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8th House Scorpio

I thought I’d write a short blog post on my general interest in dark themes and “the taboo.”

(1) I’ve been an astrology enthusiast since mid-2006, when I first found out I had a Pisces Moon.

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8th House | Mystic Medusa

In mid-2012, I found out (c/o astro.com and Darkstar) I have Venus conjunct Pluto in Scorpio 8th House (under whole signs — under default system, those two planets are right at the end of my 7th House).

I have been a little hesitant to share certain aspects of my astrological chart in the past in public. However, over the years, I’ve noticed I wouldn’t have realized those aspects of myself had it not been for others who had written about their own planetary placements (whether on their blogs/websites/social media spaces, or during face-to-face conversations).

My Lilith Gemini and Pisces Moon have contacts with that Venus Scorpio of mine, so I suppose it does come out in the form of “writing about taboo subjects.”

As the wise and intuitive Marina from Darkstar mentioned, life is generally smoother when we’re living out our astrological charts naturally.

(2) There’s another thing that’s always on my mind when it comes to the subject of consensual sexual relations between siblings (i.e. consensual incest, which didn’t initially strike me as something EXTREMELY taboo or “forbidden by society” until I got into some trouble with the subject matter).

I don’t have a brother, so I have wondered in the past about my intense interest between the romantic/sexual love that can be shared between a brother and sister.

It might have something to do with the following anecdote (true story). According to my mother and her doctor while she was expecting me, I might have had a twin but the embryo never developed beyond the very earliest stages of embryogenesis. I am convinced the embryo might have been male and that I might very well have “absorbed” the male genes (as a result of “killing off” the other twin).

A vanishing twin, also known as fetal resorption, is a fetus in a multi-gestation pregnancy which dies in utero and is then partially or completely reabsorbed by the twin. (from Wiki)

I mean, that would explain why I am indeed particularly drawn to brother-sister twincest (which, incidentally, is also a subject popular enough to have a #Twincest hashtag on twitter).

The 8th house is about sex, death and the occult, and in the modern world, everything associated with the 8th house is taboo (tribe.net). That second link also notes that:

The 8th House is VERY important, because it reminds us that “the health of the visible depends upon the health of the invisible force field that surrounds it.” (Caroline Casey)

So I guess a lot of my writing is very 8th house influenced :P

There’s always something about sex/love/death/murders/power/money/mystery…that kind of thing.

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Project #2 of 2013 that I worked on was Bro Sis Diaries (of the “erotic love” genre — a collection of short stories featuring “consenting siblings indulging in the sexual love they share and desire”).

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Project #3 of 2013 is The Wilde Trilogy, a psychological thriller about evil twins (a brother sister serial killing team) — my current work-in-progress.

(3) Some rambles: I decided to try working in the psych thriller genre since it is more mainstream than “taboo contemporary fiction with erotic elements.” I do have a goal to attract a wider readership and I thought this might be a good way to go about things (so I need not feel like I’m totally “selling out” to be “more commercial” — I like having a balance between art and commerce/business). I also like the twists and turns that the genre allows for, along with the psychological dimension.

I’m taking a rather non-explicit route with The Wilde Trilogy. There’ll still be “sexual tension” between the siblings, and this is part of the story in terms of their growing propensity for murder/criminal activity in the books.

I’m about 10,000 words into the first book. Have an outline which I’m following. Later on, I’ll be doing the Survival Trilogy (which features a female serial killer and the #RomanceKills murder project). I have the draft covers on jessINK and will upload the summary and synopses relatively soon. I have the plot roughly structured in my mind, though the third book for that series needs a bit of work (not too sure about that one’s plot yet).

So that’s my blog post about 8th house astrology, and my interest in sex/love/taboo themes/death/murders/suicide/homicide/psychology/obsession/power/money/mystery/intrigue/intensity/intimacy/etc.

P.S. I’d love to hear from you if these topics interest you too, or if you’re a fellow 8th house person :)


Taboo Sex

This outline below would be in reference to “Book17″ on the writing page. I try to work alongside the list of projects on the writing page (whether it’s listed on or offline — I like having that list where I can “check things off,” once I’ve completed them ^^).

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I’m not sure what “taboo sex” actually consists of (since what’s “kinky” to one person might be natural/standard fare to another)…but to “keep with the theme” of this collection…I hope I’ll be able to do something “interesting” with the psychological component (which is part of S/M play anyway).

Personally, I think ‘BDSM’ is more than a riding crop and a blindfold. There’s a big difference between sex in the porn sense, and sex in the erotic sense. The latter is not just a sexual thing — it’s a spiritual thing whereby the erotic is the deepest life force.

Summary: I will TRY to do something interesting/authentic with this s.story collection…but I’ll shelve it, if I don’t think it’s up to standard ^^. I have another couple of books that will be banned everywhere due to some aspects of the content (can see writing page for a bit more info), but I think I can manage those two…and I’ll get to some other non-erotic projects too in Jan 2011, since I’ve done the outlines.

P.S. Am also waiting for the print proof copy of Business Plan.02, on building a positive mindset + attitude.


Wicked Lovely, Jess C Scott

Description:

A short story where a brother and sister look to themselves, and not society, to make sense of the sexual love they share.

SUMMARY: Ed has been (guiltily) attracted to “Goddess Julie” for as long as he can remember — but moves out once he finishes high school. Unexpectedly, Julie discovers she has similar sentiments…

Wicked Lovely features in the short story collection, 4:Play.

* Note #1 (Dec 2010): Banned on Amazon! Can be purchased at Smashwords, and B&N, at the moment. You can read more about Amazon’s censorship via the articles at TeleRead and The Register UK.

* Note #2 (Feb 2011): Check out Wicked Lovely on jessINK [Jess's indie publishing division ;)].

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Cover ‘Bouquet of Roses’ Photo by: D Sharon Pruitt

Media Mentions:
Review @ It’s Basement Time
Interview with Christine Kirchoff
Interview @ Kindle Author
Q&A on Incest

* Wicked Lovely sells 12 copies on first day with zero marketing/advertising/media mentions — July 11, 2010

* WL hits #3,019 Paid in Kindle Store (overall) — September 5, 2010
* WL hits #691 Paid in Kindle Store (UK) — September 8, 2010

* WL enters the Amazon Kindle bestseller lists
#27 in Kindle Books > Fiction > Short Stories — August 19, 2010
#90 in Kindle Books > Fiction > Erotica — August 19, 2010
#37 in Kindle Books > Social Sciences — August 29, 2010
#56 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories — August 29, 2010
# 4 in Kindle Books > Social Sciences (Kindle UK) — September 8, 2010
#42 in Books > Bargain Books (30 days in Top 100) — October 10, 2010

Praise and Reviews:

“The fact that they were brother and sister is overshadowed by their sheer desire to be with one another, that that other person is the only person for them. That made the story for me.” — Review @ It’s Basement Time

“…the first kiss was really sweet…that was my favorite part.”
– e-mail from a reader

“[I liked writing] Wicked Lovely because it demanded the most amount of realism, along with a very precise amount of sensitivity.”
– excerpt from author Q&A

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» More Info on Wicked Lovely @ jessINK (2011).

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