One of my specialties in astrology is chart rectification. One of the first steps in doing astrology for someone is getting the exact time they were born. Unfortunately, many people don't know the exact time, or they're off by a little bit. Lots of people will just ask their parents, but sometimes their parents don’t know or that isn’t an option. This is where chart rectification comes in. Chart rectification is using astrological techniques to figure out the exact time when the person doesn't know and can't find out. Most astrologers use a long process based on transits and other predictive techniques applied to specific moments in the client's life. I use this too, but I have a secret trick up my sleeve that helps immensely: The book Inside Degrees by Ellias Lonsdale.
Inside Degrees is a masterwork of spiritual channeling, going deep into meanings and descriptions for all 360 degrees of the Zodiac. I've used this book quite a few times to figure out someone's exact birth time, by seeing when a few sensitive points change their degrees, and working with the person to determine which of those degree descriptions, as written by Lonsdale, most resonate. The descriptions needs to be felt into and experienced through intuitive processes before they can be presented to a client in ways that will feel fully resonant for them, and I spent years studying this book and meditating with it so I could do just that.
A friend of mine a few months ago said she was born at 3pm, and looking at her chart I knew that couldn't be right. In fact, generally when someone tells me they were born on the hour or half-hour, I'm suspicious of it — most astrologers are. But in this case, it didn't make any sense with her personality and chart. She told me it was actually somewhere between 3 and 3:30pm, so I rectified her chart with Inside Degrees to 3:22pm. She was satisfied with that.
She's home with family for the holidays right now, and she found her birth certificate. She sent me a picture of it, showing the birth time: 3:22pm.
This is a great example of the power of astrology and chart rectification in particular. In this case I didn’t have access to my full suite of tools and was just using Inside Degrees.
If you're interested in an astrology reading, especially if you'd like a chart rectification reading, you can see my list of services with links to book here.