The Astrology of Gone With The Wind – Alex Trenoweth

Astrology Show regular Alex Trenoweth is also an author and teacher based in London and a longtime member of The Astrological Lodge. This podcast is her take on the astrology of Gone With The Wind.

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The Astrology of Gone With The Wind

13 thoughts on “The Astrology of Gone With The Wind – Alex Trenoweth

  1. Excellent analysis! Very clever and revealing!

    I’ve read in Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs that Scarlett O’Hara was a typical Mars ruled Aries, so no surprises there.

    I always thought Rhett Butler was a Scorpio – the man seemed so overtly sexual! Remember the way he was eyeing O’Hara at the barbecue like a ‘tomcat’, as the novel says… also the fact that he decided to have extramarital affairs when Scarlett made it clear that she did not want to have a relationship with him because she did not want to get pregnant again (too bad they did not have contraceptives then, the only option would have been abstinence).
    Scarlett was attracted to Rhett (apart from Ashley!) because Scorpio represents the eighth house of sex to Aries.
    Moreover, when asked what he liked about Scarlett, Rhett mentioned her ‘lack of feminine guile’ as he had overheard her proposing to Ashley. In Linda Goodman’s Love signs, in the Aries Woman-Scorpio Man chapter, it is written that the Scorpio man admires the Aries woman’s directness and lack of guile.
    Also the fact that he left O’Hara after Bonnie’s unfortunate death… I might be wrong, but I thought a Leo man might be too romantic to do that.

    It is so VERY telling that Mitchell used astrology in her writing to help her form her characters! Did you know that J.K. Rowling also knows astrology? (I don’t know if she actually used to writer her Harry Potter novels.) And Eleanor Catton’s ‘The Luminaries’ is definitely on my reading list.

    Please keep posting intelligent stuff like this!

    • Quite true about J.K.Rowling and astrology – Robert Currey (Equinox, The Astrology Shop) uncovered a personal horoscope hand-drawn by her as a present for a friend, some years ago. Neil Spencer has also found the horoscope knowledge tucked away in the Harry Potter series, and written about it at his website. Alex has had the most amazing reaction to her Gone With The Wind podcast and I hope she contributes to The Astrology Show again. Have you ever noticed the physical resemblance between Linda Goodman (Aries) and Vivien Leigh playing Scarlett O’Hara, whom Goodman identified as an Aries?

  2. Dear Jessica and Alex,

    What a terrific podcast! As a gigantic fan of Gone With The Wind, particularly the movie, this novel has always fascinated me and I’m not ashamed to say I’ve read the book and seen the movie perhaps 30+ times!
    Having been interested in both Astrology and Gone With The Wind since about 8 years old, I have always wondered about the link between the two, daydreaming about the astrology of who’s who…I just knew there was a connection between the two, I knew it! And here it is! With my Moon in Aries and Sun in Leo and a generous amount of Sextiles in Neptune, no wonder Scarlett and Rhett were so dreamy to me!

    Many thanks for this, I’ve listened to it 3 times so far, a marvellous and informative summary, thank you! Victoria Davis – Who Am I Astrology

  3. Thank you so much for you positive feedback! I loved doing this podcast and Jessica Adams, thank you so much for the opportunity to share!

  4. Interesting – I’ve got the novel and in some ways Rhett reminded me (a hard-nut Aries) of my Aquarius ex-husband He said to me once: “I love you all the way up to the attic and all the way down to the basement. You haven’t even got off the ground floor.” He was flippant, smiling-faced and salty-humoured on the outside, but clearly a different kettle of fish underneath.

    I don’t think Rhett was a Leo, but he may have had “elements”. He is much, much more like Aquarian men I have known. My ex-husband was Aquarius with Leo Moon, Scorpio Ascendant and Capricorn Venus.

      • Interesting page. I love GWTW!

        Well, Clark Gable was an Aquarian, so that would perhaps influence the acting. My dad’s an Aquarian and loves to be contrary and different to everyone’s expectation of him. Maybe Rhett has an Aquarian moon.

        I tend to agree with MM though. Scarlett has to be a ram while Rhett’s a Leo, but I think there may be a Cancer moon there for her as she’s so attached to Tara and ‘home’, plus a Libra ascendent. Rhett no doubt has a Scorp ascendent, seeing as he seems to know what Scarlett looks like ‘without her shimmy’, fiddle dee-dee!

  5. Hi I just want to be clear that I did not assign the star signs to the characters: Margaret Mitchell did. The characters of “Gone With the Wind” embody the general characteristics of the signs. The source is from Neil Spencer’s “True As the Stars Above” and he in turn quotes Darrell Martinie who had a friend who had seen the original notes from Mitchell herself. By the way, I went to Atlanta to see if I could find a better source–and was a bit chagrined to have Neil’s as well as my own research quoted back at me.
    And thanks Jess for your congratulations! It’s been a pretty incredible year! I’ll be in Australia in January, by the way x


 

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