You might be asking yourself, “WTF is Chariklo!” Ok, so she’s a bit on the esoteric-side, but if you gotten this far…come closer, ahem, but not that close. Chariklo is Chiron’s wife and she is all about the boundaries.
You know who Chiron is, right? Besides the hubby of the most noble and giving soul in the universe, Chariklo — he is the wounded healer. Most astrologers treat him like a planet these days even though he is an asteroid, but not just any asteroid. Chiron is a centaur that represents that wound that you get to carry around with you for your entire incarnation on your current wheel of fortune. Just wait until you hit 50/51 and you get to experience your first Chiron return. Good times!
Chariklo recently entered into Aquarius where she will remain until early February of 2028. As the 11th sign of the zodiac, Aquarius rules your social circle—yes, even all those ridiculous groups that you join on social media for no good reason. The 11th house also possesses a humanitarian aspect to things — especially in relationship to any projects that you may get involved with.
There is a ginormous stellium (when three or more planets, celestial objects, etc., converge in a sign or house) that is growing in Aquarius with the Sun, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury Rx, and Pallas Athena. That is a lot of energy in that 11th house, not to mention the Aquarius New Moon will be happening on 2/11. Now Chariklo is in there for the long-haul (2/2028) so she is a little late to the party, but she is ready to get down with her bad self — literally just herself.
Even though Chariklo is classified as a centaur asteroid, technically she is a nymph. She holds space for her hubby, the wounded healer (Chiron), but she also represents the personal process of individuation. She holds the “space” that you need to achieve a sense of “self” that is separate from the others so you can consciously co-exist in this world. If your mind is blown, fantastic! You are in the right place.
So as Chariklo moves through Aquarius/11th house, this eight-year transit will be about establishing boundaries for yourself in relationship to the groups of which you are a part. It is important that you can see beyond the boundaries of the current collective social structure. That is why being conscious about the groups you join or participate in is important.
Time is the most precious commodity that we have; Chariklo can help you to make sure that you don’t waste another precious minute. Chariklo will give you the grace to look beyond the boundaries of your existing social networks so that you can co-exist with your peeps, without losing your sense of self.
Look and see where Aquarius is in your chart; you can go to Foxy Astrology to get a free birth chart. See what house Aquarius rules in your chart. That is the area of life where you might consider where your current relationship boundaries stand and if they need a bit of an overhaul. This won’t happen overnight, but you might already be seeing some signs of where you need to establish, or reestablish, your sovereign space.