Asteroid Cruithne

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Asteroid Cruithne Astrology

Asteroid Cruithne has a very peculiar horseshoe  orbit which is difficult to describe in words. Some have called it Earth’s second Moon. The lunar association is also strong in the name of this asteroid.

The Cruithne were a peculiar race from ancient Scotland, who the Romans termed the Picts because their bodies were covered in tattoos. The Pictish Nation had a matrilinear culture where the women passed on the family name, they were warriors and goddess worshipers. We really don’t know a lot about this mysterious culture because they left no writing, just the strange symbols on the standing stones.

Astrologer Lynn Koiner has done some research and belives that Cruithne “brings an internal transformation through seeking one’s roots and our rootedness to this planet”. I’ve been interested in this asteroid for a while as I have Scottish ancestry and have been very interested in researching this wonderful ancient culture. Tonight I had the urge to write about it, and discovered that transiting Cruithne was on my Moon (10 Virgo). In my natal chart Cruithne is conjunct my Chiron and IC.

I would also expect asteroid Cruithne to have some association with the warrior goddess archetype and also the occult, as these were a dark and mysterious people. There is some evidence of this association in the discovery chart. I do wish I could have found the exact time, but that seems as elusive as this culture.

Asteroid Cruithne Astrology Chart

Chiron with Lilith is a magical conjunction, dark too, hard to fully understand. The feminine is the focus in this chart with Venus as the action point of a Yod aspect pattern. Venus on the fixed star Zubeneschamali which “will arouse, above all things, spiritual and mental forces”, and with Venus gives social success and help from women. This is very apt for a culture whose social system was ruled by strong and spiritual warrior queens.

Asteroid Cruithne Astrology

Asteroid Cruithne Astrology

The interest in our roots as mentioned by Lyn, can be seen with Chiron sextile North Node as part of the Yod. Chiron describing the healing journey, and the Nodes represent our ancestral heritage. Yods do denote a spiritual warrior energy, in this case strongly feminine with Venus, and definitely the warrior queen with Chiron on the fixed star Bellatrix,, the Female Warrior star”.

The Cruithne were like all indigenous cultures, closely in tune with their mother Earth. They were also fierce warriors living at the fringe of the world, even the Roman Empire could not tame them. Eventually the Pictish Nation fell from a series of invasions, the culture was lost, and the people dispersed around the globe. The North Node in that chart is on a star called Baten Kaitos, “compulsory transportation, change or emigration, misfortune by force or accident” [3].

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75 thoughts on “Asteroid Cruithne

  1. Axel I don’t really know how I can answer what you have written. Does that mean I have to ignore the Asteroids that are conjunct the Moon everytime I do a lunation post because not enough research has been done on each one?
    All I can say is the whole “rock” asteroid phenomena seems to work by some strange synchronicity. It’s just interesting is all I can say. What Jamie just said about Asteroid Partridge kind of backs that up or is that just another odd thing that doesn’t mean anything?

  2. Just read your thing about the Cruithne asteroid and am smiling. Here’s a poem I wrote a few years ago. We’re really not that mysterious : )

    Cruithne (pron. Cree-nya) Long before they called us Picti
    If you read books of history they will say
    The Romans discovered us when they came our way
    But my Granny told me, as I sat at her knee
    The stories and days of my ancient family
    Long before they called us Picti

    We came out of the Earth as the great ice melted
    We watched as it carved out the Great Glen and lochs
    It pushed up the mountains and flattened the glens
    As it made its way to the sea
    Long before they called us Picti

    My people, my ain folk, Cruithne (Cree-nya) of the Earth
    They told ancient stories as they sat round the hearth
    The seers, the healers, the wise women too
    If you listen quite closely they’ll tell them to you

    We were put here to nurture the sea and the land
    Mother Nature/Father God’s helping hand
    Gifts we were given to help on our way
    And a light to shine for those gone astray

    If you read books of history they will say
    They’re not sure about our ancient way
    They found no weapons till the Romans came
    And they think we disappeared in modern day,
    But my Granny told me as I sat at her knee
    The stories and days of my ancient family
    Before, and after, they called us Picti.

    We watched the Celts, the Gaels, Angles and Norse
    Come settle the lands to the south, west and north
    They came peaceably, the earlier ones
    We thought they had come to share abundance
    The Romans they plundered and we took up with arms
    They frowned on our ways, our healing and charms
    In the days when they called us Picti

    They killed our menfolk, burnt wise women at the stake
    And well meaning people thought our children they’d take
    To raise them in their ways, to give them a chance
    To stamp out our language, our song and our dance
    Not knowing our blood carried ancient memory
    Long before they called us Picti

    We are the Cruithne (Cree-nya) of the land and the sea
    They say disappeared into history
    But we are the seers, the healers, the wise women too
    We are still here, we walk among you
    With our gifts we were given to help Mother Earth
    Long before they called us Picti

    The sailor who hears a storm on the brew
    The shepherd who feels the pain of his ewe
    The farmer who tends the land lovingly
    The women the sick and the birthing come to
    We are the Cruithne, they called us Picti

    It’s still in our blood, the gifts of the Heaven
    To help shine a light on the Earth
    When you stop killing us we will put up our hands
    Join ancient sisters and brothers across all the lands
    Return to the truth of our ancient family
    We are the Cruithne, they called us Picti

    My ancestors call, our carved stones whisper
    Time draws near to shine our light
    For ancient folk across all the lands
    To stop the rape of Mother Earth
    To share the wisdoms we’ve known from birth
    My Granny told me, as I sat at her knee
    That this would be in their time for me
    It was written long before they called us Picti
    I have my place in ancient history

    (c)Smileyjen101 2007

    • Absolutely amazing Jen. You’re prove that it’s in our genes. “Not knowing our blood carried ancient memory”

  3. On the day my deceased mother managed to get a “message” to me via a kind stranger (referenced in my comment left on your December Forecast post), transiting Cruithne was exactly conjunct my natal IC, which is part of my Mystic Rectangle; it didn’t occur to me until now to check out where it was, but it makes sense.

    Currently, transiting Cruithne is almost conjunct my Saturn in the 4th, which is pretty close to transiting Mercury. My natal Saturn sits at the exact midpoint of my Mercury/Moon square and also at the midpoint of my Neptune/Moon, so that’s a very sensitive point in my chart – I’m curious if I’ll receive any other “messages”. With transiting Cruithne so close to transiting Mercury, I wonder if anyone else will experience unusual communications.

    @Jen – I loved your poem.

  4. I have Cruithne conjunct Venus/Lillith, on my DSC!
    I have been called a gorgeous woman with a warrior spirit…

    Other than that, what effect does this have in the 7th house, since it is the house of marriage/relationships?

  5. I’ve really enjoyed the Asteroid articles and looking at them in my chart. As it turns out, Cruithne is retrograde and conjunct Ceres in my chart (the orb is 12′) and on my DC as well, Traci. I wonder if this in my chart could possibly relate to my having been given a lot of responsibility for mothering younger children in my family when I was still very young myself. I suppose it is more likely to do with my conflicts with a romantic partner as well as in a work partnership over my children and mothering.

    I also have Scottish heritage, Jamie, so thank you for writing about this asteroid with its intriguing orbit.

  6. Another intriguing post. I’m really starting to love these asteroids! Cruithne is trine (21′) lilith in my chart. (4th & 7th houses in whole signs) Lot of powerful feminism going on there!

  7. I have Cruithne conjunct Venus (Orb of 0 Degrees, 10 minutes).

    I am intrigued by Lynn Koiner’s definition of transformation and roots. I also have Venus conjunct my North Node (orb of 3 degrees) which I have always pondered if I will eventually have a “soul mate” type of love connection.

    My dating/love life has been a rocky, strange and confusing path so I would assume I have a lot of past life karma I need to work through before I ever find Mr. Right.

  8. The Picts did not need to be tamed by anyone especially not the barbarian Roman invaders. The Picts have lived freely in Scotland for thousands and thousands of years, they had structure, council, social care, advanced buildings, a navy and advanced weapons long before Rome existed.
    The Picts never disappeared at all through mysterious circumstances or by invasion that is untrue. Most people living in Scotland today are the desendents of the Picts. Religion in the form of Christianity was responsible for the demise in Pictish culture and ways but as a people they live on in me and my countrymen. Scotland is a Pictish nation not Celtic.

    • i am the daughter of the pictish royal king kennith mc alpin, i don’t understand why you say you know nothing of the pictish as yet you say they are dark,the pictish are indigenous to there sacred ground,they were also closest to native americans of the americas,indigenous peoples,today i do ceremonies to my pictish ancestors as i sage and burn and bury my tresspassors,and re-claim my ancestors heritage,and culture,we are eternally embracing our past, present and future genetics,awaking our dna memories thru rituals,awakened wind, 2012

  9. p.s they also left several examples of a written language which no-one has yet deciphered. High in the hills where I live there lies two stones which contain written language and a standing stone. A demolished Roman fort once stood nearby. When excavated they found the remains of many Roman soldiers. Its quite likely a battle took place here and was marked by the Picts. There has also been the ruins of a Broch/Dun found in the immediate area. This area was once on the doorstep of the Antonnine defensive wall/line and must have seen many battles. We are the Picts.

  10. Arise, arise, arise!

    I have it in my 9th house, right in between Vesta and Merlin.

    I read, that it is hard to “down load” them, because they were so scared by the rippen world (I sure am!). They are affraid to act.

    Mine are! And I am supossed to “bring the magician into action” by the mayan calendar!

    (I would not know how, though).

    This day, has been a crying one for me!

    Thank Godess I have my healing new era drops. But my mars is angry as any one can be…



    • Rocio, you mention the Mayan calendar a lot in your posts and it always fascinates me, the meanings of the days. Where can one find information on this? I was born very late Feb 19, 1986. Would have been Feb 20 in Guatemala. (Where my father was born) Thank you for any insight and wishing you all the best always.

      I find this website to be a community of information and support that spans the globe. Much love to you all and especially Marina and Jamie for helping to bring the dark stars to light. 🙂

  11. Wow, what a fascinating asteroid! So much history and folklore behind it. I just had to input it into my chart.

    1) It is conjunct my Venus in Capricorn (9th house), which is part of a stellium which over arches from the 9th house (cap)- 8th house (sag)Venus Psyche, Jupiter & Neptune which overarch into my 8th house Sag. Does this make me a warrior of love? Or maybe being wounded (Psyche) in Love (Psyche) could wake up the warrior goddess (Crucithne) in me? Any other possibilities?

    2) Right now in transit, Crucithne (along with t-DarkMoon Lil) is conjunct my ASC which is conjunct my Chiron-rising…. Can this explain why I’ve felt so bitchy lately? Hahaha…..

    Any other insights to this fascinating asteroid?

  12. I was thinking about the origins of humanity the other night. No ideas as of yet, but the image of the rock with carvings that was on this post when it was located at darkstar popped into my head. Just located Cruithne in my 7h conjunct P.O.F. Maybe the Picts were clued in on our origins.

  13. Perfect!
    Mine is square my sun and opposite Pluto – almost exactly for both. No wonder I write books about past lives!!

  14. Sun conjunct Cruithne exact.
    Makes you a conservative, carer or guardian of the Earth and the spiritual connection, roots to the earth, gives you two sides, a “Home and away”. Sensitive and interested in helping the world.

  15. Sounds a bit like the shadow moon idea — if I recall correctly, the shadow moon relates to our roots that we have lost — which seems very related to Cruithne’s involvement in getting people interested in their distant ethnic/genetic past. Does that make sense?

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