Jupiter is the planet that expands whatever it touches, and since the time it entered Cancer (a moody Water sign) last summer, home and family affairs have been ever-more important narratives in our culture. Abundance, growth and luck flow into our domestic affairs while Jupiter is in the constellation that rules our emotional lives and deepest ties.
Chiron is a comet known as the "wounded healer", showing us where we hurt in order to apply salve to the psychic wounds we've suffered. Chiron is currently in Pisces, another emotional Water sign ruling dreams and the unconscious mind. As of February 5, Jupiter and Chiron are in a trine -- an aspect that facilitates ease and flow.
This restorative aspect can reveal the early childhood wounds and toxic family patterns that have plagued us since the beginning of our lives. This even applies to the generations that came before us, as we're dealing with ancestral, almost archetypal behaviors. But there is good news on the home front: Even if something painful comes up now, it can be dealt with directly, and finally form the metaphorical scab that will flake off to reveal a true healing -- one that will last. You don't have to imprint your early wounds on your children – you can be the last generation of your family to have gone through it. Forgive yourself, finally.
So if a family member pushes your buttons and triggers you into a screaming match, remember that it's an opportunity to get to the bottom of the true nature of the dynamic. You may want to slam doors, abandon ties and forget them forever, but the way to cut to the core is to be brave and face it. That's the only way to truly move on.