March 24, 2020
Listen to the doctors and healers, listen to the ‘healer’ within too. God Apollo looked after Chiron when he was abandoned by his father Cronus and mother nymph Phillira. He was the abandoned child. Maybe all the doctors feel like abandoned children now, maybe our capacity to heal and our wounds become more apparent. We need to pay attention to them, express them, become wiser through them, and help others because of them. Apollo taught Chiron art, music, archery, astrology, medicine. So Chiron became a wise healer, teacher, oracle who taught all heroes in ancient times, like Achilles and Hercules. His nobility and self sacrifice is reflected in his encounter with Prometheus, when he exchanged his immortality in order to save him and as a way to heal his wound. The New Moon in Aries tomorrow, is conjunct Chiron! How do we become wiser and learn from our wounds, what do we exchange in order to relieve our pain? How does this aid humanity to achieve progress? The physical wound holds a sacred spiritual message for us now.
Image: The Education of Achilles by Chiron, fresco from Herculaneum, 1st century AD (Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples).
Eleni Kostika, 2020