Hillary Clinton birth time controversy

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Many astrologers are hard at work trying to predict the outcome of the election.  Over the past year astrologers have come out in favor of both candidates for a variety of reasons.  My personal feeling is that when astrologers attempt to predict the future and fail it gives the noble field of astrology a bad rap, when the fault is not in the astrology but in the fact that the future cannot be accurately predicted.

Anyway.

An accurate astrological reading is dependent upon accurate data.  We can glean a great deal of information just from a birthdate, as I typically do with my profiles on this blog where a time of birth is not available.  But an accurate time of birth sets up the structure of the chart – it shows the rising sign (persona) and the Midheaven (career) and describes the houses in which each planet lives and plots a general plan for our lives.

We have an accurate birth time for Donald Trump because his actual birth certificate was posted online.  But Hillary Clinton has not produced a birth certificate, not surprising given her four planets in Scorpio and her Scorpionic penchant for secrecy and to keep her cards hidden in the game of politics.

Numerous birth times have been provided for Clinton.  The most commonly used time until recently was 8 pm which would put her ascendant in the late degrees of Gemini, almost in Cancer.  A rounded off birth time such as 8 pm is nearly always somewhat incorrect, usually early, and I always felt that a birth time even 10 minutes later with Cancer on the ascendant was a  better fit.  Cancer rising […]

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By |2016-10-24T08:16:58-04:00October 24th, 2016|Politics|12 Comments

More on Letterman’s Birthchart and What is Rectification?

The other day I wrote on Dave Letterman’s chart as it affects his situation at the moment, embroiled in a blackmail scheme and needing to make major apologies to his wife and staff.  My anonymous commenter Chiron questioned the birth time of 6 am which has been put forth by the wonderful people at Astrodatabank which is now posted on astro.com and is listed with a Rodden rating of A.

Rectification is the art, or fantasy depending on how you look at it, of assigning a time of birth to a person where no birth time is known, using the astrological correlations with certain events in a person’s life.
Rectification is more reliable when we have a smaller time range, for example, if I know that someone was born in the afternoon I can generally narrow down the time using rectification methods.  But if we have no birth time, such as in the case of a celebrity, and we rectify based on what we THINK we know about that celebrity, we are not doing ourselves or the field of astrology any favors.
The example of what happened with Susan Boyle’s birthchart is a good one.  Susan Boyle, as you may recall, exploded into public view overnight.  Nothing was known about her, but when a birth time was found astrologers all over the world began publishing what we thought were extremely accurate portrayals of her birthchart using this birth time.  Unfortunately for us, that birth time turned out to be incorrect and the correct birth time did not appear to be so accurate based on what we assumed we knew about Susan Boyle.
That said, the 6 am time for Letterman comes from a staffer and from his biography so it is reasonably reliable although when I see a rounded-off time […]
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By |2009-10-06T15:26:15-04:00October 6th, 2009|Astrology, People|Comments Off on More on Letterman’s Birthchart and What is Rectification?
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