Lilith is in Leo until November…This is an extract from Bitchcraft – The Book Of Lilith.
If, by the way, you don’t know your Lilith sign, you can check it out on Astrodienst or use the Lilith ephemeris in Bitchcraft
Lilith in Leo or in the Fifth House or conjunct Sun
This is the showgirl Lilith; the ultimate diva whose creative output, talents and/or pure raw chutzpah work like a magic spell.
Here we find the true performers, those whose work is immortal, the showgirls and boys whose one love is their art. This Lilith has a psychic need to perform, to show off her Awesome and to transcend normal life. There is no comfort in the suburban, the trodden path or anything other than full on Magical Realism. She casts a powerful bright spell and learns early in life how to deal with the petty and envious. Superstitious as fuq, in the way actors so often can be.
If thwarted or low-functioning, this Lilith is the stage-hog, the addict, the do-anything-for- fame type person with no core psychological strength behind the glittering surface. She’s eaten up by envy and fear of being ousted by more youthful rivals.
High-functioning, she is magical, outrageously talented and adored. The art and the fans sustain her. The work lives on.
Lilith in Leo, the Fifth House or on the Sun needs an audience, art, beauty and live the legend that is her own life. They do their thing—because it’s damned hard not to when you’re rocking this Lilith and they become trail-blazers, game-changers or in the case of Marilyn Monroe, a woman whose appeal seems increase—not diminish—with every passing year. Seriously, how much footage/pictures were shot of this lady? New ones emerge all the time.
Lilith Rising in Leo alongside glam Neptune caused this bright star to shine so brilliantly but in the end she was sucked down by those lower Neptune fuelled drug and alcohol issues. Despite being one of the most loved and/or lusted after women in the world at the height of her fame, she had a lot of darker Lilith themes going on behind the scenes. Gynae issues, a suspected turning of a trick or two, casting couch crap in an era when your career was wrecked if you said no. You get the idea. She grew up in a series of foster homes, at least one of which was abusive, according to several biographers. Her breathy little girl act— think: ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’—hid her real commitment to her craft. With her, shall we say, obvious charms, it was easy to lose sight of her magnificent comedic talent and chameleon-like ability to lose herself in a part.
FYI the musician Miles Davis also had Lilith in Leo on Neptune—he composed tunes with names such as Bitches Brew, Nefertiti, Star People, Voodoo, Aura and Sorcerer. Lilith in Leo is a strong and demanding Muse. The art comes first.
You can also see the Ars Gratia Artis (Art for Art’s sake) vibe in the life of Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, France’s greatest woman writer. She astutely chronicled the demi-monde of Paris in the Belle E?poque—literally the ‘pretty era’ between the late 1870s and World War 1. Her fave characters were courtesans, jaded actors and precocious teenagers would-be con-people.
A superstar author celebrity in her own time—no posthumous discovery fame for her—Colette was as renowned for flamboyant love affairs as for her genius. She adored cats, gossip, cosmetics, theatre and intrigue. “Be happy,” she advised, “it’s one way of being wise.”
She was seducing, boozing, writing and scandalising right up to the end. Longevity is one of the secrets of this Lilith. Keep the dream alive and you endure. Model turned actor turned bona fide industry player Sharon Stone has been written off by the tabloids a 1000 times but still she comes back.
She has Lilith in Pisces conjunct her Sun—super-strength charisma. First she appeared as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s fake wife in Total Recall and then as bisexual serial seductress/killer Catherine Trammel in Basic Instinct. Practically every other actress in the town knocked back that leg-crossing flasher scene. For Stone, it did the trick. Once, when accused of having slept her way to the top, she replied pithily that you can only sleep your way to the middle. She’s also frank about the sexist crap besetting female actors: “In Hollywood, if you have a vagina and a point of view, it’s a deadly combination.”
Lilith in Leo doesn’t just function in the arts and glamor scene: Billie Jean King was one of the greatest tennis players of her day. Her rad style bought a whole new audience to the game. She described tennis as, “the perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.”
She was also the first prominent female athlete to come out as gay. A serious proponent of Awesome, she is an American former World Number One, with 39 Grand Slam titles and is a staunch, vocal advocate of women’s equality. The genius comedian Tina Fey has Lilith rising in Leo. LOL that she called her (hilarious) autobiography Bossypants.