Chiron: The Wisdom of a Deeply Open Heart (Paperback)
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Often referred to as the "wounded healer," astrological Chiron reveals what it means to be truly, wisely human. Chiron: The Wisdom of a Deeply Open Heart presents a thorough examination of the psychological, mythological and evolutionary meanings in the symbol of Chiron based in Gainsburg's extensive clinical experience working with individuals and couples. He lays out the Chironic landscape of the Soul by examining the origin of the 'sacred wound, ' the psyche's defenses and emotional reality of the wound resurfacing later in life, and how the wound becomes our 'sacred medicine' or our unique and embodied wisdom. Most notable is an original method of effectively interpreting Chiron's polarity position within an evolution of consciousness framework. Includes a general and refreshing exploration of astrological polarity in light of leading insights into the nature of evolving consciousness; a look at the meaning of Chiron's glyph; Chiron through the signs and houses; in-depth examinations of the sacred wound, the medicine, the broken-open heart and the medicine-walk archetypes; the karmic implications of Chironic placement; Chiron retrograde; and the popular article, "The Chiron-Moon Connection.