Do you ever feel tormented, cornered, and directionless? It seems that no matter what you do, some external force has complete control over your life.
There’s something ominous inside you that feels so broken you can’t repair it despite what you try. It is a deep and concealed wound that hurts when you breathe, think, and sleep. There are no medicines that can cure it.
The struggle is typically associated with a particular part of your life that you find extremely hard to navigate. Perhaps you dream of being a writer, but you never have the bravery to express yourself regardless of how hard you try and improve yourself. There’s that menacing darkness that steals your power and continuously holds you back.
It is what incites self-doubts and to question your skills and talents. What if, after all, you are not who you want to be, and you’ll never get the recognition you are chasing? Those thoughts disturb you and never let go of you. That deters you from realizing your full potential.
You always find yourself in the same place, hitting a wall. It seems like you are trying the same old formula, which generates more unhappiness, discontentment, and doubts. The thing is, you might be trying different paths, but those irritating wounds reaper no matter what.
Maybe you are avoiding your fundamental fears, a childhood trauma, or buried memories. Every time you feel them near the surface, you repress them or respond with toxic defense mechanisms. As a result, you never confront your wounds, and if you do, you don’t know how to heal them.
It is why there’s a persistent pattern of pain or challenges in your life. Even if they take different forms, they come back. They warn you that you can’t escape what’s inside of you.
These deep-seated wounds present a wake-up call that you have to identify what caused them and what they are trying to teach you. There’s a lesson you are supposed to learn behind every wound you want to patch up.
Chiron: History and origins
The suppressed pain you try to bury comes from Chiron, an asteroid that the astronomer Charles Kowal discovered in 1977. But there were others before him that predicted the discovery of Chiron.
The Scottish astrologer Maurice Wemyss was one of the most prominent people who saw it coming. She predicted in 1935 that the world would discover a celestial body with an affinity for Sagittarius. The characteristics of that envisioned planet resemble Chiron.
Object Kowal was the first and original name of Chiron. The glyph for Chiron is made of an O and a K, resembling a key. Astrologers associate with the potential of Chiron to unlock our hidden and primal wounds.
Chiron is orbiting between Saturn and Uranus, and astrologers also call him the Rainbow Bridge. It has an erratic orbit and a slow transiting pace. That is why it takes him roughly 49 years to travel through all 12 Zodiac signs. Chiron stays between four and nine years in each of them, but most people feel the intensity of this placement in their fifties.
Astrologers named Chiron after a Greek myth. It is wise to know the legend to comprehend the effect and meaning of this placement. Due to being a son of the god of time, Chiron was an immortal centaur.
Unlike other uncivilized and uncultured centaurs, Chiron is intelligent and a scholar. He was also a mentor of Greek heroes, such as Hercules. Indeed, Chiron had a difficult life since the beginning because his parents abandoned him, but he was never bitter.
Still, his fate was unfair, and during a feud between Hercules and centaurs, a poisoned arrow struck Chiron’s leg. As he was immortal, there was an eternity of agony in front of Chiron.
Hercules felt guilty, and he begged the gods to relinquish Chiron from such cruel punishment. They offered him to switch his fate with the one of Prometheus, and Chiron accepted. That reminds us that some wounds reappear throughout life without us having control over them.
Chiron’s wounds teach us how to overcome our own and becoming the healers
Chiron shows our wounds, but it is our responsibility to discover what triggered them and how to overcome them.
These wounds are often a consequence of childhood trauma, loss, or grief. Besides, they can also follow us from another lifetime due to being too intense. Perhaps they recur because we keep failing to learn our lesson.
We can use what Chiron reveals to learn how to identify and heal our wounds. The purpose is to become healers instead of being victims or hurting other people.
Chiron in Leo (House V): Meaning and general traits
Chiron in Leo is a significant placement for being or pretending to be a public figure because it’s associated with self-expression and talent. Hence, it is a frequent placement among celebrities, politicians, and scientists. Some of them are Jimi Hendrix, Sharon Tate, Joe Biden, and Stephen Hawking.
People with Chiron in Leo will experience that their primal wound centers around creativity and recognition. They often feel that the world is not seeing their uniqueness or that they can’t express it. Thus, sometimes they think that they are always in the background and that they can’t show what makes them unique.
It is not rare that individuals with this placement feel ignored, unnoticed, and underappreciated. Sometimes, they are indeed highly disliked, or people find them ordinary, average, and insignificant. That hurt Leo Chiron persons deeply, and it shatters their self-esteem.
The truth is, these individuals most often crave validation, appraisals, and to be in the center of attention. Leo Chiron people love drama because it appeals to their intense and curious personality. That triggers them to chase the thrills and highs, but nothing brings as much satisfaction as endorsement and approvals.
They have a zest for stories of success, climactic romance, and documentaries about famous people. It gives them an incentive to open up to the world and show their talent because Leo Chiron people always seek confirmation from others in some form.
Even though persons with Chiron in Leo are usually gifted or talented, they have many self-doubts that prevent them from nurturing those abilities. Hence, they can struggle with feeling uncreative, mediocre, or unimaginative. One of their biggest fear is being an average Joe or Jane and not leaving their legacy to the world.
Perhaps their fears come from early childhood. If parents didn’t acknowledge their flair when they were kids, they might feel no one else will because they don’t have anything special inside. They likely experienced bullying for their artistic expression as kids, or their peers always got more recognition and praise. However, that initiated self-doubts that grew over time.
Because of that, Leo Chiron doesn’t believe in their talents, or they fear they’re not remarkable enough. Even if they find the strength to share their abilities, they don’t believe in their talent. They torture themselves and wonder whether they’re copycats, cliche, over-the-top, repetitive, or dull.
Due to their fear, they avoid pursuing their dreams or joining groups, institutions, and communities that could nurture their talents. Leo Chiron individuals believe they don’t deserve to be among talented people due to their lack of talent.
It is why people with Chiron in Leo tend to hide their capabilities and why they deter from showing the results of their passionate work. In some cases, they don’t even want to be seen, noticed, or heard. They avoid the public, and they don’t see themselves as worthy of attention, praise, and applause. What terrifies them in all cases is the fear of criticism
On the flip side, Leo Chiron people can be too hungry for approvals, which causes them to do everything in their power to get recognition and ovation.
People with Chiron in Leo also encourage the talents of other people while neglecting their own.
Woman with Chiron in Leo
This is a placement where Leo doesn’t align with his typical traits and characteristics. Females with Chiron in Leo might love drama as a movie genre, but they are rarely drama queens. Their self-expression and spontaneity are wounded, making them feel extremely uncomfortable in the center of attention.
Being or having to talk or perform in public terrifies Leo Chiron women. They usually don’t believe that they have anything unique or worthy to say, and they doubt people would be willing to listen. The fear probably comes from their early childhood.
Women with Chiron in Leo likely experienced an embarrassment or humiliation as kids or young adolescents. Perhaps their peers, teachers, or older siblings ridiculed their abilities or talent. On the other side, they might have unsupportive parents, or they belittled them, making Leo Chiron feel unworthy or ashamed.
These females center their lack of confidence and shyness around a traumatic childhood experience that convinced them they have no talent. As grown-ups, Leo Chiron women tend to be shy and introverted, but they also often struggle with social anxiety.
Ladies with Chiron in Leo are also unlikely to love unexpected circumstances, surprises, and anything that requires spontaneity. That means they will have to improvise and let go of control without knowing how others will react. However, Leo Chiron females are usually aware that’s the reason why they miss many fun activities and social gatherings they would like to attend.
Public speaking or any performance is often a nightmare for these women. Leo Chiron females hate being the center of attention, and they dread having to talk in front of large groups of people. They are afraid of criticism because they don’t want to be rejected or ridiculed. The real reason behind it is because they feel worthless.
However, due to their sensitivity, they can perceive positive feedback as criticism, even when others encourage and praise them. But Leo Chiron women are generous concerning empowering others to pursue and share their talents.
They will support others in expressing themselves, be in the spotlight, and show their abilities to the world. These women are particularly good at encouraging children to nurture their talents because Leo Chiron women didn’t have that support as kids.
On the flip side, Leo Chiron women may also go to great lengths to get recognition, applause, and acceptance. They might try everything in their power to become famous as they believe that would prove their talents are worthy of attention.
Nevertheless, both types should embrace their talents and accept themselves because, otherwise, others won’t acknowledge them either.
Man with Chiron in Leo
As children, men with Chiron in Leo encountered situations where their talents were ridiculed or not well-received.
One of those experiences forced them to start to think of themselves with a sense of unworthiness. Men with Chiron in Leo Chiron rarely remember what caused their self-doubts because they suppressed the negative memories.
These men often have severe social anxiety. They struggle with public speaking and being in large groups of people.
Whatever the case, they don’t feel comfortable being in the center of attention and with people looking at them. It is why they always avoid situations in which they have to perform, present, or address the public.
Men with Chiron in Leo are rarely bad-intentioned. But unlike their female counterparts, they can be unpleasant and dramatic with people who criticize them.
Even If someone is trying to correct or help them improve, males with Chiron in Leo can react quite harshly. Attack tends to be their defense mechanism, and they use it whenever they perceive someone is putting them down.
Leo Chiron males don’t like when other people mock them, not even their close friends. Any remark that reminds Leo Chiron men what they think of themselves infuriates them and affects their confidence. Hence, these men don’t relax easily, and they are always on alert for attacks.
They are also likely to pretend that they don’t care about the opinions of other people.
Although it eats them up inside, they will act indifferent and ignore if someone insults or provokes them. Leo Chiron men are so used to the idea of being unworthy that when others compliment them, they usually don’t believe them.
Men with Chiron in Leo often bury their dreams and aspirations because they doubt they can achieve them.
Sometimes they secretly dedicate themselves to their talents because they fear others would ridicule their attempts to express themselves. It is wrong to assume they don’t want others to recognize and applaud their abilities. It’s quite the opposite.
Leo Chiron men don’t want to be too obvious. They prefer when other people convince them that they’re talented and to keep it going. These males believe that if they follow what other people told them, it won’t be their fault if they don’t like them.
However, Leo Chiron males can also be theatrical and invest all of their energy into becoming famous. The problem is that they shouldn’t share their abilities to get approvals. They should do it because they genuinely have the urge to express their talents to the world. It is how Leo Chiron men will accept themselves and relinquish negative childhood memories.
People with Chiron in Leo believe that life is there to enjoy it, but they usually constrain themselves from doing it. The reason is that someone discouraged them from expressing their talents. However, that’s what they need to enjoy life genuinely.
If they had parents who belittled them or didn’t acknowledge their abilities, Leo Chiron people probably grew up thinking that they are not unique enough.
On the other side, their peers, professors, or mentors likely ridiculed or compared them with other kids. As a consequence, these people believe that they either not talented or that others are more gifted than them.
Hence, they have issues with expressing themselves, and they hide their abilities from the world. People with Chiron in Leo can be beyond talented, but their sense of worthlessness will prevent them from showing it. Many are so convinced of that idea that they completely neglect or forget their skills.
These people are used to being unnoticed, perceived as ordinary, and untalented. Persons with Chiron in Leo prefer to keep a low status and avoid being in the center of attention. They are terrified of criticism and don’t believe they are worthy of applause and acknowledgment.
These people must find their inner power and learn that the only acceptance they need is the one from themselves.