In astrology, Chiron is called the Wounded Healer, which means it rules our wounds and healing. It shows where we can have great wounds, but also how we can greatly heal.
The Lunar Nodes are the points in the Moon's orbit where the Moon crosses the ecliptic. There are two Lunar Nodes, a North Node and a South Node, and they exactly oppose one another.
The North Node connects to our potential, our purpose, and our greatest fulfillment in life, but is new, unfamiliar, uncomfortable, and something we have to learn.
The South Node connects to our past, our baggage, the emotional crutches we fall back to during times of stress and upset, but is comfortable and familiar so we keep going back and have to learn to release the crutches.
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Transit Chiron Conjunct the North Node:
So what happens when transit Chiron conjunct one of your Lunar Nodes? We'll start with the North Node. When transit Chiron is conjunct your natal North Node, this can be an excellent time for healing and personal growth. Not only that, but you can benefit from it in so many ways, and the more you heal and grow, the more you can feel like you're on the right path and living your best life.
The issue, of course, is that this may be super uncomfortable at first. You may avoid it completely because of the discomfort. It may shine a light on issues you don't want to face, don't feel ready to deal with. It might scare you.
You have to push through that. At some point, the discomfort and worry and fear goes away as you become more comfortable and experience some of the healing and growth. You can keep going forward, and embrace more growth.
Chiron can link to a quiet personal power within, the kind of power that comes from feeling more whole and more like yourself rather than anything external, loud, or from others. As you heal and grow, you get more of that quiet power, and you can keep going to find more.
The issues that you need to work on will depend on the sign and house location of your natal North Node, as well as any planets in your North Node sign. Currently, Chiron is in Aries until 2027, so you may experience this aspect at some point in the next 5 years unless your North Node is early in Aries.
Aries North Nodes have to learn to be independent and autonomous, to be assertive and take initiative, and to embrace your true face and inner fire. Any issues around these things may be worked on with Chiron in Aries conjunct your North Node. If you've rejected who you are, if you've leaned too heavily on others, if you're been timid and avoidant, this would be the time to address it.
Transit Chiron Conjunct the South Node:
Now to transit Chiron conjunct your natal South Node. During this transit, this is also a great period for healing, however you may be more focused on the past than the future. You can feel the weight of your baggage, from your early life, past life, or karmic, but you may be so used to it that you try to force yourself to just keep going with it. You may reach a point where you just can't anymore, a breaking point where you have to say, enough is enough.
We get too complacent with the South Node, too used to the way things are, even when they're terrible, so Chiron transiting the South Node kicks up all the bad things that you just got used to and accepted but shouldn't. Just because that's the way it's always been or the way it's been for a long time doesn't mean you have to resign yourself to it staying that way if it's not healthy for you.
It can be difficult to do though. There can be fear associated with this transit too, just like with the North Node. With Chiron on the North Node, it's more fear of the unknown, while Chiron on the South Node is more fear of letting go. You may think you don't know who you are or what your purpose is without this baggage, these issues, this person, this circumstance. You're too tied up and you don't want to let it go, but Chiron is giving you a way out.
You have to face the issues, face the baggage, and be willing to let it go. This can be a major process, but it can lead to deep, profound changes. This may not be super obvious externally, on the outside, but within, you can change in a huge way. The potential is for you to clear out that baggage so you're moving forward more freely, without all that weight.
The issues that you need to work on will depend on the sign and house location of your natal South Node, as well as any planets in your South Node sign. As noted, currently Chiron is in Aries until 2027, so you may experience this aspect at some point in the next 5 years unless your South Node is early in Aries.
Aries South Nodes are used to doing their own thing, going their own way, and relying on themselves for everything. This means you have to learn how to ask for help and rely on others in this life. You may put way too much on yourself, and end up in bad situations because you don't trust anyone enough to let them help you. You've likely been burned before, and fear it again. Baggage you may need to address can center around this.
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