Fact :: I have solar retinopathy from looking at the sun for too long during an eclipse as a kid. I remember where I was standing during this eclipse, on a lawn of the elementary school grounds… with my class + teacher. The sky was blue. I took off the glasses and thought I ought to be able to look at everything here, on Earth. Why not?
This past week the dots in my central vision transformed into a triangle (a symbol for fire, when equal + upright). I had a migraine from weather changes, and the ocular fun has yet to fully rescind. Naturally, I accidentally created this doodle… and by ‘accidentally’ I mean completely unintentionally. The simple matchstick actually looks like an eye with eyelashes when turned on its side. The sun got me – fire + eyes.
What the fuck is Black Moon Lilith? Or…shall I say who??
Black Moon Lilith is one of the feminine archetypes that uses the word ‘fuck’ regularly, doesn’t give a fuck regularly, and says, “yep, I am who I am, and you are sure as hell not going to stop me from continuing on my own way.” As the story goes, this lovely woman was Adam’s first wife. Too unruly and bent on being treated and respected as an equal (rather than a subordinate to a male), Lilith rebelled and/or was self-exiled from the world of Adam. Adam’s Eve came along and things were much more peaceful for him. But Lilith still lives…
As an archetype, at least. Whether the story was ever “real” or not makes no difference when talking about Black Moon Lilith in this way. The energy of the story essentially points out part(s) of our consciousness(es) that demand(s) respect and equality. Specifically, it leans toward our feminine aspects – regardless of race, sexuality, gender, or what have you. You know, all those things we read about in the EOE clause from “Equal Opportunity Employers.” How do we understand our “feminine” nature, though? That’s what Black Moon Lilith urges everyone to ask themselves.
What part of you feels exiled? What part of you feels repressed somehow? What part of yourself does your culture or society attach words like shame, degenerate, outcast, or taboo to? These are Black Moon Lilith energies crying to be recognized as valid and equal. She is an archetype that we can all relate to. In astrology, she is one of the feminine asteroids that represents our most feared and yet most desired parts wanting to be bridged into wholeness. She takes 9 years and 9 months to return to her original position, each cycle.
Where is your Black Moon Lilith patterning? How does her energy show up in your life? If you want to look more deeply into this archetype, I recommend two sources:
- Me. I offer various treats throughout the year, one being on Black Moon Lilith ONLY. In order to follow when I offer stuff on this archetype, check out my Instagram @maieutic.arts or feel free to subscribe to my newsletter! If you want a more in-depth reading from me, book your natal chart reading or a tarot/oracle card reading here!
Thanks for reading!