Every single one of us has an inner wound, aka core wound, that is represented by our Chiron. In astrology, Chiron is a minor planet that can greatly influence our natal charts and astrological readings. It is also referred to as a dwarf planet (just like Pluto).
Chiron is also known as the Wounded Healer (below, I’ll explain why), and it orbits between Saturn and Uranus.
In Greek mythology, Chiron was a centaur. He was a healer, philosopher, and teacher. The irony is that he actually couldn’t heal himself after he was struck by a poisoned arrow. Hence the name Wounded Healer.
The symbol of Chiron is a key that symbolizes the importance of recognizing and healing our deepest wounds so that we can reach our full potential.
Therefore, this transformation process requires self-reflection, self-care, and healing of our core wounds.
If you have a Chiron in Leo, below, you’ll find all you need to know about his core wounds, how to heal them, how these wounds are developed (and much more).
Chiron In Leo – The Wound Of Recognition
The cornerstone of Chiron’s wounds in Leo is feeling unrecognized for their talents and uniqueness. These wounds affect your core being and make you feel like you’ll always be in the background. If you have a Chiron in Leo, here’s how it affects you:
1. Feeling unrecognized
Those born under the Leo zodiac sign are used to being the center of attention. They don’t have a problem with self-confidence, and at times, they can also be egoistic.
Well, people with Chiron in Leo are the total opposite. They feel like they are never noticed or appreciated for their gifts and what they bring to the table.
If you have Chiron in this zodiac sign, you feel like you’ll always need to go out of your way to please others and win their approval. The feeling of being unrecognized has become a daily burden, and you don’t know how to get rid of it.
The voice inside you screams that no one is interested in paying attention to you because the problem lies with you. This is partially true.
You’re feeling unrecognized because you haven’t recognized yourself. You can’t expect others to like you if you don’t like yourself.
2. Feeling undeserving of attention
While you’re feeling undeserving of attention, all you do is overthink why other people don’t pay attention to you. You feel isolated and lonely. Do you know what the biggest irony here is?
That you have so much to offer the world and the people around you because those who doubt themselves are usually the most talented of all.
We could say that your core wounds are blocking you from showing off your talents and skills to others.
You’re scared of being the center of attention, which is why others don’t notice you. Healing your wounds will help you become the person you ought to be!
2. The pain of feeling disliked by others
Do you often think that others don’t enjoy your company and you have nothing to offer? Chiron in Leo wounds indicates that you suffer from worthlessness and deep insecurities that prevent you from seeing yourself as someone who has potential.
This is reflected in your entire lifestyle, from hanging out with your friends to your hobbies. Any type of self-expression feels like a burden because you’re afraid of others laughing at you or mocking you.
Creative expression is your food, but you can’t show it to others due to your fear of being disliked by them. That is why you choose to lead a private life and avoid sharing your talents, beliefs, and gifts with others.
The pain of feeling unrecognized by them decreases your self-esteem, but you feel like there’s nothing you can do about it. Well, there is!
3. Doubting your specialness
When someone says to you that you’re great at something (be it singing, drawing, or something else), do you believe them? If you have a Chiron in Leo, you probably don’t.
You doubt your skills, gifts, and uniqueness. You constantly think that other people are better and more competent than you in certain areas of life. By doing this, you’re sabotaging your self-worth.
You can’t help but frequently compare yourself to others in everything you do. The grass is greener syndrome has become a daily reminder of feeling not good enough.
You feel like other people have and deserve to have better things than you because you’re not special enough. Guess what? You are, but you’ve been blind by thinking about what others are doing all this time.
You deserve to be the center of attention because you’re unique, and there’s no other person like you in the entire universe. You have so much to offer to the world, and all you need to do is believe it.
4. The wound of lacking self-acceptance
You have a problem accepting yourself the way you are. You’re really good at turning the positive things about you into something negative. That is how you create an irrational and twisted image of yourself.
You’re primarily focused on changing yourself completely, and this goes beyond that. You think that turning into a completely different person is the only thing that can make you happy. Is it?
To reach our full potential, we need to be rational. We need to see things as they are, change what can be changed, and accept the things we cannot change.
The wound of lacking self-acceptance is preventing you from understanding all this. The focus should be on improving who you already are and not changing completely.
People are not going to like you more just because you’ve become “one of them” but because you find yourself.
5. Handling criticism badly
Regardless of whether or not it is constructive criticism, you’ll be offended by it because you take it too personally. While Chiron transits Leo, you’ll be overly sensitive when it comes to accepting criticism, which will make your life difficult.
You have difficulty separating criticism about your work or other things from your personality. You’re convinced that other people dislike you whenever they point out your mistakes.
Being bad at handling criticism can directly affect your career, relationships, and every area of your life. As you can see, all this stems from feeling unrecognized and doubting your specialness.
Given that you’re convinced others don’t like you, you’re bound to think their criticism is always negative and something they do to “hurt you.” Criticism should be seen as an opportunity to become better, not a personal attack.
Wound Healing: How To Heal Chiron In Leo
Accepting and addressing the pain of your Chiron is key when it comes to healing it. If you have a Chiron in Leo, you need to learn to acknowledge yourself, boost your self-worth, and know that you matter.
Once you heal the wounds of your Chiron sign, they become your healing gifts. Here’s how you can do it.
Understanding that you deserve to be heard and seen
Just like any other human being on this earth, you have the right to be listened to and taken seriously. Your opinion matters.
You don’t need to share opinions with others only to be liked and accepted. You need to express them the right way. All your talents and gifts are precious, and you deserve to be praised for them.
Don’t beg for attention, and don’t think you’re not worthy of getting it naturally. Believe in yourself, and others will believe in you.
You don’t need to prove to the world that you have a special purpose. You already are special, and all you need to do is believe it.
Learning to accept yourself
If your natal Chiron sign is in Leo, the healing process consists of healing your inner child and accepting all of yourself, not only the positive traits. It’s time to stop doubting your uniqueness or thinking that others are prettier or better than you.
Accept that no one is better or worse. We all have unique paths, so comparing ourselves with others is silly. Accepting yourself will bring you peace and understanding of what life is truly about.
In other words, you will no longer feel lost while looking for missing parts of yourself. You will find those parts buried deep inside you and revive them.
Learning to accept yourself is about acknowledging who you are, what you enjoy doing, and what inspires you in life.
It’s about connecting with your deepest fears, inner desires, and life goals while not giving a damn about what others think.
Learning to accept yourself is also about turning off other people’s opinions and stopping being a people pleaser.
Perfectionism vs. self-improvement
Chiron in Leo people means an ongoing struggle with reaching perfection. To heal yourself from this state of mind, you need to learn the difference between perfectionism and self-improvement.
Seeking perfection is a roller coaster, boomerang, and other things that don’t bring you results but keep you roaming around in circles. You don’t need to be perfect to be loved or worthy of other people’s attention.
You need to focus on becoming the best version of YOURSELF and not the version that society imposes on you. If the Chiron placement in your chart is in Leo, you need to stop seeking the impossible and focus on more realistic goals.
What are the things you can improve in your life right now? Is hitting the gym something that would benefit you? Would learning a new language help you feel more fulfilled and open new doors to vast opportunities?
Invest in yourself, and embrace the results. Be happy with everything you’ve achieved so far. Stop for a moment and allow yourself to shine.
Females With Chiron In Leo
Self-doubt, low confidence, and trying too hard to convince others of their qualities are some of the main features of women who have a Chiron in Leo. These women suffer in silence.
They don’t have a problem performing in front of others, but they usually aren’t talented enough to be recognized by others. They are perfectly aware of that fact, but their restless spirit forces them to keep seeking attention from others.
They feel like they need to win other people’s approval and convince them of their qualities. When they fail to do so, they become even more miserable.
They suffer in silence, hoping that at some point, others will start seeing them the way they desire to be seen. The problem with this is that these women have the wrong approach to boosting their self-esteem.
They don’t understand that they don’t need to be liked by everyone for their talents. They are enough just as they are, and their self-worth doesn’t depend on other people’s opinions.
Once they fall in love with themselves, they stop suffering in silence but start smiling with grace.
Males With Chiron In Leo
Men who have a Chiron in Leo can be arrogant and egoistic while demanding to be noticed and worshiped by others. If they don’t impress the public, they sink even deeper.
Clearly, these men have problems with self-worth and self-confidence. Even though they appear overly confident in public, when they’re alone, they are vulnerable and insecure.
To heal themselves from this wound, they need to acknowledge their vulnerable side and accept it as part of their personality. Having a huge ego will only cause them more suffering and make them more insecure.
Men with Chiron in Leo need to wake up and realize that they don’t need to bury certain pieces of themselves to win the approval of others.
What they need to do is be themselves and show a wide array of emotions (not only those they are most comfortable with).
Chiron In Capricorn: Pros And Cons
Having a Chiron in Leo isn’t only linked with negative things. Like other Chiron placements, there are both pros and cons of having a Chiron in your zodiac sign. Below you’ll find the positive and negative traits of Leo Chiron:
|Positive Traits||Negative Traits
|Caring about others||Too self-critical
|Patient||Inability to cope with reality
How Are Chiron Wounds Developed In Leo?
Like in most other Chirons, a Chiron wound in Leo stems from their childhood. It is connected with a lack of recognition from their parents. For example, a child does a good job, but his parents fail to recognize it and praise them.
Instead, they are indifferent about it and only focus on what the child does wrong. In this case, doing a good job becomes something that should be so (nothing special), whereas mistakes are always accentuated.
Because of this, the child starts feeling inadequate and undeserving of love and attention. They become determined to prove themselves and try harder to win their parents’ affection.
When they become adults, this shifts into their determination to impress others and win their approval. This turns into a lifelong desire to be worshiped and recognized for their abilities.
People with Chiron in Leo also sometimes resort to pushing others to “succeed for them.” For example, if they haven’t succeeded in becoming a singer, they will push their child to “accomplish it for them.”
In other words, they will try to make their dreams come true through their children. That’s how they become nagging and pushy parents.
What House Is Chiron In Leo?
The House of Chiron in Leo is the 5th house. This house represents creativity, authenticity, and happiness, which represent ongoing struggles for Leo. On the other hand, they also offer others immense joy by encouraging them.
If you’re not familiar, finding the House of Chiron in a natal chart is done by counting houses (clockwise) from the ascendant, which is the cusp of the first house.
Your Chiron sign is revealed by the house in which the Chiron sign is in your natal chart. For example, if the Chiron sign in your birth chart falls in the 2nd house, your Chiron sign is in Taurus. If it falls in the 10th house, your Chiron sign is in Capricorn.
It’s Time To Heal Your Wounds!
Know that you’re not alone. If you have a Chiron in Leo, take a deep breath, and decide it’s time for a new beginning where you won’t waste all your energy seeking other people’s approval.
Instead, you’ll fall in love with yourself and realize that you’re enough. And then you’ll thank the myth of Chiron for helping you become the person you ought to be.
What’s interesting is that many famous people‘s birth charts have a Chiron in Leo. Some of them include Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, and Harrison Ford.
Oh, I almost forgot. Besides Mercury retrograde (and others), there is also Chiron retrograde, which affects every zodiac sign and begins on Thursday, July 15, and ends on Sunday, December 19. So, brace yourselves!
And don’t forget to check your weekly horoscope, rising sign, moon sign, Venus sign, Tarot readings, and other astrological features to help you reunite with your higher self.
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