Revolutionaries in Ideas
One thing that worries a lot of us is a vast, silent, cyber war that could make US civilians victims of our own government or secret spy agencies. Edward Snowden was a hyper-smart rebel who got bored of high school and dropped out (his father claims that he missed too much class time due to illness, but I suspect that public school had little to offer a teenager with his talents). Despite his lack of formal schooling, the young computer whiz somehow managed to obtain top-secret clearances, and eventually went to work at Booz, Allen with the admitted intent to steal national security secrets.
Snowden has picked up Julian Assange’s torch, but the American public still does not know all of the info he took with him on his sojourn across the world – first Hong Kong, then Russia, with hopes for Ecuador. He finally managed an undisclosed deal with Putin, in order to remain in Russia, and one can only hope that the Russian government treats him reasonably well. Snowden’s 9th House BML fits like a glove – he is a maverick who hopes to overthrow the existing system, he lives immersed in a shadow world of spooks, and he meets the dangerous, seductive Lilith in long-distance travel – it still remains to be seen whether Snowden or Putin will have the upper hand.
My Note: How does he differ from Julian Assange, in terms of natal Lilith?
Both men have been described as heroes, whistleblowers, and dissidents. Snowden has also been described as a traitor and a patriot - his idealism is more in question because he took on his own nation's government.
Assange has BML conjunct Pluto right on the 11th House cusp. His personality has been described as difficult to work with - on a personal level, he was strongly disliked by upper management in the NY Times even before they published parts of his trove, and he was also in conflict with some members of his volunteer staff at Wikileaks. On a public level, he is hated by the American government, but widely admired by other governments, and by many people worldwide.
Snowden doesn't have the same 11th House BML "people issues". He is far more articulate than Assange, even though both men are highly intelligent, and is perceived as being less of a "weirdo". As a 9th House Lilith, he may also continue to enjoy greater freedom of movement between countries than the grounded Assange does.
Others have complained that her church ministers seem way too concerned about the money during psychic sessions where the audience would rather focus on deeply emotional questions. Her Other Side books are so good that I had a hard time accepting the truth – Sylvia Browne is the Martha Stewart of Heaven! “Wise serpent” Lilith and the “snake in the grass” are both operating in typical 9th House fashion.
That said, this is a “tricky” position for Lilith, where Eve casts a long shadow. Ordinary, non-celebrity women, particularly those who had little interest in school, may find that Eve comes naturally, and don’t aspire to more.
Coming Up Next:
Lilith in the Eighth House: The Elitist
What Did I Miss?
Lilith in the 10th House: Where Lilith is Shape-Shifting Boss
For a look at celebrities with 9th House BML:
Astrotheme Horoscopes of Celebrities with 9th House Lilith
This is an interesting New York Times profile on a journalist-filmmaker duo behind Edward Snowden, both of whom now avoid living in the United States.
How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets
Quick "Toot Toot" for my old blog, Slushpile Astrology:
There are a lot of interesting, accessible articles here, including a four-part series "Help for Vedic Beginners", a great article on astrology in the fashion industry (how and when to shop for certain colors), and the series on Marilyn Monroe which inspired me to look further into Lilith, and figure out what makes her unique in each zodiac house. Astrology lovers with an afternoon free could do worse than kicking back with a pot of tea while they surf my old site.