Black Moon Lilith in the Tenth House – Dark Reputation 

medusa headIf you have Lilith in the 10th house of your chart, her themes will manifest in terms of reputation, career, and your position in the world. In other people’s eyes, your place on the saint-sinner spectrum always falls a little further toward sin that you might prefer.  

In traditional astrology, the 10th house is known as the culminating point or the pivot. With Lilith here, that dark, outraged wound seems to be the axis around which your world turns. She is destination to which all roads lead. Lilith is your personal Rome.  

The 10th house is associated not just with career, but with actions. The 10th house is your Acts in the biblical sense, your praxis. With Lilith residing here, your role in the world is to live out her story. You have been wounded, scapegoated, and have likely ultimately fought back. Your struggle is public in a way that no other placement can match. You embody her role and story and model her archetype. And if you’re particularly lucky or particularly brave, you have been able to make a career of going your own way and maybe even fighting for the downtrodden.  

The 10th house also has to do with reputation, which is, in effect, the stories that other people tell about you. It is not uncommon for you to feel perfectly normal, going through life as a respectable sort, and come suddenly upon that fact that the rest of the world views you very differently. This is the placement that leads to wild, outrageous rumors swirling that bear little to no resemblance to who you really are. This is also a placement you’ll see, for instance, in actresses who refuse to do openly exploitative and degrading work and who are forever labeled “difficult to work with”.  Your choice to stand up for yourself against what are often truly outrageous conditions or demands, particularly by authority figures, has left you disgraced or pushed to the sidelines.  

I could easily write for hours about this placement. But let me at least end with this: It’s true that you have been thrust into the Lilith role, often unfairly or without your consent. Those in charge have seen to it that anyone that challenged their power was vilified, and you have been caught up in that. But Lilith’s story didn’t stop there, and neither should yours. She broke out, shook things up, and carved a place for herself with her own fingernails and sweat. And you can too. Through your strength and pioneering spirit, you show the rest of us that we too have a chance. You pave the way for us all to step beyond the paths that have been proscribed for us and instead teach us all how to live free. Fight on.  

Do you have Lilith in the 10th? What has your experience been like? 

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Black Moon Lilith in the Tenth House – Dark Reputation  — 18 Comments

  1. Well I have Virgo BML conjunctUranus/Pluto (Uranus in the 9th and Pluto in the 10th. It all opposes Chiron in Pisces. I have struggled professionally for sure. Having a huge Cap stellium makes resolution of Career/Home challenges essential but problematic.

  2. Wow! Thank you Midara. I was waiting patiently for your article on this placement. It was very heartening and uplifting.

    My Lilith is sandwiched between Sun and Pluto in the tenth in Libra. Its my life, so its hard to have context, but yes, Ive been described as “difficult” many times, in many situations, as far back as I can remember. At this point I don’t really care! Haha. I don’t know what my reputation is now, but Ive been called a bitch many times (mostly behind my back). While people are talking about me, Im living my life.

    But I did have to work through the fundamental rejection that I felt. I felt better when I realized that I had rejected society too in a way, or at least what I perceived to be injustices. What reaaaaally bothers some people is when I do not want what they have. Somehow that is very triggering for people.

    Ive somehow been able to make my way. Hustling. Being self employed. Im not rich. Im not even financially stable, but Im free. I would not do well in corporate America. I literally cannot kiss anyone’s ass. And by that I mean noone. Im not impressed by status. Everyone is of equal status to me.

  3. With Cancer BML conjunct Uranus in the 10th, square Aries Jupiter, square Libra Mars, Saturn and Neptune I’ve been anxiously awaiting this post.
    My reputation has been maligned, my intentions misinterpreted, many times in my life; along with that came outside authority pressure to keep me “in line.”
    As the 9th and youngest child of a very religious father I was singled out as the “wild child” as early in life as I can remember. My teachers liked me and offered me roles in plays or school competitions. Kids in my neighborhood and school liked me and I received many invitations. But normal childhood and teen activities, such as debates, sports, birthday parties, were looked on as things I was lying about or cheated in someway to be involved in. At a very early age I was monitored for any early sexual behaviors. I was curfewed constantly.
    And in the end I did lie and in the end I became a good liar. A good liar with a painful conscience.
    Once an adult I did well in my career but by then I doubted myself and felt undeserving of promotions. I’m 68 so I feel I can say this without being obnoxious (see, still don’t trust myself) because I was pretty I worried my looks were getting me a leg up, instead of my ability.
    I married at 38, someone I felt was stable and principled. We had three children, I left my career and in short time I saw his similarity to my father. Not unkind but untrusting. And like my father he thought me greedy to want good things for our children and home. Things like new sneakers or repairs to broken appliances when they were needed, not down the road at some point. In an attempt to prove my worthiness I let my husband slowly take over all aspects of our finances until, after 30 years, I had been on a credit card leash for 10 years. He monitored the accounts and knew if I went to Target and bought mascara before I could get home. Once I went on Social Security, and having no knowlege of where we stood financially I decided to divorce him.
    In mediation I discovered he had accumulated over 4 million dollars. Living in a community property state, once lawyers and taxes were paid half was mine.
    And now? Well there are friends and family members that believe I left this poor man for the money. But my children know who I am, my sister knows who I am, one brother knows who I am, close friends know who I am and I continue on.

    So BML in the 10th reigns on.

  4. Not surprisingly, Harvey Weinstein has his BML (#h13) posited at 26* in his Leo 10H. His 19* Leo Pluto in the 9H squares his 18* Mars / 20* asteroid “Fox” (#16248) conjunction in his Scorpio 1H.

    The synastry chart of former Fox news journalist Gretchen Carlson and Weinstein highlights many fated aspects.

  5. I have this placement & love what you have wrote. I think it’s a balanced account, and I particularly relate to being scapegoated, wanting to go my own way, and helping the downtrodden. I am going to re read to ensure I haven’t missed any valuable info. Thank you!

  6. Im cancer rising with moon in pisces conjunct BML in 10th house. Im am still understanding what this means for me. I a, learning that my reputation is more promiscuous that what is really the truth.

    I have left a job and relationship because i wasnt getting treated with respect or my integrity was compromised.

  7. Great post. Your description ofBlack Moon Lilith in the 10th house comes pretty close to describing a big part of my life; in my chart it falls in the eleventh house, pretty close to the 12th house too. I am looking forward to reading the next 2 posts on this subject!

  8. I have Lilith exactly conjunct my MC. This is a very accurate description. I wish it wasn’t in such a visible place. The wound comes from feeling deeply misunderstod, of how much other’s perceptions of me don’t match mine at all. How they don’t see me or my pov. And then people wonder why I’m so guarded and don’t open up. Those experiences taught me to only reveal myself slowly, to those who aren’t quick to judge and quick to point fingers, those who don’t think they know it all. Lilith was a social outcast, and I realized early on I could never be popular or well liked, no matter how nice I am (or think I am), so I stopped trying. It just doesn’t work.

    I love the show Curb Your Enthusiasm. I relate so much to Larry David. He doesn’t have bad intentions, but he is socially awkward and just not a people person, and all his faux-pas end up being blown way out of proportion and lead to huge misunderstandings, just completely out of control, but he can’t help himself. He is just being himself, he doesn’t see where he’s going wrong. That’s what Lilith in the 10th is like. You make an innocent mistake and somehow get vilified as this monster and it just spirals into this massive thing beyond your control until you just give up, give up fighting or trying to defend your honor, and become even more of a recluse and misanthrope. You have a handful of people who, miraculously, can see the real you and accept your awkward a$s, and to them you are fiercely loyal.

  9. …Just Love you Midara +++ Have road the waves of Black Moon Lilith this Journey- lots of “speed Bumps” – such a compelling learning curve > the High road +++ 81 yrs now – still – dancing/singing +++ Loving Life – with Gratitude… Shared Blessing…

  10. Does asteroid Lilith conjuncts MC in natal have the same effect as BML?

    And what about a transit of BML conjuncting Saturn, will this results in an authority vilifying me and damaging my reputation publicly? It will be an exact conjunction tomorrow, and I feel that something bad is going to happen as I dealt previously with BML transits. 🙁

    Thank you for the great post!

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