Gertrude Stein

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Gertrude Stein


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Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (now part of Pittsburgh), and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson and Henri Matisse, would meet.[1][2][3]

In 1933, Stein published a quasi-memoir of her Paris years, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, written in the voice of Alice B. Toklas, her life partner.[4] The book became a literary bestseller and vaulted Stein from the relative obscurity of the cult-literature scene into the limelight of mainstream attention.[5] Two quotes from her works have become widely known: "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose",[6] and "there is no there there", with the latter often taken to be a reference to her childhood home of Oakland.

Her books include Q.E.D. (1903), about a lesbian romantic affair involving several of Stein's friends; Fernhurst, a fictional story about a love triangle; Three Lives (1905–06); The Making of Americans (1902–1911); and Tender Buttons (1914).

Her activities during World War II have been the subject of analysis and commentary. As a Jew living in Nazi-occupied France, Stein may have only been able to sustain her lifestyle as an art collector, and indeed to ensure her physical safety, through the protection of the powerful Vichy government official and Nazi collaborator Bernard Faÿ. After the war ended, Stein expressed admiration for another Nazi collaborator, Vichy leader Marshal Pétain.[7][8]



Gertrude Stein has Sun in Aquarius 12th House, Moon in Virgo 7th House, with Pisces Rising.

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Influenced by Impressionism

314°, Sun in Aquarius, Impressionism artwork
157°, Moon in Virgo, Impressionism artwork
314°, Mercury in Aquarius, Impressionism artwork
309°, Venus in Aquarius, Impressionism artwork
355°, Mars in Pisces, Impressionism artwork
181°, Jupiter in Libra, Impressionism artwork
306°, Saturn in Aquarius, Impressionism artwork
128°, Uranus in Leo, Impressionism artwork
26°, Neptune in Aries, Impressionism artwork
49°, Pluto in Taurus, Impressionism artwork
19°, Chiron in Aries, Impressionism artwork
40°, North Node in Taurus, Impressionism artwork
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220°, South Node in Scorpio, Impressionism artwork
South NodeScorpio
180°, Lilith in Libra, Impressionism artwork
330°, Ascendant in Pisces, Impressionism artwork
253°, Midheaven in Sagittarius, Impressionism artwork


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Natal Data

Map at Lat 40.4450813, Lng -80.0087746

1874-02-03 08:15:00 LMT

40° 26′ 42.3″ N 80° 0′ 31.6″ W

Allegheny County, PA, USA


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