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Chiron in Taurus

Updated September 16, 2019
By Corrine Lane     16 Comments

People with Chiron in Taurus in their birth chart truly own their pain. They own it so much that they can appear to be masochists. They get comfortable with their pain. Here you have a whole batch of people who stay in painful situations longer than they should.

It’s not that Chiron in Taurus people enjoy the pain, but rather that they deal with it slowly. To begin with, the blows that they endured were slow and long-lasting. Chiron in Taurus people sense pain on an earthly plane. It’s physically, materialistically real to them. This is not something that can be easily blown off. It takes time to work through it.

Chiron in Taurus might brood or wallow in pain before finally deciding to make the best of it. Yet, they do finally make something beautiful and valuable come from their suffering. This ultimately serves to inspire others.

Chiron is about pain and healing. People with Chiron in Taurus can’t heal until they wallow in agony for a while, then finally arise, new and improved, and build real value out of their pain.

It’s the process of building something valuable that makes Chiron in Taurus feel better.

Speculation On Why Chiron in Taurus is Like That

Chiron was in Taurus between 1976 and 1984. Children with Chiron in Taurus went to elementary school during a time when computers and other technological gadgets were all the rave. There was always that one kid in every class who’s book report was typed on his fancy home computer and printed on his dot matrix printer. This truly fascinated the teacher, which made the rest of the class feel inferior for turning in a hand-written book report. These kids with Chiron in Taurus were the first batch of kids to feel the effects of the “Digital Divide” in school. It was all so new, there weren’t any programs to help students get affordable computers, yet.

Kids became popular for the gadgets they had. The early 1980s were a time of extreme excess. It was about showing off everything you had. “Keeping up with the Joneses” was not a new idea, but that game entered a new level of difficulty in the early 1980s. It was no longer about getting a fancy new toaster. It was about high-ticket items like computers, Walkmans, CD players, and gaming consoles.

And yet, the same gadgets that kids were required to own if they wanted to be accepted, were also those that the average household couldn’t afford.

When the Walkman first came out in 1979, the price was the equivalent of what would be $442 today.[1] The price of the Atari gaming console was the equivalent of $771 today.[2] And if you didn’t have one of those, nobody wanted to come to your house after school.

The majority of kids with Chiron in Taurus were forced to deal with a subtle, but real, feeling of inferiority. Regular, middle class kids who were not poor were all of a sudden made to feel poor. If you didn’t have a computer, or a Walkman, or an Atari, you must be poor, they thought.

Although the commercials of this era made it seem like everyone had fancy gadgets, the truth is that most households did not. It was only a minority of kids that could afford these things, just enough to make everyone else feel poor. Kids were constantly bombarded with commercials representing 1980s materialism. Materialism has always been around, but it reached new heights in the 1980s.

Children with Chiron in Taurus learned that what was most important, both in school and in the neighborhood, was what you owned, not how intelligent or nice you were.

Previously, Chiron was in Taurus between 1926 and 1934. We all know about the widespread poverty that plagued this era, but did you know that it was also a time of excess and materialism, just like in the 1980s? During The Great Depression, there were also wealthy people, in the early 1930s, that were actually flaunting their wealth in ostentatious displays.[3] It was so bad that PBS History Detectives said, “America has never again seen such obvious excess at a time of widespread poverty.”[4]

Thus, the regular majority had to deal with not just poverty, but also a sense that they were inferior to the upper class.

In both “Chiron in Taurus” eras, the poignant differences between the “Haves and the Have-Nots” caused a real sense of inferiority. Even the “Haves” had to deal with being labeled as “bad guys” just for their prosperity. So, let’s cut some slack to people with Chiron in Taurus.

If you were born with Chiron in Taurus, be proud. You’ve learned how to build real value. You’ve learned how to use the cards you were dealt to build beautiful things.

Others may not know what to do when life crushes them, but you know how to use your pain for productivity. So, your parents couldn’t afford to buy you an Atari, but you finally learned that if you work after school, you could save enough to buy what you want.

Actually, in Taurus, Chiron doesn’t just heal, but it rebuilds and improves.

For you to experience the Chiron energy in your life, Chiron must be placed strongly in your birth chart. Chiron is strong in one of the angular houses, or in aspect with a personal planet. The House in your birth chart that Chiron is in will be the place where you’ll experience the Chiron energy the most. As with any planet, the energy will be felt especially strongly if it’s on your Ascendant. Chiron conjunct the Ascendant will manifest in robust, and sometimes literal, ways, which we’ll see in the following example.

Bill Russell, Chiron Conjunct Ascendant in Taurus

Bill Russell, the NBA basketball player for the Boston Celtics, has Chiron in conjunction to his Ascendant in Taurus with an orb of less than 2 degrees. In addition to dealing with poverty, he was made to feel inferior many times in his life. Bill Russell is a 5-time basketball MVP, but you would have never guessed it when he was cut from his junior high basketball team. He worked hard to improve his game, and he became “one of the most successful and decorated athletes in North American sports history.”[5]

He didn’t just build this for himself. “He also inspired his teammates to elevate their own defensive play.”[5]

What Chiron in Taurus Teaches Us

People with Chiron in Taurus can teach us how to make a beautiful quilt out of the scraps we’re given. They teach us how to make lemonade out of lemons. They teach us how to make the best with the hand we’re dealt. They show us what real value looks like.

We do not accept that ours will ever be a nation of haves and have-nots. We must always be a nation of haves and soon-to-haves.[6]



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16 comments on “Chiron in Taurus”

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  1. awesome. I have chiron in taurus 4th house, i think it has had a lot to do with learning to be a rock, unshakeable inside no matter what. And I truly have done that over the years. Trouble is, im seldom living without some sort of major stressor.

    My sun is pisces (3rd House) and i have venus in pisces in the 2nd house, Mars in anaretic late degree of scorpio in the 10th house, i grew up suffering somewhat from extreme insecurity and emotional sensitivity and somehow I have learnt to surmount that and function as a very independent human + being.

  2. I came here looking for why I use indulgent consumption/addictive behavior in response to disappointment, pain. This sounds a lot bigger than that, but it is my way of expressing it. I’m an Aries Asc, so my Taurus is also 2nd House, which makes me feel like it is “extra Taurus”. I also have a my sun and moon in fixed signs and wonder if there’s something more extreme about this Taurus energy because of it. It was recently a Taurus “supermoon” and I got extremely sick around that time due to this problem then saw a lot of messages from my higher power/synchronicity that were telling me “yep, this is Taurus, trying to ground you.”

    I also have one of the Lilith placements in Taurus. I feel a lot of difficult energy with Taurus that I just cannot get to the bottom of. I have a ton of things in my MC Capricorn, including a heavily felt S. Node (past lives they say), and I have a positive feeling towards that Capricorn dominating drive kind of earth energy, so I don’t think it’s an aversion to earth/grounding. But maybe the fixed sign aspect to my Chiron and Lilith issues has to do with why I feel particularly hit hard with my 2nd House Taurus Chiron? I can research this kind of stuff endlessly, but can’t find out… wth to do about it. It’s like watching a replay of a car crash over and over, thinking there’s some way to change it by knowing it intimately. But I can’t look away. Taurus Chiron really does “own their pain” something fierce, and I’ve often thought that my extremely empathic and sensitive nature basically ‘feels the pain’ of the planet. As a Moon in Scorpio, I’ve always felt like something of a psychic janitor, emotional trash can or something… but this Taurus issue is a very physical kind of hurt that I just don’t understand.

  3. Christy Abram on said:

    Great read. My Chiron is in the 11th house. I find it very difficult to keep and make friends. Trust is a huge factor. I’ve been disappointed a lot by so called, “friends”. This article gave me a lot of perspective. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Alexandra on said:

    I disagree with most of it. I have Chiron in Taurus. This means that we had an unstable home, unstable foundation. We never found stability in life, and probably will not find physical stability until Chiron returns into Taurus. Our foundation was simply destroyed early in life. And Chiron is there to heal from it. You know, Chiron itself IS WOUNDED. He is wounded so that he can heal from it, and teach others what it was like to grow up with a no foundation in life. Our parents ripped our foundation away. That’s Chiron in Taurus for you: having selfish parents, baby-boomer parents!

    • I agree with you, I went through the same thing…

      • Anastasia on said:

        A very good comment. I agree to it fully. Adding up that managing pain takes a long time with this placement. No foundation, inferiority and struggling to heal is all there. I had extremely abusive childhood. But I agree to the article as well- materialism was a thing and my family was poor. But values formed are of a high Taurus octave. It’s a blend of all those things mentioned. The sign is fixed, earthy, it adds up heaviness and gravity. It’s a tough thing for me. The bottom line is that it heals very slowly and you learn to build foundation if you don’t want end up bleeding to the end.

    • I agree that the destroyed foundation is on a high priority spot rather than materialism and inferiority (as consequences anyway) for this jolly slot of people….

    • I totally agree. I moved from state to state as a child. No foundation or stability. It made me very insecure. I w@s an active addict for 17 years. I’m sure it played a major role. It took me a long time to heal. Recovery and dealing with my childhood issues really helps.

  5. Wolfgirl on said:

    My sun is in taurus, which is sitting in the 8th house right along with Chiron. My ascendant is libra, in 1st house of course so, and my moon is in Cancer along with my midheaven..very emotionally charged woman here yes indeed. I can feel anyone as if im connected and I pick up on pain or suffering as if I owned it. I have a lot going on, as one could imagine..maybe not fathom, lol. That’s ok I’m willing to share my pain to help others. That’s what I’m going to do with it one day. ☺✌

  6. Please write a chiron in gemini article! It’s been 5 months already… So curious to see your take on it. Thank you!

  7. Allison Taylor-Moseley on said:

    I’m a Chiron Taurus in my 3rd house and I definitely agree with the slow, long lasting blows part. I spent at least 8 years during my adolescence (11-18) where I describe my home as a place where there was basically no emotionally support. If they weren’t lecturing me on how to be a better person, they were pushing me out of their room, so they could talk or be alone, this was during a time when I was going through very rough stuff at school (11-18), emotionally, and they were completely disassociated from what I was experiencing. They weren’t present emotionally.

    I also had a lot of issues with my only sibling, a sister, during that time, (3rd house represents SIBLINGS). It wasn’t until I became a mother that I realized that my home was not “normal”. There was no love, very weak interpersonal relationships, very broken! My parents treated us like we were responsibilities, just another “thing” to take care of, no quality time or relationship was ever really formed.

    I was able to turn this into something of VALUE because I spent most of those years dreaming about what it was going to be like when I left, and after I left I DIDNT LOOK BACK. And, I spent the rest of my life (I am now 40) making every day count. Making every day be a happy day! i have also turned my pain into a way to connect with others. And, my experiences during those years have made me the parent that I am today, and the friend that I am today. I spent a lot of time thinking during those years, escaping into what I was going to do with myself to better my life and be a happy person. And, still, to this day, I think about those years in my home as a prison, but also the most forming and painful years of my life.

    As far as TECHNOLOGIES go, we were one of those families that was able to afford those new technologies (but that didnt keep us from wanting more), and I do clearly remember money being a huge topic in our family. I was taught that you have to have money to buy THINGS. THINGS were VERY important in my family. You need a nice home, you have to own 2 cars, go on vacations, have nice clothes from nice stores (not walmart eew!), and my Dad talked incessantly about money, cars, boats, a second home, and winning the lotto. :) If I didn’t want to do my chores, my father would say things like,”You better make a lot of money so you can afford a maid one day.” THe obsession with things and money is still a part of my parents’ mentality (after all, they come from a different time, and were very poor growing up and came up in the world class/money-wise), but I have recently been really disconnected from “things”.

    Also, it makes a huge difference for me that Chiron is not only in Taurus, but its also right next to my IC, which is Taurus. Your IC is what you come into the world with, but not what you are moving towards, because you are moving towards your MC (Scorpio). So, I think I came into this world with Taurus in Chiron mentality, and my goal is to work towards spiritual happiness (Scorpio) versus material happiness (Taurus).

    I also would like to say that I have extreme compassion for my parents and their upbringing. Their’s was not an easy one either, and we have to remember every parent is doing their best with what they have.

  8. John -Paul Hunt on said:

    Amen to that in 2027 for me in the coming transit post insanity of chiron in Aries.

  9. Laurelle Adjani on said:

    Taurus is an Earth sign and the lack of materialism doesn’t resonate with me. I grew up with a 4th house in Chiron in Taurus and we always had the newest computers and nintendo. I owe the computer we had in 1984 to my ability to understand all things technological.

    Both my parents were never around. They were always too busy to talk with us even if they were in the same room, but they BOUGHT us things. Things = Love. That was the main message. The message was no one would love me without money. I had to have money in order for anyone to love me. At near 40 years-old, I realize this is not true and I wish I had understood it in my 20s.

    I had everything a girl could want for materialistically, so no one care if my father beat me or if I was called a derogatory names all the time. No one cared that my mother laughed at me when I suggested we do a spa day because my parents were very affluent. This was the 1980s Reagan era and there was massive priority on having goods and things.

    I disagree with the idea that Chiron in Taurus in the 4th house indicates a lack of material comforts, but I believe it indicates that material comforts were the foundation of love. Taurus is the house of material comforts….

    • loreli on said:

      This comment of yours resonated with me more than the others, and more than most of the article. I have Chiron in Taurus in the 4th house, opposition Sun in 10th house (within one degree). This isn’t so much about lack and healing as it is an understanding, a comprehension of something that was vast and incalculable when I was a child: answers about my childhood that did not come upon me until I was over the age of thirty (Saturn Return). But I have a Sagittarius Rising and knowledge is my armor. It’s not unfathomable to me that I would want to know why and how the nuances of my younger years afflicted me with insecurity and a sense of desolation. Chiron is isolated in my chart: no other planets surround it. I, too, grew up not in an entirely unloving household but in one that seemed full of emotional shadows, and I couldn’t get much of the support I needed, especially when it came to school. We moved around a lot, too, and I got too used to leaving behind people I cared about while not exactly learning the finesse of self-reliance.

      Chiron is also Trine Saturn (Saturn in 9th House), and again my need for knowledge comes into play, to better defend myself in the future, and pass that awareness on. No matter how often people I know ask for advice, I give it succinctly and with clipped tones because I know they won’t listen. Even though I’m big into charities and I want to help other people as much as I can, healing is a private and personal thing that cannot be done unless the person needing the healing takes the first step herself.

      Chiron has also helped me shrug off a lot of life’s crises, and to stay motivated on my own dreams even when things are rough. Even when trying to help myself through some of the deepest pains of my life, there is always an authority figure hovering too close to me that isn’t supportive and tries to ruin it. I’ve seen that archetypal catalyst a lot, and now that I’m aware of its shape and form and function, I can shrug it off, too.

      While I don’t think that Chiron in Taurus in the 4th house is all about creature comforts and material goods, I think it can be but only minimally. It was more like we were the commodities as kids, a vehicle upon which those dollars and cents were spent in order to continue perpetuating the false front of “the good life.” We grew up middle-class, sometimes lower, sometimes upper, but my father was a real hedonist who spent most of the money he had on his girlfriend (while my parents were still married, and, as a child, I suspect I wasn’t supposed to know about the girlfriends but I always did), and he borrowed money from my mom that he never paid back. I can see how knowing this and being aware of it has changed my outlook on money, too. For a long time I saw it as something evil… perhaps I associated it too strongly with the quote, “Money is the key to a man’s dark secrets.” Because of this belief, I’ve always had low-paying jobs and never amounted to much. I’m trying to change my attitude towards money while still keeping it at arm’s length.

      Chiron is not the spot in the chart of a void or an absence, unless that absence is representative of pain. Chiron is our place of sensitivity, the bullseye of our healing. I’m fascinated by the fact that there are only a small amount of comments on this article, yet most of them seem to have Chiron in the 4th house, or in the lower half of the chart (childhood/younger self). Be good to yourselves!

  10. I’m an ♒ opposition in ♌ and I have chiron at 9° ♉ 1st house which is left side of Grand Earth Trine in Capricorn and i checked synastry chart with my wife and both chiron are almost exact in ♉ 3rd house!

  11. Really happy to say that your article is very useful to me. I study astrology with, and such articles help me better understand this. Thanks for all the information about Chiron and its influence on my zodiac sign.

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