The Unburdening

The Unburdening

Chiron entered into Aries last month and has now clicked into 1 degree. The Wounded Healer has begun his work on our egos, our misguided and battered use of strength, on the very essence of our incarnated humanness.


Over the last few years, I’ve been asking why Chiron is not allowed to heal. Why can’t he evolve into being simply The Healer, released from his suffering? Now that he has arrived in Aries, beginning my Chiron Return, I can feel why.


Chiron will forever carry the visceral ache of his wounds because it affords him a level of compassion he would not have otherwise. For each and every one of us, he delivers what we need. He knows where the open gashes are, he knows where the scars are entrenched, he knows where we endure fatigue. He is here to heal – no need to ask or feel guilty or make it up to him. It’s just what he does.


When I was still in my corporate job, my boss was in the hospital for surgery and I was there with him. A volunteer came into his room and asked if he could pray for him. I have my own issues with organized religion, so I felt super uncomfortable at the time. Later, I asked someone I knew who was Christian what “may I pray for you” means. He said it’s an offer to unburden the person of prayer so that they can simply receive grace. I found that beautiful.


It’s the same sort of idea with Chiron. Chiron is here to unburden us of healing the places where we’ve had a hard time reaching. We have a habit of throwing bandages on our wounds and jumping right back out into the frays of life. Chiron is asking us to stop, be still, and allow ourselves to fully, completely heal. He’s sewing up the open wounds. He’s bringing the elixir to the gashes. He’s washing our hair while we sit in the tub. He’s unburdening us.


In the coming years, after we’ve been made strong again, Chiron will ask us to turn our attention from ourselves to the outside world. We will likely face new aches, new shame over what we’ve done to each other and the world around us. During those times, too, Chiron will still be with us, relieving us of our burden, and saying, “That’s over now.”


A few days ago, I asked Chiron if there’s anything I can do for him.


He said, “Yes. Please stop hurting yourself.”


Let that response be the theme for all of us during The Wounded Healer’s transit through Aries.


It’s time we stop hurting ourselves.


xoxo – Susan Grace

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