Another amuse-bouche on the subject of astro-twins. Novelist Dan Brown, now dubbed the Da Vinci Cad was born three days after Boris Johnson and shares many similar chart – and temperamental – features.
Brown, author of the mega-successful if much derided Da Vinci Code novels which generated even more cash as they turned into Tom Hanks blockbuster movies has been condemned by his ex-wife in a legal suit. She claimed that for years unbeknownst to her he “conducted sordid extra-marital affairs with women — one half his age — and to pursue a clandestine life.’ While she believed their relationship was ‘based on mutual trust, respect and honesty’, for years the author ‘engaged in a systematic pattern of deception and lies’, the suit adds.
Brown, born 22 June 1964, dabbled in the music business, became a teacher after he married Blythe who was 12 years older in his early thirties, had little success with his first three novels but his fourth, produced and marketed with his wife’s help, The Da Vinci Code, became one of the most popular books of all time, selling 100 million copies.
Despite public acclaim (much like Fifty Shades of Grey) the critics were uniformly scathing: “his ambition wildly exceeds his ability.” “Complaining that Brown can’t write is like complaining that crisps are crunchy. And you know what? It doesn’t really matter at all. The book is fun in its galumphing way.” “… terribly written book, which is nevertheless a page-turner and will make bucketloads of cash.”
Brown differs from Boris with an early Cancer rather than a late Gemini Sun, but he shares the social-butterfly Venus Mercury in Gemini, and the scattergun Mutable T Square of Saturn opposition Uranus Pluto square Mars in Gemini. And they both have that super-optimistic, not always realistic Jupiter in indulgent Taurus opposition Neptune. Ebertin describes the Jupiter Neptune combination thus: ‘Visionaries, dreamers, mystics, hypocrites, speculators – scandal which is caused through one’s own instability.’
If anything Brown is even more of a windmill in a storm than Boris with a Sagittarius Moon almost certainly tied in to his Mutable T Square.
The June Cancer Solar Eclipse is conjunct Brown’s Sun and North Node in Cancer and is also in orb to Boris’s late Gemini Sun and North Node – lighting up a crisis path ahead in the coming months. The December Sagittarius Eclipse will also cause upset to both as it is opposition their Venus Mercury and Boris’s Sun.
A surfeit of Gemini and Mutable does not lend itself to a settled life of ploughing the same furrow endlessly. Venus in Gemini especially with a pleasure-loving Jupiter in Taurus will also incline towards a wandering eye.
What is marginally strange is that both Boris and Brown and indeed Trump, who shares some of the same Geminian traits, have all done spectacularly well despite scorn being poured on their talents and having been found out as fantasists/and or somewhat lax in their relationship with the truth.