• Yolanda McAdam

New Moon In Sagittarius

By the time he was a teenager, Paulo Coelho knew he wanted to be a writer. But his parents had other plans for his life. They wanted him to become a lawyer.

When he rebelled against their vision for his life, they sent him to a mental asylum - three times. His parents wanted to “save” him but Paulo refused to compromise.

He drifted between professions and was jailed more than once for political activism before committing to writing full time.

His first book, The Pilgrimage, didn’t sell very well but his second book The Alchemist went on to sell roughly 35 million copies. The Alchemist is an allegorical novel about an Andalusian shepherd boy who follows a mystical trek in which he learns to speak the "Language of the World" and thus receives his heart's desire.

Tomorrow’s new moon in Sagittarius is about The Big Picture.