Chiron is a Centaur, which, in astronomical terms, is a small solar system body that was pulled into orbit between the inner and outer planets by the gravitational force of Neptune. This tells us something about the meaning of Chiron in astrological terms. Chiron can be seen as a go-between from the outer planets which are intimately tied in with our collective consciousness and subconsciousness, to the visible inner, personal planets.
Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta … We discovered these female celestial bodies over 200 years ago. But if you are reading this, chances are you are more familiar with Chiron, the male centaur “wounded healer” discovered in the late 70s. Why? The answer, it seems, is more complex than blaming any undercurrent of misogyny within the astrological community.