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  • Writer's pictureMaegan Kenney

Chiron and the Collective

Chiron was discovered on November 1st, 1977 marking a pivotal time in human history when our collective wounds of darkness, death, and newfound healing were revealed in a way never experienced before.

Chiron had already been in the sky, and astronomers already had the tools to observe this "higher moon" planetoid. Why, then, was it only observable now?

This moment of discovery offered a choice point for healing. Would we stay living behind the illusion, or were we finally ready to see the Truth and begin the repair? This was a turning point in the collective consciousness. We were now ready to see what had always been there.

The world events of 1977 reflected many of Chiron's archetypal qualities including bridging the inner and outer worlds like our physical and technological realities as well as our ability to dance between the Saturnic realms of order, karma, and earthly conservation and the Uranus-themed ones of destruction, unrest, and progressivism.

Collective Chironic archetypal themes include the destruction of our animalistic side and the rebel rousing of Centauric consciousness (half man, half horse), the underworld (like the depths of addiction), facing our deepest personal and collective wounds that are rooted in fear, the wounded and victimized inner child, holistic medicine, music, turning towards our suffering, the heart, peace, voices and rights of the people, coming home (and returning to Source), grief, and transformation.

Here are the world events that catapulted our collective into a Chironic state of consciousness...

On July 13th, 1977 NYC experiences a 25 hour city wide blackout leading to widespread, looting, vandalism, and arsen in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods. Chaos ensued, businesses were destroyed, and over 550 police officers were injured. The subway system and airports were shut down. Most of the television stations were off air leaving people in literal "darkness."

Atari is released in September 1977 becoming a popular phenomenon by 1980.

An earthquake in Romania kills 1,700 people.

On August 16th, Elivis Presley dies at the age of 42 of a heart attack, during his Uranus opposition, after struggling with drug addiction for several years.

The average home costs $13,650 in 1977. Gas costs 65 cents a gallon.

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat makes a historic visit to Israel during November. It was the first step towards establishing a long-term peace agreement between Egypt and Israel.

The US returns the Panama Canal to Panama.

The first all-in-one personal computer, the Commodore PET, is introduced as a prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show during January of 1977.

India’s Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, resigns from office during March of 1977 after losing her seat in the general election. During the 1970s, she had consolidated her power after being accused of corruption and had faced unrest from the opposition.

The first Apple II computer goes on sale.

The Trans Alaskan Oil Pipeline opens on on May 31st.

Spain holds its first democratic elections in 41 years during June, two years after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975. These were the first elections held in Spain since 1936, just before the Spanish Civil War began.

Star Wars premieres on May 25th.

The popular film “Saturday Night Fever” is released during December.

In February of 1977, the Soviet Union launches the Soyuz 24 space mission.

The NAVSTAR Global Positioning System GPS is inaugurated by the US Department of defense.

The first MRI Scanner is tested in Brooklyn.

NASA space shuttle makes its first test flight off the back of a jetliner.

Voyager I and Voyager II are launched unmanned to explore the outer solar system.

In the mid-1970s, the War on Drugs took a slight hiatus. Between 1973 and 1977, eleven states decriminalized marijuana possession.

Jimmy Carter became president in 1977 after running on a political campaign to decriminalize marijuana. During his first year in office, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to decriminalize up to one ounce of marijuana.

Jimmy Carter goes on to pardon American Draft dodgers of the Vietnam War.

The Medal of Freedom is awarded posthumously to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Roman Polanski is arrested and charged with a number of offenses including rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child.

Seattle Slew becomes only the 10th horse to win Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing consisting of the Kentucky Derby On May 7th , Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes.

Opium Perfume is introduced in France.

Movies like Rocky, King Kong, and Encounter of the Third Kind are released.

'Vrillon' of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', hijacks The ITN Nightly News at ITV Southern Television for six minutes.

The first ever Quadraphonic concert is performed in London by Pink Floyd.

3 members of Lynard Skynard are killed in a plane crash.

Songs like "Natural Mystic," "Jamming," and "Exodus" by Bob Marley, "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac, "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton, "The First Cut is the Deepest" by Rod Stewart, "How Deep is Your Love" by the Bee Gees, "Hotel California" by the Eagles, and "Barracuda" by Heart are all released in 1977.

TV shows like Love Boat, Three's Company, All in the Family, and Happy Days premiere in 1977.

Famous celebrities, actors, sports players, musicians, and trailblazers like Tom Brady, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Shakira, Jason Aldean, Robin Thicke, and Kerry Washington are born.

In 1977, scientists make a stunning discovery on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean that forever changed our understanding of planet Earth and life on it. They found seafloor vents gushing shimmering, warm, mineral-rich fluids into the cold, dark depths.

The term "planetary health" – denoting the interconnections between the health of person and place at all scales – emerged from the environmental and holistic health movements of the 1970–80s.

The first National Conference on Holistic Health was conducted in California in 1975. The American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) and the Holistic Medical Association were formed soon after.

In 1977, Swami Satchidananda lectured at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and the National Institute of Health (NIH), Washington, D.C. to 600 doctors, nurses, technicians, and guests. This lecture inspired a successful Yoga program at NIH for patients and staff. Several of the doctors who attended the lecture began studying with Swami Satchidananda, even becoming Yoga instructors themselves.

In 1977, the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Need used the diet–heart association to perform an extraordinary act: advocate dietary goals for a healthier diet. The committee produced two editions of its Dietary Goals for the United States, a report known as "The McGovern Report, the second containing a conciliatory statement about coronary heart disease and meat consumption.


In 2027, four years from now, Chiron hits it's return and concludes its journey home to the position where it all began in 1977.

Our collective soul will be reborn and will be forced to shed it's former identity. The transition will be destabilizing. It will trigger grief on a mass scale. And when it's all over, we will finally be at peace.

So buckle up buttercup...the ride is just beginning. And you were made to be a part of it. Now is the time to ask yourself...what role do I want to play in this global awakening? And how will I heal my heart through the journey?

It's all in the prep, so be methodical in your approach. Do your work now so you don't get lost in the dust.

Put your big girl pants on, and stand up. The time has come to open those beautiful eyes and discover what you're made of. Lets, fucking, go.

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