Lilith is one of the oldest known female spirits of the world and her myths reveal a very dark side to her nature. Her astrological energy is that of anger, disruption, and seduction. She's your shadow self that brings on negative karma and personal trials. Black Moon Lilith demands that you explore the skeletons in your closet.
What Is Black Moon Lilith?
There are multiple Liliths in astrology. However, Black Moon Lilith is the Lilith most commonly used. Black Moon Lilith is not a planet; she's a mathematical point between the Earth and the Lunar apogee. Black Moon Lilith is a dark cosmic void; an empty space; a dark closet.
Who is Lilith?
In the Greco-Roman pantheon, Lilith was part of the Lamia, a group of female vampires. Other myths say she is the daughter of Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft, in this guise, she has become associated with magic in modern witchcraft. She's also in the book of Isaiah and the Dead Sea Scrolls among "destroying angels," "spirits of the bastards," and "goat-demons." Almost all myths about Lilith are dark, but they do vary.
Lilith Was the First Female
Genesis 1 & 2 in the Christian Bible tell very different creation stories. Although her name is not written, many say Lilith was the first female who was created equal to her male counterpart (Genesis 1). The story is that when Lilith refused to take the submissive role in sex she was cast out of Eden. Which means that Lilith disrupted the male/female power dynamic by becoming the first woman to leave "paradise" rather than submit to a man.
Black Moon Lilith Represents
Lilith represents the awakening of your repressed rage or wild sexuality that is desperately seeking acknowledgment. Lilith can be:
- The hidden, powerful, and instinctive feminine sexuality within you
- The rejected, traumatized, and wounded parts of you as well as your darker behaviors, patterns, and tendencies
- The voice within you that demands equality in all situations and will not settle for anything less
- That part of you that will not compromise if it means denying your essential values, beliefs, or ideals
- Strength, courage, passion, and taking a stand for independence and freedom from tyranny
- The unapologetically powerful and sexual energy that lays dormant in many women
Finding Lilith in You Birth Chart
All online birth chart calculators don't include Black Moon Lillith. To get a birth chart that does show your Lilith placement go to AstroSeek and calculate your free horoscope. Then look for the astrological glyph used for Lilith, a black crescent underpinned by a cross that resembles an upraised hand.
Black Moon Lilith Through the Signs
Lilith is worth exploring because she's your primitive impulses and behaviors in their rawest form. She's the darkest aspect of your personality, that's buried deep in your subconscious. Lilith, at her worst, can express the darkest aspects of the astrological sign she occupies.
Working With Lilith
As you read these sign descriptions ask yourself, "What about my childhood or past lives could have led to this negative behavior?" and "What am I angry about?" Often when you name something, understand and become consciously aware of the negative potential it loses its power over you and you can use the energy in a positive way.
Lilith in Aries
Lilith in Aries is competitive, has a fierce temper, and an uncontrollable force. She wants to concur, create, and break old standards. She rushes in "where angels fear to tread," and the results are often devastating. LeBron James has Black Moon Lilith in Aries.
Lilith in Taurus
In Taurus, Lilith is lustful, self-indulgent, and an unapologetic hedonist. She has a voracious appetite for sex, money, food, and all the pleasures of the material world. When her desires are not fulfilled, she's capable of extreme rage. Kanye West has Black Moon Lilith in Taurus.
Lilith in Gemini
In Gemini, Lilith is petty, childish, and virtually unstoppable. She's a gossip who changes what she hears to suit herself and wickedly passes untruths along. When angered, she can be just as wicked in what she says. Kendall Jenner has Black Moon Lilith in Gemini.
Lilith in Cancer
In Cancer, Lilith becomes the dark mother goddess Kali Ma, the ultimate feminist who rages and demands liberation from the traditional female role as mother caregiver and nurturer. RuPaul has Black Moon Lilith in Cancer.
Lilith in Leo
Lilith in Leo is prideful, vain, self-centered, selfish, and only seeks to magnify herself. Lilith in Leo has an otherworldly charm that she uses to manipulate others to her advantage. Rihanna has Black Moon Lilith in Leo.
Lilith in Virgo
In Virgo, Lilith takes Virgo's obsession with perfection to new heights. Here, Lilith has a fragile self-image, takes a vow of purity, suppresses her sexual instincts. The Dalai Lama has Black Moon Lilith in Virgo.
Lilith in Libra
In Libra, Lilith is both desirable as a mate but individuated enough to have her own life. Here Lilith rages against the independent demoness energy that defines her and creates problems in her relationships. Kim Kardashian has Black Moon Lilith in Libra.
Lilith in Scorpio
In Scorpio, Lilith feels happy and at home. Scorpio gives her the freedom to explore sex, death, and other taboos. Plus, she has amplified powers of seduction, business acumen, and psychic abilities. Taylor Swift has Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio.
Lilith in Sagittarius
In Sagittarius, Lilith believes her truth is the only truth and rejects religions and laws. She's not afraid of excesses and will do or say anything. She'll flat out lie, and when she gets called out, she'll lie about lying. Donald Trump has Black Moon Lilith Sagittarius.
Lilith in Capricorn
In Capricorn, Lilith is greedy and insatiable when it comes to success and social status. Whether it's in the bedroom or the boardroom, she's looking at it as an investment. Tyra Banks has Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn.
Lilith in Aquarius
In Aquarius, Lilith desire freedom at all cost, even if it results in ridicule. She's distant, almost alien and bored by conventional gender assignments in sexuality and romance. Amy Winehouse had Black Moon Lilith in Aquarius.
Lilith in Pisces
Lilith in Pisces is astounding naïve when it comes to love and she often has a chaotic love life. Pain represents a kind of pleasure for her and she can be drawn to abusive partners or be an abusive partner. Tina Turner has Black Moon Lilith Pisces.
Lilith Fair's Namesake
In more recent times Lilith was the namesake of "Lilith Fair," a music festival that smashed the glass ceiling by featuring all-female singers and musicians. Lilith Fair was co-founded by Sarah McLachlan.
Naming Lilith Fair
Sarah became angry at promoters who refused to feature two female singers or musicians in a row during touring concerts and decided to do something. Her anger gave birth to the Lilith Fair and she named it in honor of the Lilith of Hebrew lore that says Lilith was Adam's first wife who would not lie beneath him, because she was his equal.
Sarah McLachlan's Lillith
Sarah McLachlan's birth chart has Lilith in Taurus in a square aspect to her Sun in Aquarius. With her egalitarian Sun challenging her Lilith in Taurus, you just know that female singers and musicians being excluded and marginalized by the music industry awakened her repressed rage and she did something about it. Sarah cared little that concert promoter's resisted the idea of Lilith Fair; she desired it, fought for it, organized it, and made the Lilith Fair tours happen.
Lilith in Synastry
Knowing your partner's Lilith sign can reveal their secret desires and potential sexual hang-ups. Lilith is where everyone's fetishes, kinks, and fantasies, as well as their rage, originates. However, in astrological compatibility (Synastry), when another person's planet or point touches your Black Moon Lilith or vice versa you'll be lured in, so tread with caution. Lilith draws partners together who are soulmates with serious problems to work out, which leads to not just passion, but also rage and anger.
Lilith has a 9-year orbit which means she spends nine months in each astrological sign. During her 9-year orbit, Black Moon Lilith transits every planet and house of your natal chart. Wherever Lilith is transiting in your birth chart, feelings you've repressed will come tumbling out of the closet and you can experience emotional pain, frustration, rage, or even abuse. Generally, you'll have to face the darkness within and do some serious letting go.
Your Darkest Feelings
Black Moon Lilith loves to provoke and has a fierce, perverse sense of humor. She's the disrupter. She's the seductress. She's the liberator who challenges sexual norms. For better or worse, if you have a strong Lilith placement in your birth chart, she can painfully disrupt, but also spice up your life.