You spend a lot of time correcting people’s misconceptions about who you are and what you do. People may not like the path to take to get to the top. You didn’t do it the right way!

No matter what you do, it’s not good enough. You will never make up for their lack of achievement. You will never measure up to their achievement. Perhaps you are always in the shadow of a great person, but emulating that great person makes you great after all. You have humility in the pursuit of your ambitions because you know that you will never master everything, there is always more to learn and there are always people who are better than you at some facet of what you do. It could be a parent who never gives you the respect you deserve. It could be that your parent already reached a high level of mastery in the field you want to go into. Forever in your parent’s shadow. Your chosen profession isn’t acceptable to your parents. Your career choice causes your parents to abandon you. You get no support in pursuit of your goals. You give so much to your career, there is no time for a family life.

Unconventional authority figures. Your unconventionality becomes your trademark. You are a role model for others who have the same problems and issues that you do. You can become more well-known for the traits that make you stand apart from others than for the traits that got you where you are. Everyone can see your pain point. Your pain is public. Trying to make it in the world hurts. Trying to get ahead hurts. Trying to get your due recognition can be a struggle. With positive aspects, you manage pull all of your selves together to create a powerful outer persona that can deal with almost anything your industry throws at you. You’re a maverick in your career.

You find all the loopholes to success, and slip through them. You create bridges between powerful people that propel you into the spotlight. You meld together different professions in a way no one has done before. You’re an AI therapist, you do micro-massage with insects foot patterns, you sing to your herbs, you read palms using Kirlian photography, you hypnotize cats to help their trauma. People are amazed by your healing powers. People are amazed by the way you mix together different disciplines to create a holistic outcome.

When you try to succeed, or be recognized for your achievements, you are confronted with that part of your life that hurts. Being in the public eye, getting noticed, has an ironic twist – that attention highlights what makes you different. Rather than feeling elevated, you can feel like specimen under a microscope in a science lab. Any fame you claim is partially based on your defects. What makes you stand apart is beyond your control and isn’t exactly your favorite thing. You accept yourself as you are, flaws and all, and carry on.

So I won’t say I’m lucky. I’m fortunate enough to find or attract very talented people. For some reason I found them, and they found me.
Peter Dinklage

This interpretation of Chiron in aspect to the Midheaven embraces a loose brainstorm-style of writing to explore astrological themes. Spark your imagination when thinking about natal, transit, solar return, or progression meanings . . .

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Eccentric and individualistic, Edward D. Wood Jr. was a man born to film. Lesser men, if forced to make movies under the conditions Wood faced, would have thrown up their hands in defeat.

Where is the top? The key to getting ahead is knowing the relevant authorities in your field. The key to making a name for yourself is having discipline. The key to achieving your goals is the ability to be professional. The key to making it in the world is showing up. Making an effort to reach out to known healers. Getting to know the greatest herbalists, acupuncturists, astrologers, massage therapists, and other healers living today. Hobnobbing with the masters of the healing arts. Feeling the inner drive to reach out to the greatest teachers. As you reach out, sometimes you shoot yourself in the foot. You may be the biggest threat to your own professional success.

You actively demonstrate alternative ways to succeed. You’re a genius at guerilla marketing. You have so many facets to your personality that you reach a wide range of people beyond your initial appeal to people who are like you. You create entirely new vocational niches. You create entirely new work paradigms. You create entirely new professional expectations. You redefine the word “professional.” You bring so many new elements to every venture you undertake that you are an inspiration to others. The masters of the age flock to you. The masters in your field recognize your genius. The masters in your field recognize your contributions. The people who matter notice you. You are a master in your field.

  • Natalie Wood, actress, Miracle on 34th Street (conjunction)
  • Peter Dinklage, actor, Game of Thrones (out of sign square)
  • Ed Wood, director, Plan 9 From Outer Space (sextile)
  • Oprah Winfrey, billionaire (square)
  • Serena Williams, tennis player (trine)
  • Venus Williams, tennis player (sextile)
  • Ruth Westheimer, pop sex therapist (square)
  • Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, artist, Moulin Rouge (opposition)

Chiron #2060

  • Cheiron
  • The Wounded Healer
  • Alternative medicine
  • Bridge
  • Chronic pain
  • Coping
  • Damage / Hit points
  • Exhaustion
  • Fatigue
  • Guide
  • Healing & Wholeness
  • Healing psychic wounds of rejection, restoring spirit to body (from the Centaur Report)
  • Injury
  • Key
  • Learning
  • Loophole
  • Maverick
  • Mentor / Teacher - and having one's pupils turn against you, even if it's unintentional on their part
  • Putting the 'Chiron' in chronic
  • Quest
  • Rejection by one's parents
  • 'Right to die' issues
  • Unsolvable problem
  • Worn out
  • Wounded
Many of the Chiron keywords above generously supplied by Zane B. Stein, from his book, Essence and Application: A View From Chiron.
  • Centaur
  • Shot by his pupil, Heracles, with an arrow poisoned with the blood of the Hydra
  • He was shot in either the foot or the thigh
  • Spent the rest of his life trying to alleve the pain of the wound
  • He willingly gave up immortality to die and escape chronic pain
  • Associate of the Centaurs: Pholus, Nessus
  • Father of Euippe
  • Grandson of Uranus
  • Husband of Chariklo
  • Son of Saturn (Cronus, Chronos, Kronos)
  • Son of Philyra
  • Teacher of heroes ( Asclepius, Aristaeus, Actaeon, Achilles, Jason, Medus) Source
  • Victim of the Hydra. The arrow that hit Chiron was poisoned with the Hydra's blood (each time you cut one of the Hydra's heads off, two new heads grow).
Chiron is both a minor planet and a comet. It is located between Saturn and Uranus. Chiron takes about 50 years to make one complete cycle through all the signs of the zodiac. Chiron is in Libra for the shortest amount of time – 1.5 years; and in Aries the longest – about 8 years.
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