Daily Witches Rune for May 16 is The Birds

Daily Witches Rune for May 16

Daily Witches Rune

The Birds

Keywords: Unexpected news, change.

Meanings: The Birds Rune means some unexpected news that may alter your life completely, especially if this is the leading rune. Generally, the news will lead to a positive change but pay close attention to the nearest runes to determine its nature. It can also mean news of friends or family that you haven’t had contact with in quite a while. Letters and documents should be watched for as they may well bring happiness.

Daily Rune for May 16 is Wunjo

Daily Rune for May 16

Wunjo

“Great minds think alike, though fools seldom differ.”
“Be careful what you wish for…”

Wunjo – “Won-joe” – Literally: “Joy” – Esoteric: Hope, Harmony, Perfection

Key Concepts: joy, perfection, the art of correct wishing, correct application of the will, well-being, contentment, hope, expectation, relationship, family, bonding, trusted kinsfolk, shared ideals or aims, group harmony, symbols of shared identity, optimism, cooperative effort, like-mindedness, friendship

Psi: contentment, optimism, like-mindedness, wishful thinking, shared identity

Energy: harmony of like forces, effortless ease, fellowship, fulfillment, wishing, genuine friendship,

Mundane: parties, friendship, family, community

Divinations:
Joy, harmony, fellowship, accomplishment, prosperity; or stultification, sorrow, strife, alienation, warns of caution, blindness to danger, deception, betrayal.

Governs:
Strengthens links and bonds
Invocation of fellowship and harmony.
Banishes alienation and other inharmonious impediments to trust
Creating joy through the use of true will
Realization of the link and multiplicity of relationship of all things
The art of correct wishing, ‘law of attraction’

The Tarot Card for May 16 is The High Priestess

The Tarot Card of the Day

The High Priestess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keywords: receptivity, passivity, potential, knowledge, secrets!

Astrological Correspondence: The Moon

The mysterious High Priestess closely guards her secrets and occult wisdom. This card symbolizes the unconscious, a concern with our internal worlds, spiritual forces, and the understanding of higher truths through dreams and intuition. As a wise woman the High Priestess is the goddess of fertility and is seen as a healer, possessing intuitive powers and clairvoyance, and striving to create harmony and inner balance. She emphasizes the necessity to get in contact with our inner self, to reflect and meditate, to trust our feelings, and to let dreams and intuition guide us. Observing – rather than participating or acting – the High Priestess can also represent platonic love, manipulation, a pause in a process that was progressing or even a standstill, causing doubt and confusion.

The Zodiac Signs As Superheroes…

Do you have what it takes to save the universe? If the signs were superheroes then each would have a different approach to rescuing victims and slaying villains. Whether it be with powers of invisibility, elasticity, impenetrability or even a range of high-tech gadgets – they’d all have their own unique style. Here’s what type of superhero each of the zodiac signs would be.

Aries: Superman/Supergirl.

 

The cape and the tights are a natural fit for Aries. Your sense of invincibility makes you feel pretty super human at times but there’s always this lingering urge to go higher, faster, stronger. The thought of not being tethered to the planet – being able to fly through the universe and bore to the centre of the Earth pricks both your ego and sense of adventure. Try to avoid Kryptonite and Lex Luther where possible.

Taurus: The Incredible Hulk.

 

The Taurus zodiac sign would most likely be the Hulk. You’re slow to burn but when you do lose control you appear to double in size. Rage is a motivating force that you can use to move immovable objects and objectionable people. Green may not be your color but there’s something oddly satisfying about a hero that just goes ballistic and smashes the crap out of everything.

Gemini: Deadpool.

 

Are Gemini personalities heroes or anti-heroes? Sometimes it can be hard to tell. They resemble the duality of superheroes like Deadpool. Smart talking, rude, oversexed, you enjoy the rapid fire world and need a hero with a badass name. Deadpool’s powers of regeneration are perfect for Geminis who typically get frustrated when things grow or heal too slowly for their liking. Team this power with lightening hand to hand combat and constant trash talking and Gemini could save the universe in the blink of an eye.

Cancer: Harry Potter

We reckon Harry Potter qualifies as a superhero cos he’s got powers and and vanquishes super villain Voldemort over and over again. As a Cancer zodiac sign you love all things magical and a world where nothing is as it seems. You connect with Harry’s humanity and the family he creates at Hogwarts and you love the prose of casting spells and transformation – your favourite thing is the cloak of invisibility – with this Cancer could ensure their loved ones were safe at all times without being accused of stalking.

Leo: The Flash.

 

Everything about the Flash just matches the Leo personality – from the name, the red suit, the lightening bolt – and the super speed thing too. Your love for all things explosive closely resembles this heroes ability to create a giant electrical storm out of nowhere. And just like the Flash’s super speed abilities – you can go from 0 – 100 in the blink of an eye.

Virgo: Dr Who.

 

The Virgo zodiac sign would be a quirky and eccentric kind of hero like Doctor Who. Since you’re a professional organizer you might find the idea of storing the entire contents of a house inside of a phone box sounds oddly appealing. Just like the Doctor you’re also a keen problem solver who doesn’t require flashy powers and grandstanding to get the job done.

Libra: Spider-Man.

 

There’s something Libra-like about the rhythmic way that Spider-man travels, looping through metropolis like acrobats on silken threads. If you’re a Libra you’ll love the spider dance and the super sensory aspect of being part arachnid. As a sign that strives for balance and avoids violence you imagine that Spidey could just weave a net to catch your enemies – all without a single drop of blood being shed.

Scorpio: Batman.

 

Of course the dark night is Scorpios superhero pick – as they are basically just a blood transfusion away from being a vampire. You’ll love the gothic overtones and the menacing underbelly of Gotham City. The brooding aura around this hero along with the slightly damaged psyche are things that Scorpio can relate to well.

Sagittarius: Antman.

 

Sure, being tiny might not be the most show stopping power. But as an adventure loving Sagittarius you’re eventually going to run out of exotic destinations to visit and as a micro superhuman endless new possibilities would open up. You’ll have the chance to climb a blade of grass that – to scale – was higher than Everest. Or even tunnel underground deep below the Earth.

Capricorn: Wonder Woman.

 

The Capricorn sign and Wonder Woman have more in common then you might realize. This sign shares the same strength and resilience that embodies the warrior spirit of this hero. You can try to knock ’em down over and over again and they’ll get back up every time. Very little is able to phase them or throw them off track particularly when they’re on a mission.

Aquarius: Thor.

 

As a storyteller and lover of all things mythological the Aquarius personality is drawn to superheroes who have their basis in ancient fables. Thors’ Viking heritage and his never ending battle with shape shifting Loki accurately captures the intensity of this sign. What’s not to love about a timeless story of family treachery and redemption – that’s right up the the Aquarians alley!

Pisces: Catwoman.

 

The Pisces personality can feel lost and tormented at times. But they can also be menacing too when they sharpen their claws. Which is why they would most likely be the Catwoman if they were a superhero. They have a tendency to like animals even more than humans meaning they’ll feel quite at home saving the world as their feline self.

–Zodiacfire

Your Horoscopes for Friday, May 17th

Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You are full of clever, resourceful ideas today, which is why you will see new uses or applications for something that you already own. Likewise, you might see new ways to make money on the side. You might even find a better paying job!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Take a realistic look in the mirror today and ask yourself what you can do to improve the image you create on your world. After all, you never get a second chance to make a first impression! Your discussions with others will be powerful and to the point. (Oh yeah.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Your ability to search for answers and solutions is fantastic today. You’ll be like a dog with a bone. Not only is your mind focused, you have the motivation and endurance to keep working until you find what you’re looking for. If you discover secrets – be discreet.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You might attract someone today to you who is really powerful. (“Hi Darth.”) Do not be intimidated because there is also a likelihood that you are the powerful person in someone else’s eyes. Either way, your conversations will bring about changes for the better.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your interaction with a boss or a parent will be powerful and to the point today. In fact, one of you might be blown away. On the other hand, everyone is prepared to deal with big issues in order to get a better result. This could mean you have to start all over again.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Steer clear of people who are on a soapbox and proselytizing their personal views on politics, religion or racial issues because they will be too much. Run the other direction. Meanwhile, don’t coerce others to agree with you on these issues, either.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You couldn’t pick a better day to plow through details related to banking, shared property, taxes, debt, wills, inheritances and insurance matters. You will make great headway because you have the motivation, perseverance and pluck to find what you’re looking for. Good luck!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Stay calm when talking to partners and close friends because conversations with others today will not be casual. They will be serious, to the point and perhaps revealing. Some people might be pushy. (Not you, of course.) That was a joke.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This will be a productive day at work because you have penetrating insight and a deep desire to introduce reforms and make improvements to whatever you do. You might be aggressive because you see how things can be better. Be skilful to get the cooperation of others.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

If you’re involved in sports and competition, today might be a bit fierce because people are aggressive! They will mean what they say and say what they mean. They will also be physically in your face. Take it easy. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is the classic day to tackle repairs at home. Quite likely, you will entertain projects that need to be stripped down or torn away to get down to the bare bones of things before you can rebuild, or refinish or recover or restore. You get the idea.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today your mind is so powerful and focused, you can do anything! You can study anything, you teach, you can sell, you can persuade and you can act! Remember that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

If Your Birthday Is Today

TV host Craig Ferguson (1962) shares your birthday today. You have a sharp mind and a strong self discipline. You also have business savvy. This is a year of teaching and learning. You might learn something profound that sets you in a new direction that is crucial for your success next year. Start to explore meditation, yoga or any discipline that will help you to get a better understanding of who you are.

Born on May 16, Happy Birthday Taurus!

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Happy Birthday Taurus!

May 16 birthday horoscope predicts that you are gifted, talented and musically inclined. More so than the other bulls under your zodiac sign, you can make a go out of being in the entertainment industry. If you would focus, you could be well-known for what you do. You need to concentrate on one job at a time.

This May 16 birthday personality is lively, yet to some extent unfriendly. However, it is hard to resist your charismatic nature. You are a fascinating Taurus. One reason is your outlook on life. You dance to your beat.

Your views do not always match with others, and therefore, you are likely to end up in regular debates with associations. This is good, as this Taurus birthday likes the challenge. You are intuitively reliable.

The May 16 zodiac horoscope predicts that you have special or divine gifts. People are drawn to you. You are naturally soft-hearted, caring individuals. You show how you feel instead of just saying it.

But remember, that this romance could be casual as this Taurean is not in a hurry to commit to anyone. Those born on this birthday, May 16, refuse to give up their independence. They will not take anything lying down.

For those of you desiring to be with this Taurus, you should complete his or her circle by being appreciative, understanding and respectful. They also reject the idea of an argument.

Although the May 16 zodiac birthday individuals do not always make the right relationship decisions, they prefer a compatible relationship that is complementary with their feelings. They may fall in love a lot, yet they are always optimistic about the next love affair.

The May 16th birthday astrology analysis predicts that you like attention. You love the spotlight, and while you are worthy of the award for the best performing artist, you can be clueless when it comes to balancing your pocketbook. Everything is about the here and now with this Taurus.

From time to time, the May 16th birthday personality may find it hard to be as cautious as needed. Because of who you are, you can become financially independent. Wealthy, indeed. The best advice anyone can give those born today on this birthday is to hire a trustworthy firm to handle your money.

With this zodiac characteristics, finding an acceptable career should be easy. Taureans may find their favorite thing to do and match it with a career. Bam! Now, you have a profitable profession that you enjoy doing. You will perhaps need guidance when it comes to marketing yourself as you have trouble tooting your own horn. Do not be shy, Taurus. When you got it, you got it!

The May 16 birthday meanings show that these Taureans should be attentive to their diets. Certain foods are high in calories and you Taurus, are very bad at maintaining your weight. Some of us have to work at looking great and feeling jovial. Those of you born on today on May 16 are no different.

It would be beneficial to your health if you even walked a mile every other day. Before you know it, you will walk even further especially if you have the right company to tag along. Typically, you should not be so lazy, Taurus after working hours.

The May 16 horoscope analysis suggests that you are crafty individuals. You are open, attractive and personable Bulls. However, those born on this day can be serious-minded and meticulous about certain situations.

As the May 16 birthday zodiac sign is Taurus, you are likely to be overly sensitive at times but remain optimistic. Nevertheless, sometimes you can also be a little too serious and touchy. You can also be vague and standoffish. Those with a May 16 birthday should take better care of your health. A little exercise goes a long way.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On May 16

Pierce Brosnan, Megan Fox, Janet Jackson, Joseph Morgan, Tori Spelling, Ralph Edward Tresvant, Jr., Debra Win

This Day That Year – May 16 In History

1792 – Slave trade eradicated in Denmark.
1866 – Hires (Charles Elmer Hires) root beer formulated.
1903 – George Wymann begins first motorcycle journey around the world.
1938 – Atlanta hotel fire kills 38 people.

May 16 Vrishabha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

May 16 Chinese Zodiac SNAKE

May 16 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Venus which symbolizes the things that make you happy and your creative personality.

May 16 Birthday Symbols

The Bull Is The Symbol For The Taurus Zodiac Sign

May 16 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Tower. This card signifies that you will come to know something that can change your life. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Pentaclesand King of Swords.

May 16 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Capricorn: This relationship will be stable, grounded and peaceful.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This relationship will have too many problems of adjustment.

May 16 Lucky Numbers

Number 3 – This number stands creativity, high energy, and expression of thoughts.
Number 7 – This number symbolizes your interest in research, science, analysis and technical issues.

Lucky Colors For May 16 Birthday

Lilac: This is a color that represents calmness, stability, spirituality, and magic.
Green: This color stands for happiness, renewal, growth, and loyalty.

Lucky Days For May 16 Birthday

Friday – This weekday ruled by Venus is symbolic of sharing in a relationship, investing money for the future and following your creative pursuits.
Monday – Planet Moon rules this weekday. It shows the need to think about your past and learn from your mistakes when dealing with people’s feelings.

May 16 Birthstone Emerald

Emerald gemstone has healing properties and helps improve love and faithfulness in relationships.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On May 16th

An exclusive overcoat for the Taurus man and a black evening gown for the woman. The May 16 birthday personality will love gifts that are related to healing and well-being.

–SunSigns.com

The Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, May 16

Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or major decisions from 5:15 AM to 5:45 PM EDT today (2:15 AM to 2:45 PM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Libra into Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today you’re thinking how to secure your financial situation and get on a better footing. (Who doesn’t want financial security?) Kick around some ideas. Explore different avenues – but wait until the Moon Alert is over at the end of the day to act. (See above.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a wonderful day to make practical plans and look at your future with some common-sense wisdom. However, most of this day is a Moon Alert (see above). Therefore, do your homework but wait until the end of the day to commit.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Research will go well today because you have the ability to focus your mind and work in a steady direction. However, do not initiate anything new because of the restrictions of the Moon Alert. Keep plugging away and by the end of the day, you’ll get results.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Someone older or more experienced might have excellent advice for you today. However, before you agree to follow this advice or to jump on board – wait until the Moon Alert is over, which is not until the end of the day. Nevertheless, it’s wise to get your data.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

A conversation with a boss, parent or someone in a position of authority will be practical and down-to-earth today because everyone is concerned with basic issues, especially about future planning. However, because of the Moon Alert today, commit to nothing. Just get your facts.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a great day to study and learn something new. You are the trivia expert of the zodiac because you have a logical, analytical mind and you love learning. This is also a good day to think of future travel possibilities. However, don’t commit to anything until the Moon Alert is over. (See above.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today you want to address the practical aspects of shared property, shared expenses, taxes, bills and banking issues. You might be able to plow through some of this stuff; however, do not make important decisions because most of this day is a Moon Alert. (See above.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Discussions with close friends and partners will be lively and imaginative today. Enjoy exploring different ideas, especially different practical approaches to things – but wait until the Moon Alert is over to commit to anything.. (See your time zone above.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Despite the fact that most of this day is a Moon Alert, which hinders efficiency and schedules, nevertheless, you will get some practical work done. Do postpone important decisions until after the Moon Alert. (See above.)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is a good day to teach children. It’s also a good day to train in sports or in the arts because you will be imaginative and yet, focused on practical issues. Restrict spending to food, gas and entertainment until the Moon Alert is over at the end of the day.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Family discussions will focus on repairs and practical matters today. An older family member will have strong opinions or advice to share. Do not spend money on anything other than food, gas and entertainment until the Moon Alert is over.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Your imagination is heightened today, which is why you’re coming up with clever, practical ideas. Your focus will be practical and down to earth. Nevertheless, wait until the Moon Alert is over to commit to anything or settle on one choice. (See above.)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Yannick Bisson (1969) shares your birthday today. You like harmony and balance in your surroundings. You have a strong work ethic and are highly responsible. Service to others is your theme this year in terms of responsibilities to family as well as to yourself. Therefore, take care of yourself so that you are a strong resource. Invest in the relationships that you value. Tap into your personal creativity.

GeorgiaNicols

The Cosmic Calendar for May 16

An 11 hour void lunar dispensation in Libra—starting at 2:39 a.m. during a moon square to Pluto and concluding at 2:27 p.m. when the moon enters watery Scorpio—sets the stage for a day of mixed sky configurations.

Mercury making a dicey, 45-degree contact with Chiron (10:17 a.m.) is a reminder to look over health issues with care while a more favorable vibration for business and professional matters develops later on during a trine between Mercury and Saturn (4:10 p.m.). Be on alert for surprises appearing in key relationships as the moon makes monthly polarities to Venus (5:49 p.m.) and Uranus (9:05 p.m.). Start gearing up for the enlightening next full moon happening on Saturday.

[Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Copyright 2018 Mark Lerner & Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd. 

Astrology.com

The Witches Current Moon Phase for May 16th

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The Witches Current Moon Phase for May 16th

Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 93%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

 

 

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The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

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Spirit Message of the Day – Awaken the Feminine Self

FEMININE: THE GRAIL
“The Grail appears before you and you are called to the Quest. The Grail is the lost Feminine and the appearance of this card signals a shift in values and perspectives. The time has come to validate, celebrate, and sing the Feminine. It is time to choose to focus on the right-brained or more Feminine values of nurturing, relating, creating, and spirituality, as opposed to the left-brained or more male-identified values of logic, analysis, and scientific proof.”

“An important way the Feminine will be restored to its rightful place of honor and equality is through women reclaiming their Feminine selves, then treating themselves and all that is embodied by the Feminine with reverence. Since the outer world follows what is created on the inner planes, once women validate the Feminine consciously in their thoughts and deeds, then the material world will follow suit.”

“Does your Feminine self seem a mystery to you? Time to explore her! Are you locked into being “the best man for the job” in order to be competitive in the male-dominated work place? Time to change! Do you live in your own personal Wasteland- a life that is sterile and spare, depressing and discordant, unfulfilling, and unfulfilled? Time to make the Feminine a priority in your life! Are you tired of having your gender thrown in your face: being considered second best or of no value at all; always having to prove yourself, forced into lower paying jobs of less import and stature, kept outside and apart by the ‘good old boys club’? Time to take your power back by becoming a victim-free-zone.”

“Perhaps you are not sure what the Feminine is and what meaning it could have for your life. Time for discovery! If you are a woman, the Feminine is your place of power. If you are a man it is the doorway into your spirituality. For both, a deeper connection and more attention are needed now to green and grow your life magnificantly.”

Today’s message is from Oracle of the Grail Code by Amy Sophia Marashinsky.

Published on SpiritBlogger’s Blog

“Shed The Shame: A Ritual for LILITH’s Daughters”

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“Shed The Shame: A Ritual for LILITH’s Daughters”

Lilith was the counterpart to Adam, before Eve. She left Adam because she did not want to be
subservient to him. She was demonized by Judeo-Christian Doctrine. But today she is a symbol of Women claiming their sovereignty.

The Ritual:
Result of performing this ritual: Releasing Shame. Feeling Empowered.

SHED THE SHAME

A Red Tent ritual for LILITH’s DAUGHTERS!

Dearest Sisters,
Let me help you SHED the shame.
I will cleanse you with sage.
And wipe your body with salt water.
Let me put my hand on your heart.
You can put your own hand, on your belly.

Now
Let’s wash away the SHAME.

Together, We:
* Wash away the SHAME because you menstruate.
* Wash away the SHAME because you breasts.
* Wash away the SHAME for your sex.
* Wash away the SHAME because you grow older.
* Wash away the SHAME for not being attractive enough.
* Wash away the SHAME for gaining weight.
* Wash away the shame for having opinions that differ from other’s.
* Wash away the shame for living for yourself.

REPEAT AFTER ME

I wash away the SHAME for being a WOMB*man.
I wash away the SHAME for having a BODY,
that functions just as a body should.

Now!

Write down everything you feel SHAME for, and RIP IT UP!

Burn IT in the fire.

Aurora Rae is the FoundHer of Our Red Tent.com. She is a women’s mysteries educator and Our Red Tent sisterhood circle facilitator. Aurora travels the world speaking on the wild feminine archetype, celebrating our shadow selves. She offers retreats and training programs help women facilitate their own Red Tent support group circles and be educated in the Priestess Arts.

PDF:
The Sisters Circle

 

Christian/The Biblical Lilith

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Christian/The Biblical Lilith

When the Almighty created the first, solitary man, He said: It is not good for man to be alone. And He fashioned for man a woman from the earth, like him (Adam), and called her Lilith. Soon, they began to quarrel with each other. She said to him: I will not lie underneath, and he said: I will not lie underneath but above, for you are meant to lie underneath and I to lie above. She said to him: We are both equal, because we are both created from the earth. But they did not listen to each other.

When Lilith saw this, she pronounced God’s avowed name and flew into the air. Adam stood in prayer before his Creator and said: Lord of the World! The woman you have given me has gone away from me. Immediately, the Almighty sent three angels after her, to bring her back.

The Almighty said to the Angels: If she decides to return, it is good, but if not, then she must take it upon herself to ensure that a hundred of her children die each day. They went to her and found her in the middle of the Red Sea. And they told her the word of God. But she refused to return. They said to her: We must drown you in the sea. She said: Leave me! I was created for no other purpose than to harm children, eight days for boys and twenty for girls.

When they heard what she said, they pressed her even more. She said: I swear by the name of the living God that I, when I see you or your image on an amulet, will have no power over that particular child. And she took it upon herself to ensure that, every day, a hundred of her children died. That is why we say that, every day, a hundred of her demons die. That is why we write the names Senoi, Sansenoi and Semangloph on an amulet for small children. Andwhen Lilith sees it, she remembers her promise and the child is saved.

Notes: This version of the myth is one of many, most of which have small translation flaws. Often the bible has been translated from Hebrew to Latin to German and then finally to English.

According to accompanying legends, Lilith was cursed and turned into a succubus. God created Eve as an afterthought out of Adam’s rib, in order to make her more submissive. Lilith’s descendants and Eve’s descendants mingled together and bred, and God decreed that Lilith is to kill all of her descendants, except for those protected by an amulet. This belief that Lilith will come to slay young children is still held in awe today in many cultures. As the mother of all other succubi, Lilith’s daughters (succubi, or simply Liliths according to some tales) are also held to this and cannot harm any child protected by the amulet. This is Lilith’s curse for being too dominating according to many tales, although it is also questioned as to whether the real reason is because she spoke God’s avowed name and stole some of gods powers

Another legend says that Jehovah (god) and Lilith are actually god and goddess. Although usually the feminine half of god is known as Yahweh.

Suggestions also say that because Lilith never ate the forbidden fruit, like Adam and Eve did, Lilith is not tainted by original sin, and thus can never die. She is immortal like an angel. Angels can be destroyed however. As can demons. Begging the question of whether Lilith is invincible also.

Other Biblical and non-Biblical legends portray Lilith as being a terrible mother-goddess. Her clergy is described as being temple prostitutes according to some historians. This belief changed over time, with Lilith (or succubi in general) becoming the “divine whore” according to clergy men, described as being a tall beautiful, obsidian-skinned, bat-winged female with long red (some legends say black) hair and sharp blue eyes. This creature then seduces men and kills them. This is a perfect example of men describing ONLY the physical characteristics of women, and also their obvious fear of being powerless against a woman and controlled by them.

The Fear of Lilith

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The Fear of Lilith

Examining the Lilith Myth and the Male Fear of Dominant Women

By Charles Alexander Moffat

Men’s fear of women has caused them to portray women in two specific archetypes and continued to compare women in such a fashion because the majority of their writing was written by men for other men. Thus was born an unspoken tradition amongst men to portray women as weak submissives and/or seductive, evil succubi/monsters such as Lilith, and is the result of men’s fear of being controlled.

Psychologically, a man may be willing to have sex, but if the woman is not, the denial of sex perpetuates a breach in the male ego. The male response to this rejection is fear and anger, and in order to find a solution to the problem, the male reacts by finding excuses for his superiority. Believing that if he is superior and that the woman is weaker and inferior, then whether or not the woman is willing will now be unimportant and inconsequential, as far as the man is concerned.

Women do not have this sexual rejection problem however, for at any time they are willing, men can be made willing through the use of female charms or even simple aggression. Only male impotence can prevent this, which is no fault of the female. Men subconsciously understand this and also understand that they are vulnerable against females in this way, and are afraid of being seduced and manipulated.

Putting these two in perspective, men have defined two types of women: The submissive woman who falls prey to a man’s every whim, and the aggressive, manipulative woman who can seduce a man into performing her every whim.

When communicating these ideas to other men, the emphasis of a woman’s description is placed upon her beauty, her weaknesses and her lack rationality. These are ideas that men subconsciously/consciously seek to promote about women as a result of their own insecurities.

Aristotle was obsessed with his penis, that much is evident from a psychologically perspective. According to Aristotle, the penis and its semen is the source of all souls and spirit, and that women, being “mutilated” and without a penis is soulless. He goes into more detail, believing that women are unable to create souls because they themselves are “impure” and “incapable of concocting the nutriment in its last stage into semen. If she does have a soul, it is an “impure” one, and thus needs a man’s “purity” in the form of semen. In short, Aristotle likely believed that the world revolved around his penis.

Going further on Aristotle’s beliefs, if women are soulless, then their feelings don’t matter, and thus men must be the masters over women because women are cold, heartless and lack authority. He admits that women have intelligence/faculty, “but it is without authority” and thus men must be the masters. The end result is that Aristotle likely believes that the perfect woman is a “mutilated” quiet, cold, and submissive creature, something similar to Helen of Troy or Andromeda.

As the exact opposite, the worst woman by his definition would likely coincide with many of the mythological creatures of his time. The medusa, sirens, gorgons and harpies portray intelligent women as cunning, powerful, independent, and yet deformed monsters. They would still be “mutilated” by Aristotle’s definition, and would suffer the consequences for their independence, for they were all defeated by men. In essence these myths could be considered allegory warning women not to become independent and proud of their intelligence.

Respected for his beliefs by his male colleagues (and they were all male and thus with male egos and “in love with their penises” and no doubt loving the idea that the world revolves around their penis), Aristotle’s beliefs were written down for men and mass produced for men. These beliefs are then passed down upon children, who then take these beliefs to be the absolute truth, and never questioning it. “Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions, but generally act according to custom,” said Francis Bacon, speaking of this usually “unspoken tradition” that is passed down through the generations.

In the Biblical Genesis (the King James/Yahwist version), Eve is portrayed as being lesser than Adam by the simple fact that she is made by only part of him, and is not made wholly of the earth like Adam was. This shortcoming is then shown when she is tricked so easily by the serpent into eating the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and she in turn manipulates and tricks Adam into also eating of the tree. Furthermore, when caught and questioned, Eve quickly blames the snake for her shortcomings. Thus Eve presents parts of both archetypes, the submissive woman who is easily tricked by the snake, but after eating the fruit, she becomes the cunning and manipulative woman who seduces/tricks Adam.

In a different version of Genesis, the ben-Sira version~, the person known as Lilith (Adam’s first wife, before Eve) is introduced:

“When the Almighty created the first, solitary man, He said: It is not good for man to be alone. And He fashioned for man a woman from the earth, like him (Adam), and called her Lilith. Soon, they began to quarrel with each other. She said to him: I will not lie underneath, and he said: I will not lie underneath but above, for you are meant to lie underneath and I to lie above. She said to him: We are both equal, because we are both created from the earth. But they didn’t listen to each other. When Lilith saw this, she pronounced God’s avowed name and flew into the air. Adam stood in prayer before his Creator and said: Lord of the World! The woman you have given me has gone away from me. Immediately, the Almighty sent three angels after her, to bring her back. The Almighty said to Adam: If she decides to return, it is good, but if not, then she must take it upon herself to ensure that a hundred of her children die each day. They went to her and found her in the middle of the Red Sea. And they told her the word of God. But she refused to return. They said to her: We must drown you in the sea. She said: Leave me! I was created for no other purpose than to harm children, eight days for boys and twenty for girls. When they heard what she said, they pressed her even more. She said: I swear by the name of the living God that I, when I see you or your image on an amulet, will have no power over that particular child. And she took it upon herself to ensure that, every day, a hundred of her children died. That is why we say that, every day, a hundred of her demons die. That is why we write the names Senoi, Sansenoi and Semangloph on an amulet for small children. And when Lilith sees it, she remembers her promise and the child is saved.”

According to accompanying legends, Lilith was cursed and turned into a succubus. God created Eve as an afterthought out of Adam’s rib, in order to make her more submissive. Lilith’s descendants and Eve’s descendants mingled together and bred, and God decreed that Lilith is kill all of her descendants, except for those protected by an amulet. This belief that Lilith will come to slay young children is still held in awe today in many cultures. As the mother of all other succubi, Lilith’s daughters (succubi, or simply “Liliths (according to some tales) are also held to this and cannot harm any child protected by the amulet. This is Lilith’s curse for being too dominating according to many tales, although it is also questioned as to whether the real reason is because she spoke God’s avowed name.

Other Biblical and non-Biblical legends* portray Lilith as being a “terrible mother-goddess”. Her clergy is described as being “temple prostitutes” according to some historians. This belief changed over time, with Lilith (or succubi in general) becoming the “divine whore” according to men, described as being a tall beautiful, obsidian-skinned, bat-winged female with long red (some legends say black) hair and sharp blue eyes. This creature then seduces men and kills them. This is a perfect example of men describing the physical characteristics of women, and also their obvious fear of being powerless against a woman and controlled by them.

There are many other legends (mostly Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian) calling Lilith (or creatures like her) by other names such as Shedu, Lamashtu, Marilith, Succubus, Ahhazu, Alu, Gallu, Lamia, Ishtar. The legend of Lilith is so widespread that it reaches even Malayasia where she is called Langsuir (or Langsuyar) and feared as a demon seductress of the night. This enforces the idea that man’s fear of seductive/dominating women is universal amongst all men.

During the Spanish Inquisition (and various other witch hunts), witches were associated with the demon Lilith, and anyone having red hair like Lilith were more likely to be hung or burnt at the stake. This perhaps is the reason why red hair is so rare and also why the current stereotypes that all red-haired people are regarded as aggressive, hot tempered, troublesome, and otherworldly. These witchhunts were led by men, usually clergy, who were obviously afraid of being bewitched, seduced and controlled.

The power struggle between Adam and Lilith is a reflection of the power struggle between the sexes, a man’s patriarchal attitude versus a woman’s demands for independence and equality. Psychologically, this is the result of Adam’s fear of Lilith being in control, Lilith’s equal fear of Adam being in control, and both rejecting the others demands for dominance. Adam and Lilith obviously could not meet with a marital therapist however, but since the two are viewed as being mythical characters, then they reflect universal characteristics and behaviour such as all people’s (not just men’s) fear of being controlled.

A number of modern psychologists/analysts have studied the ben-Sira version and have come up with their conclusions about Lilith, Adam and Eve, and their archetypes:

Vogelsang asserts that Adam bears the guilt for the disagreement. “From the beginning [he] was trying to assert his superiority and to dominate her, a power play on the part of the masculine.” He also says “it should be emphasized that she was not trying to subjugate him. She was trying to maintain her rights.” Essentially this means that Adam represents the average aggressive male, whereas Lilith should actually be considered a model female who stands up for her rights. Perhaps women should be feared, for it is the fear between both sexes that makes them equal.

Lenherr-Baumgartner claims that Adam’s demand for the upper position was the result of “is evolutionary understandable as a certain male fear of an equal female. In addition she considers the separation of the two metaphorical in the sense that male and female shall be forever separated by their fears of each other.

In modern times it would be very easy to compare Adam, Eve and Lilith to a patriarchal husband, a weak, submissive wife, and a vindictive, dominating ex-wife. A slightly different example would be patriarchal President Bill Clinton (perhaps as the result of his obsession with his penis), submissive stand-by-your-husband Hillary Clinton, and the aggressive “succubi” (no pun intended) Monica Lewinsky. The First Lady has deliberately played the submissive/supportive wife because she understands that she will be considered more socially acceptable because of it, whereas Lewinsky has found popularity amongst some feminists who support her for her aggressiveness. Bill Clinton himself however faces a special problem with his ego, having the American-Made title of the “Most Powerful Man In The World” and likely believing that the world really does revolve around his penis, and his true fears are more complex because of the high price some believe that he should have paid for his adultery.

In conclusion, the dominance of men has been implemented by unspoken tradition amongst men through the generations of men writing for other men, such as Aristotle and the many variations of Genesis. This has caused men to create two specific archetypes of a submissive weak woman and an aggressive “Lilith” both of which are the result of men’s fears of a dominant/equal female.