Chiron in Aries
Chiron moved into the sign of Aries on April 17th, 2018 and will remain there until June 19th of 2026. The last time Chiron was in Aries was from 1968–1977, and before that, it was 1918–1927. So, what can we expect when Chiron is in Aries now?
As the first sign of the zodiac, not to mention a fire sign with a Mars ruler, Chiron in Aries comes in hot. Impatient Aries doesn’t have good bedside manners when dealing with our wounds, preferring to rip the band-aid right off. Aries isn’t afraid to say, "Here’s what your problem is! Now fix it!” Because of this, the arrival of Chiron in Aries is often a violent one. For example, on April 4, 1968, two days after Chiron entered Aries, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, highlighting racism, oppression, and brutality in the U.S. Before that, Chiron entered Aries around the same time as the Spanish Flu in 1918, a pandemic that killed millions. The pandemic, coupled with WWI, created “the Lost Generation” that defined the rest of Chiron’s time in Aries. Aries hits hard.
Chiron is Aries provides us with a unique opportunity to start our healing process by taking action. Even just short-term action now can greatly reduce our pain later. In a way, Chiron in Aries challenges our survival instincts—the need to run and take cover. But real change comes from tackling our challenges head-on.
The civil rights movement, the feminist movement, the end of apartheid, women getting the right to vote, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the end of the Vietnam War and WWI all happened during Chiron in Aries. This is the era of rebels. However, if we don’t try to tackle our issues, we can become too consumed with pleasure-seeking and escapism, and will pay for our inaction in the years to come.
So, when Chiron is in Aries, it’s important to try to heal our wounds instead of ignoring the pain. This means taking action and confronting conflict in some way. By doing something now, we’ll be in less pain later.