Astrology for Month by Matilda Mercury
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Theme The rise of the inner warrior – healing through empowerment. With Chiron, the planetoid governing our capacity to heal our psychic wounds, moving into Aries for the next 8-9 years it’s a new opportunity to find courage in the places you have found it difficult to do so up until now. Be brave!
Note: Everyone is born with Chiron in different astrological signs so that too will influence the nature of the healing experience.
Aries With Chiron moving into your home sign it’s a time to consciously face your fears and liberate the things that hold you back. The effect of Chiron over the next few years can be subtle yet powerful enabling you to see more clearly that which has been hidden from your conscious gaze. Steps forward include taking back your power so that ultimately you might empower others with your example.
Taurus With the planet of expansion and good fortune in the area of partnership and friendship it’s an opportunity to continue be the recipient of others generosity knowing that what comes around goes around. It’s also a time when there are a lot of good things on your plate. It’s just a case of working out what you can manage. Chiron is in the area of your unconscious for the next few years so mind-healing is on the cards.
Gemini It’s a time to have a Kit-Kat break! Not really. But it is a hiatus time like the calm before the beginning of new enterprises and journeys – not necessarily a storm. So use this time well. Tend the hearth and home and look after the spark that is you. The energy of Chiron the next few years is focussed on healing wounds you’ve experienced in group activity.
Cancer You are coming to the end of you Sun basking time and getting ready to hand the baton of tanning lotion to Leo. This month bring opportunities in re-setting your vocational life-direction compass and integrating higher learning. The passage of Chiron over the next few years for Cancerians concerns healing relationships with father figures, and self-doubt around your capacity to be successful.
Leo Happy Birthday! It’s a hopping, energetic, full-on month for lovely Leos. Relationships are a focus in the first half of the month and communications of all kinds continue apace throughout. Channel excess energy into physical activity. Skilfully navigate around difficult people. The energy of Chiron is focussed for the next few years in developing confidence in translating big picture beneficial ideals into reality – and healing from disillusionment.
Virgo This month it is a time to count your blessings. The spirit of generosity is in the air as you reap rewards for past generosity. It’s a time to share yourself with others and invite them over for copious amounts of tea and scones! Enjoy your friends. Chiron is focussed for the next few years on healing in relation to intimacy, trust and shared resources.
Libra It’s time to align yourself, integrate what you’ve learned so-far, and re-set your course for ‘home’ insofar home is where the heart is. It’s also a time when it’s productive to work from home or create a sense of home where you work. You are embarking on a journey to empower yourself. It’s a time to own your inner warrior let the energy of Chiron heal any hurt around relationships generally – friend or foe.
Scorpio Continue to take advantage of the opportunities provided to you at this time. It will require some planning to manage the load and/or incoming traffic. It’s a time to trust, share more and let go of the past as much as you can. With Chiron in the area of health, service and caring for the next few years it’s an opportunity to get your physical health in order and give back to the wider community.
Sagittarius At this time the asteroid Vesta is in your sign bringing attention to self-care, spiritual practice, focus and group activity. Find ways to keep the home fire burning while you are away. Sagittarians are invariably on the move somewhere: having a home sanctuary helps you do what you need to do. With Chiron in the realm of creativity, children and play for the next few years it’s time to explore the principle of joy.
Capricorn This month you have some light thrown on areas of your life that have been more hidden or hard to access. This illumination can show you the way forward. Planning brings good reward for the next few years. With Chiron in the realm of home and family it’s time to explore healing around that part of your life over the next few years.
Aquarius It is a testing time this month with unexpected flare-ups. It’s a good time to be mindful of your physical body and surroundings. Take good care of yourself and drive carefully! Regular exercise is very beneficial. With Chiron in the realm of communication it’s a good time over the next few years to clear up communications of all kinds including past misunderstandings.
Pisces This is a time to experience the generosity of others and how that helps you move forward. Friends are particularly important at this time. Care for the environment and ways of giving back to the earth are emphasized. Overall it’s a good month notwithstanding the ongoing dreaminess and lack of clarity about purpose that can be part of the process of transformation. If you’re unsure about something seek advice from those you trust. The energy of Chiron can be experienced as a healing through addressing your life purpose and individuality.