Oh yes. Please stand back while I play by someone else’s rules.

All over the US, there are labor crises. Low-wage employers are having difficulty finding workers and higher-paid office workers are leaving en masse at the prospect of abandoning their home offices and reentering the workplace. This has been chalked up to the tension between Saturn, representing the status quo, and Uranus, representing change and power to the people. I think this is accurate, but missing an important component: Black Moon Lilith.

While Uranus has been slowly making its way through Taurus, Oscillating Black Moon Lilith has been right there with it. She’s been in the shadows, whispering in Uranus’ ear and agitating for real change. Lilith puts all her weight behind the underdog, and in this case, it is the workers she sees as the victims.

How, she asks, could employers let everyone go all at once, leaving them with nothing and no one to count on,  and then expect them to happily return to work one they’re considered useful again? How could we call people essential and heroes but not pay them enough to live? How could we let people do their work where they’re most comfortable only to tell them they’re no longer allowed due to some arbitrary benchmark no one seems to understand?

However you feel about the worker shortage and its merits or lack thereof, the paragraph above is the logic underlying the movement. And Black Moon Lilith is all too happy to see this particular pot get a stir.

See, Lilith, at heart, is a separatist. She understands the people who want to change the system from the inside. She does. But she can never do it. Instead, she sees a broken system and pushes us to simply opt out. She knows that if enough people stop playing the game, the rule makers discover they have no real power. When enough of the foundation crumbles, there’s nothing left to hold the house of cards.

So Lilith says, “Hey, stop playing their rigged game. Don’t you know the house always wins? Become an entrepreneur. Insist on better conditions. Stop buying into their story. Stop giving them money and start giving it to your local community. Screw the big boxes. Spend your cash at the corner store. And if the people in power won’t treat you like a human within their system, then stop being in their system. Nothing is worth your humanity.”

I won’t claim that Lilith’s answer is THE answer. I won’t even imply it! The truth is, I don’t have any answers. I am just a person, and this is a cosmic game. But Lilith is a powerful player on the side of revolution, and her influence shouldn’t be denied. As you continue to hear about people going their own way financially, don’t let Saturn and Uranus get all the glory. Black Moon Lilith, too, is playing her part.

How do you feel about Black Moon Lilith’s part in the labor shortage? Where do you expect to see her influence pop up next?

 

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