I talked about the essence of Black Moon Lilith in the introduction article. Now that we know what BML is about, let’s see how it plays out in the natal chart by its sign placement. This complete and detailed interpretation of BML placements can be found in the amazing book of Laura Walker, The Astrology of the Black Moon.
Aries BML: Fear of being unworthy BML in Aries judges its own performance / achievements and struggles finding itself worthy. Lack of self-esteem that steams from the idea that it needs to achieve lots, achieve more than others, to finally be worthy of happiness & worthy of love. BML Aries may make you miss lots of opportunities because deep down you don’t believe you deserve it. Convince yourself than no one else is better than you, no one needs to achieve anything in order to be loved and happy.
Taurus BML: Fear of poverty Obsession for wealth and material possessions, this BML will push you to accumulate wealth, but it will never fill the void you feel. The projection of this BML will give someone who judges other people regarding their attitude towards money. Of course in reality they’re judging themselves. Integration comes from filling the void within you. Focus on yourself, develop your own conscious.
Gemini BML: Fear of rejection BML in Gemini is terrified of other people’s opinions. They want to be accepted and liked by everyone. They may reject people before they have the chance to be rejected. Struggle defining what your own individuality and tastes are as your mindset is too often focused on other people. Ask yourself, am I doing this for me or for someone’s approval?
Cancer BML: Fear of abandonment
A BML in Cancer will have in horror “needy” people. In the same time, you’ll always find them in a situation where they somehow depend on other people. Integration comes from forcing yourself to be independent as much as possible. Don’t rely on anyone else than yourself, and don’t do anything for other people if you somehow expect something in return.
Leo BML: Fear of change
Leo represents the ego and the position they achieved is so important to them because their own ego and self esteem is linked to it. Integration comes from understanding that change is growth. Maybe you can’t always be the leader, but it’s fine. Maybe sometimes you can take the second place and bring other people up. By doing so you will actually feel great about yourself.
Virgo BML: Fear of failure
For some reasons I’ve known a lot of people with this placement. They can come across as very hard on people and very criticizing. They can make you feel very inadequate & flawed, but in reality that’s how they feel about themselves.They work a lot to compensate the feeling of not being enough and trying to prove to the world they’re not as flawed as they think they are. Forgiveness is a big theme and there’s a need to practice forgiving other people and forgiving yourself for not being as perfect as you think you need to be. Cut yourself some slack.
Libra BML: Fear of loneliness Libra has high standards and wants everything to be perfect. When Virgo focused on fault and failure, Libra focuses on perfection, excellence and appearances. Of course the projection of this placement involves being very critical of other people, but the real fear of BML is about oneself: When they judge other people they’re judging themselves. Integration comes from accepting than no one, including yourself, can be perfect. As soon as you start being critical and judging about yourself, accept it but force yourself to find in what way the very behaviour you’re criticizing has some value in itself. Scorpio BML: Fear of loss BML in Scorpio turns everything into a winning and losing situations, there is a hard difficulty of letting go of unhealthy situations because letting it go would be losing. It all comes from the fear of death and loss. Lots of people with this BML placements will find partners or situations where the person needs to be saved, which is only a projection of their own need to save themselves. Integration comes from understanding when we persist because we don’t want to lose or because we really want to have something. Reinforce the belief that when something has to end, it’s usually because something better is waiting. Sagittarius BML : Fear of meaninglessness There’s a fear of being deceived, but also a fear of not finding the overall truth. Deep issues with what life means and spiritual truth. It causes endless questioning whether we are being truthful, if people are being truthful, if we’re being truthful to ourselves, if life is truthful. Integration comes from stopping questioning everything and starting just believing. What is important and meaningful to you? Narrow down your need for truth to what really matters and create your own personal truth. Capricorn BML: Fear of neglect BML in Capricorn creates a fear of not being acknowledged and recognized. As a result they try to control situations as much as they can as it makes them feel like empowered. The more they try to dominate and control, the more people refuse to acknowledge the good being done as they feel dominated. This pushes people away. Integration comes from learning how to delegate and let other people take the lead, control is an illusion of security and needs to be tamed. Aquarius BML: Fear of powerlessness Fear of being powerless that leads to isolation, criticism for not being strong enough, and hiding our weaknesses to the world. The projection takes the form of having a strong judgement on people we deem weak. Ironically, this placement grants a great power that can be used to build people up or crush them. The person can either fear their powerlessness, or the opposite, fear their own power. Integration comes from facing yourself and asking yourself of you use or refuse to use your own power. Practice self reinforcement and stop yourself from neglecting yourself, build people up every chance you get.
Pisces BML: Fear of vulnerability
Fear of being hurt that leads to emotional walls, obvious or subtle. On the other end of the spectrum, they can trust way too fast, which leads to a pain that reinforces the belief they need to protect themselves. Healing comes from relying on intuition and gut feeling to decide who to trust, and accept that potential pain is a part of the equation.
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