Depending on what Chiron’s position is in the chart, a person likely preaches the lessons that belong to the sign or house’s value it is in. Those lessons, despite being valuable and true, are the ones people struggle to integrate themselves. Most of us can relate to the classic situation of being able to give advice but having to work hard to incorporate it into our lives. This scenario is related to Chiron as the wounded healer in astrology.
Gifted with strength and wisdom, Chiron could claim his Divine essence and overcome his human form and the flaws that it brings. Yet, because his own wound could not be healed, he was humbled to understand that everyone has a wound they need help with, which does not take away the Divine power to transcend pain and become a healer of those hurts in others.
This position of Chiron in the chart is a vulnerable and sensitive spot because we need to bring self-honesty and transparency there to expose the wound and let it heal. Understanding the insecurities that come with those wounds is what creates compassion. Because when we accept those wounds as imperfections, we build character and learn to accept others as well without judging them for having vulnerabilities.
The challenging aspects of this placement in a chart are different from those from Saturn, the planet of Karma. Instead, Chiron causes one to find wisdom and not learn a lesson the hard way. It is a lesson of humbleness and transcending the shyness, guilt, or shame of the ego to acknowledge imperfection and vulnerability. For those, we need help and support from others, which is what the ego dislikes.
The wound to carry in Pisces
In the oldest of the signs, Pisces, Chiron is positioned in the most compassionate and humble place in the zodiac. It is, therefore, not a lesson to be learned for these people to have compassion and understanding, but rather to not be overly forgiving or compassionate at their own cost.
Of course, forgiveness is a strength, yet one also needs to learn when to draw a line and decide when it is better to leave things for the sake of one’s well-being.
Not doing so can cause a person to take on too much guilt and give more than they receive in return. Depleting themselves like this can be, akin to the Pisces archetype’s tendencies, a way of self-sabotage and escapism. They must keep taking care of themselves as well, otherwise, they can’t truly help others heal.
Their soft side is a beautiful trait, especially because it makes them excellent counselors who take in people’s backstories without casting a judgment.
Yet escaping reality by avoiding the responsibility to also be their own counselor and bare the heavy feeling they may get, can be a way to surrender their powers to others and put themselves in a victim position.
Over time, this emphasis on fate and losing touch with their own reality can make these people believe that they were dealt unfair cards in life because they lost the power to take charge and be strong in their self-care.
Their wounds, therefore, are mainly related to transcendence and receiving unconditional love. They lost the balance of how much to give and receive, as well as how to take care of themselves as well. This can lead to mistrust in other people or difficulties opening up to them.
Despite their orientation for spirituality and unity, which they preach and offer others freely, these people can struggle to find grounding and wholeness in their spiritual journey and the strength of owning oneself it can bring.
Your key resolution
Having acceptance of our imperfections and being able to find beauty in them is the key to learning to trust ourselves.
What we learn in Chiron is not related to past mistakes, but rather to how we deal with our vulnerability and that of others. This healing of our deepest wounds by opening them up in vulnerability can make one very compassionate and brave, while also giving them character. Dealing with imperfections lovingly humbles a person and makes them wiser than the ego can ever be.
Opening up the wound of Chiron in Pisces requires a safe environment that, for these people especially, includes a freedom that makes space for imagination, globalization, and realistically manifesting dreams.
With this vulnerability of the Piscean archetype losing touch with reality, comes the healing that gives them and others the permission to embrace their dreams and imagine their lives in a heightened state. All they need are some reminders to invest as much self-care in themselves as they give to others. They need to believe in their own powers again and find the tools to manifest their dreams realistically.
By releasing the emphatic, forgiving, and intuitive traits of the Pisces archetype in the most positive ways, these people can start feeling whole again and unite with those that can offer them the cure for their pains in return.