Depending on the position of Chiron in the chart, a person likely preaches the lessons that belong to the sign or house’s value of this placement. Yet those lessons are the ones many struggle to integrate themselves. Most people can relate to the classic situation of being able to give advice but having to work hard to incorporate it into their own life. Chiron’s role as the wounded healer in astrology is a valid explanation of this phenomenon.
With his wisdom and strength, Chiron could claim his Divine nature and transcend his human form. Yet his inability to heal his own wound humbles him to realize that each individual struggles with something and needs help. This does not take away their Divine powers, but rather unties everyone as healers.
To become a healer, one needs to first acknowledge and experience wounding. This requires vulnerability, which is why Chiron is often a sensitive part in the astrological chart. It is where one brings self-honesty and awareness to the places of hurt so compassion can rise form understanding the nature of wounds. Accepting these wounds and learning to heal them makes one a healer.
The challenging experiences of Chiron are different from those of Saturn because when those are spotted, they usually feel sorer and cause defense or denial when someone is confronted with those parts. With Chiron, the lesson is more sensitive and causes us to find wisdom and unique views in the areas of vulnerability.
The wound to carry in Virgo
Organized, skillful, efficient, clairvoyant, and precise are some of the brilliant skills carried by the Virgo archetype. Those with Chiron in this sign are great at helping others and providing nifty tips on how they can improve the quality of their lives.
These people enjoy assisting others and are great at being in service of others’ wellbeing. Yet Chiron here also indicates the difficulty these people likely have with applying organization and cleanliness in their own lives. Their ideas and attention to detail often lack, leaving these people feeling behind, disorganized, and sometimes overwhelmed even though they are masters of having an overview and seeing what is needed in other people’s situations.
Insecurities about being disorganized or having an unhealthy body can cause these people to not feel ‘together’. This is Chiron’s wound, and sense of incompletion that these people learn form in their lives. It humbles them and helps them to avoid the tendence of embodying the know-it-all attitude of the Virgo archetype’s shadow. You can be great at giving advice and seeing this in a ‘better’ way but feeling insecure about applying these concepts yourself is very human and only a reason to also accept and receive other people’s advice on things.
If this applies to you, it is essential to look at your behavior and how you feel about your state of living. Unreasonably high expectations of yourself can keep you blind to the fact that you have the ability to always provide and come up with resourceful solutions for others. It is a gift, and you can find the balance of incorporating proper actions in your own life by receiving help from others as much as you like to help them.
The obsessive need to be or make things perfect can cause a fear of failure. And this over time results in a lack of initiative, creativity, and self-confidence. There is nothing wrong with asking others for help, it does not make you fail your own high standards.
Your key resolution
For one to trust themselves, it is essential to accept imperfections and learn from them not in the sense of improving on a mistake from the past, but rather by accepting one’s Achilles heal and seeing that it acts as the core aspect of one’s compassion.
Dealing with imperfections builds character, because it confronts a person with their humanness and humbles them from thinking they are untouchable. Yet instead of seeing that as a weakness, one can see it as a reason to unite with others because we all need each other’s support, healing, and medicine every once in a while.
Imperfection is a big trigger for people with Chiron in Virgo. Yet realizing that what they redeem a failure is actually an opportunity for improvement can heal these people’s belief that there is no progress if something goes wrong.
Make the most of educating others, because it will help you see through them that knowledge is a road, not an altar. This will keep you curious and open-minded, rather than dependent on what you are good at providing. An attachment to the gift we share and are not able to apply ourselves can bring many insecurities of inadequacy. Chiron teaches us to heal our wound by not putting ourselves down for any wound we have, it is an imperfection that brings us closer to other people and creates unity in which we will find wholeness.
Your issues related to efficiency, service, and inventiveness can be resolved by surrounding yourself with friendships, relationships, and environments that involve competence, improvement, and resourcefulness. This way, you can see that you have what it takes to live up to your own standards, and that there is room for mistakes because you don’t have to do it all alone.
Find your wholeness by finding trust in your ability to express precision in your work, be systematic and technical about things, and use your discriminative mind to make critical observations so you can take action in constructive ways.
This will bring order back into your life and sets you free to trust in your meticulous ways. Virgo is also the sign of service. You might be very service-oriented in a particular area of your life, which is a sign of your care and integrity. Open your eyes to this reality, and the insecurities about your helpfulness will dissipate.