ounding to your sense of joy and laughter. Wounding to your sense of humor. Wounded sense of abundance. Feeling that there isn’t enough to go around. Going so far overboard that it hurts. Too much optimism. Stifling natural expressions of pain and sorrow. Being told to lighten up all the time. Being told not to take things so seriously. Wearing a forced smile. Smiling through grief. Feeling pained by people who are not comfortable expressing pain and sadness. Overwhelming people with your feelings that things are unjust, unfair or biased. Helping others to find natural joy. Real joy as opposed to forced joy and fake smiles. Joy and pain, like sunshine and rain. Laughing through the tears.
Wounding to your sense of feeling protected by a greater force. Wounding to your relationship to god. Wounding to your sense that you can stretch beyond your current limits. Having a strong, but possibly flawed, point of view. Flawed morals. Flawed missions. Missions that go awry. Taking a cause overboard. Having such a strong point of view that you hurt other people through it and your mission to prove it. Acting out of moral pain. Taking on a mission out of a sense of inner pain. Morality and ethics as a path to wholeness. The search for meaning as a path to wholeness. Moral and ethical pain points. Playing god. Quests and journeys as outlets for healing. Fanaticism. Gurus, mentors and teachers. Other people go to you for advice and counsel. Wise people – but how they choose to use their wisdom varies. Using your wisdom to guide others rather than to dominate others. Using doctrine or beliefs as a way to put the “fear of God” into people. Cultural or religious pain that takes on exaggerated proportions. Devotion to a path as source of healing.
With Chiron/Jupiter, we could be obsessed with finding ‘higher meaning’ in the areas covered by the houses and signs in which the two planets are placed.
― Melanie Reinhart, Chiron and the Healing Journey
Healing by addressing the pain of a culture or people. Healing the truth. Finding your own truth. Knowing that the truth you’ve been told is flawed or skewed. Holding fast to your principles and beliefs. Having a set of principles based on experience. Having a belief system based on experiences of personal pain and the wisdom it took to overcome it. Finding wholeness by trying to do right. Civil rights activists. Religious nut cases. Cult leaders.
Magnified wounds. Too much self-reflection. Too much time spent pondering or pontificating. Overcome by a sense of meaninglessness. Pain blown out of proportion. Success through accepting your flaws and imperfections. Success through devoting yourself to those causes that have meaning in your life. Finding wholeness through embracing a moral or ethical stance. Gaining hope and faith by finding a good balance of joy and pain. Faith and belief in yourself based on wisdom gained through experience. Enthusiasm in the face of insurmountable odds. People who overcome the cultural odds.
Wholeness comes through being happy when you’re happy and sad when you’re sad. Healing comes through finding a way to rectify injustices in your culture or religion. Healing comes through finding a balanced moral stance. Healing comes through developing a personal code of ethics. Healing comes through discovering what is truly meaningful in your life. Healing comes through trusting in your own wisdom. Healing comes through taking in the big picture. Healing comes through interactions with people who have a different perspective. You’re a guru, mentor and teacher when you give advice based on real experience. You’re a force for healing when you can appreciate someone else’s perspective while being firm in your own beliefs. Wisdom comes through knowing when you’re taking a cause too far. Healing comes through remaining open and optimistic, and keeping your sense of humor.
With Chiron in aspect to Jupiter, we may secretly feel special, favoured and beloved of the gods. With this attitude, we can initially win a lot of good things in life with our firm inner belief that we deserve them, but rage and indignation follow the rude awakening to our mortal limits.
― Melanie Reinhart, Chiron and the Healing Journey
The pain of being foreign. The pain of living somewhere where you are the different person. The pain of having a background that isn’t like other people’s background where you live. The pain of feeling that you don’t fit in culturally. The pain of feeling that foreigners don’t understand you, and you wish they did. The pain of the cultural divide. The pain of feeling like your customs aren’t accepted. The pain of feeling that your religion or beliefs aren’t accepted. Having beliefs and customs that are different from the people you are surrounded by. Feeling hurt because you are a person of depth and breadth, and philosophical leanings, and the people around you aren’t. The pain of having big ideas and lofty thoughts. The pain of not having people who believe in you. Feeling like you never get to stretch enough. You never get enough expanse. Your horizon is too limited. You can’t see the whole sky. You’ve had a bigger, broader, more life-enriching experience than the people closest to you, and it feels painful because the people nearest to you cannot relate. Publishing pain. Ah, so many ideas, will they spread?
The key to healing is going big. The key to wholeness is expanding, even if others want you to contract. The key to healing is embracing your own culture, and the culture of other people as well. The key to healing is to travel. The key to healing is to take a broader perspective. The key to healing is to get outside. You are the guide to help others expand. You are the guide to help others embrace customs outside of what they are used to. You are the mentor to other foreigners who are struggling to fit in. You are the loophole who shows how it’s done.
- Healing & Wholeness