“Lilith embodies the presence of an archaic form of feminine strength that ignores any patriarchal discourse of power and dominance and allies itself with those forces that affirm life itself.”
Kocku Von Stuckrad
“Lilith represents something that has become unconscious and is striving to become conscious again. Let’s call it archaic energy, spiritual femininity, something akin to the wisdom of the goddess. As long as we don’t have access to this energy we experience it psychologically as loss, suppression, isolation, emptiness, addiction and above all power struggles.”
Virgos get shit done. It was a Virgo who invented the dictionary. It was a Virgo who invented birth control. There are many examples of ultra-competent visionary Virgo people in the Virgo category. But i think double Virgo (Sun + Mercury) Rose McGowan may just have kicked off a new wave of feminist consciousness. I posted on it here a few days ago and also on the Astro School but the momentum now is unmistakable.
Rose McGowan’s initial outing of Harvey Weinstein has started something huge and what’s more she did it on her Lilith Return. McGowan is Moon-Lilith in Sagittarius – the dominant astral theme behind this whole new wave feminism is Lilith in trine to Uranus in Aries. With a Saturn kicker. So it will stick. Saturn endures. This is not a flare-up and things then go back to ‘normal.’
Reese Witherspoon, Lupita Nyong’o and multiple others are talking about their experiences of sexual assault and harassment from men, Harvey or not, Hollywood, in publishing, everywhere. The #MeToo tag on Twitter. It is both incredibly triggering AND healing to read the countless stories. Not to mention the conversations it has spawned with my daughter and her friends, the Pluto in Sagittarius girls now moving into their peak “Harvey years.” I vividly remember the year i was 19-20 and it felt as if every time i left the house, something happened.
And that mysterious something that i always thought was a weirdness about me that seemed to attract weird scenarios was in fact just relentless, non-stop assault and harassment. These tales from, well, everywhere but especially from strong, successful females, have been strengthening even as they’ve bought memories rushing back in from where-ever they went. That swift turn to rage and hate from a man on the street when you don’t respond to his unsolicited “compliment.” The threats, the whining, the hissing, the fervent gropes on the job, later hotly denied because of, you know, craziness. The gas-lighting, the threats, the refusal to let you end the “relationship”, the bullshit career promises and the pretending they were interested in your work and then the actual situations involving police interference. Although logically we always know it is of course not just us, it is a chasm between that and actually reading the accounts of these people brave enough to share their stories.
So the new feminist wave came with Lilith in Sagittarius (candour) being amplified by innovative Uranus and loosely in league with the North Node in Leo – we speculated that this NN in Leo might evolve Hollywood, earlier in the year but did not envision this.
It is worth remembering that in terms of classically female archetypes, Venus is woman in relation to Other – relationships, seduction, the Moon is woman as maternal and Lilith is the outsider, the feminist, the rebel who defines and validates herself. Of course there are other archetypes – Artemis/Nike for athletes and Vesta as predominantly creative souls, Athene for when your core relationship is with a civic duty or your vocation….But this current energy IS Lilith and it is worth thinking about where we are at with Lilith Vibe, our own personal Lilith energy and where this awareness can be practically grounded. Because Lilith is moving into Capricorn – 2018 = Lilith, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.
Image: Delphine Lebourgeois