Lilith is an interesting point in astrology. Much of the stories around her are pretty horrible (a wild baby stealer, oh my! that's like a Lifetime movie). Of course, those stories come from a time when they were designed to be used as an excuse to keep women from having any rights. But this has evolved over time (and hopefully continues to evolve more!) so that now, Lilith isn't seen quite so negatively (for the most part). This allows us to embrace Lilith in her many forms, including as the witch.
What is Black Moon Lilith?
Black Moon Lilith is the apogee of the Moon, so it's not an actual physical point. Though there is a physical point in asteroid Lilith (number 1181 on astro.com), and there is another non-physical point in Waldemath Moon (also called Dark Moon Lilith; some people get this position and Black Moon Lilith confused, but they are two different points, albeit linked to the same Lilith). You can read about the 3 Lilith's HERE.
What does Lilith mean in astrology?
Lilith means a variety of different things astrologically, from having challenging relationships with the mother to being a rebel feminist to your psychosexual nature. You can read about the different things Lilith rules HERE.
What we're going to focus on today is how Lilith is tied to witches. Lilith is essentially the original witch. In the old texts, Lilith translates to night hag, which is derived from the Old English word meaning witch. Of course, Lilith was a think-for-yourself type of lady, so we can't be surprised that she's be linked to being a witch!
But Lilith is also tied to a hidden inner power within us, so it's not just 'witchy in the hatred of women kind of way. It's also 'witchy' in the, you have the power inside of you, kind of way! Inside of each of us lies the power, and it may be through your own Lilith.
Check out this article on the history of witchy Lilith by astrologer Allison Gunn.
Lilith the Witch by Sign
Your inner witch may be different depending on the placement of your natal Lilith. Lilith in Scorpio is pretty much the ultimate witch - it's super strong in you, and you can be a powerful witchy force! In the other two water sign of Cancer and Pisces, Lilith gives you strong intuitive energy, especially emotionally. The water signs are the emotional signs, so your emotional intuition can guide you.
If your natal Lilith is in an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), this can help you connect more to the earth god/dess within. Like Adam, Lilith was made from the Earth, so having Lilith in an earth sign helps you identify with your earthy qualities, and your inner witch may be one that can connect with the elements, nature, and is a grounded, sensual energy.
If your natal Lilith is in a fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), you may have a lighter, more enthusiastic inner witch. You may be drawn to the power of fire, and your own inner fire may run strong and serve as energy you can draw from to find your own witchy powers.
If your natal Lilith is in an air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), this can bring power to your words. You can be an excellent writer of spells, and even those who don't use witchcraft may find that you can put others under your spell through your words. Your power is in your mind, and your inner witch is always pondering.
What does having a prominent Lilith mean for witchy-ness?
If Lilith is especially important in your natal chart (like conjunct a personal planet, angle, or your Lunar Nodes), then you may feel a strong connection to the witch, the power, inside of you. I find many super mystical people tend to have strong Lilith energy in their charts. You may be cast out in some ways for it (like Lilith), and have to take a stand and fight for yourself (also like Lilith).
If Lilith isn't especially dominant in your natal chart, it can be activated with progressions and transits. Your progressed planets may conjunct (align with) or transit planets may aspect your natal Lilith and trigger the energy. You can also follow transit Black Moon Lilith and can feel the energy strong with Lilith is conjunct one of your planets (and touching the various aspects of life riled by the houses as she tours your natal houses). The witch inside of you can come out in ways you never thought of ;)
Suggested Reading: The Black Moon Lilith series:
That Dark Lady, Lilith
Intro to Black Moon Lilith
Transit Black Moon Lilith
Black Moon Lilith & Love Astrology
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