I was just considering emailing you about my astro query when I saw your post about the miracle foal, Pickles. Recently a friend of mine was telling me about the arrival of her new nephew and I would like to draw up a natal chart for the baby as a gift. The problem is that the baby was stillborn, with no pulse, no breath, no brain activity, . The miracle part here is that after a pioneering treatment which involved drastically reducing his body temperature he began to show signs of life, started breathing on his own and gradually over the next few days came to life. He is is now two months old and so far meeting all his milestones and smiling his socks off at everyone, which isn’t at all what was expected in the awful few hours after he was born when the entire family gathered having been told that he was stillborn and that there was no hope at all.
So, my question here is, how do I calculate a birth time for this precious boy? Do I go with time of birth, which is hard given that he technically wasn’t alive? First heartbeat, first breath, first signs of brain activity? Any help here very much appreciated!
This is so beautiful and profound. So the classic birth time calculation is done when the first breath is drawn. But there is also an old astrologer’s axiom, that i tend to abide by, which is that you don’t do the chart (aside from a peek) until the person is aged seven. I am not sure why exactly. So as not to impose? But interestingly, in the case of those who arrive with such intense circumstances, there IS often an outer planet rising, Pluto in particular.
This is obviously a moving anecdote at any rate but the Uranian in me also loves hearing about “pioneering” treatments that work. Let’s have more of that, more funding for the sciences and genuinely society-environment aiding initiatives as opposed to dodgy tax lurks, corrupt claptrap and dithery excuses from people whose JOB it is to manage things brilliantly on behalf of the tax payers.
But yes, rant aside, it is the first breath that is said to imprint the astral moment upon the soul. Although there is some brilliant work done – very academic for most people – on conception dates and pre-natal Eclipses etc. AND two months ago, was Jupiter trine the South Node….probably just a reincarnating magi or something. 🙂
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