Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dark Moon Lilith

“Some say there is a second moon circling the earth- a mysterious, dark moon, seen only rarely when the sky is dark and it is either in opposition to or crossing the suns face. It has a dusky presence that absorbs light rather than reflecting it…Observations by astronomers were recorded as long ago as 1618.” – Kelley Hunter, Living Lilith, 2009.

Dark Moon Lilith! Since ancient times, people have considered the possibility of a dark moon, invisible from earth and absorbing light rather than reflecting it, moving in an orbit that makes it never visible. This hypothetical point in astrology is known by several names...including Dark Moon, Black Moon, and Lilith. The reality is that there is an asteroid named Lilith, but it is not the same as the Dark or Black Moon. However, when used as a point in a birth chart, all three names appear valid as they all seem to describe the same thing.
Lilith has been subjected to many male-dominated prejudices. She was reputedly the first wife of Adam, before he knew Eve. They called Her a demoness, the killer of infants in their cradles. Lilith was the original woman, the one who refused to be subjugated to a man's desires. No other spirit possesses a more intriguing history than Lilith, and few are more powerful to this consort to both the devil and God himself, She is the enigmatic and mysterious Lilith. She is the wild woman in each of us, that aspect that we usually keep hidden. She has been associated with witches and sorcery, with darkness.
Her placement in the chart is especially important to women for it represents the power of the original woman. In a man's chart, Lilith's placement will reveal the hidden power struggles or other issues he may have, resolved or unresolved, with the women in his life. It is also representative of the enchantress or the seducer, one who lures another by use of sexuality or devious means. The kind who tempts another by implying that the grass is greener on the other side, that they can rescue someone, but it is in reality for their own selfish gain.  Dark Moon Lillith is the hidden areas of the self, the areas we refuse to see or unaware of. She is related to self-destructive behaviors, seduction and charisma. She tells us where we need courage, where we will need to resolve repression. She represents the primal and emotional connections to your shadow side, and where you will find liberation.

The Dark Moon Lilith also has associations with motherhood, like her counterpart the Moon. With Lilith however, the instinctive nurturing is replaced by a strong protection of her offspring to the point that she would kill if necessary any that threatened them or caused them harm. She is also reactive against the ties involved with motherhood and the emptiness that mothers sometimes feel by isolation and the perceived lack of individuality that accompanies it.

"Rather than withering away in exile, the Lilith shadow grows and flourishes in the same way that she was prolific in breeding demonic offspring on the shores of the Red Sea. When this aspect of Lilith’s shadow is active in our lives, our psyche becomes overwhelmed with images of revenge and retaliation. When the shadow inevitably erupts and violently breaks through our boundaries of constraint, she unleashes the terror of her vengeance.” --Demetra George. Mysteries of the Dark Moon 1992


  1. I could drink this post like a fine wine.

    Thank you Mary.

  2. Where did all the @##@&@!! snow come from???
    Hope you are dug out m/f.

  3. I find a lot of times when I start having self doubt or just down in general, Lilith somehow comes front and center. She is a source of strength for me and I for one am glad to know she is on my side <3

  4. so, how or where do you find just where this Dark Moon is situated in your birth chart?
    is she similar to the shadow side of ourselves?

  5. You can find out your placement of Lillith here:

  6. I don't know much about astrology, but I went on the site and Lillith is in Aquarius for me. Any insight on that?

  7. Oh brother...dear I have to watch out for Lillith too in my wierd personality!!! Gadzooks!!



  8. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! All aspects of Lillith, are so intriguing!

    Hugs and ♥'s...
    'Cause Valentine Day is coming!