Black Moon LilithBlack Moon Lilith, or the Lunar apogee is the most commonly used Lilith in Astrology. Black Moon Lilith encapsulates all three Liliths while at the same time if you want to use the other two Liliths, you can fine tune with these extra sprites and they will give you clues as to which of the three are operating most strongly. You can find out more about the Lilith trio and the Black Moon Corridor in this Triple Moon Goddess Post

Here we shall focus on Black Moon Lilith in more detail. In particularly we need to get a hold of just how the Lilith corridor works looking at the lives of the famous and the infamous. I decided to look at the Black Moon Lilith rising or featured in the 1st house. Such a strong fiery placement should push Lilith energy to the forefront of a persons life and identity. Having them conjunct Mars or the Sun would do the same.


Timothy Leary 1960’s counter culture “Guru” had a black hole of a Lilith corridor, 5 degrees wide in the 1st. The midpoint of Mean & True Lilith opposed a Ceres/ Pluto conjunction (03′!). This aptly describes his use of psychedelics drugs, taking that Plutonic portal to access the shadow realms of the psyche. Ceres is the wisdom of mother earth speaking to us through plants and herbs, psychedelics such as mushrooms and Ayahuasca fall under that category. True Lilith sextiles Leary’s North Node while also trining Pluto/Ceres making this journey into sacred medicines part of his life’s calling. He also had the obsessive fiery-red star Antares rising and Pluto/Ceres quincunx the AC which support the Dark Goddess energy.

Marilyn Monroe had a magnetism that was off the scales. The camera loved her osculating hips! She has True Lilith, otherwise known as osculating Lilith rising, opening a Lilith corridor from the 12th spanning down into the 1st. It contains glamorous Neptune and voluptuous Ceres. True Lilith is semi-sextile sexually intense Pluto. Mean Lilith is quincunx Uranus (04′) and square Asteroid Lilith. So here we have the conflict, her sexuality V her emancipation. She did have a few lesbian flings, disillusion by being treated as a sex object. Desperately insecure, her oozing sexuality overwhelmed her. That Mean Lilith is trined by charming and beautiful Venus. So not something she could hide!

Pablo Picasso was the most prolific and famous artist of the 20th century. He was still painting and sexually active at the age of 90! He had a black hole corridor in the first house with True Lilith rising widely. This Lilith squared Saturn giving him that wrinkly sex appeal and longevity as an artist. True Lilith also trines the Moon and North Node. That all important artistic mission was aided by lunar imagination and the ladies.. His muses were his many wives and lovers. Mean Lilith is quincunx hell-raising Eris and trined Neptune, his artistic experiments challenged the established art world at the time.

Johann Sebastian Bach spellbinding harpsichord music hypnotised the ear transporting one to heaven. His famous organ piece Toccata & fugue is truly mesmerising. True Lilith leans into the 1st house quincunx racey Mars,( his pieces were FAST) True Lilith is also trine Saturn, mixing technical mastery with Magic. Mean Lilith is semi-sextile his mystical Sun in the 12th house, uplifting heavenly music yes! His long Black Moon corridor spans the 2nd house of cash and contains the Lilith star Algol.

Johnny Cash had a very Lilith themed life, the troubled Country singer and “Man In Black” had a distinctive vocal style. Intoning songs of sorrow and redemption to prisoners. He got clean after a spiritual epiphany during a drug induced suicide attempt. Not surprising then to see he has True Lilith rising conjunct the North Node (06′!) He has a long Lilith corridor spanning the whole of the 1st house putting it at the forefront of his persona. It contains Lilith flavoured Eris (outlaw), Venus (love) & Uranus (rebel). His corridor culminates with a Mean Lilith in opposition to Asteroid Lilith on the gifted Star Spica. His 5 decade career and regeneration after meeting his 35yr work & soul mate June Carter, are beautifully described by his Lilith story.

Excerpt from forthcoming book. Resurrecting The Divine Feminine ~ Lilith & Eris. Where I also look at Black Moon Lilith in the charts of David Lynch, Liz Green, Ron Hubbard, Peter Sutcliffe, Dennis Nilsen, David Soul and Stanislas De Guaita 

Author: Marina Macario

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  1. Bewitching it is, indeed! Really interesting points to meditate on, Marina. So, just to clarify, the “corridor” is the space between Oscillating Lilith and True Mean Lilith, correct? It gets confusing with all the different Lilith’s some times! I have a 9 degree span with Saturn conjunct TML in Scorpio. The Lilith myth/theme has been a strong one all my life, something that I’m continually forced to deal with, so your article is enlightening. Thank you so much, Marina. I appreciate your vision.

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  2. Thanks Vanessa,
    Yes the corridor is between the both of them. Oh confusing Lilith, to clarify again, True Lilith is the osculating one and Mean Lilith is just the normal one!
    I think Dark Moon should be renamed “Ghost Moon” also. I might start calling it that from now on myself.
    I spoke to Kelley Hunter on Facebook today, she said she did think Black Holes were connected to Lilith and also Galactic centre. Very interesting!

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  3. Okay, I’ve got it now. Thank you for the rapid clarification! It’s interesting you bring up the Black Holes correlation with Lilith – from the first time I heard of black holes, that was the feeling I got, you know, somewhere deep inside that I can’t let go of, that they are connected or one in the same YES! My understanding at this point is that Ghost Moon is a node, similar to Rahu/Ketu – like a sister actually – a feminine reflection (mirror) of the masculine dynamic of nodes and their impact -which is tremendous and powerful! Maybe I’m wrong in the astronomy department but I do recall my initial gut reaction *click* when I learned the calculations – that she was a point of alignment – a “shadowy” graha (one that seizes in sanskrit), not an embodied planet, just like Rahu/Ketu. Why wouldn’t Ghost Moon, as you so aptly named her, have as much impact and power? For there is balance and harmony in all the Universe – there is feminine (shakti) to masculine (shiva) is everything. (I’m a vedic student btw) I’ve been fascinated with Ghost Moon for a long, long time. Just now things are starting to open up and it’s about time!

    What a trip – the Galactic Center – the alignment in 2012. Now, this could get REALLY exciting! Thank you SO much Marina ~ I’ll be following this all with great fascination!

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  4. Lilith mania indeed! I’m pretty flattered beyond recognition that the Face of Lilith Herself found my article clarifying, so thank you thank you thank you.

    This is awesome, and extremely telling- it kind of speaks to what I was saying, about a more constructive (or stable) application of Lilith vs. a kind of warped and deranged one, or rather, the most extreme twist on your culturally prescribed role. I am, however, a little bit confused as to how one exactly finds the True Lilith and calculates the corridor. I’m very curious to do mine (my BML is at 10+ Pisces in my 10th House, widely conjoining my Sun-Mercury- explains quite a bit, doesn’t it?), but my brain is currently snow-mush and I’m having a hard time following the math.

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    black moon lilith (mean) is the main one in the extended chart selection

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    Waldemath, dark moon lilith h58

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