Chiron and the North Node in Aries will set the stage for letting go and breaking old cycles

Chiron and North Node in Aries

A major event is on its way to our streets – Chiron and the North Node in Aries conjunction – one of the most significant of the year. While we'll free fall through this transit for the next couple of months, the precise meeting point occurs on the 19th or 20th February 2024, depending on where you are in the world.

When discussing karma, or the belief in multiple lifetimes, the Nodes are often under the spotlight. As an astrologer, I always focus on these points to delve into a client’s past life, the talents they bring, and the gifts they can cultivate. Technically, the nodes aren't planets; they're two points in the sky where the Moon's orbit intersects with the ecliptic. The North Node represents the person we're evolving into which is calculated by our birth charts. It also explains why the sign our North Node resides in can feel so foreign to us. On the other hand, the South Node is believed to hold insights into our past lives, the roles we’ve played, and all the positive and challenging experiences that came with it. Typically the traits of the sign it sits in feels like you’re slipping into your favourite but worn-out shoes. 

As a collective this rare alignment with the nodes invites the medicine man Chiron in Aries on to the stage. Chiron is famously known as the ‘wounded healer’ in myth, as he was hit by one of Hercules' poisoned arrows, and was taught the healing arts by the God Apollo. 

Just to recap, last July, the nodes shifted into Aries and Libra. In evolutionary astrology, you could say that the North Node in Aries encourages us to forge our own individual path. Cultural icons like Toni Morrison, Carl Jung and Céline Dion all share this placement, each carving out their unique lanes. Those who truly evolve into their North Node in Aries are distinct individuals, true originals. 

But, since July, some of us may have been enchanted by the question, "What does it mean to be a pioneer in our own little world?" On the flip side, the South Node in Libra reminds us that our relationships can have a huge influence on how dedicated we are to our personal missions, shaping how far and wide we’re willing to commit to our heroine’s journey. The South Node in Libra’s wisdom relays the message to us all, that we can’t walk the line alone, but at the same time we have to be super mindful of any co-dependent entanglements. This is a potent integration point of both the North and South Node. 

Now, what does this all mean for the collective? Well, the North Node in Aries and Chiron in Aries are supporting us to step into our missions, and knocking any narratives of self doubt to the side. Ultimately encouraging us to become our fullest selves. Yet at the same time to become all that we are, we have to look into our core wounds that have been holding us back. 


Stepping into authenticity 

The magic lies in addressing these wounds, unlocking parts of ourselves that have remained trapped in the past. It empowers us to break free from the cycle of endlessly replaying old conversations and experiences. Old tapes that need to be taken out of the cassette player.

Another potent reflection to consider is to lovingly reflect on why we may have a sneaky habit of comparing ourselves to others. Whether it's the people we see on social media or those in our close circles. Chiron can assist us in letting go of the comparison game, allowing us to embody our most authentic and fearless selves.


Embracing our unique gifts 

It's crucial to note that if we don't see our differences as gifts, we'll constantly feel pressured to fit into narrow societal norms. Norms that often make us shrink into ourselves or question our self-worth. What is truly profound is when we accept our differences, we automatically extend this same grace to everyone else on this blue planet. 

As poet and scholar Audre Lorde once wisely said, "It is within our differences that we are both most powerful and most vulnerable, and some of the most difficult tasks of our lives are the claiming of differences and learning to use those differences for bridges rather than as barriers between us."

And through accepting our unique traits and desires, we open ourselves up to explore the things that move us, whether it be art, hobbies, or a career path that might not fit into the status quo. When we’re in touch with our creative instincts, we light up with a magnetic sense of aliveness. 

Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, so it’s passionately primal. 


Giving ourselves closure 

But yet, we can’t drop the South Node in Libra out of the equation, as it lends another remedy to the mix. For some, we've arrived at a point in our healing journey where we can have an honest conversation and ask ourselves 'How did my actions lead to pain, whether for myself or for others, in this situation?’ Meanwhile, in other situations, we've merely been bystanders, caught in the whirlwind of someone else's drama, with them being the cause of our suffering. Either way, wherever we stand on the bridge, instead of longing for closure, perhaps we can give ourselves the key to our own freedom.

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