Chiron is on the faster 51 year cycle and Uranus is on a slower longer 84 year orbit, so you see why it is so unusual for these two to have been together so long. Due to retrogrades and orbital speeds, intermittently and then continuously since Oct 2008, Chiron has been in this mini aspect with Uranus. They have rambled from 16 and 19 degrees, started in Aquarius and Pisces, to their current positions at 20 and 21 Pisces and Aries! They have been in 3 degrees or less of each other traveling in Pisces and Aries for years! This pattern is held until Sep 2021, a total of THIRTEEN years! They finish in Aries and Taurus.
Since they have gone through Pisces and Aries from 0 degrees and will go completely to 29 degrees, all of us are affected one time or another. It is an aspect of the Collective Consciousness. Coming right up they are within 1 degree of each other late this July to Jan 2016. Exact semi-sextiles are made Aug 19 and Nov 25, the day of the Sagittarius Full Moon, the day before ThanksGiving!
In that 13 years, 26 exact semi sextiles are formed! Aspects that repeat, over and over, make an imprint. One by one, as the degrees are traversed, we get it without realizing we get it. We change unnoticeably over time. We pass it on, one to another as it is our turn, their turn. Different factors in our charts get activated time to time. This has been an undercurrent aspect to the far more dramatic and many years long Uranus square Pluto. It started before the Square, and is working its magic long afterwards. From time to time, and perhaps annually, I’ll remind you of its workings.
A semi-sextile doesn’t get much press, but I have found they work potently nonetheless. This pair has been acting practically invisibly and for the most part gotten away with it! Semi-sextile planets are usually a sign apart though they could be at the very beginning and end of a sign and qualify by the numbers. Some astrologers allow only 1 degree off the 30 degrees of separation, so that would be 29, 30 and 31 degrees apart. Semi-sextiles aren’t leaping across the board, drawing attention, but quietly going step by step, one leading, one following in the other’s footprints. And a lot of the time they have been in the shadow of the giant aspect Uranus square Pluto. On the face of it, this one is a mere tag along by comparison.
Being in signs next to each other is like being siblings, not twins, but still very close. They know each other. They are ‘with’ each other day in, day out. They can see & feel each other. Neighboring signs carry Light, energy, from one sign to the next, each preceding sign the foundation for the following sign. The leading sign clears the way and sets up in advance for the preceding sign to follow. They can then both go forward more easily together united in greater strength. Currently, in this case, Uranus in Aries leads; Chiron in the preceding sign Pisces follows.
Astrologically, though connected, they are like night and day! Pisces is mutable, melding and molting; Aries is cardinal, always standing up and starting anew. Pisces blends, often takes a back seat or vanishes altogether. Pisces is Water and becomes the shapes where it finds itself; Aries is Fire, rising up, burning though. Pisces is comfortable to sit in meditation, but Aries can’t sit still, is Initiation, spontaneous re/action, leads the fray, often starting it!
What they poignantly have in common is they are both passionate believers! Each wants to help, save, change, morph to new consciousness. Pisces has the Spirit of self-sacrifice; Aries will take the frontline and die for the cause. In spite of their differences, they have a strong bond. Pisces takes courage from Aries; Aries looks to Pisces for encouragement and backup.
Pisces mingles with the people seeing their needs, sensing their sorrows, disappointments, fears, dreams. Their compassion tenderly helps those in distress to their feet if possible, at times leaning on each other as refuge is sought. Aries, independent, surges forward to get them out of danger, get them over the border where they can be properly cared for, then goes back again and again to get others. If Pisces hadn’t gotten them to stand up, Aries might never have seen them! Pisces might be the worker at a Shelter; Aries the one who gets people their jobs. Pisces might get them to hospital; Aries might be the Physical Therapist. It’s the two-step, first one, then the next!
Chiron mythology teaches us that it is the wounded, healer, teacher, quite akin to Pisces, its current Sign. It has been the one in the pit until it crawled out and now tells anyone who will listen what to do if they are in similar circumstances. It has been in the dark and in the Light. It was helpless, now helps. It has wisdom from experience. It knows pain and it knows joy. It has shed the old skins and knows the success of becoming a new person, the real one it was always meant to become to be.
Uranus is the Awakener, ChangeMaker, Evolutionist. It is radical rebel, crazy genius, loner to community worker, even world worker. As an Air sign planet, it sniffs about for the frequency that is most friendly and will get it where it is going. It’s so natural to do that it doesn’t really think about it. It likes odd and unique situations that make you think. It is intelligent and with clairsentience, clear knowing, responds with perfect solutions. What might seem shocking to others, it can say and people who are being told get it instantly. Someone finally talked right to their core without judgment, shame or blame. Deep sigh. Now we can get on with things. Free at last.
Uranus is currently in Aries, sign of fiery connection. This combination is ahead of its times, way ahead! It lights the Way, burns away the dross, is inspirational, removes old boundaries in a micro flash of comprehension. What would have taken years gets done so sooner! The beginning is made, the rest will be sorted out. Courage is boundless as person after person stands up. The Tipping Point is being transcended. Stand together and keep at it. Keep finding new ways to tell the story. Talk with young people. They are the new leaders. Let them know you trust their intelligence.
Healing is a beautiful thing. Some is subtle, takes time to develop and anchor! Let’s charge it up with a steady hum of some Uranian electricity! Every one of us has unique gifts to offer; let’s support each other in our innovations. Chiron healers, heal each other that we may teach others to heal each other, and heal more others. Heal others that they may be able to learn to be healers in their daily life ~ on the job, at school, the church, at the bus stop. Let’s change the process of healing itself and share it around the world. Every conscious minute we are all connected. Make it count.