I am happy to present Zagata’s 24 Hour Astrology Rectification Course. Mine is the first course in the West to teach 24 hour rectification, that is, finding the time of birth astrologically when it is unknown. All the nativities I have rectified, save one which is DD – dirty data, are date without time.
Among the handful of internet courses on birth time rectification, mine uses a different approach. I stress that it is not for everyone.
How my Astrology rectification course differs
- It uses only ancient techniques. The course teaches Ancient (Western) Astrology. As such, it teaches the original astrological techniques and how to apply them. While some of them have survived in the modern branch, modern astrologers use them in a different way and framework.
- The course emphasizes the complete use of the nativity. My approach is about teaching how to gain astrological understanding and how to think and prioritize. My course strongly encourages the student not to entirely depend on computer software. I do not mean doing complex mathematical formulas.
- My course is not based on the planetary aspects. Actually, unless there are special circumstances, that I exemplify there, I severely limit the use of aspects.
- My Astrology rectification course does not use Uranus, Neptune or Pluto. It does not use any asteroids, minor aspects or psychology. Ancient Astrology uses character traits which differ from psychology and deal with objective reality. It also emphasizes that while these are important, they are not indispensable;
Why I wrote an Astrology rectification course
I had considered offering a course birth time on rectification for a while, but what prompted me to do this now were two things: the 2016 US presidential elections, and the mere handful of courses on Western astrological methods for birth time rectification.
When I read and heard that astrologers of various branches, who offer rectification services and/or lectures, were uncertain of the correct time of birth of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and yet they made predictions on who would win, I shook my head in disbelief. What was even more troubling was that these astrologers did not even bother to check the nativities and rectify them. Even very slightly. Instead, they used the data as is given in Astrodatabank.
I was browsing the internet checking for Astrology rectification courses. There turned out to be literally a handful. They relied on the modern techniques, and not one of them offered to teach 24 hour rectification. What an internet search will show is far too many astrologers writing and speaking about rectification, using optimization, pictures and other marketing tricks, but a mere handful of them actually offering to teach it.
Details about my 24 hour Astrology rectification course
While the course relies on ancient authors such as Valens, Dorotheus, Ptolemy, Firmicus Maternus (whose book is the only indispensable one students will need to buy), Paul of Alexandria, Rhetorius, Masha’allah, Abu Mashar, Al Biruni, Bonatti, Schoenner, Morin, Lilly etc, not a single one of these dealt with rectification in a way I have found to be of use. In other words, I have taken parts of their materials, as well as some concepts, and harnessed them in a way that offers an extremely powerful and multifaceted rectification methodology.
In fact, I will be critical of the ancient authors, because none of them taught how to think, how to prioritize and synthesize the many indications. This is one of the reasons you won’t find anything like my method in any of these authors. This makes my Astrology rectification course truly unique. I will also not only disagree with the ancient astrologers on some matters, but actually prove that they were wrong, ignorant, or deliberately tried to mislead.
As a matter of fact, the only author that has been of any use (big one in this case) is Medieval Astrology practitioner Regulus Astrology and his book A Rectification Manual. His book is very valuable and is on the course list of recommended books. When I purchased his book more than 6 years ago, I had already taken Robert Zoller’s Foundation Course and was into his Diploma Course, where the majority of the techniques were being used. Thus I was very familiar with them when I read the book.
However, it is vital that you understand that it is not so much about techniques but about methodology. Thus, just as Regulus Astrology ingeniously harnessed some of the predictive techniques for rectification and came up with a system, so have I. While there is indeed overlapping in some of the techniques, my System rests on a far more solid foundation. I also utilize rectification techniques in a way which he does not. My System has fail-safes because of the core I have developed. It is is the most important part of my methodology and is not present in his manual or anywhere else. One of the most important goals of my course is to teach students how to build the core. To assist them in doing that, as well as to measure their own understanding, there will be 2 very comprehensive tests before they even see what my approach consists of.
Also, as the Course contains 10 rectified from scratch nativities, after each one there will be an exercise nativity for the student to rectify. But it will not be from an unknown time of birth and not to the Ascendant degree. This is so that students see how I apply the System to charts with known times of birth. Some of these charts are of famous people, others are of clients or friends of mine who I have known for many years. Of course, once one learns how to rectify charts from unknown time of birth, they can rectify a chart from any approximate time as well.
What astrological level you must have to enroll in this Course
My Astrology rectification course assumes a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals and that you can either rectify a chart to the degree of the Ascendant, when the given approximate time period occupies one Ascendant, or you can at least do that when the given time is off by 10-15 minutes from the actual one. In other words, you have some experience with birth time rectification and know what prerequisites it requires to be done.
If you have heard of or are familiar with primary directions, know that they play only a small role in my course on birth time rectification. I only use them once I have rectified the chart within 10-15 minutes. Although I have exemplified them in almost every nativity, you don’t need to be familiar with them. In fact, way too many astrologers overestimate the importance of primary directions and overuse them. This creates exactly the same problems as the modern techniques – namely it increases the calculations and variables to high levels.
The place of modern astrological techniques for rectification
Those of you who have come to rely on the modern techniques and the trans-Saturnian planets are welcome to add them when you reach this stage of the rectification process. However, I strongly recommend that you stay with the System for the duration of the course as well as until you have rectified some charts from scratch on your own. Then and only then decide whether you want or need to include Uranus, Neptune and Pluto in birth time rectification.
The modern techniques do have some value, but they must always be subordinated to the primary ones. As they are not indispensable, unlike the primary ones, a good analogy describing their role would be that they are like last-few-minutes-substitutes in a football match, where the coach may choose to use them or not depending on various factors.
The importance of thinking holistically and remaining flexible
I come to arguably the second most important part in my Course: teaching the student how to think astrologically and holistically while at the same time remaining flexible. I will provide you with information that is not present anywhere else. It has the potential to significantly widen your astrological understanding. You will come to embrace the importance of perceiving the whole and rearranging your options accordingly. This even includes the sequence in which you enter chart data – both in an astrological program and in your mind.
Speaking of the flexibility, another extremely valuable element of my Astrology rectification course is the different types of charts that I have selected. They provide different events and information and, due to their different chart emphasis, you will see how while I apply a given technique to these charts, I sometimes do it with a slightly different focus so as to account for the different characteristics and events in the given person’s life.
Also, in some charts some techniques are more telling than others, which is very important when it comes to making predictions. In another way, in some charts, you won’t even need to rely on some techniques because of the type of configuration these horoscopes have.
I stress that I have composed my birth time rectification Course in a way to make students think and question their astrological knowledge and beliefs. This is because if one’s core is not built on solid ground, it is just a matter of time before the whole foundation collapses. If you don’t know where the building blocks you are using are coming from, who added/changed them and with what reason or purpose, then you are taking a serious risk in your practice. My Course rectifies many such omissions.
It teaches you the complete system – both historically and practically. Once you have this knowledge and apply it diligently on many charts, you will possess an extremely comprehensive set of skills. They will allow you to instantly notice the weak spots in any rectification system in any time period or place.
How modern astrological rectification methods are incomplete
As a glaringly obvious example: you will know why the vast majority of modern approaches rely on planetary aspects. Not not just for rectification but for chart examination. This is because they work with very small pieces of the total system. Not only that but planetary aspects are only fourth in importance in Ancient Astrology. Because of that, the Course focuses on the first three most important factors. That is why, provided you intimately know the system, you can pretty much skip dealing with the aspects. This is powerful knowledge, because the more an astrologer relies on aspects, the more variables they have to deal with and thus the likelihood that they will make mistakes increases exponentially. What this ultimately means is that doing horoscope rectification by using the full box of tools does not require one to make complex calculations. As a result, one can safely reduce the number of variables significantly.
Modern astrologers who perform rectification do not realize how difficult their task is by not knowing of the existence of the total system in the first place. Because of this, they unknowingly force themselves to focus on the insignificant components. Fortunately, my Astrology rectification course not only sheds light on this predicament but offers the primary tools to the student and teaches them how to use these and in what sequence to do so.
The Course demands serious study and devotion. You will not find marketing gimmicks such as artificial photos of happy people or 100% positive feedback. (If you want to know about how even astrological practitioners, tutors or authors have begun to use selling tricks I recommend you buy the book Influence by Robert Cialdini).
You will be expected to use a pen and paper, as well as actively be using your mind and not being a passive user of astrological software. Although the Course provides pretty much all of necessary biographical data for the rectifications, you will be expected to do your research, gather data and study the lives of those natives. You will be encouraged to purchase the available biographical books of those natives. I did the same, when I was rectifying their charts.
Over the years I have studied and practised Chinese Astrology, I have gained some insights that are of help in rectification. I share them with you to show you, via another method, which areas of the chart are most helpful for rectification. Chinese Astrology contains houses/topics just as Western Astrology does. The implications of these rectification insights are truly awesome and are guaranteed to pique the curiosity of even the most skeptical of students.
Astrological software, Zodiac, and Ancient Astrology
A few words on astrological software: I have used the Delphic Oracle program. I have calculated for you all the nativities and techniques which a regular modern program will not have. I have also made use of the wonderful Morinus and Valens free software. Those that don’t have Delphic Oracle can use these two. They will calculate everything that is in my Astrology rectification course.
I would also like to make it clear that my Course uses the tropical Zodiac. While I have great respect for the sidereal one, certain ancient key techniques and concepts, in my experience, are no way near effective in it. Therefore I cannot, in good conscience, guarantee that I would be able to get the same birth time rectification results on a consistent basis if I use the sidereal Zodiac. Due to the multifaceted nature of my System, however, this does not mean it cannot be modified and oriented towards techniques and equally objective angles of perception which are more telling in a sidereal measurement.
Ultimately, there are 4 types of Western natal Astrology (disregarding Babylonian as it is incomplete): Hellenistic, Medieval, Renaissance/Traditional, and Modern.
Ancient Astrology is the only one which contains elements of all these branches, and my System is based on it.
However, I want to say that my way is not the way, but one of the ways of doing birth time rectification. There are other approaches. Some of them are modern, although none of them teach 24 hour rectification. The choice is up to the student.
Analogy between (Ancient) Astrology and (dark) chocolate
There are a few thousand chocolate bars today. They all have the word “chocolate” written on the packages. Yet, truth be told, the vast, vast majority of these producing companies don’t actually make chocolate, but cheap, detrimental, well-packaged candy. This is because the amount of cocoa, the major ingredient in chocolate, is so small that it is misleading to call it such. The deception has reached such scope that those who produce authentic chocolate have been forced to start writing it as “dark chocolate” to differentiate it from the “chocolate” sold all over the world.
Given this information, what is the right amount of cocoa for you? What is the best chocolate for you? Only you can answer that. The general consensus is that for chocolate to be called such it has to contain at least 70% of cocoa. Some say over 80 or even over 90. There are those that eat only 100%, and there are even those who do not eat chocolate at all but prefer the cocoa beans.
The cocoa represents, of course, the fundamentals in Astrology: the raw building blocks which have existed millennia before the external ingredients were added and contaminated their intrinsic nature.
The point is to always base the chocolate on the cocoa as the ingredient whose ratio is far larger than all others taken together, and not the other way around.
Lastly, despite hundreds of brands and thousands of bars, producers are guarding their recipes with utmost secrecy. So, they sell chocolate, including the dark ones, but have no intention of sharing their recipe.
Cost of the Astrology rectification course
I, on the other hand, am prepared to share my “chocolate recipe”. Not only that, but this is the first such complete secret in the Western world that is prepared to be revealed.
There is, however, a caveat. I will need your written word that you will not disclose the Course recipe to anyone, but will be using it for yourself and your clients only.
I have written my rectification course in PDF format and in English. It about 500 pages of text alone. The multiple charts are in separate files, otherwise the file would be over 700 pages.
The cost of Zagata’s 24 Hour Astrology Rectification Course is 1,560 Euros. Students can pay by bank wire or another method.
As I consider charging interest to be a cancer to society, students can pay the Course in installments at no additional cost (minus the bank fees). Once I receive the full amount, I send the password protected Course.
Please note that there will be no refunds – students either commit for this challenging and highly rewarding material – or they do not.
There will be a final exam nativity. It will cost 10% of the Course fee – 156 Euros. It is not mandatory, but I strongly recommend that you take it. The reason is because I will mark your exam and provide you with valuable pointers and suggestions.
The goal will be to rectify the chart from an unknown time of birth to within 10-15 minutes. If you fail, you can try the same nativity for a second time at no cost.
If you fail again, there will be another natal chart to rectify from an unknown time of birth. It will require another 10% fee. If you fail at it, you can try it for a second time at no cost.
I have not decided whether I will be offering tutoring. Depending on interest in it, I may be open to offering some. However, keep in mind that I work alone and in order to pay the necessary attention to the student, my time is limited and I could only take up to a certain number of people.
If you have questions or comments, write them below.
Published on 30 Apr 2017; abbreviated and modified in June 2020