I’ve never actually taken Prozac but i loved Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Prozac Nation – it was iconic in its day, of course. And then i even tried to read her later book Bitch – In Praise Of Difficult Women. I wanted to like it! But despite flashes of Awesome, most of read like she’d blown the advance money on Space Dust and that her contract somehow stipulated that nobody edit the copy.
But anyway now she’s done this 5000 word plus rant for New York Magazine (Elizabeth Wurtzel Confronts Her One Night Stand Of A Life) on being 45 and freaked out – basically – but with loads of asides so strange and up herself that its strange reading. The 300 + comments with the piece are a revelation, way more interesting than the rant.
The rant is not so much must-read as must-skim. It’s informative – it’s like negative inspiration. And yes, i realize that the lady has mental health issues – but i realized i’d never checked out her chart:
She’s Libra Rising – yes, classic beauty. She’s Leo (Sun-Jupiter in her 10th House so prominent) and you know, she is renowned for being sort of genius but insanely self-absorbed. Her Moon is in Gemini….okay so beauty and eloquence with the Libra-Gemini thing and renown – Leo in the 10th House but why so Low Leo? Her New York piece linked above is kind of crazily Lower Leo – name dropping handbags, neighborhoods & celebrities whilst decrying how fuqed up and at risk she is. She also did a crazy-bats piece in Harpers Bazaar, brilliantly summarized (and linked to) here, attacking younger women.
She does have Mars & Neptune in Scorpio square her Sun/Jupiter (fixed squares are always hard to see if you’re in them yourself) AND this latest rant comes just as Saturn hits on her Mars in Scorpio. So it’s bringing up everything…