Extract from the book in
When the Time of Birth is Unknown
It was the revelation of
the Secrets of the zodiac degrees that
has led to a new discovery in astrology – a simple, easy and effective
rectification of a birth
chart. To put it simply, the cusp
of every house has to be at the degree which, with its symbolic,
realistically describes everything that a particular house in a
The first thing I do
before interpreting a client’s horoscope is to check the accuracy of the
time of birth and, if necessary, rectify a birth chart. This process has
long become a routine for me rather than an intellectual challenge.
However, I have begun to find a greater challenge in pinpointing the
exact time of birth of celebrities whose birth time is unknown.
through Glamour magazine (issue 12 of 4 May 2005) I came
across the interview given by
Dan Brown, the best-selling author of the novel
The Da Vinci Code. This book
had come to my attention some time before ( I read it on my
summer holiday) so I read the interview very attentively.
The interview contained many concrete and specific details
of his life. I read it a couple of times trying to gradually
create a picture of Dan Brown's horoscope.
The Internet provided me
with the necessary data on Brown's birth (date and place of birth). When
rectifying a horoscope with the unknown time of birth, you always need
to take noon as starting time.
An interview requires
many readings and translation of specific details into the language of
astrology. I always use only the fundamental astrological knowledge and
my Theory on Zodiac Degrees.
The first thing we
notice about the horoscope set for noon is that out of 10 planets, as
many as 3 are in Gemini which, as we know, symbolise writing, writers
The position of
Mercury (to write, writer, books) at the
24th degree of
Gemini certainly makes it easier.
One sentence of the
interview particularly caught my attention.
Reporter: It is said
that you practice some odd rituals when writing. Is that true?
Dan Brown: Well, I
suppose it depends on what you consider “odd”. It is true that I write
only early in the morning. If I'm not at my desk at FOUR in the morning
I feel as if I had missed the most productive hours of the day. I always
keep an hourglass on my desk when working so that every hour, with every
turn of the glass, I can take a break to do a couple of push ups,
knee-bends and brief stretch outs.
Having read the sentence
“…It is true that I write only EARLY IN THE
MORNING. If I’m not at my desk AT FOUR IN THE MORNING..”
I immediately hit on the idea for the initial picture of his
horoscope. I placed his ascendant in Gemini with its ruler Mercury in
the 12th house. Why?
Firstly, we have to
admit that very few people begin their workday at dawn – 4 a.m. –
especially if they are self-employed and live by their pen. This means
that there is something in his horoscope, something very significant and
strong, “making him” sit and write at
his desk (Mercury) at FOUR in the morning. At this point, we will need
to introduce more advanced astrological skills.
As the 12th
house in a horoscope stems from the basic symbolic of the 12th
sign of Pisces – to sleep, sleeping, dream and night – the whole house
describes THE ENTIRE TIMELINE OF OUR SLEEPING PROCESS. Thus, if a line
representing the cusp of the 12th
house describes the BEGINNING of our falling asleep, the
CUSP of the 1st house as the end of
the 12th house (sleeping) describes our AWAKENING,
ending of sleep or a dream.
Most people on this
planet Earth go to bed (line of the cusp of the 12th house)
at night and get up (line of the ascendant – the cusp of the 1st
house) after sunrise. Dan Brown’s ascendant (28th degree of
Gemini)-moment of waking up – is situated a couple of degrees before the
SUN – telling us that he gets up (ascendant) before sunrise.
The cusp of the 1st
house and its ruler tell us what is the first thing we do when we wake
Persons born with ascendant in Gemini usually turn on TV, radio, pick up
a telephone or surf on the Internet as soon as they get up- acting in
accordance with the main symbolic of Gemini.
Den Brown has ascendant
in Gemini (to write) together with its ruler Mercury (to write) in
Gemini, and the ruler of the 3rd house (to write) the Sun conjunction
ascendant. Therefore, there are several indicators telling us that Dan
Brown sits at his desk and WRITES as soon as he gets up.
He also writes at dawn
i.e. at night, when other people are asleep. This is because his Mercury
(to write) is in the 12th house (night) at the 24th
degree bearing the symbolic of Pisces (night, sleeping, the time of
sleeping). Mercury (to write) is close to the ascendant (awakening)
preceding the Sun at the ascendant (dawn), which is why he writes at the
time of night just before sunrise –before dawn!
We will also need to
analyse two Dan’s photographs published with his interview.
Someone may ask:
“Do photographs matter?” They certainly
do for there are no coincidences. The selection of photographs can also
be used as a source of useful information.
Firstly, we will need to
explain what symbolises SOMEONE’S PHOTOGRAPH in astrology. When we look
at someone’s photograph, astrologically speaking, we are looking at the
ascendant of this person - for ascendant represents someone’s IMAGE,
For example, the
ascendant of the author of this text is in Virgo (work, workplace) while
its ruler, Mercury, is placed in the 6th house (place of work, office,
desk). This is why, when giving interviews, I usually have my
photographs taken sitting at the desk in my office.
However, let us go back
to Dan Brown.
There were TWO of his
photographs published with the interview. This is because his ascendant
and its ruler Mercury are in Gemini. As we know, Gemini symbolise
One photograph was big,
taking the entire page of the magazine, while the other was so
disproportionately small compared to the first one that it was almost
In the first
Dan Brown was standing in front of the fireplace at his
The Sun is
in conjunction with his ascendant (his image) at the zero
degree of Cancer. As we know, Cancer symbolises a home or a
The Moon, the ruler of the Sun in Cancer, is placed in
Sagittarius at the 1st degree.
symbolises something big, which is why it was a BIG
whole-page photograph. The 1st degree has the
entire symbolic of Aries and thus, he had his photograph
taken in front of the FIREPLACE (Aries-fire-fireplace).
The Sun rules precious
metal GOLD explaining why next to him, there were two objects made of
gold. These were two golden sticks, probably from old Egypt -
antiquities. This is only natural for the Sun trines Saturn (something
from the past, antiquities).
In the second photograph,
which was extremely small compared to the first one (I even
measured it and it was 5cm x 4cm), his hands could
not be seen. He had one hand in his pocket while the other
was behind his back.
The ruler of
his ascendant is Mercury which, as we know, DIMINISHES -
making the photograph small. In astrology, Mercury rules
hands. As his Mercury is in the 12th house
(everything hidden, everything we do not see) at the 24th
degree bearing the symbolic of the 12th sign of
Pisces – something hidden, invisible – it is only natural
that in that photograph his hands
were hidden and invisible.
On his website, you can
see the same photograph with his hands hidden.
Therefore, Dan Brown was
born on 22 June 1964 (70W 56’54’’ 42N58’53’’) at 5 AM EDT+4
His ascendant is at the
28th degree of Gemini while MC is at the 2nd
degree of Pisces. The complete analysis of his birth chart will confirm
the accuracy of this rectification.
Dan Brown graduated from
the same school where his father taught mathematics. The 3rd
house in a horoscope describes elementary education-primary school. The
3rd house in Den Brown’s horoscope begins in Leo. Leo is
ruled by the Sun which, in astrology, symbolises father, and thus, his
father (Leo- the Sun) taught (Leo- the Sun-professorship) mathematics
(the Sun -father-professor trine Saturn -mathematics).
His father is a
reputable Presidential Award winning math professor. Dan Brown’s Sun
(father) trines (successful) Saturn (mathematics) in the 10th
house (house describing success and awards). In addition, Saturn is at
the 5th degree which has all the symbolic of the 5th
sign of Leo (professorship, awards).
After graduating from
college, Dan Brown returned to his former school to teach his mother
tongue – English – the same school where his father taught mathematics.
I am quite sure that my students of astrology got tired of me constantly
reminding them that the ascendant and the planets in the 1st
house (if any) are of vital importance.
Since the first house
symbolises our first step, first choice
in anything we do, ascendant in Gemini (communication, speech, written
word, language) directed him to engage
in languages. The Sun symbolising
professorship in Cancer (everything of domestic origin,
native) ruling the 3rd house
(again speech, language, writing, communication) “made him” become a
professor (the Sun) of the
mother (Sun in Cancer)
tongue (ascendant Gemini, Sun ruling
the 3rd house).
This is also supported by the
position of his ascendant (the first choice, the first thing we do) at
the 28th degree of
Gemini (language, communication, speech):
(ascendant) teaches (the Sun-professorship- in the 1st house)
mother (28th degree –degree of Cancer -mother) tongue
However, Dan Brown did
not stay long on that job. After a while, he decided to become a writer.
Again, ascendant and its
ruler provide the answer. It is a common knowledge that, as years go by,
ascendant is becoming more dominant in a horoscope. Dan Brown’s
ascendant is in Gemini (writing, journalism, literature). The position
of Mercury (to write) ruling in Gemini (to write) makes his decision to
become a writer even firmer.
extremely strong Mercury ruling the
ascendant “made him” become a writer!
Many people born under
the strong influence of Gemini (many planets in that sign, many planets
in the 3rd house, many planets at the degree of Gemini
-3,15,27…) want to become writers or journalists. However, small number
of them achieve such success with readership as Den Braun does.
Why has he achieved this
Firstly, the symbolic of
the house in Leo (success, to be the best at something) guarantees
success (Leo, the Sun). In Dan Brown’s birth chart Leo covers his 3rd
house (to write, what is written by us). The ruler of his 3rd
house the Sun (to be successful) is in his 1st house (the way
others see and experience us), so people see Dan Brown as a successful
However, in terms of
astrology, this is not enough for someone to become an extremely
successful writer. We also need to study the aspects of the Sun with
other planets as well as other relevant points in his horoscope.
In his horoscope, the
Sun (success) ruling his 3rd house (the thing we write) is in
trine with (again success, successful, with success) the cusp of the 10th
house (success, career, to be the best).
His Sun is in
conjunction with the North Node. This is an extremely strong aspect for
the North Node, together with the Sun, brings big success and an
extremely high position and status.
In addition, his North
Node is at the SECOND degree,
which speaks about a big success and a top quality. To top it all, the
North Node is in the exact trine with the cusp of the 10th
house also at the 2nd degree of Cancer!!!
Hence, the Sun (success)
ruling Dan Brown’s 3rd house (what we write, book, books)
-supported by an extremely strong conjunction with the North Node at the
very powerful 2nd degree trine the cusp of the 10th
house also at the most powerful 2nd degree- brought Dan Brown
the title of the most successful contemporary writer!
The Sun also trines
(with success, successfully) Saturn placed at the 10th house.
In many books it can be read that Saturn in the 10th house
brings decline and not much of a success. However, in practice, it
turned out that Saturn in the 10th house brings enormous
success, but only provided it has good aspects and the symbolic of the
sign in which the 10th house and Saturn are situated is
What is the meaning of
all of this?
To achieve big success
with his books (10th house), Dan Brown needs to write about
topics matching the symbolic of the sign of his 10th house
and Saturn therein. His 10th house begins in Pisces.
It is a common knowledge
that the sign of Pisces symbolise mysteries, secrets, religion, museums,
secret societies, and secret organisations. Saturn symbolises past and
As we know, his two
worldwide best-selling novels Angels & Demons
and The Da Vinci
Code deal exactly with these themes!
In his books he mentions
ancient mysteries (Saturn-ancient in Pisces –mysteries) , secret
societies (Illuminati, Free Masons, the Templars, the Priory of Sion,
Opus Dei….), Vatican, clergy (Pisces), science, scientists, religious
objects, keepers of secrets. In his horoscope, we can also see how his
first big literary hit Angels & Demons
got this title.
house (success) begins in Pisces ruled by Neptune which, in astrology,
symbolises communication with God,
religion and all terms referring to divine influences, and hence
angels. Saturn in Pisces
symbolises the opposite of what the symbolic of Pisces conveys
(Saturn-to be against something, opposite, to the contrary)- and thus,
we get Demons, explaining why his
first book got this title.
Saturn (all processes in
which something happens again, repetition) in the 10th house
in excellent trine aspects with the Sun (success) and the North Node
(success) speaks about the REPETITION (Saturn) of his successes, however
as long as in his writing he keeps following the symbolic of Pisces, the
sign in which his 10th house is situated – mysteries, secret,
secret societies, ancient mysteries …
The next novel and his
biggest success was The Da Vinci Code
which also deals with secrets, mysteries, secret societies, decoding of
symbols and the mother of Jesus Christ.
How can this be seen in
To clarify this, we need
to have the accurate birth chart of Jesus Christ. One of the
contributors to the website
astrologyinserbia.com , who signs his texts as
Serb, has discovered the exact date
and time of birth of Jesus Christ.
He found out that Jesus
Christ was born on 22 March -6 (35E11’36’’ 31N41’51’’) 05:24:57 AM LAT
Please note: the 4th
house of the horoscope of Jesus Christ describing his origin and one of
his parents begins in Gemini. The ruler of his 4th house
Mercury is in his 12th house in the 12th sign of
Pisces at the mightiest 2nd degree of Pisces, meaning that he
is a descendant of the most powerful person (2nd degree)
matching the symbolic of Pisces – God himself!
This house can also describe his mother. Dan Brown, in his best-selling
book (cusp of his 10th house) mentions the grave of the
mother of Jesus as main mystery and leading theme of his blockbuster
–the cusp of the 10th house is at the 2nd degree
of Pisces exactly at Mercury, the ruler of the 4th house of
the horoscope of Jesus Christ!
Both of his novels are
scientific-religious thrillers. Science is symbolised by the sign of
Pisces for it deals with the exploration (Pisces) of the unknown
(Pisces). He writes thrillers because Neptune, the ruler of the 10th
house, is in Scorpio (murders, fear, what we fear and what puts us in
The ruler of his 8th
house (death, murder, killer, victim) is Saturn at the 10th
house (main theme of the novel) in Pisces (mystery, clergy, museum,
In both novels, victims
(8th house, ruler of the 8th house) are reputable
people. Saturn, the ruler of the 8th house, is in the 10th
house-house of reputation.
In the book
Angels & Demons the victim is a
respectable scientist. He is described by Brown’s Saturn in the 10th
house in Pisces (scientist).
The Da Vinci Code portrays as the victim
the main curator (the10th house) of a well-known museum (Pisces)
In addition, the cusp of
Brown’s 3rd house (books) begins at the 8th degree
(degree of Scorpio –death, murder, victim) in Leo (a high-placed
It is interesting to
note that victims are FATHERS whose daughters are searching for the
killer. Naturally, this is shown by the cusp of the 3d house in Leo
(ruled by the Sun - fathers) and Saturn ruling the 8th house
(victims) in the 10th house (parental house) trine the Sun
Saturn ruling the 8th
house (murderers) in Pisces tells us that killers are people from clergy
The Moon (wives,
daughters) square (action, to search) Saturn ruling the 8th
house (assassins) tells us that their daughters are the party to this
search for the killers!
Both novels contain
decoding of mysterious messages. This is due to Mercury (messages, a
signpost) in the 12th house (mysteries, secrets) at the
24th degree with all the
symbolic of the 12th sign of Pisces (secrets, mysteries,
And finally, the main
character in both novels is described by the Sun (the main figure) trine
(to resolve successfully) Saturn in Pisces (mysteries).
Robert Langdon is the
Professor (the Sun) of religious symbology and art history. This had to
be religious symbology and art because the Sun trines Saturn in
Pisces—religious symbology, art.
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