Modern Clocks and Birth Time
When Ernst had twins, he used an atomic clock to calculate birth time. He also has said that our modern clocks are not really accurate. I am wondering how accurate modern clocks are (like digital clocks with smartphones, computers ect.)?
As I explore using the D60, it makes me wonder just how accurate astrology charts truly are with regards to birth time.
In my opinion, it’s not all about the accuracy of the clock to have an accurate D60.
After many analysis with rectification efforts of people with controversial time of births, including those with birth certificates, sone time in the past, I decided to let go of my ideals of finding a true time of birth including the Shastiamsa.
Here are some of the reasons:
1) The coordinates of the birth place should also be accurate and not taken as a city or town, etc.
2) Which moment is the actual time of birth? I am far from being super cool enough to research whether it could as well be the time when one of the swimmers makes it into the egg, or when the first heartbeat starts in the womb, or spiritually when the soul is thought to enter the baby in the womb, etc. But I am on the other hand, wondering whether the time of birth should be considered for the moment that the baby’s head is seen, or the cutting of the umbilical cord or the first cry, breath in, etc. Those are intriguing, to be honest.
3) How you create the chart is also important, as in the House system.
So, what I love the most is, when the person can provide as many exact dates* regarding the most of the cusps, that’s an incomparable joy of trying to fine-tune the cusps within the most of the 16 vargas. (That’s what I call Love)
(*mini note: the exact dates are a whole controversial topic too. For example, marriage, is it (date & time of) when one party proposes, or the time of accepting, or when they go the municipality to apply, or the religious ceremony, or when the families meet and they get engaged, or the wedding itself, etc.?)
During that time of the analysis, I don’t care whether it is entered the birth city in the chart settings or it is the time of the cut of the umbilical cord or the first breath of the baby. It is more important to feel fulfilled with all the cusps and the karakas to be in place and are triggered, and also with the Dasas.
In my opinion, each astrologer can work with different time of births, according to how they actually create the chart, and speak similar for the same person. That’s possible.
As long as the astrologer feels connected to the chart that s/he has fine-tuned, they can speak the truth as much as the person merits and convey what the person needs to get at that point in life.
My niece gave birth to her son last summer and we had all the clocks (digital ones not anything atomic like Mr. Wilhelm’s) ready, all serving for my curiosity in the science, and you know what? I believe it’s still not that accurate. I’m playing with his minutes and seconds as things have started happening seriously in his life so far.
This was all in my opinion. I respect your questioning, as I am (mostly an introvert) a never ending questioner myself.