If you look at the chart connected with the post from two days ago, you’ll see that there are a lot more planets in it than there are in the chart we have here — but they’re for the same section of the sky. When you sift through the many planets, you can sometimes find a real gem, and tonight we have one: an aspect called Jupiter sextile Chiron, which you can think of as applied spirituality. This aspect isn’t about knowledge for it’s own sake — it’s about what you do with what you know.
Chiron, for those new to the name, is an odd little thing, part asteroid, part planet and part comet, that takes 51 years to go around our Sun. Think of Chiron as a utility that makes the energies of the subtler planets more easily available. Jupiter can be overwhelming, and its promise is rarely fulfilled; but when Chiron is in the equation, we have access to the wisdom and benefits of Jupiter. That’s what this aspect is about.
A sextile is a gentle aspect; think of it as saying “I can do this” or “I do it because I can” or moreover, “I’m glad I have this skill because it’s really useful now.”
A sextile isn’t in your face like an opposition. It doesn’t pop up out of the cosmos on random occasions like a square. It’s not in the palm of your hand like a conjunction. But it’s there if you need it, and the chances are you have some area in your life that is calling for the practical spirituality of this aspect. Think of this aspect as granting manifestation powers; it’s an excellent aspect for learning, integrating knowledge and as a result, getting things done. By integrating knowledge, I mean taking what you know from one sphere of your life and applying it to another, for a specific result.
Jupiter is sextile Chiron in the discovery chart for Chiron (from November 1977). Even more interesting, right now Jupiter is sitting in the sky right where Chiron was first discovered. You can trust a few things, given this bit of history. One is that what needs to be healed or resolved can be. What you need to create, you can create, if you set your intentions and you’re open to receiving it. Both are necessary. There is also something about letting the past go.
This is a slow-moving aspect, and it may represent something that’s been developing for a long time. Currently, Mercury is also in Pisces, and on Thursday it will form a conjunction to Chiron and a sextile to Jupiter — so that the message of this aspect will manifest in some tangible way, even more so than it might have otherwise. Pay attention to your senses; notice what your mind conjures. This is a rare gem of an aspect and it’s got plenty to teach us.
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