|Black Moon Lilith|
Extended Chart, Glyph: Black Moon Lilith - BML
Black Moon Lilith, an abstract, geometrical point in space.
An ellipse has two focal points, and the other focal point, not occupied by the Earth has been called the Dark Moon, the Black Moon or Lilith.
Link Black Moon Lilith - BML
Perhaps the most subtle and intriguing of the three Liliths, Black Moon is not a physical body but an abstract, geometrical point, like the Ascendant or the Vertex. Because the Moon's path around the Earth is elliptical, as opposed to circular, it has two foci, or centers, the Earth being one and Black Moon Lilith the other. We can also describe this point as the apogee of the Moon's orbit - the place where it is farthest from Earth.
The center of gravity between the Earth and Moon is inside the Earth. As part of the Earth-Moon system, Black Moon is a point or energetic vortex intimately bound to the center of the Earth. Within this context, Lilith is a twin to the core energy of the Earth, the deep heart of fire that feeds and sustains our bodies and the body of the Earth. The creative vitality of the Sun gives life to the Earth and fuels this central core fire.
As a centerpoint of the Moon's orbit, Black Moon Lilith works in relationship with the Earth-Moon system and with the Sun. As a second center of reference, she gives a sense of rhythm to the Earth, taking the dynamics of relationship beyond the personal Moon-Venus energies into more subtle dimensions that are essential to our lives. For this reason Black Moon Lilith has a strong impact on relationship dynamics. Representing the closest reach of the Moon to the Sun, she is also a reference point in our personal lives that brings us into relationship with the heart of our Sun-fueled experience on Earth, an emotional intelligence informed by the wisdom of earthy instinct.
Since our culture has lost - even rejected, as Lilith was rejected - this kind of natural wisdom, it is more difficult to tap into and trust it. Relationships that carry the Lilith energy are initiatory, soul-to-soul meetings that open into a deeper center where personal and impersonal experience merge. Can we trust this energy that is unraveling our edges, tapping into such a deep well? Can we trust ourselves?
The Black Moon point is where we are lured into our more self-centered illusions for the purpose of purging negative desires, thereby leading us to the deeper truth within our hearts, the longings and yearnings of our souls. She insists that we feel through, let go, and surrender to something essential and transparent in us that is primary - the bedrock beneath the shifting sands, the passion of the soul. http://www.astro.com/astrology/in_lilith_e.htm
Astrologically there are three Liliths and you need three different ephemerides to find them. The Three Liliths Link
- Asteroid Lilith, found orbiting in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter,
- Dark Moon Lilith, said to be the Earth's second Moon,
- Black Moon Lilith, an abstract, geometrical point in space.
Harbingers Of The Modern World An astrological treatise on the asteroids Hidalgo, Pandora, and Lilith, authored by Mark Andrew Holmes
Lilith, asteroid 1181
Precession, Fixed Star Scheat - 29° Pisces 22 [till mid 2010] 0°, Aries 00 [from mid 2010]
Fixed Stars appear to be stationary, relative to the Earth and to each other, and are grouped into symbolic patterns called constellations (although they do travel due to precession at a rate of less than one minute per year, so needing some seventy-two years to move slightly more than one degree of arc).
http://www.astrologycom.com/fixedstars.html, http://darkstarastrology.com/zodiac-signs-fixed-stars-precession/, http://www.constellationsofwords.com/categories/precession.htm
The Earth's equatorial bulge, coupled with the obliquity* of the ecliptic, allow the Sun and the Moon to exert forces on the Earth which produce a torque about its center of mass. This torque causes the Earth's axis to precess with respect to the celestial sphere.
*obliquity (deviation from perpendicularity; divergence, as the obliquity of the ecliptic to the equator)