In Judeo-Christian mythology, Lilith was Adam’s first wife, created at the same time he was, although some alternative texts have her being created first, on the fifth day. She left Adam because she refused to be subservient to him. She left Eden after she coupled with archangel Samael. Lilith was originally a Sumerian/Babylonian/Hebrew goddess of childbirth, children, women, and sexuality. When the rise of patriarchal Christianity took hold, she was demonized. Alas, many of the old goddesses suffered a similar fate.
Astrologically, The Dark Moon Lilith is represented by a specific point in the Moon’s orbit, not a physical object. It is when the Moon is at its farthest point from the Earth. She moves 40 degrees 40 minutes a year, that’s about 3 degrees and 23 minutes per month. It takes 9 years for her to pass through the whole Zodiac. There is also an asteroid named Lilith. Not the same goddess. The Dark Moon Lilith, or Black Moon Lilith as she is sometimes called is too mysterious and obscure for a physical presence. She is the deeper side of the feminine, the wild, free, sensual being that society and religion shun. She is subservient to no one and revels in the pleasure she can give and receive.
The Dark Moon Lilith’s relationship with the other planets in your chart speak volumes about us. Especially her relationship to Saturn.
In my never-to-be-humble opinion, only opposites and conjunctions carry a lot of weight in a natal chart when it comes to DM Lilith. However, an exact square can also be troublesome. Where DM Lilith is found shows the area of life where it is wise to take step back from emotional involvement and learn to lighten-up, be less serious, and let go of strict adherence to rules. Be a little wild and free. Continue reading