How was it that a mild-mannered young man in Providence, Rhode Island, challenged by a difficult life, a stay-at-home type whose poor mental and physical health prevented him from finishing high school, a man whose father, and then mother, were institutionalized in mental hospitals, became famous in his afterlife, as a great occult horror writer of macabre, sensational and monstrous stories, a group of which fellow author and Lovecraft publisher August Derleth would call the “Cthulhu Mythos?”
Lovecraft was a voluminous correspondent, called one of the greatest letter-writers of the century, who inspired young writers like Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch (Psycho) and Robert E. Howard (Conan the Barbarian.)
No collections of his stories were published in his lifetime, but thanks to the efforts of August Derleth, a tremendously underrated writer in his own right, who founded Arkham House to publish Lovecraft, words and phrases such as “the dread Necronomicon”, and “Yog Sothoth” and books such as “The Mountains of Madness” came to life, so to speak.
Lovecraft’s natal Astrology chart provides some answers.
It appears that people who really enjoyed and were influenced by Lovecraft’s stories had or have good chart comparisons with Lovecraft himself. Those who see no virtue or interest in the man or his works have bad chart comparisons. Of course this is not at all unique with Lovecraft but typical of the interests and disinterests, the loves and hates, of the world.
Looking over my video (below), I notice that I didn’t mention Lovecraft’s natal Mars square Saturn, (google-up ‘natal Mars square Saturn’) which was certainly a component (perhaps 33%?) in the hardships of his life, loss of inheritance, and end of life in poverty at the age of 46 before achieving more than ‘pulp fiction recognition.’
Watch “Astrology of H. P. Lovecraft” on YouTube: