Anaïs Nin: Vesta & Lilith, Sacred & Profane.

Anaïs Nin is my inspiration & has been since I was fifteen years old.

Gnostic Woman

Image by Marco Paludet Image by Marco Paludet

With the spotlight on Venus and Mars over the next month or so, today’s musings turn to sexuality and the Prima Materia of romantic relationship between the sexes. Here’s a lady who knows a thing or two about sexuality and who once claimed, “I had my degree in erotic love”.

It also happens to be her birthday today.

Anaïs Nin (February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977), was a French Cuban-American diarist, essayist, novelist and writer of short stories and erotica. She is hailed as the one of the finest writers of female erotica and was the first prominent woman in the West known to write erotica.

While there are no aspect patterns between her natal Venus and Mars, Nin’s Mars is prominent in her first house conjunct the north node- her destiny was tied up with sexuality and this was a very strong aspect of…

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