Expert Rectification

NOTE, February 2023: I have returned to practicing astrology. I AM accepting rectification / chart validation cases in addition to the gem/crystal readings.

The goal of rectification is to arrive at the actual birth chart you chose as a soul incarnating into earthly life. My work aims to meet very specific, precise standards as outlined in my Birth Chart Validation Standards.

Don’t let my WordPress site fool you (I keep costs down and focus on the work). I accomplish unrivaled rectifications. I’ve even completed a birth chart rectification for someone who only had date of birth narrowed to a three day period (but it took a long time). I’ve also accomplished a birth chart rectification for someone who was uncertain of the month and year of their birth! This level of experience and skill enabled the discoveries that led me to coin the term internal chart rectifying metrics (or chart metrics for short).

My efforts at rectification began in the year 2000, but it took until around 2013 to get consistently good at this most challenging task in astrology. I’ve made pretty much every conceivable mistake that can be made in rectification (and can see such potential mistakes long before other astrologers). That is the way to really learn it.

When you hire me to do this you are paying fee-for-service for the end result of a correct chart. That means if for any reason there is a mistake, it is mine to correct for no further charge.

NOTE: All charts are rendered in the tropical zodiac. I use some tools from the nirayana (Indian sidereal) tradition, but the results are always converted back to the tropical zodiac for the final chart and all interpretation.

Some excerpts of rectification testimonials

My rectification with Kannon was amazing. He thoroughly and diligently worked to nail down my birth time. I am so glad I chose him. He has great understanding in Astrology such that every huge life event that’s happened in my life matched the aspects for my correct birth time. I now have the clarity I have wanted for so many years of not knowing my birth time. Thank you Kannon!


“My birth chart now functions with 100 % accuracy, it’s solid as a rock like Kannon himself. His skill in regards to rectification is unmatched, in my opinion, and I can’t express in words just how invaluable that is.”

“With Kannon’s rectification, everything fell into place. My chart makes complete sense to me now; it also has much more dimension and dynamism (what a difference 63 minutes can make)! My chart feels finally honest.”

“I can whole heartedly recommend Kannon who undertook my chart rectification; he was not only both professional and compassionate in his approach but worked with complete respect for client confidentiality throughout he process. It was not an easy rectification (no birth time /vague information dates etc) but thankfully he soldiered on and provided me with a rectified chart which has been immensely useful.”

More on my Testimonials page (opens in new tab).

How to prepare for a birth chart rectification

The importance of precisely dated life events:

I’m not a magician and cannot arrive at a conclusion about your chart without the necessary materials which includes information about your life events and their exact timing.

This is needed so that progressions and transits on the day of the event can be seen. Otherwise, we get into estimations pretty quickly, which cannot be relied on for a precisely accurate end result.

Take plenty of time to recollect and date each life event as precisely as you can — before requesting a rectification. (Especially if you are single and too young to have many life events.) This saves both of us many back-and-forth emails.

If you don’t keep a daily journal, then take a look at your emails and social media posts. Most of them enable searches. That can often narrow the event down to the day or a few days time. Look up your old planet tickets or passport visa dates.

Get help remembering from parents or siblings if necessary. Sometimes they really do fill in the gaps in our memory about the timing of things if you just talk it out with them. Was it before or after the school year started? You moved that summer, but was it right after the school year was over, or closer to the start of the next school year at the new location?

Life events can be anything that was important to you, but especially:
– all moves of residence
– beginnings/endings of relationships
– beginnings/endings of jobs
– accidents, injuries
– early life medical issues, emergencies, hospitalizations (even if you don’t have a date, describe it and narrow down the timing)
– awards, honors
– competitions
– travels

It is best to have the exact date of the event, but narrow it down best you can. It is better for me to know it occurred in October, then to just tell me “autumn” — and it is better to know it occurred in the first half of October than for me to work with an estimated date of the 15th.

1. Write down a good description of yourself, your personality, and what those close to you say about you (in non-astrological terms).
2. Get some good digital pictures that show you compared to your family members and show your facial features clearly.
3. Make a good list of life events and date them as specifically as you can.
4. All family members’ birth data (parents, children, mate), including close long-term friends.
5. Fill out my Rectification request form. (No longer linked here because as of January 2021 I am on indefinite hiatus from astrology work.)

Go to the rectification request form

More About the Rectification Process

In order to have something approaching an authentic birth horoscope a person needs the correctly timed rising sign over the Ascendant (AC or Asc). I say correctly timed, because nearly always the same sign will appear over the Asc at 0:00 (midnight) that will be there again to end the day (23:59). So in some cases, even if you are certain of the rising sign that fits, you’ll need to determine which end of the day is right.

Horoscope means “view of the hour.” So even if you are certain of your rising sign, the correct time of day must be chosen. Otherwise, any interpretation of an (errant) chart will contain incorrect and misleading information. What use is that?

Rounded hour/half-hour times almost always show the wrong Asc degree (and often the wrong rising sign)

Rising sign and house placements are completely unreliable using such rounded hour times.

Even a few degrees difference for the Asc can considerably change the flavor and primary influences in the birth horoscope, even show a very different life orientation. There is great importance in the aspects to the Asc and Midheaven, which reveal your primary astrological influences.

Forget the simple rising sign stereotypes

It is also not enough to match your overall look or particulars of physical appearance to stereotypes of astrological physiognomy like Sagittarius rising for a “horsey face”, Virgo rising for a worried look or wrinkled forehead, or Leo rising for a “mane” of hair. Gordon Ramsay’s birth chart has Gemini rising not Virgo.

Anyone can grow and style their hair ‘big’ if they choose. Dyan Cannon’s birth chart does not have Leo rising, and neither does Cher’s. These stereotypes are unreliable and do not include a view into the whole personality or possible planetary aspects of the day of your birth. I get acquainted best I can with your overall personality, and I consider planetary positions in both longitude (zodiac) and declination. Such planets can be aligned with your Ascendant or Midheaven in longitude or declination and can alter personality from the norm for that rising sign.

So forget the stereotypes and write down who you are, what you are like, what you like to do, how you operate — in non-astrological terms. Make no reference to any astrological factor. While your appearance may contain some important physical clues to your rising sign, it comes down mostly to personality.

We’re most interested in what is true about you regardless of the superficial things that are easily changed. How do you function? What is your way of going about life?

When you have no birth time at all

Rectification is especially needed when there are no clues whatsoever to the time of birth. Then I have to totally reverse engineer your birth horoscope from your personality and life events since there is no proposed chart to start with. That is what I call a 24-hour rectification, because the entire 24-hour period must be searched for your correct Ascendant.

This is the toughest rectification work, and I can do it, but it is best if you inquire first so I can assess the challenge and we can deal with it realistically. It can be incredibly time consuming and it is important to organize all relevant information so as to make most effective use of it — and of the time I put in.

It is very important that you make every effort to get whatever documented or verbal information you can about the time of day you were born. Talk to relatives who may know — whatever you can do to be certain you have all the most specific information you can get for an accurate birth chart.

If you’re lucky, the Moon changed signs on the day you were born

If so, we’ll address that first. We can use that to narrow down the possible charts by knowing which Moon sign fits you, and possibly what major planet it aspects. Adjacent Moon signs are distinctly different just as adjacent rising signs are.

Family member’s charts can contain good clues to yours

Even if your mother doesn’t know her time of birth I can use her planetary positions for clues to your Moon, Asc, or Midheaven (or undersky). I can make use of the birth data of those closest to you — family members, parents, lovers, partners, children, etc.

Repeated themes show up in our family’s charts, degree areas that line up with your correct Moon position, Asc, or MC. There is almost always at least one aspect that aligns tightly to one of those points in your correct chart (within just a few minutes arc).

Basic adjustment of the Ascendant

This is needed with more people’s birth charts than you might think, even those based on a documented, minute-specific time of birth. It is very common for a word-of-mouth or documented time to suggest you should have rising sign B when you actually have rising sign A (previous to it).

Angelina Jolie is a Leo riser in spite of the AA-rated birth document that indicates Cancer. Read about it here:

This is far more common than followers of astrology know or astrologers would like to admit. Birth charts are human-made representations of the genuine horoscope (which resides in the energy body and cellular structures) and should not be assumed to be exactly accurate just because they were made according to standard procedure.

Read descriptions of the rising sign that is supposed to be yours, and if there is any doubt whatsoever, read about the sign preceding it to see if it fits you better. My Rising Signs descriptions are a good place to start, but if you’re still not sure read descriptions by other astrologers.

More about birth times

In some cases, AM/PM may be reversed even on an official record. This is rare, and I don’t make such leaps right away, but listen to what you say about your personality and weigh it against the whole chart and the results of testing. You are the one that knows you best and I never negate how you describe yourself. If all possible charts within a fairly wide range of the officially recorded time fail, then we can look at the possibility of an AM/PM error. Deeper scrutiny that goes beyond rising sign alone and testing comes before flipping the chart around to the opposite part of the day.

Older birth certificates that were first handwritten before being typed up are sometimes hard to read and may have been typed up by a different person. That allows for the possibility of a transference error. Even today many birth times are not accurately recorded to the minute. One of my clients is a nurse and has attested to this. She says most often the time is back-estimated 10 minutes or more after the urgent issues of delivery are over.

Medical documents are made by people who make mistakes. They are not to be taken as astrological documents or gospel truth.

So it is less time consuming and costly if you do enough of your own research to know as much as you can to narrow down the range of time of birth (from relatives or those who would know).

I will update you as to the progress I am making with your chart and ask for more information if needed. Some rectifications can be done in less than a week if you give me enough information when you fill out the form.

Rectification related articles

Chart Validation Standards (for rectification)
Internal chart metrics
The Incarnation Process
Uranus & Pluto in Personal Growth

Celebrity examples:
Helena Blavatsky Birth Chart Rectification (6-part series)
George Clooney
Jim Carrey
Carlos Castaneda
Michio Kaku
Janis Joplin: two birth certificates, two times

Internal chart rectifying metrics:
USA birth chart rectification with declinations
Angelina Jolie
Sir Patrick Moore
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton)

A non-celebrity example at the Astrology Weekly forum

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