| Why is getting
my correct birth time so important?
An astrological chart is
based on the date, place and time of birth of a person or enterprise.
The more accurate the birth time, the more accurate the astrologer can
be in giving insights and forecasting upcoming trends. With a birth
time, a forecast can be detailed in terms of weeks or days rather than
months or years. Two people born on the same day and year on opposite
sides of the world will have roughly the same planetary line-up, but the
time and place of each birth narrows the chart focus to accurately depict
the specific areas of life that will be of most concern to each of these
individuals. One might compare getting an accurate birth time and
place to focusing a camera lens. The more detailed the focus of the
lens, the more clearly the picture can be seen.
How can I locate my birth
A written record of your
birth time is best. Check with relatives to see if they have a birth
certificate for you that lists your birth time. Or check with hospital
medical records librarians (ask for the long form with the birth time listed),
or state and county records for the state or county where you where born.
is a site with good information about obtaining birth records.
A small fee is sometime involved to obtain this information, usually payable
by credit card.
Whatís the difference
between a same-day quick reading and a reading by appointment?
A same-day quick reading
is useful when you desire quick insight into yourself or a situation without
having to wait and gather your thoughts and questions in advance.
I enjoy this type of astrology and find that it can be quite helpful even
though performed quickly. A reading by appointment allows more time
for both you and the astrologer to prepare, so may offer more depth and
detail. Certain services, such as choosing dates for events and fertility
evaluation, require appointments due to the detailed nature of preparation
that must be done prior to the session.
Isnít astrology in conflict
No. Many mainstream
Christian thinkers are not aware of astrologyís roots. In ancient
times, astrology was maligned in part because it was misused, as it can
be today, by those who give it rather than God their ultimate allegiance.
Astrology is one manifestation of Godís Word -- as noted in Psalm 19, a
Word written in the stars. It is a more ancient, pre-verbal facet
of the Word than that developed in the Western world when Gutenberg and
the printing press made Bibles available to the public. Astrologers
who use their skill ethically are practiced in translating this stellar
aspect of divine expression for those who are interested in knowing it
and using it responsibly.
Watered-down popular astrology
of the type one finds in newspapers and magazines has unfortunately given
many the notion that most things are fated to occur in life, and no personal
responsibility or action is required. On the contrary, a horoscope
is a suggested outline for life development, but living it fully requires
accountability, action and faith. These are beyond the power of astrology
alone to provide.
Contributions astrology can
make, however, to a good life journey, are beauty, order, meaning, comfort,
joy and catalyzing awareness (also known as a good kick in the pants).
Good books that help re-link astrology with its religious roots are The
Night Speaks by Steven Forrest, The
Footprints of God by Luella Sibbald, Horary
Astrology by Anthony Louis and Userís
Guide to Astrology by Bruce Scofield. (Amazon links) See also
the work of Robert Hand
et al and ARHAT.