In astrology, Chiron is ruler of your wounds and how to heal from them. Chiron is technically a comet (now anyways, it's been called a dwarf planet and asteroid; in astrology, we just call it an asteroid as they used to). How does Chiron influence relationships in astrology?
The composite chart in astrology combines the natal charts of two or more people to create a new chart for the relationship itself. Astrology views the relationship itself as a separate entity, and composites can help explain why people who would seem to get along great don't and why opposites sometimes attract.
So what is the influence of Chiron in the composite chart? Let's explore!
Strong Chiron in the Composite Chart
Chiron is a body that focuses on wounds. This means in relationship astrology, Chiron connections can expose wounds, or even cause new wounds. In the composite chart, the placement of the composite Chiron can show what areas of the relationship this is focused on. The sign may not matter as much since Chiron spends a long time in one sign, so you'll likely have the same Chiron sign unless you have a big age difference. The house placement can matter more, as well as major aspects.
Composite Chiron can be strongest when in the composite 1st house or conjunct (aligned with) a composite planet (especially a personal planet - Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) or composite angle (1st, 4th, 7th, and 10thhouse cusps). These placements can make Chiron more important for your relationship, and it has the potential to be one that helps you do a lot of healing, or to do a lot of harm. Which exactly often depends on how the rest of the composite chart is (and how each of your natal charts connect with one another and play out individually).
When Chiron is operating positively in the composite chart, the relationship may be one that helps you move on from past hurts, understand yourself better, and open up more emotionally. You can feel supported in the relationship, and protective of one another. In the composite chart, Chiron can be supported by beneficial aspects (sextiles and trines).
When Chiron is operating negatively in the composite chart, the relationship may be one that causes you more pain, more hurt, and more suffering. Existing wounds may worsen and deepen, and new wounds can pile on top of it. It can be extremely emotional and difficult to manage in a healthy way. In the composite chart, Chiron can be challenged by hard aspects (squares and oppositions), especially by Saturn, Uranus, or Pluto. Composite Chiron can also be difficult conjunct either or square both of the composite Lunar Nodes since they are spiritual/karmic in nature.
No matter which are present, there can be a degree of discomfort with a strong composite Chiron. It's exposing some things that we might feel more comfortable not dealing with, and that can always be a challenge if we don't think we're ready for it.
In general, a lot is going to depend on whether or not each of you has worked on your own wounds and done your own healing on your own. If you haven't at least started that process individually, then the relationship with a strong composite Chiron is more likely to be negative and wounding. If you can come into the relationship in a place of healing, the relationship can help further that, and you can feel more comfortable with whatever the relationship brings out for you to process.
Suggested Reading: The Love Astrology Series