“All those people who rejected me gave me a head-start on freedom, because the fear and obedience we are all taught, well, those things weren’t getting me any love. Maybe what shame needs to stay alive is the consent of the shamed.”
Ariel Gore – birth Lilith in Leo – We Were Witches
Lilith lands back in Leo this Monday and I’m legit elated. It’s not just the iconoclastic sorceress vibe, although who couldn’t do with a bit more of that energy at the moment?
But no, I’m thinking elemental Fire: as in audacity and heat. A snazzy hot Leo presence will spark Jupiter in Aries and make the astroscape more elementally balanced.
This influence will suit feisty femmes, anyone seeking to actualize a more potent, brave creative presence and wit a la Rebecca Solnit’s brilliant Men Explain Things To Me essay. It coined the term ‘mansplaining’ and yes, she’s a Lilith in Leo woman.
Lilith – aka the Lunar Apogee – last graced Leo in 2014 – it was a good year! In hindsight, it seems to be swathed in a golden aura but maybe that’s just the absence of bushfires and lockdowns plus I had a Neptunian boyfriend that year.
But you see, Lilith IS ultra-potent in Leo. I think it’s to do with Leo being Apollo-ruled and Lilith representing the Moon’s furtherest point from Earth. She’s not quite with the classic Moon program and the Sun is in natural polarity with the Moon.
This Lilith placement has far more than it’s logical share of iconic people: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, Simone de Beauvoir, Bette Davis, Patrick Swayze, Catherine Deneuve. Monroe had it rising with Neptune for extra spaced out glamor zing.
More recent Lilith in Leo stars include Jordan Peele, Brandy Norwood, Christopher Nolan, Valentino Rossi, Queen Latifah, Naomi Klein, Melissa McCarthy and more…If you’re expecting a baby anytime before October, anticipate a vocal child with star-power who may well exert a strong opinon on your cinematic and musical tastes.
For the next nine months, every Leo Moon will be as far away from Earth as it can get without breaking free and roaming the galaxy.
And, every Aquarius Moon will be ultra-close to us. Watch baseline Leo and Aquarius relationship, food, freedom-intimacy ratio and style preferences flip.
If you’ve been thinking about a fresh look that fuqs off dank vibes from recent years, Lilith in Leo is fab for curating something bold. If you want to paradigm-bust, go with yellow, solar and gold themes.
Finally, note this: the house or chart sector where you have Leo has been “poorly lit” for the last several years, with no major presence holding court for more than a few weeks – the Sun, Mercury etc.
Now Lilith will floodlight the zone for months, ahead of Venus in Leo for 18 weeks from June 5.
Leos, your optimism is not a hallucination.
*Astro-Fiend Note: I need to do more research on this but some sources say that “Ketu” – of the Vedic Rahu + Ketu – is actually Lilith, not the South Node. We know Lilith is in a nine year cycle, similar to the Nodes and Eclipses so it fits.
As Lilith is the screen for many a patriarchal projection, it could explain the bad rep of the South – or descending – Node. It’s all a bit Snakes & Ladders AKA irrational.
Image: Helmut Newton – Citreon.