The power of Black Moon Lilith can be awesome, but not everyone feels this naturally or easily. Some of you may feel cut off from your inner Black Moon Lilith. What astrology can show this?
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What is Black Moon Lilith in astrology?
Black Moon Lilith is the apogee of the Moon, so the furthest point in the Moon's orbit. There are two positions for Black Moon Lilith, Mean and True/Oscillating. Lilith's movement is super wonky, so the Mean position is the averaged out position while the True/Oscillating position is the exact position.
Black Moon Lilith ties to inner personal power, your ability to stand up and speak out, to fight back for what you know is right, to stick to what you believe, and to hold true to your self-respect. It also connects to sexual desires, complicated mothers, and witchiness.
How can you be cut off from Black Moon Lilith?
Some ways you may feel cut off from your natal Black Moon Lilith are if it's:
- in the 12th house
- conjunct Saturn
- in your North Node sign
When Black Moon Lilith is intercepted, this means the Zodiac sign your natal Lilith is located isn't on any of your house cusps, so the sign is contained within the house that falls in the previous sign. Interceptions are cut off energy, so this is probably the most obvious way Lilith is cut off to you.
Interceptions manifest subconsciously, so you may not realize when you're using Lilith's energy consciously, and may find it comes out when you're being guided by instinct instead of logic. There's almost always a subconscious blocks when it comes to interceptions, and removing that block and getting more in tune with your subconscious helps you access the energy, so that's what you need to do to access your Lilith.
When Black Moon Lilith is anaretic, this means it's at 29 degrees of any Zodiac sign. The anaretic degree is super high energy, but in the natal chart, it tends to either be a position that is overplayed or underplayed (and I find it's usually underplayed). When underplayed, that energy is largely ignored, and you may even be afraid of it.
Anaretic natal positions tend to tie to traumatic experiences or baggage, so that's what you need to work on to access your Black Moon Lilith. As you heal or let go, you can grow into your Lilith energy.
When Black Moon Lilith is located in your natal 12th house, this is the house of the hidden and the subconscious mind, so Lilith energy can play out subconsciously, or when you're alone or with those you know really well. On the outside, you may not seem like Lilith whatsoever, but behind the scenes or on your own, you can feel comfortable with it.
Like with interceptions, there may be a subconscious issue that needs to be worked on to access your Lilith more outwardly. But, you may actually feel that you don't really need to be more outward with it, and using Lilith quietly, on your own, or in the background can work for you.
When Black Moon Lilith is conjunct your natal Saturn, this means Lilith is aligned with your Saturn. Saturn is restrictive energy, and tends to limit whatever it's conjunct. When it's Lilith, that Lilith energy gets restricted, and you don't show it much at all.
In this case, you likely were prevented from using it growing up, and held back in many ways from taking your personal power. You may have had really strict parents, overbearing mentors, or had to stick to such rigid routines that it stifled this energy for you. Or, you may have had an experience where you stood up and spoke out, but were silenced, ignored, or blamed.
Saturn is the planet of lessons, so there's probably a lesson you have to learn regarding Lilith. The specific lesson may be more obvious to you (if you're not aware of it) during your first and second Saturn Returns (when Saturn returns to the exact same position it was at when you were born). You may also find you become more comfortable with your Lilith energy as you get older.
When Black Moon Lilith is in your North Node sign, this means Lilith is paired up with your North Node. The North Node is part of the Lunar Nodes (the points in the Moon's orbit where the Moon crosses the ecliptic), and the North Node shows your potential and purpose in this life. But, it's new, unfamiliar energy, so we tend to shy away from it, especially when young, and have to work on developing it over time.
Because of this, if you have Black Moon Lilith in your North Node sign, you may shy away from it, especially when young. It may feel too uncomfortable for you when you try to, but you have to push through the discomfort and allow yourself to use your Lilith energy. Eventually, when you do develop your Lilith energy, it's actually a great thing that helps you find your purpose and use your potential.
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
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
When you want to dive further into understanding Black Moon Lilith both in your natal chart and in prediction, go grab the Soul Astrology Masterclass! It covers Lilith (as well as the Lunar Nodes & Chiron)