There are 12 houses in astrology. We can learn about our influences at birth by looking at which house Chiron was in.
Each house defines an area of your life.
Since we’ve learned a bit about Chiron and what he represents (The Wounded Healer), we can look at which house he arrived in at your birth and get a good understanding of the area of your life that may contain your core wound.
This is the area that will come up for review at mid-life and your Chiron Return.
What have you done during the first half of your life to acknowledge and address this area of wounding?
What continues to be a block, issue or area of aggravation? What’s up for review?
It’s nothing personal, just Chiron pointing out where healing is still to be done.
The second house.
The second house themes remind me a lot of second chakra.
Value, personal finances, wealth, prosperity and material possessions all reside here.
Do the things that you surround yourself with (your possessions) bring you joy? They don’t have to be extravagant. You could have the simplest of material things and they could bring you great joy.
In my book, Householder Yogini: Practices & Journaling Exercises for Women who Live at the Intersection of Spirituality & Family, I talk about second chakra, Lakshmi, abundance and kama. Kama (Sanskrit for worldly pleasure) is a deep enjoyment of life’s pleasures. Like biting into a juicy ripe peach or allowing hand-crafted dark chocolate to slowly melt on your tongue. Does your food nourish you? Do you take the time to enjoy it?
This is what the second house reminds me of. What is the state of your material world?
This is the house of your earnings. What do you value?
What are your personal possessions?
Second chakra also involves emotions, wants and desires, along with our relationships. These are among some of our possessions when we look at the second house. Do you own up to your wants and needs? Do you accept your feelings and emotions? Do you value your relationships?
The ancient Chinese art of feng shui addresses how each item that you own or surround yourself with holds an energy for you. When you look at that item, does it bring up feelings of happiness and warmth? Or does it conjure memories of guilt and resentment?
Like second chakra, I feel the second house also harbours the potential for guilt. Do you, or have you in the past, had a reckless attitude towards money? Are you carrying around guilt from poor purchasing decisions or missed financial opportunities? If so, your Chiron Return is offering you the key to healing those decisions: Forgiveness. Followed by a more sound financial plan.
Investments, savings and also debt live in the second house. What is your relationship to your earnings, to money? Is it time to make a plan to address any debt, increase your income, or simplify your spending?
Is it time to deal with your money blocks so you can increase your earnings and enjoy the work you do in the second half of your life?
Do your possessions improve your life and/or the lives of others, the health of the planet?
Perhaps some quiet contemplation is in order, followed by a good look at your actual financial situation, a bit of decluttering and an appointment with a financial advisor, counsellor, or picking up a good book on the subject from your local library.
Ask Chiron your questions around this area of your life and see where inspiration strikes.
Perhaps he knows a good career counsellor.
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