Chiron Retrograde in Pisces

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Chiron (the Wounded Healer) will go retrograde in Pisces on June 16th. The area of your chart that transiting Chiron occupies is where you might be experiencing an "ouch" (physical or emotional).

This will be an intensification (or revisiting) of certain issues, if you haven't dealt with them. Chiron enables healing, but only after the initial wound has been exposed. While the exact impact depends on your chart, generally you can expect a confrontation or situation that makes you feel vulnerable. For some, a new talent will be revealed (Chiron enhances abilities where you help others through the pain you've experienced). Note that "pain" can range from an actual health issue to feeling socially exposed, or inadequate for a certain task. It doesn't have to be dramatic.

Chiron will retrograde (reverse) from 13 to 9 degrees Pisces, and will move over those degrees again when it goes direct on November 19th. This is the hot-spot in your chart, especially if you have natal planets or angles there (or in Virgo, Sagittarius or Gemini). Chiron retrograde in Pisces is a chance to expose/clarify hidden areas where you feel "less than", and heal them. This will be especially apt if you've been denying or avoiding the discomfort.

But it doesn't stop at healing. The glyph for Chiron is shaped like a key; it unlocks pain, but also the knowledge that comes from it. This is a teaching transit. It's a three-step process:

  1. Open the wound
  2. Heal it
  3. Learn from it

Steps 2 and 3 are intertwined. If you're not sure how that would work, imagine trying to heal something without learning what caused it, what the most effective treatment would be, and how you could prevent it from happening again. By the time you're done with a Chiron issue, you're an expert.