Aleister Crowley (October 12, 1875 – December 1, 1947)
Up until now, I have avoided this individual, like the plague. It’s not hard to work out why: he personified ‘evil’. But, as always, when you actually look at the person, new insights appear.
There is a Yod (Finger of God), formed from inconjuncts to Venus from the Moon and Pluto. I think that explains everything, at least to me.
Moon Inconjunct Venus
You need to be loved, even more than most people, particularly by your mother or another woman who takes the place of your mother. This need for love will be the force behind many of your actions. If you don’t find the love you are looking for, you will develop an insecure hunger for love from everyone you meet. However, you may express this in very strange ways, such as a desire for food, especially sweets, which unconsciously represent love to you.
Venus Inconjunct Pluto
With this aspect you must learn a great deal about the kinds of friends you want and the kinds of experiences you will have through other people. Even while you are still young, you may meet persons who are quite difficult to get along with, but who seem to be impossible to get away from, even when you want to. You may be fascinated by such persons, or circumstances may force you to stay with them. These people do have a definite role to play in your life, but it may not always be a pleasant one. They will teach you something about life or about yourself.
So, was it just a way to meet women (presuming, of course, that his interest was in them and not men)?
He Who is Without Sin May Cast the First Stone
I am always mindful that ‘there, but for the grace of God, go I.’ That’s why I compare my birth chart to others’ birth and death charts. In this case, Aleister’s North Node is within 3° of my own. And his natal Saturn, ‘fatal’ Ascendent (if his 12-noon death time is correct) and my Sun/Jupiter conjunction are close. Even my Moon and his natal Mercury are close, as is my Neptune and his natal Sun. We are connected.
My credo, exactly.