Twelve Page Personal Horoscope Hand Drawn by JKR For Sale
July 30, 2010, 07:18 PM
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that a rare and unpublished "hand drawn, personal horoscope and natal chart" created by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is being offered for sale for £25,000 through high end memorabilia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A spokeswoman for Paul Fraser Collectibles notes that unpublished illustrations and writings by Rowling "offer a wonderful insight into the creative mind behind Harry Potter" and "a fascinating example of Rowling's prose."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!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! JO Rowling !!
Hope it’s a wonderful day!
Happy Birthday Harry Potter too …I am sure people of all ages will be
entranced and love your story for many, many years , decades
and centuries to come.
Bless you Jo.
Who, Knows, the people who own this may need the moey, and in that case, jo has helped them out twice.
This is so hilarious :p “the planet of fantasy and imagination meets a sign frequently associated with bookishness.” I love you Jo, but as others said, I too wouldn’t give such a gift away… @PaintTheSky okay, maybe if it’s for charity, I could understand it…
He, he-get real people…it’s being prepped for sale. As it was a gift to the family, it is the family’s to do with what they will and not JKR’s (JKR’s not an expert in copyright for nothing.) To sell, then, isn’t any kind of betrayal, rather one should grant that this work of JKR is as precious to that family as to any of us; and therefore to what circumstances may have come to the family that would prompt such a move. Hopefully, things change for the family before a sale is needed or that it’s sale provides conclusive aid. Finally, reading about the contents cited iin the article, JKR’s no astrologer but as has been said, very endearing.