Lilith (astrology)

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Orbit of the moon, approximated as an ellipse. The moon is shown near the earth (right). The moon and earth both revolve around the earth-moon center of gravity , which is located in one of the two focal points (red) of the ellipse.

With Lilith (after Lilith , the first woman Adams in the Apokryphen ) (also Black moon or dark twin of the moon ) is in the astrology either the apogee , so the erdfernste point of the moon's orbit called, or the second focus of the elliptical lunar orbit.

Location and orbit

Seen from the center of the earth, these two points are always on a line and therefore at the same point in the celestial sphere (differences only arise if the parallax is taken into account for a certain location on the earth's surface ). With the apsidic rotation of the lunar orbit, this point moves around the celestial sphere once in 3231.50 days (about 8.85 years) and thus passes through all signs of the zodiac during this time .

Lilith is treated astrologically like a planet , even if no real celestial body corresponds to it.


Lilith was given the name in 1918 by the English astrologer Sepharial (Walter Richard Old), who referred to a hypothetical second earth moon , the discovery of which by Georg Waltemath from Hamburg claimed in 1898, but was never verified. Probably the first astrological interpretation was made in 1937 by the French astrologer Dom Néroman (Pierre Rougié).


According to Joëlle de Gravelaine , Lilith describes our relationship to the absolute, to the victim, but also to letting go.


Lilith symbol (2) .svg  Lilith symbol.svg
Symbol according to Santoni (1993)
and as in Unicode table

An astrological symbol for Lilith was applied for in 2006 for inclusion in Unicode . The proposal was based on a symbol shape used in an ephemeris table published in France in 1993 . The character has been included in Unicode since version 5.1 (2008) as U + 26B8 black moon lilith in the block of various symbols .

Individual evidence

  1. Lilith - the Dark Moon
  2. Georg Waltemath: Astronomical Mittheilungen. Appeal to the astronomers and friends of astronomy. A second moon on earth. Hamburg 1898, scan from Wikimedia Commons
  3. ^ Information from Alain Stalder on his website , accessed on July 24, 2017.
  4. Joëlle de Gravelaine: Lilith and letting go. In: Astrology Today No. 23, 2006
  5. ^ A b Francis Santoni, Ephemerides de la Lune Noire Vraie 1910-2010 . Paris: Les Editions St-Michel, Auréas, 1993, ISBN 978-2902450466
  6. a b Miscellaneous Symbols - Range 2600–26FF - The Unicode Standard, Version 5.1. (PDF) The Unicode Consortium, April 4, 2008, p. 2 , accessed on April 17, 2015 .
  7. ^ David Faulks: Proposal to add some Western Astrology Symbols to the UCS. (PDF) In: Unicode Technical Committee Document No. L2 / 06-171. ISO / IEC JTC1 / SC2 / WG2, May 9, 2006, accessed March 8, 2015 .