Inspired by Linda of the litebeing chronicles blog and her wonderful post Poetry – adventures in stillness and vast mysteries I made my own random pick from the book Chiron and the Healing Journey: An Astrological and Psychological Perspective by Melanie Reinhart. To those who are not so familiar with this idea: these kinds of random picks can be playfully used to receiving answers to questions as well.
From the chapter: Chiron in Aquarius and the Eleventh House
“With Chiron in Aquarius or the Eleventh House, we are vulnerable to the collective unconscious in the sphere of ideas and ideals. Although we have the potential to be original and iconoclastic thinkers, we are also prone to taking on stereotyped attitudes. Rather than risk expressing our own opinions, we may adopt a party line of some kind, following the political or spiritual aspirations of a group to which we belong. We could become enslaved by the ideas of another person, not realizing that these hinder our own development; we may take on and subsequently reject many different systems of ideas on our quest. With this Chiron placement, we benefit by learning to use our own individual minds creatively, concretely, and with rational discrimination. If we can build a suitably Saturnian vehicle for the Uranian energy of our thoughts, we may find ourselves able to make an important contribution to others through our truly independent thinking. In this process, we will perhaps discover many useless “shoulds” and “oughts” which we are slavishly believing or obeying.”
“Until we have found a measure of inner freedom, we might fear commitment (and may have a horror of groups and the collective, for one thing, to be taken over by collective ideas). However, Chiron brings the possibility of individual freedom within commitment to life.”
I also recalled this quote and am thanking with it all those people who have dared, and dare, to be independent and often ahead of their time sometimes also needing to face much opposition:
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. – Albert Einstein
What is your random pick?
Thanks again for the idea, Linda!
Image: by Chiron McAnndra / Wikimedia Commons