Rectification Consultation

“What if I don’t know my birth time?”

This is exactly what a rectification consultation is for. Before ordering a rectification consultation, consider these steps to get more information about your birth time.

  • Ask your parents. Even if they don’t know the exact time, they may be able to give you some clues as to what part of the day it was. Memory can be unreliable though, so it is best to try to corroborate a parent’s recollection.
  • Look in your baby book/family records. Usually, if your parents kept a baby book or family bible or something, the time may be recorded in there. If they took the time to record it, the more likely that it is accurate.
  • Look at your newspaper birth announcement. If you can get a hold of it, it will sometimes be there, most of the time not.
  • Look at your parent’s emails or social media posts from the day you were born. If you’re young enough you may be able to get some timestamps on old emails or social media posts from your parents and do some sleuthing to get closer to a likely timeframe in the day at least.
  • If born in a hospital, request your medical records from the hospital you were born at. This can be useful to corroborate a parent’s memory. If a parent is unsure about your time of birth and the records contradict their story, you might trust the records more. If a parent is highly confident about your time of birth and there is other corroborating evidence which contradicts the record, you might consider giving more weight to your parents’ story. (This was the case for my own birth, my mother is an astrologer and made sure my father recorded my birth time accurately, and he pointed out to a nurse that the clock on the wall in hospital was several minutes off. As a result my official birth records have a later birth time than the time my parents recorded.)
  • Look on your state birth certificate. If it’s on your certificate, make sure that no numbers were ambiguously written and that am or pm is clearly indicated.  Depending on when and where you were born, it might not be recorded at all. If you were born in the United States, a good place to start searching for your birth certificate is here.

If none of those steps got you closer to your birth time, you will likely need a rectification consultation. If you decide to pursue rectification seriously with any astrologer, you will need to build a chronology of important events and relationships in your life to find the time that matches most closely, the more exact the dates the better. Once you’ve done that, go through each year of your life and write down something you can remember about it. Think about how a biographer might approach your life, imagine if they’d break it up into organic divisions of roles, places lived, jobs worked, or relationships, e.g. Your “blue period“, your “New York years“, your “dancing era” or your “Steve years“, etc. Distinct eras in your life. You will need to upload a document with this information on the form below in order to schedule the appointment.

Please be aware that rectification is a highly speculative exercise and I cannot guarantee that my conclusions about your birth time will be extremely specific. I will try to narrow it down as close as I can, at least to the rising sign. If determining the specific rising degree is possible then I can narrow it down to a range of 4 minutes and rarely less than that. Please be aware that I use the tropical zodiac, traditional rulerships and whole sign houses in my practice.

How do I order?

Complete the form below to:

  1. Schedule a time to have a 1 hour meeting over Zoom videoconferencing to discuss my findings/theories on your birth time
  2. Fill out all known birth data and other information I will need ahead of the appointment
  3. Complete payment
  4. Receive confirmation and your Zoom meeting link!

Rectification consultations cost $175.00 USD.

A day before our appointment you’ll receive a reminder with our Zoom meeting link. A few minutes before our consultation begins, click on the Zoom link and I’ll meet you there!

I strongly recommend using a desktop or laptop computer for our session, instead of a phone or tablet. This will allow you to record our session through Zoom onto your own computer. If you use a phone or tablet you will not be able to record and  I have limited space on my server and can not guarantee that you will receive a recording of our session expeditiously.

If you have any trouble setting up an appointment please contact me at patrickwatsonastrologer@gmail.com