Bill was overflowing with joy. He received the birthday present he wanted: a carbon fiber frame for his racing bicycle. When he remarked that he felt younger now than he did when he was young, my psychic antenna registered a reminder to look at his chart the next day to see why he felt so well. He felt great because his progressed Midheaven was in a trine aspect with his Moon. The Moon rules the family and his 2nd house of income.
Many astrologers put up charts without giving the source of the data. Was it from the parent, or letters or notes, or biography or from birth certificate? Lois Rodden brought this to the attention of astrologers and did something about it. She created the AstroDatabank program which gave a rating to the data, according to the source of the information. If the data was from the birth certificate, the rating was AA. Where there was dirty data, she sometimes supplied the alternative data.
At first sight, with superficial reasoning, the rectification, or correction, of a given birth time seems appropriate and necessary: We certainly do need an exact and reliable basis for any astrological interpretation. However, none of the diverse methods of rectification provides the desired safety or assurance.
Traditional methods for calculating horoscopes and drawing charts unfortunately do not suit all geographic regions equally well. Especially birth places near and beyond the polar circles are problematic, that is on latitudes near 66°34 north or south and beyond. Birth places on the southern hemisphere, too, are prone to confuse astrologers, as soon as there are questions regarding the concrete view of the sky.
For decades, researchers have been baffled by the intricate bronze mechanism of wheels and dials created 80 years before the birth of Christ. The "Antikythera Mechanism" was discovered damaged and fragmented on the wreck of a cargo ship off the tiny Greek island of Antikythera in 1900.