Black Moon Lilith is on the move, exiting fire sign Leo and moving into earth sign Virgo in early October, to stay until late June 2024. What does this mean?
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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 (that's also what's used for the monthly worksheet).
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 Virgo Dates:
Impact of Black Moon Lilith in Virgo:
Black Moon Lilith in Leo has been loud and proud. Leo is a fiery fire sign, and wants to get attention for what it's doing, so we've likely been getting more attention for what we've been standing up with. Virgo quiets this down, and we need to think it through first.
With Black Moon Lilith in Virgo, we're not loud at all, and instead, we take our time with gathering information and facts and evidence. We want this to help us feel more secure and confident in what we believe, and once we are, we can pursue taking a stand, but in a quiet way. We may be methodical, or find small ways to speak up and stand up that don't feel too big but can add up over the course of this transit.
With Virgo ruling work and work environments, we may see more people taking a stand for worker's rights, improved working conditions, and we can make more demands. We know our value, and we can fight for it.
Virgo is also the ruler of health, so we may see more speaking up around health issues and standing up for greater access, equity, or fairness. And Virgo is ruler of pets (and small animals overall), so we may also stand up more for animals.
Aspects by Black Moon Lilith in Virgo:
I've noticed that the most important aspects that transit Lilith makes are conjunctions, but Lilith will only conjunct one planet in Virgo, and that's Venus on October 9th 2023 at 0 degrees. This actually started with Venus in Leo, which conjuncted Lilith in Leo twice, first before turning retrograde and then once during Venus retrograde in August. This final conjunction might tie in, and we may see some relationship issues or developments are finished, finalized, or culminate now. At the very start of a new sign, this may mean we're moving into a new focus or new phase with the relationship, and ready to move on.
At the same time, Black Moon Lilith will oppose Saturn in Pisces on October 11th 2023, also at 0 degrees. Saturn restricts, so we may feel like we have less options available to us to be able to take a stand or speak up, to defend our beliefs, or to know our worth. We may be insecure about something, and this needs to be addressed in order to move through. We have to be smart with how we speak up, do our homework first, and make sure we're doing this for the right reasons and in the right way, otherwise Saturn might punish us.
Black Moon Lilith will also oppose Neptune in Pisces on June 28th 2024, just before exiting Virgo, and this comes at a sensitive position with both at 29 degrees. There are 30 degrees in every Zodiac sign, and the last degree is 29 degrees, called the anaretic degree. This is a position of supercharged energy, and can be crisis energy in transit. Lilith is anaretic in Virgo June 20th - 29th 2024, and is essentially opposite Neptune the entire time as Neptune is also anaretic.
This is crazy strong energy! But with mutable signs Virgo and Pisces, it might be difficult to get a grip on. Things might be flowing in such a strong way that we can't really stop it, and instead, we have to be flexible and go with the flow instead of trying to force it. I'm a little worried about rising ocean waters and temperatures, as well as bad water events (major hurricanes, tsunamis, poisoned water, etc.).
The last time Black Moon Lilith was in Virgo was November 2014 to August 2015, 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 Virgo: 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:
Intro to Black Moon Lilith
Lilith the Witch
Transit Black Moon Lilith
Black Moon Lilith & Love Astrology
Black Moon Lilith in Cancer: April 2022 - January 2023
Prominent Natal Black Moon Lilith
When You're Cut Off From Black Moon Lilith
Houses Ruled by Black Moon Lilith
Black Moon Lilith in the Zodiac Signs
Progressions & Black Moon Lilith