Lilith the asteroid, Black Moon Lilith or Lilith the Dark Moon. Lilith
is a hypothetical earthly satellite found within a void that falls
between the Earth and the Moon's orbital apogee as seen from Earth.
This mythical "Shadow Sister" of the Earth holds much mystery and
unharnessed power. It functions as a dichotomous representation of the
feminine instinct, and it is astrologically significant.
Although not much information is available about Lilith in respect to astrology, we base our meaning of it on mythology and biblical references.
Throughout history, there have been numerous references and alleged sightings of Lilith, who is supposed to be the Earth's second Moon. Lilith is portrayed throughout history as a demoness, a Succubus, a harlot.
In the bible, she is referred to as the Screech Owl. She was thought to be Adam's first wife who escaped the garden of Eden to sleep with devils and bore thousands of demonic children. She is portrayed as sexually abhorous and primal. However, she is empowered and possesses an independent spirit that enjoys sexual freedom. The Dark Moon is associated with sexual energy, the taboo, the forbidden fruits are her deepest desire, which she surely will have.
Lilith is the opposite of the nurturer. She represents the darker side of motherhood--she is child abuse and neglect, the child killer, death of children and the guilty mother and all negative debris associated with child rearing. Also, she is associated with fertility and sexual prowess, an innate animalistic nature bent on lust and unorthodox societal behaviors, potentially creating tangled messes in our lives.
In a man's chart, the Dark Moon position denotes what kind of woman he deeply desires but fears. It is his mother and his lover's darkest traits, his attraction and repulsion to such. This is the woman to which he is magnetically attracted, vulnerable and harmed by. Lilith also shows what sort of mistress a man shall take.
In a woman's chart, Lilith's natal positioning represents how she feels as a woman, her feminine identity and body image. It is her innate sexual instinct and what attracts her that is harmful to her. It shows how she functions as a mother, a daughter, a sexual partner.
Lilith is our darker side of what we wish to be closer to. She is our shadowed mistress, temptation, dangerous and intense attraction, abuse at the hand our of mothers. Lilith is the darker side of your illuminating, nurturing Moon.
Here is Lilith's placement through the signs and/or houses, giving insight into her darker meaning.
Her house sinks down to death,
And her course leads to the shades.
All who go to her cannot return
And find again the paths of life.
— Proverbs 2:18–19