First, the announcements. The Vibrational Astrology program I’m in (that David & Fei Cochrane teach) will be entering its final weekend — we will graduate on September 27. Once that happens, I’ll be offering my services in relocation astrology and other reports on this website. Wish us students luck as the weekend has 20 hours of instruction in Ethics & Counseling.
I don’t really consider myself a vibrational astrologer, although this part of astrology is incredibly insightful from all the decades of research David Cochrane has done. I am certainly better for having taken the course, and the parts I want to use are worth using in my practice.
Because we’ll be in class all day Friday, Friday’s post is likely to be a repost of something important that’s earlier in the blog.
Secondly, I am nursing a broken toe. The injury happened last Wednesday night (the 16th); I haven’t exercised for six days and was told by orthopedics today not to exercise for at least another week. This affects a lot of things, including the quality of my writing. It means that today’s post is just going to cover Chiron in Houses 7-12, per Parker’s Astrology (Julia & Derek Parker).
Chiron in the 7th House:
This placing indicates a tendency to merge with the partner and lose one’s individuality. The Chironic energy encourages the individual to become committed prematurely. Many unrewarding and heart-breaking relationships are formed and ended. The lessons are obvious — to learn from past experiences. That seems simple, but it is extremely difficult, especially if the indvidual sees the partner merely as an extension of him- or herself. This represents an extreme form of selfishness, since the individual is aiming to prevent the partner from being an individual in his or her own right. Melanie Reinhart says that this group will tend to attract “lame ducks” — people who are less self-reliant than most and over whom the partner can exert power more easily.
Chiron in the 8th house:
This potent placing for Chiron will encourage the individual to be obsessed with sex, material progress and power. Here is a daring “go-the-whole-hog” type, who will let nothing stand in the way of personal desires. Many such individuals are extremely secretive. Sometimes the influence causes the individual to become cringing and humble, but at the same time extremely self-seeking.
Often there is psychic ability. When it is carefully trained, this can become a wonderful asset, and when the individual has tamed his or her desires and controlled the Chironic energy, we have someone who is a force to be reckoned with — in the best possible way.
Chiron in the 9th house:
Here Chiron’s energy can become too intense in its quest for knowledge and spirituality so that nervous tensions and stress will come between the absorption of what is being learned and its expression to help or teach others. Extreme opinions have to be modified to achieve that necessary balance if the individual is going to live up to the very best influence of the Centaur-teacher. The mind and body will undertake immense and daunting mental and physical journeys, because the daring element in the Chiron influence is heightened. There are often religious conflicts — especially between parent and child. A tendency to be in awe of religion or to shrug it off completely is also likely.
Chiron in the 10th house:
This fascinating placing of Chiron is further enhanced if the planet is in conjunction with the Midheaven. Here the influence will encourage the individual constantly to look to the future and to be original, but (with Saturn at its tail) to be constantly reminded not to upset the status quo, and always to do what is right and proper. A tendency to bring along other less successful people in the hope of improving their “lot” is something to be discouraged, since disappointment and feelings of being let down can cause resentment and bitterness. There is a liking for power and a good sense of leadership, which needs controlling and positive exploitation through practical but imaginative and humanitarian projects.
Chiron in the 11th house:
Physical, emotional and mental space are all essential for the individual to express original thoughts, ideas and theories. These thoughts need to have a sound structure, and must not be allowed to become shapeless or drift into “lala land”. Since the Uranus emphasis here is very strong, it is important not to lose sight of the weightier Saturn influence, in order to give solidity. The individual has to learn to cope with criticism and controversy; otherwise, a great deal that is beneficial both personally and for the good of humanity is lost. Many are capable of becoming leaders, since their beliefs and idealism have a magnetic appeal, often to the masses. The placing adds dynamic charm and friendliness.
Chiron in the 12th house:
This is a tricky placing for Chiron, since there is a tendency for the individual to succumb to periods of frustration and feelings of inferiority, which are difficult to understand. It is imperative that falling back on escapist measures when the emotions are upset is controlled and countered; otherwise, they will become a serious problem. But the Chiron energy here is to enhance the imagination, and all encouragement should be given for it to be used creatively or through a careful study of the occult or such disciplines as the Tarot, I Ching or palm reading. The individual will benefit only if these talents are well taught by experienced teachers, and not exploited in any haphazard or spooky way.
These house placements are all from Parker’s Astrology (Julia & Derek Parker).
Remember that if you move a significant distance, especially East or West, your planets may change houses. Remember that you never completely lose the birth chart, but your new positioning of a planet in a new house or with new aspects to the Ascendant or Midheaven adds overtones to your chart.
And, of course, if you are considering a location, visit it first for a significant period of time — at least a week — to try to ascertain how it’s affecting you irrespective of what I or any other relocation astrologer says to you. What I say to you in a consultation may be corroborated or not. (My experience has said that things are generally corroborated about 80%, but your mileage can and will vary.)
And that all being said, I sense that Chiron is a harder planet to pin down during a visit. Its influences may take a longer period of time than other planets to be fully understood.