Black Moon Lilith (BML) had just arrived in outdoorsy Sagittarius for a 9-month long stay when I went out for my usual morning run to find the following scenes:
It’s called hoar frost; something fairly uncommon in these parts caused by the crystallization of dew freezing on a plant. Now with Black Moon Lilith often likened to the “whore” archetype, you might understand why I laughed my ass off at the phonetic similarity here – I was seeing actual physical evidence of BML’s transition into the sign of the Great Outdoors!
That aside, I often think of Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius as resonating with the Lady Godiva archetype – its special brand of defiance of convention carries political overtones for sure. The legend of Lady Godiva involved a woman who dared to ride naked through town (Sagittarius always is the nudist of the zodiac, LOL!) on horseback for the sake of making her husband honor his off-the-cuff remark that he would lower the taxes his subjects suffered under if she went streaking through the village square. Women + politics + nudity + horses = BML in Sagittarius in a nutshell.
And speaking of Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius’ connection to the equine, on the very same day that I saw the hoar frost above I received a text from a friend who sadly had to euthanize her aged and (recently) ailing mare – I often associate BML with euthanasia.
Astrology’s signs are all around us if we open our eyes to perceive; yet another Sagittarius keyword. There are obvious Truths but then there are the more hidden, occult Truths and this is Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius’ domain….for some, perhaps the next 9 months may prove a fertile time to explore things like Theosophy and Gnosticism.
Black Moon Lilith first entered Scorpio back on May 21, 2016, but it’s only recently this energy has become incredible palpable to me. I’ve always felt the Black Moon has a natural affinity for Scorpio, where it tends to really heighten her witchy, occult side and her sinuous vibes seem to have entwined themselves into my consciousness as of late. I have been positively inundated with Lilith symbolism for weeks now, which is certainly no surprise given that I am gearing up for a Lilith Return. It began with the conspicuous appearance of two real-life snakes within a week of each other and subsequently kicked into high gear when I found myself immersed in some deep and heavy Lilith-themed topics. Then last night I had a dream…
Let me preface what I am about to say by first explaining that I have an extremely strong connection with the animal kingdom and always have ever since I was a child. I also frequently dream of animals – everything from whales to mice and pretty much every kind of critter in between; many of which are not even indigenous to my part of the world. A paradigm-shifting conversation with my shaman girlfriend clued me into the fact this was extremely unusual, and she encouraged me to start looking at these animal appearances on a symbolic level. Now every time I have a real-life animal encounter or dream of one I meditate upon its esoteric meaning – if nothing immediately jumps out at me, I hit up the interwebz for further info using search terms like “whale symbolism”, “leopard totem”, “bear Medicine”, or similar.
In my dream last night, I was bitten by an opalescent cobra. Everyone around me had been running from it, but for some reason I wasn’t afraid and walked toward the serpent. From afar it looked typical of its species at first, but when I got close enough to it to pick it up I immediately saw that it had an almost mucosal iridescent sheen that made it appear rainbow-colored – it was then I realized I held something extraordinary. I gazed at it head-on, taking note of its slender neck and small hood – almost as if hypnotized – and feeling how cool to the touch and heavy in its slinky muscularity it was. A moment or two after the realization I was holding such a remarkable creature, it quite naturally decided to strike and sink its fangs into my hand. Although I was mildly surprised by the incident, I didn’t seem particularly concerned by the fact that I had just been bitten by a venomous creature. But the event was nonetheless enough to rouse me from my slumber shortly thereafter.
I awoke with the words “rainbow serpent” embedded in my consciousness, knowing it was a “thing” and that I needed to research this topic further. I then laid there in semi-conscious, almost trance-like state scrying, letting my mind wander in order to ascertain more about its symbolic meaning. The first thing that popped into my head regarding the rainbow serpent was a connection to kundalini energy; the rainbow colors of the snake representing the kaleidoscopic colors of the body’s seven chakras and the cobra itself signifying this latent force that is said to be coiled at the base of the spine. It was then the word “Lilith” surfaced in my awareness…according to my shaman girlfriend, bites, scratches, and stings are all symbolic Initiations where an animal imbues a person with their energy – I laughed, knowing I was indeed about to experience a Lilith Return. I then roused myself to consult my digital ephemeris on a hunch…would you look at that – Black Moon Lilith in symbolism-loving Scorpio currently forming an exact sextile to injectable Pluto this morning! Lilith definitely shot me up with a hefty dose of her Medicine in the wee hours last night, that’s for sure…! 😉
In this viral video clip, superstar heroine feline Tara comes to the aid of her “boy” when he’s viciously attacked by a neighbor’s dog that was on the loose. She springs into action and trounces the marauding canine, sending it packing and giving chase before swiftly turning on her heel to make sure the little boy was OK.
Now what’s the astrology of this event, you ask? Well, both children and kitties are Leo’s domain, and that’s where Black Moon Lilith is right now. BML is a dark feminine energy, and a real force of nature when provoked. Seeing a “cub” under attack would certainly elicit this kind of fierceness, because when she gets juiced up by Mars (as she is now), she has no qualms about throwing on the war paint and going into battle – it’s on like Donkey Kong! Mars sometimes gets a bad rap for being aggressive, but at its very best it represents hero energy. This little kitty was very brave – she had no idea she wasn’t “supposed” to attack a dog that was larger than her. She simply took split-second action when she saw one of her pride under attack.
Double astro-bonus points? Lion goddess Sekhmet, protector of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, (asteroid #5381) was also joined with Black Moon Lilith at the time of this event. Maybe this feline was only doing what had been hardwired in her DNA to do on a primal level since ye olden times – protect the young pharaoh!
Tara the housecat is a perfect (or is that purr-fect, LOL?) example of this astro-energy in action – may she long bask in the glory of her newfound Leonine rock star status!
The other thing I like about this event is it can help spur a needed re-balance in the ages old cats-vs-dogs debate. This isn’t to imply that one is better than the other; however it’s possible a story like this can help level the playing field so people see them more as equals, because there’s nothing BML dislikes more than being considered a lesser/subordinate. Since Black Moon Lilith represents the outcast (in Leo, it can represent the exiled/disowned feline), perhaps those who have previously counted themselves as cat detractors will start to come around to equalize their position a bit in the wake of this kitty’s daring, defiant actions! At the very least, I’m sure this event will prove to be a boon for all the shelter cats looking for good homes!