It is so disappointing when you go to a page to set up your natal chart just to find out that you don’t know the hour and the minute of your birth. How to use astrology without birth time?
Most chart drawing sites have a box that you can tick if your birth time is unknown. This, however, deprives you from a ton of useful information about your chart.
Don’t worry though,not all is lost. You don’t have to give up on stargazing neither do you have to become a detective. We’ve got four actionable tips that can help you find your birth data.
How Does Astrology Without Birth Time Work?
How can I know my horoscope without birth time? Here is what to do if you don’t know your birth time.
If you want to calculate your natal chart but you don’t know the hour and minute of your birth, you can still do it. You should set up a noon chart, which means that you should put 12:00 noon as your hour of birth. This way, the maximum error is +- twelve hours. In this case you won’t be able to get ALL the information the natal chart has to offer. But still, you’ll end up with a bunch of new insights, so definitely go for it.
Go to a site where you can set up a chart. The required fields required are the year, month, day, hour and minute and place of birth. Enter the date and place of your birth, and when you get to the hour, enter 12:00 pm.
In the chart you set up you will see the correct position of the planets by sign and the aspects they form with each other. These data are reliable and it’s safe to analyze.
On the other hand, the ascendant, the houses and the exact position of the Moon will be missing. To calculate these, you need to have the exact birth time. Keep reading to learn how to get it.
Why Is Birth Data So Important?
Here’s why astrologers are asking for the birth data all. the. time.
Unfortunately, astrology without birth data can’t give you a complete portrait.
The three most important components of the natal chart are the Sun, Moon and the rising sign or ascendant. Of course, everything is important in astrology, but these have more influence over you than the rest of the chart.
Two of these change very quickly.
The Moon stays in each sign for two and a half days. If you were born on a day when it was changing signs, it helps to know at least the general time of the day. as the Moon is a super quick moving planet.
The angles and the houses are the most vulnerable points here. The ascendant is the sign that was rising on the eastern horizon. It changes for a degree EVERY FOUR MINUTES. Even a difference of 30 minutes can make a huge difference. This is especially true if your ascendant is between two signs.
The houses and the ascendant are the most personal part of a birth chart. But to get them right, the accuracy of the birth time is crucial.
How to Find Out Your Birth Time?
What can you do to find out your (at least estimated) birth time?
Here are three options to get your hands on this piece of information ASAP, and make astrology work for you.
Ask Your Mom
Now, I’m aware of it that this option is not available to all of us. If you belong to this group, just head over to the next step.
Your mom probably won’t be able to give you the exact birth data, as she had more urgent things to do at that time other than looking at the clock. Plus human memory is surprisingly unreliable. It often happens that you think you remember something correctly just to find out later that you actually didn’t.
Nevertheless, chances are she remembers at least the time of the day when you were born. This is not accurate enough, but it gives you hints and makes rectification easier.
(But call your mom anyways. She loves to hear from you.)
Call the Hospital
If your mom doesn’t remember the time or you can’t ask her, call the hospital where you were born. This is different from country to country, but in general, these data are recorded and available.
It’s important to keep in mind that the accuracy of this method varies, too. Chances are the nurses and doctors weren’t focusing on the exact time but on you and your mom. Most often they just enter the estimated time and you are good to go.
If you’ve been told a rounded by the hour or quarter data, this is a good starting point and will give you plenty of information, even though the chart probably won’t be 100% accurate. If the time is more specified, you have better chances for finding the right data. The degree of the ascendant changes every four minutes, so even though the degree might not be accurate, you at least know the rising sign.
Get Your Birth Certificate
This varies from country to country, but in most places, this is perhaps the best option.
Your birth certificate contains ALL the data necessary to set up a natal chart. This includes your rough birth time by hour and minute, year, month, day and place where you came to the world.
Data from birth certificate is the most accurate, even though there is often some room for fine-tuning. The Rodden rating system recognizes the birth certificate as the most reliable source of data.
Call Your Astrologer
If you have no success getting your hands on your birth time, don’t worry. An astrologer can still help you find it through a technique called chart rectification. Actually, this gives the most accurate data. Some astrologers don’t even interpret a chart before it is rectified. For a professional reading, astrology without birth time is not the best starting point.
But what exactly is chart rectification?
This is an advanced technique that helps you find the exact birth time. Based on important life events, you can correct data with strong knowledge of natal astrology. Events most often used are the birth time of parents, your children if you have any and the time of marriage.
Natal chart rectification is a complex process that requires investigating many details.
Now It’s Your Turn
That’s it, I hope you got some useful ideas. It’s time to take action and call your mom, hospital or the institute where you can get your birth certificate,
and let the fun begin!