Your Accurate Birth Time
Unfortunately, the birth time (hours and minutes) in many cases is unknown. A great number of people who come to us for consultations don't know their exact time of birth or they have no a clue at all! In this case the work of any astrologer can be paralyzed, at least until they discover the right time of their clients' birth. The work is very hard and thorough, because the exact time of birth plays a very important role in the predictions.
But if a client gives you the time when he or she was born, recorded accurately up to the minute, nevertheless it is not enough. Why this minute, determined and remembered was an exact one? Perhaps, your mother cannot remember or somebody had a wrong clock? But the most interesting thing is when you should consider that the birth was given? At the moment of the first breath or the first sound heard from a newborn? Or the time when a baby has been physically expelled from his mother's body? Or may be the process starts even when a child is inside and only his head is seen? These are difficult questions that are argued by many astrologists around the world. We have some modern methods of delivering, for example, Caesarean section, a childbirth form when a newborn is delivered with the help of a surgery. This is absolutely unnatural procedure, so people try to interfere in the nature job.
The practice of many astrologists shows that the moment when the chart starts working can be determined before or after the evens mentioned above and is very individual. In cases with Caesarean sections the time can vary within 1.5 hours in the process of childbirth!
But anyway in most cases the first second of breathing for a baby, when they fill their lungs with the air is considered to be the accurate time of birth. Symbolically this is the first second when we start breathing and will not stop completely up to the dearth. So, this second is very important.
But how can you record this accurate second or at least minute? And who may help? In the process of childbirth, mother is usually too busy to watch the clock, while her relatives are not always allowed to be in the room to watch the process and remember the minute when a newborn start crying. In some countries the time of birth is recorded by a special person in a delivery room (nurses or midwives) and later this time is included in a certificate of birth. But this practice is not very spread. Don't forget that a human factor also plays a role. The hospital personal can have the fast or slow clock or they just like to round up or down the time that will be also incorrect.
In astrology we have a chance to solve this problem of the accurate birth time by Rectification. No future prediction can be made without rectifying the exact time of birth. This fact is connected with some peculiarities of our prediction methods. The more accurate the chart is rectified, the more accurate predictions it shows.
The time of birth means the time of opening the chart. The karmic program of this incarnation starts working and we receive some special "karmic baggage". This moment is a zero point of our life.
What should you do if you do not know your exact time?
First of all, ask your mother or some other relatives or close friends of your parents. They can give at least a drop of information for you to use in the future. For example, the day time: morning, afternoon, evening or night. But if your mother has many children she can mix the time of your birth and some mistakes can occur.
If nobody from your relatives can help, you can try to apply to your maternity hospital archive and in some cases they can give you the information you're interested in if they had a practice to record the time of childbirth.
And at the end, you should ask your astrologer for a rectification of your birth time. Even if you know your time of birth a professional astrologer will ask you some questions about the remarkable events taken place in your life in the past to find out the time when your horoscope has started its work. The questions can be connected with your graduation, school, timing of marriage, children, some serious accidents or injuries, some awards and so on. In some other cases the events that played some important role in your lifetime.
The rectification procedure is recommended for everyone, even if you know your exact time of birth for making most exact predictions in the future, Because otherwise, most predictions will go wrong.