It was a Supermoon – a full moon – more powerful than usual, made so by what it lit up… it lit up Lilith, opposed her and thus stirred her energies. And so we all would have felt our Lilith’s stirring. Experienced what we normally keep hidden, to others and even to ourselves. And if we have worked well with the two faces of the moon – the Light and Dark – we would perhaps arrive at a space of tranquility within ourselves.
Lilith represents the power of the original woman, the Dark Feminine… secret, wise and unsubjugated… and thus for women represents those aspects of themselves. For men Lilith represents and reveals the hidden power struggles or other issues they may have, resolved or unresolved, with the women in their lives.
Lilith is perhaps best understood in contrast to her counterpart, the visible Moon, Luna, who represents Eve. Luna receives her self-fulfillment and self-definition through the nurturing of others. Lilith is self-fulfilled and self-defined. Luna represents the visible emotions; Lilith is those emotions which remain hidden or secret. Lilith lives behind-the-scenes, usually undetected. She can be sneaky or deceptive, but she can also indicate our ability to be subtle, to guide and manage events and people without being intrusive. She is our ability to be private. As a Moon, Lilith is also associated with mothering, but she is the strength of a mother protecting her cubs. Luna is soft and kind and nurturing. Lilith is strong, a disciplinarian, and will kill any who threaten the well-being of her offspring. Lilith is protective and self-protective. She protects herself from her own toxic emotions, becoming the guardian of shame, guilt, hatred, vengefulness, bitterness, envy, jealousy. We can look to the Lilith within us, to discover which defense mechanisms we employ to hide our wounding.
Lilith’s beauty can be understood only when she is accepted. If we reject her, we might only end up seeing the demonic side of her.
And in yesterday’s Supermoon’s light, it was an opportunity for us to see both – Luna and the Dark moon – Eve and Lilith… simultaneously.
So, here’s to the Supermoon, here’s to the Lilith in us… !