Could you tell me your interpretation of Chiron in my chart?
The image that came to my mind when I look at your Chiron on the Ascendant is the art installation from Christo and Jeanne-Claude called “The Gates” which was installed in Central Park in 2005. Your chart has given me a new understanding of this piece of public art.
The ascendant is a gate and Chiron is something we experience over and over again. When this image of “The Gates” came to my mind I went to the web site of Christo and Jeanne-Claude to refresh my memory and show you what I am talking about.
As for my pure astrological impression first, I got the image of you meeting people and their weakness or blind spot guiding you to the next step, almost like a tarot card, an oracle, or a sign at the side of the road, you read the sign and keep going until you get to the next sign. Because this is Chiron on the ascendant, it’s about beginnings, so this might happen over and over again, and each time feel like the first time, as if the meetings don’t necessarily build on each other, but they are like a connect the dots on the path of your life.
Your natal Chiron is opposed Pluto so I would imagine it’s difficult to keep power out of these situations. A suggestion is to let go of ties to any ego if that is appropriate. The involvement of Pluto as an opposition might mean that you experience the meeting as someone being more powerful than the other one. I don’t know if your experience of one-to-one encounters is sometimes very scary, or full of power games, but it may be this way.
If you are interested how it is from the person talking to you’s point of view, I think it is hard for them to concentrate. Because if they experience you as Chiron, that in my opinion feels like a big blast of white light, so they might go into another space. My advice is when you want to have contact, like really contact, gently look people in the eyes, if you can realize they think you have all the power and if you can stay in your self, try not to take that on. If you find you have to repeat simple details and you just cant understand why they are not concentrating, be patient, because I think when there is true contact going on there might be that blast of white light. They might say “Could you please tell me where the Post Office is?” which sounds harmless but maybe they have the application for the job of their life in their hands and they are panicking to get to the Post Office. You say “Just past Radio Shack take a right and turn left at the Dunkin’ Donuts”. If you notice they are not moving, I think they are having an experience, so repeat the directions until you notice they have registered the information.
Having Chiron on the Ascendant opposing Pluto on the Descendant may sometimes make being with people very exhausting, so you might need to recharge. I look at Jupiter on your ascendant and I think of comedy. Can you imagine being a stand-up comic at a comedy club? developing a script and doing that at night as a whole diversion, as comic relief as a hobby? Or maybe just going to a comedy club is enough, if not then renting a comedy DVD or enjoying political satire. I think this laughing may help recharge your battery. Because of the way Jupiter and Chiron straddle your ascendant, I think you may want to separate comedy from whatever the Chiron thing is you do, as integrating the two without being aware and very careful may be painful in the relational exchange and hard to control without you knowing why. That would be the case if someone is accused of not being able to take a joke, or if the humor is deemed “inappropriate”.
As for the art installation, “The Gates”, especially when I look at the aerial view, I feel like this is a life path, each gate is like a person you meet and is the gateway to the next field of awareness. From a distance the series of meetings blends into an orange line, like a life line.
Here is a quote from the website on this project: “For those who walked through The Gates, following the walkways, the saffron-colored fabric was a golden ceiling creating warm shadows. When seen from the buildings surrounding Central Park, The Gates seemed like a golden river appearing and disappearing through the bare branches of the trees and highlighting the shape of the meandering footpaths.”
I see Chiron as saffron and the warm shadows as Pluto. I see the appearing and the disappearing as the experience of feeling seen or feeling misunderstood in relational exchange. Maybe contemplating this installation can be interesting for you and help you bring awareness to each gate you walk through everyday in your life.
Enjoy the journey,
photos above by Wolfgang Volz