Black Moon Lilith in the birth chart
In astrology, Lilith is sometimes associated with themes of feminine strength, independence, and sexuality. Its placement in an individual's natal chart is thought to represent areas where one may rebel against societal norms. Lilith is also linked to taboo subjects and the darker, more hidden aspects of the psyche.
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.
Black Moon Lilith in Aries in the Birth Chart: Fear of being unworthy
Black Moon Lilith in the zodiac sign of Aries judges its own performance/achievements and struggles to find itself worthy. Individuals who have BML in Aries in their birth chart can suffer from a lack of self-esteem that stems from the idea that they needs to achieve lots, achieve more than others, to finally be worthy of happiness & love.
Aries Black Moon Lilith individuals may miss lots of opportunities because deep down, they might not truly believe that they deserve it.
This position of lilith in the natal chart can also represent someone who is rebellious, assertive, and has independent energy. There could be a strong desire for personal freedom and a reluctance to conform to societal expectations. Challenges may arise in asserting oneself without causing conflicts. This is the most empowered manifestation of lilith in Aries..
Black Moon Lilith in Taurus: Fear of poverty
When Black Moon Lilith is located in the zodiac sign of Taurus in the birth chart, there can be an obsession for wealth and material possessions. Taurus Black Moon Lilith will push you to accumulate wealth, at the risk of finding out it doesn't make the feeling of hollowness go away.
The projection of this placement of lilith in the natal chart 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 consciousness, become conscious of your relationship to money, fear of lacking, fear of not having enough.
People who have Lilith in the zodiac sign of Taurus may also have a strong connection to sensuality and material desires. There could be a resistance to being controlled or limited in matters of pleasure and possessions. Balancing the need for security with the desire for freedom may be a theme.
Black Moon Lilith in Gemini: Fear of rejection
When Black Moon Lilith is located in the zodiac sign of Gemini in the birth chart, individuals can experience a terrifying fear of other people’s opinions. Lilith in Gemini wants to be accepted and liked by everyone. They may reject people before they have the chance to be rejected.
There can also be a struggle with 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?
Lilith in Gemini in the birth chart may contribute to a desire for mental independence and communication freedom. There could be a rebellious streak in expressing one's ideas, and a person might challenge conventional thought and communication norms.
Black Moon Lilith in Cancer: Fear of abandonment
With Black Moon Lilith in Cancer, individuals often have a horror of “needy” people. At the same time, it's not unusual to find that people with this placement of BML in their birth chart to find them in a situation where they somehow depend on other people.
Integration of Cancer Lilith 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.
Lilith in Cancer may suggest emotional independence and a need for freedom within the realm of family and nurturing. Challenges may revolve around balancing personal needs with familial expectations.
Black Moon Lilith in Leo: Fear of change
Leo represents the ego, and the position of Black Moon Lilith in Leo in your birth chart suggests that you can have a strong ego attachment to your achievements. At the same time, it's not uncommon to find yourself having strong judgement toward ego-centered people with this position of BML. Black Moon Lilith can represent fierce desire for personal expression while being afraid of it.
Lilith in Leo may bring a strong desire for personal recognition and creative freedom. There could be a rebellious spirit in expressing oneself authentically, and challenges may arise in navigating the balance between individuality and collective approval. This position of Lilith in Leo in the natal chart can be healed through inner child work, and practicing healthy narcissism: It's ok to be self-centred and to love yourself, practice it daily and try to empower other people to do the same.
Black Moon Lilith in Virgo: Fear of failure
For some reasons I’ve known a lot of people with this placement of Black Moon Lilith in Virgo. Perhaps because my Venus is in Virgo. People with Virgo Lilith in their natal chart 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 for 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.
Lilith in Virgo in the birth chart may indicate a desire for independence in work and daily routines. There may be a rebellion against perfectionist tendencies or societal expectations related to health and service.
Black Moon Lilith in Libra: Fear of loneliness
Libra has high standards and wants everything to be perfect. When Virgo focuses on fault and failure, Libra focuses on perfection, excellence, and appearances. When Black Moon Lilith is in Libra in the birth chart, there is a tendency toward projection, 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 that no one, including yourself, can be perfect. As soon as you start being critical and judging yourself, accept it but force yourself to find in what way the very behavior you’re criticizing has some value in itself.
Black Moon Lilith n Libra in the birth chart can also represent strong fears connected to relationships. Lilith in Libra may manifest as a desire for freedom within relationships. There could be challenges in finding a balance between personal desires and the expectations of partnership, and a person may resist conformity in their approach to partnerships.
Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio: Fear of loss
When Black Moon Lilith is in Scorpio in the birth chart, there is the risk of turning everything into 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 placement in their birth chart 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 distinguishing when we persist because we don’t want to lose from persisting because we really want to have something.
Reinforce the belief that when something has to end, it’s usually because something better is waiting.
Lilith in the zodiac sign of Scorpio may also suggest a rebellious and intense approach to matters of sexuality, shared resources, and transformation. There may be challenges related to power dynamics and a desire to break free from taboos.
Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius: Fear of meaninglessness
With Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius in the birth chart, 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. I
This placement of Lilith can 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.
Lilith in Sagittarius may also bring a rebellious spirit in matters of philosophy, beliefs, and exploration. There could be challenges related to expressing one's truth without conforming to societal or cultural expectations.
Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn: Fear of neglect
Black Moon lilith in Capricorn in the birth chart tends to create a fear of not being acknowledged and recognized. As a result, people with this placement in their natal chart may try to control situations as much as they can, as an attempt to feel empowered. The more they try to dominate and control, the more people refuse to acknowledge the good being done as they feel dominated. This can cause a tendency to push people away.
Integration of Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn comes from learning how to delegate and let other people take the lead, control is an illusion of security and needs to be tamed.
Lilith in Capricorn may indicate a desire for independence and authority in career and public life. Challenges may arise in navigating societal expectations and personal ambitions.
Black Moon Lilith in Aquarius: Fear of powerlessness
When Black Moon Lilith is in Aquarius in the birth chart, there can be a fear of being powerless that leads to isolation. People with Lilith in Aquarius can fear criticism for not being strong enough, and can decide to hide their weaknesses to the world.
The projection of Lilith in Aquarius takes the form of having a strong judgment on people we deem weak. Ironically, this placement grants 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 if 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.
Lilith in Aquarius may also contribute to a rebellious and unconventional approach to social issues and group dynamics. There could be a desire for individuality within the collective, and challenges may arise in balancing personal freedom with group expectations.
Black Moon Lilith in Pisces: Fear of vulnerability
People with Black Moon Lilith in the zodiac sign of Pisces can experience a strong fear of being hurt, leading to a tendency to erect emotional walls, obvious or subtle. On the other end of the spectrum, people with Lilith in Pisces in their birth chart can suffer from the opposite problem: Trusting people 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.