I’ve been writing quite a bit about the Black Moon Lilith and its relevance to the Me Too movement and sexual abuse. The Black Moon Lilith is an interesting astrological symbol – not a planet or an asteroid (there IS a Lilith asteroid but that is a different matter entirely), the BML is a focal point between the earth and the farthest point of the lunar orbit (see this earlier article for more details).
The origin of the Lilith story is obscured in the midst of time, but the archetype of Lilith, Adam’s first wife, is that of an oversexed female who demands equality and refuses to be dominated by Adam. With the help of Yahweh, Adam sends her out to the wilderness without her children (later she is said to have killed her children but I believe that is just bad press) and she then becomes the model for the succubus – a female demon who sucks away the life force of men. So we have a heady brew of scary female sexuality combined with independence and resistance to the patriarchy.
For the past few years I’ve been experimenting with the Black Moon Lilith, and when she shows up prominently in a woman’s chart (as she does in mine) there seems to be a continuum of experiences that range from at the minimum a strong desire to help and defend other women, to a severe hatred of men. Men whose charts show a prominent Black Moon Lilith are often both fascinated and repulsed by strong and powerful women, depending on other placements in their chart.
So it’s no surprise that the Black Moon Lilith has shown up in the charts of those involved with Me Too including Rose McGowan, one of the more outspoken faces of the movement. Asia Argento, girlfriend of the late Anthony Bourdain, has also been a prominent figure in Me Too as one of the first women to speak out against Harvey Weinstein.
Ms. Argento has been in the news recently for paying off a young man with whom she allegedly had sex while he was a minor. Ms. Argento’s chart (click to enlarge) shows that Black Moon Lilith is very tightly conjunct her Moon and opposite her Sun. When the Sun is opposite the Moon in a natal chart it denotes a Full Moon personality – often Full Moon people have a personality that is larger than life – this is a culmination of a soul’s passage and there are typically many lessons to be learned. And the Black Moon Lilith, with all of her archetypes, is intimately connected with both the Sun and Moon emphasizing that she has a large role to play in the life path.
The planet Pluto is very near to the ascendant or rising sign, suggesting a person with a powerful personality with the capability of creating transformation in the world around her. This is often a placement for a hero/victim – someone who is both a hero and victimized by the very thing that elevated her to hero status and she is the perfect example of that.
One of the more synchronicities in the field of astrology is the way in which planetary bodies and points emerge into the mainstream of consciousness when that archetype becomes important. That certainly seems to be the case with the Black Moon Lilith!