Joe Polise: Four Faces of Lilith: The Evolution of an Archetype
Part I : Isolates major themes in the Lilith story to establish interpretive keys to use in chart interpretation
Part II: Identifies four astrological embodiments or faces of Lilith
Part III: Practical delineation of Lilith in chart work and themes in the charts of selected artists, writers, and occultists
In their own manner, each Lilith embodies the distorted themes of disobedience, rage, and dark eros, while a more evolved Lilith placement takes a stance against abuses of power in society, shapes her libido free of inner and outer judgements, and can pursue unconventional relationship and vocational paths.
The asteroid Lilith often linked to societal structures which serve and/or victimize those exploited by sex crimes like trafficking, prostitution, incest, or associated with unconventional sexual activites (pornography, polyamory, tantric energy).
The hypothetical lunar satellite /planet “Dark Moon Lilith” teaches depersonalization through emotional frustration and an apparent denial of the Lilith sign position.
Black Moon Lilith, the farthest “focal point” of the Moon’s orbit, can represent our accumulation of emotional fears, psychic debris, or the karmic residue of past error, leading to the gradual deconditioning of ones intellect, emotions, and libido.
The fixed star Algol has important interpretive parallels to Lilith mythology, which show the rebalancing of the masculine and feminine power in the Aquarian age.
Finally, some major interpretive similarities and differences among the four Liliths will be presented, with the meaning of each illustrated through example charts.
Joseph Polise, NCGR PAA 4, CMA, is a consulting astrologer with over 20 years experience in counseling and teaching people from every walk of life. He blends both traditional and modern astrological techniques and has a great passion for horary astrology as well as forecasting.
Joseph has worked serving the astrological community, serving as past NCGR Education Director and NI NCGR Board Member, current NCGR- PAA Examiner, Vice President Friends of Astrology, and Free Speech Chair 2012 United Astrology Congress. He has spoken at many major national and international conferences, including NCGR, ISAR, SOTA, and UAC.