Astrology and Literature

January 17, 2020
Muhammed Ali

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali (nee Cassius Clay) was born on 17 January 1942 at 18:35 in Louisville Kentucky with Jupiter in Gemini and Saturn in Taurus. His Saturn is conjunct the planet of rebellion, Uranus, and so it is worth noting early on that Saturn transits will carry the flavour of this rebellion. Ali was one of the greatest heavyweight boxers (well THE greatest according to him) this century and he was especially noted for his clever aphorisms.  His famous quote “I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” is a perfect example of his Jupiter and Saturn placements. No […]
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 […]
November 9, 2019
Scarlett O'Hara

The Search For Scarlett O’Hara

Vivian Leigh brought the character of Scarlett O’Hara to life like no other actress could. This week would have been Leigh’s 107th birthday so it’s a great time to celebrate her work. The astrology of “Gone With the Wind” can be found in this article: “Gone With the Wind” The Zodiacal Parade“. Before we go any further, please follow me on social media. Subscribe to my newsletter if you would like to learn more about astrology from a fully qualified professional. I’m active on Facebook (@growingpainsadolescence), Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like to have a chart reading, please book via my […]
November 11, 2019
In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood: the Book that Shocked America

On 14 November 1957, the Clutter Family was murdered in cold blood by intruders. The non fiction novel based on the murders, “In Cold Blood”, was written by the American author Truman Capote. The book detailed the horrific murder of the Clutter family. 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 […]