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One of the most overlooked aspects of astrology, Black Moon Lilith is a powerful force that often enters our lives unnoticed with a powerful energy that can change our lives. Are you aware of the way this phenomenon impacts your life?

Black Moon Lilith refers to the dark moon, a point along the path of the moon around the Earth. There are two distinct points on the moon’s plane of orbit. If you look at the full elliptical path of the moon around Earth, there are two points to notice it highlights two points – the moon, and the point directly opposite the moon is known as Black Moon Lilith.

This is often seen as the point in astrology that references our darker side, revealing our true selves. It forces us to face the guilt, shame, fear and embarrassment in our lives. Is there a side to your personality that you prefer to keep hidden from the world, worried that everyone else will think you’re too ‘dark and twisted’? That’s the side of your personality that Black Moon Lilith is most interested in!

What does this astrological influence mean in your life? Here is a quotation that sums up its influence:

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

“She had a mighty Will: she strove and strove and willed and willed for more moons that there are leaves on all the trees of the garden.” – G.B. Shaw, Back to Methuselah

The bold and daring sign of the zodiac, there is nothing you want more than to come out ahead in everything you do. There is nothing you won’t try at least once, twice if you like it, and this can get you into trouble. After all, it’s not like you think before you act. You might want to start working on that.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

“I am the substance and the one who has no substance.” – The Gnostic Gospels

While you are the one that everyone trusts to get things done, the dependable one in your circle, you need to be careful not to let this define you. Far too often Taurus is known for nothing more than their ability to work, failing to ever really develop a true personality. Make your true self known.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

“How do you know but ev’ry Bird
That cuts the airy way
Is an immense world of delight,
Clos’d by your senses five?”  – William Blake

Life through the eyes of a Gemini is one grand adventure, every turn presenting new opportunities to enjoy. There is nothing wrong with this, except that there is more to life. You can’t run away from your responsibilities as tempting as that may be. They will continue to follow you.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

“When She danced on the waters,
And the wind was Her horn,
The Lady laughed
And everything was born.” – Songs for the Old Religion, adapted by Aidan

Your emotions are everything – they are how you enjoy life as well as how you survive life’s greatest challenges. While the world may try to convince you that this is a weakness, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Don’t shy away from your emotions, embrace them.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

“In the bright crystal of your eyes
Show the havoc of fire, show its inspired words
And the paradise of its ashes.” – Paul Eluard

You don’t wait for things to happen in life, you make things happen, and that’s why everyone looks up to you. You simply have to look into your eyes to see your determination and courage. This is what will lead to true success in your life. Don’t allow anyone to put out your fire.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

“What is inside of you is what is outside of you
And what you see outside of you, you see inside of you;
It is visible and it is your garment.” – The Gnostic Gospels

While some of the signs may try to hide their biggest weaknesses, you aren’t afraid to share who you are. In fact, you are an open book. What you see is what you get, including every last perfectionist and overly paranoid worry. No one can say you didn’t warn them…

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
There is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi

You are so determined to see every side of every situation that you may start to lose sight of right and wrong. It’s not that you are trying to justify wrongdoing, but you can’t help but see the situation from every angle. Take a step back and try applying your morals to the situation and you’ll be surprised how much clarity that can provide.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

“Be and yet know the great void where all things began,
The infinite source of your own most intense vibration,
So that, this once, you may give it your perfect assent.” – R.M. Rilke

Black Moon Lilith is the one time where you truly feel at home, in touch with your deepest fantasies. This is when your passion truly bubbles forward. Embrace it, but don’t allow it to blind you. You can have great things, so long as you don’t lose sight of the more serious side of life.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

“With dancing, red-hot sparks about,
All of a sudden her wings spread out,
Dreadfully changed she seems to him,
Kin of the flaming Cherubim.” – Isolde Kurz, The Children of Lilith

You live for the adventure and excitement that this life brings, always on the move. While this will help you to discover new, incredible things, you need to be sure that you are also keeping your feet on the ground. When faced with challenges or responsibilities your first instinct is to run, but that’s not going to solve anything.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

“I am Nature, the universal Mother, mistress of all the elements, primordial child of time, sovereign of all things spiritual, queen of the dead, queen also of the immortals, the single manifestation of all gods and goddesses that are…” – from The Golden Ass by Apuleius

Friends and family know you as the one that can do anything, always able to find the solution even when it appears to be completely unlikely. Don’t allow this to go to your head. If you fall into the trap of believing that you are invincible, you will be reminded of your limitations in an incredibly difficult and painful way.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

“You flash like lightning over the highlands,
you throw your firebrands across the earth,
Your deafening command, whistling like the South Wind,
Splits apart great mountains.
Holy Priestess, who can soothe your troubled heart?” – Wolkstein and Kramer, Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth

One of a kind, you truly have a unique outlook on life. This can be a great gift, allowing you to find new solutions to life’s greatest problems, but it can also leave you feeling completely alone. To live life to the fullest, you need to make a point of connecting with others. These relationships will bring you untold joy.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

“Far away antennas hear antennas
And the empty distances transmit
Pure readiness. Oh unheard starry music!” – R.M. Rilke

Rather than feeling trapped in the harsh, cruel reality of life, you choose to create a perfect world in your dreams. This dream world can bring you untold joy and happiness, but don’t lose yourself in it. At the end of the day, you still live in the real world and need to make the most of it.