Chiron (conclusion)

Maritha Pottenger

ORBS ON ASPECTS IN EXAMPLES: 6 degrees for conjunction or opposition; 4 degrees for square, trine or sextile.

(Since a conjunction with one node produces an opposition to the other node, please read the paragraph on Chiron conflict nodes as well)


The quest for answers is built deep into your emotional foundation. You hunger for enlightenment and inspiration. You may overidealize in relationships, expecting godlike perfection from the people closest to you, or trying to “be everything” to those who depend upon you. Moral, ethical, philosophical, spiritual, and intellectual issues could be significant in your closest associations. You are torn between the freedom to pursue higher truth and the desire to connect emotionally with those around you. Your challenge is to make room for both caring and quests. You probably feel a strong attraction toward people who are bright, religious, idealistic, eager to travel, independent, ethical, honest, witty, or willing to take risks.

EXAMPLES: Bobby Fischer, Jimi Hendrix, George Moscone, Jean Cocteau, Hans C. Anderson, Maurice Ravel, Albert Schweitzer, Adlai Stevenson.


The quest for higher truth is a karmic one for your lifetime. You may have to struggle to develop faith—perhaps going through a period of agnosticism or atheism. You may have too much faith—or trust in a limited part of life (turning money, a relationship, a person into “God”). You may do much questioning and seeking about ultimate answers and life’s meaning. You will also face issues of freedom and idealism in relationships. It is essential that you allow space to your nearest and dearest, so you can all have freedom within commitment. You may expect too much from those who care about you, or those you look after. Your challenge is to be clear about values, beliefs, and priorities—both in terms of life’s direction and also in terms of emotional commitments. And when you are clear, you can share your insights with others.

EXAMPLES: Billy Carter, Michelangelo, Warren Beatty, Merle Haggard, Jack Kerouac, Jules Verne, Tom Smothers, Steve Allen.


Your ability to get close to others, to share emotional ties, is aided by your mental quickness, individuality, philosophical bent, or ethics and principles. Your desire for science, education, travel, or inspiration can be an asset in your relationships. You tend to associate with people who share your beliefs and values.

EXAMPLES: B. Russell, Hermann Hesse, Percy B. Shelley, Roy Rogers, Louis Pasteur, Bob Dylan, Hamilton Jordan (sextiles to N).

Toulouse-Latrec, Henri Matisse, H. Goering, P. Yogananda, Jean Houston, Van Cliburn, David Frost (trines to N)


Your ideals, values, beliefs, or faith may clash with those near and dear to you. You may have to face moral or ethical questions with close associates. You might feel that your quest for ultimate answers conflicts with your desire for relationships. Education, travel, science, philosophy, spiritual quests, or your dreams of something more may take you away from close contact with those you love—or vice versa. Your challenge is to make room in your life for both emotional and intellectual ties. You can clarify your faith and visions through sharing with others.

EXAMPLES: Victor Hugo, Paul Cezanne, William F. Buckley, Albert Einstein (squares)

Billy Carter, Michelangelo, Warren Beatty, Merle Haggard, Jack Kerouac (oppositions to N)


You seek to always know MORE. You are personally involved in a quest for perfection. You probably feel the urge to go beyond known boundaries—mentally and perhaps physically as well. You may naturally experiment/take risks and could enjoy travel. You are likely to have significant freedom needs. Your mind may be sharp and quick and your physical coordination above average. You could be a perpetual student and seeker—or a true believer willing to start religious wars on behalf of your principles. If you overidentify with your version of Truth, you could adopt a guru role. You might want more than is possible. You are apt to have high standards for your personal behavior—perhaps demanding too much on occasion. You are naturally optimistic. You need to find your own answers (beliefs).

EXAMPLES: Fred Astaire, Rollo May, Vincent Price, Burt Reynolds, P. Yogananda, Mario Lanza, George Patton.


You might seesaw back and forth in satisfying your urge to know MORE. You may inhibit your actions with a quest for perfection (or believe you can do anything). You might overdo or underdo the urge to go beyond known boundaries. You might experience extremes in terms of experiments or risk-taking. High expectations could influence your partnerships. Freedom issues affect your relationships. You are attracted to people who stimulate your mind or who are idealistic. Your partnership(s) will be strongly affected by ideals, values and beliefs. You seek a sense of growth and expansion in your associations. You are apt to be restless, creative and progressive in partnerships.

EXAMPLES: Brooke Shields, Henry C. Lodge, Albert Schweitzer, Upton Sinclair, Auguste Rodin, William Holden.


A restless, inquisitive mind may push you toward greater perfection or lure you into transcending known boundaries. You can enjoy experimenting and trying new approaches/ideas. Your actions may aid or assist freedom. You might ask a lot of yourself. You can be a risk-taker. Ideals, beliefs or education may be helpful to you. Faith and self-confidence build your courage even more. You tend toward optimism. Trust and a belief in the meaning of life support your pioneering spirit. Your energy flows easily into learning/teaching or into body training. Expanded horizons make you feel more alive. You may be restless with a need for variety. Progressive ideas stimulate you.

EXAMPLES: Leon Stokowski, Johnny Weismuller, William F. Buckley, Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), Tom Smothers, Jack Paar (sextiles to N).

Oscar Wilde, Isabelle Pagan, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Van Cliburn, Hal Holbrook, Lenny Bruce, Alexander Dumas (trines to N).


A focus in the NOW may seem incompatible with a pull toward the future; make them work together. Freedom issues could be touchy for you; avoid the extremes of too much or too little. You might sometimes go overboard (or underboard) with experiments or risk-taking. You may be restless with an urge to travel. Expectations (too high or too low) are an important personal challenge. You may demand more than is possible of yourself. Intellectual stimulation energizes you. Ideals and aspirations might sometimes pull you away from taking care of yourself. Lifelong learning is important to you. Personal needs may conflict with an urge to know MORE; do some of each. Personal action to gain attainable goals may compete with a quest for perfection; you can get what you want and still pursue a Higher Truth. Immediate desires may compete with your urge to go beyond known boundaries. Who you are may conflict with your expectations (who you “should” be). “Running away” may appeal when you feel tied down. You may clash with others over beliefs/values until you have a firm, but relaxed, sense of your own standards. You are learning how best to be true to yourself without alienating close associates.

EXAMPLES: Sam Peckinpah, Liberace, Ernest Hemingway, Nikola Tesla, William Blake, Jean P. Sartre, Orson Welles, Alan Watts (squares).


You may be drawn toward intellectual vocations (writing, teaching, computers). You are likely to prefer variety in your work. You can be quite independent in your approach to a career. You might idealize power, authority, the work ethic, or competence. You may be practical about your beliefs, values, and long-range goals. Your drive for power may be directed toward knowledge. You might travel or broaden people’s horizons in your work. Your perception of reality is likely to be idealistic. You want your status to give you freedom. You may be willing to experiment/take risks to achieve success.

EXAMPLES: Alfred Tennyson, Galileo, Richard Strauss, Paul Verlaine, Philip Berrigan, Nathan Leopold, Robert Stack.


You may place a high value on home and family yet periodically leave home for far horizons. It may be a challenge to fit your beliefs and principles into society’s demands. You may feel a need to integrate idealism and realism. It may seem difficult to get enough variety and mental challenges at work. Your desire to take risks could seem to take you away from authority positions. You may expect a lot from your family members (or they from you). The urge to go beyond known boundaries might pull you away from conventional success. You are likely to feel freedom versus closeness urges around your nest, or to feel pulled between family commitments and work obligations and ambitions. Your domestic environment could be very mentally stimulating. Spiritual understanding, independence, intellectual stimulation, or faith that everything will work out may be an emotional foundation in your life.

EXAMPLES: Sean Connery, Henry Mancini, David Carradine, Spiro Agnew, Zubin Mehta, James Lovell, Ernest Hemingway, John Galsworthy, Bill Moyers.


Your willingness to take risks can enlarge your career success. Your attraction to far horizons could enrich your work. Your urge to know more may expand your power base. Your clear values may help you relate to authorities, handle power yourself, and integrate work and home. Your intellectual openness and idealism could enhance your status. Mentors may assist your ability to seek spiritual, metaphysical, religious answers. Further training/education is likely to add to your success. Your high standards and quest for the best can increase your achievements. You have the capacity to blend idealism and realism; visions and pragmatism; career and family.

EXAMPLES: Hector Berlioz, Henry Kissinger, Gustave Courbet, Ralph Bellamy, Jack Kerouac, Jack Nicholson, Jack London, Edmund G. Brown (sextiles to MC).

James Hilton, Burt Reynolds, Dr. Tom Dooley, Immanuel Kant, Rip Torn, Jacques Cousteau, Wilt Chamberlain, Louis Pasteur, August Rodin (trines to MC).


Your need for variety may seem to interfere with productivity until you turn it into a vocational asset. Your interest in far horizons may clash with your desire for success, or for conventional security. Your power drive may seem at odds with your moral ethics and principles, or you might choose a career which accents morality or beliefs. Your risk-taking, experimental side may seem incompatible with authorities or with a stable home and family; find a middle ground. Spiritual, metaphysical or truth-seeking activities may compete with your desire to make a living. A quest for perfection can make it hard to achieve work satisfaction. Your intellectual desires may be at odds with the rules/roles of society. Your urge to go beyond the known may clash with the weight of traditions. Your freedom needs may seem incompatible with cultural limits/restrictions; do what you can within the structure of society. You are working on the balance between realism and idealism.

EXAMPLES: John Dillinger, Muhammad Ali, Brooke Shields, Mario Lanza, Hugo Black, Marcel Proust, Albert Schweitzer, Earl Warren, Benito Mussolini, Dean Martin, Upton Sinclair (squares).


May the themes of Chiron light your life with faith, confidence, the ability to take risks when appropriate, high ideals, and a worldview which gives you a sense of meaning and purpose. May you enjoy the intellectual stimulation, humor, opportunities for travel, spiritual insights and inspiration toward MORE which Chiron represents.

Copyright © 1993 Los Angeles Community Church of Religious Science, Inc.

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