Black Moon Lilith in the Second House – Guardian of the Gate

knight haloIf you have Lilith in the second house of your chart, her themes will manifest in terms of value and resources. You will struggle to claim your own worth and ensure that you receive your fair share.

Lilith in the second house usually shows up in childhood in the form of self-esteem issues. You were bullied, nitpicked, or otherwise made to feel less than worthy. This could come in the form of rejection from peers or pressure from authority figures to conform and be more manageable. Lilith in the second house is vulnerable to being demeaned and scapegoated, especially in youth.

It also manifests in terms of resources. Many people with this placement end up with partners who drain them financially or spiritually. They end up in situations that demand their subservience and are punished when they fail to bend the knee. If you have this placement, it’s highly likely that you have had this happen at least once.

In traditional astrology, the second house is known as the Gate of Hades. If we think of Lilith in the way that medieval writers did, she is at home in the underworld and rejoices there. So Lilith in the second house becomes empowered when it is employed to guard that gate. If you have Lilith in the second house, no doubt you have had to closely guard your resources, standing up for your own value and your rightful share on this earth.

There is, of course, so much more to say about this placement. But the overarching theme is this: you belong on this earth. You have a right to survive, and you have a right to thrive. You are as sacred and beautiful as any other being, and you don’t have to prove yourself to anyone.

Do you have Lilith in the second house? What has been your experience?

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Black Moon Lilith in the Second House – Guardian of the Gate — 22 Comments

  1. I have Black Moon Lilith in my second house and I did not know much about her untill now. This is very well written, it is completely correct and it fully describes my experience. This has touched me.
    Thank you so much Midara!

  2. I don’t have BL in the second house but I just wanted to say the photos being used in this series are really awesome, expressive and convey her energy more than I can comprehend in words. But being such a intense and difficult part of the chart, Midara, you are doing a fantastic job! It’s really helping to understand this radical point in our charts. Thank you SO much for doing these!!

  3. Thank you! I have a rather intense chart. Recently went to a workshop with A.T. Mann and, while he analyzed everyone else’s chart, he made me analyze my own. The Saturn/Pluto conjunction in the twelfth house square Jupiter,Mercury,Mars, in the third made him afraid, I think, to guess who I might be. With a Libra Sun and a Taurus Moon, most people probably only feel the emotional intensity. Anyway, I’m 73 now and feel I have transformed and continue to transform myself from the inside out. Lilith I don’t know much about though. I have read about her…intellectually I grasp but owning her….I need to understand more. I look forward to hearing your take. K

  4. Hi,

    2nd house in Scorpio, square Venus and opposite ascendant. Not so much in childhood. After marrying someone, his family drained me. I issued a restraining order and got all o
    F them out if my life. Was hard but learnt to protect.


  5. This was so helpful!
    It helped me understand my sister and my roommate
    Before I had no idea!
    Now Ill work to be part of their light not part of the pain
    Thanks Midara

  6. Yes! I have Lilith AND Pluto in the 2nd house! Was the bullied middle child, and have had work bullies since.

    So, what happens later on in life – this placement improves things, I hope!:)

  7. Lilith in Taurus in 2nd House, Conjunct Mars.
    And yes… Bullied severly as child, latter some men drained me financially.
    You explanation is excellent 🙂
    And yes, I had to learn to set boundaries, stand up for myself, respect myself … This is one of my biggest lessons in life.
    Thank you!!

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