Nov 15

Chiron in the 9th House

Natal Chiron in the 9th house of a natal chart indicates some emotional wounds connected with education, higher knowledge or even religion. As the 9th house is the realm of Jupiter, such a placement can create pain concerning expansion through new ideas. The ninth house rules religion, foreign languages and new ideas.

Generally, asteroid Chiron is responsible for traumas and their healing; thus the house where it is placed is a rather sensitive area of the native’s life. In case that the asteroid is negatively aspected, especially by malefics such as Mars, Saturn or Pluto, the native may have experienced quite a lot of suffering through those wounds. On the other hand, a well-aspected Chiron indicates abilities of healing other people in such matters, as the native has learnt quite a lot from his own experiences.

A person with his Chiron placed in the 9th house might have experienced childhood fears concerning whatever is alien and new. The native probably were afraid of travelling far, of foreigners around him or felt uncomfortable while observing traditions that are different of his own. Many 9th house Chiron people are either stuck during all their childhood in their birthplace, which makes it difficult for them to adjust to new ways of life. Alternatively, some have experienced feeling awkward during long trips they made with their parents during their early years.

As the 9th house is ruling one’s higher education, the native may experience problems in his university or other higher studies. There might be an inner fear of failing, or his studies might bring him large amounts of stress and pressure. The chart owner can have bad relations with professors, or even be ridiculed in class. Sometimes, attending lessons can fell a burden. Of course, if Chiron is well-aspected, one should not expect such harsh effects.

In case that Chiron adversely aspects natal Mercury, the native might have difficulties in perceiving abstract ideas, and must try harder to understand anything that is not detailed. Such people can usually do a lot better in 3rd house type of knowledge, where data are less complex and more thoroughly defined. Ninth house Chiron people need to follow patterns; this makes it more easy for them to absorb information and make the necessary connections for its processing. Another difficulty that might appear in their lives is to learn foreign languages. Yet, even if they are slow learners, they can excel in the end and even teach.

A 9th house Chiron person tends to be unlucky concerning the types of people he will meet abroad. During his travels, he will meet ill-tempered foreigners, which will make him have even more prejudice towards other cultures. In fact, his thirst of understanding other civilizations will always be strong; yet some disappointing experiences will build a wall towards their realization.

The same pattern can appear concerning religion. The individual has a strong drive towards spirituality; on the other hand people who practice religion will also disappoint him. Chiron in the 9th house indicates that the archetype of the priest/guru can also create traumas. In some extreme cases, where Chiron is adversely aspected by both Mars, Pluto and Saturn, the chart owner might have even been molested by a person connected to religion. Of course, for such a scenario, houses ruling his body or sexuality must be involved.

Of course, the severity of the emotional trauma connected to Chiron largely depends on the aspects of natal planets. Squares, oppositions and conjunctions with malefics indicate more difficult situations, while harmonious aspects with planets will actually teach the native how to develop his view on the matter of possessions and belongings.

A good exercise to empower a 9th house Chiron, is to dig deep in your childhood years and see what or who was causing you fear and restrain.  In case it is a physical person of importance, even talking to him about it would help. In case it is a situation, someone unreachable or not important, the best way is to resolve the matter symbolically. The best way to energize Chiron is through symbolical demolition of the archetypes that cause pain. In the end, you will understand that these traumas are just leftovers of the past; they do not offer you anything precious but fear and stress.

In this occasion, diving without fear into 9th house matters can solve a lot. Learn that foreign language, practice foreign traditions and mix with people that have different cultural background. Your own walls of perception will slowly fall apart, and your 9th house will start again functioning normally. If you have this placement, your path of transcending your traumas passes through communicating, while also getting engaged in other activities that involve surroundings you feel as distant and weird. Alternatively, another great 9th house activity that can help you heal yourself writing and publishing material connected to these issues. Writing about your own 9th house problems, can educate others that also have similar.

In the end, this transformative healing experience can give them excellent insights. A curious pattern is that a 9th house Chiron person is better in teaching other people about how to expand their spirituality, than they can their own. This always happens when Chiron is involved; the native can perfectly teach and preach even things that he is not able to implement in his own life. Yet, those who listen him, can! Be wise enough to apply your great advice on your own self too, and you will figure out the best way to deal with what holds you back!

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  1. Amanda Adams

    This article on Chiron in the 9th is the best I’ve ever read. I’ve studied astrology for 40 years and have researched the meaning of 9th house Chiron and its aspects. When I was 8 yrs old my father died and not only did I have to deal with losing my father but since I had made straight A’s thru Second grade my mother insisted on skipping me to 4th grade at the new school. Nobody tutored me in what I would’ve learned in 3rd so I floundered – in one incident the teacher sent me to the blackboard to do long division in math and I didn’t know what to do so I copied (in the wrong order) the person next to me and he sent me to my chair. I still don’t know when or where I learned to do long division but evidently at that time it was taught in third grade. I was filled with shame and never again was an “A” student although I loved to read and read constantly. Many years after I left home I went to night classes at a local college and due to a writing project I was placed in the honors program. That raised my self-esteem – until then I had felt inferior due to my lack of higher education. Thanks for this article!

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