How sad that it is her passing that prompts me to check out the fascinating astro of Ms Helen Gurley Brown. Even if you loathe Cosmo mag for anarcha-feminist reasons, you would agree that it was revolutionary in its day, yes? She also did a LOT to invent and popularize the notion that to be a single, career-ist woman was not just respectable but actually desirable. See Sex & The Single Girl – the book that got her so many letters from avid readers, she turned it into a magazine.
So some astro notes; She was Aquarius – Sun + Mercury Retrograde – and Saggo Rising. So super-revoltionary and then with a throbbing little Moon-Mars in Scorpio conjunction trine Venus-Lilith in Pisces. So you know, she probably really meant all those blowjob tips quite sincerely.
But to me, the key to her chart is that Saturn-Midheaven-North Node in Libra conjunction. She came from achingly humble beginnings, with (I think) a crippled sister and ill mother to support via her limited means. HGB described herself as a “mouseburger” – someone without obvious looks, brains or family background to trade off, who had to survive via sheer ingenuity and hard work. It all fits, yes?