J.K. Rowling's Star-Crossed Novels
NewsScope, July 18, 2005

J.K. Rowling appeared suddenly from a puff of smoke at the stroke of midnight. Dressed in black in the magnificent Edinburgh castle (so reminiscent of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry), Rowling began reading from the sixth installment of the record-breaking Harry Potter series to a lucky 70 children. Across the global village manic fans lined up at bookstores to get their personal copy.

J.K. Rowling was born under a lucky star (July 31, 1965; London; time unknown). Her Mercury, the planet associated with writing, is in the last degree of Leo, where it forms a conjunction to Regulus. Regulus is a first-magnitude star, and is known as the Heart of the Lion. It confers fame and wealth, and is associated with royalty. And now, so is Rowling.
Harry's loony Divination teacher, Professor Trelawny, insists: "Human destiny may be deciphered by the planetary rays..."
Daniel Radcliffe, Maturing Magician
NewsScope, November 17, 2002

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets earned vast sums in foreign markets over the last few weeks, enough to push the second installment of the Hogwarts kids over the $500 million mark worldwide. Daniel Radcliffe, who has grown 13 inches since the first film, hinted that he may call it quits after the third one, The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Daniel Radcliffe was born a dramatic Leo (July 23, 1989; London; time unknown) with Mercury and the love planets Venus and Mars also in Leo. These four planets enhance his radiant self-confidence, allowing him to perform well and thrive at the center of attention. The Sun and Mars in Leo are particularly suited to playing the hero, both in the movies and in real life.

One of the outstanding features of this horoscope is Mercury's connection to all the outer planets, especially the links (by quincunx, or 150 degree aspect) to Uranus, Saturn and Neptune in Capricorn. This epochal triple conjunction was so influential during 1989 that it brought down the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Empire. Mercury, associated with thoughts and communications, is greatly empowered by these outer planets.

As Harry Potter Radcliffe learns, as do all his fans, that the mind is far more powerful than most people realize. Through imagination (Neptune), discipline (Saturn), technique (Uranus) and desire (Pluto) the mind is able to conjure up whatever it focuses on. This astrological profile tells us what Radcliffe already knew, and said when he was first selected to play the part, "I've always believed in magic!"
J.K. Rowling's
Magical World of
Harry Potter
The marketing synergy of simultaneously releasing the final Harry Potter book and the fifth Harry Potter film has created a magnificently manic response. Harry Potter public readings, trivia contests, and midnight magic parties added to the craze. The film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, will likely rank in the top twenty best-grossing films of all time, as did the first four.
An older and wiser Daniel Radcliffe (July 23, 1989; London; time unknown) once again stars as Harry Potter. Over the last two years, transiting Saturn has been in Leo, where it's challenged each of Daniel's four Leo planets. Saturn here has made Daniel one of the richest, most famous young men in the world, but has also pressured him to step outside his most recognized role.

Last February, when transiting Saturn was conjunct his Mars, Daniel appeared nude in the stage production of Equus. Saturn to Mars tests one's courage, and he's commented on how scary that experience was. For Harry Potter fans, this fifth film features the young wizard's first nervous kiss, which was filmed under transiting Saturn's first conjunction with his Mars, and is now being released under Saturn's final transit to Mars.

Daniel Radcliffe will most likely be one of the few actors who successfully transitions from child celebrity to adult celebrity. His North Node at 25 degrees Aquarius is exactly conjunct the U.S. Moon, assuring his continued popularity in this country. His Sun closely quincunx (150º) to Uranus indicates he will continue to break expectations by trying new roles and going against typecasting.
Planets in Gemini may also bestow writing ability, and Rowling's Jupiter there allows her to establish complex plot lines with meaningful philosophical perspectives. Her Jupiter is also empowered by being conjunct the first magnitude star Capella, which likewise promotes fame and wealth. As Potter-mania sweeps the world, transiting Pluto is exactly opposite her star-enhanced Jupiter.

Rowling's writing path is described by her North Node in Gemini, and is fatefully shaped by a square from Uranus, the natural ruler of astrology and wizardry. Rowling's books give millions of children across the world a favorable view of astrology, one that is thankfully devoid of Sun sign drivel. Uranus here also brings a number of surprising parallels to real world events, noting that the Hogwarts Express leaves from London's King's Cross station – the same place as last week's terrorist bombings.
NeptuneCafe presents an astrological look at Harry Potter thru the horoscopes of J.K Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
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