Jonathan Cainer's Zodiac Forecasts

Jonathan Cainer's Astro News
Friday February 8th 2002 - edited by Patty Greenall

This week in Astro News:
~ Chiron - The Wounded Healer ~
~ Behind the Signs ~
~ Astrological Association of Great Britain - special announcement ~

Chiron - The Wounded Healer by Steve Judd
In mythology, Chiron (ky-ron) was a centaur, half man and half horse, immortal yet fatally wounded. In November 1977 a new planetoid was discovered and given this name. Astrologers like myself feel it represents the relationship between our animal instinct and our human intellect.

We all have a side of ourselves that we don't like. Most of us try to pretend it does not exist. The more we deny it though, the stronger it becomes. In time, it gets so strong that it can absorb us and we become that person we've always dreaded. Other people are honest with themselves, and say "OK, there's a little bit of me that's not perfect, but there's also a much bigger side of me that's a really nice person!". At this point of self acceptance an integration takes place, we accept ourselves as being who we are, warts and all, and get on with the business of improving our lives.

Chiron in the horoscope can show the potential for this process of self-healing. Once we have gone through it, we can then help others heal themselves.

Chiron was discovered at the same time as the advent of holistic medicine. The common theme of all of these skills is the real lesson of Chiron - accept yourself as being who you are, and don't ever stop trying to get better! And stop giving yourself such a hard time - wouldn't the planet would be a lot better place if people weren't so harsh and critical towards themselves, as well as others?

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Where is Chiron
Chiron has a 51-year irregular orbit. At present, it is at the 6th degree of Capricorn. (It tends to move, at maximum, about 3 degrees per month but because of retrograde phases, it's usually less.) In March 2005 it moves into Aquarius.

Behind the Signs
Astro-physicists last week announced that the colour of the universe is bluish green or pale turquoise. How is this determined? Remember that light can be split into rainbow colours by using a prism and conversely, if you mix all the colours of the spectrum together you’ll get white light. They gathered spectral data from all light emitted from stars and galaxies - the combined data yielded a single distinctive turquoise colour. Colour is determined by the speed and intensity of a star or galaxy. So the colour will change as the universe ages.

Astrological association of Great Britain - special announcement
It is now possible, once more, to enjoy a live consulation with an expert from the Astrological Association of Great Britain. A detailed 30-minute, one-to-one reading of your full birth chart costs £29.50 for 30-minutes (payable by credit card). For details - or to arrange a reading right now, call 0845 120 1416. (Unfortunately, currently only available in the UK)

If you missed any of Friday's Astronews articles, click on the Archive Thought for the Day link in the left hand frame.