For most astrologers, when they think of Aquarius the first word that enters their head is unconventional. This is probably followed by words like original, freedom loving, eccentric, wilful, independent and strong minded.
In most Aquarians charts there would be other factors that soften some of these characteristics or even compromise them to a degree. If we were talking about someone who had the Sun conjunct the Moon in Aquarius opposite Uranus we know that person would be a complete rebel. They would have to be utterly different to everyone else.
So how would this energy manifest itself ? It’s tempting to think that a strong left wing political cause would be espoused but this is not always the case with this type of chart. Its’ the person’s own behaviour that has to be non conformist, to simply hold radical opinions would not be enough.
If someone had this Sun / Moon / Uranus opposition forming part of a T square with the apex planet as Mars in Scorpio, all that anarchistic energy would be focused onto their sex life.
To give us of an impression of this person’s life, Capricorn Research has decided to simply copy large chunks of the Wikepedia entry.
She ” was a French writer of voluptuous fiction, drama, criticism, and literary correspondence for a newspaper. ( Her ) personal life was a bedroom farce with male and female lovers who included her husband’s 18-year-old son while he ran off with a Romanian aristocrat. A complete sensualist and libertine, amid her extraordinary carnal energy, she managed to produce some 50 volumes, journalism, film scripts and an average five letters a day.
Throughout her long and unconventional life, ( she ) devoured with the passionate hunger of an emotional glutton all the sensations of love and hate, sex and ecstasy, jealousy and pain, joy and grief that she could absorb, digest and regenerate. Along with sexual abandon, she danced naked in theatres…. Her books spoke openly of sex from the awakening urges of teenagers to the last desperate flings of fading courtesans, the longings of young women and ménages a trois between people of all ages and sexual tastes.
Her first lover was…. notorious and decadent…, who was visiting the area to ( see ) his illegitimate child by a former mistress. She was 17 and he, 15 years older. Though fat, balding and ugly, he was a witty bon vivant who enchanted the young girl. After a two-year engagement, they married and moved to Paris the next day.
Paris was the place to be. It was a period of bohemian leisure and sizzling frivolities and café society buzzed with the latest delicious gossip….. She learned rapidly that her husband was a vain egotist, a gossip, a user and a womanizer. During the 13 years they were together, she loved and hated ( him )
He encouraged her to join in with his sexual romps… Her first book was published and it became an immediate sensation, a story of a rambunctious and erotic schoolgirl. It sold 40,000 copies in two months and gave birth to a series of products and paraphernalia. For the next few years, the team turned out salacious and popular sequels.
( She ) finally tired of ( his ) dominance and petty tyranny, and she left him. Having learned to care for the ministrations of her female lovers, she moved in with wealthy 43-year-old, “Missy,” … ( a ) notorious lesbian …. who was her lover, protector and mother-figure. They were together for six years that opened another chapter of experience…. She called this openly lesbian period “her vagabond years.”
She began an affair with …. ( a ) young, handsome, rich ( man who was ) besotted with her. Though he wanted to marry her, she found him a toy to play with until she met her great love. She met 35-year-old “Sidi”, co-editor of ( a ) prestigious Paris newspaper.
Sidi became increasingly interested in other matters, mostly love affairs, and ( she ) found solace in Quiji boards, witchcraft and voodoo, and finally, food. Her weight went up to 180 lbs.
Bertrand, the 17-year-old son of her husband by his first wife, came to visit. He was good looking, shy and innocent. His appeal was so great that many of ( her ) companions tried to seduce the boy, but at 47, ( she ) initiated the erotic affair that lasted nearly five years. …. Sidi found out about the affair during an argument over dinner. He moved out, but Bertrand stayed for another year and a half. Perhaps he was, indeed, the love of her life, the great love for which she had always longed. Bertrand went on to become a political journalist who always carried the memory of his first love…..
She was now middle-aged and fat, but still breathed voluptuousness, melancholy and passion. She met her last great love, Maurice… age 36 to her 53. They married two years later and were together to her death. They had a seaside house in Saint-Tropez, and ( she ) wrote, traveled, did screenplays and reminiscences. It was perhaps her most productive and happy period … ( her best known novel ) was published. ”
So who was this woman ? Anyone with access to an ephemeris would know that Uranus was in early Leo at the end of the 1950s which might explain something, but this would be deceptive.
This lady was born the last time Uranus was in Leo in 1873 !
Collette was commonly accepted as France’s greatest woman writer.
Many of the events described above could be indicated by the transits at the time, but Capricorn Research will stick to just one.
Pluto only made one transit to Collette’s Sun during her life, the opposition in 1944 as her most successful novel was ” Gigi ” published when she was 71 years old.
A true Aquarian.