ANAIS NIN … Bohemian Pisces
Writer Anais Nin was born on February 21, 1903 with the Sun, Venus and Jupiter all in Pisces. She lived in Paris, Spain, Cuba and the USA; she was a controversial writer [she wrote the erotic novel ‘The Delta of Venus’]; and she had many lovers [including the writer Henry Miller].
She was also an extreme example of the lengths a triple Piscean will go to for love, as her strong Piscean need to blur boundaries between reality and illusion ended up overtaking her life. ‘To live life as a dream’ was her motto, which resulted in her spending over 20 years as a bi-coastal bigamist, with an older husband in New York and a younger one in California [neither knew about the other]. Pisces is a dual sign, symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, and she referred to her simultaneous marriages as her ‘bi-coastal trapeze’.
Bohemian individuals always have Aquarius and/or Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart and Anais Nin had Venus opposite Uranus, which accounts for her avant-garde attitude to love, life and creativity. Anais and her California husband [Rupert Pole] were both very involved in the design, construction and decoration of their beautiful home at Silver Lake in Los Angeles. [Rupert had his Sun, Mercury and Uranus all in Aquarius, plus his Venus was also in Pisces.] So the house was a collaboration between two people who were strongly Aquarian and Piscean. The architecture was very Aquarian … modern, original and open plan; while the decore was predominantly Piscean … soft pastel colours, with plenty of paintings and water features.