Lilith, discovered by Dr. Waltemath and publicly announced on January 22nd 1897, was named by Walter Gornold, known to the Astrological world by his pen name Sepharial, who interpreted the dark satellite as obstructive and fatal.
— Mae R. Wilson-Ludlam, Lilith Insight
There are Four Liliths
Dark Moon Lilith, Black Moon Lilith, osculating Lilith & Asteroid Lilith
Only Asteroid Lilith is an actual physical body. Two of the Liliths are theoretical points. The Waldemath Black Moon may or may not be a real body. Then, there is the fixed star Algol which is also associated with Lilith.
Black Moon Lilith is also known as Mean Lilith.
This Lilith uses the average orbit of the theoretical Black Moon. This is why she is called mean Lilith. “Mean” refers to the average, not her temperament.
Osculating Lilith is also called True Lilith
Her orbit oscillates wildly this is why she is called true Lilith. This Lilith uses the actual, real orbit of the Black Moon rather than the average. This is another theoretical point.
Some people, like Juan Antonio Revilla, believe that True Lilith is the most important Lilith and most accurately portrays Lilith’s uncontrollable nature.
Some people have claimed to have seen this Moon, but those claims cannot be substantiated.
To find your Liliths
Go to Astro.com, free horoscopes, extended chart selection and scroll to the bottom of the page. Copy and paste these numbers into the empty box on the bottom of the screen:
1181, h12, h13, h58
Press “Click here to show the chart.”
- Asteroid Lilith: 1181
- Black Moon Lilith/ Mean Lilith: h12
- Osculating Lilith/ True Lilith: h13
- Dark Moon Lilith/ Waldemath Black Moon: h58
The fixed star Algol is at a fairly steady 26 Taurus. Algol is a star in the head of Medusa in the constellation Perseus. Priapus is H22, and H21 is the fifth theoretical Lilith. Ivy M. Goldstein-Jacobson also has a Lilith, known as the Jacobson Lilith; calculations and ephemeris are in her book, The Dark Moon Lilith in Astrology.