Anyone who is into astrology can tell you that it involves studying the movements of the planets, as well as their mythology and overall meaning; however, those aren’t the only celestial bodies we astrologers look to. For instance, there are asteroids, minor planets, and aspects that play a crucial role in a person’s birth chart. Of these more obscure reference points, Black Moon Lilith is the most mysterious and intoxicating.
Black Moon Lilith is the geometric point in the sky that marks the furthest point of the moon’s orbit around the earth. (Because the moon’s orbit is elliptical, it has two center points; one is the earth, and the other is Black Moon Lilith.) This dark void, which stays approximately nine months in each sign, embodies the very essence of the goddess Lilith. In an astrology chart, Black Moon Lilith represents a person’s primitive impulses and behavior in their rawest form. It reveals our repressed sexuality, together with what makes us feel most vulnerable; it expresses the dark side of one’s personality, buried deep in the subconscious realms of our psyche. Knowing where Black Moon Lilith is located in a birth chart can reveal information related to the shadow self, and can also determine possible hidden sexual fantasies and secret fetishes.
Lilith plays several roles in history, and there are multiple origin myths for her. She is most commonly depicted as a long-haired demon seductress who visits men in the middle of the night to feed off their sexual arousal. Some say she harms pregnant women and drinks the blood of newborn babies. As such, she’s been called the first vampire to wander the earth. This dark goddess symbolizes lust and carnal desire; she epitomizes all things taboo. They say she is utterly beautiful from her head to her navel, but from the navel down she is a flame of fire, in every sense of the word. The most common myth says that Lilith was Adam’s first wife. Both were made from the dust of the Earth, so Lilith assumed she was equal to Adam and thus refused to lie beneath him during sex. When Adam wouldn’t accept this, Lilith angrily left the Garden of Eden.
Knowing where Black Moon Lilith is located in a birth chart can reveal information related to the shadow self, and can also determine possible hidden sexual fantasies and secret fetishes.
The story of Lilith has evolved tremendously in the past century; in much contemporary writing, she is no longer portrayed as an evil, child-eating deity but rather as a feminist icon who stood proudly against male domination.
Have you found out your Black Moon Lilith sign yet? If not, you can do so here. Once you’ve done that, take a closer look at Lilith’s darkness and inhibited sexuality, according to your BML sign.
Lilith in Aries is completely dominated by impulse. She is fiercely competitive and independent. When crossed, she can be ruthlessly aggressive. Lilith in Aries wants it now or not at all; her bold audacity can sometimes become dangerous. As a karmic duty, those born with this astrological placement must learn to control their extreme passions. At her best, Lilith in Aries is a fearless leader.
In Taurus, Lilith is irresistible, to say the least. She is incredibly sensual, but her love for the finer things in life could be a bit over-the-top. Those with their Lilith in Taurus love sex and affection wholeheartedly, and will do almost anything for pleasure; hence, it is their karmic duty to control their sensuality and possessiveness. On a brighter note, Lilith in Taurus can be intoxicatingly charming.