Born: Ray Douglas Bradbury
Aug.22, 1920, 4:50 PM CST
Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Sun in Leo 29°30'
Ascendant in Capricorn 22°40'
Midheaven in Scorpio 18°03'
Renowned American writer of fantasy,
horror, science-fiction, and mystery.
Popular works include The Martian
Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man
(1951), Fahrenheit 451(1953), Dandelion
Wine(1957), and Something Wicked
This Way Comes(1962)
|Accomplished writer Ray Bradbury has an interesting grouping of planets in Leo, including the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and Neptune, the last three being mutable or communicative in nature. Ray's super-creative Sun energy is channeled intelligently through these mutable planets resulting in very impressive writing works. Mercury intelligizes, Jupiter expands on or publicizes, and Neptune adds mystery, fantasy, or allure. The Sun here is at home giving much strength of spirit or ego and a dominating or overbearing presence. Mercury in Leo is the grand or noble thinker and the commanding or authoritative speaker and communicator. Jupiter is in particularly close aspect to the Sun magnifying the Sun's already potent powers and adding vision, faith, and scope. Moon in Sagittarius is also very much involved with publishing and literary works, especially concerning travel and moral issues. Personally, it gives a blunt and ethical nature with risk-taking tendencies. Venus and Saturn both closely conjunct in Virgo and in dexter square or semi-sextile to his fire placements, ensure that his works are accurate, detailed, and successful. Venus in Virgo likes order, civility, and cleanliness, and is resourceful and service-oriented. Mars in Scorpio incorporates elements of danger, death, horror, and the macabre into his works. This Mars placement is also well-known for its raw emotional intensity and power. Saturn in Virgo is very disciplined and organized and is excellent for literary success and endurance. This Saturn placement is also concerned with food, clothing, hygiene, diet, and the basic necessities of life. Uranus in Pisces is strange mystery and otherworldliness, or the psychic and paranormal. This is a very sensitve or impressionable Uranus generation that has a keen understanding of human nature and suffering. Neptune in Leo loves glamour, fame, power, or grandeur. They are a playful and creative generation and the power or source behind the Hollywood phenomena. Pluto in Cancer is emotional extremism or intensity. Home, family, and tradition are very important to these people as is safety, security, or survival in general.|