“It’s a flower: Trillium erectum [aka the American True-Love]. Also called birthroot and bethflower. Medicinal use: astringent. “
Wow. She said this. When asked about true love.
Marlene Dietrich was many things but the astrological her is mega multiple conjunct Capricorn – Mercury, Sun, Chiron, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars – with Virgo Rising, Moon in Leo and Venus in Aquarius.
A la this Vanity Fair article, she was very, VERY Aqua-Venus:
…”Dietrich, on the other hand, was an intrepid and pliant lover. When her daughter asked her later in life why she had had so many sexual partners, Marlene responded with a shrug and said, “They asked.” She clearly thrived on pleasing her partners and didn’t believe in condoms, finding men “so grateful when you tell them they don’t have to wear it.” Once she discovered diaphragms, she called them “the greatest invention since Pan-Cake makeup.” Until then, she had sworn by her secret weapon against pregnancy: douching with ice-cold water and wine vinegar, which she carried with her by the case everywhere she went. (Decades later another of her co-stars and grand amours, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., warmly recalled their “lovely liaison,” adding, “You know, sometimes when I am in a restaurant and a waiter walks by with a salad vinaigrette, I’ll find myself thinking fond thoughts of Marlene.”)..”
True Love as astringent is a fantastic concept – is it her Venus in Aqua or Virgo Rising talking do you think? Or she is just insanely super-Capricorn all over?