So You Thought Lilith Was Always a Woman…
In my last post I pointed out that the extraordinarily brilliant writer Patricia Highsmith had dark, disturbing Lilith conjunct her Mercury, the planet of mind and writing. One of the things that makes her writing so remarkable is her ability to get under the skin of evil.
Her greatest creation is Mr. Ripley, killer, conman, chameleon – psychopath. She wrote five spine-chilling novels featuring the talented Mr. Ripley.
These novels have been filmed several times. Most memorable for me are Matt Damon’s creepily intense performance as the malevolent Ripley in the 1999 Anthony Minghella movie, and Alain Delon’s earlier take on the same role in René Clement’s Plein Soleil (1960).
Matt Damon: Mercury conjunct Lilith to the degree in Libra.
Alain Delon: Lilith in Libra also, in the 1st (8° from Asc) trine North Node
Anthony Minghella: Lilith in the craftsman’s sign Virgo, trine North Node exact
René Clement: Lilith in Pisces (illusions), trine the film-maker’s Neptune, 5° from Pisces Sun
They all understood what Highsmith was getting at.