In the natal chart, Chiron is symbolized by the “wounded healer”. It represents our deepest hurts, and our efforts to work with ourselves to heal.
Chiron takes approximately 50 years to come full circle. As it moves along, retrogrades at time, where you will feel lessons of ‘hurt’ repeating, it connects to the power of what you need to recognize that needs ‘fixing’ emotionally. Around the age of 50-51 you will have the rerun. Much like Saturn, this return will allow you to KNOW if you have resisted or moved forward to heal.
How Chiron affects our lives depends on if you resist, or allow you to shift with the lessons. Resistance will create many life times to come to repeat history in this one.
Often we will feel ineffective and encounter times in which we feel we need to prove ourselves to others. Do not be fooled by this, as you need to only prove to YOURSELF that you have self-respect. As Chiron moves around, take the time to allow the wounds to open and be healed. These will be emotional wounds.
Right now Chiron has moved in Aries. This move happened on February 8th 2019 after Chiron had been in Pisces for 8 years. For many, this last 8 years may have been one of deep depression? Opening up the psychic area? Following a spiritual journey? No matter what, you would have had some DEEP emotional wounds being brought to the surface. How you faced them shows how you feel now. During this last 8 years yoga, meditation, vegan and so much more has surfaced.
So now till April 14th 2027 we will feel the flight of Aries. The LETS DO IT energy. Watch for the opportunities to surface with your new found emotions. However, since the world energy will also feel the power of Aries we will go one way or another. Let us hope that we see the energy ‘healing’ the planet rather than destruct it. Aries is strong enough to do either.
My Chiron sits in my 11th house in Capricorn: This placement is associated with the emotional wounds from early on in my life. The astrological sign that Chiron is in, will dominate, but the house area will show in what area the personality is motivated and where to put effort.
In the eleventh house, it indicates rejection from peers because of being ‘different’. Feeling discomfort in large groups, so you only associate with people of like mind. Having a capacity for leadership. As I focus backwards on my life I KNOW I have challenged the ‘wounded’ areas and healed them.
Also because Chiron sits in Capricorn it gives me a strong sense of structure, direction, rules, and boundaries. It shows I am terrific at guiding and helping others structure their lives, as well as motivating them to apply themselves to reaching their goals. I too had to learn this and I have. You have to be ‘healed’ before you can help others with what they need to be helped with.
Healing is not hard if you choose to open the wound, clean it and allow it to take the time to create how it should be.
VIP: Jackie has informed me that for her, this will be the last vegan review with me. Her plans for 2020 do not align with our eat outs any more sadly. BUT!! I thought that I would also let go of this column, but to my GREAT delight my friend Janice will be my monthly partner to eat with. I may also have to eat by myself at times BUT!! so far there always seem to be someone who wants to join me.
Gidgets: Let me start with the gushing positivity of the place. Parking is FABULOUS. Door to door, and tons of spaces. Once inside it is bright and oh so very comfortable. One thing they have done, that other restaurants could take a lesson from, is space the tables so you are not sitting on top of a stranger that so many restaurants deem necessary. Jackie and I chose the comfortable looking couch up against the window, with the eating table between us.
Next an extremely pleasant waitress served us, but the unbelievable service was when Gidget herself came to our table and told Jackie that she was cooking her gluten free meal on the other side of the kitchen and preparing it for her. My meal would be done on the other side with someone else. As she departed Jackie said to me “in her history of eating at vegan places, no other restaurant had ever come out and made her feel like her gluten free meal was important enough to be discussed as to the location of the preparation”.
Now onto the food: I ordered what I thought would be a drink as they have a liquor license. I asked for the Grizzly Grapefruit and to my amazement in came in a tin with a glass. Not sure if it was liquor, but it was $8. I said to Jackie 'wow at least pour it into a glass so I do not know this' :) I do not believe it was liquor and found $8 outrageous.
I ordered the corn chowder and fried bread to start. I gave the soup a 7/10 as it had a very strong coconut base taste. Again, not a big fan of coconut in my soup. The fried bread was a big disappointment to me. I found it tough and unlike anything I had ever eaten or expected. As something new to my palette, I would not order it again. I gave it a 5/10.
For my main dish I ordered 'Tastes like chicken pot pie'. As per my pic it looks lovely upon arrival. The side salad could be enhanced, as I am sure Jackie will also comment on this.
It was OK. I only gave it a 5/10 and would not order it again. A lovely presentation as I mentioned, but not the taste that one is expecting. Too ordinary. Bland if I want to word it correctly.
Now lastly the brownie I ordered for desert? WOW!! All I can say is this: You got a 10/10 and if I could score higher I would. Glossed over with coconut cream, as I requested, it came hot and awesome looking. As I dug in it melted in my mouth, then the Universe floated away as I enjoyed the succulent chocolate taste and the soft crumbs of heaven on my palette. One must have the brownie if you go.
Apparently they are changing up the menu sometime this month, and once that happens I will add it to my places to still go and review. However, I still have a long list to attend to.
Lastly: The location is out of the way. The place was not busy, BUT it had no screaming kids and that certainly was a delight for me. As I discussed this with Jackie she said 'sometimes the rent is cheaper and others will pay more rent to be in a busier place'. True. However, then how come West Edmonton Mall does not have a 100% vegan place? If you want 'packed with people' this is the place to open. Based on the location, I am not sure if this place will survive. I wish Gidget all the best; she was wonderful to meet and truly has a passion for what she is doing. I do ask that you try to support this establishment and give honest feedback to Gidget. A restaurant can only survive if HONESTY is give with compassion.
To see Jackie, owner of The Golden Lady's review of Gidgets Bistro click here >Jackie The Golden Lady's Review
NEXT MONTHS REVIEW: Doppio Zero Pizza newly opened after Kanu failed with its food. Still run by the same people. Chosen by Myself. Heading there with Janice my new vegan review partner.