Originally published on AstroGeek and Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.
Effective Dates: 5/22-12/2/16
“We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it’s a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.” — Marilyn Monroe
Cards: The Devil, 8 of Swords, The Queen of Swords
You will hear me barking about mirrors all of the time. It is one of my favorite topics. We are all little mirrors running around, projecting our issues into the outside world and receiving projections from others. Sometimes we forget where our reflection begins and where the reflections of others end. Unlike a mirror you may use to look at your beautiful face, humans are living, lucid mirrors. We are ever morphing like liquid, filling cracks, reflecting some more, creating labyrinths of the mind – projecting outward and beckoning our deepest, most repressed desires to manifest as people and events in our lives. We take things in – traumatic events or hurtful words people say – and leave a void in the world. This is where Black Moon Lilith comes in with her influence.
Who is the mirror of the moon? Why, that is the Black Moon Lilith. So what the fuck is that? Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Why, Lilith gives no fucks about silly questions like that. She is the “evil” queen, aka the wild, self owned woman who kicked Adam in the teeth and bore a bunch of demon babies in some myths. She is not passive femininity like Eve, who is born of his rib and bound to her identity as a subplot of man. No, she is as much of a full being as Adam. She is associated with the dark sexual energy inside all of us that we unfortunately stifle due to the commands from “civilized” society. And then we label those urges a “monster” or “demon.” How backwards is that? “Exercise the beast, don’t exorcise the beast,” goes a famous Satanic saying. You can’t ever rid yourself of your primal side, so you better learn how to harness it and ride that dragon.
Nature has no idea what the fuck we are talking about when we say shit like “good” and “evil.” It doesn’t know “good” and “evil.” Nature only recognizes when things are out of wack and a horrible imbalance has crept into the fold. With our actions, we create a pocket or a void in our life. Back to Black Moon Lilith. During this ingress of the Queen of mental darkness, Black Moon Lilith will show us just how tight our blindfolds are. Shackles of various kinds lead to mental blocks that keep us from fully expressing our nature. As the mirror of the moon, Lilith will show us what personality traits we have developed to repress our desires. Scorpio is very heavy handed when it comes to transmutation. Why are you so terrified to change? You know that your job, spouse, whatever, sucks. So why don’t you leave? Why don’t you severe? Because you are afraid of your own power. Lilith left her position of glory because she did not love Adam and did not want to be his servant, as the Abrahamic god YHWH commanded. That was some big fucking decision… That means she wont take any of your shit excuses anymore.
It’s time to change. You feel it in the air, don’t you? All of the events the past couple of moons have been gearing us up for our ability to cut through this thick jungle of our mind. We have witnessed deep misery. We have witnessed the power of the cosmos and how we are mere peons when it comes to the force of nature. The “dream” that society gives us is as fragile as glass when it comes to the forces inside of us. Don’t fight her. Learn from her. Lilith will crack you open and devour your insides. She is ruthless. Change is inevitable, and that realization alone is enlightening.
Remember what I told you when Vesta entered Gemini? Watch your mind. You lie to yourself as much as you lie to others. Those urges you feel in your gut, what do they say to you? If you do not manifest what you truly desire, the demons in your external world will just get scarier and scarier. And then they will seep back into your brain as anxieties and more trauma and back out like a horrifying wheel of death and destruction. Break that fucking wheel! This Lilith energy is very Kali, the dark dancing Hindu goddess of time, creation, preservation and destruction. She is associated with Shakti energy, or feminine sexual energy that leads to Kundalini Awakening. Creation and destruction are mirrors, and this is an ancient creative/destructive force we are dealing with. The deep, repressed desires inside of you are your way to the light. They only seem ugly because we are reflecting back the tremendous fear that society has for the wild. The power inside all of us is tremendous and boundless. Why wouldn’t that terrify a handler?
Lilith knows she was born a Queen, not a slave. Let this lesson pass on. Don’t live your life in quiet servitude to those around you. Transform, become one with your desires, let the fucking beast out of the cage. Don’t let them use your own mind against you. Don’t let them tell you what you want. You know what you want.