When Chiron Retrograde Ends, Your Confidence Soars

Time to stand up for yourself! A confidence boost arrives on December 26 when the 2023 Chiron retrograde ends. The healing comet rockets forward into self-sufficient Aries after a retrograde that began on July 23.

While Chiron wheeled backwards through Aries for the past five months, passive aggressive barbs and sneering put-downs may have been people’s best defense.

When Chiron retrograde ends on December 26, 2023, and the comet moves direct until July 26, 2024, be wary of the fine line between assertiveness and aggression. The temptation to blow up in anger exists if you get a surge of suppressed resentment.

Chiron has incredible healing powers, so unlock its KEY potential (seriously, the symbol for this asteroid is a key!) and turn your anger into purpose and passion.

The good news is that on the same day the Chiron retrograde ends, a Cancer full moon arrives (at 7:33 PM EDT). This final full moon of the year in a nurturing sign means we all get much needed chill time after the holiday crush, and a chance to get back in touch with our feelings and to restore connections to our loved ones.

Read your Chiron direct horoscope below, plus what’s next for the comet’s 9-year journey through Aries.

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Your Horoscope For When Chiron Retrograde Ends

Below are horoscopes for when the Chiron retrograde ends in Aries on December 26, 2023. You can read for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculator section if you want to calculate your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology.

What Chiron direct means for you

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’ll be seeing things through very a clear lens beginning December 26 when healing Chiron ends a five-month retrograde through your sign. The 2023 Chiron retrograde made it hard to know when to be tough and when to be tender. You’ve hosted the karmic comet since February 2018, and it’s been a profoundly alchemical experience. Worn on tying up your “spiritual loose ends” so you can work toward graduating from Chiron’s master class with honors when this transit ends in 2027! Read more Aries horoscopes.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You can bury the hatchet with an important person in your life as “wounded healer” Chiron corrects course after a five-month retrograde on December 26. You don’t have to forget what they did, but it’s in your own best interest to forgive. Let them know why their behavior hurt or disappointed you, and also that you may not be able to get over it if it happens again. Read more Taurus horoscopes.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Chiron retrograde ends on December 26 in your teamwork and tech zone. Since July 23, you may have felt slightly disconnected from a certain group or have been dealing with one digital meltdown after another. But after five months, things should get back on track, and your popularity—and online output—will spike! Read more Gemini horoscopes.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

A professional issue that’s been hard to resolve could begin to disentangle itself when Chiron retrograde ends on December 26. Or if you’ve been struggling to assert yourself with authority figures, relief will be in sight. While you COULD pull a power play (and even be justified in doing so), suddenly, the high road is the only path you’re interested in taking. You’ll catch more flies with honey. Read more Cancer horoscopes.

Leo (July 23-August 22) 

A no-cap conversation is on the agenda December 26 when Chiron retrograde ends. As the “wounded healer” moved direct, after a five-month retrograde through your outspoken ninth house, relief comes. You may have been biting your tongue for so long you’ve almost forgotten what you want to say! But once the compassionate comet is back on track, you’ll either remember—or won’t care anymore! With optimism in the air, it’s time to move forward instead of litigating the past. Read more Leo horoscopes.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

You might finally be ready to share a deep dark secret or forgive someone’s unconscionable act when Chiron retrograde ends on December 26. If you’ve let resentment build up over the past five months, you could have a change of heart when “wounded healer” Chiron moves direct. Suddenly you may feel full of compassion and see this person in a whole new light—and the relationship could be infinitely stronger as a result. Read more Virgo horoscopes.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

You can bring closure—or healing—to a significant relationship starting December 26 as galactic guru Chiron resumes forward motion after a confounding five-month retrograde in your partnership sector. No need to pick this thing apart as the Chiron retrograde ends. Just take the high road, Libra, and say you’re sorry—even if you wish THEY would apologize first. Read more Libra horoscopes.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Chiron wraps up a five-month retrograde in your wellness center, and suddenly all those health-supportive goals that have eluded since the summer feel doable. Don’t be a “weekend warrior” when Chiron retrograde ends, but do challenge yourself physically. You may discover a whole new passion! Read more Scorpio horoscopes.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Romantic dramas could begin to dissipate when Chiron retrograde ends December 26. The compassionate comet wraps up a five-month retrograde that began July 23. A hurt may have been festering this whole time. Or, you might not have felt ready to forgive someone for something they did. But when Chiron moves direct, you may be missing them enough to bring up the subject and move on. Don’t be afraid to let yourself really feel your emotions—that’s the first step to true recovery. Read more Sagittarius horoscopes.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Home sweet home? If there’s been conflict brewing under your roof since Summer, you may soon hug it out as Chiron retrograde ends on December 26. The “wounded healer” comet moves direct and fluffs up the pillows in your domestic fourth house. If you’re thinking of making some changes at Chateau Chevre, be a smart shopper and don’t pay full price. An EOY decluttering mission could lighten your physical and psychic load with the retrograde over. Read more Capricorn horoscopes.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) 

They said WHAT? As karmic coach Chiron wraps up a frustrating five-month retrograde in your third house of communication, you may be ready to get to the bottom of a misunderstanding that’s been haunting you. Sit down for a heart to heart when the Chiron retrograde ends. You can get a wobbly friendship back on its feet while the comet moves direct. Or, if you’ve been on the outs with a sibling or neighbor, you’ll find the perfect way of shaking this off and moving on. Read more Aquarius horoscopes.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Stability, now! Clairvoyant Chiron wraps up a five-month retrograde through your house of emotional (and financial) security. If you’ve been chasing your tail, unable to get ahead fiscally—or FEEL like you’re not in control of your money—you may embrace a whole new approach when Chiron retrograde ends on December 26. Start by getting a handle on your spending and figuring out where you’re “leaking” cash. Then, plug that leak!  Read more Pisces horoscopes.

When Is The Next Chiron Retrograde?

The next Chiron retrograde is July 26 to December 29, 2024. The 2024 Chiron retrograde is in Aries again, where the comet has been traveling on a 9-year journey that began in 2018 and ends in 2027.

What Happens When Chiron Goes Retrograde In Aries?

With Chiron retrograde in warrior sign Aries for five months, our collective wound around themes of rage, violence and personal responsibility becomes more inflamed. This timeout brings a chance to look deep within and gain greater emotional regulation. Our healing gifts emerge as we do our inner work.

While in Aries, the comet teaches us all lessons in self-empowerment and the constructive use of anger. 2023 had no shortage of important causes to stand up and fight for, and Chiron’s backspin helps us uncover soulful strategies for the battle. The 2023 Chiron retrograde was an optimal time to recover from any personal power outages that may be stopping you from sticking up for your beliefs; we hope you made some gains.

Remember: Chiron Is Not A Planet

Chiron is not a planet, but in recent years this comet’s been called everything from an asteroid to a planetoid.

Known as “the wounded healer,” Chiron’s symbol is a key because it unlocks the power that we derive from pushing through pain. Chiron holds the key to your alchemical gifts, but to access them, you must turn inward and push past your own stumbling blocks.

How Many Years Is Chiron in Aries?

Chiron generally stays in a single zodiac sign for eight years. Chiron in Aries began in 2018 and ends in 2027 with the following Chiron retrograde dates:

2018: July 5 to December 9
2019: July 8 to December 13
2020: July 11 to December 15
2021: July 15 to December 19
2022: July 19 to December 23
2023: July 23 to December 26
2024: July 26 to December 29
2025: July 30 to January 2, 2026

Chiron enters Taurus on July 20, 2026, until 2033.

Want More? Do You Know Your Chiron Sign?

The reason Chiron’s symbol is the key is because it unlocks our healing gifts by taking us through our own transformational process. So look to your Chiron sign to find those!

Are you in your Chiron return?

Since Chiron takes approximately 49 years to journey through all 12 zodiac signs, we all go through a “Chiron return” near our 50th birthdays.

At this point in our lives, our core wounds may surface for another round of therapy, especially if we’ve resisted doing any deeper self-examination. So between ages 49-51, the Chiron return (when Chiron returns to the sign it was in when you were born) will certainly insist upon soul searching.

You’ll need your birth date and time to calculate your Chiron sign. You may also do a free birth chart here if you want to see all your planet placements.

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