Astrology and Literature

May 27, 2019
Playing God

Herschel, Uranus and Mary Shelley’s Vision of Horror

“Herschel, Uranus and Mary Shelley’s Vision of Horror” was  originally published in “The International Astrologer”, Aries 2009 issue for ISAR.  It was re-published in “Astrology Quarterly”, (Vol. 79, No 2) for The Astrological Lodge of London The article was updated in late 2016 with a corrected chart for the discovery of Uranus for an astrology lecture in Portugal and was re-formated on 14 May 2018, the day before Uranus ingressed into the sign or Taurus. “We are about to unfold the story of Frankenstein, a man of science who sought to create a man after his own image without reckoning upon […]
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 […]
February 9, 2019
Astrology and "Gone with the wind"

The Astrology of “Gone With the Wind”

The Missing Notes! The Astrology of “Gone With the Wind” was not only my first published astrology article, it was also the topic of my first presentation at UAC in 2008. I was no particular fan of the movie or the book–until I found out the main characters were based on the signs of the zodiac. Since the article came out, I’ve heard all sorts of other guesses about what sign a character might be but I used what Margret Mitchell tenuously said they were. “Tenuously” needs a bit of explaining. The astrology of “Gone with the Wind” first caught my attention […]
March 10, 2019
The astrology of Gone With the Wind

The Search For Scarlett O’Hara

The astrology of “Gone With the Wind” can be found in this article: “Gone With the Wind” The Zodiacal Parade“. I’ve always loved the versatility of astrology. I also like to push my luck. So one day, I thought I’d break every rule of synastry (according to the feedback I got from the Faculty of Astrological Studies) by using the composite chart of author Margaret Mitchell and actress Vivien Leigh to explain the character of Scarlett O’Hara. I had a lot of fun exploring “Gone With the Wind” even though I’m not a particular fan of the film or book (although […]