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Brainstorm: Venus / Chiron Astrology Aspects

Loose brainstorm-style interpretation of the centaur Chiron in aspect to Venus. Read it for natal, transits, progressions, or solar arc.

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ain through relationship. Understanding your link to humanity through relationship. Love tinged with pain. Extreme sensitivity to peace and harmony, and a lack of peace and harmony. Extreme sensitivity to harmony or disharmony in relationships. Extreme sensitivity to your social relationships – where you stand, who likes you, who your friends are, and who your enemies are. Extreme sensitivity to issues of beauty and attraction. Extreme sensitivity to art and creativity. Extreme sensitivity to issues of value and worth.

Wounded feelings surrounding your value, worth and self-esteem. Feelings of being unattractive, unloved or unwanted. The pain of rejection in love. The pain of rejection because of your appearance. Being rejected because you’re not popular or pretty enough. Pain surrounding the need to be liked and adored. The dark side of wanting to be seen as beautiful and attractive. Body dysmorphic disorder. Plastic surgery junkies. The wounded feminine. Healing the feminine self. For men, getting in touch with your anima. Overcoming sensitivity concerning your appearance. Learning to like yourself. Realizing that beauty really is more than skin deep. Painful relationships with women. Relationships with women in which sexual competitiveness, envy and jealousy dominate. Inability to tap into your powers of attraction. Learning about the Law of Attraction. Overcoming fears of being alluring and seductive. Learning to flirt. Learning to enjoy the pleasurable side of life.

With Chiron in aspect to Venus we may have the gift of seeing beauty where others do not notice it and of finding value in what they dismiss as ugly or worthless.
― Melanie Reinhart, Chiron and the Healing Journey

Dysfunctional relationships with money. Using pleasure as a way not to deal with pain. Using manipulation to get your way. Using charm and seduction as the path of least resistance to get what you want. Using money to heal pain. Trying to use money to buy love. Money can’t buy you love. Money can’t buy happiness. Getting stuff is not the same as getting affection. Becoming aware of overly passive tendencies in relationships. Becoming aware of when you are simply being a mirror for the people in your life. Getting in touch with what you really want and how that acknowledgment might affect your relationships. Becoming a guru or guide through the realm of relationships. Someone who knows the trials of love. Someone who has been through the mill of love. Love is a sore subject. Relationships are a sore subject. Inability to let go of past relationship hurts. Crushed, not crushes. Just tear my heart out my chest and stomp on it, why don’t ya? How does it feel to treat me like you do? Shot through the heart, and not by Cupid.

With Chiron in aspect to Venus we may be drawn to the ‘beautiful people’, and envy those who are wealthy, glamorous or famous for artistic achievements.
― Melanie Reinhart, Chiron and the Healing Journey

The doors of perception are opened through relationship. Wholeness through accepting and appreciating each relationship in your life and what it has to teach you. Wholeness through making an effort to lessen conflict in the world. Harbingers of peace. Deep insights into the nature of relating to others. Unlocking new doors in relationship. Finding new ways of relating. Discovering within yourself something original upon which to build self-love and self-esteem. Original perceptions about relationships. Deep insights into the creative process. Using art as a way to release pain and trauma. Creativity can be a sore subject. Money can be a sore subject. Artists who feel that their work is never properly valued. Issues with feeling that you are never paid what you are worth. Feeling that you should be financially compensated for your love. Pain centers on feeling appreciated for your creative contribution.

The key to healing is building self-esteem. The key to healing is making peace in relationships. The key to healing is understanding your relationship with money. The key to healing is tapping into your creativity. The key to healing is to make peace with your appearance. The key to healing is focusing on peace. The key to healing is realizing that some relationships can’t be fixed. The key to healing is standing up for your values. The key to healing is accepting yourself and others. The key to healing is enjoying life.

  • Jessica Alba, actress, Sin City: Venus conjunct Chiron
  • Josef Albers, art educator: Venus trine Chiron
  • Bjork, singer: Venus sextile Chiron
  • Coco Chanel, fashion designer: Venus quintile Chiron
  • Indira Gandhi, the first and only, to date, female Prime Minister of India: Venus quintile Chiron
  • Ken Kesey, author, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Venus square Chiron
  • Kirk Kerkorkian, “Father of the Mega-Resort”: Venus square Chiron
  • Tammy Faye Baker Messner, disgraced televangelist known for her thick makeup: Venus opposite Chiron
  • Gene Kelly, singer/dancer/actor, Singing in the Rain: Venus opposite Chiron
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones, singer/dancer/actor, Chicago: Venus quincunx Chiron
  • Casey Affleck, actor: Venus Sesquiquadrate Chiron


  • Androphonos, "man-slayer"
  • Afrodita
  • Aphrodite in Greek, (Venus is her Roman counterpart)
  • Aphrodite Urania (Eldest of the Three Fates)
  • Epitymbria, "of the tombs"
  • Goddess of Death-in-Life
  • Goddess of Love
  • Melaenis, "black one"
  • Scotia, "dark one"
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The Greek Myths: 1, by Robert Graves "Aphrodite's Nature and Deeds"
  • The Fates assigned only one divine duty to make love
  • When Venus tried weaving, Athene, Goddess of Wisdom got so upset that Venus was infringing on her territory, that Venus apologized and never did a day's work after that
  • Through a complicated chain of events, Venus and Persephone, Queen of the Underworld were in a fight over the affections of the handsome mortal man, Adonis
  • She (at least once) renewed her virginity in the sea
  • When Venus and Persephone fought over Adonis, it was Calliope, Muse of Eloquence, who handed down the judgment that the two Goddesses had equal claim to him. It was arranged that Adonis would spend 1/3 year with Venus, 1/3 with Persephone, and 1/3 by himself
  • Mars (Ares), God of War was so envious of Venus's relationship with Adonis that he transformed into a boar and gored Adonis to death in front of her
  • Hephaestus, her husband, laid a trap and caught Venus and Mars with a net, while they were in bed together
  • Hephaestus tried to get all of the other Gods involved in his marriage problems, which Zeus (Jupiter), King of the Gods, thought was repugnant
  • Magic Girdle: the magic girdle made everyone fall in love with whoever was wearing it
  • Venus would not lend the Magic Girdle to any of the other goddesses
  • Arts Appreciation
  • Beauty & Good Looks
  • Charm & Romance
  • Love & Flirting
  • Relationship Commitment
  • Style & Aesthetic
  • Values & Self-Worth
  • Wealth & Assets
  • Your Taste in...Whatever (Al Gusto)
  • Art reviewer
  • Artist
  • Beautiful person
  • Diplomat
  • Eye candy
  • Fashion designer
  • Fashionista
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior designer
  • Negotiator
  • Peacemaker
  • Seducer
  • Style icon
  • Stylist

Loose brainstorm-style interpretation of the centaur Chiron in aspect to Venus. Read it for natal, transits, progressions, or solar arc . . .

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  • Blows to your self-esteem (with Chiron, The Wounded Healer)
  • Discovering you have a rival for the affections of someone you're interested in (with Persephone)
  • Temptation (with Mars)
  • Upsets to your relationship (with Uranus)
  • Upgrades to your beauty routine (with Jupiter)
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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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