I published an article on Lilith some time ago that has been super popular, yet it's very basic, so I decided to write another article going into Lilith more since it seems many are interested in this position. So let's dive in!
Who is Lilith?
To understand Lilith, you need to understand the mythology. Lilith was the original woman in the Garden of Eden, Adam's first wife. She didn't want to be sexually submissive, so she was cast out and replaced by Eve. Since Eve was made from Adam, she had to be submissive. No surprise she ate that apple from the Tree of Knowledge - she couldn't think for herself!
So basically, Adam was a dumbass, not very woke and super self-entitled (at least that's what we can think now!). Poor Eve had no chance being made from said dumbass. Of course she was going to eat that apple. If Adam hadn't been an idiot and kept Lilith around, that wouldn't have happened.
I feel like the whole point of the story has been missed for so many centuries. It's been used as a way to show women are too stupid to think for themselves, but what it REALLY shows is that when a woman isn't allowed to think for herself, it all goes to Hell (literally). Eve wasn't allowed to be able to think for herself because she was made from Adam. She was designed that way. But Lilith wasn't! So of course Lilith stood up to Adam. She had no dumbass in her DNA!
What does Black Moon Lilith represent in astrology?
In astrology, Black Moon Lilith represents a variety of things. You'll quite often see Black Moon Lilith tied to sexual desires. This is from the part of the mythology where Lilith pushed back from not wanting to be sexually submissive, as well as some myths that show her as a succubus (sex demon). Really, Lilith is a sexually independent position astrologically. While having a prominent Black Moon Lilith can make you a more sexual person, it's not necessarily in the same way as say, Eros (asteroid of sex) or Pluto (ruler of sexuality). It's not having a super sex drive, it's not wanting to have lots of sexual partners, it's not being super sexually intense (depending on other placements, anyway). It's more of a, this is what I know I want and I don't want to be made to do anything I don't want, kind of thing. It can give a certain amount of sexual confidence and assertiveness. Remember, Lilith knew what she wanted (to be equal) and didn't want to be forced into what she didn't want (to be sexually submissive). This can also play out not just sexually, but with the areas of life ruled by the house and sign your natal Lilith is located. With these areas, you may know what you want and what you don't, and don't want to be forced into anything.
In practice, I've seen prominent and challenged natal Black Moon Lilith's also tend to have, shall we say, difficult relationships with their mothers. What happened to Lilith after being cast out varies in myths, but one of the most common is that she went nuts and killed babies (they sure had some very negative views of women!). I think it's really just representing the challenging relationship with the mother. Some of us have wonderful mothers and we love them to pieces; and some of us have Mommy Dearest. With challenged Black Moon Lilith, it tends to be abusive, dominating, controlling mother energy (rather than distant, neglectful, more Saturn stuff). There can also be a degree of your mother feeling threatened by you or competing with you (as Lilith was ousted and another replaced her).
Black Moon Lilith is also one of the witches in astrology. Apparently in the old texts, Lilith translates to night hag (which is derived from the Old English word meaning witch), so having a strong Lilith can show you're someone with strong mystical energy. Like Adam, Lilith was made from the Earth, so Lilith may give strong connections to the Earth, giving you access to the natural powers of the Earth. This energy can be scary when you're not ready for it, still need to mature, and are in challenging environments. But it's part of what can give you a great deal of power in life.
Which brings me to my favorite astrological representation for Lilith - a hidden inner power within us all that gives us the ability to stand up for ourselves, to speak up, and to not be quiet. Not be submissive. Not be ignored! This is often found by the sign and house placement in your natal chart of your Black Moon Lilith. For those with a strong Black Moon Lilith in the natal chart, you may end up having to undergo some of the Lilith transformation in your life before you can access the power (refusing to be forced to do what you don't want, fleeing from situations, being isolated, living with the anger/grief/fear, and then emerging). Embrace your inner Lilith!
Suggested Reading: The Black Moon Lilith series:
That Dark Lady, Lilith
Lilith the Witch
Transit Black Moon Lilith
Black Moon Lilith & Love Astrology
June's new moon comes on the 3rd (6:02AM ET) in airy Gemini. Gemini new moons are great for lots of new ideas, coming up with new plans, gathering information, and sharing what we know. We can put a spotlight on what we know, what we share, and certain ideas and plans. We can get excited by them, but have to make sure we see things through if we take action with any of them.
We may want to be more positive, not wanting to focus too much on the negative, and instead look for options, possibilities, and try to think our way out. Our minds can be more active, and we may want to share with one another more, getting advice and opinions. We can freely share our own opinions, and try to be more open. And we can enjoy ourselves a little, and have a little fun.
We can keep ourselves busy, wanting to use up the extra mental energy we have, and can fill up our schedules with plenty to do. We can enjoy being around others and the mental stimulation company can provide.
This new moon occurs at 12 degrees 33 minutes Gemini. The aspects made to the new moon are:
Conjunction: 10 degrees 33 minutes - 14 degrees 33 minutes Gemini
Sextile: 10 degrees 33 minutes - 14 degrees 33 minutes Aries or Leo
Square: 10 degrees 33 minutes - 14 degrees 33 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 10 degrees 33 minutes - 14 degrees 33 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Opposition: 10 degrees 33 minutes - 14 degrees 33 minutes Sagittarius
The full moon for June comes on the 17th (4:31AM ET) in fire sign Sagittarius. Sagittarius full moons tend to be lighter full moons, and we don't want to be overly serious. We can continue with a brighter outlook, and avoid getting into anything dark. We can look for the silver lining, but need to make sure we're not avoiding something we need to be paying attention to.
We can be more defensive of our beliefs, feeling emotionally connected to them, and stand up for what we believe. This can bring out some extra combative energy, so we have to work on maintaining an open mind and hearing one another.
We may need to watch what we say since we can stick our foots in our mouths at certain points, and some may be prone to overstating, inflating, boasting, and skirting. Stay in the truth!
Space is something we may need more of with this full moon, time to ourselves to do whatever we want without strings and responsibilities. That may not be fully possible, but a moment just for ourselves could do some good.
This full moon occurs at 25 degrees 53 minutes Sagittarius. The aspects made to the full moon are:
Conjunction: 23 degrees 53 minutes - 27 degrees 53 minutes Sagittarius
Sextile: 23 degrees 53 minutes - 27 degrees 53 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Square: 23 degrees 53 minutes - 27 degrees 53 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 23 degrees 53 minutes - 27 degrees 53 minutes Aries or Leo
Opposition: 23 degrees 53 minutes - 27 degrees 53 minutes Gemini
Suggested Reading: New & Full Moons page for interpretations
The water signs in astrology are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. This trio of signs are governed by the element of water, which is an important energy in their lives and personalities. Water signs tend to be emotional, intuitive, and nurturing; they can also be overly sensitive, subjective, and irrational.
Water Signs and Love
In love, the water signs in astrology bring this emotional energy with them, and they're not usually too happy with just dating because of this. They prefer the safe space within relationships to express what they're feeling and feel supported by you. They can fall in love fast, and have a hard time falling out of love. Pisces can be the most sensitive of the trio, and needs some healthy boundaries so they don't get lost in relationships. Cancer can be super nurturing of those they love, cheerleading you through every triumph. Scorpio can take the longest to fall, but falls the hardest and strongest, loyal to a fault at times.
The water signs in astrology want and need relationships. They need people in their lives who help soothe them emotionally and make them feel safe. When they have that, they can stick by you no matter what. When they don't feel safe, they tend to go off of the rails. Scorpio may try to hide it, but they can become the most pessimistic and sour without some healthy love in their life. Cancer may be the most open, but can also be the best self-soother of the group, so they may be able to hold out longer. Pisces is so in tune with the subtle energies all around them that they may use that as their partner while single.
When it comes to romance, the water signs can be incredibly romantic, even dark Scorpio! Given they're so in tune with their emotions, they love sappy romantic gestures and appreciate affection, even yearn for it. They can go without romance, but it won't be a good thing for them for too long. They need someone who can spice things up sometimes since they might avoid it.
When it comes to passion, the water signs can be full of it, but it's channeled through their emotions. If they don't feel the emotional connection with you, then they won't get fully revved up. They may try, but to no avail. They want intimacy to be full of emotional connection, first and foremost. Casual flings won't satisfy them fully. And when they're feeling off emotionally, this may impact their desire, even though it may have nothing to do with you.
Coming out of a relationship, the water signs in astrology can have a supremely difficult time. Perhaps the hardest! It's because they fall so hard and let themselves get so emotionally invested. Even if it doesn't appear so on the outside, they may feel like the world has flipped upside-down after a breakup. They need to do a better job of guarding themselves emotionally so they aren't so thrown. Healthy boundaries can do them a world of good. Pisces can get the most invested and lose themselves with others, however they can also be the most prone to cheating since they can get lost in the imagination of it all. But they'll also be the most likely to forgive you of it. Cancer can shut themselves off from others when they've had their heart broken, and can keep themselves alone for a long time. Scorpio can have it the hardest given their loyalty, but it may come out as rage and hatred toward you.
If you end up with a water sign in love, this can be someone you share a deep emotional bond with, who you know will be loyal and have your back, and who supports you through all of life's trials.
Suggested Reading: The articles on the fire signs in love, the earth signs in love, and the air signs in love
The air signs in astrology are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. This trio of signs are governed by the element of air, which is a prevailing energy in their lives and personalities. Air signs tend to be intellectual, sociable, and engaging; they can also be scattered, flighty, and superficial.
Air Signs and Love
In love, the air signs in astrology bring this intellectual airy energy with them, and they tend to enjoy both dating and being in relationships. They can find someone new fairly quickly with their charm and social abilities, and more than anything, they want someone to talk to and stimulate their mind. Gemini has endless curiosity they want you to match, while Libra has a pleasant way for communicating and doesn't want big fights, and Aquarius can open you up to brand new perspectives you never would've thought of.
The air signs in astrology can be comfortable single and committed. Either way works fine, what's most important to them is that they find an equal partner they feel connected to intellectually. Gemini can be the one who likes to date the most, but has a surprisingly loyal side to them once they find someone they respect intellectually. Libra is the sign of commitment so is the most apt to commit of the air signs, but wants interdependent relationships. Aquarius is the most likely to just be alone, not date or commit, until they find someone that intrigues them endlessly.
When it comes to romance, the air signs can have a good appreciation for it, but they generally want to be romanced rather than do it themselves. They take a more head-y approach to romance, so they may write love letters or poetry or songs for someone they adore. While they do appreciate romance, they can do just as well hanging out in a quiet restaurant talking for hours.
When it comes to passion, the air signs can seem very cool on the outside. It can take a lot to really rev them up. Being the intellectual signs, talking can be their foreplay! You want to turn them on? Talk to them! (even talk dirty!) The air signs wants passion to not just be physical, but mental as well. If they don't feel turned on by you mentally, they're not really interested.
Coming out of a relationship, the air signs in astrology can have an easy time. They rarely have a shortage of potential suitors, and rarely have a hard time finding someone new. Because of their intellectual approach, they can guard themselves emotionally by keeping a cool distance to protect themselves. When you really want an air sign, you need to get them to open up emotionally. Sometimes, when they are hurt after a breakup, they will jump into something fast with someone else to either try to forget about you or try to hurt you. But most often, if they're really into you, they may just cut themselves off emotionally from someone else for a long time.
If you end up with an air sign in love, this can be someone you can share your visions of life with, who you can talk with about anything, and who can keep life interesting, varied, and open up new worlds for you.
Suggested Reading: The articles on the fire signs in love, earth signs in love, and water signs in love
The earth signs in astrology are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. This trio of signs are governed by the element of earth, which is a dominant energy in their lives and personalities. Earth signs tend to be practical, grounded, focused, and hard-working; they can also be stubborn, pessimistic, and avoid change.
Earth Signs and Love
In love, the earth signs in astrology bring this practical earthy energy with them, and tend to be the ones that are more willing the commit. Aimless dating usually doesn't fit these signs too well, and they want to find someone compatible, but won't rush too fast, willing to take their time. Taurus can take the longest, needing some certainty first, while Virgo usually wants you to make the first move, and Capricorn tends to have a list of what they want in someone.
In spite of often taking longer to move into a relationship, the earth signs in astrology can be quicker to commit. They're not so scared of that idea, and feel it can be a practical thing to do. They don't care too much for anything too wild, so committing helps them to secure their lives. As a fixed sign, Taurus can be the most loyal - stubbornly so sometimes! Virgo needs some assurance that you reciprocate and will show them the same kind of loyalty, otherwise they may become anxious (and the neurotic Virgo comes in!). Capricorn just may need to work on balancing their dedication to their endeavors with their dedication to you.
When it comes to romance, the earth signs in astrology tend to opt for more subtle gestures, and usually don't go for anything too flashy. Taurus and Virgo in particular may find that to be too much. Capricorn may go for it more, but if it's too over the top, they may think you're overcompensating for something. The little things can go a long way with the earth signs.
When it comes to passion, the earth signs are usually the ones that are difficult to get going, but once they do, they can be surprisingly passionate. You may need to instigate things and it may take a little time to get them interested, but block out some time when you get them going! Don't mistake them not jumping into physical intimacy quickly as them not being interested in you though. They just need more time.
Coming out of a relationship, the earth signs in astrology can have a hard time. Because they can be so loyal, they may not let go quickly. They just won't show it too much on the outside since they're not the biggest fans of outward emotional displays, so they may seem like they don't care on the outside, but they're a total mess inside. Taurus may be more obvious because rage may come out! Virgo may seem more anxious, while Capricorn tries to play it as cool as possible, wanting to give the appearance of not caring when they actually do.
If you end up with an earth sign in love, this can be someone who helps you feel you're on more solid ground in life, who you generally don't have to worry about straying, and who can be a rock for you emotionally.
Suggested Reading: The articles on the fire signs in love, air signs in love, and water signs in love
Mars Retrograde in Aries: September - November 2020
Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio & Libra: October - November 2020
Anaretic Saturn in Capricorn
Jupiter Conjunct Pluto 2020
Saturn Conjunct Pluto 2020
October 2020 New & Full Moons
August 2020 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Capricorn: December 2019 - December 2020
Saturn in Aquarius: March - July 2020, December 2020 - March 2023
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026