What Courtney Love did do was live wild. She took drugs and trusted others could look after themselves. She flirted with self-destruction. She got into fights. She burned with ambition. She flaunted her sexuality and was upfront with her desire. What she did, in other words, was behave like male rock stars always have.
From Love and Loathing – The Price Courtney Love Paid For A Wild Ride – SMH by Simon Castles
So it is the Zap Zone deluxe and all of a sudden Courtney Love feels relevant again. Insanely relevant.
She has the Uranus Pluto conjunction in Virgo square Mars in Gemini – that’s like she comes with her own personal Zap Zone (non stop catharsis, automatic revolutionary setting) installed as part of her default factory settings. And you know, her troubled and flamboyant past has been intensively documented, not least of all by herself.
But here she is in 2014 – apparently working Jupiter on her Cancerian Sun + Mars/Uranus squaring it and Pluto opposing it with massive elan. Not only that, she has Mars on her Libra Ascendant & Saturn opposite Jupiter, Neptune on her Saturn – super strong transits for anyone.
But has she degenerated into old-era Courtney, smudged eyeliner showing up at events in grunge baby Goth Doll nighties to stalk C-List celebrities? Like Beth in Black Swan? Is she on Space Dust with Lindsay Lohan or sitting in dark corner bars bitching about injustice in the 90s?
No way. She appears to be zapping the Zap Zone straight back:
* clean, sober & serene for several years – i think maybe her Twitter is just naturally eccentric, she has Lilith in Sagittarius in the 3rd House – that’s a mouthy bitch lol.
* apparently having forged a strong relationship with her now-adult daughter – the very Leo Frances Bean.
* Reuniting her band Hole.
* Planning a Broadway Musical based on Nirvana/Kurt Cobain.
I think this is all epic – she has fought her way through SO much schizz – yes i read the full on Poppy Z Brite bio – and is still standing, still hustling, still here.
Image: Fashion Magazine Canada