Birth Chart Entry
Create your natal chart here. Before creating a report, please read the instructions and notes below the form.
Tips for Entry of Birth Data:
For best results, enter your birth city ONLY in the birthplace location field. Depending on the device you're using, locations with that city name will drop down automatically or you may need to click the arrow at the end of a selection to see the full list. Select your exact birth location from the list. For example, if your birth place is Dallas, Texas, try entering "Dallas" only. A list will appear and you can then choose the correct Dallas location. Once you're happy with your selection, click the Submit button.
IMPORTANT: Double check your data by sending an email to email@example.com with your full birth information. Please tell us why you're writing (example: Double check birth data). We can help you with time zones if needed, as there are some issues regarding the accuracy of time zone information in all astrology software programs. It's a good idea to check that the time zone offset is accurate.
"Time Zone Not Sure" field
Occasionally, a Time Zone Not Sure field appears. Some time zones in the database are either unknown or are subject to special issues or exceptions outlined in this Historical Time Zone Issues article. If after selecting your location and clicking Submit the software refreshes the same screen, you will see a new field under the time field titled "Time Zone Not Sure." In this case, you may need to adjust the numerical value in the field. If the value is correct, simply click Submit again to get to your report.
If you're uncertain, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full birth data for help. It's important not to alter the +/- of the entry. Keep in mind that the program converts local time to UT, not the other way around. An example of Time Zone Not Sure dates and locations occurs in the late forties and through the fifties in Illinois when an odd law was in effect regarding recording CDT times in CST. The Time Zone Not Sure field allows you to choose -6 for CST or -5 for CDT. The article referenced just above gives more tips for ambiguous historical time zones.
Please also take special note if a body is at 0 degrees and 00 minutes of a sign. In this case, the program may have rounded up, and the sign may actually be 29 degrees and 59.5 (or greater) of the previous sign and technically in that sign! If you are in this situation, please write to email@example.com with birth data for confirmation.
Do you have questions about this chart service? Please see the Free Reports FAQ. You can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details about the natal chart report, see Understanding the Free Natal Chart Report.
See also video instructions for how to use this Free Reports section of the site here.
Unknown birth times: Checking off "Time Unknown" instructs the program to leave out the Ascendant and house positions in the report, as these cannot be determined with any accuracy without a birth time. For most users, there is nothing special to do - the report is produced without the time-sensitive data.
For those interested in knowing the possible range of signs and degrees on a particular day, read on. The time in the birth time field is used to calculate the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets. If you are interested in using the best average for the day, you can enter noon. If you are interested in knowing the possible range, you can note the planets' positions for 00:01 and then for 23:59, which will give you this range. On many days, the Moon can be one of two signs, as the Moon changes signs approximately every 2-1/2 days. Less likely but still possible are changes of signs with the Sun and other planets (they may be on a cusp). Again, you can check the range of possible positions. However, without a birth time, you cannot know the precise positions with any certainty.
Chart data is saved in a cookie in your browser. If you clear your cache, the data stored will be erased. However, if you take note of the Profile number and PIN directly below your list of charts, you can log in to a profile with these numbers in order to retrieve the chart data. This is also useful for retrieving stored data on other devices. Please note that chart data is saved for convenience, but we cannot guarantee that it will be stored perpetually. It's always wise to keep data anonymous by using an initial or pet name in the name field.
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