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June 26th, 2006

I found an interesting thread over at the MuggleNet boards re: astrology and the Harry Potter characters, originally posted last year. Here's a link. There's a complete list of characters' birthdates, and some of the members have even posted natal charts (e.g. Draco, Tom Riddle).

Have fun! ♥AM
There's 1 week left in the beta edition of Dark Side Mondays... if you'd like to participate, but you think you need more time, please let me know. I had intended DSM to be rather casual. Any discussion topic is welcome! ♥AM

June 25th, 2006

I was so busy celebrating my own birthday the last few days, that I forgot to post a Happy Fandom Birthday to Dudley Dursley!

Whether you hate Dudley or dislike him strongly, JK has penned him as a Sun in Cancer. I think this takes the unskillful qualities of Cancer to an extreme: overeating, bullying, sheltered child syndrome. Perhaps it was just a matter of 'story logistics' that Dudley had his birthday during the summer, sometime before Harry's, to illustrate how much he was favored over Harry (starting in SS). Nonetheless, I salute you Dudley Dursley. You're everything about being a Sun in Cancer I strive not to be. Cheers!

June 19th, 2006

Welcome to Monday, the day of the week named after that moody satellite, the Moon. I'd like to start a bi-weekly discussion/challenge/theme that I call Dark Side Mondays, in which we explore characters' Dark Sides in relation to the moon, saturn, and all trans-saturnian planets (uranus, neptune and pluto).

Participants can post an essay, thoughts on a specific canon or fanon char/situation, fic, artwork...anything!

DSM no. 1: the Anti-Mary Sue!
Instructions ~

1. Post in fandomastrology, choosing one of these premises:
* A normally "good" character's Dark Side makes them momentarily ugly or imperfect, or hurts someone they love.
* In making a tough decision, a character's "Dark Side" internal dialogue wins over.

2. Incorporate an aspect of moon cycles and/or astrology. Moon sign astrology is encouraged, but not required. If you're not familiar with the moon in each sign, please feel free to ask for some reference material.

3. Posts/Fics are due in two weeks - Monday, July 3. ETA: Please reply to this post if you plan on participating, and (at least a vague idea of) what you're going to contribute.

Have fun! ♥

June 16th, 2006

The character of Rita Skeeter in the Harry Potter series has always fascinated me. She's wickedly interesting, if not entirely loathesome. According to the HP Lexicon, there's no canon-noted birthday for Rita. But I've always had a theory.

This is my theory for Rita's Sun, Moon and Rising sign. Please feel free to offer different opinions.

Sun: Aquarius
Ascendant: Scorpio
Moon: Gemini

What's most important (to me) in this theory is Rita's Moon in Gemini. One of the archetypes of her character is The Trickster, which coincides with Gemini. Also, she has a natural penchant for keeping up with current events and the lives of people, though it's in a petty way - the typical Gossip Queen. The secret of her animagus form is yet another Gemini trait (living two lives), and this brings me to the next element: Scorpio Ascendant. Her Scorpio rising gives her that manipulative edge - almost as if she sees the world as an arena of mysteries that she has to be sneaky to unearth. The Aquarius Sun part comes in and gives her a natural detachment from the feelings of those about whom she writes about, a Uranian tendency to shake things up, and a conscious desire to get to the truth of the situation. Unfortunately, Aquarius is a fixed air sign, so once she's made up a fallacious 'truth' about someone - in a way that will be juicy to her community of readers - not even the real story will influence that Quick Quotes Quill.

Now, everything I just wrote about is what I'd call "unskillful" applications of Gemini, Scorpio and Aquarius. I believe we do see one redeeming side of Rita Skeeter in Order of the Phoenix - when she reports Harry's side of the "Voldemort is back" story. Even though she's clearly being blackmailed by Hermione (we'll get into Hermione's chart later - and her Scorpio rising might respect Hermione that much more anyway), Rita does the right thing. She uses the power inherent in her Sun, Moon and Rising for good: and it stirs up public opinion in a healing, transformative way. If Rita had been born the quintessential Gryffindor - and always did the brave, saving-people thing - she might be capable of such ground-breaking expose stories on corrupt politicians or corporations (or the equivalent in the wizarding world). If we see any more of Rita in future books, I will keep an eye out. But I won't be keeping my fingers crossed.

Thoughts?

June 14th, 2006

I thought I'd post this to get the ball rolling. :)

A while back I stumbled upon this site, which describes personalities of Hogwarts houses under the influence of astrological signs. Such as a Sagittarian Gryffindor.

I was just wondering what your thoughts were about this. Accurate or not? Do you think that this could be used to gain insight into some HP characters and/or ships? Under the cut I've listed the birthdays and signs of some notable Gryffindors, and one notable Slytherin. Maybe we should try to compare their signs to that chart?

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It looks like Jo Rowling considered astrology when she created her characters' birthdays!

Thoughts?

June 13th, 2010

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