Astronomy of Chiron


Chiron has been referred to as asteroid, dwarf planet, minor planet, comet, and also considered in the class of centaurs* orbiting between Saturn and Uranus in the asteroid belt.

See Chiron Table below to find out the sign Chiron from 1926 to 2044

It was discovered November 1, 1977 by Charles Kowal and was the first-identified member of a new class of objects now known as centaurs.

Centaurs were half human, half horse in Greek mythology as they are small solar system bodies that have characteristics of both asteroids (minor planet like objects with a specific orbit) and comets (small icy solar system body affected by the Sun and Solar Wind – often producing tails as result). Centaurs orbit between the Asteroid belt and the Kuiper belt.

Astronomers estimate there about 44,000 centaurs in our Solar System with diameters larger than 1 kilometer or .62 miles.

Chiron was initially called an asteroid (minor planet) and then was later found to also exhibit behavior typical of a comet.
Today it seems perfect that it is classified as both a minor planet and a comet (half man/half horse and also half mortal and half immortal).

American Astronomer Michael Brown lists Chiron as a possible dwarf planet with a measured diameter of 206 km (128 miles) near the lower limit for an icy dwarf planet (around 200 km, or 124 miles).

Find out more about the mythology of Chiron as a Shamanic Healer, Teacher and Guide
in this article on The Alchemy of Chiron

Chiron’s Orbit is about 50 years (returning often within a few weeks) to a starting point. Due to its elliptical orbit Chiron travels through Aries about 9 years (2018 to 2027) and Taurus about 8 years (2026 to 2034). Chiron travels through Libra and Scorpio for the shortest amount of time around 2.5 years (or at least that is what it was the last time around). See table below.

Since Chiron takes about 50 years to return to a starting point here is Chiron entering signs from 1968 to 2044 put together by Sign with current cycle bolded and the last day Chiron is in Aries April 14, 2027 when it re-enters Taurus. The next time Chiron enters Aries is May 3, 2068. More data around all that to be added soon…

Chiron Table 1926 to 2044
Find the Sign Chiron was in when you were born by finding the closest date just before your birthday near the year you were born. For example, if you were born in 1956, 1957, 1958, or 1959 up to March 26, 1960 Chiron was in Aquarius – highlighted in blue. After that Chiron dipped back into Aquarius from August 18/19, 1960 (depending on your time zone) until Jan 21, 1961.

If you are younger than 50 and born on or before 1994 you most likely be able to find the approximated time when Chiron Returns by looking for the next time Chiron is in the natal sign.

 

Date Eastern Western Sign
May 24, 1926 08:56 PM 05:56 PM Chiron enters Taurus
Oct 19/20, 1926 02:53 AM Oct 20 11:53 PM Oct 19 Chiron Rx returns to Aries
Mar 25, 1927 06:18 AM 03:18 AM Chiron re-enters Taurus
Jun 06, 1933 10:23 PM 07:23 PM Chiron enters Gemini
Dec 21/22, 1933 02:38 AM Dec 22 11:38 PM Dec 21 Chiron Rx returns to Taurus
Mar 23, 1934 09:06 AM 06:06 AM Chiron re-enters Gemini
Aug 27, 1937 01:19 PM 11:19 AM Chiron enters Cancer
Nov 22, 1937 09:05 PM 06:05 PM Chiron Rx returns to Gemini
May 28, 1938 08:39 AM 05:39 AM Chiron re-enters Cancer
Sep 29, 1940 11:44 PM 08:44 PM Chiron enters Leo
Dec 26/27, 1940 12:59 AM Dec 27 09:59 PM Dec 26 Chiron Rx returns to Cancer
Jun 16, 1941 02:34 PM 11:34 AM Chiron re-enters Leo
July 26, 1943 06:42 PM 03:42 PM Chiron enters Virgo
Nov 17, 1944 11:23 PM 08:23 PM Chiron enters Libra
Mar 23, 1945 10:50 PM 07:50 PM Chiron Rx returns to Virgo
July 22, 1945 12:31 PM 09:31 AM Chiron re-enters Libra
Nov 9/10, 1946 02:14 AM Nov 10 11:14 PM Nov 09 Chiron enters Scorpio
Nov 28, 1948 07:59 AM 04:59 AM Chiron enters Sagittarius
Feb 08, 1951 08:26 PM 05:26 PM Chiron enters Capricorn
Jun 18, 1951 09:13 AM 06:13 AM Chiron Rx returns to Sagittarius
Nov 08, 1951 11:22 AM 08:22 AM Chiron re-enters Capricorn
Jan 27, 1955 11:28 AM 08:28 AM Chiron enters Aquarius
Mar 26, 1960 08:39 AM 05:39 AM Chiron enters Pisces
Aug 18/19, 1960 02:31 AM Aug 19 11:31 PM Aug 18 Chiron Rx returns to Aquarius
Jan 20, 1961 08:50 PM 05:50 PM Chiron re-enters Pisces
Mar 31/Apr 01,1968 02:08 AM Apr 01 11:08 PM Mar 31 Chiron enters Aries
Oct 18, 1968 06:36 PM 03:36 PM Chiron Rx returns to Pisces
Jan 30, 1969 03:12 AM 12:12 AM Chiron re-enters Aries
May 28, 1976 07:10 AM 04:10 AM Chiron enters Taurus
Oct 13, 1976 06:46 PM 03:46 PM Chiron Rx returns to Aries
Mar 28, 1977 02:05 PM 11:05 AM Chiron re-enters Taurus
Jun 21, 1983 09:54 AM 06:54 AM Chiron enters Gemini
Nov 29, 1983 08:19 AM 05:19 AM Chiron Rx returns to Taurus
Apr 09/10, 1984 11:19 PM Apr 10 11:19 PM Apr 09 Chiron re-enters Gemini
Jun 21, 1988 05:40 AM 02:40 AM Chiron enters Cancer
July 21, 1991 11:54 AM 18:54 AM Chiron enters Leo
Sep 03, 1993 01:32 PM 10:32 AM Chiron enters Virgo
Sep 09, 1995 10:28 AM 07:28 AM Chiron enters Libra
Dec 29, 1996 06:16 AM 03:16 AM Chiron enters Scorpio
Apr 04, 1997 11:50 AM 08:50 AM Chiron Rx returns to Libra
Sep 02, 1997 11:24 PM 08:24 PM Chiron enters Scorpio
Jan  07, 1999 05:28 AM 02:28 AM Chiron enters Sagittarius
Jun 01, 1999 05:52 AM 02:52 AM Chiron Rx returns to Scorpio
Sep 21, 1999 10:30 PM 07:30 PM Chiron re-enters Sagittarius
Dec 11, 2001 06:04 PM 03:04 PM Chiron enters Capricorn
Feb 21, 2005 12:33 PM 09:33 AM Chiron enters Aquarius
July 31, 2005 11:48 PM 08:48 PM Chiron Rx returns to Capricorn
Dec 05, 2005 08:03 PM 05:03 PM Chiron re-enters Aquarius
Apr 21/20, 2010 02:28 AM Apr 21 11:28 PM Apr 20 Chiron enters Pisces
July 20, 2010 05:46 AM 02:46 AM Chiron Rx returns to Aquarius
Feb 08, 2011 02:55 PM 11:55 AM Chiron re-enters Pisces
Apr 17, 2018 04:09 AM 01:09 AM Chiron enters Aries
Sep 25, 2018 08:12 PM 05:12 PM Chiron Rx returns to Pisces
Feb 18, 2019 04:07 AM 01:07 AM Chiron re-enters Aries
Jun 19, 2026 05:17 PM 02:17 PM Chiron enters Taurus
Sep 17, 2026 09:54 PM 06:54 PM Chiron Rx returns to Aries
Apr 14, 2027 10:56 AM 07:56 AM Chiron re-enters Taurus
Jul 19, 2033 09:35 AM 06:35 AM Chiron enters Gemini
Oct 23, 2033 06:21 PM 03:21 PM Chiron Rx returns to Taurus
May 05, 2034 05:50 PM 02:50 PM Chiron re-enters Gemini
Jul 21/22, 2038 01:49 AM 11:49 PM Chiron enters Cancer
Jan 08, 2039 12:06 PM 09:06 AM Chiron Rx returns to Gemini
Apr 25/26, 2039 02:26 AM Apr 26 11:26 PM Apr 25 Chiron re-enters Cancer
Aug 28, 2041 06:14 AM 03:14 AM Chiron enters Leo
Feb 09, 2042 11:08 PM 08:08 PM Chiron Rx returns to Cancer
May 16, 2042 06:51 PM 03:51 PM Chiron enters Leo
Oct 23, 2043 12:47 PM 09:47 PM Chiron enters Virgo
Feb 10, 2044 03:54 AM 12:54 AM Chiron Rx returns to Leo
Jul  01, 2044 01:11 PM 10:11 AM Chiron enters Virgo

The table below groups the Time Chiron is in a sign together featuring the Current Cycle and the last time Chiron was in Aries

Apr 1 1968 Chiron entered Aries
Jan 30 1969 Chiron entered Aries
Oct 13 1976 Chiron entered Aries
Apr 17 2018 Chiron entered Aries
Feb 18 2019 Chiron returned to  Aries
Sep 17 2026 Chiron returns to  Aries
Oct 18 1968 Chiron entered Pisces
Apr 19 2010 Chiron entered Pisces
Feb 8 2011 Chiron entered Pisces
Sep 25 2018 Chiron entered Pisces
May 28 1976 Chiron entered Taurus
Mar 28 1977 Chiron entered Taurus
Nov 29 1983 Chiron entered Taurus
Jun 19 2026 Chiron enters Taurus
Apr 14 2027 Chiron enters Taurus
Oct 23 2033 Chiron enters Taurus
Jun 21 1983 Chiron entered Gemini
Apr 10 1984 Chiron entered Gemini
Jul 19 2033 Chiron enters Gemini
May 5 2034 Chiron enters Gemini
Jan 8 2039 Chiron enters Gemini
Jun 21 1988 Chiron entered Cancer
Jul 21 2038 Chiron enters Cancer
Apr 25 2039 Chiron enters Cancer
Feb 9 2042 Chiron enters Cancer
Jul 21 1991 Chiron entered Leo
Aug 28 2041 Chiron enters Leo
May 16 2042 Chiron enters Leo
Feb 10 2044 Chiron enters Leo
Sep 3 1993 Chiron entered Virgo
Oct 23 2043 Chiron enters Virgo
Jul 1 2044 Chiron enters Virgo
Sep 9 1995 Chiron entered Libra
Apr 4 1997 Chiron entered Libra
Oct 24 2045 Chiron enters Libra
Dec 29 1996 Chiron entered Scorpio
Sep 2 1997 Chiron entered Scorpio
Jun 1 1999 Chiron entered Scorpio
Oct 21 2047 Chiron enters Scorpio
Jan 7 1999 Chiron entered Sagittarius
Sep 21 1999 Chiron entered Sagittarius
Dec 11 2001 Chiron entered Capricorn
Jul 31 2005 Chiron entered Capricorn
Feb 21 2005 Chiron entered Aquarius

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