Although Chiron and Neptune only have made one exact conjunction during the past two years (it occurred on February 17, 2010), they have been within a few degrees of each other for this entire time. They are still about as close as you can get without being exactly conjunct, about six minutes of arc apart. But having just changed direction to move forward after a long retrograde period, they will begin to separate.
Chiron and Neptune both operate on the level of the soul; neither planet is very concerned with supporting the ego or the personality. Chiron’s work is to clear the emotional debris of past experiences by awakening dormant emotions and forging new energetic pathways of healing. Neptune’s role is in dissolving the ground upon which we rely so that we will awaken to a higher expression of the Self. I like to call Chiron the “Soul Healer” and Neptune the “Soul Teacher,” so under these two planets we have been inspired/urged/forced to address deeper matters in our lives.
This has been particularly true for those of us in our 50s who have Pluto in the later degrees of Leo. Chiron and Neptune have been opposite Pluto in these charts, instilling a sense of urgency in healing the wounds of the past. I have been able to watch the process of the Chiron/Neptune conjunction in the experiences of my clients. Back in early 2009, when the conjunction first began to align (peaking in April through July when Jupiter was involved as well) clients of all ages were reporting intense experiences of grief and mourning as old wounds resurfaced, seemingly out of nowhere. As Chiron and Neptune continued their dance, the intensity of the emotional […]