My better half loves to go to the Oakland cemetery tours, so guess who gets to go along? Oakland is a very old cemetery where most of Atlanta’s elites are buried. At first, I thought it was going be like one of those things guys get dragged to that they really do not want to go yet they have to. What I thought quickly changed after going a few times. You see, on these tours, depending on the season, they sometimes dress up and have actors by certain graves, and they tell you about that person who is lying there.
When did these tours get interesting to me? As an astrologer we spend a lot of time looking at events in peoples lives matching them up with dates and planets. All graves have birthdates, so I started pulling up the birthdates as the people told the stories matching up the energy. By this time these tours really got fascinating to me. I started sharing charts with my better half, not only were we hearing the history of the person but with astrology it just added more spice to the tour. For instance, I forgot one of the grave sites sun sign ....let’s just say it was something that wouldn’t have pointed to this aspect. On top of his grave was a statue of his dog. I started asking myself why would that sign insist on being buried with his dog right there. The dog being on top was part of the story in the tour. Turns out he was a Pisces moon which answered that questioned for me. Pisces best friends could actually be their pets. See what a little extra astrology can provide? Everyone else on the tour left that grave just thinking ....oh, he is weird or strange for doing that but we walked away knowing his moon (emotions) being Pisces he loved his animals.
On “The Lovers’ Tour” on Valentine’s Day weekend we passed by the grave of someone known world wide. When people visit Atlanta they still go to her house to this very day and it’s in the heart of the city. This person was, Margaret Mitchell, the famous author who wrote Gone With The Wind an American classic novel. The book and movie was so big it broke records. By the way, I do not look up everyone, just the people that spark my interest. What made me look up Margaret? I asked myself what made this Scorpio write that book. Margaret was born November 8, 1900 and died August 16,1949 at the age of 48. When I pulled her chart up I got part of my answer right away, but when I got home and looked further into her story it really got fascinating. I used a chart without a time at first but then I found a timed chart on astroseek that showed her as a Virgo rising. You need an accurate birth time to get the rising sign so I doubted this at first. How could they know what time she was born at in 1900 but while reading her history I kept going back to this virgo rising chart. I think it actually maybe right when you look at aspects of her life.
To begin with, remember the reason I said in the beginning, I was wondering why this Scorpio would be a writer? If she is a virgo rising that would put her sun in the 3rd house (Communication). I could have stopped right there question answered, but there is more, and she was more fascinating then just that. Margaret comes from a wealthy family who’s father was a lawyer. Margaret has Venus in Libra, the sign it rules, in the 2nd house (Values and security). Being that she was a night birth Venus is her benefic (good) planet. This placement points to family having money. I also find it interesting the father was a lawyer and a Libra. Libra is the scales of justice. Speaking of the father, not only did he not agree with her first marriage, he also didn’t agree with her taking a job as a reporter. Margaret’s Venus is square (tension) Saturn in her 5th house in Capricorn. The 5th house rules kids’ hobbies, short love relationships, (which she had many) and creativity. Saturn here is the malefic (not so good) out of sect being that she is a night birth. There are a few things about this placement. The first husband was abusive which speaks to this placement. Writing was once just a hobby, but, as we all know, that was her creative zone, and the father wanted to stop it. She also never had any kids. I have seen a few charts of people with Saturn in the 5th house who were child