“I’ve known women who plodded through life…but the women I knew did their plodding on the pavement, not the soil. I know very little about the simple life. I’m a product of crowded places and jammed-up emotions, where right and wrong weren’t always clearly defined and life wasn’t always sweet, but it was life.” —Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck spent most of her awesomely long classic Hollywood career playing “hard-boiled women of easy virtue”, mistresses, con-women and fierce scrappy “fallen women.” In real life, her early years were hell. She was tough and with good reason. Stanwyck was orphaned aged four, when her mother was killed by a drunk and her father took off. She ran away from a series of foster homes and finally escaped via becoming a showgirl.
Pure raw guts, talent and determination turned her into one of the most feted Hollywood stars of her day, making five movies a year at her peak, nominated (but never winning) for dozens of awards and renowned for her unique professionalism. Virgo Rising + Moon and the Sun in Kataka bang on (get this) the North Node and Lilith, the Bitch Goddess, the Lady Mars.
Now that’s a combo that will pull you forward in life. You could emerge out of the primordial pit or some gutter in downtown apocalypse, shaking the mud off, drying the tear on your check and strutting forth in strength. We all have a Lilith that can lie dormant or be activated – if it’s on your North Node (destiny) and/or the Sun (identity) you can’t help but do Lilith. The Madonna Whore complex comes to you. There is an invincible quality to you. You can take enmity and turn into gold, like some sort of a rad alchemist.
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