Jo is radiant in the photo above, yes ?
Lovely, generous Leo Jo Rowling, is no longer in the Forbes billionaire club.
It is estimated she has given $160 million to charities, supporting organizations linked to poverty, multiple sclerosis (her mother suffered from MS), children’s welfare and illiteracy. She has written 3 books that have raised almost $30 million for charities as well.
Hi qi Leos (Sun rules) positively radiate warmth, charisma, and generosity.
They are creative and friendly with a kind heart (Leo rules).
Jo is obviously brilliantly creative, and I had to have a look at her chart.
This is a solar chart, so the planets in signs are correct, the houses may likely change.
Jo is a life path 5, which represents change, freedom and artistic expression.
Mega Virgo stellium !
A giant rolling conjunction: Moon, Pluto, Uranus, Venus all in Virgo; Mercury conjunct at 29 (culmination degree) Leo. I am soOo not surprised by the extensive notes and outlines she wrote in preparation for the Harry Potter series. Virgos love their organization and notes ! I would love to see them, wouldn’t you..?
The whole series of books is so rich with vivid detail and imagination brought to life in the written word. She has Saturn Rx the planet of weaving and building in the sign of Pisces the mystical, inspired artist opposite all of the above except Mercury – although, I’m calling it opposite by transference of light.
Saturn is also conjunct Chiron the philosopher, teacher and healer. Interesting as Jupiter is oriental in her chart bringing a life of exploration, foreign travels, and higher education into sharp focus ( Yes, I just called Jupiter in Gemini focused.) especially with the addition of North Node of Destiny present in Gemini as well.
Jupiter is the focal point of a massive T- Square involving Saturn – Moon, Pluto, and Uranus opposite. Jupiter in Gemini is hopeful, expansive with a love of grandiose ideas, reading, writing – basically communicating in some form or fashion 24/7.
It is a high-octane mentally alert and cerebrally dexterous house on steroids that loves to explore the universe for new ideas. I can only imagine the difficulty she experienced reining in all the nebulous Pisces and distractions of Gemini to create works that have sold over 400 million copies and are the world’s best selling series of books.
Jupiter rules teachers and universities (I always saw Hogwarts as a university, I don’t care how old Harry, Hermione and Ron were, that’s how I imagined it.) and think of how many kids picked up the books to read. Even kids that really didn’t like to read were reading them. That’s amazingly cool. J.K. Rowling is a teacher of wizards and witches the world over.
Her Sun square Neptune in Scorpio (loss of will, hope), and Saturn in opposition to all that Mercury-ruled Virgo have been troublesome for her. Moon conjunct Pluto and Jo lost her mother just as she began writing about Harry, her mother never knew of her success. Jo has suffered from debilitating depression, and contemplated suicide, a condition which inspired the soul-sucking dementors. How sad when the Leo light dims…read her story (from wiki) below:
Seven years after graduating from university, Rowling saw herself as “the biggest failure I knew.” Her marriage had failed, she was jobless with a dependent child, but she described her failure as liberating:
Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
– Harvard commencement address, 2008.
When Jo began to work her Mars in Venus (art) ruled Libra trine Jupiter, as well as Saturn trine Neptune in Scorpio – it alleviated the stress of the oppositions and squares in her chart. Her Neptune (imagination) is sextile Moon, Uranus and Pluto in Mercury ruled (writing) Virgo. She also has a lovely Venus quintile Neptune which is a special talent for expressing the Scorpionic mystical arts through writing.
Thank you Jo, for hanging in there and gifting us your brilliant world of magic ~
Ps. I vote Capricorn rising. You ?
*mischief managed *