Twelve Page Personal Horoscope Hand Drawn by JKR For Sale
Jul 30, 2010
The Scotsman is tonight reporting that a rare and unpublished “hand drawn, personal horoscope and natal chart” created by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is being offered for sale for Â£25,000 through high end memorabilia specialists Paul Fraser Collectibles. Rowling reportedly drew the item for Jack David Buchanan after his birth in 1994 after attending baby classes alongside the boy’s parents.
According to the Scottish newspaper, the item “comprises 12 loose pages in a plastic folder” with a cover illustration that “depicts the chart’s key astrological symbols of the sun, fishes and a lion in pen, ink and coloured pencil laid down on bright blue coloured card.”
The article additionally details the boy’s horoscope:
She wrote: “Born the cusp of Aquarius and Pisces. He will enjoy school, perhaps be accident-prone, (like all Pisces) could be prone to alcoholism, and (perhaps like us all) may well fall in love with someone totally incompatible.”
The chart apparently suggests that the boy will have great literary talent stating “the planet of fantasy and imagination meets a sign frequently associated with bookishness.”
Rowling wonders whether his “ability to weave a good yarn” could perhaps bring fame and fortune, before deciding that becoming a film director would better suit his talents.
Apparently wishing for some small slice of fame for herself, Rowling wonders if the boy would perhaps at least mention her in his Oscar acceptance speech.
“This peculiar woman my mother knows predicted I would be standing before you today … of course, my parents laughed at the time,” she wrote.
A spokeswoman for Paul Fraser Collectibles notes that unpublished illustrations and writings by Rowling “offer a wonderful insight into the creative mind behind Harry Potter” and “a fascinating example of Rowling’s prose.”
Many thanks, Rosi!