In astrology, certain planets “rule”, or have governance over or alignment with qualities that we find in life. Everything in life (known and unknown) falls under the rulership of one of the many planets or bodies within our solar system. Some of the qualities we find in life are easy to align under the rulership of the appropriate planet; for instance Venus rules the principle of attraction, and Mars represents self assertion and boldness. So of course Venus and Mars happen to be very prominent planets when it comes to close relationships and the interaction that occurs therein.
However, the quality of charisma is somewhat more difficult to align under the specific rulership of one of the planetary bodies. I personally believe that charisma falls under the rulership of Chiron (note how both words begin with “ch”).
Chiron is a cross between an asteroid and a planet which was discovered orbiting between Saturn and Uranus in October of 1977. In order to understand what Chiron means and governs in life, astrologers have had to look back into the Greek mythology surrounding Chiron, and then observe Chiron in people’s astrology charts over a period of time, and draw conclusions from doing so.
In Greek mythology, Chiron was a wise mentor to other people, and was multi-talented. (such a person is already beginning to appear as somewhat charismatic). Chiron was somewhat of a loner and a bit of a maverick, and a true and unique individual. Chiron was intelligent, civilised and kind also, and quite a studious person. He was gifted with special healing skills, which he needed in order to heal his own personal wounds, which were both physical and psychological-spiritual. He then extended those healing skills out into humanity, and he also became a tutor and a teacher to the young gods.
From my own personal observations about Chiron over the years, I have come to understand that a strong Chiron in ones astrology chart and within ones nature demonstrates a person that is somewhat “different” from other people, but if that person has the courage to embrace that difference and uniqueness, he or she will find happiness.
In other words, Chiron represents the true self. We all have Chiron present in our charts, and when we find and live from our true selves, regardless of what other people think or are doing, happiness comes naturally to us as a byproduct of living in this way, because when we embrace our true selves we embrace our true confidence rather than the more superficial confidence of the human ego, and we can easily ‘ignore’ or not buy into the vibrations of those that are not happy within themselves.
So, to sum up, true charisma (and happiness) comes from being and living within our true, authentic selves, and when we are embracing and living as our happy, true, authentic selves, we send out a positive vibration and example for other people to take enjoyment and happiness from, and perhaps learn from. That is what I call charisma.