Yes everyone, there is an asteroid Magdalena – a.k.a. Magdalene aka the Mary Magdalene.
She is asteroid number 318 and you can go flip her into your chart via the amazing asteroid options on Astrodienst.
WHAT does it mean? Well, extrapolating from myth, poetry, magic and all I would be saying Asteroid Magdalene had something to do with the Divine Feminine, yes?
I’m completely thrilled to find my Magdalena conjunct Lilith, lol!
Mary Magdalene and her relationship with Jesus Christ was obviously a huge theme of the mega-selling (and astrology-riddled) Da Vinci Code, she has her own Gospel and lately she’s morphed into a super-heroine.
Obviously we never weight asteroids so heavily as – say – a hefty Venus-Pluto-Moon conjunction BUT just for kicks, go check out Asteroid 318 Magdalena (if you don’t know, the regular people here in the comments will be helpful, i know it) and see if she is doing anything in your chart.
I’d expect to find a prominent Magdalena in people who HAD strong ties to a traditional church, perhaps even worshipped devoutly as children or felt a connection to Christ but whom moved away from that.
Mary Magdalene – like our Lilith – evokes strong Madonna-Whore dichotomy, don’t you think?