No matter what you think about the candidates for president in the USA, the campaign has given rise to some barnstorming feminist political speeches. It feels like a real breakthrough — a change in the weather.
In astrology, we have a “nasty woman”. She’s called Black Moon Lilith, and she’s strutting around in Scorpio this year. She’s been here since May, and she won’t leave until February. Lilith in Scorpio seems pretty powerful. She’s even been given a voice by Senator Elizabeth Warren, whose speech about nasty women made some of us fall around laughing.
“Nasty women are tough, nasty women are smart, and nasty women vote, and on November 8, we nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever.” (Lilith at 0° Aries, no less, exactly square her revolutionary Sun-Uranus conjunction at 1-0° Cancer) Lilith in Aries is a warrior, a leader and a pioneer.
Michelle Obama made the two best speeches of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. This one in New Hampshire ought to be taught in schools in years to come. Lilith in Scorpio has been working hand in hand with Pluto in Capricorn this month. Pluto in Capricorn has been busy transforming power structures all over the world since 2008. Now maybe it’s the turn of patriarchy.
“And now, here I am, out on the campaign trail in an election where we have consistently been hearing hurtful, hateful language about women – language that has been painful for so many of us, not just as women, but as parents trying to protect our children and raise them to be caring, respectful adults, and as citizens who think that our nation’s leaders should meet basic standards of human decency.…It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted.” (Lilith in Sagittarius conjunct Ceres and square to Chiron in Pisces.) Lilith in Sagittarius is a warrior too, but this one conjoins Ceres, the asteroid of caring and motherhood and squares Chiron, the asteroid of the wound…
Politically, of course, the US is behind much of the world, where women have been presidents and prime ministers for decades. Here are some nasty women.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel — Lilith (22°) conjunct MC (21°) and idealistic Neptune (23°) in diplomatic Libra square Uranus (23°)-Sun (24°) in patriotic Cancer. The worlds’ leading states(wo)man for more than a decade
Hillary Clinton — Lilith in corporate Capricorn (29°) riding solo, but sextile her Venus-Mercury in Scorpio. Lilith is currently at 17° Scorpio, sliding just between Venus and Mercury in her chart.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon — Lilith conjunct Mercury in Leo (a sharply brilliant, charismatic speaker)
And one nasty man.
Russian President Vladimir Putin — Lilith conjunct Pluto-MC in Leo and trine Mars in Sagittarius. That’s a bit scary if you think about it too hard.
But this led me to wonder about Lilith. Her placement seems to impart enormous power to the planet or point she touches, so I looked at Barack Obama’s chart. His Lilith is exactly conjunct his Mercury in Leo (both 2z°) He is an almost supernaturally gifted orator — and so often he seems to be able to speak for the many. I am thinking of his speech after the massacre at Sandy Hook for example.
When we access Lilith perhaps we access a power that much bigger than ourselves, much older and much deeper.