On Venus, Jupiter and Chiron’s conjunction in Aries

The month of March opens with a conjunction of the two ‘’benefics’’ Venus and Jupiter in Aries shining brightly in the Western skies after sunset in the Northern Hemisphere. Another astrological factor mainly the asteroid Chiron joins this conjunction yet is not visible to the naked eye like Venus and Jupiter. This seemingly beneficial and bright meeting of Venus, Jupiter and Chiron in Aries is actually a lot more complex than meets the eyes (literally) and it may be what is invisible yet quite raw or painful that will speak the loudest at this time while hiding under a veneer of superficial gloss.

Five years ago, in the Spring of 2018, Chiron entered the sign of Aries. Think back to what was happening in your life at that time and the realizations that were starting to emerge especially around your need for autonomy and personal revolution. If you know your chart, I can almost guarantee that some of what is coming up now in your life relates to a longer story that is playing out in the Aries part of your chart wether you are tying a stronger knot with that story, revising your alliances or simply putting on a brave face.

Natal or transiting Chiron has a way of putting a finger exactly where it hurts in a way that brings epiphanies that feels so convoluted you can see the entire tapestry of your life in all its twisted complexity and find patterns with opposite threads and stories you didn’t even know were actually connected and that usually feels a lot more awkward than integrative because what actually truly hurt is connected to things we can’t intellectualize.

Which brings me to this part of the story when Venus and Jupiter shines their light brightly not only on what we love and believe so dysfunctionally but also on the idea we might have that things are going to change or that we can get all that we want without changing and the subsequent bargaining we do with ourselves to self-soothe or toughen up. Chiron acts like a reflex or a muscle memory that is mostly imperceptible except for times like these when we are asked to take in the whole picture and see the beauty in our desires and flawed humanity.

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