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Twelve Page Personal Horoscope Hand Drawn by JKR For Sale

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
July 30, 2010, 07:18 PM

The Scotsman is tonight reporting that a rare and unpublished "hand drawn, personal horoscope and natal chart" created by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is being offered for sale for £25,000 through high end memorabilia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A spokeswoman for Paul Fraser Collectibles notes that unpublished illustrations and writings by Rowling "offer a wonderful insight into the creative mind behind Harry Potter" and "a fascinating example of Rowling's prose."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!

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309 Points

oooh! whish i had the money : (

Posted by Rowling Stones on July 31, 2010, 02:16 PM report to moderator
69 Points

I don’t think I’d ever be able to sell something like that! Wow.

Posted by Mischief.Managed on July 31, 2010, 03:19 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

So everything Jo does it now for sale? Wow, being famous does ruin your privacy………….


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.

Posted by Jeannine on July 31, 2010, 04:32 PM report to moderator
4208 Points

Who, Knows, the people who own this may need the moey, and in that case, jo has helped them out twice.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on July 31, 2010, 04:53 PM report to moderator
43 Points

How can they sell it ?? O_o

Posted by PatrickPotter on July 31, 2010, 09:10 PM report to moderator
12005 Points

When survival is in order, nice things can be sold.

Posted by budgie on July 31, 2010, 10:21 PM report to moderator
80 Points

why in hte world is sellingthis
its so preciuos and such a good keep stake

Posted by potterprab on August 01, 2010, 02:00 AM report to moderator
190 Points

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…

Posted by lollifant on August 01, 2010, 06:05 AM report to moderator
48 Points

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.

Posted by DartFrog on August 01, 2010, 05:39 PM report to moderator
20305 Points

Which I could see the pictures and I hope the money goes to a good cause.

Posted by friendofblob on August 02, 2010, 01:28 PM report to moderator
234 Points


Posted by Meggie the Goose on August 03, 2010, 03:38 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

How nice…

Posted by Won_Two on August 04, 2010, 12:55 AM report to moderator
4481 Points

Interesting. Very eccentric gift to give expecting parents.

Posted by Smitch on August 04, 2010, 07:52 AM report to moderator
1317 Points

How sad that they need to sell such a precious gift. Hope all works out well for them.

Posted by hewy on August 06, 2010, 05:34 PM report to moderator
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