There is a reason why everyone scheming, ambitious, horny. sophisticated and a bit bats eschews self-help lit for Colette.
Everything you need know about sex, money, tranquility, career, love and personal development is basically in her books.
Her Astro-Databank rave is fascinating.
“…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, France’s greatest woman writer 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 theaters and music halls. 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…”
She was very AIR: Libra Rising & Sun/Moon in Aquarius but with Venus in Pisces (at my degree of Venus!) and Mercury-Saturn in Capricorn.
Less overly sexy but just as unconventional and determined to chronicle society from a highly individuated feminine p.o.v. was Edith Wharton, another Aquarius of the same era.
One tidbit re Edith Wharton that i’ve always loved is that the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses” apparently came from her Aunts, a couple of society chicks SO brazenly with-it, stylish and revoltingly judgemental that peeps would go mad trying to compete.
Seriously, does anyone else peruse this sort of lit for self-enrichment, rather than the more current Zen-shrinkery material?
Oh yah and Colette had Lilith in Leo.