This is a concept from the ancients brought to my attention by Larry Ely and mentioned in issues of Considerations magazine, published 1983-2006. Apparently this tool did not make it into the astrological canon, yet it seems it may have some validity. We’re referring to it as the D/N tool, and I am setting up research on it that you can be part of.
The ancients observed that those born with diurnal charts (sun above the horizon) often had major life events of some kind +/- age 18 years, 3 months; those born with nocturnal charts (sun below horizon) had such life events +/- age 24 years, 3 months.
My initial surveys of charts of people close to me indicates that there is some potential here. I want to put it under intense scrutiny to find out if it is in fact a useful tool and exactly how to use it.
If you would like you can contribute your chart:
- You need to be at least age 25
- Willing to share your biography of life events (kept in confidence)
- Need to have a recorded birth time from a document. Official hospital or state document will do, as will a written family record.
This tool could potentially help those who do not know their birth time at all by helping astrologers at least determine whether the chart should be set with Sun above or below the horizon.