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Anais Nin - Written in the Stars

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The Sun is traveling through the sign of Pisces right now and writer Anais Nin was born under the sedative Neptune fog on February 21, 1903 at 8:16pm. Anais Nin continues to seduce countless with her succulent, erotic literature, short stories and journals; dancing through the cosmos with words created in play with a Neptune, Venus and Moon dominated natal chart. Much of Anais Nin’s art poured into romance, self discovery, eroticism, writing and intricate subtle harmonies. Her Libra ascending and Venusian rulership forming a T-square with the Capricorn Moon in the third house of communication spritzes the love goddesses filters through an instant receptivity and literary delight, where illuminating connections with others are sought and illustrated in feminine harmonic beauty and a life of tranquil aesthetics; “Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.”, and her dominance of planets over the horizon relates to her tendency to look within, reflect and further conjures a fertile imagination.  With her Sun conjunct Venus in imaginative, fantastical Pisces in creative paintbox fifth house house, ruled by dreamy Neptune in the sixth house of duty associates with generous creative and mystical creative flairs under the pang of sixth house responsibility; “The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say”, and with her Mercury in airy Aquarius conjunct her depth of consciousness through Saturn in the fourth house lead her on the turbulent (Saturn) search for ‘a haven, a sense of belonging, home (fourth house)’ where she found an inner home through her words (largely journal writing) and a sanctuary away from the destructiveness of the world (also relating to Neptune escapism) through writing and creativity; “I believe one writes because one has to create a world in which one can live.” . Jupiter ruling her fifth house expresses through favor, fortune, tremendous pleasure and benefit in creativity, writing, sex and outreaching in service and conjunct Sun Pisces  demonstrates her indifference in motherhood and the view of her art and writing as her offspring. 

Anais Nin’s heavy Neptune ruled chart with Sun in Pisces and reflective interpersonal mirror of the Libran ascending paints the chameleon image and her seemingly confused inner state. Many of her writings reflect an arduous and unstable self identity and fragments of her own personality she felt dissociated from. “I will always be the virgin-prostitute, the perverse angel, the two-faced sinister and saintly woman.”, in expression of the intrinsic Piscean pull in two opposite directions. Her search for other people, particularly men and eroticism to fill the tangents of her self image and express her strong feminine energies relate to a sexual aggression - though this is delicately poetic, sensual, luscious sex; noted through a Jupiter-Sun conjunct in Pisces in the fifth house with Mars (ruling sexual pursuits) in Libra ruling the first house (becoming oneself through others) “I sat there for three hours and did not feel the time or the boredom of our talk and its foolish disconnection. As long as I could hear his voice, I was quite lost, quite blind, quite outside my own self.” . Her Libran theme may also relate to her role playing or mutable ruler which prompted her to play different characters in the search for an identity. Her Pluto in Gemini in the ninth house relates to her internal aggression to consume knowledge, engage intellectual expansion and share the garnered insights she has learned through a Plutonic Mercury; 'Gods will’, which urges her to leave a lasting imprint on the world through forms of broadcast but still evoking the Pluto’s infinite search for the hidden; “The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” , this is furthered by an act under the compulsion of seeking intimacy with the divine which she may have transmuted and search for in sexual communion. The cosmic dance of infinite Neptune, divinely tuned Lunar in Mercury’s third house and impassioned Venus created a life viewed in abstract linguistic illustration and the emanation of a blossomed soul who could transform her pen into a magic wand. Anais Nin viewed the world in a trine effervescent enchantment and soaked up the universal brilliance transmitted in her artwork of word

“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”
Anaïs Nin

Sun in Pisces ♓

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Chameleon I molecular cloud

This striking new image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, reveals a star in the process of forming within the Chamaeleon cloud. This young star is throwing off narrow streams of gas from its poles — creating this ethereal object known as HH 909A. These speedy outflows collide with the slower surrounding gas, lighting up the region.

When new stars form, they gather material hungrily from the space around them. A young star will continue to feed its huge appetite until it becomes massive enough to trigger nuclear fusion reactions in its core, which light the star up brightly.

Before this happens, new stars undergo a phase during which they violently throw bursts of material out into space. This material is ejected as narrow jets that streak away into space at breakneck speeds of hundreds of kilometres per second, colliding with nearby gas and dust and lighting up the region. The resulting narrow, patchy regions of faintly glowing nebulosity are known as Herbig-Haro objects. They are very short-lived structures, and can be seen to visibly change and evolve over a matter of years (heic1113) — just the blink of an eye on astronomical timescales.

These structures are very common within star-forming regions like the Orion Nebula, or the Chameleon I molecular cloud — home to the subject of this image. The Chameleon cloud is located in the southern constellation of Chameleon, just over 500 light-years from Earth. Astronomers have found numerous Herbig-Haro objects embedded in this stellar nursery, most of them emanating from stars with masses similar to that of the Sun. A few are thought to be tied to less massive objects such as brown dwarfs, which are “failed” stars that did not hit the critical mass to spark reactions in their centres.

Credit: NASA & ESA.Acknowledgements: Kevin Luhman (Pennsylvania State University), and Judy Schmidt

A nursery for unruly young stars

This striking new image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, reveals a star in the process of forming within the Chamaeleon cloud. This young star is throwing off narrow streams of gas from its poles — creating this ethereal object known as HH 909A. These speedy outflows collide with the slower surrounding gas, lighting up the region.

When new stars form, they gather material hungrily from the space around them. A young star will continue to feed its huge appetite until it becomes massive enough to trigger nuclear fusion reactions in its core, which light the star up brightly.

Before this happens, new stars undergo a phase during which they violently throw bursts of material out into space. This material is ejected as narrow jets that streak away into space at breakneck speeds of hundreds of kilometres per second, colliding with nearby gas and dust and lighting up the region. The resulting narrow, patchy regions of faintly glowing nebulosity are known as Herbig-Haro objects. They are very short-lived structures, and can be seen to visibly change and evolve over a matter of years — just the blink of an eye on astronomical timescales.

These structures are very common within star-forming regions like the Orion Nebula, or the Chameleon I molecular cloud — home to the subject of this image. The Chameleon cloud is located in the southern constellation of Chameleon, just over 500 light-years from Earth. Astronomers have found numerous Herbig-Haro objects embedded in this stellar nursery, most of them emanating from stars with masses similar to that of the Sun. A few are thought to be tied to less massive objects such as brown dwarfs, which are “failed” stars that did not hit the critical mass to spark reactions in their centres.

Image credit: NASA & ESA; Acknowledgements: Kevin Luhman (Pennsylvania State University), and Judy Schmidt