Beloved Flower Lover,
The time is right to go into your beautiful magical garden and meet your inner girl. Invite her into your arms. Hug her and tell her that you will take care of her. Tell her that. Tell that part of yourself that was left behind that you love her and will take care of her. Hug her, tell her and do it for 40 days. Simple but a essential . Go back and visit her for the next 40 days.
We wanted to get to the point because after the Saturn Return at 30, and the midlife crisis at 40, one of the lesser known, but most significant rites of passage, at 50, is the Chiron Return.
The purpose of the Chiron Return is layered with meaning. It invites us to reconcile our deepest pain and our relationship to the flawed, mortal human that we inevitably must accept with the spiritual journey to heal our wounds, both physical and psychological.
How do we do that?
Dr Christiane Northrup reminds us that at this age we are in the birth canal of our own life and to think about how we are just done with everything. To be with I am done and then to wait for some revelation to emerge. This is part of healing the inner girl by going to her and telling her that you will never leave her. In other words, to be done with tying to prove your inner worth.
It’s like what Cathy Burroughs calls, ‘returning back to the crime’. That of feeling unable to find one’s niche or place in the world. Hence Chiron in our charts also represents where we feel disenfranchised and where we can contribute most to those who themselves feel to be outcasts. We need to be more of an egg and less than a sperm. To get so happy. To let them come to you. To hydrate self with laughter, fun, good food an nourishment.
So, it is a transit of significant integration and great opportunity to step over a missed threshold into a lived experience of healing and reclamation of our greatest gifts.Heal your inner wounded child and see what happens.
Chiron,the Wounded Healer.When we reach the age of 50 to 52 when we experience a Chiron Return that forces us to deal with the original wound and anything else we repressed that resonated from that wound.along comes Chiron to help me release those repressed emotions that travel all the way back to the earliest violations.Once we release the repressed emotions we are shown a life path or share our wisdom in a healing way with others
Cathy Burroughs says that ages 49-52 represents a watershed, which delineates the end of the heroic youth, as we enter the realm of “elder. Like the Chinese character for crisis, the Chiron Return represents a “dangerous opportunity.” Here, we revisit ancient patterns; have the opportunity to go back to the source of our deepest, unresolved wounds; to heal them, once and for all, so that we can live the remainder of our lives in keeping with our true soul purpose.
Ms Burroughts goes onto say, that during this critical time, we may relinquish that which is misshapen or inauthentic; we may re-order our priorities; or liberate the unlived passionate expression of our spirit, living a life which is intimately creative and restorative to our true selves. By accomplishing this, we can congruently contribute to the fundamental healing of ourselves, our family or soul group; our society, and our planet.
Women think of this transitional time as the time of menopause, but men also experience a significant and life-altering change at this time. Thats what we are doing. Elizabeth Spring reminds us that the Chiron Return life passage, around the age of fifty, is a time when our world can expand or shut down. It’s not an easy passage. We all create “fictions” about our life story and those of others close to us, and it’s at this point that we are challenged to enlarge the story of our lives—the story we tell ourselves about “how we each are and how it all is.” Those of us who aren’t flexible enough to adjust our “story lines” at this point, might find that our lives can change radically—Michael Jackson for instance, died at his Chiron Return. He was preparing for a world tour, a great expansion, but his old habits didn’t change.
Ms Springs tells us that its time to rewrite our story. So essentially we are called to enlarge the story of our lives at this point. Carl Jung, at his Chiron Return, enlarged the story of how he felt about other cultures by going to Africa and New Mexico in these years. He stepped out of the cultural limitations of a European White Man and looked at the world through different eyes. He expanded his world, and enlarged his understanding.
We suggest that you use flowers to create the 40 day ritual for yourself as your heal your inner child. After this, you are the new born. Be gentle with your self and take all the love and support from all those who love you. This is your rebirth!
The London Flower Lover