What is birth time rectification?

Not many people are lucky enough to have their birth time recorded accurately up to the minute, they don't have to rectify their birth time. Exact birth time is necessary to fix the exact degrees of the natal Midheaven (Medium coli or Mc) and the Ascendant (Asc). These two cardinal points of the natal horoscope are often involved in our most important life events and they are the most important points in progressions and transits methods used in forecasting life events.

Rectification methods presented here are based on the theory of Primary Progression but in reversed manner. The first premise of primary progression is that natal bodies progress (move symbolically) forward and backward about one degree for each year of human life. In this way, when one of them throws direction (aspect) on a natal point (standing), then an event will be highly probable to take place. Exact timing of events and anticipating their nature is another problem. According to this method of rectification we pick important life event(s) and try to figure out that birth time which could have been the initiator of this event.  To conduct BT rectification, you need to know at least the date of one or few major life events. You must be equipped with some astrological knowledge to attribute which direction (progression aspect) to which event. Important life events which could bring positive or negative events are:  

Winning or inheriting some wealth or fortune. Distinguished promotions in business, work and even in education (higher degrees). Fortunate contract and very happy marriage. Life saving accidents and occasions. Big lottery wins. Unexpected and happy meetings and so on.  Among the negative events you may often find the date of one or both parents death. All dreadful accidents to the human body and the personal wealth and even those of the native's relatives.  Imprisonment and captivity. Financial losses. Conspiracy, humiliation and degradation and such alike. Change of place of resident can also be an important life event depending on its magnitude and consequence.

If Native's father death took place at the age of twenty and in his nativity (birth horoscope) stood only one planet such as Saturn, Pluto, Uranus or even Jupiter some twenty degrees off the Midheaven (East or West), then it could well be involved in the rectification as a timing factor of this event.  The option of <Selected Planets and One Event> is the one for this kind of analysis. It tells you that if fatherís death was to be associated with the conjunction of this planet with the Mc., then the native must have been bourn at the suggested hour and minute which fixes the natal Mc. on certain degree and second to coincide with the mentioned planet arrival to it at the time of the event.

If you had more than one planet so close to be associated with one particular event and  you want to test all possible variants, then you may take the second option of BT rectification offered by the software <ALL Planets and One Event>. The software will tell you what the birth time should have been if any of these planet had progressed to conjunct or oppose an Angle. In all cases you need sound astrological judgment to select the proper decision.

Moreover, in case of wider analysis and you have many events. Letís say one took place when the native was twenty as in the previously mentioned example of parent death. The second event was of positive nature; such as gaining high education degree at the age of twenty-five. The third event was also a good one. At the age of thirty when the native won valuable business contract. Letís suppose that with each of the last two events, there were also sufficient positive primary directions, such as the Sun ruler of the ninth was some twenty five degrees below the horizon in the first house and Jupiter was thirty degrees below the horizon in the fifth house and Venues in the seventh. The option of <Many Planets and All Events> helps here very much.  It will tell you what birth time must have been to associate with every single event of these in conjunction direction or opposition to the Mc or Asc.


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