Yes, you know your sun sign – and probably your moon and rising sign. But are you familiar with the Black Moon Lilith? And what would it mean for your life if you had Lilith in Virgo?
Lilith is a mysterious aspect of your birth chart that can tell you all about your dark side. Lilith represents the shadow and tends towards extremes. Lilith in Virgo will accentuate the more negative traits of this sign.
In this article, we will explore the Black Moon Lilith. Read on to learn what it is, and what it means when Lilith is in Virgo.
What Is the Black Moon Lilith?
Lilith actually has three astrological aspects. The asteroid Lilith is found in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The Dark Moon Lilith is a mysterious second moon with sightings dating as far back as 1618. This article will focus on the Black Moon Lilith, the most commonly used Lilith in astrology.
In simple terms, the Black Moon Lilith is the time when the moon travels furthest from the Earth during its orbit. At this phase of orbit, the moon is the most isolated. The Black Moon Lilith is a novel and esoteric aspect of your birth chart, as it doesn’t correlate to a physical planet or asteroid. The Black Moon Lilith is a point of alignment.
The Mythology of Lilith
Most mythology of Lilith relates to the Garden of Eden and the creation story. It is said that Lilith was the first bride of Adam. However, because she was an empowered woman who embodied the wild, untamed feminine, she wouldn’t accept being “the inferior sex.”
She refused to submit and left the Garden (some say that Adam asked God to destroy her and create a more submissive partner). Many commentators view Lilith as a powerful symbol of freedom and autonomy, especially from the patriarchal rule or oppressive external structures.
Lilith in Astrology
Black Moon Lilith can be associated with different traits. Some of the most common ones are listed below.
Black Moon Lilith can be said to represent your most primitive impulses in their rawest form. It can reveal your repressed sexual desires, your sensual power, and the dark side of your personality. It can show the parts of you that are buried deep in your subconscious. These could look ugly or be deemed unacceptable in a civilized society.
Black Moon Lilith can represent how much you value your free will. It can represent the part of you that is totally unwilling to compromise your truth to be accepted or popular. Black Moon Lilith can represent the power to go against the grain when it is called for.
Binging and Purging
Black Moon Lilith can also be associated with the cycle of binging and purging. During these binge-purge cycles, you take your behaviors to the extreme. Afterward, you tend to feel a lot of shame and then totally reject these “negative” traits. This total denial is inevitably followed by another binge, and then you get trapped in a self-destructive cycle.
Finding balance is accepting and integrating these shadow aspects. You can find healthy ways to express your shadow that won’t be detrimental to yourself or those around you. You need to overcome shame and guilt to become whole.
The Traits of Virgo
You may already be familiar with the traits of Virgo, but let’s quickly recap. Virgo is an earth sign deeply rooted in practical matters and the material world. Virgos are known for being methodical and having a systematic approach to life.
Virgos have a reputation for being perfectionists. They know how to stick to a task and work hard. They can take a ton of complex information and organize it into clear concepts.
Virgos are kind and gentle. They can be very supportive of the people they love. They know how to help people in very practical ways.
Lilith in Virgo
As you can see from what we have explored so far, Virgo represents order while Lilith represents chaos. So how do these energies intersect?
If you have Lilith in Virgo, you may tend towards extremes. You may be wholly obsessive and compulsive (think Monica from Friends), or you may swing to the other side of the pendulum and be messy and disorganized.
It is likely that you will spend a lot of time thinking about morals and judging what is good or bad. This can lead to being very critical of everyone, including yourself. You may underestimate your talents and abilities.
Learning To Relax
If you have Virgo in Lilith, it is very difficult for you to relax and be in the present moment. You may get overwhelmed with anxious thoughts. You know how to work hard, but you need to learn how to play.
The question of conformity will be very important for you. You will have a strong sense of your own boundaries. Saying yes may be more difficult than saying no. If you don’t see the benefit for yourself, you may refuse to be of service to others.
Love and Sexuality
Lilith in Virgo can be an ice queen when it comes to love. You can be calculated rather than spontaneous. Emotions are not your primary concern. You are more likely to prioritize practical aspects of a relationship that can serve you. You may have problems with your sexuality and be very repressed.
You may have a tendency to get “stuck in your head.” This can lead to depression and mental health problems. If all of this sounds negative, then remember that Lilith represents the dark subconscious. Lilith is rarely in balance. Our shadow side usually isn’t pretty.
By becoming aware of some of these tendencies, you can work to counterbalance them. By accepting your shadow side and learning to soften towards yourself, you can begin to transform.
In this article, we discussed Black Moon Lilith. This is the point when the moon is at the furthest point from the Earth in its orbit. Lilith was the “first woman” in the creation story who refused to bow to Adam and the patriarchy.
In astrology, Lilith represents your shadow side and going to extremes. If you have Lilith in Virgo, you may be critical, obsessive, have very rigid boundaries, and be an ice queen when it comes to love. These shadow aspects need a lot of awareness, self-compassion, and self-love.