Mercury conjunct Chiron is an especially opportune time to reflect on and come to terms with past emotional wounds, ultimately turning it into an opportunity to heal longstanding hurts.
Since it’s Mercury transiting Chiron, it’s touching especially on the realms of words (including thoughts), whether they’re your own (such as habitual negative self-talk) or someone else’s (such as returning to a memory of cruel words someone once said when you’re stressed out).
You may know intellectually that your inner critic is a little too critical or the person who said cruel things to you was being an asshole, but this intellectual knowledge may not be enough to keep you from getting swept up in the emotional response despite your best intentions. In short, there are wounds that do not simply heal with time. Unprocessed, they can lead us to hurt ourselves and even others if we lash out defensively when feeling unsettled or attacked.
Visit Seraphin Station to read more about this community altar work service and how it’s designed to support you as you work towards articulating a real response to these sorts of recurring wounds that short-circuits their power for good.