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Gone with the wind- Astrological view

This has been one of the all time favorite books of mine. I soooo love the character of Scarlett O’ Hara. This has been classically acknowledged as one of the most amazing portrayal of a woman’s mind. Those of you, who have read this book, can understand what ever I am trying to say. The book is an ultimate work of perfection. The way Scarlett is hopelessly in love with Ashley and her girlish dreams of marrying him and having everything nice in her life from clothes to ballrooms, is really amazing. Then character of Rhett Butler is without any doubt every girl’s dream man. And if any of you wonder that what were the sun-signs of Scarlett and Rhett then let me divulge this secret in front of you. Rhett was a Leo, and Scarlett was Aries. Actually I read it somewhere that Gone with the wind novel is based on 12 signs of astrological wheel.

Margaret Mitchell kept the name of Ashley Wilkes’ plantation as Twelve Oaks after the 12 zodiac signs. She wrote the story using the Civil War as a backdrop, and displayed these strong, memorable characters in a potent zodiacal parade that is led, appropriately enough, by the feisty, fiercely independent heroine, Scarlett O’Hara; whose determination and energy personifies the sign of Aries.

Actually I used to believe that Scarlett was a Scorpion, because Mitchell herself was a Scorpion. And apart from that, Vivien Leigh, who played the part of Scarlett in GWTW movie was also a Scorpion. If you read the book, you will notice that there are certain peculiar habits in Scarlett’s character, which will lead you to believe that she was a Scorpion (like- fierce energy, revengeful attitude, planner and manipulative, deep attachment to her family etc.). But, then on second thoughts, I feel that since she was very impulsive, she can’t be Scorpion. Now, Aries and Scorpio are both ruled by Mars. So, it is quite obvious that these two would share some common characteristics. And, you may know that Aries are known for their impulsivity.

Then there is Scarlett’s land-loving, farm owning, stubborn father; a rather obvious Taurean, who in perfect synastry (as far as star signs are concerned), is married to social do-gooder, Ellen (a very helpful and efficient Virgo). So, you can see that how Taurean’s obvious love for land was quite apparent in Gerald’s character; whereas Ellen being a Virgo; was very practical and down to earth.

Cancerian Melanie, small of bust and who dies following a miscarriage, is the wife of Scarlett’s true love, Ashley Wilkes. She is having all the traits of a typical crab girl like loving and caring nature etc. Ashley, whose love of classics and preoccupation with promotion and honor could only be the stereotype of Capricorn. But, again I am having doubts about this. As he was not at all practical and always lived in his dream land, I believe that he was a Pisces.

And the star of the show (as he would like to think) is a very dapper Rhett Butler who manages, as a Leo, to get everyone’s attention wherever he goes. I can just think one word for him- Royalty personified to the best. He had all the traits of an astrological lion like- living life like a king, domineering attitude, dressing up always in the most fashionable of clothes, chauvinistic, charming and possessor of a heart of gold. (And, how can we forget that he stole the whole limelight wherever he went).

Rounding out the zodiac is Mammy, big, powerful and controlling. And yes, black too; representing the sign of Scorpio. Poor Sue Ellen, who waited patiently to be married to Mr. Kennedy, is the Libran who lost her man to her own sister. She also had the Libran love for all things nice, beautiful and luxurious. Frank Kennedy, Scarlett’s second husband, whose connections to dubious political organizations refers to Aquarian interests.

Dr. Meade, a selfless doctor; Scarlett’s youngest sister, Carreen; as well as Scarlett’s first husband, Charles are self-sacrificing Pisceans. Belle Wattling was another Libran, beautiful and flirty. Will, husband of Suellen; was a true Capricorn who kept on working hard for his goal.

There were a few reckless, horse-loving folks too but the most prominent was the progeny of Rhett and Scarlett, Bonnie Blue; who was thrown from a horse and died whilst attempting the stunt of jumping a fence on her steed. A true Sagittarian to the end, little Bonnie Blue, with her parents, completed the element of fire.

Tarleton twins and Prissy were “twittering Geminis”. Prissy, a slave who bragged she knew everything about birthing babies and then confessed she don’t know anything, when Melanie went into a difficult labor. And thus left the young Scarlett to deliver the baby; displayed the duplicity of the heavenly twins. However, Aunt Pitty Pat whose watery eyes, little feet and fondness for drink–for medicinal purposes, of course–could only belong to an archetypal Pisces.

Below, is the list of all characters and their sun-signs:

Aries – Scarlett O’Hara.

Taurus – Gerald O’ Hara (Scarlett’s Father).

Gemini: Prissy and Tarleton twins.

Cancer: Melanie (Ashley’s Wife).

Leo: Rhett Butler.

Virgo: Ellen (Scarlett’s Mother).

Libra: Belle Wattling (the Madam and friend of Rhett Butler); Suellen (Scarlett’s younger sister).

Scorpio: Mammy.

Sagittarius: Bonnie Blue (daughter of Rhett and Scarlett).

Capricorn: Ashley Wilkes; Will (husband of Suellen).

Aquarius: Frank Kennedy (Scarlett’s second husband).

Pisces: Carreen (Scarlett’s youngest sister); Charles (Scarlett’s first husband); Dr. Meade; Aunt Pitty Pat.

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This article was inspired from one of the articles written by Alex Trenoweth, published in Astrological Association Journal, September 2005. You can read the original work here. Go check the site, she writes wonderfully about astrological stuff. Some of the astrological interpretations can be different from the present article, as she writes from an astrological view point, whereas mine was purely from a reader’s view point.

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29 thoughts on “Gone with the wind- Astrological view

  1. Anamika says:

    yes it is working:D

    gone with the wind is the fattest book i ever read…i just fell in love with all the character and especially scarlett :d:d i think i have scarlet somewhere in me also..and Red butler HEHHEE..I like him …but like scarlet i can not fall in love with some one like this..

    i am amazed by the way you did the astroligcal thing..gosh!!! i am a taurian and yes i am stubborn but with time it has reduced a lot.

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    1. shruti says:

      Hi Anamika,
      thanks a lot for your wonderful comment. I hope u knw tht u r the frst prsn ever, who has commented on my website..lol..
      yep character of Scarlett has been developed in dis way tht evry gal feels tht she s just like her. (i m no ecxeption) 😉
      by the way i m a leo, so obviously i love Rhett Butler too. 😀
      n abt subscribe/follow thing, thnx for reminding me 🙂 i m gonna add plugin for tht… n at last, welcome to my space, dear! 😀

  2. Jason says:

    Good analysis for the most part. Definitely agree wholeheartedly on Melanie and Ashley especially. But I’m not convinced Scarlett could be anything BUT a Scorpio. In addition to her fiery Mars characteristics you mention, she has *obsessive* tendencies that would never be characteristic of an Aries. She acts on impulses, but they always serve her long-term goals of keeping her family intact and of winning Ashley over. Even her impulsive marriages to Charles Hamilton and Frank Kennedy are because she wants to get closer to Ashley’s family (in the first instance) and because she wants to save Tara (in the second). Aries’ goals change over time and their impulses reflect the ever-shifting directions they’re pointing toward (hence their distinction as a “cardinal” sign). Instead, Scarlett’s impulses are more like last-minute efforts to feed her obsessions, if you ask me, and that’s definitely more Scorpio than Aries.

    1. shruti says:

      Thanks for you input. Yep I agree on that. Even I felt the same. I have always been convinced on that thing, that Scarlett was a scorpio. But it was just lately, that I started feeling that may be she is an aries; just because both signs are ruled by same planet. And there was absloutely no body else in this novel who ws having signs of aries personality. Bt yes even I agree that most of the times I take her to be as a scorpion because of her never-ending love towards her family.

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    1. shruti says:

      Thanks dear for appreciating the article. When I first time read this book, I knew that there is something going from astrological point of view too, as many a times description used to look like as if Linda Goodman has written this book. 🙂 I did some googling and confirmed my doubt. And then I thought to write about it and share with my readers too. It’s good to know that you liked it and agreed with the content. 🙂

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  17. manzan says:

    Mammy is a Virgo – she likes to serve. A Scorpio will not be so tolerating of Scarlett. Also, Melanie is a Pisces, not a Cancer. The softness potrayed by Melanie is typical of Pisces and Cancer people don’t come across in that manner. Aslo, Scarlett has a soft corner for Melanie and that is typical of a Aries and Pisces relationships. Rarely do Aries and Cancer get along or empathize with each other.

    1. shruti says:

      Hi Manzan thanks for dropping by. Yes, even your view point is right in some way. As, I am not 100% sure about these sun-signs and respective characters; but I just stated my own opinion after reading the novel. About, Mammy I thought that her undying love for O’Hara family and her black and bulky complexion can be related to Scorpion sign. But, even your view is interesting. Well, in case of Melanie I always took her to be a cancerian as she is all emotional and immature. And, I don’t think Scarlett ever liked Melanie, it was only after her death that she valued her existence in her life. So, if there would have been any Aries-Pisces combo, she should have been a good friend of hers. But, anyway I agree that even I keep on getting confused about some of the characters of this novel, as I always feel that Scarlett was a Scorpion. But, everything else states that may be she was an Aries. May be the only REAL answer can be given by Mitchell herself.. 😀 But, thanks for sharing your opinion.

  18. Hello, it ace also an article on astrology on my blog. If that tries you to read it? here l’ addresses:

    http://missscarlett.canalblog.com/archives/2011/06/05/21322695.html#comments

    the article is in French it will thus have certainly to be translated. await your Amitiés comments

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