A second dose of alchemy arrives on Monday when Chiron, the comet astrologers call “the wounded healer,” moves back into individualistic Aries until April 14, 2027. We already got a taste of this “love thyself” energy from April 17 to September 25, 2018, but then, Chiron retrograded back into Pisces to wrap up a journey that began on February 8, 2011. Chiron’s symbol is a key, a nod to the idea that we can unlock our true power by healing our past pain. This comet’s position between structured Saturn and freedom-seeking Uranus is also symbolic of our need to balance both traditional and unconventional wisdom in our journey to wholeness. The past eight years have brought the esoteric magic of Pisces into the zeitgeist. It’s not even remotely weird to talk about Mercury retrograde at a staff meeting or read a life-changing book that the author “channeled” from some 5,000-year-old entity. With Chiron now in Aries for eight years, the focus turns to healing our issues with power, leadership, and war. How can we be self-reliant while also being responsible for our impact on the world around us? Given the latest, scientifically based climate reports, the future of our species literally depends on this awakening…within 12 years! The destructive, warmongering and aggressive tendencies that can be associated with Aries are up for some serious reform—and leaders who rule with compassion instead of aggression could rise up and transform the power structure. We can all play the role of victim or bully, depending on the circumstances. Where could YOU take charge with a gentler, more compassionate touch? That’s the legacy Chiron in Pisces is leaving behind.