Fresh Wound, Fresh Wisdom
Chiron (Wounded Healer) enters Aries (the warrior and pioneer) on April 17th, 4:09 AM EDT. Chiron in Pisces was about acknowledging, then releasing, the pain. Chiron in Aries will be about confronting, then fighting to make progress, as a way of healing. Note that "healing" does not mean the Chiron wound magically vanishes. It never goes away. But you can learn to live with it, and by doing this, you gain compassion for yourself and others.
There are many possibilities with this transit. You may have to fight, even though it hurts. You may have to be the first one out of the gate, even though you don't think you're strong enough or fast enough. You may have to confront your lack of courage, lack of motivation, lack of initiative. This will be a pushy transit - you'll be pushed to do what feels uncomfortable. You could be pushed to fight for yourself or others, because of a vulnerability that you feel most keenly.
Chiron also marks what's unique. Once the wound has been confronted, there is tremendous wisdom that is different from anything that's currently being taught. So Chiron in Aries can also be the pioneering teacher - you have a chance to learn (or teach) something brand new. This is fresh wisdom, and it's not quiet or polite. This transit could be about you stirring things up and getting lots of flak - being the outsider and scapegoat. Your challenge will be to stick to your guns and insist on what your gut is telling you. Some will attempt to block you, but others will follow your lead, or fight alongside you.
If your natal Chiron is in Aries, your Chiron Return will occur sometime between April 17th, 2018 and June 19th, 2026. Transiting Chiron will return to the sign and degree it was at when you were born. You'll be confronted with a specific area of weakness or doubt that's been with you all your life, and this could be triggered by a person or situation. It will involve the house your natal Chiron sits in. As you're confronted and the wound is triggered, you'll have to find the courage to stand up for: yourself (Chiron in the 1st House), your right to be heard (Chiron in the 3rd House), your right to be successful on your own terms (Chiron in the 10th House). Natal Chiron in Aries is about your ongoing fight to be. It's primal, and so is the wound.
To find out exactly where your natal Chiron is, and when transiting Chiron will hit it, head over to astro.com for a free natal chart and a look at upcoming transits.
A Different Type of Courage
Chiron in Aries is a different brand of courage. It's about fighting and moving forward when you feel weak and scared (in a safe manner, of course). It's about declaring yourself when you all you want to do is curl up in a ball. It's about fighting for others who can't protect themselves. The Wounded Healer is also the Wounded Warrior, and fights with compassion. And let's not forget that it takes courage to admit when you're hurting.
Here are the exact dates, times (EST/EDT) and degrees for Chiron's ingresses and retrogrades. Note that Chiron will dip back into Pisces on September 25th, 2018 and will re-enter Aries on February 18th, 2019. The return to Pisces will be a final shot of release/forgiveness for 29 to 27 degrees Pisces.