Asteroid Cruithne

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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76 thoughts on “Asteroid Cruithne

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 🙂

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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?

  13. How interesting – Cruithe is trine my natal Moon in 12 in Leo, and I am a past life therapist and write books based on my past lives too ☺

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