As the scene opens, we see a Human walking through dreary countryside, carrying heavy burdens. Saturn and Chiron show up on the scene. They talk with each other.
Saturn: I see you showed up to help.
Chiron: Yes, of course. A Human is in pain and here I am. Who is it?
Saturn: It’s a Wounded Father.
Chiron: Ah, I’m familiar with those. Remember when you and I got stuck with each other in the middle nineteen-sixties, when we were in Pisces?
Saturn: I remember that conjunction all too well.
Chiron: A lot of humans were born then that are still trying to figure out how to have structure and self-discipline in their lives in a balanced way.
Saturn: That’s putting it mildly!
Chiron: I try to be mild sometimes. What can we do for this fellow now?
Saturn: We need to show him that we can get along. That we understand each other. That having a father, and being a father, doesn’t have to hurt.
Chiron: But the pain is a necessary part of the process! The Wounded Fathers of the world are special to me. They are working on healing their whole male line.
Saturn: Some are having an easier time of it than others.
Chiron: I guess it really is time to show them that fathers can be whole, that self-discipline doesn’t have to cut them off from themselves. We’ll work on this human together. Saturn, why don’t you start the process?
Saturn rolls up a little ball of magic and lobs it at Wounded Father. Wounded Father straightens up and gets an ambitious gleam in his eye. His burden feels lighter. He takes off his burden and looks at it.
Wounded Father: Hmm, maybe this isn’t really so bad. Maybe there’s a reason why I have these burdens. Maybe those who look to me, my children and other dependents, are reason enough to be inspired to go on.
His face looks brighter. Chiron approaches.
Chiron: Are you open to healing this father-wound?
Wounded Father: It’s not mine—it came from my father, and his father before him. Some of the fathers that came before me were too weak, some were absent, some overly harsh or controlling. My family represents all the ways of fathering badly. That’s why it feels so heavy. I can’t bear it alone. I can’t keep it together. And people are depending on me.
Saturn: Truer words were never said.
Chiron: Show me the wound.
Wounded Father opens his shirt carefully. His chest is a gory, bloody mass.
Wounded Father: I’ve forgotten how to love those I support. I have a family and I work to support them, but I’ve forgotten how to love them and let them love me.
Chiron: You’ve split off your soul, haven’t you?
Wounded Father: Had to. Now I don’t know how to get it back.
Chiron: Are you willing to heal the pain of not being fathered yourself?
Wounded Father: I’m ready. Just do it, because I can’t stand this anymore.
Saturn: I’ll make sure you remain standing. You have duties, remember? But you don’t have to be stoic—you can become both strong and supple.
Saturn stands next to Wounded Father and holds him up. Chiron opens his mouth and utters a single, godly musical sound, a sound too large for human ears to tolerate. Floating in the air next to him appear some small points of light. Chiron: Fragments of your soul.
Saturn places them where they belong. Wounded Father nearly doubles over with the pain of it. He begins weeping and as he does, the wound closes and heals over. He stands up, straighter than before. There is a glow around him now.
Saturn: That’s better, eh?
Wounded Father: No kidding!
Chiron: Can you forgive your own father for what he couldn’t give you?
Wounded Father: Yes, and my whole male line—the generations of pain are finally over.
Chiron: It stopped with you.
Saturn: You’ve created a whole new legacy. Now you can go on from here.
Wounded Father, no longer wounded, walks on in his inner landscape, which is now brighter and full of possibility.
This wonderful trine, happening from now till October of 2013, brings the opportunity to heal father-issues in a deep, powerful, yet gentle way. If you feel you have father issues—especially if they are getting in the way of your career—a reading can help bring them to light and can accelerate any therapeutic process you may already be involved in. Contact Jamie if you want to know more. Be sure to mention this post.