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Did You Inherit Your Birth Chart?

Our families are one of the biggest influences on our life, whether we’re from peaceful homes or troubled ones, adopted, interfaith, close, split, together, or anything else. And so our families, for better or for worse, are part of us, and show up in our birth charts in different ways. Some aspects in a chart describe how you saw your …

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The Importance of an Accurate Birth Time (and How to Get It)

What time were you born? Your mother says, “In the afternoon.” Grandma remembers your father calling form the hospital “just after lunch.” “Two o’clock p.m.” is written with a flourish in the baby book. So, what time were you born and does it really matter? If you want to have an astrological reading, it does. An accurate astrological chart can …

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Birth Chart Rectification

Birth time Rectification Rectification is the art of taking an approximate time of birth, and through the use of astrology, refining it to the precise instant of birth. It is one of the most specialized areas of astrology, not to be taken lightly, that requires insight, experience, awareness and much care. Most birth times are not recorded accurately. There are …

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On Birthtime & Synchronicity

The time-honored rule is to accept the moment at which a child utters its first cry as the moment for which the horoscope of that child should be calculated. The theory is briefly that, with the first breath, the child, as a psychic entity, establishes a magnetic contact with his physical environmental and sets into motion the rhythmic mechanism of …

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Do We Choose Our Own Birth Time?

I am not referring to reincarnation or any other metaphysical theory but rather to two separate, but perhaps related, ideas. People have always asked the question “How does astrology work?”. That it does work is a given, which has been shown empirically and statistically, but the mechanism itself still eludes us. However, there have been a couple of developing theories …

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How to Find Exact Latitude and Longitude for a Hospital

Did you ever want to find the exact latitude and longitude coordinates of the precise birthplace of an individual in order to do a horoscope? I’m not talking about the city or town, but the actual hospital (or home, for older births). With built-in atlas calculation software in most astrology programs, one can get a latitude and longitude for just …

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Getting Started On Your Birth Chart

The first pieces of information a computer program needs to create your birth chart are your date, time, and place of birth. The time of your birth The time of your birth should be as exact as possible. As little as a few minutes can mean the difference in the sign or house in which a planet appears, and this …

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How Can A Birth Chart Help You And Your Child

Benefits for parents The two main benefits of a baby birth chart for parents are: personalized directions for how best to nurture your child’s development and peace of mind. Newborn babies and children Children of all ages can benefit from an alternative and objective view of their personality. Astrology can be a great help in understanding how children view and …

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What If You Don’t Know The Birth Time

A person’s birth date and birthplace allow astrologers to identify a specific configuration of the planets in the sky when the person was born. That’s useful information, but it isn’t enough. Knowing the exact time of birth moves that configuration around the birth chart wheel to the planets’ correct locations in the chart houses. Here’s a simple diagram. If you …

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How Accurate Is A Birth Chart

I’ll make this explanation of birth chart accuracy brief, with little or no jargon. You’d be bored reading a long technical discussion of astrology. And I’d be bored writing one. I’m interested in helping you see how a birth chart can be very useful in navigating daily life. We all want to lead happy, fulfilled, and productive lives. I’m all …

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How A Computer Calculates Your Birth Chart

Chart calculation involves time and space. There are three kinds of time: Greenwich Mean Time, sidereal (star) time, and local time. To more fully understand time and space, you need to know that time and geographic distance are both calculated in Base 60, a system that uses 60 as its basis rather than 10. Time and distance are measured in …

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