Another Look at Chiron & the Archetypal Wound
Sunday 5th November 2023
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Late in his life, Carl Jung noted that, “The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not?”
From the vantage point of this question and the backdrop of the infinite, this webinar looks at the mythology and astrology of the centaur Chiron – the Wounded Healer – with fresh eyes. Chiron’s placement in our charts by sign, by house, and by aspect with other planets reveals a specific kind of wounding felt on deeply personal and individual levels. Yet, as a mythic figure, Chiron represents something archetypal in nature. His story is an archetypal story. His wound is an archetypal wound. What is the nature of this archetypal wound?
The first part of this webinar looks at the mythology of Chiron, from his role as a teacher of the Heroes and his famous wounding, to his quest to heal and his final resting place among the stars – all from an archetypal perspective. The second part uses chart examples to explore Chiron’s wound further, and to speculate on why Jung placed such importance on our relationship with the infinite.
Shawn Nygaard is an archetypal astrologer from Minneapolis, MN, where he does readings and teaches classes and webinars. He spent a year working for an astrology hot-line while also hosting the internet radio show Imagine That! about archetypal astrology. Shawn’s writing has been published in The Mountain Astrologer. He is finishing his B.A. in English, focusing on British Literature and the Romantic poets. He has spoken at the Minnesota Jung Association, and is a graduate of the CMED Institute, where he studied archetypes with Caroline Myss.
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