It never fails. Whenever I have a certain feeling, a feeling of passionate irritation, you know the kind, the one when Tweedledee wanted to rip out his hair because Tweedledum had spoiled his brand new rattle, I find it has the same damned root every time: Chiron. Chiron is a very dignified character of myth, a teacher, a sage, complicated and generous of spirit. Chiron in astrology is all these things and like Chiron of myth also has the added caveat of the permanent wound. It won’t kill you but it never heals. The permanent condition of this irritant can teach you plenty. However, it’s the teachable moment that remains in your nature forever, the sore spot.
Every time the Moon hits the late degrees of a mutable sign I want to tear out my hair and assault someone with a colorful umbrella. But then I realize, “ah… Chiiiiiiiiiiiron.” When I recover a modicum of maturity, I look for the teachable moment and it’s always there. Transits of a longer duration than that of the Moon make for longer periods of irritation and bigger lessons, but the primary concept remains the same. More pronounced than the wounded Chiron is the truth of the character of Chiron as the greatest, most valuable teacher.
It’s not ever going to go away. It’s not ever going to stop coming, that Chiron lesson, however, the point is to keep learning from it. You can look at it as the pain that never ceases or you can embrace it as the gift that keeps on giving. It’s your choice.
Look to the placement of your natal Chiron, particularly by house and aspect, for clues to where your lessons lie.
Where is your Chiron? Do you notice an effect by transit?