Chiron – King of Insight, Passion and Compassion

” Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other in the integration of the human being because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the Soul on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the Soul of him who is rightly educated truly graceful.” – Plato


Chiron – King of Insight, Passion and Compassion 

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As Chiron stations to go direct on November 28 (16°56′ Pisces), it is not uncommon to be feeling extremely sensitive and vulnerable to the psychic energies of those around us. In the past five months we have been on a journey, seeking some much needed reconciliation for the pain we may have caused others, whilst also asking for some closure for those hurts inflicted upon us. We have dealt with much pain and wounding internally. This weekend gear-change into direct motion means the Pied Piper now embarks from the rougher side of the river, and after a period of meditative solitude and careful study into his own condition he now seeks like-wounded soulsto work with. Through this past five months in retrograde, we have learned to make holy communion with the great Spirit Nature, calling down great guidance from her to assist with us what has been for many a very painful second half of the year.

Chiron, the mythological centaur sired by Saturn (who turned himself into a horse to disguise his infidelity) and the nymph Philyra, was clearly different from the other, more rambunctious centaurs of his time. From the beginning he showed an unusual sensitivity, exhibiting a sensible and extremely intelligent nature. Fostered by the Sun-god Apollo and hunter-goddess Artemis, he was encouraged to learn the skills of medicine, archery, hunting and prophecy, as well as music and astrology.

Chiron later became the esteemed teacher of many great heroes – the most famous of these were Achilles the Greek warrior, Asklepios the herbalist and surgeon, Jason (of the Argonauts), and of course Heracles, whose successful completion of the 12 labours would never have been accomplished without Chiron’s instruction and uniquely intelligent insight into the challenges of each mission. Even Dionysus, god of fertility and wine, learned how to drum, dance and chant from this great master.

Chiron was in many ways the original shaman. Ostracised by the community for his own grotesque appearance and strangely primitive rituals, he kept safe distance from society by camping around the outskirts of town, maintaining connection between the civilised humans and the wilderness of nature. He would regularly take on the tutelage exceptional young students, intuitively divining into their uniquely individual potential and helping to unlock, nurture and  develop these finest qualities by earnestly coaching and training each pupil to eventually master their skill or craft. By rite of passage, each would eventually graduate to be equipped with the necessary tools to pursue their heroic journey.

Chiron’s role was therefore instrumental in inducting ordinary students into the pantheon of heroes and gods.

He was not only intellectually agile, but possessed an extraordinarily perspicacious and holistic understanding of his subject’s destiny due to his instinctive attunement with nature. Chiron also knew about pain. Because of an accidental wound he suffered from a wayward poison arrow, he suffered great pain from a perennial wound. This made him an exceptionally compassionate, soothing and transformative healer to those whose own suffering found rare solace in the conventional world. Alas, he was unable to heal his own wound, which brought him much discomfort and shame.

Chiron VenusHis deep knowledge of music allowed him to introduce his students to the fine subtleties and nuances of this enchanting craft. Through the tuition of the musical instrument, Chiron encouraged his proteges to channel into the deepest recesses of the collective spirit, interpretively finding creative ways to reach even the most complex of human emotions, easily seducing, mourning and enchanting even the most hardened cynic.

” Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other in the integration of the human being because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the Soul on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the Soul of him who is rightly educated truly graceful.” – Plato

Yet at his core, Chiron was essentially a skilled hunter – a predator. He knew that to be a successful predator one must think like his prey. He possessed a peculiar intellectual symbiosis between himself as predator and his prey. He possessed the same quality that is evident in the behaviour of the big cats and other top carnivores.

Anthropologically, at the dawn of time, the central human figure in that equation was the shaman. In ancient society, the shaman was essentially a sanctioned psychotic. He was able to move into states of mind so extreme that his immediate social efficacy is arguable. In simple terms, the Chirotic archetype is a designated member of the social group who can mentally change into an animal. He can become so animal-like that other members of the social group are often quite appalled and taken aback. So, in a perverse sense, at the fractal boundary where human consciousness emerges, the first human consciousness was not human at all. lt was a human ability to draw effectively back into the thinking processes of the prey, with remarkable precision.

What we’re referring to with regard to hunting is the subject of strategy and warcraft. Strategic thinking requires the ability to contemplate possibilities not immediately present. It means being able to creatively use the prowess of our intellectual acumen, the skill and dexterity of our hands with tools and weapons, and to fuse those with an animal-like instinct to outplay nature at its own game.

This requires a holistic understanding which originates not only from dedicated study and practice, but from deep and silent meditation.

Chiron’s duality as a centaur represents the fusion between the most refined intellectual human qualities and the most primal animal urges. Although his appearance as half-man/half-beast poses a paradox which seems unsightly and grotesque to all other beings, he provides a most critical link between our atavistic predecessors and the most progressive vision of human endeavour. The duality that both the wounded and the healer must coexist within the same individual is a fascinating phenomenon that perhaps suggests  that on some level of our humanity, one must endure the pain in order to holistically address it. As if entering a trance, he is able to momentarily journey between the sufferer and the cause of his pain, able to retrieve the vital insights needed to heal the affliction and deliver his subject to a more holistic state of well-being.

chiron234In astrology, Chiron’s orbit coasts between a conservative Saturn and the innovative Uranus, at times eccentrically crossing over into the path of each of these two planets. His role is therefore one of tuitional mediation between their two major energies. Chiron’s role is that of the ‘ferryman’, delivering Uranian insight across into the structured domain of Saturnian constriction, allowing freedom and relief from the irritation and anxieties of life’s abrasive and often limiting conditions.

The asteroid is accredited with the rulership over areas mastered by the mythological Chiron such as holistic healing, herbal medicine, astrological counselling, shamanic journeying, as well as prophetic mysticism and channeling into the vast areas of the unknown, performing ritualistic rites of passage, often using trance, dance, drumming chanting, meditation and yoga, or controlled use of psychedelic substances.

Discovered in 1977, this asteroid is assumed to only be in its “captured” mode for the past 2-3 thousand years and will most likely spin away from it new orbit as a comet in a couple of thousand years from now. This suggests his role as mediator of the energies between Saturn and Uranus is under a very limited contract, and this seems consistent with the development of humanity’s plight from its superstitious adherence to our primitive roots toward a more progressively innovative, technology-driven reality. The past four decades have seen an increasingly accelerated break-away from traditional rites and religious values and inclining more towards a holistic spiritual understanding. Through the introduction of alternative healing therapies and medicines, eastern forms of meditation, “new-age” approaches of coaching & self-help, and innovative healing approaches to astrology and shamanic rituals, mainstream society is slowly coming to accept these as a beneficial alternative to often reactive approaches of the western scientific methods of health-care. Of course, these are all still considered as “alternative” methods and are on the fringe of mainstream society who is still wary of their value. As the shift continues, so does our acceptance that Saturn will not necessarily always mark the periphery of our consciousness.

happinessThis year’s retrograde of Chiron from June 24th (21°Pisces) to 28th November 2014 (17°Pisces) has spurred many of us into a spiritual recovery process where, either through addressing current wounds or by revisiting the wounds or impediments of our past, we may have been allowed to channel the pieces of our soul where we have become psychically disconnected or fragmented. The emphasis has been to go deep within and find the source of our attachment to our “victim” nature, to reclaim, restore or retrieve aspects of our soul that may have caused a weakness or vulnerability to feeling spiritually abused or socially victimised. Of course, this process may have been aided or facilitated with the help of another, most likely someone who not only has a firsthand understanding of our pain, but has provided the key to helping us gain a better understanding of how to bring it all back into perspective.

Chiron’s retrograde culminated in that magnificent Virgo Solar Eclipse in September, when the wounded master reigned as the great catalyst and guide for those who suffer from critical meltdowns. Emotional meltdowns, depressions, nervous breakdowns, work-related failures, all arising from an obstinate adherence to fantastical ideas and attitudes that we have been unable to process and dissolve, now coming to a head with the first of three Saturn Neptune squares.

Let the healing to all this begin immediately.

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Jorn Jakob Albert Boor. (36) Ik heb mijn leven lang menselijke interactie, tegenstellingen en tegenstrijdigheden geobserveerd en hieruit een conclusie getrokken. Theorie, ervaring en ondersteuning vanuit de vele verscheidene vriendschappen en gebeurtenissen hebben het mogelijk gemaakt tot de kern van het menselijk bestaan en evolutie van het bewustzijn op individueel en collectieve zingeving en progressie. De verschillende specialisaties, hierarchische levels van behoeften (egoisme) en non verbale en verbale intentie's en communicatie eigenschappen (egocentrisch) zijn een fundamentele doelstelling en persoonlijke ontwikkeling die ik graag wil delen en ten dienste wil stellen zodat het de creatie en evolutie van ons natuurlijke zijnsvorm transcends in het geestelijke/spirituele zijnsvorm in ons aller belang en zoals het gedetaileerd in allerlei verscheidene historische takken van sport is benoemd en vastgelegd op feiten en profetisch onderbouwde geschriften. wijsheden en legacies. Defragmentatie van deze inzet, inzichten, kennis en opofferingen ten behoeve van ons aller belang en bestaansrecht. Via het informeren en verzamelen van kennis verwacht ik de chaos en verbroken connectie's weer samen te brengen en hiermee de macht over vrede, begrip, diversiteit en samenwerkings verbanden naar een resonerende en gebalanceerde bestaansrechtelijke fundering terug te brengen en mijzelf en mijn service van toegevoegde waarde te laten zijn. Vanuit mijn eigen ervarings deskundigheid en relatieve overzichten op globaal niveau. Creativiteit. Spontaniteit en Probleemoplossende eigenschappen en de bij behorende communicatieve vaardigheden zouden het varkentje moeten wassen. UNESCO onderschrijft een groot deel van de conclusie en bestaansrecht van deze theorie/evolutie model en symboliek voortgebracht via de grootheden en culturen en eerder bestaansvormen uit het verleden. Dit is de finishing touch en de start van een nieuw begin met rust. vrede en creatieve ontwikkelingen en rechtvaardige basis berustende op eenwording en ware identiteit van de mensheid. De overwinning welke onze wederzijdse verantwoordelijkheid in alle facetten van het bestaan vrijheid en zijn bevierd zal worden! # Het zal geschieden. # Mijn thuis is waar liefde zegeviert # Huis van Jakob / Rechtvaardigheid # Jakob 's Ladder / Vigilant. .. @Jakob_EGO "Oil To The Fire Submitted In Respect For The Sacred Dance On Infinity. "

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