If you have Black Moon Lilith in Pisces, the pain you’ve experienced through your Lilith placement has made you compassionate and empathetic. You’ve learned to embody the kindness the world lacks.
However your Lilith wounds have played out (shown by the house your Black Moon Lilith is located in), you have become acutely sensitized to the harshness of the world. You see how many sharp edges, cruel consequences, and dirty tricks pile up in daily life, and you know in the depths of your soul that it absolutely does not have to be this way. Life can be good, people can be kind, and a loving, caring community of like-minded folks is hardly a pipe dream. So you make an effort to make connections, to show compassion, and to care for those on the margins of society. You reach out and draw the most vulnerable under your wing for protection. In some ways, you become a living avatar of compassion, an everyday bodhisattva spreading beauty through the grimy streets.
Of course, this isn’t without risk. As you know (and as the world has been eager to remind you), there are all too many who would take advantage of that kindness. There are people who want you to fix them without doing any of the work it takes to be fixed. And perhaps even worse, there are people who are so rigid and blocked off that they can’t react to your kindness with anything other than derision and judgement. You remind them of everything they’re rejected in order to ensure their safety. Your softness becomes a repository for other people’s fears about their own vulnerability.
And when your beautiful balloons of compassion are popped by those jagged edges, you understandably just want to hide your head under the covers. You try and try to fix the world, but sometimes the world just doesn’t want fixing. The world can be small and ugly and sharp while your soul is expansive and ethereal and free. So you sometimes decide you’d rather escape or transcend the world entirely. You may turn to drugs or religion or sex or sleep to find that all-encompassing feeling of connection. You may take to spinning fantasies that can’t come true. You may just immerse yourself in fiction or art or beauty. In one way or another, though, you will always find yourself periodically in need of reconnecting to your core idealism. The key is to find a way to reconnect that genuinely inspires you long-term rather than just soothing the more immediate aches.
Another way to alleviate some of the pain of Black Moon Lilith in Pisces is to lean on the sign opposite to Pisces, Virgo. Virgo is just as driven to fix the brokenness of the world as you are. But Virgo recognizes that sometimes practical support means more than limitless compassion. Sometimes helping someone prepare for a job interview is a greater act of kindness than giving them a couch to sleep on forever. Sometimes telling someone they have a stain on their shirt so they can fix it is more effective than giving them the shirt off your own back along with speech about how we shouldn’t be judging others by their clothes anyway. It’s not that it’s not true! We shouldn’t judge over something that small! And if you want to work toward a world that abolishes clothing-related status signaling, go for it. But in the moment, there is still a practical problem that requires a practical solution. And Virgo knows how to discern which is which.
While this placement is enormously complex and merits a chapter all its own, I’ll close here. Just know that your intuition is right: Your compassion is exactly what the world needs most. Your willingness to look beyond the outer shell to the beauty that permeates all of us is your superpower, and you should never let it go. As you work to create a world that is truly rooted in kindness, your wisdom will be more necessary than ever. Just make sure that you direct your energy to where you can do the most good, and you will be a true force of nature.
Do you have Black Moon Lilith in Pisces? What is it like for you?