by Astro Butterfly
April 23, 2019
On April 23rd, 2019 Venus is conjunct Chiron.
Venus is the planet of love, relationships, and personal values. Venus is what is important to you.
Chiron is the key to the zodiac. When Chiron makes an aspect to another planet, it ‘unlocks’ its secrets, it reveals something that was hidden, overlooked and misunderstood.
Chiron is also the bridge of the zodiac because it links the visible planets (up to Saturn) to the invisible, transpersonal planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto). This means Chiron not only reveals (the key) but also transcends (the bridge).
In fact, Chiron has 3 functions in astrology.
First, it makes us aware of what hurts and brings this pain to the surface. This is the “Wounded Healer” phase.
Second, Chiron heals the wound. Perhaps you are familiar with the terms “purging” or “healing crisis”. This happens ONLY if we become aware of the wound (if the wound remains unconscious, healing doesn’t happen).
Third, Chiron transforms the wound into a gift. Once the wound has been healed, it can finally reveal its gifts. Shyness transforms into a quiet confidence. Anger transforms into passion. Lack of self-worth transforms into emotional maturity.
This is how Chiron works.
Venus Conjunct Chiron – Healing The Wound, Healing The Heart
What can we expect to happen when Chiron is conjunct Venus, the planet of love?
We firstly ‘unlock’ our heart. Then, we heal what’s broken. And finally, we transform fear into love.
“I have found this paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love” – Mother Teresa.
Where most of us go wrong, is that we stop at the first phase, when it starts to hurt. Instead of delving into the pain, instead of feeling it, embracing it, opening our heart to it, we try to shut it down.
We get busy so we don’t have to think about it. We jump from one relationship to another. We take our credit card and go shopping. We overeat or overdrink – we do anything, but feel the pain.
If only we believed that there is light at the end of the tunnel. If only we would not take Mother Teresa’s words for granted. Deep inside, we know that love always awaits us, yet we stop just when we are about to break through the fear.
Have you ever wondered what makes you stop, what makes you so afraid of suffering? We are afraid that what we love will be taken away from us, yet when we live in fear, that what we think we love is not truly ours anyway. We are in a continuous state of limbo, too afraid to lose what we love, too afraid to get in touch with our heart.
The good news is that Chiron will help you get in touch with your heart.
Chiron won’t give you a ‘magic pill’ to heal what’s broken. It won’t promise you that things or people you love won’t be taken away from you. But it will show you how to love, so you don’t have to live in fear anymore.
The process may not be easy, but it will be worth it.
Chiron will firstly show you what’s buried inside your heart – the good, the bad and the ugly.
This means you may need to acknowledge that something still hurts. That there are still some things left unresolved. That there are still some wounds to be healed.
You cannot simply ‘fix’ or remove the wound – because by removing your wound, you would be amputating a part of yourself. Your would is part of your personal history, it is part of You.
Your wound is not something you need to get rid off. You have it for a reason. Your broken heart doesn’t mean you should never love again, it means that you have more ‘heart capacity’.
Just like muscles break when we exercise (only to grow bigger, and stronger), in the same way, your capacity for love increases every time your heart breaks.
When you accept that heartbreak is part of life – and a blessing in disguise – you can finally heal the heart.
If someone broke your heart in the past, this is a good time to forgive them. They made you a favor. Thanks to that experience, you can love even deeper, and with more compassion.
And the more you love, the less fear you feel. The less fear you feel, the more you can be at ease with the world and fulfill your human potential.
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