Asteroid Merlin – Warrior Priest

Merlin

Asteroid Merlin is named after the wizard of Authurian Legend. That story is fictional and has become more and more removed from the historical Merlin over the years. The historical Merlin was born about AD 540 somewhere around northern Wales and southern Scotland, and his name was Myrddin Wyllt.

He was the adviser to the pagan king Gwenddoleu ap Ceidio. In AD 573 Myrddin watched his king being slaughtered, along with all his troops at the hands of the Christian king Riderch I in the Battle of Arfderydd (modern day Arthuret).

From the poems in the The Black Book of Carmarthen (AD 1250) we learn that the experience of witnessing the devastating defeat of his side in this battle, the death of his king who he advised, sent Myrddin mad. Consumed by guilt, he fled into the Caledonian Forest of Scotland, to fend for himself where his only friends were the animals.

From his madness and isolation, Myrddin developed the ability to prophesy, even foretelling his own death by “falling, stabbing, and drowning”. This was fulfilled when a gang of jeering shepherds drove him off a cliff, where he was impaled on a stake left by fishermen, and died with his head below water [1]. Like other druids, Myrddin used astrology to assist in his role as adviser and prophet.

Jupiter shall abandon its preordained paths, and Venus desert its appointed circuits. The malice of the planet Saturn will pour down like rain, killing mortal men as though with a curved sickle. The twelve mansions of the stars will weep to see their inmates transgress so. [2]

Asteroid Merlin Astrology

Asteroid Merlin should therefore represent the suffering of some personal disaster which leads altered states of consciousness through drugs and or psychotic breaks. Feelings of guilt for being responsible for the disaster, not advising correctly, not foreseeing what was to come. Looking for answers and discovering truths in occult knowledge, and perfecting the skills to then master the role of adviser and prophet through some medium such as Tarot, astrology or clairvoyance..

Find Asteroid Merlin in Your Chart

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References

1. Stobo Kirk: a guide to the building and its history. Seymour, Camilla & Randall, John. 2007, p.9.
2. dreamscape.com – Merlin’s Prophesies.

70 thoughts on “Asteroid Merlin – Warrior Priest

  1. Asteroid Merlin is at 10 Taurus, making a grand cross with Neptune at 10 Scorpio, Venus at 10 Leo, Saturn at 10 Aquarius. And given that my nodal axis is 9 Leo (North) and 9 Aquarius (South) he squares that too. Something tells me I should take note of this. Energies squaring the nodes usually mean something you haven’t integrated – a kind of rocker switch, can go one way or the other. Either way, it’s something I can’t ignore in myself. Something I didn’t acknowledge in a past life, that’s come back in this one. It’s in my 12th, which for some reason says persecution in another life. And is ruled by the Venus in Leo. There’s obviously a showman/magician in me!

    I do seek answers in astrology, and I’m finding increasingly that people come to me for guidance. With Neptune in Scorpio opposite, there’s magic there too. Dark magic if I let it seduce me.

    Talking of which, someone who has captivated me – cast a spell on me, literally – has Merlin on my Ascendant within minutes. Makes a girl think.

    • That’s a good interpretation with the nodal axis, trying to integrate, something you can’t ignore. I have asteroid Merlin conjunct my Sun by half a degree and have experienced a personal disaster (or two) which led me to study astrology. I just did a chart for when I posted this blog, and asteroid Merlin was 10.44 Libra on my South Node. The fixed star there is Porrima in constellation Virgo. Porima was the Roman goddess of the future. Freaky!

      • I think it was Tom Jacobs who put that idea to me – about planets squaring the Nodes. It makes sense, certainly. It’s something tugging your sleeve.

        The Sabian pairing for Merlin/Neptune are “A Woman Sprinkling Flowers” and “A Drowning Man Rescued”. It’s a nurturing degree, about water in the right measure – too little, and what you’re watering dies, too much, and you drown it. About the dangers of being swallowed up by a force beyond your control. Merlin might just be the key to managing this t-square – the so called “empty leg” which balances out the configuration.

        Thinking more deeply about it, I do have a deep fear of being responsible for disasters, a dread of things going wrong and it somehow being my fault. It is just that – fear and dread – it doesn’t actually happen to me. Anxiety dreams (12th house) are a regular thing for me. All of which makes me convinced it stems from a past life, as it has no hook in this one I can find.

        • Off topic a bit so hope you’ll forgive me! Would you believe I set a horary chart just now, and the rising degree is conjunct my natal Merlin by minutes, at 10 Taurus 35? With Venus, the chart ruler, setting at 10 Scorpio 52 (conjunct my natal Neptune by 2′). So the answer is, like Merlin, poised between the past and the future – on the rocker switch. And the same Sabian applies – nurturing and rescue. And the need to be aware of being swamped by a force I can’t control. Venus on the degree of my natal Neptune symbolises that all too well. Freaky!

    • I found Merlin in my empty 11th house at 12deg 43min of Cancer, squaring my Saturn in Aries in the 6th within 6minutes..
      I’ll have to try to see what that might entail, how much of an orb does it have, I’m not sure if it’s doing anything to my other planets as nothing else comes within such close orb…

      • I’d agree with Marina that 2 degree is a fair orb for asteroids, but there are no rules, it’s about what you feel when your looking at your chart. You can generally be more generous with orbs for the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, and for conjunctions.

  2. Merlin is a 2o conj my Sag Sun in 8th but makes no major aspects to any other planet. Storming over here, head hurts too bad to ponder what it all means.

    Maybe I should read up on the history of Druidism? I love the ancient Druids. They’re up there just below Jesus as far as I’m concerned. I mean that. I know nothing about Neo-Druids, let me be clear. I’m meaning only Old Path Druids.

    Have you thanked a Druid today? I have. <3

    • The druids actually took on Christianity eventually because a lot of the message fitted with their philosophy. Saint Columba was mainly responsible for this, interestingly born in AD 521, just 52 years before Myrddin.

  3. OH HA something just struck me – I was born in the “Druid City”, Tuscaloosa Alabama, in Druid City Hospital. LOLOL

  4. 2598 is merlin on astrodienst. Im merlin 4′ sag conj asc 6′ sextile both venus and liltih. My merlin, much like my asc, is opposition north node and just about everything else! : )

    • That’s one strong conjunction! So on your South Node you would really have a strong affinity with the archetype and perhaps soul memory of a life as a Merlin.

  5. Jamie, How would you interpret merlin at 15deg24″ taurus. Here it is CONJ my Mars by less than a degree in the 12th house. It Sextiles my sun and at this position it is a part of my 11th sun 12th mars 6th uranus natal Yod.

    Thanks, Tina

    • I think that conjunct Mars the war side of the story would come out more. Adrenalin kicking in from arguments, battles, the flight or fight response. How you instinctively react to dramatic situations when you’re under a lot of pressure, and then how you cope with the consequenses of your actions. Mars is fast, and also you desire so perhaps it could relate to a desire to learn about magic.

      • Wow Jamie.. I have only lately realized how I have come to subconsciously try and touch something untouchable.. make sense? It started as a feeling.. something I thought was imagination but its becoming more second nature? more automatic to conect and ground.. can’t explain but do you get it?

        • Yeah, it’s hard to explain. Sometimes I think our English language is lacking in this area. We borrow so many words from other languages to descrribe things spiritual.

  6. Mine is is the 12th, conjunct Persephone and less than 5 degrees away from Pluto (seems too wide to consider conjunct), square 9th house Mars, trine 8th house BM Lilith/Sedna and exactly opposite Nemesis in the 6th.

    I’ve definitely used astrology (and tarot) as a tool for gaining insight; I do think at various times in my life I’ve been overly reliant on these (South Node in the 8th). I put my psychic gifts in a completely different category since they require no effort on my part (other than my acknowledgment), and in fact, seem to flow most freely when I’m not trying.

    Good post!

    Interesting connection to personal disaster since with Merlin (and Pluto) in the 12th, my experiences have left me with a profound desire to help alleviate the suffering of others.

  7. Looked into Merlin. Found sextiles and trines, making sense, but, more of a ‘field’ influence – more revealing to myself, and flashing bold, Merlin in middle of Lilith corridor and opp Pars Fortuna – echoes his journey, your interpretation Jamie, in so far as….3 major relationships that have become transformed through tragedy, seperation, involved direct ‘occult’ influences in the precipitation of the event/process and have created doorways into deeper connection and use of divining/healing (spirit led) practices – one of these, which I choose to mention as it reflects your take more closely, the most unhinging and challenging at a soul level, involved my former partner losing her life at the hands of a medicine man…..this led to a long period of immersion in nature, disconnection from people, found incredible and fierce power emerge, that I will not be detered by fear, of anything otherworldly/worldy, would fully honour the loss through grief and fidelity to own truth, but, more importantly, accept the gift (after hard soul searching) and deepen the commitment – its almost as if, after all, ‘right, that did it!’ No need to go into the transits…….
    in progressed chart Merlin is square the PF exact with PF on galactic centre – feels more like a powerful ally than opponent in struggle – would not have known about this influence without your post
    many thanks for spreading some magic….!

    • Thanks for sharing that personal disaster Rob, that’s added a lot to this thread and everyone who reads it will take a lot away from it. I’m glad you found something in your awen.

      • found the rulership of the houses useful in getting wider understanding of Merlin’s personal role and I would recommend this – with Placidus Mercury in 5th opp Neptune in 11th – so trines and sextiles to PF in 9th and Merlin in 3rd – all in early degrees – with whole-sign all moves round 2 houses –
        Diolch….Mai ‘r sêr arwain ‘ch

  8. I love this. Great fun post. My Merlin is conjunct Mercury in the occult 8th so he plugs into my Yod sextiling Neptune and quincunx Jupiter.
    He’s quite heavily aspected as I have quite a lot around 20 degs. I’d say not to use an orb of more than 2 degs for Asteroids.
    Personal disaster yielding altered states of consciousness, yep.

  9. Fun conversation. I have asteroid Merlin 8*20 Libra to my S.Node 8*34 Libra; Camelot is too wide but still close at 4*20 Libra. Morgan is sesquiquintile to Merlin in my chart, and transiting Merlin right now is 4 minutes from my Mars at 10*56 Libra. Hmmmm. Very interesting. Maybe something exciting will happen when Morgan conjuncts my natal Merlin/Mars in three weeks.

    • Morgan is a mysterious one too. Mars, South Node and Merlin, some kind of physical attraction there.

      • I have a guide I have visited in my dreams and it never occured to me before but he has a Merlin quality; long white hair, cane, white robes and very old. He is in a cave and it is gorgeous in there, like an ancient stone palace. Forgot to mention that Poseidon is also right there with Merlin, S.Node and Mars and Neptune is six degrees past them. I am not really psychic but I have a great dreamlife with many precognitive dreams. By the way I have a file on the Arthurian asteroids. There is Galahad, Camelot, Lancelot, Excaliber, Gawain, WhiteKnight. Probably many more by now since I haven’t been checking the new asteroid lists lately.

  10. Rob very interesting I went and did my progressed and progressed merlin is conj my progressed saturn by 10 feet. Both are conj my Natal ASC at 4 gemini and opposing my prog neptune by less than 1 degree. By progression I have a mystic rectangle between Sat/Merlin conj in gemini, merc in Aries, Neptune in Sag and pluto/juno in libra.

  11. Jamie, After reading your response to my earlier post I wonder if the fact that my Progressed Merc has been RX since I was 15/16 and it has just gone direct begining of Aug has given influence to the draw to magic/elemental/spiritual awakening?

    • This is an important influence. It takes a year or two for the full effect of Mercury turning direct by progession.

      • I will be interested to see the effects over the next yr or two. Its funny how more open my eyes seem to be to metaphysical things now. I found in my psychology reading for class and then in the lecture today I was sensing an influence in part of the topic that seemed like energy transferance , channeling, empath. But they call it projective identification. It was very interesting indeed 🙂

  12. I have Merlin in Cancer (5th house) conjunct moon (5th house), square Venus and Mercury (Libra, 8th) Opposite Uranus and Neptune (Capricorn, 11th) Boo, lol.

  13. Merlin was an interesting one.. in Leo, in the 3rd house conjunct (by exactly two degrees) 443 Photographica also in Leo and in sextile with ASC and Juno making it a midpoint between the two. I speculate its that “other worldly” observation that people mention about my photography (which BTW I have a Photographica in a tight square to Neptune and Icarus which could explain THAT!)

    I don’t know much to say about it save for the fact that I’m prone to believe that Merlin for me represents my daily world of perceptions and communications, which are kind of otherworldly.. take for example a moment just yesterday, I’m climbing up on a ladder to pick apples and see a fantastic sight, a flock of geese flying over head in a beautiful configuration and its so surreal because they are so big but they float like they were made of bubbles, very fast moving ambitious ones that honk!.. and me without my camera up a tree!!!

  14. Ok I mine is at 6 degree 9 in Gemini in 12th unaspected but 2 degrees from my Uranus on the ascendent and trine 6 degrees Aquarius in my 9th house. Six degrees from the 10th house cusp. ?? anybody

    • If you have a planet conjunct your Ascendant then it sort of sucks things in around it. Like how a stellium works, you can make the orbs bigger, and this is also true if major fixed stars are involved in conjunctions.

  15. Wow. I heard my jaw drop on the floor. Merlin sits on my IC in Scorpio, forming a grand water trine with Venus/Saturn in 12th house cusp in Cancer along with Jupiter/Juno/Ceres in 8th house Pisces.

    At 7 I used to pretend casting a spell on our neighbor’s cats. Did I get their attention? You bet I did. And I have been called a ‘witch’ in several occasions for different reasons over the years.

    Lately though, I’m wondering why I seemed to have an influence on a group of people like a pied piper does. Then felt burdened by it.

    Thanks Rob and Marina for the interesting post. It helped me figure out my IC issues and why I have an empty natal 4th house. Even the planets were wary to get near my spooky house!

    (Don’t ask me how many times I watched Arthur the King, Knights at the Round Table, etc. as a child.)

    • I’m not sure which country you’re from, but in the UK and Australia, there was this great show you would have loved when you were a kid:

      • Thanks Jamie. Nice post. Now that I’m totally reminded of how weird I had been as a kid and the sense of unbelongingness that went with it, I had been reading and pondering about esoteric stuff at around 10 years old. No one person really introduced me to it, except when a boy (neighbor friend) of the same age at about the same time invited me to their house one day, and showed me the Keltic Cross spread. For the next 10 years I delved into Tarot like a forbidden on/off affair. It was banned at home (we’re straight Catholics and I was studying under the nuns and the priests even in university). The readings became very synthesized that I could easily grasp the situation the querent’s in and be very accurate about it. I was playing with fire but nobody dared to stop me, I couldn’t stop myself either. I couldn’t remember anything after a reading, like it’s a different persona altogether. I got scared when illness and death, birth and miscarriages, infidelity and failures are showing up in the cards. I was 17 and people hounding me for their next reading – and what a terrible responsibility it became for me so I ran away from it and quit. At 20 I did something for the first time, gathered all my close friends for a special reading that we did for a mutual friend who was brutally murdered a few days before that. I talked to the dead. That was the only time I did it and the last time I touched my cards.

        This is the past that is buried deep in my psyche – that I played god and felt guilty and responsible for it. So far all of my friends, close associates and family no longer mentions that past.

        Over the years I’ve managed to address the psychic “leaks” with a cool demeanor and heavy doses of logic and reason.

        I think Merlin’s influence is really there – running away from an immense gift that bears equal responsibility.

        • KK – just want to share this – my grandmother was a tasseomancer (tealeaves) and palmist – she was also a devout christian – she foresaw deaths in amongst relatives and could not bear to continue – she stopped when I was very young, but, one day (I was seven) she did the leaves for me – it was a complete one off and it changed my life – since that time I have been learming how to use this ability myself and, although it can show up things we would rather not see, it does help others – its all down to what you do with it – only you can decide this – what is certain is that you have a natural gift that is in itself benign – yes, we are called upon to be strong within ourselves to work with this stuff, but, if you do not want to use it for divining see if you can find some other channel for it – we will all be better off for it – find a way of loving it

          What you did with your poor murdered friend was, to my way of seeing things, exactly right – helping souls who have experienced sudden death is hugely important – not enough space here to go into it, but, to do so in the communal setting is what we are all about – it helps everyone – be re-assured that there is no wrong in this – it was an act of love and that is the most powerful form of healing that we have

  16. True enough Rob. It was all done out of love, of getting the other person to the other side. I had refused all tokens of appreciation, but then I only did it for real serious concerns. Still, I felt that I was shortchanging my life at that time. I felt that there was nothing special in me to deserve that gift. I was young and grappling my way and looking for my place in the world.

    At that time there was no support group like what we have now. Certainly there was only disdain from my father and downright refusal to acknowledge that I’m the odd one out. So I proceeded to get a life, got a business degree, and practically lived life like anyone would. But the ability to discern, to identify seemingly improbable patterns, hear voices, read messages from nowhere is still there.

    Astrology, planets and the archetypes helped me understand my tendencies even better and became more accepting of myself. But then nothing hit home like how the asteroid Merlin is placed and aspected in my chart. It opposed my MC. Rightly so.

  17. I love this post. I never know what to do with asteroids though – how do they work? How do you interpret them? Do they provide a kind of background ambience? Merlin is exactly conjunct uranus and within 2 degrees of my IC and sun. His forest sounds good to me.

    • With asteroids I’ve usually only interpreted them in conjunction to something in the horoscope within a degree or two. But then I have the Centaur Ixion making an aspect pattern in my chart and I gained a lot of valuable understanding about myself even though it is not conjunct anything.

  18. Hey Jamie – Off topic I know, but if you haven’t already read this post on Ixion, you may want to check it out: http://www.daykeeperjournal.com/2010/02/ixion/

    Transits of Ixion do tell us a a lot. Natally, I have Ixion conjunct (-1 degree) my 2nd house North Node/Spica, and in close proximity to natal Urania (-2), Venus (-3) and Sun (-4). I’ve found the asteroids -particularly those that form tight natal aspects – often help describe more specific manifestations of the energies at play. Understanding the mythology behind the asteroids helps me gain a better understanding of myself in relation to the recurring themes I encounter, especially during transits!

    That’s my take on things, from a non-professional perspective. 🙂 The fact that you write about the asteroids is one of the reasons I enjoy your blog.

  19. Hey Jaime,

    I found Merlin in 15°40′ Libra in the 9th House. Merlin conjunct Midheaven (2°38′), sextile Sun (2°25′) and Mercury (-2°25), squares Uranus ( -3°14′), Neptune ( -0°14′) and North Node (-5°46′) and quintile Ascendant (0°43′).

    What do you make of it?

    • Hi Levi, it is the aspects to Neptune and Ascendant I would focus on because of the orbs. That would emphasis the mystical side and possible the self sacrifice, feelings of guilt even about the use of occult powers in the past?

  20. Interesting topic. I found Merlin in Scorpio 18’17″r in my 10th House. I’m not advanced in astrology study but in AC box it shows a 0 on top line, * A on bottom line. Any idea what this might mean?

    • Hi Penelope, that sounds like you have Merlin sextile your Ascendant. Not sure. Is your AC around 18 Capricorn?

  21. My merlin is in Gemini in the 8th house….what would that mean…suffering wise??

    • Bit hard to say Katie, I don’t use the houses much, or signs for that matter. Í think these asteroids are more significat if they are conjunct a planet or angle in your chart. But I do also look at aspects to other planets espacially if they make an aspect pattern.

  22. Merlin at 0 degrees Aries (17’30” in the 10th house (Aries on cusp) trine Moon in Scorpio (5th); square Venus in Cancer (12th); trine Uranus in Leo (2nd).

    Thank you for writing this article.

  23. I have merlin at 29’cap conjunct my natal saturn…i am a prophetic and philosophical medium and as this is only a couple of degrees off my IC I can see clearly now, why ethics have been sooooooo important in the development of my vocation. Must have used my powers for ill in past life methinks, sure hoping i have healed that karma now.

  24. Hello Jaime,

    Interesting and exciting Merlin info.

    I have a question about my chart.

    In My Chart Merlin is Conjunct my MC, Jupiter and Lust in Leo (ninth house). I have my North Node conjunct Saturn, and Vesta in Aries (fifth house)in a trine with (jupiter, Merlin,MC,and lust).

    Help!! what are the possible implications of this trine?

  25. Whoa! Seems Merlin is conjunct my DC! (18′) It sextiles my Mercury. My words have a magical effect on people? Lol, I did get the public speaking award in high school as well as voted most likely to become famous due to my stage performance. Ah, to be on stage again… ::Pisces dream sequence::

  26. so intersting-my merlin is 1 degree from saturn in the 12th (jupiter conjuct in trans). in 08-09 I had a disaster that was unavoidable and not by my doing. I wanted to die and blamed myself-hence had a breadown, heart completely broken. many psychic visions, past life dreams..then jup hit my 2 degree jup ( 5 degree Aqu asc) and i received so many blesings and help from strangers and heavenly help. it is only now that i am doing better ..tramatixed still but better. my story is straight from your article…love astrology..blessing!

  27. Merlin is conjunct my Pisces Moon (Orb of 0 degrees, 3 minutes).

    The Merlin conjunction gives me another piece of the puzzle for why I tend to be like the hermit on the hill (or monk in the monastery). I thought my 9th house Pisces Moon is what made me want to just sit and contemplate life, but Merlin is a double whammy on that.

    I am definitely looking for answers via the occult (astrology, tarot, meditation) and have had clairvoyant flashes of insight. Perhaps that will develop more with my upcoming Uranus opposition.

  28. Hi Marina!

    I have this aspects:

    Merlin is on my 9th house, in pisces. on 10°10´. It conjuncts my Vesta. It squares my moon and my saturn (5th/6th)on sagg.

    It trines my vertex and sextiles my ceres (hope, it does something with all the opposition and quadrates ceres faces regarding the hole in my soul – I guess- opposes those forces on my 8th house -lillith, chiron and Part of Fortune- and quadrates those presences on my 5th house, at the beginning of it, in my 5th house).

    Though a very 8th house person, I don´t recall having an episode where I regret not advising, and seeing destruction. Though, I always feel that lack of communication might end in a disgrace, so I always look for communication, though I don´t find so much resonance.

    But I will still reflect. I read Vesta is hard for me to “down load” because it is in the 9th house and in pisces. Would that be the case also with Merlin, in my case?

    Now, that I remembered, I had a brother -a pisces- and he died very young. I had this guilt feeling deep inside, because one day he was playing with one of my toys, and he crashed it. As a chirotic being, I started to cry, and thought it was very unfair because it was my only entertainment, while they were swimming and having fun. And my violent father beated him so bad (I don´t cry anymore by remembering that day, but I felt so guilty, that I never said a word again to my father… so I had to suffer him, my brother, and to place limits to him… Oh!).

    He died at 27, we was an alcoholic, in the middle of having to companies, a divorce going on, a 2 year old son and 2 girlfriends… too much for him!

    Maybe!

    Rín.

    • Oh! Now the picture has widened. In my solar return chart, my north node is in sag. 2nd house, opposing my Merlin on the 9th house. I should just reflect on this. Thanks! Rín.

  29. For years I followed Daykeeper,& they throw in every asteroid discovered based on weird associations…like using Pecker in Anthony Wieners chart, the US politician who was caught sending pecker pics…that is how I decided to look at Shannon. Using koch houses, I found I have Merlin/pars fortune/DC all conj Leojr(July 31, 1983) Venus, all on Zosma, and this all sextiles my Mars, and his lilith. Winter 2010 I prayed for a good looking new priest(to keep my attention during mass), and I learned he would arrive in spring 2011, and I imagined for a time that he was sent to me to be my savior from the other one. Then later I thought maybe it was I who was supposed to save him. Like Merlin, I flubbed up…I got messages of what to do from a guide, but I didnt trust it, and was too afraid to do as advised, I caused disaster, and now I am crazy and in exile!!! The bishop is named Coyne, so Daykeeper would put 14429 Coyne in…and voila, it is also conjunct Jr. Sun, and Opposite my Jupiter, loosely conj my medusa. Jr and I have neptune(conj my MC) opposite Sun/Mercury/eros(conj my IC) in our Davidson. Shannon (conjunct my vertex in Koch) is really interesting in synastry..LeoSr (Au 19, 1970). has Shannon/Pallas both on my Asc, and Leojr has Shannon/Medusa/Saturn/Pluto conj my Moon/Uranus and opposite his Juno/Moon which are conj my Sun/Venus. Jrs Pallas is on my NN. There is a 3rd guy in the mix(among others, but this one stands out) with sun/moon/mercury conj my pluto, and is Pars fortune and Coyne are in is 12th house conj my Shannon/Vx, and his Shannon/lilith are conj my Mars/Jupiter respectively. he is cycber stalking me I think. how does one determine the meaningful things without going all John Nash/a beautiful mind? how do you choose what is relevant, and what it might mean? Are there any good books or resources you can recommend?

  30. Being intrigued by Arthurian stuff, i have kept watch on this one and it really is strange, it seems to linger for ages in one place and then like magic surges forward and suddenly its moved a few houses, quite the illusionist lol!

  31. I’m stunned…..I have a son called Merlin and have never really pinned down why that name was given to him. After he was born, none of the names we’d considered for him seemed to fit, and when his dad and I were discussing it, all of a sudden the name Merlin just shot out of my mouth, as if it came from somewhere else.

    So, I just saw this and had a look at both our charts – my son and I have Merlin in exact opposition. I progressed my chart to the date of his birth and my progressed Merlin was exactly conjunct his Moon!

    • This is not at all surprising. I wish I had more time to write about asteroids like this, it’s fun!

  32. Decided to read this article again. The transiting north node is about to cross my AC so the south node will be passing over my natal Merlin on my DC. It’s interesting that Merlin seemed to be a bit of a hermit going away into hiding. I had a tarot reading once and the card for the past that came up was The Hermit. Certainly explain why I am always attracted to boys that always seem to be just on the fringe of society and those that just need help and love. ::rolls eyes::

  33. Merlin conjunct IC exact – Interesting, i left home and took many legal and illegal drugs to go into a altered state of reality and a bit of madness really which caused me to then have to return home, and over a year and a half i have nearly mastered basic astrology and the summary of astronomy, this is a wonderful definition of Merlin.

  34. I’m not as studied on Merlin…perhaps..but I see a theme of “overcoming the devil” in his symbolism. Having a demonic father, but having the fate of being baptised at birth, and walking a path of service, his downfall was caused by seeing with rose colored glasses..allowing his wish to be loved to cause him to fail to see the black hearted potential of his apprentice/love.

    I have Merlin conjunct my sun 1 deg, sextile Neptune in the first house…
    its Trine Algol, which in my case..my father has a triple scary moon, uranus and saturn conjunction on algol…So…I feel like I can relate..
    Also I have nearly recently been killed by people that I failed to see clearly how dark their heart was…and I have had this trouble my whole life…seeing a person’s higherself..so clearly that it fogs out their lower self in my perception..

    • I have never had any episode of indulging in drugs…mostly because I am so naturally psychic that I don’t need much..my life is very magical and full of noticing the perfect web of life..
      But I also see that Merlin was painted as MAD by those who saw him in that filter..I would invite people to see if THIS is a main theme of this asteroid placement. …also..inviting real enemies to appear because of shamanic or prayer abilities. My mother thinks I am “mad” because I don’t trust the newspapers, or doctors….(this is the theme). Misunderstood because of an ability to see the truth of things that others are blind too. People think I am bewitched because I don’t age…its just the magic of not eating the poison and crap that everyone else eats…but they think I have some occult secret for looking youthful.

      I should also mention my sun, is conj Pluto , Jupiter and uranus…and Merlin..
      I feel like I should be able to light a candle with my finger or something..

  35. The only problem with this interpretation is that the asteroid’s name is Merlin not Myrddin. It’s not possible to bypass the asteroid’s baptism, which gives it its powers, by invoking another narrative which corresponds to another name.

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