Black Moon Lilith is about to exit Gemini, where it's been since July 2021, and move into water sign Cancer. How does this impact us?
What is Black Moon Lilith?
First, let's review what Black Moon Lilith is. It's the apogee, or highest point, of the Moon, or the farthest point away the Moon is from Earth in the Moon's orbit.
There are two positions for Black Moon Lilith, Mean and True/Oscillating. The movement of Lilith is really wonky, so the True/Oscillating is the exact position while the Mean is the averaged out position. You can assess both in the natal chart (thought True/Oscillating tends to have more weight for most of us).
Mean Lilith is much easier to follow for transits. The standard ephemeris on astro.com includes Mean Black Moon Lilith.
Black Moon Lilith shows where we speak out, stand up, and hold firm. Lilith was Adam's first wife, and she stood up for herself to Adam in the Garden of Eden, even when it meant getting thrown out! Lilith knew her power and worth, being equal to Adam.
Transit Black Moon Lilith can bring this out in all of us in general with the sign it's touring and aspects it makes to the other planets (and personally in the natal house is tours for you and aspects it makes to your natal chart).
Black Moon Lilith in Cancer Dates:
Impact of Black Moon Lilith in Cancer:
Black Moon Lilith leaves outspoken Gemini, the sign it's argued to rule, and moves into quieter Cancer. Cancer is emotional energy, so Lilith in Cancer speaks up when it's emotionally inspired to do so. We may become super emotionally invested in whatever we're taking a stand with, and identify with it strongly. This has the danger of becoming subjective though, so we have to make sure we're not getting lost in the weeds and avoiding the big picture.
Cancer rules the home and family, so we may be much more concerned about issues impacting our homes and families. We may be more protective of our homes and families, while at the same time, we may find there's a lot more infighting. Broadly speaking, there may be a rise in nationalism.
Cancer rules foundations, the basics, and roots, so Black Moon Lilith in Cancer might help us get back to basics with what we're passionate about taking a stand with, and we can focus on the foundation to make it stronger. There's no point in working so hard to build something up if it's foundation is so shaky it collapses on itself eventually.
Aspects by Black Moon Lilith in Cancer:
I've noticed that the most important aspects that transit Lilith makes are conjunctions, and Lilith will conjunct the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Ceres in Cancer.
First up, on May 26th, Black Moon Lilith will conjunct both the Sun and Ceres. Same day! With all three at 5 degrees Cancer. This can greatly increase the nurturing, supportive energy since the Sun is generous and Ceres is nurturing. We may be extra focused on helping others in some way, and there may be something in general about helping families financially.
Then Black Moon Lilith conjuncts Mercury on July 9th at 9 degrees Cancer. This can help us to speak up, be more expressive, and feel comfortable with doing so. We can make quick progress with whatever we want to have an impact on, and can work on short-term plans or come up with new ideas.
Finally, Black Moon Lilith conjuncts Venus on July 27th at 11 degrees Cancer. This brings easier energy for taking a stand, and we can win people over with charm and grace. We can be more concerned about others, and can work with others to make progress with our causes.
There is also a new moon on June 28th in Cancer that is conjunct transit Black Moon Lilith. This can bring great energy for speaking up about what we're focused on emotionally, and we may be extra motivated to take a stand.
The last time Black Moon Lilith was in Cancer was June 2013 to March 2014, so you can look back to that time to get an idea of the impact now for you. What were you focused on standing up with and speaking out with back then?
Special note if you have natal Black Moon Lilith in Cancer: You will experience your Black Moon Lilith Return, which occurs when transit Black Moon Lilith conjuncts your natal Black Moon Lilith. There can be lessons that open you up more to speaking out and standing up, and you can become more aware of what you've been held back with and need to fight against. This can be a good time to get in tune with your inner Lilith.
Suggested Reading: The Black Moon Lilith Series:
That Dark Lady, Lilith
Intro to Black Moon Lilith
Lilith the Witch
Transit Black Moon Lilith
Black Moon Lilith & Love Astrology
Prominent Natal Black Moon Lilith
When You're Cut Off From Black Moon Lilith
Houses Ruled by Black Moon Lilith