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. The price of the Atari gaming console was the equivalent of $771 today. 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. It was so bad that PBS History Detectives said, “America has never again seen such obvious excess at a time of widespread poverty.”
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.”
He didn’t just build this for himself. “He also inspired his teammates to elevate their own defensive play.”
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.
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