Black Moon Lilith
Black Moon Lilith is a mysterious Astrological point which is not easy to put ones finger on. The Astronomy in simplistic terms, the BML is the Moons furthest point in its orbit around earth. The Moons orbit is elliptical and therefore its path around the Earth each month has two distinct points. One point in the orbit is the closest distance to earth, called the Perigee and the furthest point in the orbit, called the Apogee. It is important that one works with the True and oscillating Lilith point rather than the “mean Lilith” calculation to achieve an accurate representation of any aspects to other planets.
The Astrological and psychological descriptive meanings of Black Moon Lilith can refer to various cultural mythologies pertaining to somewhat darker references of life. Some myths describe how there is a crisis during the creative beginnings of life on Earth in the Garden of Eden. Apparently Adam’s first wife was Lilith and that didn’t go very well.
In essence however the Black Moon Lilith point describes a part of personality that is not only outside of one’s awareness but buried deep in the subconscious realms of the psyche. Like Adam and Lilith in the creative beginnings, there are signs that Lilith has her place in early developmental life. Although “Lilith” in personality is described as repressed, “she” becomes overtly active in thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
The Planetary aspects to Black Moon Lilith are strongest when Conjunctions within a few degrees are noted. Each planet connected to Lilith will have both creative and destructive descriptions which mainly relate to personality and behaviours. Perhaps the following very brief outlines of Lilith and the Planets will be a starting point for the “discovery of the dark”?
Moon Lilith Dysfunctional emotional expression and highly intuitive sensing skills
Sun Lilith Inconsistency of Identity, authoritative inflexible and dependable characters
Mercury Lilith Blocks to processing facts and figures, highly creative minds and comedians
Venus Lilith Possessiveness and attachment dysfunction, creative use of relationships
Mars Lilith Unstable high energy patterns, control, assertive and direct confrontational
Jupiter Lilith Boundary concerns, prejudices and motivation to creative teaching methods
Saturn Lilith Abusive captive syndromes, rigid authority, carers for aged and disabled
Uranus Lilith Unbound psychic impulses, “crazy”, creative anarchy and inflexible individualism
Neptune Lilith Lost, Schizoid types, de realisations, depersonalisations, victims and impressionists creative abstractions.
Pluto Lilith Drama and Intensity, destructive obsessiveness, control and intrinsic understanding of others psyche
Chapters even books could be written about each combination above. All descriptions involve boundary issues, psychological projections, dissociations, sexualisations, denials and extremely creative expressions and potentials of Lilith in personality, when a planet is in close aspect to Black Moon Lilith.
The conjunctions of Lilith to the Angles in the chart also imbue personality and the Natal expression.