female writers + beautiful quotes (based on their actual sign)
*IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY*
ARIES: Maya Angelou (Pisces Mercury in the 8th House)
“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise!”
TAURUS: Charlotte Brontë (Aries Mercury in the 8th House)
“I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”
GEMINI: Gwendolyn Brooks (Taurus Mercury in the 9th House)
“It is lonesome, yes. For we are the last of the loud. Nevertheless, live. Conduct your blooming in the noise and whip of the whirlwind.”
CANCER: Anna Akhmatova (Gemini Mercury)
“The whole time I was hoping my silence would fit yours and exclamation marks would gently float across time and space so that boundaries would be crossed; the whole time I was praying you would read my eyes and understand what I was never able to understand. See, we were never about butterflies. We’ve always been about burning stars. All about us is unearthly and radiant.”
LEO: J.K. Rowling (Virgo Mercury in the 7th House)
“The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing.”
VIRGO: Dorothy Parker (Leo Mercury in the 4th House)
“If I didn’t care for fun and such, I’d probably amount to much. But I shall stay the way I am, because I do not give a damn.”
LIBRA: Marina Tsvetaeva (Libra Mercury)
“I want to sleep with you, fall asleep and sleep. That magnificent folk word, how deep, how true, how unequivocal, how exactly what it says. Just – sleep. And nothing more. No, another thing: and know right into the deepest sleep that it is you. And more: how your heart sounds. And – kiss your heart.”
SCORPIO: Anne Sexton (Libra Mercury)
“Give me your skin as sheer as a cobweb. Let me open it up and listen in and scoop out the dark.”
SAGITTARIUS: Jane Austen (Sagittarius Mercury in the 3rd House)
“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
CAPRICORN: Simone de Beauvoir (Capricorn Mercury in the 2nd House)
“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
AQUARIUS: Virginia Woolf (Aquarius Mercury in the 10th House)
“Better was it to go unknown and leave behind you an arch, then to burn like a meteor and leave no dust.”
PISCES: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Pisces Mercury in the 6th House)
“What we call Life is a condition of the soul. And the soul must improve in happiness and wisdom, except by its own fault. These tears in our eyes, these faintings of the flesh, will not hinder such improvement.”
The Aquarius woman above all needs a tolerant, understanding, warm male. Her man needs to be tolerant because she is; also, her originality requires his open-mindedness. He needs to understand her methods, accept the way she relates to people on the mental, analytical level first. He must be able to tune in to her approach and complement it. He needs to be warm, for she can be chilly. He needs to know how to hug her, when to wrap his arms around her and bring out the suppressed glow.
She needs a man who in no way holds rigid judgments and expectations. He must be flexible, willing to keep a fair and open mind. He should be curious, inquisitive, excited about ideas (especially her new ideas). “Right is right and wrong is wrong” may work for Capricorn, but it will not work for the Aquarius woman. Her man must not moralize, but he must have character. She respects the man who knows and stands on his own dearly held principles.
She needs an honest man, assertive and willing to force a confrontation if necessary. He must be able to see into her and call her on any tricks that might be destructive to their relationship. She needs a man who helps her to relay ideas as well as feelings, who supports her in her optimism and hope but also wants action in the emotional realm!
Her man should be neither too passive nor too aggressive. If he is too passive, she may get so comfortable that she becomes too willing to compromise for the sake of domestic peace. If he is too aggressive, she will be turned off. Macho men are not her cup of tea.
The Aquarius woman needs her man to maintain a harmonious equilibrium on many counts. She is never money-crazy; wealth is not the most important thing to her. Yet her man should care enough about money to help her make sure there is enough to live a life with some independence. He needs to complement and supplement her drive to be a woman who is recognized as a full-fledged human being.
Her man must be able to flow freely yet also to plan. He can’t be too stubborn or too rigid. She wants him to accept her quirks, and she also wants him to watch for the details that make the relationship work. She is willing to phone for dinner reservations, to discuss the income tax, to buy his socks and do some of the laundry, but she expects him to pick up where she leaves off. Equality, shared leadership, and mutual responsibility are attractive to her.
Her man must be a leader, a teacher, in some aspect of their relationship. He may be a budding metaphysicist who turns her on to her own esoteric intuition. He may be a scientist who can help her to think in new ways. He may have a colorless job but a stimulating hobby, something she can share.
The man who is highly sexual, experimental, and experienced is a good partner for her. She will follow him every step of the way and may lead him in some. Together, they can create a magnificent dance of fervor and futurism, a sexual act that is never the same, an enticing, sophisticated, limitless splendor.
The man who is interested in mind expansion or cosmic awareness, who is ever willing to look at and redefine some worn-out, flat definitions, will excite her. The man with whom she can share it all, the one who finally captures her elusive trust, is the one for her.