Before exploring the attributes of Lilith in the 12th house, we should mention that the article is about Black Moon Lilith. Thus, we should distinguish this mathematical point of alignment from the asteroid Lilith, and also from Dark Moon Lilith, which is calculated in a different way.
Lilith is not a planet and is not a material object. It is the hypothetical point connected to the apogee of the Moon’s orbit, the farthest spot from Earth that the Moon can reach. The Moon is not orbiting Earth in a circle but in an ellipse, and thus this calculation shows the astrological degree in the signs where when the Moon transits is more distant from our planet.
Black Moon Lilith is a rather obscure point of an individual’s natal chart. This topographical extreme point of the Moon makes emotion and sentiments hit a low and show their cold side, and the placement of this mathematical spot signifies quite a lot of doubtful or even negative behaviors. Under one’s Lilith can hide subconscious energies of malice and self-undoing, yet it would be wrong to consider her as something mostly negative.
Having Lilith in the 12th can be one of the most dangerous natal placements she can have. AS the 12th house is directly connected with the native’s subconscious and even unconscious, she can induce a lot of fears. The house is ruling one’s sleeping routines, and Lilith can bring a lot of nightmares. The dreams will frequently have mystical atmosphere, and sometimes connected with sexuality. As Lilith is responsible of the darkest forms of sexuality, her influence may bring dreams of rape and unwanted perversions.
The 12th house is the traditional home of Neptune and Pisces, and when Lilith blends with them she can invoke their obscure sides. Especially when she is ill-aspected, Lilith can bring addictions to alcohol, drugs, and even prescription medicines. The reason is simple; her presence in the subconscious parts of the mind might make the chart owners deeper thoughts unbearable. When she is activated, she may radiate vicious thoughts and general negativity towards the individual’s mind. And we are not talking only about depression; Lilith tends to bring harsher sentiments as self-wrath, self-destruction and other negative feelings. Thus, substances can become to the native the easy way of escaping from his own mind. If you have this placement, watch out for difficult aspects with Mars, Pluto or Saturn. In case you have them, stop using any type of substances and try out alternative ways of escapism. In addition, Neptune adversely aspected to Lilith can also act as a strong malefic. In such a situation, the individual may never even understand the problematic situations that Lilith can bring, because his mind is creating a world of illusion, far from reality.
On the other hand, Lilith in the 12th house gives a small blessing. People with this placement despise being alone. They do not like restriction in a small place or circle of people, and this will make them be rather popular and outgoing. When they are around a lot of people, they stop concentrating on their own fears. This can even be an automated psycho-therapy, that the native indirectly does to himself. Of course, the Lilith influences still remain hidden under the carpet when we do not take care to heal them, and will reoccur once the chart owner again remains on his own.
Another positive thing that this placement can bring, is that the native does not like to suffer and become a martyr. He might be too egoistic to self-sacrifice for other people, yet this can also save him from situations that can bring pain- both physical and emotional. In addition, such a person will not enjoy anything connected with the twelfth house. So, places and institutions of seclusion will bring to the chart owner feelings of repulsion. He may hate hospitals, prisons and monasteries, while also any possibility of living in such surroundings. Also such a person will hate the idea of having secret enemies. This might be a tricky part though, as Lilith can certainly bring some. Yet, the biggest problem might be obsessive thought about possible enemies, and phobias that the mind will create itself. As the 12th house is the gate to our previous lifetime, Lilith placed there may bring karmic enemies from past incarnations. That is why the native will be born with an inherited repulsion towards enemies, and will constantly be suspicious about them. Of course, as Lilith does not enjoy 12th house matters, she will push the chart owner as far as she can from such situations.
Lilith in the 12th house is fond of secrets, many times dangerous ones. Such an individual may know critical information about others, or hide very dark secrets of his own. Again, there is high chance that those are of a sexual nature. Other types might be connected with physical abuse, traumas or other taboo matters. Another thing that Lilith can do is swipe traumas under the carpet of one’s subconscious. Such a person can literally forget a traumatic experience, especially if it happened in the childhood. Yet, it is always there, deep, ready to hurt. Even his nightmares can be connected with the suppression of such events. The subconscious itself is trying to speak out, to tell to the organism that a problem exists and is buried in the core levels of the chart owner’s psyche.
Such a natal placement can give very strong occult powers. It will be even more potent in case that Lilith is located in a water sign, or conjunct a planet. In case you have such aspects, be very careful about the occult roads you may follow. Learn how to tame that darkness that is hidden behind the curtains of your conscious, or else you might be tempted into creating malice through magick.
The best way of softening the difficult traits of Lilith is symbolically indulging in 12th house matters where the ego dissolves and is recomposed in a different character. Face your fears, and even try psycho-analysis if the traumas are deep. In case that no traumatic events occurred in your childhood, then it will be a lot easier to even use those powers for your own benefit. AS the 12th house is the toughest one to handle, you should be very careful of how you reprogram yourself. Try a harmonic approach to those matters. Learn your mind, and choose a slow procedure of uncovering what is hidden inside. Do not be afraid if you find things, memories or events that will shock you. Embrace them and make them your power. This will be the way to create light from your darkness.