Truman Capote

January 17, 2020
Muhammed Ali

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali (nee Cassius Clay) was born on 17 January 1942 at 16:35 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 […]
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 […]