The position of the planets can help us to gain a deep understanding of ourselves. At the time of our births, the exact location of those planets influences our personalities, direction in life and greater purpose.
Planets play a vital role in astrology, however one usually overlooked aspect of our charts are the influence of what lies outside of the main 8 planets in our solar system.
Astrology experts will be familiar with Chiron, however, it is understandable if a beginner is unaware of its impact and power on the birth chart.
Small but powerful, Chiron holds its own as an important part of astrology. It was only recently discovered in the 1970s however it has truly come to be a remarkable function in the study of the planets.
The Astrological Meaning of Chiron
Chiron is a comet and minor planet that can be found in a birth chart. Generally referred to as the wounded healer, the placement of Chiron in a birth chart can help people to understand their karmic and past life energy as well as what areas they may need to work on and develop.
It’s the achilles heel in astrology. It affects everything from our spiritual, physical and emotional wellbeing. The comet was named after the centaur Chiron from Greek mythology. According to the tale, Chiron was a healer whose ability to heal was widely regarded by many.
After being injured by a poisoned arrow chose to give his powers of immortality to Prometheus, as he was in too much pain. The theme of healing and wounds are closely related to the effects of the comet Chiron.
It emphasises the karmic lessons and past pain that we have experienced. The placement of Chiron creates issues within our lives, the zodiac sign that Chiron rests in dictates what challenges we may face in our lives.
Chiron is about lessons, by understanding what our weaknesses are we must learn to heal and move beyond what we consider to be our limitations.
Though it may seem negative, Chiron is here to help us grow and excel further through life. Though we may struggle to come to terms with particular areas within our lives we can help those around us to heal their issues.
The Meaning of Chiron in Gemini
Geminis are the social butterflies of the zodiac and can easily adapt to any social situation. They are able to express themselves freely and are quick learners. Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, famed for being the planet of expression and relationships.
In Roman mythology, Mercury is the messenger of the Gods. It is also the ruler of the 3rd house which focuses on communication and relationships with friends, family, acquaintances and the like.
To find Chiron in Gemini indicates that there are problems in this area. A consequence of having Chiron in Gemini is that those who have it may not feel as though they can freely express themselves in an open and truthful manner. Vocalising their personal opinions is not something that comes naturally to the Gemini Chiron.
Deep down they are actually gifted when it comes to speaking. With Chiron in Gemini, they have a natural way with words however this is not seen by the Gemini Chiron, instead, they experience difficulties in this area as they fail to see their unique abilities. The implications of this are noticeable, either by the Gemini Chiron being quiet or if they regularly struggle to get their words out.
Communication is important to their evolution. Chiron in Gemini indicates that there are lessons and healing that need to happen in the area of communication and establishing relationships.
People with this placement may feel as though they want to break free from the constraints of limited thinking and the frustration of not being able to communicate with others. Putting aside their fears is a key part of their personal development and will help them to avert negative thinking in this area.
Chiron Gemini Personality
Chiron reflects the areas that need to be worked on in a person’s personality. It showcases the emotional baggage that impacts actions and decisions made throughout life.
Despite its seemingly negative tone, it does possess some positive aspects.
The astrological symbol for Chiron is a key. By understanding the impact that Chiron has on our personality and lives we can unlock the truth of our existence and face the darkest aspects of our being. Coming to terms with our wounds can help us to heal and survive.
The messages that you absorbed at a young age may have impacted your view on the world and yourself. This could be bullying from a sibling, children at school or an authoritative figure such as a teacher or parent.
This has had a lasting effect on those with Gemini Chiron. They may also have had a stunted understanding of the way that the world works, it could be that they were kept out of conversations such as sex, finances and death, in a bid to protect them in their childhood.
Chiron in Gemini may suffer from low self-esteem and interpret their lack of communication skills as them being stupid or ignorant, which is not the case. These false ideologies may make them feel as though they can’t fit in with others. Imposter syndrome may be common with people with the Chiron Gemini placement.
In work or social situations, they may feel as if they are in lower standing than those around them, particularly those who are natural and gifted speakers. This can result in constantly comparing themselves to others.
They may project their insecurities onto others by putting down those who seem less intelligent than themselves. This is a coping mechanism, an unhealthy way of deflecting their frustrations and releasing their anxiety.
Generally speaking, they tend to oppose those who gossip or participate in the slander of others. Communication is important to the Gemini Chiron and those who abuse it are not looked upon favourably by them. However, they can contradict themselves by engaging in hearsay and participating in the discussion of rumours.
People with this placement may also be considered as a scatterbrain. The way that they process their thoughts may not be organised which leaves them occasionally tongue-tied when they attempt to communicate in a clear and articulate way.
There may also be a tendency for Chiron Geminis to be more susceptible to mental health issues, anxiety and, potentially, substance abuse, though this is not absolute. In social settings, the Chiron Gemini may be more of a drinker than their fellow peers. The influence of dutch courage helps them to communicate in a way that they have never been able to when sober.
Those who have Chiron in Gemini will embark on a journey of communication. There is deep healing in this area of their lives and through having an openness to understand their weaknesses they will improve and learn to speak their truth.
There is something inside of them that wants to break free. They have a unique gift that needs to be shared with the world.
These individuals have a natural curiosity for the world around them. In their solitude, they can appreciate the little things in life such as a birds song, the frost on the ground and the sound of the wind through the leaves. They may have interests in travel, nature and even mechanics. It is not uncommon for them to take risks and divulge in activities that others may think twice about doing.
The fact is that the Chiron Gemini isn’t actually bad at communicating; they just have the impression that they are, which affects how they speak in general. The benefit of this is that they can take specific measures to counter this.
They can be open-minded and may be able to express themselves with their body language very well. As they are not particularly vocal they find ways to communicate that others may overlook.
Despite their seemingly gentle nature, they can have a sharper side to their personality.
The Gemini Chiron may be argumentative and can be surprisingly bold when facing off someone they dislike. This is due to their lack of articulation, much like when a toddler throws a tantrum when they are unable to express themselves in the way that they want to.
Men With Chiron in Gemini
From a male point of view, Chiron in Gemini residing in their chart may have caused problems in their early years.
The trouble that they faced with expressing themselves may have meant that he let others speak for him. By allowing others to put words into his mouths he could’ve been victim to manipulation in social scenarios.
He may have struggled to speak up for himself which would have led to him finding himself in situations that did not serve him. He could’ve been susceptible to peer pressure. By not being able to think for himself he may have gotten into trouble at the expense of others behaviour.
The Gemini Chiron male may tend to adapt himself like a chameleon to fit in with the crowd or he accepts his social status as an outcast. This is at no fault of his own. He could rectify this negative self-image of himself however he has allowed feelings of inadequacy to take hold. He may feel as though he cannot measure up to others, especially other males.
The Gemini Chiron male can feel intimidated when they are near loud individuals. In large social groups, he tries to conceal his insecurities and would prefer to let the large characters in the room take charge. When alone they take pleasure in solo activities that satisfy their curious minds such as research or reading.
Women With Chiron in Gemini
Women with Chiron in Gemini may have had negative messages ingrained in their belief system when they were children, prompting issues in self-confidence and doubt in their intellectual abilities. They may have had strained relationships with either their mother or father.
Incidentally, despite the strife in this area they want to connect with their parents and have a more open and friendly connection with them.
During their adolescent years, they may have been one or two extremes, shy or they overcompensated for their lack of communication skills by being loud. They may also have had trouble keeping up in class and preferred to engage in active discussions in the classroom.
Despite how smart they may be their manner of speaking may not have come across in the articulate way that they intended.
There is a commonality between Chiron in Gemini for women and being bitchy. They may have ill feelings for those that can command the room and have an easy-going way with people. She can be resentful to others who have a way with words. They may express their disdain for those individuals without tact and consideration.
Lessons of Gemini in Chiron
This placement highlights the wounds that need to be healed, it is not an indication that the Gemini Chiron will suffer from communication problems and how they relate to others.
The impact of Chiron can be remedied with conscious thought, an open mind and effort. Once someone is able to identify the effect that Chiron has on them they can take the necessary steps to start the healing process and conquer their issues.
There is a budding intellect and communicator that wants to show themselves off to the world inside of a Gemini Chiron.
It lives within them, what blocks them is confidence in themselves and the energy of karmic pain. Once a Gemini Chiron can identify their issues and open themselves up to being more communicative they will release the issues gained from their past life.
The Gemini Chiron must move past the notion that their speech must be perfect, it’s ok to have an unpopular opinion or an alternative view of the world.
So long as they are being true to themselves and respectful of others the Gemini Chiron will flourish once they come to this understanding. They must also avoid trying to impress everyone.
In order to learn from their wounds, the Gemini Chiron must not ‘people please’ or worry about how others see them.
They must not be fearful of judgement. In life, every idea or sentiment that we have is for a purpose, whether it’s to educate others or be educated by understanding our ignorance.
Communication has its place in this world to help us create bonds with ourselves and others. The Gemini Chiron must know that their points are valid and they should not be scared to share them. They were given a voice for a reason and so it must be used for its purpose.
Everyone in this world is unique in their own ways, this is something that the Gemini Chiron must accept. The Gemini Chiron has talents in listening, where they struggle to speak themselves.
This makes them an excellent confidant and friend. If they continue to have issues with communication then they may wish to look toward the stronger aspects of their personality.
While they refrain from speaking they should learn to quiet the mind and listen to their intuition. If the Gemini Chiron can allow themselves to be guided spiritually they may find the voice that they have been looking for.
As such, Gemini Chirons are healers by nature. They can help others who also struggle to express themselves and be of support when they need it.
Another lesson for the Gemini Chiron is that they are intelligent regardless of what they think or feel about themselves. If they have received messages in their younger years that they are not smart enough it was only due to the insecurities of those individuals.
The Gemini Chiron must start to put in the effort to study, learn and keep their mind open. They must apply themselves to see the results that they want and must not fall victim to the negative self-image that they have of themselves.
As time goes on they will become more comfortable with who they are. When the Gemini Chiron actively starts to seek out opportunities where they can express themselves they will come to discover that they have a knack for it.
Through the word that they speak, they will offer great help and healing to those that hear it. Their voice will become important for many and they will have a significant impact on the lives of others.