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!
should 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.
found 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
the US each of the 50 states has its own little differences and quirks.
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
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
resulting in "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 a rectified 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.
the 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.
more 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.
the most exact date with a brief description (no long detailed confessions
needed or wanted) of the event. For example: July 16, 1998 moved to
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.
final 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
In 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.
are 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 (time)
rectifications online. Other than myself... the majority of the
astrologers performing rectifications 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 India.
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 current prices.
Local Prices (some astrologers charge more, but few charge
you know the time within:
1 hour: 75.00 USD
2 hours - 100.00 USD
3 hours - 125.00 USD
4 hours - 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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