Astrology: How It Works; Really, you can do that in one post? Well, a little…

In answer to Shannon/Sparker’s question:


Hi Denise,
I have another off the wall question. I don’t know what time of day I was born. I would really like to understand astrology more and I feel I cannot really delve into it with out being able to personally relate to it. Is there a way to find out what time of day I was born? Can it be done clairvoyantly or by Tarot cards? It is something that has been really bothering me. I know I am going through a Saturn return right now and my life is flipping from one direction to the next without any notice. I think if I understood the astrological influences I might be able to handle things better.
Thanks for your time! I love reading your posts everyday. : )

Oh, and if you do feel drawn to answering my question and may be able to help in some way, just in case you need it, my dob is 3/31/80 and my name is Sharon

It’s time to explain some stuff about astrology. It’s an esoteric art/science a lot of people don’t really understand. I used to think it was completely bunk. I know, it’s kind of ironic. Especially, when I was a kid and an avid amateur astronomer (despite always knowing and having psychic experiences) the idea that somehow the stars alignment at a given time effecting us as individuals seemed ridiculous.

But after working as a psychic and meeting several very accurate astrologers, and learning more about the art (in my early 20s) I realized there was a lot to this ancient science/art. Now with quantum mechanics and quantum physics, and string theory – somehow my brain can reconcile the inconsistancies of left, and right, and have made peace with the fact that, dang! It works!

Firstly, the time of an event is crucial. My own birth time was wrong, and for years I walked around with a chart that didn’t completely make sense. Things never “timed out,” as we astrologers say. It described me very well in terms of my personality, and basic issues, but with the old chart my father never would have died when I was 10. I wouldn’t have moved to CA when I was 18 to go to art school, or gotten married at 21. So you see, those are some pretty big things that didn’t show up at the appointed time.

However, for all of you, who are like me, either born in Chicago (where they kept notoriously crappy birth time records at hospitals) or your state didn’t require a birth time for the certificate, or here in CA where I filled out my daughter’s form, and would have been wrong had it not been for my husband (because I had an emergency c-section, and was under anesthesia when she came out). Alas, there is a way out of the confusion. 

It’s called rectification!

One caveat. It takes a long time to do, and is difficult. It’s easier if you have a basic area of time to start with that an astrologer can plug in. Truthfully, it’s so difficult I don’t know any astrologer (at least who I’ve met) that would do it. But with the advent of good astrology programs it has gotten a million times easier, and I actually do it. I did it for myself, and finally I can look at my chart, and tell where stuff is going to hit me instead of just what’s coming my way, but without any real knowledge of what area of my life its going to wreak havoc on. 

Rectification requires giving an astrologer at least 3 major dates in your life such as: the date you married, had a parent die, or other loved one die, had a child, got divorced, moved to a new city, had a crazy great job promotion. Anything that you consider to be a major turning point in your life can be used. The astrologer plugs this information into your chart, and runs it through weighting the aspects, and the chances of how likely a particular time is to be your time of birth.

Other methods have been used by astrologers, and psychics like scrying, the use of a pendulum, channelling the birth time. But in most cases I would be suspicious. Not that the astrologer/psychic isn’t trying, but timing is very exact, and psychic ability is often foggy which is why psychics don’t win the lottery. Numbers, exact details and absolute clarity are not the calling cards of psychic ability, it is ruled by Neptune which also rules confusion, and imagination, alcoholism, schisters and the insane.

By its very nature psychic ability is imprecise. The most a great psychic could hope for is anything over 75% accuracy. This is remarkable for a psychic. Anyone who is more consistently accurate is a one in a million freak of nature.  Even those psychics who are very good will have varying degrees of accuracy for each person they read, connecting more to some then others. They do exist, one in a million sounds pretty small, but there are 300 million Americans and almost 7 billion people on the planet so there are some remarkably gifted psychics walking around.

The point I’m trying to make is, rectification should be done by at least a good astrologer. I tried to get astrologers to do it for me back in the day before computer programs were set up to help, and was very frustrated by the experience.

The other method that can work (at least it did for me) was about 4 months before I became pregnant with my daughter, my father started showing up. I know this sounds weird, even weirder for me because he not only died when I was 10, but for 30 years I had really no contact (spiritually) with him. Sometimes he’d show up in the background of a dream, just watching me, but that was about it. I had even wondered if it was because he’d already incarnated. I had given up ever making contact with him until death.

I wasn’t much of a medium until recently, I had been extremely accurate when channeling, but it wasn’t people I was channelling. For some reason I couldn’t really see dead people, could only talk to them through the spirit guide that I channeled, sort of like a liason.

Anyway, I was at the mall waiting for my husband to finish trying on some new shirts, siting at a table with two chairs, I was in one of them, when I felt a tall lanky man walk past me, pull out the chair next to mine, and sit down. I went to see who had sat next to me, but there was no one there.

All of a sudden I had a strong, vivid impression of my father. You know how over time the memory of someone you haven’t seen grows fuzzy? Well, it was bizarre because I could make out the specks in his eyes (in my mind’s eye) he was not only sharp, clear, but made up of colors your real eyeballs can’t see. The more I concentrated on him the clearer he became, and he started miming things to me, because at first I couldn’t hear him.

It had been 30 years since I’d heard his voice, but the more I tuned in I actually heard him speaking. Long story short he imparted some information, I heard my name called by a woman (I thought it was someone passing by, but no one was there) and then saw my Aunt Doris whom I did not know had passed over.

A couple of days later I found out my Aunt had died (not that day or anything but awhile before). It was very odd, sitting at a table at The Grove, in Los Angeles, talking to myself (luckily not too many people were around) and at the same time feeling so extremely moved. Ever since that day he has come around, and made his presence known, and he, after a year of going through almost every minute of the day in an effort to rectify my chart, gave me my birth time. I plugged it in, and it was amazing. The chart was totally accurate.

I had come close with my efforts based just in plugging in every two to five minutes of an hour, but had been off even then by a few minutes from what turned out to be my real chart.

So it is possible for a psychic to talk to a relative who knows. But that relative has to really know. My dad was at the hospital, and had looked at his watch when he got the news. He showed me the event. If the psychic talks to a relative who is just as clueless as the mom, or everyone else, the information is useless. Don’t forget people on the other side are still people. They are in a timeless space and have access to future and past events if they know how to do it, but not everyone on the other side has mastered how to make contact with loved ones here, how to skip forward or backwards. Just because they’re dead doesn’t make them omnipotent. It does give them access, but they aren’t always right, and some of them lie, just like people here do. 

Keep posting questions if you have them. 

Hope you are all having a good holiday season despite the economic tragedy we are suffering through.

Best wishes and many blessings to all of you,


Astrology: How It Works; Really, you can do that in one post? Well, a little…