Chiron the Wounded Healer
An Astrological Journey to Finding your Inner Teacher
For clients who are interested, archetypal astrology can be used as part of the healing practices at Third Realm Integration. Primary focus is given to The Wounded Healer archetype which is represented by the comet Chiron. Integrating Chiron wounds can be explored more deeply using natal astrology (i.e., exploring the meaning of the planetary positions the moment you were born).
Kerényi (1959) defined the wounded healer as the ability to “be at home in the darkness of suffering…find germs of light and recovery” and bring it forward with “enchantment” (Martin, 2010, p. 12). In therapy, Jung believed that only a therapist who possessed profound self-awareness of their psychological wounds (and transformed their wounds with conscious intention) helped patients grow into a more cohesive version of themselves (Koss-Chioino, 2006; Kirmayer, 2003). Nouwen (1972) believed these inherent wounds to be a fundamental part of establishing compassion and subsequent healing.
Whether you are in the healing profession or not, your Chironic wounds possess deep intelligence about how to heal. The Wounded Healer archetype represents our ability to heal ourselves by awakening the wisdom within that guides us towards peace. The Third Realm method incorporates heart-focused techniques to amplify the fullest potential encoded in your natal chart.
Astrologer and Chiron expert Melanie Reinhart provides a profound perspective on the Chiron asteroid, its mythological story, and the role is plays in people's lives in the above episode of The Astrology Podcast. Watch the video above to learn more about the astrological archetypal pattern of Chiron the Wounded Healer and the meaningful ways it shows up in our lives.
Jessica Garfield-Kabbara (DiRuzza) and Chiron the Wounded Healer
Melanie Reinhart, Astrologer
"Chiron represents an emerging spirit of philosophical independence, compassion in the face of suffering, and an ongoing process of learning to trust the Inner Teacher or Guide"