How Do You Pronounce Chiron?

June 21, 2022

While Chiron isn’t a planet, it still holds great significance in astrology. The placement of Chiron in your birth chart offers deep insight into where some of your deepest inner wounds lie, and, by understanding Chiron through the zodiac sign and house it’s placed in, you can better understand how to heal and overcome your painful past experiences.


Chiron is pronounced “kie-ron”. Chiron is an asteroid that was discovered in 1977, and it orbits the sun somewhere between Saturn and Uranus


In astrology, Chiron is commonly referred to as the “wounded healer.” Where Chiron is placed in your chart can point to where you have the potential to overcome pain from your past and in turn heal others. Wherever Chiron lies tends to describe where we tend to be the most insecure, or where we experienced some trauma, pain, or sadness typically early on in life. 

The sign Chiron is in can tell you more about the nature of the wound and how it’s expressed, and the house Chiron is in can describe how the wound tends to show up in your life. For example, if you have Chiron in Libra in the second house of money and resources, you may have experienced some trauma around maintaining boundaries when it comes to your possessions and values. 

Overcoming this may require you to heal your relationship with money, or change the level of access people have to your time, possessions, or energy. While it’s not easy, healing your Chiron placement is the only way to overcome the pain you’ve experienced in that area of your life. 

While the trauma you experienced is not your fault, it, unfortunately, becomes our responsibility to overcome it—so that we can live the healthy, happy lives that we all deserve. While pain is inevitable in life, you don’t have to carry it with you forever. 


Is Chiron a Greek name?

The name Chiron comes from Greek mythology. Chiron was a centaur who was an incredibly wise teacher and would often counsel and educate others, offering them healing. 

One day, Chiron was injured by an arrow, but, despite his innate healing abilities, he was unfortunately unable to heal himself. Despite the pain he was in constantly in, Chiron still managed to continue to help educate and heal others, but, unfortunately, no one was able to heal him in return. 

Chiron in astrology is symbolic of the trauma we inevitably experience here on earth – we can’t prevent ourselves from being hurt, but we can choose how we allow it to affect our lives. While Chiron was never able to recover from his wound in Greek mythology, he was able to use the wisdom and knowledge his pain taught him to help others. 

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