The Gauquelins published a source-book on writers and journalists in 1971 - these hard-to-find volumes are now collector's items. It subdivided the writers' group, showing poets and imaginative writers.
We here give three sets of data, in text form suitable for a program such as Jigsaw or Sirius that will plot the convenient polar graphs that we are used to. The total group of writers as given on the CURA site adds up to 1352. It shows a large excess here of 30% - bigger than that for any other professional group - of Moon in the two key sectors. The Moon's expected frequency here is just 2/12 or 1/6 which is 16.6% of the time - easy to calculate.
From the writers' group, we separate out poets (download .dat file here) and novelists (download .dat file here)1, leaving a remainder of historians and writers on factual or philosophical topics (download .dat file here). The excess in the two Key Sectors is then:
Novelists (465) and the Moon + 42%
Poets (420) and the Moon + 31%
Factual authors (536) and Moon +23%
The graph for these eminent novelists shows a strong focus upon the MC position, or rather just after it (i.e., the 4th Gauquelin sector) - these are people whose profession depends upon imaginative fantasy.
For poets the Moon gave not quite so strong an effect (perhaps surprising), but with a more fourfold pattern. Combining the novelists and poets gives a remarkably high significance level of chi-squared at twenty. Oddly enough, Michel never spoke about this, or wrote about it - his largest effect! We here sense the traditional association of the Moon with the faculty of fantasy and reverie.
Both of these groups have Saturn-deficits of around 20% in key-sectors, as one might expect for these dreamy types, and these are significant taken together (Chi-square = 6); whereas, the remaining group of factual-historical writers, lacks any such Saturn deficit.
The Moon also turned up for politicians, but not so strong: data for a thousand eminent politicians had a lunar excess in Key Sectors of around 13%. Perhaps this also shows the weaving of imaginative fantasy?
1 The volume Series A, Volume 6 'Writers and Journalists' by M&F Gauquelin, 1971 gives poets on pages 43-47 and novelists on pp.38-42. The birth-data given on the CURA page does not have names but it does specify the numbers, which are the same as given in this volume.
Thanks to Dr. Nicholas Kollerstrom for collecting the material and drafting this section.