Chiron is currently technically a comet (that's changed a few times) but is usually reffered to as an asteroid in astrology, and it's dubbed the "Wounded Healer". In your natal chart, Chiron represents the biggest wounds you need to heal from, and the best ways for you to heal and grow. It can be a pain point in your chart, one that is difficult to focus on because of the trauma and emotional baggage that can be associated with it, but it also provides a tremendous potential for growth.
How do you know if you have a strong natal Chiron?
You qualify if your natal Chiron is:
- conjunct a personal planet (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars)
- conjunct one of the angles (1st, 4th, 7th, 10th house cusps)
- in the 1st house, is anaretic (at 29 degrees)
- at a critical degree
Any of these can make the energy of Chiron more prominent for you.
What does it mean to have Chiron strong in the natal chart?
When you have a prominent natal Chiron, you can feel your wounds more strongly than others. This may play out subconsciously though, and you may not be fully aware consciously of just how much your wounds and emotional baggage are influencing your actions, decisions, and life. You need to work on becoming more consciously aware of this so you can work to take control of the energy instead of letting it control you.
Until you do that, it can be difficult for you to maneuver life, and you may feel like you're constantly being victimized. Some people can manifest this quite negatively, and play the victim card a lot, using it as a way of getting attention or of avoiding taking responsibility for their life.
It's best to avoid doing that though, otherwise it can be a longer, harder road to using your Chiron energy for bettering your life. This tends to be more of a problem if you haven’t done the mental and emotional work yet required of your Chiron to utilize the energy better.
Once you start to unlock the healing potential your strong Chiron possesses, you can unlock a lot of inner personal power. It can grow in a subtle way until you become stronger and stronger, and eventually, you can be seen as someone very wise, honorable, and inspiring.
The power Chiron brings isn’t in-your-face or loud, but subtler and quieter. It’s a power that leads you to feel more confident and stable in life, better able to handle whatever is thrown at you.
The greatest potential a strong Chiron native usually has is in the power to heal, not only yourself, but others as well (and actually, you may be a better healer of others than yourself!). You'll often find a strong Chiron in the charts of people who are in the medical field, whether in a traditional sense (like a doctor or nurse) or in an alternative practice (like a Reiki practitioner or energy healer).
Suggested Reading: Prominent Uranus, Neptune, & Pluto in the Natal Chart; Prominent Natal Saturn, Prominent Natal Black Moon Lilith, and Prominent Natal Mercury, Venus, and Mars Retrograde