You know your sun sign, and perhaps even your rising and moon signs, but what about your Black Moon Lilith? If you’ve been on the #witchtok side of TikTok recently, you may have heard the term Black Moon Lilith, or the placement in your astrological chart that describes your inner “dark side.” If not, it’s time to learn about Lilith — the dark goddess got kicked out of Eden for asserting her needs in bed, according to lore — and what she can teach you about your strengths and desires, specially those you repress, for fear of ruffling feathers or disrupting the status quo. .
With the New Year upon us, it’s a fun time to investigate what yours means. Black Moon Lilith is of delectable astrological importance, so keep reading to learn what it is and how working with this placement can help you live your most authentic life.
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What is a Black Moon Lilith?
First off, it’s important to know that Black Moon Lilith is not a planet nor a person, explains Stina Garbis, a professional psychic and astrologer with over 200,000 TikTok followers. “Rather, it’s a placement based on where the furthest point of the moon, a.k.a. the dark sidse of the moon, is located in your chart.” Black Moon Lilith doesn’t come up in everyday astrology as often as your big three (sun, moon, and rising), but you can find your Black Moon Lilith sign easily at CafeAstrology.com as long as you have your birth date, time, and location. In short, your Black Lilith Moon sign reveals the deepest, darkest sides of your personality, which you may keep hidden from society, but deserve to be channeled and expressed through healthy means.
“In one’s chart, the Black Moon Lilith represents the part of yourself that won’t stay quiet,” Garbis explains. “It is untamed energy. It could represent the part of yourself demonized and unaccepted by others. It could represent the deepest part of your sexual nature that may seem taboo to others.” However, as Garbis and other astrologers across the web are quick to point out, Black Moon Lilith teaches us about so much more than about our sexuality. While the mythology of Lilith easily creates a narrative that’s just about sex, your Black Moon Lilith sign points to your desires, strengths, and passions — regardless of what they are — that you may be unfairly ashamed of or taught to tuck away to make others more comfortable.
Wait, who is this “Lilith”?
The astrologically important placement Black Moon Lilith is named after the goddess Lilith, who, according to ancient Mesopotamian and Hebrew mythology, is Adam’s first wife. While God made Eve from Adam’s rib, Lilith was created from the earth, just like Adam, rendering her his equal. However, when she tried to live that truth by getting on top during sex, she was exiled. (Apparently, Adam was really, really, into missionary.) After being banished, Lilith became known as the Mother of Demons and continued living a sex-positive, independent life. She was primarily considered as an evil figure, but then, feminism found her. As Jewish Women’s Archive points out, in 1972 the American- Israeli journalist Lilly Rivlin published an article on Lilith for the feminist magazine Ms., with the goal of reclaiming her for the modern woman. Then, the Jewish feminist magazine Lilith, which was founded in the fall of 1976, named their entire publication after her, inspired by her fight for equality. Now, she’s beloved by the modern witch movement, and found fame on TikTok.
What’s the significance of your Black Moon Lilith placement?
Your Black Moon Lilith sign can shed light on your sexuality; in particular, any desires that you may have experienced societal shame for and, as a result, may feel inclined to repress. After all, Lilith is said to have been exiled for wanting to switch sex positions. Whether it’s a kink, part of your sexual orientation, or something else entirely, we’ve all experienced shame and those feelings suck. Maybe it’s professional goals, having a kids, not having kids, or even day-to-day self-care — regardless, Lilith simply wants you to be yourself. Knowing your Black Moon Lilith sign may push you just enough to help make that happen.
How do I find my Black Moon Lilith sign?
Remember, your Black Moon Lilith sign is a placement based on where the furthest point, or the dark side, of the moon is. As a result, finding it in your chart is a little bit more complicated than reading a horoscope. Either work directly with an astrologer who understands how to read charts or take the easy route. As mentioned above, you can find your Black Moon Lilith sign easily at CafeAstrology.com as long as you have your birth date, time, and location. And, yes, if you can obtain that information from your lover or crush, you can find out their Black Moon Lilith placement, too.
Folks with their Black Moon Lilith in Aries are likely more ambitious than they let on. If this is you, Aries, remember: you deserve to get what you want. It’s OK to show some teeth at times, both in your professional and personal life. You want to win. If you don’t, you’ll pout, so tap into that raw desire for success and leave the guilt for the billionaires.
Taurus is one of the most sensual signs of the zodiac. Ruled by Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, and abundance, this earth signs delights in physical pleasures. That doesn’t just mean sex; it could mean delicious food, cozy blankets, and decadent hot baths. Do you deny yourself such luxuries even when you desire them? Go ahead and indulge.
If your Black Moon Lilith is in Gemini, the mercurial twins, there’s a chance that you secretly want a little fame (or at least more invites to parties and a wider net of friends.) Represented by the twins, Geminis are always searching for their other half, but can be quite the flirt, too. Check in with yourself to make sure you’re acting authentically in love. Are you denying yourself long-term partnership, or conversely, casual hook-ups because you’re following a script? Gemini is one of the chattiest signs of the zodiac, but if your Black Moon Lilith falls in this sign, there’s a chance that there’s something you’re not saying. Let it out.
For people with Black Moon Lilith in Cancer, taking care of others can be a way of life. However, you tend to sacrifice your own need for downtime and rest as a result and may spread yourself too thin. There’s also likely a creative expression that you excel at but are suppressing, such as painting, playing an instrument, or writing poetry.
You’re braver and stronger than you think, Black Moon Lilith in Leo. The sun is meant to shine on you. It’s time to toss aside fears and insecurities holding you back and step into the spotlight. Lilith also says it’s OK to be a little vain. If your Black Moon Lilith is in Leo, there’s a chance that at some point, someone gave you a hard time for your love of glamour, gender expression, or whatever makes you fabulous. They’re just jealous haters, don’t listen to them, folks with Black Moon Lilith in Leo are meant to shine bright.
People with Black Moon Lilith in Virgo crave structure but can procrastinate implementing it, often by trying too hard to be chill. For example, you may want to stay in, relax, and get organized for the week ahead, but end up going out and partying because a friend or love interest pressured you into it. You don’t need to be chill. You’re happiest when you’re on top (Lilith pun intended) of things, so ditch the laid-back act, set boundaries, and be your high-maintenance and organized self. Virgo is the healer of the zodiac, and you need to prioritize your own mental and emotional well-being better.
Like Taurus, Libra is ruled by the romantic and sensual goddess Venus. So, if you’re holding yourself back from asking for a raise, a date, or a big birthday party, stop that right now and speak your truth. Remember, it’s okay to make what you’re worth, love genuinely, and celebrate yourself. Because Libra is an intellectual air sign, you’re crafty enough to make this happen.
Scorpio is the sign of sex, so if you have this placement, you should ensure that you’re getting what you want in bed, whether that’s asexuality or joining a sex club. Does that sound selfish? It shouldn’t; for you, sexuality equates with spirituality. While it’s important to be honest about your erotic nature, this placement also indicates that you need plenty of privacy, so allow yourself your secrets.
If your Black Moon Lilith sign is Sagittarius, and you aren’t currently learning something new, you need to start ASAP. Unfortunately, people with this placement were often shamed for being too charismatic and as a result, hide their light. As you fall under the sign of expansion, make sure that you’re continually expanding your mind through a hobby, new kink, or travel and adventure. Oh, and don’t be afraid to dominate the conversation at dinner parties.
If your Black Moon Lilith is in Capricorn, you may need more stimulation. Why? Capricorns are known for being hard workers, but the truth is, these devilish sea-goats love to work hard and party harder. As a grounded earth sign in Black Moon Lilith, it’s easy to repress these celebratory urges to keep life safe and steady. Ultimately, though, taking the mundane road will backfire and lead to working or playing too hard, in a destructive manner. You need to work on balance, Capricorn, so that you can enjoy life outside work more, but still get everything done and feel on top of things.]
People with their Black Moon Lilith in Aquarius can change the world. Seriously: when utilized, this placement is excellent for activists and humanitarians. People want to listen to you; you just need a mic. There’s also a decent chance that you need more independence and alone time than you’re allocating yourself. You’ll need boundaries, especially in your romantic life.
If your Black Moon Lilith sign is in Pisces, then chances are that you’re a highly creative person who put such passion projects on the back burner in order to “be responsible.” Of course, we all have bills to pay, but don’t let your artistic talents go unwasted. You also enjoy deep spiritual connections with lovers, even if it’s casual, so make sure to follow your heart rather than any expectations regarding who to date.