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Astrodatabank is a wiki website containing a collection of astrological data. The freely accessible database features the birth details and associated birth charts of public figures and mundane events. The collection was started by astrologer, Lois Rodden[1] in 1979. Astrodatabank is currently owned and maintained by the Swiss company Astrodienst and is published in English.


In 1979, Lois Rodden started publishing birth data with her book, Profiles of Women. Eventually this led onto the formation of Astrodatabank.[2][3][4] Mark McDonough[5] developed the Astrodatabank database work using the astrology birth data collected by Lois Rodden over 40 years of research.[6] Six months before Lois Rodden died, Lois named Pat Taglilatelo as her successor.[7] The data collection of another lifelong collector, Edwin Charles Steinbrecher, was integrated into the database during the next two years.

In July 2005, McDonough gave Richard Smoot ownership of the company. Astrodatabank was later bought by the Swiss company Astrodienst AG, of Alois Treindl, in 2008,[8] and converted into a wiki project and made freely accessible to all.[9]

Astrodatabank as a wiki was released on 12 March 2009, with 72,271 pages, in English. The names Astrodatabank, Astro-Databank, AstroDatabank, and ADB refer to the one and same project Astrodatabank.[10]

Application and Usage[edit]

The contents and data of the wiki have been recommended for the purpose of research related to astrological studies.[11] The project has been referred to by the National Council for Geocosmic Research for astrological research[12][13] and has been recommended by Astrological Association of Great Britain as a large collection of verified astrological charts and a useful resource for scientific research.[14]

Researchers have imported Astrodatabank birth chart data into the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) for analysis. They claim that Astrodatabank sets the standards for rigorous astrological methodology and meet social scientific research design standards.[15][16]

Export files of the AstroDienst database were used by the open source Python program TkAstroDb to analyze the contents of the Astrodatabank in a more blunt statistical way. TkAstroDb was written by Tanberk Celalettin Kutlu. It produces spreadsheets of the major statistical data found in the ADB export files, like data on ADB categories.[17] The resulting gigabytes of statistical astrological data on ADB categories were published online as excel files by the former ADB editor Sjoerd Visser.[18] The conclusion of The ADB Research Group was, that almost all claimed astrological variation could simply be explained by the sampling error, in contrary to the persistent irrational belief of astrologers that astrologically seen chance does not exist. The ADB researchers concluded that all statistically seen relevant astrological factors were too small to be predictive at the individual level. And that the large effects found in smaller ADB samples, were statistically seen neglectable when taking into account the 11 degrees of freedom involved with the postulated astrological factors. Impressive results were not found. The ADB categories just behaved like random ADB samples without confirming any astrological theory. Even if most biased astrologers and ADB Editors still believe in astrology.

The Astrodatabank has been used for astrological predictions by astrologers.[19][20] The database has served as an important source of information related to notable people.[21][22][23][24]

Research studies using Astrodatabank to replicate the original results of a successful test conducted by students of statistics class of Lake Forest College has been attempted.[25] The information provided on Astrodatabank, has been used for work related to history,[26] and for reference work.[27]

The contents of Astrodatabank has details of time of an event or person, with a related biography,[28] used also for studying the relation of charts to events in public lives.[29][30]

Birth Data is recorded and rated[edit]

Astrodatabank has a variety of astrological data collections.[31] The data includes the birth details of celebrities,[32][33] public figures,[34][35] and Royal births.[36] The time and dates of significant events are also included.[37]

Editors and Astrological data collectors contribute to Astrodatabank entries.[38] Entries are first reviewed by the main editor for reliability and notability, before publication.

Astrodatabank birth entries are ranked according to the Lois Rodden Rating system. This requires full citation of source notes which detail the reference to the origin of the datum collected.[39][40][41] Entries are updated to reflect the most recent and most accurate information.[42] Originally the highest rating for accuracy was A. At the suggestion of Marion March, the AA category was included to distinguish between data based on personal memory and that supported by a birth certificate.[43][44] The least reliable rating, DD refers to so called "dirty data". These are from a third rate source or where the datum is speculative or contradictory or dubious.[45][46] A DD rating can apply to an entry with multiple claims of different birth data from equally reliable sources.[47][48]

Lois Rodden Rating System
SOURCE Birth Certificate Available From Memory From Biography Caution Dirty Data Date without time

Data Type[edit]

A research article on the cognitive simulation of AstroDatabank records by using the Artificial Intelligence System – AIDOS, was published. The technology of simulation is described and the most important results are discussed.[49]

The data from Astrodatabank has been used for statistical studies in Astrology[50][51] and for studying patterns to account for human behavior.[52] The Astrodatabank data has been referenced by authors and writers as a source of information and data, in magazines and in their published books.[53][54][55][56]


Astrodatabank uses the wiki software MediaWiki with some self-created extensions to provide astrological charts.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Falconer, Kim (2005). Astrology and Aptitude: How to Become What You Were Meant to Be. American Federation of Astrologers. ISBN 9780866905367. Lois Rodden, astrologer, author and founder of Astrodatabank research
  2. ^ Clement, Stephanie Jean; Patterns, Cosmic (2003). Acknowledgements. Llewellyn Worldwide. ISBN 9780738702025. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  3. ^ "Astrologers goes High-Tech". CNN. 1998.
  4. ^ "Suddenly popular, Mark McDonough, astrological-database,Web sites he built". The New York Times. 2003.
  5. ^ "McDonough". Kepler College. Archived from the original on 2016-09-17. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  6. ^ MacGregor, Trish (2004). Lois Rodden,business partner Mark McDonough,runs the software. Fair Winds Press. ISBN 9781616737689. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  7. ^ "Pat Taglilatelo worked as an editor of Astrodatabank,from 2003". The National Council for Geocosmic Research.
  8. ^ Tarrktar, Tem (2012). "A conversation with Alois Treindl". The Mountain Astrologer. AstroDatabank is a huge service to the whole field.
  9. ^ Plumb, Mary (6 April 2009). "Great Astrology Blogs". The Mountain Astrologer. AstroDatabank database in now online free from Astrodienst
  10. ^ Langsdorf, Antonia (2005). Geheimnisse der Astrologie (in German). Schlütersche. ISBN 9783899940701. For my astro-research on the celebrity list I used the genius of Astrodatabank because here you can view all this information together {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  11. ^ Lewis, James (2003). "Astrodatabank,research program". The Astrology Book, The Encyclopedia. ISBN 9781578591442.
  12. ^ Maheshri, Jagdish. "Research Resources, Astrodatabank". National Council for Geocosmic Research.
  13. ^ Lall, Jean Hinson. "Astrological theory and practice".
  14. ^ "Scientific Research". The Astrological Association of Great Britain. 25 January 2020. Large collection of verified astrological charts
  15. ^ Haspel-Portner, Dr Eleanor (2001). "Statistics on Frequency of Profile in the Human Design System, Basic Human Design Chart" (PDF). Unified Life Sciences. Because our data is astrologically related, we worked with a paradigm that is astrologically and scientifically rigorous. The astrological methodology meets the standard for astrological research set forth by Astrodatabank.
  16. ^ Trunev, Dr Alexander; Lutsenko, Professor Eugene (2009). "Research of the integrated information variability model of the subjects reaction on the position of celestial bodies of the Solar System at the moment of birth" (PDF) (in Russian). Kuban State Agrarian University, Krasnodar, Russia. ... a data bank, co-holding 20,007 entries biographies of real persons, selected from AstroDataBank
  17. ^ "GitHub - dildeolupbiten/TkAstroDb: TkAstroDb is a program that uses Astrodatabank (Adb) to conduct statistical studies in astrology". GitHub. 18 January 2022.
  18. ^ "Astrologie onderzoek (ADB astrology research)".
  19. ^ Banda, Solomon (17 May 2008). "U.S. presidential race at center of astrology convention". USA Today. Birth data are rated for accuracy and shared among astrologers through websites such as
  20. ^ Meridian, Bill (November 2004). "President Bush's 2004 victory". Dell Horoscope.
  21. ^ "Biography of Donald Trump". 2016.
  22. ^ "Nicolaus Copernicus Birthday". Earthsky. 19 February 2022.
  23. ^ "Christina Grimmie". Beliefnet. 21 June 2016.
  24. ^ "In Memoriam, Wolfgang Döbereiner, Placidus (Astrodatabank)". Astrologie Heute.
  25. ^ "Research Study to Test Compatibility".
  26. ^ Postcoloniality: The French Dimension, Notes. Berghahn Books. 2007. ISBN 9781782387541. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  27. ^ Allatson, Paul (2004). "The Virtualization of Elián González". Media Culture Journal. 7 (5). doi:10.5204/mcj.2449.
  28. ^ McBroom, Don (2007). Astrodatabank,biographical information. Llewellyn Worldwide. ISBN 9780738709833. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  29. ^ "Tools of astrology". Providence Journal. 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-04-11.
  30. ^ "Jack London-Horoskop, birth details, Astrodatabank". Jack London International.
  31. ^ Pond, David (1994). Mapping Your Romantic Relationships: Discover Your Love Potential. Llewellyn Worldwide. ISBN 9780738704203.
  32. ^ Gieseler Greenbaum, Dorian (2005). Temperament,Astrology's Forgotten Key. The Wessex Astrologer. ISBN 9781902405179. Biography of Kenneth Branagh from Astrodatabank
  33. ^ Roell, David (August 2012). The Triple Witching Hour, The Third Book of Astrological Essays. Astrology Center of America. ISBN 9781933303475. Birth details of Clint Eastwood
  34. ^ Clement, Stephanie Jean (2004). Mapping Your Family Relationships: Understanding Your Family Dynamics. Cosmic Patterns. ISBN 9780738706238. All chart data of public figures from Astrodatabank
  35. ^ Riske, Kris (2004). Mapping Your Future. Llewellyn Worldwide. ISBN 9780738705019. All chart data of public figures from Astrodatabank
  36. ^ Reinhold, Helga (2012). Astrologie trifft Genealogie,Eine fruchtbare Begegnung. BoD – Books on Demand. ISBN 9783848222483. Prince and Princess birth charts from Astrodatabank
  37. ^ Nordhaus-Bike, Anne (September 2011). Follow the Sun: A Simple Way to Use Astrology for Living in Harmony. AuthorHouse. ISBN 9781456759315. Natal chart Jane Addams
  38. ^ Stuart, Edwin (March 2008). Thirty Years in the 12th House. AuthorHouse. ISBN 9781434354266. Birth certificate data collection
  39. ^ The Associated Press (16 May 2008). "Presidential race front and center at astrology convention". The Denver Post.
  40. ^ Banda, Solomon (17 May 2008). "U.S. prez race front and center at astrology convention". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016. Birth data are rated for accuracy and shared among astrologers through Web sites such as
  41. ^ "Presidential race in the stars for astrologers". Fox News Channel. 17 May 2008.
  42. ^ Angioli, Suzanne (5 April 2016). Planet Neptune..US Presidents, Barack Obama. Balboa Press. ISBN 9781504351829. Birth data, latest version
  43. ^ "Astrology for Aquarius". Brotherhood of Light. In 1979 ... Lois Rodden published Profiles of Women. In April 1992 Rodden published Profiles of Crime and in 1996 a revised, updated edition of Profiles of Women.
  44. ^ Tebbs, Carol (2008). The Complete Book of Chart Rectification. Llewellyn Worldwide. ISBN 9780738713083. Source notes from Astrodatabank's full dossier for Elizabeth Taylor
  45. ^ Fass, Holger (2011). "Rodden Rating" (PDF). Meridian Magazine (in German). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-09-14. Retrieved 2016-09-09. D Dritt klassige Quelle, spekulative, widersprüchliche und zweifelhafte Daten
  46. ^ "Dirty Data of Michael Jackson, Astrodatabank". ASTROLOG Magazine.
  47. ^ Guttman, Ariel; Guttman, Gail; Johnson, Kenneth (2004). Mythic Astrology Applied: Personal Healing Through the Planets. Llewellyn Worldwide. ISBN 9780738704258. Disputed time of birth for Hillary Clinton
  48. ^ Clement, Dr Stephanie (2001). Power of the Midheaven: The Astrology of Self Realization. Llewellyn Worldwide. ISBN 9781567181470. Birth place discrepancy, of Neil Armstrong
  49. ^ "Artificial Intelligence System for Identification of Social Categories of Natives Based on Astronomical Parameters". International Journal Chaos and Correlation. 2008.
  50. ^ Tarvainen, Kyosti (2015). Generating Control groups. The Kepler Conference. Archived from the original on 2016-09-05. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  51. ^ Ruis, Dr Jan (2007–2008), Statistical Analysis of the birth charts of serial killers, Correlation Journal Vol.25(2) 2007/2008
  52. ^ Sundance, Kyra (2009). "Notes". The Dog Rules. Simon and Schuster. p. 232. ISBN 9781416588658. medical astrodatabank.
  53. ^ Simms, Maria Kay (2001). A Time for Magick: Planetary Hours for Meditations, Rituals & Spells. Llewellyn Worldwide. ISBN 9781567186222.
  54. ^ Fernandez, Maurice (2004). Neptune, the 12th House, and Pisces. Trafford Publishing. ISBN 9781412040280. AstroDatabank has been an essential tool in the research of this book
  55. ^ Costello, Priscilla (2008). The Weiser Concise Guide to Practical Astrology. Weiser. ISBN 9781609253042.
  56. ^ Schoen, Douglas; Rowan, Michael (2009). The Threat Closer to Home: Hugo Chavez and the War Against America. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781439101735.