Here's Why Knowing Your Birth Time Is Important For A Zodiac Reading

Your zodiac chart can teach you many things, so it's important to get all of your star signs correct. For example, your zodiac chart can tell you about how to best care for yourself, and it may even be able to tell you about your health. It may even be able to tell you where your ideal vacation spot is. In any case, your zodiac chart is very important because it's specific to you. It's crafted with your birth time and location in mind, which are then cross-referenced with where the stars and planets were in space on the day and time of your birth.

Let's start with why your exact birth time is important in astrology to begin with. According to Gold Ring Astrology, the moment you are born and take your first breath is when your personal journey on earth begins. That moment you enter the human world is the beginning of your spiritual journey as well, with the map of your life being woven in that very instant.

Birth time is important for one main reason. The exact time of your birth determines your ascendant, or rising, sign — the sign that was rising over the eastern horizon at the moment of your birth (via Mind Body Green). Your ascendant sign represents both the way you see the world and the way others see you (via Allure).

How to find your exact time of birth

Your rising sign describes how you appear to others. It's your outward presence, whereas your main sign (your sun sign) is more of who you are on the inside. What's more, rising signs make a trip through each zodiac sign every single day, meaning the astral rising sign shifts every two hours. So if you're off by two hours on your birth time, your sign will be wrong (via Gold Ring Astrology). 

If your rising sign is wrong, you'll not only lose out on the ability to see how you outwardly present, but a lot of your chart will inherently be incorrect (via Lawyerment). Your rising sign determines the houses that your zodiac placements fall into. The wrong birth time would then give you the wrong rising sign, which would then give you the wrong houses for your other signs, including your moon sign.

Don't know the exact time you were born? If your parents don't remember or didn't write it down in your baby book, you can request your long-form birth certificate from the state in which you were born, which will have your exact time of birth (Allure).