Chiron in the 1st house of a natal chart is showing that the native has suffered from emotional or even physical wounds early in his life. Generally, asteroid Chiron is responsible for traumas and their healing; thus the house where it is placed is a rather sensitive area of the native’s life. In case that the asteroid is negatively aspected, especially by “malefics” such as Mars, Saturn or Pluto, the native may have experienced quite a lot of suffering in the life matters ruled by the house. On the other hand, a well-aspected Chiron indicates abilities to heal other people in such matters, as the native has learned quite a lot from his own experiences.
When Chiron is present in the first house of an individual, the traumas he bears are concerning his physical body, his character, and his self-perception. In numerous cases, such natives have experienced bullying in school, which with the hard aspects involve also physical abuse. Alternatively, a first-house Chiron person may have serious issues with accepting his appearance. Other people may make fun of some personal characteristic, and he develops a low self-confidence, believing he is ugly. Chiron in the 1st house can also make the native feel alienated by the people around him, and generally feel quite uncomfortable in his own skin.
This aspect may have as effect difficulties in self-definition; people with Chiron in the 1st house need more time to understand their own self. Usually, this comes through some liberating transit of a slow-moving planet through the first house, which permanently transforms the opinion the native has for himself. On the other hand, all this suffering develops great abilities to aid people with similar problems. Even if the native himself has not surpassed his own traumas, he is able to help the less fortunate with his wisdom obtained through difficulties.
This desire to help others is connected with a subconscious need to feel part of a similar group of people. By aiding others to surpass their pain concerning similar traumas, the native heals his own self. A curious fact is that his advice will frequently help others surpass their issues more quickly that he will his own. Chiron in the 1st house is a rather difficult placement and requires intensive and conscious self-healing in order to function better. The traumatic patterns are hidden deep inside the native’s mind and in order to reprogram such deep layers a lot of effort is needed. If you have this natal position, you should start by accepting yourself and your appearance, and understand that many personal traits all people have are unchangeable.
Forgive any people who mistreated you during your childhood; children rarely act consciously, and there is no way you can change the past. It is your future that is important, and letting go of previous negative experiences is the only way. Understand that your own self can be only constructed by available elements, and your body and character are necessary bricks that you should strengthen to build it stable. Continue using your experiences in order to support others, especially those who are younger and have not managed yet to pass the road that you already did.
You probably had someone experienced who help you with your own issues and guide you through your difficulties, and now it is time to continue the same cause of supporting the underdogs. Do not forget that unless you have completely erased your own scars, you still have work to do on yourself. People with a first house Chiron many times tend to indulge in aiding others and forgetting to progress themselves. This is a rather easy way of swiping the problems under the carpet, but it is always better not to lie to your own self. The carpet (and what is under) is always there, until the moment you discover your own method of vacuum-cleaning and arise stronger and regenerated!