on 14 April 2010
This updated version of her 1989 book has been well worth waiting for.I went to a seminar of hers last weekend on Chiron and came away with all sorts of deep insights and ideas which had never occurred to me before,despite being a psychological astrologer for 20 years.
Although the label "Chiron-the Wounded Healer" still sticks,there are so many new ways to understand this first Centaur of the Kuiper Belt,all of them now based on the Melanie's wise and inspired distillation of lived experience (both hers and her many clients and students ).
Melanie points out that everything has a Chiron Return aged 50/51-an event or a person.It's only when Chiron has transited our birth chart once and conjuncted every planet at age 50 that we reprise our literal birth from the womb and our lived experience since birth at a profound psychological and spiritual level.Perhaps that's when Chironic poison and pain becomes our medicine.
This new book is extremely practical as it looks at Chiron in the Signs and House with new and expanded material on Chiron themes and transits.If you are an astrologer,this is a must.If you are at al interested in psycho-spiritual development,buy it.
on 25 April 2010
Melanie Reinhart is an astounding astrologer, richly knowledgeable and deeply intuitive. This completely new edition is a truly Great Work, matching astrological insight with depth and height psychology and a meaningful exploration of the significance of Chiron in the modern world.
One of Reinhart's great gifts is drawing the reader into deep discussions of profound astrology where the meaning transcends any need for prior knowledge of the subject.
If you know the previous edition of this book you'll definitely want this update; if you don't, then you're in for a treat.