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GlobalWoman meet Lilith. Lilith meet GlobalWoman.

Modern Homo Sapiens (that is, people who were roughly like we are now) first walked the Earth about 50,000 years ago. Since that time, it has been estimated that more than 108 billion members of our species have been born into, and dreamt about, the world. Our singular genius zone as a species is the imagination to tell stories about things that don’t exist in manifest form. Yuval Noah Harari writes in Sapiens: 

Homo sapiens is a post-truth species, whose power depends on creating and believing fictions. Ever since the stone age, self-reinforcing myths have served to unite human collectives. Indeed, Homo sapiensconquered this planet thanks above all to the unique human ability to create and spread fictions. We are the only mammals that can cooperate with numerous strangers because only we can invent fictional stories, spread them around, and convince millions of others to believe in them.”

With this unique capacity to create stories, our human ancestors looked around the world, and to the sky, they found themselves in, endeavouring to create meaning about the human existence. Over time, they observed that the changing sky coincided with events on earth; events that inspired them to speak into existence myths about their understanding of how the world worked. Myths inspired by the elements, seasons, their animal companions, observing the changing night-sky, birth, death and more. 

Astrology as a portal to the World.

For thousands of years, Astrology, a complex map of mathematics and mythology, has been one of the portals used to explore the World. To this day our understanding of astrology is still evolving as our understanding of the world is evolving. It’s important to know that astrology is neither patriarchally centred, white world centred, nor Northern Hemisphere centred unless that is how one sees the world.

Every human carries the signature of the celestial bodies within themselves, as an image of the solar system at the time of their birth. This premise forms the basis and the experience of astrology. Our “inner cosmos” is in resonance with the current celestial events. A natal chart, also known as your birth chart, determined by the location, date and time of birth, informs so much about timing, your genius, soul’s journey, evolutionary growth and what revolution called you here. 

Even though I’ve been a student of Astrology for many years and have looked at thousands of charts, I am hesitant to call myself a professional astrologer. I want to keep my fascination with astrology as something that I can lose myself in without feeling as though I’m working. One of my most favourite ways of relaxing is to sit with girlfriends drinking tea, talking astrology, especially the Asteroid Goddesses + Lilith.  

Before we go any further I need to say that I use Astrology as a tool of insight rather than a tool of prediction. I avoid using computer generated readings (although there is nothing wrong with computer generated charts) as they are limited in their the ability to interpret nuances and complexities. I also avoid newspaper and magazine astrology columns as the focus is on sun sign astrology and frankly, they’re not that interesting for me.

I like depth. I want the truth. I value wholeness.

Which brings me to Lilith

One of the myths spoken into existence over thousands of years was Lilith; the most distorted and demonised of all the female archetypes.

Lilith gets such a bad rap in history as well as in ‘traditional’ astrology. For the most part, Lilith is overlooked for interpretation yet she informs so much about a woman’s life and her transformational journey. Instead the only feminine symbols interpreted are Venus and the Moon. This omission not only of Lilith, but also the Asteroid Goddesses, represses the majority aspect of a woman’s psyche and leaves women feeling incomplete and less than worthy.

There are three Lilith symbols to examine in an astrological chart (tutorial below on how to find the three Lilith’s in your astrology chart), each symbol representing a different stage, and transformation, of a woman’s life:

  1. Asteroid Lilith
  2. Dark Moon Lilith
  3. Black Moon Lilith

Hand Maiden. Priestess. Rebel. Seductress. Demon. Child-Killer. Temptress. Feminist. Powerful Woman. Dark Goddess.

The mythology of the goddess Lilith in Astrology is complex and far more than can be covered here. From her first recorded appearance in the Sumerian age until now, Lilith has been called all sorts of names, resulting in her being the most maligned and distorted of all the female archetypes.

Was Lilith the first feminist?

The Evolution of Lilith

The mythology of the goddess Lilith in Astrology is complex and far more than can be covered here. From her first recorded appearance in the Sumerian age until now, Lilith has been called all sorts of names, resulting in her being the most maligned and distorted of all the female archetypes.

Lilith’s mythical biography starts in ancient Sumeria as a handmaiden to the great goddess Innanna. She then appears as Adam’s first wife in Hebrew mythology and than as God’s consort in the Kabbalah tradition. In Judaism and Christianity, Lilith is rumoured to have been Adam’s first wife, created not from his rib after he had already been formed, unlike Eve, but as an original, from the earth.

Originally he and she, Adam and Lilith, were created equal and together and set in the Garden of Eden to give things their names and bring the world into manifestation. Lilith insisted upon full equality, which Adam refused.

“With the coming of the patriarchy it became unacceptable for women (and the female in each man) to experience Lilith’s original essence as a sexually vital free spirit who was equal to man.”

DEMETRA GEORGE

Rather than compromise her truth and power, Lilith chose voluntary exile and was subsequently punished for it. The internalisation of the Lilith myth in women over thousands of years, resulted in women ‘knowing their place’ and being marginalised if they questioned the status quo. The placement of Lilith in our chart indicates where our true power is, not the culturally assigned roles of ‘feminine power’. 

As Laurie Penny writes in ‘Unspeakable Things’:

“There comes a time when you have to decide whether to change yourself to fit the story, or change the story itself.”

LAURIE PENNY

In the 21st Century, Lilith is calling on you to change the story; to awaken her energy and essence, because in doing so, you reclaim Lilith’s true powers of integrity, autonomy and equality. To find a life that is yours.

Your Personal Lilith Exploration to Find and Live a Life that is Yours

  1. What desires have I sacrificed for society’s expectations of being the ‘compliant woman’?
  2. Is there any aspect of me that is exiled or imprisoned? 
  3. What personal practices can I undertake to reclaim these exiled aspects?
  4. What do I judge other women for? Shadow work is important in healing unowned aspects of self. 
  5. What desires have I not brought forth in your life yet?
  6. What do I need to let go of to be fully free and to find a life that is mine?
  7. In which areas of my life do I feel powerless?
  8. How do I resolve conflict without exiling myself?
  9. How do I participate in upholding the existing structures of oppression?

7 Steps to Integrate Lilith

1. You’re fierce. Think Beyonce fierce. Beyonce with Moon, Neptune and Lilith conjunct in Scorpio in the 2nd house. So fierce, so loud your mantra is ‘hear me roar’

2. You understand that identifying as a feminist means advocating equality for all

3. You know that self-respect underpins self-love

4. Certain things are non-negotiable. Such as your agency, access and autonomy

5. You own and enjoy your sexuality big time. Hello Elizabeth Taylor with Uranus, Venus and Lilith in Aries in the 5th house

6. Living life according to your values is a non-negotiable. Just as Oprah does with Lilith in Libra conjunct Mid-Heaven in Libra

7. Watch Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do. With Lilith in Scorpio conjunct her Mid-Heaven in Scorpio:

“Swift is not the first snake woman. Since the Old Testament, society has sought to discredit and vilify women by associating them with the scaly and the slithering. It’s the oldest trope in the book – from Eve to Medusa, the snake has always been a faithful misogynist device, used to destroy female reputation.”

I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below as to how you embody the power of Lilith in your life.

Kathryn x

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12 Comments
  • Keri

    January 26, 2016 at 11:54 pm Reply

    Oh I love Lilith! She is in Pisces on my ascendent!! This is a great post to encourage women to own this element within ourselves and keep her coming out of the cupboard! x

    • Yamini

      January 27, 2016 at 4:03 am Reply

      Hi Keri, Lilith in Pisces on your Ascendant! Is she calling you to show up in the world as the physical embodiment of a woman who is living her creative and spiritual truth? What degrees is Lilith and your Ascendant? I have Lilith on my Venus, North Node, Uranus in the 11th house of Leo.

  • Vanessa

    January 28, 2016 at 12:34 pm Reply

    Maybe Disney should model more of their princesses on Lilith! Maleficent was a good start in that direction.

    • Yamini

      January 28, 2016 at 9:11 pm Reply

      Yes! Maleficent is most definitely a Lilith archetype and a positive one x

  • Ally

    February 9, 2016 at 5:30 am Reply

    My Lilith is in Cancer, conjunct my Ascendent

    • Yamini

      February 9, 2016 at 5:52 am Reply

      Hi Ally, thank you for commenting re your Lilith. I’d have to see what else she is aspecting and what degree your Lilith is but I intuit that she’s asking you to take a stand for all that Lilith stands for. Y x

  • Shannon

    November 12, 2016 at 11:01 pm Reply

    Hello! My Lilith (asteroid) conjucts my MC in Aquarius. Astro.com has the degree at 3 48’26. It also states that Lilith squares my Chiron and Mercury and trines my Venus. I’m just learning about Lilith….Does this pertain to my career choice or how I’m seen in my career?

    • Yamini

      November 13, 2016 at 3:54 pm Reply

      Hi Shannon, thank you for your comment. Without seeing your whole chart, it’s hard to interpret what the aspects to Lilith indicate. I do think that Lilith indicates in a chart where we are bold, powerful and true to ourselves. Lilith can also suggest where we have work to do in integrating our power as her energy has been marginalised and distorted – Lilith also indicates exile. As for the 10th house placement, the answer is both. We know that Capricorn/Saturn is the natural ruler of the 10th house – Saturn indicates where we have work to do but without knowing what sign is ruling your 10th, I’m not able to answer much more than that. As a way to learn about Lilith in your chart, Google “Famous 10th house Lilith”. I just did and I discovered Angela Merkel has a 10th house Lilith placement. If you’re interested, I also have the Goddess SuperPower session where we can go into much detail and depth. Much love Yamini x

  • Rysha Lowrey

    February 1, 2018 at 7:22 am Reply

    My Lilith is in Leo would love to know more information about that

    • Yamini

      February 6, 2018 at 2:07 pm Reply

      Hello Rysha x

      Thank you for your comment x it’s hard to do a full interpretation without seeing your full chart. What degree is Lilith in Leo at? What planets is she aspecting? What house is she in? As an example I have Lilith at 26°Leo in the 11th house conjunct Venus, North Node and Uranus.

  • Nalini

    July 6, 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    Hello Yamini, I love this article and thank you for showing me how to find out where my Liliths are.
    I think they are as follows… I have two Liliths in Taurus next to my midHeaven – Lilith (o) is at 19 degrees in Taurus in the 9th house (MC is 27 Taurus) and Lilith is at 3 degrees Taurus in the 9th house conjunct True node at 27 Aries. My other Lilith is at 23 Scorpio in the third house conjunct Mercury, Neptune and my sun in Scorpio. I have no idea what any of this means!

  • Mani

    July 30, 2018 at 12:45 am Reply

    I have Lilith conjunction sun Venus Ceres Juno fortune
    What type of Lilith am I ?

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