Lilith in Libra is an odd bird. How does this renegade influence align with the airy elegance of Libra? The description below also applies to anyone with Lilith in the 7th House or conjunct Venus.
Lilith here is often a genius at diplomacy, leadership, and business; all the better to score the fabulous life craved beyond (almost) reason.
Because this Lilith can turn on such a huge surge of charm at will (in the same way that the Marines can mount a battle if necessary), people are routinely stunned at the speed with which they can be dropped.
Good looks are a weapon and cosmetics an extension of will. Sigmund Freud had Lilith in Libra. Don’t try to lie them to about sex, beauty, or artifice. They will outwit you every time. These people are often incredible corporate players, the classic iron fist in the velvet glove.
High functioning Lilith in Libra, the Seventh House or conjunct Venus is a genius at the Venusian arts—seduction, fashion, and beauty. Think also natural magnetism of the big end of town. It doesn’t matter what it takes; Lilith in Libra is not remotely comfortable with petty bourgeois judgments and limited horizons.
Mavis Gary In Young Adult Is A Lower Style Lilith In Libra
What happens when the Lilith vibe gets blocked? Avarice as in The Bling Ring, over-consumption, super lookist neurosis and doing whatever it takes to keep up appearances. For a genius performance of a Lilith in Libra gone batshit insane, see Charlize Theron as young adult fiction ghostwriter Mavis Gary in Young Adult.
This Lilith needs an inoculation against the Love Zombie virus from birth and a coherent grip on actual creativity and art, not just the glittering over-costed glitz that can pass for it. True art appreciation, aesthetics, and relationship boundaries bring out the genius of this placement.
Coco Chanel began as an innovator, deliberately setting her style vision beyond contemporary fashion. In her day she may or may not have been a prostitute, spy or Nazi collaborator. With someone as outspoken as her and whose success was so meteoric, you never know what’s real and what’s slander. What’s clear is that her aesthetic is of the ‘wrong end’ of any town. It left her a legacy as an enduring global brand of beauty and luxury. She was crazy into numerology, an early adopter of Feng Shui and her marketing sense was genius. She pulled herself up from being an orphan. Chanel (understandably) hated class judgments, saying it only mattered that people were classy and fabulous.
She hated Class Judgements, Saying It Only Mattered That People Were Classy And Fabulous
Another example of Lilith in Libra worldliness is the fascinating Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. She became Queen of both France and England, mothered a massive dynasty and carved out her history at a time when women (even queens) had little personal power. Accused at one point of being a witch, she was described as “wild and devious.” She was one of the rare females to get away with leaving one king for another. Her realm was renowned for being progressive, and she attempted to introduce laws that would treat women as equals, not chattels of their husbands.
Her Lilith in Libra did, however, show itself in her love of the good life. When she joined her husband on a crusade to the Holy Lands, she took with her an entourage of 300 ladies and her supplies: clothes, mattresses, musicians, troubadours, cosmetics, perfume, art and animals.
So you can see here the blessings of this Lilith—excellent stateswomanly skills and an aesthetic sense that rather than being suppressed, can be used to motivate.
Writer and motivational speaker Liz Murray is a brilliant example of Lilith in Libra gumption. The author of Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard was “raised” by two drug addicts in the Bronx. The book is harrowing. Murray recalls going without food for days, being bullied at school for being smelly, sans shoes and lice-ridden, having her birthday money being taken for cocaine or heroin and a litany of other hardships.
Edna St Vincent Millay, Celebrity Poet, And Sexual Adventuress Had Lilith In Libra
Aged 16 and living on the streets, she at first saw herself as “a rebel and a victim.” But then she had a now or never style epiphany and pledged to go back to school and become a straight A student, despite never having attended class regularly. Doing a year’s work every term and going to night classes, she eventually won herself a New York Times scholarship to Harvard and graduated from the Ivy League university with honors. These days she mentors at-risk teenagers.
Think also Edna St Vincent Millay, the Jazz Age poet who became one of the very few people—let alone women—to become a celebrity in her time from writing poetry. The work was terrific, of course. She was a hard-living, sexual adventuress, feminist, and Pulitzer Prize-winner. Renowned also for her obsession with fashion, she resolutely opposed sexism, racism, and fascism. The phrase ‘burning the candle at both ends’ comes from her:
…My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light…
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