Many in the modern day are unaware one of the most well-loved films of all time, the Civil War epic “Gone With The Wind” is also an astrological work of art where astrology is masterfully interwoven throughout the story’s cast of characters and sprawling plot. In his book entitled “Gone With The Wind: An Astrological Work of Art” renowned astrologer Brad Kronen astrologically analyzes the film which won the 1939 Academy Award for “Best Motion Picture”. Through his detailed observation and extensive knowledge of the film and its history, Kronen is able to show how “GWTW”’s principle cast of characters each serve a dual purpose of not only bringing the novel’s plot to life but each principle player serves as an archetypal representative of each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac as well.
Take for supreme example, the film’s heroine, Scarlett O’Hara.
Scarlett O’Hara is the archetypal representative of the sign of Aries. Aries is ruled by the “Red Planet”, Mars. Another way of describing the color “Red” is the word “Scarlet”.
Despite the novel and the film being rife with historical inaccuracies and created through a heavily biased perspective about the antebellum South, it is the astrological dynamics presented by the story’s cast of characters which make “Gone With The Wind” the timeless classic it is today and will sustain its allure to audiences well into the unfolding future and beyond.