30 May ALCHEMIZING PAIN INTO POWER + RADIANCE 🌕 SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON
On June 4th, we are set to experience a remarkable pre-solstice full moon that carries a profound collective energy of transformation. This lunar event also introduces a new element of transformative energy—the energy of Lilith.
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Throughout ancient history, and even in present times, independent and fierce women have often faced unjust criticism. While modern feminists celebrate Lilith’s struggle for independence from Adam, tracing her origins back to Sumerian times reveals her portrayal as a seductress who lures solitary men and brings harm to infants. Additionally, Lilith is associated with the destruction of Inanna’s attempts to create a nurturing space from a willow tree in ancient Sumerian texts. These stories suggest that Lilith has been labeled as a destroyer of harmony in the home, family, and traditional gender roles that have shaped societal perceptions of women.
It is possible that these narratives were influenced by religious propaganda, seeking to reinforce traditional roles within society. Biblical and ancient texts lack empowering stories of women, making it difficult to interpret their teachings beyond reflecting a deliberate power struggle. However, it is crucial to consider the meaning of these narratives in the present day. Which other women in our biblical history have been demonized? How much has the masculine psyche distorted the feminine essence within our origin stories? Lilith, who appears in the Talmud, ancient Babylonian, and Sumerian texts, was the first woman—preceding Eve—who rebelled, reclaimed her sovereignty, and refused to submit to God or Adam, the first man.
The energy of Lilith can help us unveil our deepest primal desires and ignite our power to claim or reclaim our identities and true purposes. During this moon, we may find ourselves confronted with the fears that hold us back. It’s important to remember that fears are merely beliefs—ideas we consciously choose to adopt—and they come at a cost.
Under the influence of Sagittarius, which seeks security and stability, we are presented with an energetic opportunity to expand our spiritual horizons. This full moon occurs in Gemini season, representing the embrace and understanding of our dual nature—our ego and spirit, finite and infinite.
Sagittarius resides at 13 degrees, with Pluto opposing Venus, while Lilith and Mars conjunct in Leo. Although Pluto, associated with death and rebirth, may evoke a sense of fear, death serves as our portal to change. Generations have been conditioned to mourn death rather than recognizing it as part of an infinite cycle. But Sagittarius in itself is a very positive sign and we can find optimistic energy at our fingertips to support us through this time.
The 13th tarot card is the death card in the tarot deck and it symbolizes massive transformation, highlighting the inevitability of change and growth. Each passing moment propels us forward, and we are constantly evolving. None of us will be the same person we were yesterday, last month, last year, or even a minute ago, especially as we enter the Aquarian Age.
It is within the realm of duality—between ego and victim consciousness—that we often encounter pain and misunderstanding. These illusions create a push and pull dynamic. However, our pain can also serve as a gateway to transformation. With Sagittarius in conjunction with Gemini, we will seek security through the transformation of our dual nature.
While Saturn squares Pisces, we may gain greater awareness of underlying fears and limitations that hinder us from reaching our full potential and realizing our true source of security—the soul. Holding ourselves back requires just as much energy as freeing ourselves. Our motivations may be ignited, pushing us into action and providing the necessary drive.
Returning to the role of Lilith, many now refer to a woman’s authentic wisdom as her “oracle.” This oracle taps into infinite inner wisdom that transcends the ego—an energy also known as Ads Shakti. This power, emanating from a woman who is connected to her own source and heart, can accomplish one profoundly impactful feat—opening a man’s heart, perhaps for the first time. The male aspect of the psyche, driven by ego, fears this liberation and what an awakened woman represents—the death of ego or, in simpler terms, disengagement from the societal constructs.
Feminine wisdom has long been misunderstood and feared. When out of alignment, the chaos it can bring is destructive, but when the feminine wisdom is genuine, it becomes a powerful tool. It has the ability to shake the ego by shedding light on inhibiting patterns and dualistic beliefs. This is precisely what men subconsciously fear.
Lilith was demonized and not considered a goddess due to her fierce nature. It is essential to acknowledge that goddesses are not solely defined by obedience, grace, and beauty—like Venus or Juno—but also include dark warrior goddesses like Lilith. Lilith may represent the darkness we must traverse in order to reach our light.
In another folklore story involving Adam, Lilith is depicted as his first wife. In Genesis, it is true that Adam had a wife created on the same day as him, but she is not Eve, as traditionally believed. Genesis 2 refers to the wife formed from Adam’s rib, whom we commonly know as Eve.
According to the medieval Alphabet of Ben Sirach, Adam and Lilith lay together, but she refused to lie beneath him. In essence, she rejected subservience. Consequently, Lilith departed from the supposed “perfection” of the Garden of Eden.
During this full moon that precedes the solstice, Lilith resides in Leo. Leo symbolizes our inner child and the masculine sun. Through our inner child and masculine sun—the aspects of ourselves projected to the world—we will experience this transformation. It is a time to examine what our inner child still carries, to engage with our sense of wonder, and to hold them close. Remembering that our external world mirrors our inner world.