Astrology and Literature

October 24, 2020
Autumn Newsletter 2020

Autumn 2020 Newsletter

I figured I had better get my Autumn newsletter out soon or I’d lose track of all the stuff I’m getting up to! When we first went into lockdown, I honestly thought I’d spend my days playing Candy Crush or binge-watching Gordon Ramsey. I mean I’m a teacher and the schools shut down! Fortunately, I’ve managed to keep away from the games and instead focused on finishing off some long term projects. So here’s an update. Click the links for more information.My next book “Mirror Mirror: Famous People and the Actors Who Have Portrayed Them” is finally with the editors […]
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. “Gone With the Wind” is having its Uranus return in 2020 so it’s a great time to look back on this article. The astrology of “Gone With the Wind” can be found in this article: “Gone With the Wind” The Zodiacal Parade“. Please note that as of July 2020, this article was temporarily withdrawn from this site because its updated version (including commentary on Olivia de Havilland) now appears in ISAR’s Journal. It will be re-posted later in the year. Before we go any further, please […]
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 […]
September 15, 2020
Harry Potter

The Growing Pains of Harry Potter

This article on the astrology of Harry Potter was featured on Astrodienst and is also available as a YouTube presentation. By the way, on the day there were 6 of the 7 traditional planets in their natural houses (except Venus), Venus was transiting Harry Potter and JK Rowling’s Sun in Virgo. Rowling was taking quite a bashing on social media for her upcoming book. On the 26 June 1997, as Mercury was conjunct the Sun in Cancer, the first in a seven-part series of Harry Potter books – originally written for children – was published. Some people might say the […]