Lilith and Juno make an appearance as they trine and sextile the moon and sun, making for fortuitous opportunities for us to re-boot (as that is what eclipse typically offer) and reembody divine feminine harmoniously. While I take us through their myths and offer a possible revisioning in the podcast, I wanted to take space here in the blog post to highlight the notion that we may not know, or we may need to use our own inner vision and understandings for what their message and story truly is.
I mention that Lilith was written about in Jewish foklore legends as a women who upon fleeing the garden of Eden after being raped by Adam, copulated with demons. This is just one of many older writings we can find about her today; she is written about Babylonian texts, where she is depicted as a winged demon. These understandings subsequently spread from Babylonia to different cultures in ancient Anatolia, Syria, Greece, Egypt and Israel. Thus, it is not just a "Jewish" understanding, hardly at all. The fact that she's not even mentioned in the modern bible is also pointing us to a deeper truth about the convenience of taking away the power of powerful women by demonizing them.
The story of Juno and Hera has a similar thread to it, although Juno/Hera end up taking out all of their frustrations for an unhealthy marriage on others by being angry, crazy, spiteful, wrathful, and mean. I find it interesting that as we are on this journey to reharmonize the masculine and feminine with each of us, in order to restore it in the collective, that these two are activated during this eclipse. I offer that this is a communication of sorts, a reminder to us of where we've been as well as a reminder to us that we are creating our future today!
This lunar eclipse is exceptionally intense as it not only comes two weeks after the Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse, but it touches one last time on the Scorpio/Taurus eclipse axis. The Sun in Scorpio invites us to look within for what may be beneath the surface as our own inner truths, while Luna in Taurus reminds us that we need to cultivate a deeper sense of grounding, and personal empowerment. The alignment with Lilith and Juno highlight the need for releasing old versions of feminine power lurking in the collective consciousness. This full moon has the opportunity to illuminate for us how we are subconsciously running old/outdated programming that was put into the collective as a mechanism for domination over the divine feminine.
Lisa Marie Haley