The stricken healer Chiron, sometimes known as "the wounded healer," is an asteroid that circles our solar system between Uranus and Saturn. These two placements—which natal house and zodiac sign Chiron is in—provide information about your deepest traumas and how to repair them.
Chiron is considered a minor planet because it is not massive enough to be a star or a dwarf galaxy. It has the same mass as Mars but is much smaller than both Jupiter and Saturn. The asteroid was first observed by German astronomer Johann Palisa in 18th-century Europe and later by American astronomer William Herschel who named it after the Greek poet Homer's dog.
Chiron has only been visited by one spacecraft so far: Ulysses, which passed by it on its way out of the Solar System in 1992. You can see images of Chiron on the Internet. It is also visible with the naked eye under ideal conditions.
When Chiron enters a new zodiac sign, it goes through a process called "placement." This means that Chiron will move into a new natal chart house each time it passes through a new zodiac sign. Placements are important because they reveal more about the past and future roles that Chiron has in its owner's life.
Hercules injured the centaur Chiron in Greek mythology. Despite his immortality, it is supposed that he devised medicine to treat himself. He taught Asclepius the healing arts, which became the wellspring of all divine medical knowledge among the Greeks. Asclepius was also the god who received worship in many places. His priests were called Asclepieia.
Chiron was one of the centaurs, a creature half-man and half-horse. Like other centaurs, he was skilled at riding both horses and fighting with spears. But he was also renowned for his knowledge of medicine, which he imparted to Asclepius. When Hercules injured him, Chiron fled to Laconia, where King Amyntor gave him refuge. There he treated Hercules' wounds properly and sent him on his way again. After he had healed, Hercules went to Thessaly where he killed the monster Echidna. From her body he obtained the weapon known as the "Echidna's Head", which could fire three arrows at once. He used this weapon to kill Argos, Meleager, and Thyestes, who were all enemies of his. Finally, he traveled to Tiryns where King Adrastus invited him to stay with him and his family. It is said that during his stay there, Hercules trained Adrastus' children, including Pelias, in boxing and wrestling.
Chiron figures prominently in the stories of his grandson, Peleus, and great-grandson, Achilles. Heracles unintentionally stabbed him with a poisoned arrow. He gave up his immortality in favor of Prometheus and was immortalized as the constellation Centaurus.
Chiron in Leo frequently implies a wound relating to a person's capacity to express themselves artistically, as well as ego difficulties associated with that expression. Inside, these people frequently believe that they lack the inventiveness and skill that they attempt to convince others they possess, and they do not feel remarkable or gifted in any way. They may even try to hide their abilities from others because they are not good at expressing themselves and do not want to put themselves down.
When Chiron is placed in Leo, the idea of art as a means of self-expression is emphasized. These individuals would probably be artists, musicians, or writers. They might also be teachers, nurses, or doctors. Often, they are responsible people who try to help others by making them feel comfortable. Within this personality type, there is a desire to heal ourselves by healing others. This can lead to a career in social work or nursing.
Leo is the first sign of the zodiac that is related to emotions. Individuals with Chiron in Leo have feelings that they cannot explain but still need to understand. They require time to deal with their issues before they can fully accept other people and love. However, once they do find the right person to share their heart with, they can give and receive affection freely. In addition, Leos like change and new experiences, which makes dating difficult for them because they need to keep alert for what will happen next.