Black Moon Lilith in the Twelfth House – Gifts of Shadow

dark cakeIf you have Lilith in the 12th house of your chart, her themes will manifest in terms of isolation, the shadow, and limitation. She becomes the energy that stands in our way even as she offers dark gifts.

In traditional astrology, the 12th house is known as the house of Bad Spirit. This is where our own shadow meets the shadow of the collective. Our darkness reigns here, and is it very difficult to face and utilize the energies of any planets here directly. With Lilith in the 12th, you may deny or minimize your own darkness until it comes erupting to the surface.

The 12th house is also associated with hidden enemies. With Lilith here, it feels like there are forces working against you, coming at you from every angle. You may build up resentment and paranoia, which will prove to be far more corrosive to your soul than your enemies ever could be.

The 12th house rules limitation and restriction of all kinds. You may have found yourself at some point in life feeling stuck, or maybe even literally trapped within institutions like hospitals, prisons, or psychiatric wards. And if you have, it is likely that you were falsely confined and had no business being there. But either way, you have been isolated in some manner and have had to pay the social price.

While I could easily write a book on this placement, I will end here. The 12th house does just hold our shadow. It holds our gifts. When you are able to be quiet and sit with your shadow, a magnificent flower begins to bloom. You are able to build compassion for humanity like none other, and it is here that you begin to find your freedom. Let your gifts grow.

Do you have Black Moon Lilith in the 12th house? What is it like?

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  1. Lilith in Virgo in 12th with sun, uranus and pluto.
    Nothing shocks me regarding human suffering, evil or depravity. People might say “I cant Believe that anybody could do something like that…”. I simply look at them and quietly say “I can”.
    I draw attention. People open up to me and talk to me about their deepest shadow. I simply sit and listen and, before I know it, Im talking their walk. I get it…
    Suicide? Yup! Madness..isolation? Paranoia? Yup! I get it.
    My shadow is dark and on occasion Ive had to put my throat on it to show whose in charge. Hard to do when its running with that pack of demons we all tend to carry.

    Dont know if Im strong yet to sit down with it. But I DO sit and wait by the seed of that flower that will bloom eventually. As long as my old buried skeletons dont uproot it. I think Ill be fine.

  2. I’m really confused about this whole thing. Help me please. 2/28/1983 9:18am Denise RUGGIERO is my name. Help me please.

  3. Wow..this placement sounds intriguing; and a wee bit eerie ๐Ÿ‘ป. Yes, if you wrote a book on this placement, Iโ€™d read it (even though this isnโ€™t my placement) ๐Ÿ™‚.

  4. This was an awesome series, Midara. I was looking forward to this post for quite some time, and you did not disappoint.

    I have Mean BML and True BML in my 12th house, both heavily aspected but with different flavors. Mean BML is conjunct my ASC in Cancer – which is confusing when it conjuncts from the 12th house side. True BML is conjunct my Mars in Gemini. But it’s all a can of worms to me, and something I don’t think I’ll ever truly wrap my head around, along with Mars in the 12th. But I am so grateful for the nuggets that you have offered in this post, and I love your concluding statements, to “sit with your shadow” and “let your gifts grow.”

    Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ And count one more rooting for you to write that book!

  5. Greatful to Midara for the entire series. Concise, insightful and deeply compelling information. What orb would you consider to conjunct Moon?

  6. My BML is conjunct Uranus, NN, Regulus, and Ascendent on the 12th house side. I am constantly surprised that people whom I love within my own family are actually hidden enemies.
    I went to a psychic when I was 18, and the first thing she said was, “There is a woman with black hair that is trying to kill you”. My mom was the only woman I knew with black hair. She stopped me from accepting a 4 year scholarship to University, she testified against me in my divorce; lying to my ex that I was bipolar. It really worked against me as I was simply dumfounded that she would create a lie so enormous.

  7. Lilith in Virgo 12H…definitely a pessimistic view of the world in terms of how dark people can be (including myself). It seems to conflict with my Gemini sun/mercury/MC, but I think it’s an incredibly grounding and realistic placement for someone who has a lot of air in their chart (like me). And despite really never having gone through something traumatic (like abuse), I can really empathize with the darkest parts of humanity and almost…understand what it’s like to be both the abuser and the abused. If that makes sense. But I can also tend to villainize the people around me, even the ones I love, because I know just how layered, dark, and manipulative people can be. I tend to get “stuck” within the recesses of my own mind, as I tend to pick out the “red flags” I see in people and have to actively pull myself out of it.

  8. I have little knowledge about anything, I only know that if you push me too far, I will invoke Loki, The God of Fire… and I so do not want this to happen but my real question is how to embrace my powers for the good ? Anyone?

  9. Lillith in the 12th.

    Lillith in the 12th, is very repressed with one’s own power, however..when it surfaces it is a volcano which surprises everyone, including said individual.

    Lillith in the 12th…is very hardcore. It is not repressed due to lack of ability, or one’s belief in oneself..per say.It is more about seeking a path ideal, a higher plane, but it is easy as others have said, to become paranoid of others.

    Supposing it is worked with, and properly balanced, it could be a powerhouse of secret force to draw upon. Left to natural course without direction it is hold it in for LONG TIME, then explode like atom bomb. As most things, with great power comes great responsibility. Good ol Stan Lee statement there, but it holds true.

    Blessed Be

    • This is exactly how it happens to me. Thank you it does feel at times like a volcano erupting… It gets my own body in problems bc I do not wish to use that power on another… That being said I need to find a way or ways to let this volvano just air a bit. Speaking up for myself is something forbidden or so I was indoctrinated… 40 y later I still do not temaster that… tx again

      • Life is a journey, with repeating, and changing cycles. Every day is new. The beginning of a new cycle is the awareness of it.

        In all life there must be balance. Many have been told that the higher path is to hold back. That is not..always balanced. It can often become one sided to everyone but oneself.

        How, and when, to manifest that expression..is a journey we shall learn all life. But one must start somewhere, and in turn, learn as well, from how that transpired.

        The beginning…is speaking earlier rather than later, in a spirit of balance. Wishing blessings to you, in your journey.

  10. My natal Lilith is strongly in Scorpio (Pluto) and in the 12th house… therefore I apply to your potential book’s theme and would encourage you to write it :)…I hope I am not too late with this post as I’d love to answer any questions or receive insights.
    Side note: I can honestly say I have not had the issues with addictions and specific “overindulgences” that every other site seem to describe but past traumas beginning in early childhood (sexual abuse included and repeated through adolescence …)are correct [thank you for not stereotyping all of that regurgitated predictive type of astrology here :)]
    I don’t want to clog up the comments but want to say I am not a morbid person, I have been told my intuitions and predictions are spot on and I have so much love for all people and most living things in general. Many Blessing to all here- hope everyone is surviving the pandemic- and I look forward to interacting more. Cheers! Becky Elizabeth

  11. This is an awesome series – as well as the comments! Lilith in the 12th here in Taurus smack dab on my North Node with transit Uranus dancing back and forth all over it the last few months. And she makes a Grand Cross – opposition with Pluto, square Venus, square Midheaven + Jupiter. With Chiron on my moon/Asc – and I’m a Virgo lol (South Node in the 6th) – Service for fuckin reaaaaaaal lolol. Feel like my heart is getting ripped out of my chest, purified, and rebooted almost every other day these days – and it is an amazing process – but fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck lol.

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