Q: How are the supermoon and the eight year cycle of healing connected, and what does that mean for me?
A: The supermoon happened on the 19th in Virgo, which was an astrologically exciting time! We had a number of influences culminating at once within two days, giving this week a jolt of cosmic energy perfect for transforming your life, manifesting your desires, and living with more purpose. Two of those influences were the supermoon and Chiron’s ingress into Aries.
What makes a supermoon, well, super, is its proximity to earth. Supermoons happen when a full moon occurs as the moon is closest to earth on its orbit, or perigee. It looks bigger than usual, and we feel the energy more intensely. A new 8-year cycle of healing began on the day before that Virgo supermoon when Chiron moved into Aries.
Chiron is an interesting heavenly body. It’s a “Centaur,” which is a specific type of dwarf planet between Jupiter and Pluto that has characteristics of both an asteroid and comet. Chiron is known as the “wounded healer.” Mythologically, Chiron was a wise Centaur who was also knowledgeable about medicine, thus a healer. However, he could not heal himself.
Astrologically, Chiron represents our experiences of deep suffering, and in healing those wounds, we find ways to be of service to others and the world. Its glyph is shaped like a key, and often Chiron is the key in your birth chart to unlocking your purpose and potential. Because it’s often what we can’t see, we need others to reflect those wounds back to us so we can address them on the conscious level. Otherwise, they stay in the subconscious and invisible realm. For example, if you were bullied as a child and don’t understand why you feel bullied by a co-worker as an adult, you could be reliving those childhood experiences of rejection and alienation to heal the initial trauma you experienced as a child. The challenging emotional experiences we have as adults often have roots in unprocessed childhood experiences. They give us clues about what we’re here to work through and master in this life. By bringing conscious awareness to your difficult emotional experiences by asking, “What is the deeper significance of this issue for my life? What is it helping me realize about myself,” you strengthen your resolve to live a different way. Then, you gain wisdom and can eventually help others with similar experiences.
Chiron has been in the sign of Pisces since 2010, which is a sign with characteristics of mysticism, healing, compassion, and empathy. It’s also the sign associated with drugs or ways to enter an altered state of consciousness. During Chiron’s transit through Pisces, we have seen the rise of healing modalities, astrology, and other spiritual practices more in the mainstream. We have also seen a rise in the use of plant medicine, legalization of marijuana, and a spotlight on the opioid crisis. These issues have raised up for our awareness.
Chiron is now in Aries, which is a fire sign representing the individual, conflict with purpose, and taking action. During this eight-year cycle, the emphasis will be on healing the self, especially any suffering related to issues of core identity and self-worth. If you have early experiences of rejection or not fitting in, you could have opportunities to heal and deepen your sense of belonging. If a fear of conflict is an issue for you, you could resolve to get to the root of that fear and push through to the other side. By engaging in healthy, productive conflict to resolve ongoing issues in your relationships, you can allow yourself to have more authentic and supportive relationships. This is a time to access courage, to live your life boldly, and to rise into leadership without dominating or bullying others.
As this cycle begins and we still feel the energy of the supermoon, you could experience a few shifts in your life. You might notice a need to detox negative thoughts from your mind, to declutter, and to let go of worries or doubts. You could have profound realizations through your dreams or in conversations with others. Pay attention to any signs or symbols you receive- they are offering guidance for you as you start a new stage of personal growth.
You could experience manifestations of dreams or goals you have had during the past seven years.
If your relationship has been rocky, you could come up with tangible solutions to strengthen your bond and deepen your connection. Other relationship changes may occur, too, because you are approaching your love life with a new, no-nonsense attitude. Because of this, you’re less inclined to pursue a relationship that’s not your ideal or remain hopeful about a person who isn’t truly available for you.
In all areas of life, you are facing your fears and activating courage in the process. This is a time in which you can access your full power and take the reins of your life. Trust your intuition, and follow your heart’s lead.
Rachel Lang is a professionally certified astrologer and healer who works with individuals, small businesses, and corporations. An internationally recognized speaker, she also hosts workshops and offers classes, retreats and meditation groups. Rachel loves helping people identify and heal challenges or roadblocks in life. She supports them in decision-making processes by mapping astrological trends and forecasts to offer a glimpse of what’s ahead. Her favorite part of her job is writing horoscopes and articles for LVBX Magazine. You can find out more or schedule a session online athttp://rachelclang.com.