astrology

The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents “The Wondrous Cosmos in Medieval Manuscripts”

Los Angeles – The cosmos—full of shining stars and orbiting planets—inspired works of art and literature throughout the Middle Ages (about 500-1500). Awe-inspiring cosmic phenomena were thought to inform every aspect of a person’s physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, provoking students of medicine, philosophy, and religion carefully to track the progress of the twelve signs of the zodiac and the celestial luminaries (the sun and moon) across the sky.

Unpublished Text and Illustrations from J.K. Rowling at Bloomsbury Auctions in London

London—A personal horoscope created by J.K. Rowling whilst she was writing her first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, shows Rowling’s own enthusiasm for astrology and offers context for Professor Trelawney and the centaur Firenze, characters in the Harry Potter books for which she is still most renowned. This highly collectable work will be offered alongside signed first editions from the Harry Potter series and a signed first edition of Rowling’s crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling.