To get a clear picture of what transiting Chiron will do to your Venus, take note of Chiron’s whole story.
In Greek mythology, Chiron’s story is not just about a wound and healing. Chiron’s story is one about abandonment, growth, betrayal, pain, and ultimately, suicide.
Chiron was abandoned by both his mother and father. Later, a close friend accidentally hit Chiron with a poisoned arrow. The poisoned arrow caused Chiron, who was immortal, to live with a pain that was so unbearable that Chiron willingly chose to die in order to escape the pain. He begged for death. The pain was so great that this once-immortal god traded in his immortality for the stillness of death. Chiron, the wise healer, was not able to heal himself.
…unless you consider his death as the ultimate healing, which many do.
With this story of Chiron in mind, it’s difficult to see how any transit from Chiron could end well. Many people assume that they will only experience that part about “growth,” buried there between abandonment, betrayal, pain, and suicide.
Yes, you can learn and grow during Chiron transits. But, you will learn in the school of hard knocks, just like Chiron, who was abandoned at birth, learned. He learned so much that he became a renowned healer, skilled medicine man, skilled martial arts master, trainer, teacher, prophet, mentor, and more. Chiron came to be very highly revered. But, this was only after Chiron was conceived through rape, was born a bastard child, and was abandoned by his mother, who was literally disgusted by him.
So, while Chiron transits can offer life lessons and growth, I would not call Chiron a benefic.
When Chiron contacts gentle, pleasure-loving Venus, you’re in for a sort of shocker. Chiron was a martial artist, not a “painting” artist.
The key is to remember that this is only a temporary transit and it will pass! How does that famous quote go? “There is a time for everything…” Chiron transits are a time for unbearable pain.
As you read the interpretations below, consider the following 3 points.
- Check to see if you have a natal aspect between Venus and Chiron. If you don’t have a natal Venus-Chiron aspect, you may not notice Chiron transits to Venus so much.
- If your natal Venus has any stressful aspects (square, opposition, conjunction) to any planets, you’ll feel the influence of this Chiron transit more strongly.
- Consider also the dignity of your natal Venus: if you have Venus in detriment or Fall (in Scorpio, Aries, or Virgo), any transit to your Venus will be difficult. Sorry. On the other hand, if your natal Venus is exalted (in Pisces), you may not be bothered at all by Chiron transits.
Consider the 3 points above as you read the interpretations that follow.
Transiting Chiron Conjunct Natal Venus
When anguished Chiron makes a transit conjunction to your Venus, you’ll quite possibly endure a traumatic event in your social life. You may have a change of job, relationship, or residence. A particular event may leave you feeling abandoned.
You may also feel unbearable pain in the houses which Venus rules in your birth chart, not simply the house which Venus is in. So look at the houses in your birth chart with Taurus and Libra on the cusps.
(For example, if Venus rules your 1st house, you may experience a physical injury as well as a lowered sense of self-esteem. If Venus rules your 2nd house, your income and self-worth will be affected. If Venus rules your 3rd house, you may experience betrayal by a family member, or close friend. Something involving contracts, perhaps, and requiring you to make a short trip. If Venus rules your 4th house, your home will be affected. If Venus rules your 5th or 7th house, you may experience a break-up or unrequited love. If Venus rules your 6th house, your health or daily schedule will be affected, as well as, possibly, your job. If Venus rules your 8th house, your circumstances may involve an inheritance, a will, or joint finances perhaps, and the pain will be felt on a deep psychological level. If Venus rules your 9th house, circumstances may involve long-distance communications, religion, and the law. If Venus rules your 10th house, your public reputation will be affected. If Venus rules your 11th house, sadly, your hopes and wishes will be affected, as well as your social groups. If Venus rules your 12th house, your circumstances may involve a hospital or prison, or else you will be confined in some way, even if only in your mind.)
The kinds of friends and lovers you attract into your life will change. If you’re a woman, you may reinvent your appearance, such as change your hairstyle and buy new clothes. If you’re attracted to women, the “type of woman” you prefer will change.
Your idea of beauty, and even your definition of love, will change. Your preferences in all sorts of things will change.
If you start a love relationship during this transit, it will end up causing you great pain. Even friendships started during this time can ultimately cause you pain.
You may discover a new athletic skill or talent for the first time, but you will not really be able to enjoy it during this transit. Hold on to it, you can enjoy it after this transit passes.
It’s all too easy to give up on things during this time because you may feel so hurt. You will feel an insufferable pain, like the one which caused Chiron to beg for death in his legend. You may find yourself begging for a way out. But don’t give up. Endure as long as you can. Chiron’s transit is temporary.
Transiting Chiron Square Natal Venus
When transiting Chiron makes a square to your Venus, the interpretation for the conjunction (above) also applies, however, on a slightly less intense level. With the transiting square, much of the pain is due to inner conflicts regarding your relationships. If you’re involved in a relationship, you may be unhappy in it, or the relationship may feel unbalanced. You may desire more out of the relationship than you are getting.
More often than not, transiting Chiron square your Venus challenges you to endure as much pain as you can. You will experience a pain, abandonment, or death of some sort. This can be a metaphorical death, such as the death of a relationship, death of a job, or leaving your old home behind to move to a new residence. The houses in your birth chart with Taurus and Libra on the cusp will be the setting for this pain.
Transiting Chiron in Opposition to Natal Venus
When transiting Chiron is opposite your natal Venus, the interpretations for the square and conjunct (above) apply here. In addition, with the square, you may feel that you contribute more than you receive in relationships. You feel like people are against you, like they’re purposely trying to hurt you.
You may greatly dislike new people that you meet during this time.
Transiting Chiron Trine Natal Venus
Transiting Chiron making a trine to your natal Venus doesn’t necessarily mean anything positive. Rather, it means that energy flows easily between Chiron and your Venus.
We barely notice soft transits, such as trines and sextiles, because they occur almost as an undercurrent, without making any friction. It’s as if they tiptoe.
With the trine, Chiron is operating in the same element that your natal Venus sign is in. This provides a common ground for them.
So, you will not necessarily hate the circumstances brought about by this transit. You may not even notice any thing different through this transit. During this transit, Chiron may express itself in a way that doesn’t upset your natal Venus, too much.
If you do notice a painful circumstance brought on by this aspect, it will most likely bring you some tears and sadness, but you’ll also learn some new way to deal with it. You’ll simply endure things during this time, or else you’ll get over them easily. Even if you experience pain, you’ll be able to help others during this time.
A word of caution: be wary of starting new love relationships while Chiron is making a transit to your Venus (even a trine). Your new lover and you may love each other dearly, but this relationship may end up hurting you more than a little bit.