If Anais Nin wrote astrology
  • Aries: "She has to make the atmosphere boil."
  • Gemini: "I am like a person walking through a mirror broken in two."
  • Taurus: "In reality I care for a few people very deeply, thoroughly and enduringly. Certain connections cannot change like that."
  • Cancer: "Certain events happen very close to me, others are dim. Some are vital and warm, some have a dreamlike quality."
  • Leo: "At midnight I had always been metamorphosed into a solitary, estranged wanderer."
  • Virgo: "The pain I give is only like homeopathy, to heal the pain given me, but it is not a blow to be given. Insidious and subtle."
  • Libra: "We will both lie to each other, and for the same reason: to create an impossible ideal world."
  • Scorpio: "He ruled my body with a magnetic rule, master of my dancing."
  • Sagittarius: "For me, the adventures of the mind, each inflection of thought, each movement, nuance, growth, discovery, is a source of exhilaration."
  • Capricorn: "At thirteen I wrote: "Is there anyone who will understand me? I do not understand myself."
  • Aquarius: "Talking on the dream, I am always fertile and voluble. It is my favorite realm, and I am so familiar with its technical aspects."
  • Pisces: "Poetic vision is not the outcome of blindness but of a force which can transcend the ugliest face of reality..."
I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits.
—  Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934