What does it mean if you have your Lilith in 1st house in your natal chart?
Lilith is one of the fictional points in astrology (there is an asteroid called Lilith too, but this article is not about the asteroid Lilith). It carries less weight than the planets, but in some cases, Lilith can reveal information you didn’t even you needed.
This placement suggests that Lilith is part of your identity. It is also something you cannot hide from others. They immediately notice it about you when they meet you.
You had plenty of experience with the themes of Lilith when it is placed in this angular house in your birth chart. Lilith is painful, so Lilith in the first house is rarely easy to deal with, but it can help you find strength in yourself.
Keep reading to learn more about the meaning of Lilith in 1st house in astrology!
Lilith in 1st House Natal
What does Lilith in the 1st house suggest about your sense of self?
The closer Lilith is to the ascendant, the more powerful its presence in the first house.
Lilith in 1st house tends to give a reserved but intense presence. Your energy is felt no matter if you want it or not. This placement is somewhat similar to being a Plutonian.
Lilith in the house of self suggests a proud, strong person who refuses to compromise and whose will is expressed. The higher octave of Lilith in 1st house is being independent, authentic, powerful. You have a strong will and your boundaries are strong as well. You hate to be stepped over. Others might label you as selfish, but you know that this has to do with them, not with you. However, these things are usually learned later in life. When young, you can feel misunderstood all the time. Your self-defense mechanisms can be weak too.
People with this placement often felt unwanted as children. They were unsure if they deserve love and affection, or even if they deserve to be alive. Lilith in 1st house is a quite painful placement in the natal chart. In some cases, this placement can even indicate abuse of some form.
There can be memories of rejection, shaming, clashes, power struggles. You are a questioner who refuses to accept something just because an authority figure said so, but at the same time, you can be afraid of voicing your opinion, what leads to internal struggles and frustration. Lilith in 1st house is a rebel, but needless to say, others around you don’t approve of this personality trait, which leads to conflicts quite often. Lilith here can suggest that you can lack assertivity when young.
You often have felt ashamed of yourself as a child. In many cases, this is an issue that you have to face later in life too.
Lilith in 1st house suggests that you have to work through your issues and make friends with your shadow side before you can tap into your own power. In your early life, you might felt that you don’t belong and others discourage you from being who you are. People with this placement are often shy as kids. They are self-conscious both about their personality and how they act in the world.
One of the most important lessons of Lilith in the first house is to learn to accept yourself. If you learn to do so and love yourself unconditionally, it helps to ease the effects of this placement. Others will likely respond more positively to you if you integrate your Lilith here.
The first house is a physical house as well, related to your body and physical appearance. Lilith in 1st house can indicate body image issues. The interesting thing is that people with this placement often possess a magnetic charm, but they can’t accept themselves. Often, Lilith in 1st house indicates that taking care of your body and paying attention to your looks was frowned upon in your childhood environment.
As you mature, you learn to accept your body and that humans are material beings as well. Once you work through your issues, Lilith in 1st house grants a powerful appearance. You are charismatic and there is something about you that makes people turn their heads. Lilith here can make you radiate with sexual energy. You are quite sensual as well.
The sign of your Lilith in 1st house describes how you experience this point. Since it is probably the same as your rising sign, this zodiac sign stands out in the birth chart.
Meaning of Lilith in Astrology
Lilith represents the archetype of the wild woman. She is not willing to submit, her integrity and dignity have priority over the desires of a man. Compromise is not an option to Lilith. She will do whatever it takes to maintain her independence. According to mythology, when Lilith was exiled, she became the ally of Satan. This story reflects the patriarchy’s views of women and depriving them of their power.
It is important to emphasize that the Lilith discussed in this article is not an existing astronomical object. It is a calculated point in the sky. Lilith is the other focal point of the Moon’s elliptical orbit. Because of this, it is also called the Black Moon Lilith. This point is in darkness and hidden, something we don’t know and we are afraid of.
In astrology, Lilith represents the part of you that is in the shadow. It is something that is painful and we try to avoid facing it whenever we can. However, from time to time we are forced to discover it and work through its issues.
The 1st House in the Birth Chart
The first house is the house of beginnings, the house of self, the house of your identity. The cusp of this house is one of the most important cusps and one of the angles, the ascendant. Also referred to as the rising sign, this is the zodiac sign that came up on the eastern horizon at the moment of your birth, as seen from the place of your birth. Since the ascendant’s position changes one degree every four minutes, it is important to know your exact time of birth almost to the minute.
As one of the angular houses, the first house is extremely powerful. Planets located here influence your sense of self. If they are conjunct the ascendant, these planets become even stronger.
The first house tells about your physical body, your physical appearance and personal style, the first impression you make and how you appear in other people’s eyes when they meet you. Your attitude to the world in general and new beginnings are also described by the first house in the natal chart.
The first house is linked with Aries in the natural chart. Of course, in your own natal chart, it can begin in any of the twelve zodiac signs.
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