LOL.. I just found you today... spent my time in "Astrology"... LOVED
and LEARNED... Question: How doomed am I by not knowing birth time?
Mom can't remember - I was 5 of 6!!! - and it's not on the official birth
certificate. I feel like I am never going to be able to get an accurate
reading... any suggestions?! THANKS AGAIN for being here.
Oh Kathleen.. You
poor thing... I'd
say you were pretty well doomed... Sorry, just a wee bit of an attempt
at a little humor!
first of all mention that just because the "certified" copy
of a birth certificate you might have in your possession doesn't include
the time of birth listed, doesn't always mean that an "original"
or a "long form" copy of your birth certificate doesn't have
the time of birth listed.
this to be true in the State of Tennessee where I currently live.They
generally have a "certified" or "short form" birth
certificate that doesn't include a time of birth and a "long form"
birth certificate that most often does include a time of birth.
In the US
each of the 50 states has its own little differences and quirks. (United
States Birth Certificate Policies at the marvelous Astrodatabank)
- and everyone else reading this article that doesn't know their
birth time - it's always (I'll repeat that) always
preferable to have and use a recorded birth time. Through years
of experience my
clients and I have learned that "Mom's memory" and/or "Uncle
Fred's memory" are seldom accurate (unless they happened
to be astrology enthusiasts).
go ahead - dig a little deeper and take the extra effort to locate your
recorded birth certificate time! It's in your best interest to exhaust
all the regular options of locating your recorded birth time, prior to
"giving up the ghost."
Alternative - Birth Chart Rectification
You may however have another option... for
those folks not knowing their time of birth, there are many astrologers
that perform what's called "chart (time) rectification" of the
birth time. Through rectification of the chart, these astrologers
feel that they are often
able to come up with the birth time which is "working" in your
life. (Rectification is only for determining time of birth.
It cannot determine date of birth.
Don't laugh... I've been asked that...)
Western Tropical Birth Chart Rectification Works
The most common methods of birth chart rectification are based on advanced
techniques utilizing transiting, solar arc, and/or progressed planets
passing over what are called "chart angles"
that are determined by time of birth.
passing over the "chart angles" are most noted for often
"real," physical, time and space events happening in one's life. Basically
what the astrologer is doing is working backwards through astrology's
predictive techniques. What the astrologer is able to find is
chart time . It may or may not be the correct birth time,
but as stated above it is the chart that over the course of many
years appears to be "working" in
your life and can be reasonably relied upon for future work.
Your Astrologer With A List of Significant Life Events
To perform a rectification your astrologer will ask for a list of 15 significant
live events that are spread out over the course of the person's entire
life time... Significant events might include marriage, divorce, other
significant relationships, death of a loved one, birth of a child, getting
fired, getting a job, going to jail, accidents, travel, achievements,
etc. etc. etc.
life events given must be spread out over a wide period of time.
What's optimal? A few dates in childhood, a few more in adolescence, with
the frequency of dates increasing in adult life.
one event within a 6 month year period greatly muddies up the waters of
the rectification process. And it's optimal when no 2 events are closer
than 2 years of each other.
most exact date with a brief description (no long detailed confessions
needed or wanted) of the event. For example: July 16, 1998 moved to Australia.
More Specific The Date of The Event The Better
Significant events that you can pin down to the exact month, day, and
year (or even the hour and minute) are considered primo and tend
make your astrologer a happy camper. Knowing
only the month and year is acceptable - but lf you only know the month,
can you narrow it down? Can you remember if it was the first or second
half of the month? Don't be lazy. Being lazy means that you're cheating
yourself. Go back and check old records to find exact dates. Dates vaguer
than a month and year are not to useful.
note: Typical developmental events such as high school graduation are
generally not very helpful. Advanced degrees are typically fine.
Personal Bottom Line As To Birth Chart Rectification
my experience, it greatly helps in the accuracy of results if the person
being rectified has a window of no more than 3 or 4 hours during which
time they may have been born.
bound to be several good astrologers in the your area who feel qualified
to perform rectifications of your birth time... however... I'd definitely
shop around... the price of a rectification can be a wee bit expensive
and usually varies according to what the local market will stand to pay...
was shocked when I recently (March 10, 2009) googled the internet
to see which astrologers were currently performing birth chart
than myself... the majority of the
online appear to utilize a type of astrology called Vedic astrology
originating out of India.
I will say on the matter is that I'm
not personally a fan of Vedic astrology and only advocate its
methods and techniques for those folks that are actually from
my understanding that Alphee and Carol
Lavoie are still performing
rectifications, and I feel confident that either one of them
would do a good job for you. You'll need to contact them for
Local Prices (some astrologers charge more, but few
know the time within:
- 100.00 USD
- 125.00 USD
- 150.00 USD
One more thing... because
of the nature of how rectifications are done - I certainly wouldn't suggest
having a rectification done for anyone who is less than... say... errr...
30 years old...
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