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Astrological Chiron (or Please Don't Squeeze the Shaman)
Chiron is a relative newcomer to astrology and was only discovered by astronomers back in 1977. So it's taken astrologers a while to start getting a grasp on what effect (if any) Chiron has.
Chiron's orbit generally lies between Saturn and Uranus. So Chiron is sometimes thought to be a shamanistic bridge or link between time and space reality (the outer limit being Saturn) and the archetypal, generational planets of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
The Centaur in Mythology
And, for the most part, centaurs weren't exactly on very friendly terms with most of us mortals.
Here's the full story about Chiron for those interested.
Chiron in the Birth Chart
This Chironian wounding is an injury to our instinctual nature and a wounding of trust.
The wounding was generally done by someone close to us... someone we thought well of and trusted. According to astrologer Liz Greene, the wounding was generally brought about as the result of a stupid, careless, thoughtless accident... so there is normally no one who can be blamed with purposely, intentionally, maliciously wounding us.
So the wounding is a wounding of trust... and, further, a Chironian wound is an injury that will never, ever totally heal. We learn, suffer and grow from dealing with this sensitive area of wounded instinct and trust.... but the wounding will never totally heal and go away.
This Chironian wounding can then, later in life and after much personal struggle, become a special area where we can help others by sharing our healing and teaching powers with them.