Maximilian Fuxjaeger

December 6, 2018
"In Cold Blood"

In Cold Blood: the Book that Shocked America

“In Cold Blood” was written by the American author Truman Capote. The book became one of the first “non fiction novels” and detailed the horrific murder of the Clutter family in 1959. Completed in 1966, just after the execution of the perpetrators, “In Cold Blood” was an instant bestseller. Arguably, Capote also made the two murderers, Richard Hickok and Perry Smith posthumously famous. However, Capote was condemned for using the gruesome details of the murders to bring attention to his book. More recently, “In Cold Blood” has been criticised for its inaccurate portrayal of the Clutter family. This article examines the […]
September 6, 2017

Newsletter: Back to School September 2017

“That Time of Year Again” I’ve blogged about the last leg of my adventure in the US so I won’t repeat myself on my website but I will take the opportunity to announce a few upcoming lectures, writing gigs and other adventures happening. Be sure to go all the way to the bottom of this page to find special offers and other goodies. Having landed safely at Heathrow fresh from my US tour, I rushed off to say au revoir  to my very good friend Tahran Read of Spica Astrology over lunch at one of his favourite restaurants. Tahran and I […]
July 23, 2017

Newsletter: June 2017

“The Trials and Tribulations of Saturn in Pisces”   I always advise parents and teachers to get to grips with their Saturn so believe me when I say I’ve been giving my Saturn a top notch workout. These past few months have seen some crazy scheduling, some full -throttle research and the kind of organising and diplomacy skills that only come from  years of experience in a classroom. Yes, I’ve been a little busy and lest I tempt fate, allow me to thank the gods that be for the guidance it takes to get a mucky pup like me through […]
October 17, 2016

How to Become an Astrologer in 26 Easy Steps

Well if you read my blog (actually I have 4) then you know what a smart ass I can be. I emphasise the word “smart” because I am an astrologer and a week or so ago, someone put something in my breakfast cereal and suddenly I’ve come out of my starry corner fighting (I’m blaming Mars trine my natal Sun). What am I fighting? Oh just general ignorance about astrology. You know, hearing Muggles (non astrologers) talk about retrograde motion and Ophiuchus and what Star Signs would put on their pizzas. You know, that sort of thing. So the title […]
October 6, 2016

Jupiter in Libra

Alex Trenoweth’s original and ground-breaking research into Astrology and Education earned her the title of “Best International Astrologer of the Year, 2015” from the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology of Kolkata India. Her book, “Growing Pains” is an exciting development in astrology as it combines classroom teaching experience, sound research and the potential to have a positive impact on struggling adolescents, parents and teachers. In this article, an excerpt from her book, she describes how the incoming group of year 7 pupils (11 year olds) need to learn and how teachers can support them. Of her work, Alex says: “I know that I […]
June 14, 2016

The Growing Pains of Harry Potter

Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger were probably the most famous teenagers in the world when the Harry Potter series was launched. It’s interesting to see astrology playing out in the life of these popular books that made magic, learning Latin and mythical beasts a lot of fun for everyone. Despite his popularity, Harry Potter is not a real person but a fictional character and as such would seem to be denied of a birth chart. However, given there has been much speculation in astrological circles about the possibility that the author of the series, J K Rowling, is an astrologer (and she […]
November 27, 2015

Tales from the ‘Titanic’

We hear so much about Kate and Leonardo in the movie Titanic that the real star of the show, Gloria Stuart is overlooked. In case the name isn’t familiar, Gloria played Rose as an old woman. It is her story, her romantic liaison with a poor boy from a different social class to hers that we are listening to when we watch the film. Gloria was a classic actress of the silver screen. Born 4 July 1910, she was of the right age and physical beauty to be involved in the so called Golden age of Hollywood. From 1932-1946, she acted […]