Kiddie Gram Report


Kiddie Gram Report

This astrological portrait of your child is intended to give you insight into her unique gifts and challenges. Acceptance of and appreciation for a child’s basic nature, as well as an awareness of the places where there might be stress or difficulties for your child, can be important allies in your parenting.

This computerized report with text by Moira Collins Griffin includes interpretations of the major planets and points: the Sun through Pluto and Ascendant, and is delivered by email within 24 hours of purchase.

Some customers prefer a briefer report, and this one is more succinct than our Kid Zone and Child Star reports, averaging 12-15 pages including introductions.

Make sure the Kiddie Gram is right for you: please see full samples and additional information about the report below.


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Birth Date

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Birth Time

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Birth Place

City, state/country of birth.

Notes (optional)

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Kiddie Gram Report

This is a briefer report than our Kid Zone and Child*Star reports.

This astrological portrait of your child is intended to give you insight into her unique gifts and challenges. Acceptance of and appreciation for a child’s basic nature, as well as an awareness of the places where there might be stress or difficulties for your child, can be important allies in your parenting.

You will find that the interpretation of your child’s chart is written in simple language, uncluttered by astrological jargon. If a statement appears to contradict another statement, then she exhibits these opposite qualities at different times in her life. For example, a statement that she is highly sociable and gregarious and a statement that you prefer solitude seemingly contradict each other; this means that she vacillates, and needs both sociability and solitude at different times.

See a sample of the Kiddie Gram report: Annie KiddieGram before ordering.

The PDF version is approximately 12-15 pages long including introductions.

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#KG $3.95 US KiddieGram computerized report delivered through email typically within 24 hours of receipt of payment AND full information required. To order, enter the name (can be a first name only, nickname, or initial if desired), birth date (month, day, and year), birth time (example, 7:21 PM – do not adjust for time zones), gender (this does not affect the report content – gender is only used for the purpose of using the appropriate pronouns ex. he/she, his/her) and birth place (city, state/province or country).

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The KiddieGram Report for


September 18, 1967
7:36 PM
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Cafe Astrology



This astrological portrait of your child is intended to give you insight into her unique gifts and challenges. Much of a child’s behavior which may puzzle or stymie her parents are quite normal, common “developmental stages” of childhood, and there are a number of fine books available on the subject which illuminate the predictable stages that children experience as they unfold. In addition to the universal patterns, each child is an individual with particular qualities, potentials, and needs, and an understanding of these can help you parent your child more wisely and effectively. Acceptance and appreciation for a child’s basic nature, and an awareness of the places where there might be stress or difficulties for your child, can be important allies in your parenting.

You will find that the interpretation of your child’s chart is written in simple language, uncluttered by astrological jargon. If a statement appears to contradict another statement, then she exhibits these opposite qualities at different times in her life. For example, a statement that she is highly sociable and gregarious and a statement that you prefer solitude seemingly contradict each other; this means that she vacillates, and needs both sociability and solitude at different times.

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The positions of the planets at birth and other technical information
is provided below for the benefit of students of astrology:


Sun 25 Vir 21 Pluto 20 Vir 38
Moon 28 Pis 25 N. Node 28 Ari 09
Mercury 14 Lib 37 Asc. 3 Ari 22
Venus 27 Leo 41 MC 1 Cap 40
Mars 5 Sag 55 2nd cusp 15 Tau 08
Jupiter 24 Leo 21 3rd cusp 10 Gem 59
Saturn 10 Ari 05 5th cusp 22 Can 38
Uranus 24 Vir 51 6th cusp 19 Leo 33
Neptune 22 Sco 09


Tropical Placidus Daylight Savings Time observed
GMT: 23:36:00 Time Zone: 5 hours West
Lat. and Long. of birth: 43 N 39 79 W 23


Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction: 7 Deg 00 Min
Opposition : 5 Deg 00 Min
Square : 5 Deg 00 Min
Trine : 5 Deg 00 Min
Sextile : 4 Deg 00 Min



The RISING SIGN in the birthchart (also known as the Ascendant) shows how this child faces life, her basic attitude or stance toward the world, the way she comes across, and how she appears to others.


Aries Rising:

Annie meets the world in a very direct, honest, straightforward way. She appears confident and decisive, quite sure of what she wants. Often she acts impulsively, without sufficient consideration or forethought, diving headlong into whatever opportunity or challenge presents itself. High-spirited and energetic, she prefers to take some positive, direct action on her own rather than waiting for a solution to emerge of its own accord or asking others for assistance. “I want to do it for myself” will be her motto, and she will firmly resist an overprotective, overly cautious, or overly “helpful” parent. She can be very impetuous and impatient, and very trying to her parents’ patience as well.

Positively, her independence and strong sense of self enables her to be her own person regardless of peer pressure or other influences in her environment. She will not do something “because everyone else is doing it” or because it seems to be the socially acceptable thing to do. With other children, she is inclined to want to lead, direct, or dominate, and sparks may fly if she cannot. On the other hand, she can just as happily go off by herself if she cannot have a leading role in the group. She does not readily compromise or surrender her position. She may have real difficulty if she has older siblings with whom she is constantly the smaller, subordinate, less powerful person.

She has a strong sense of personal integrity which must be respected by parents even when she needs a firm, steadying hand or disciplinary restraint.

She does not listen to or accept advice very readily (parents’ included), but this is a self-motivated child who will forge her own path in life.

Asc. Conjunct Moon:

Annie’s emotions are right on the surface and can be seen just by looking at her. She communicates a great deal nonverbally through her posture, expressions, and looks. She also absorbs and reflects the moods and attitudes of people in her immediate environment. Often her emotional state is a direct reflection of a parent’s, friend’s, or the overall tone of the place she is in. She tends to take care of, protect or “mother” others along, and to want quite a lot of tender loving care and nurturing herself. At times, she demands or requires a lot support and understanding and if she receives it, she will hum along quite nicely.

Asc. Trine Mars:

Annie is inclined to act first and think later. She has little patience for people who are less decisive than she is, and she is apt to ignore or run over children who are slower and less self-assured. It is not that she is unkind, just very energetic.

Annie is not afraid to take a stand or to go it alone if she has to.

Asc. Conjunct Saturn:

Annie has a serious, somber, and skeptical demeanor. She is circumspect and cautious about entering into anything new or expressing herself. It is as if she needs proof that life or other people will not do her wrong, so she carefully observes before she puts herself out. She holds herself back a lot. She needs to be encouraged to take risks, to allow herself to make mistakes, and to be less judgmental towards herself.




The SUN in the birthchart represents who this child is at heart, her primary thrust in life, and what path she needs to follow in order to fulfill herself as a unique individual. It indicates who she is inside rather than the way she appears (which is shown more clearly by the Rising Sign).

Sun in Virgo:


Innately humble, shy, and self-effacing, Annie is likely to be much more talented and lovable than she gives herself credit for. She has an inward, serious, intelligent disposition, and tends to quietly observe before entering into any situation. She is usually well-behaved, polite, well-mannered, and careful, with a strong desire to “do the right thing.” Her conscientiousness, in fact, may be carried to extremes, and she is often very hard on herself when she makes a mistake or does not meet the high standards she sets for herself. It is as if there is a very exacting Critic within her, and she is always trying to be perfect in order to please that aspect of herself. She needs a lot of assurance, warm acceptance, and encouragement to feel good about herself and to learn to ease up and be gentler with herself.

Annie has a mind that loves to categorize, classify, analyze, and organize. She may arrange her belongings very neatly and not wish them to be rearranged in any way. She can be particular about her room or her appearance: everything must be “just so.”

She has the ability to deal with meticulous detail and is very skillful with her hands. She also enjoys being helpful and she feels good about herself when she can assist you or do something necessary and practical to help you or others. Developing practical knowledge and skills increases her self confidence. Generous praise for all of her efforts, and helping her find things she can do really well, will go a long way to bring out the best side of her.

Socially she may seem a bit cool until she knows the other person well – and then she is likely to be quite devoted. She also likes to care for pets, especially small, gentle creatures like birds or hamsters.

Sun in 6th house:

Conscientiousness and earnestness about doing a good job enable Annie to take on responsibilities at an early age. She enjoys acquiring skills and doing practical and functional things. She likes to be useful. Learning to operate or repair things around the house, to sew or weave or practice some other craft, or to give Mom or Dad a good foot rub will please and satisfy her. She’s very interested in health-related matters–partly because her own health tends to be delicate.

Sun Conjunct Uranus:

Annie has an independent, rebellious, and restless side that can be disruptive at times. She is likely to be contrary, to constantly question authority, and to resist rules of conduct imposed by others. Certainly she will chaff at restrictions and restraints, and she resents being dictated to.

Freedom is very important to her. She also likes to liven things up when they become too dull, and she is not adverse to creating controversy or taking an unconventional stance. She likes being unique, doing things in her own original or offbeat way, and there is a touch of the creative genius in her.

Sun Conjunct Pluto:

Annie is very willful and when she wants something, she goes after it wholeheartedly, even fanatically, but she may hide her intentions, as she has a very private side. She tends to go to extremes. She may have an infatuation with power, fame, or personal glory, and she needs to learn to use her own power effectively. Gentle martial arts like aikido would be very good for her.

She is also very fascinated by the mysteries of life and death. She is likely to ask some very searching questions about death at an early age.
Sun Opposition Moon:

As you read the above interpretation of Annie’s sun sign, and compare it to the description of her moon sign on the following page, you may note distinct differences and possibly contradictions. This is because there are different sides to her, and they may well conflict or pull her in opposite directions.

You will notice as she grows up that she befriends people who are very different or polar opposite to her in some basic ways. It is as if she needs other people to reflect the other side of her. (For instance, if she is very neat and precise, she will be drawn to people who are disorganized.) Born around the time of the full moon, she is likely to be particularly active or strongly emotional each month when the moon is full.

Sun Sextile Neptune:

Annie has a colorful, fanciful imagination. She enjoys acting, games of pretend and make-believe.

She is rather impressionable and gullible at times, also. She seems to believe that anything is possible, and she needs to develop a sense of discrimination, especially in regard to other people.




MERCURY represents thinking and reasoning processes, the way your child’s mind works, her intellectual inclinations and way of communicating ideas.

Mercury in Libra:

Annie sees both sides of any issue and is inclined to swing back and forth in indecision before making up her mind. She is diplomatic when presenting her opinions, and may depend rather heavily on others’ ideas and feedback before she forms her own.

Mercury in 7th house:

This child likes to talk with people and find out how they think, and she’ll follow you around the house and “talk your ears off” in an attempt to converse with you. She may be a chatterbox in school too, and the telephone may well be her favorite “toy”!

Mercury Opposition Saturn:

Annie may have trouble communicating with people, especially on a light, social level. She tends to be critical of others’ “superficiality,” and also to fear that others judge and criticize her ideas. As a result, she may be very quiet, watchful, and skeptical. On the plus side, she has good concentration and can tackle difficult, demanding, tedious mental work. She is also likely to have technical skill and expertise in her area of interest. She eschews purely theoretical understanding.




The MOON in the birthchart indicates how she deals with and expresses feelings, how she experiences the world on an emotional, feeling, non-verbal level, what her emotional needs are, and what she needs to feel secure, comfortable and at ease.

Moon in Pisces:

Dreamy, imaginative, often drifting off into fantasy or her own private inner world, Annie can entertain herself quietly for long periods of time and she is inclined to withdraw when the outside world is too threatening. Basically gentle and peace-loving, she avoids fighting and will give in to more aggressive, outspoken children in order to maintain harmony. She is also very sympathetic and perceptive about others’ emotions, pains, and worries, and it hurts her to see cruelty in any form. She may be hypersensitive at times, crying over incidents that would not phase a more thick-skinned child. She does not handle criticism very well and needs only gentle reminders, never heavy-handed discipline.

Annie needs to avoid negative, dissonant, inharmonious people and places as much as possible, as she absorbs the emotional tone of her surroundings. She is lifted up by happy, loving people and easily upset by anxious or unkind people. She may not always be able to distinguish what is coming from within herself from what stems from others, as she feels other people’s emotions as if they were her own.

Music has a powerful influence on her, too. You may wish to play her certain pieces of music for their cheerful or soothing effects.

She has an affinity for water, as well, and spending time at the ocean, lake, or even splashing in the bathtub, will refresh and recharge her emotional batteries.

Moon in 12th house:

Annie is a mystical, sensitive soul who may have unusual dreams or psychic gifts. She feels undercurrents, hears the unspoken feelings and wishes of those around her, and “soaks up” the emotional atmosphere. If she’s unhappy “for no reason,” she may be sensing someone else’s turmoil or sadness. Her need for periods of solitude and quiet must be honored, because she needs this time to recharge and regroup.

Moon Opposition Uranus:

Emotional self-control and consistency are not Annie’s strong points . . . to say the least! She needs a lot of freedom and cannot tolerate being restrained or restricted for too long. Formal, rigidly structured, or stuffy environments do not suit her, either. She is excitable, impulsive, restless, and rather high-strung at times. She likes offbeat, unusual people, and her tastes may strike you as rather odd.




VENUS represents the way your child gives and receives affection, makes friends, and socializes. It also indicates artistic or creative inclinations.

Venus in Leo:

Annie very much wants to be admired, petted, and made much of by her friends, and she is lavish in her affection for others as well. She can be greedy for attention, and she very much dislikes being ignored or seen as just one of the crowd. There is a streak of vanity in her. Positively, she is warm, demonstrative, loyal and generous with people she cares about.

Venus in 6th house:

Annie associates love with service, with helping or taking care of other people. She’s happy to do favors for her friends or to make things for them. She especially enjoys making (and eating) desserts–perhaps too much so.

Venus Conjunct Jupiter:

Generous and open-hearted, Annie likes to help, inspire or cheer up her friends. She does not understand pettiness at all; when she gives a gift or entertains her friends, she likes to do so on a grand scale. Her taste for quality or luxury can sometimes degenerate into extravagance, wastefulness, and a lack of moderation.




MARS represents your child’s drive, ambition, will, energy level, and ability to assert herself.

Mars in Sagittarius:

Annie is very exuberant, high-spirited, full of energy and vitality. She sometimes lacks staying-power and concentration, however. She will stand up for herself and her beliefs when challenged, though she does not really like to fight at all.

Mars in 8th house:

Annie is wholehearted and intense about getting what she wants, and she tends to be difficult to dissuade or reason with. When she has a goal in mind, she may push herself past her limits and injure herself, or fight ferociously with anyone who has something else in mind. This determination can be admirable and useful, but, in a youngster, such willfulness can be a major challenge to her guiding elders.

Mars Trine Saturn:

Annie is careful, cautious, thorough, and rather conservative in the way she uses her energy. She tries to minimize any risks or element of uncertainty before she acts, and she sometimes loses out by playing it safe. Her energy level is steady and consistent.




JUPITER in the birth chart reveals the child’s future aspirations, and how she seeks to grow and improve herself. It also indicates areas of natural confidence, success, or “luck.”

Jupiter in Leo:

Annie’s aspirations tend to be rather grand and majestic; there is an innate sense of royalty and deservingness, a sense of entitlement to the best in life, which she insists upon. Possessing a remarkable sense of showmanship, style, and dramatic flair, she may well express a desire to perform at an early age. Give her a stage!

Annie never wants to do anything in a small way. Pomp, prestige, and popularity matter a great deal to her, and she genuinely wants to be worthy and great, not merely to appear that way. Wanting to believe in her teachers, parents, and other role models so much, she is very prone to hero-worship. She wants to be Somebody, a person of importance, and will imitate those she admires.

At times other people–except perhaps particularly doting parents or grandparents–will find this self-importance and tendency to exaggerate a bit much. Nevertheless, her great sincerity of heart and unquenchable thirst for LIFE are hard to resist.

Jupiter in 6th house:

Early on, signs of the doctor, nurse, or veterinarian may be seen in Annie. She instinctively wants to protect others or make them feel better, and she may develop healing abilities. She especially enjoys having concrete tasks and duties to perform, such as serving tea or some other helpful service. Her presence is very encouraging to anyone who is under the weather.

Jupiter Square Neptune:

Annie believes in dreaming very big, the sky’s the limit, and it may take her quite some time before she learns to temper her huge idealism and optimism with a dose of practical realism. Unless other astrological factors lend some caution and prudence, she’s apt to go overboard in just about everything she does including her generosity and giving. Part of how she seeks growth and meaning is to help other people. This child tends to be a “bleeding heart”.




The position of SATURN in your child’s birth chart indicates the areas in which she is especially insecure, about which she is most serious, and/or in which she works hardest or is hardest on herself. It also reveals those weaknesses which, through effort, may become her greatest strengths.

Saturn in Aries:

Annie is especially hard on herself when she lacks courage, and she secretly fears being weak or “wimpy.” Because of this fear, she may put on a false show of bravado–an untouchable, unreachable, I-don’t-need-you attitude–even (or especially) when she’s really afraid or in pain.

She needs to be encouraged to take some risks, to discover that she won’t die if she makes a mistake, doesn’t come in first, or actually makes a fool of herself now and then. She tends to hold herself back sometimes just to avoid the criticism or punishment she expects will follow if she stands up for herself. Strict, militaristic discipline from parents or teachers can be very destructive, yet she responds to and respects firmness and strength. If too much emphasis is placed on conforming to rigid external standards or on controlling herself and her impulses, she’s apt to become chronically sullen and angry.

If, however, she is given a lot of encouragement and nurtured in an atmosphere of acceptance, she can develop into an exceptionally self-reliant person, able and willing to stand alone when she needs to. Her tendency to isolate herself or be a loner is a trait that she shares with many of her agemates.

Saturn in 1st house:

Annie is overly sensitive to being patronized or condescended to. Even as a very young person, she’ll want to be taken seriously and valued as a person of substance, rather than as cute, adorable, or amusing. As a baby, she may frown a lot or seem to regard those around her rather sternly. She’s also likely to be very concerned with, or critical of, her appearance.




The Lunar Nodes are points formed by the moon’s orbit around the Earth intersecting with the Earth’s path around the Sun. These sensitive “power points” in our child’s chart give vital information about those areas of life experience that she will instinctively be drawn to in order to fulfill her life purposes, as well as qualities she needs to develop and express in order to do so. They show where she can be most successful as she unfolds her natural talent

North Node in 1st House in Aries:

Annie’s path in life requires that she focus on pursuing her own personal interests, desires, and inner directives. She must resist the pull of excessive concern over other people’s approval or disapproval of her. Annie is meant to be a solo act, and therefore the more she concentrates on her own development (whether material or spiritual), the more she fulfills her destiny. She makes a contribution to life by focusing on her own individuality and being herself as fully as she can, even if this appears egotistical or overly self-involved to others. As a parent or caring elder in her life, you may be able to encourage her along these lines by paying attention to what she is drawn to and allowing her to go her own way

The qualities Annie needs in order to succeed in this endeavor are boldness, self-reliance, and the courage to take risks and make her own mistakes. Encourage her to be pro-active and to trust herself.




The slow-moving planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto represent the ideals, changes, and impulses of an entire generation. While the descriptions below may or may not describe your child as an individual, they will tell you about the climate of the times and the underlying issues and challenges of your child’s age group.

For instance, when Neptune (which represents one’s spiritual ideals, dreams, aspirations, fantasies and illusions) passed through the egalitarian and harmony-loving sign of Libra (from 1943-1957), the children who would grow into the “flower children,” hippies, and supporters of the peace movement were born. Not every person born during that time became a hippie or identified themselves with the peace movement, but certainly they were affected by the feeling-tone and ideals of their age group and the times they grew up in. Thus, the following information is intended to give you insight into the important motifs and issues of your child’s generation.

URANUS indicates where the impulse for change, innovation, liberation from the past, and experimentation with new forms is the strongest. It is where the status quo is disrupted or uprooted to make way for something new. Sudden inspiration and invention are also represented by Uranus.

Uranus in Virgo:

In this age group (1962-1969), there is a great deal of conflict and tension, for there is a conservative, cautious element and a very critical, disruptive, discontented aspect to these children as well.

They are concerned with and will bring about innovative change in education, health and medical care, and other social services. They may adopt unusual diets or health practices, and they tend to go to extremes in these areas.

Uranus in 6th house:

Annie is apt to be somewhat of a maverick in her work habits. School work, study habits, and when she is older, her choice of jobs is likely to be affected. Essentially she wants to improvise and work at her own pace and if allowed to do so, this should not be too much of a problem. In an atmosphere that is highly structured, though, she may be nervous, easily distractable, or an instigator to her peers.

Uranus Conjunct Pluto:

Annie was born in powerful, tumultuous times when great upheavals, reversals, and changes were occuring in society. She carries the imprint and energies of those times and is part of a group of souls who are here to shake the world up in some fundamental ways. A deep streak of radical impatience runs through them.

Uranus Sextile Neptune:

Annie is part of a generation who is very receptive to new ideas about consciousness, reality, and spirituality. Open minded and universal on the whole, they embrace both science and religion as ways to understand life. They are not frightened of nonordinary states of consciuosness or inner experience, either.


NEPTUNE represents the quest for the ideal, the dream, for something more sublime. The sign it is passing through at the time of one’s birth colors one’s spiritual aspirations and ideals, and also indicates where the desire to escape reality, to fantasize, deceive oneself, and become lost in illusion is the strongest.

Neptune in Scorpio:

A fascination with the strange, hidden, and mysterious characterizes this age group (1956-1970), and they have a deep attraction to esotericism and psychic or occult powers. Powerfully emotional, mesmerizing, or haunting music is likely to come out of this group. They are likely to be confused over sexual mores and to idealize or be unbalanced and extreme in their attitudes toward sex.

Neptune in 8th house:

Psychic and spiritual matters, including death and the afterlife, have a strong hold on Annie’s imagination. At times she may have unwarranted fears because of the veil of mystery that surrounds such things, but she may be unable to articulate them. It’s best to have an honest, down to earth discussion when a pet or elative dies rather than hiding or avoiding the topic, because the more clear information she has the less her fantasies are apt to mislead her. On the other hand, this child is also likely to have authentic paranormal experiences, so remain open and validating if she reports such things.

Neptune Sextile Pluto:

Those born during this generation have the opportunity to advance spirituality and a consciousness of unity, universality, and brother/sisterhood. Only a few individuals may heed the call, but many will be influenced by them.


PLUTO in the birth chart indicates a process of deep change, transformation, and renewal, often through destruction or confrontation with darkness. This is a process that takes place in society as well as in individuals. Pluto’s position in the birth chart shows where one is compulsive, extreme, or learning key life lessons.

Pluto in Virgo:

This group (born 1957-1971) as a whole is intensely analytical and may indulge in destructive self-criticism. Feelings of inadequacy, impurity, or discontent plague them at times. Being overly fastidious or perfectionistic about their bodies or their environment is likely.

One of the challenges this group will confront involves cleaning up the toxins and overindulgent, excessive behaviors of previous generations which have damaged the ecological balance of the earth. Temperance, moderation, and self-discipline regarding the use of one’s body and physical resources will be an important issue for them, also. Health practices, medicine, nutrition, and healing will undergo profound changes and transformation.

Pluto in 6th house:

This child is apt to come into her vocation at a young age, to have a strong sense of mission about her life’s work. This may manifest as unusual interests or hobbies that she pursues consistently through her childhood years, and it will reflect some of the qualities described above.


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Some people feel that they will get more for their money if they guess at the birth time, as they assume that more interpretations in the reports are better. However, it’s much better to have a shorter report with accurate interpretations than a longer report with a mix of accurate and inaccurate interpretations! In this case, less is definitely more.

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Reports are based on your birth time, while horoscopes are based on solar charts. A solar chart places the Sun’s sign on the Ascendant, and most people don’t have the same Sun and Ascendant in their natal charts. While a solar chart is a valid chart and certainly has its merits, the natal chart should be the first you look at.

For reports, the default house system used is Placidus. However, you can request another house system for your order (example, Koch, Equal, Whole Sign, etc.).

It’s important to note that there are many different valid methods for arriving at various astrology calculations, including the Zodiac (Sidereal or Tropical), system of houses used, method of progressing the houses in the case of progressions, use of current or birth location for certain forecasting techniques, and many more. It’s rare that an astrology software program is making wrong calculations. Typically, discrepancies have to do with different systems and not about one or the other being “wrong.” When the Ascendant differs, it’s usually about an ambiguous time zone since we must use the time zone that was in effect at the time of birth and historical time zone information is not perfect. It is simply not true that any one particular software program has every historical time zone correct, although many efforts are made to get them right.

If you receive unexpected results, please send an email to Kristen who can look into the matter and explain the reasons for it, such as an ambiguous time zone or a particular calculation method. It’s important to provide as many details as possible.

The Solar Return chart is drawn for the date and time of the return of the Sun to its exact position at birth, and not to the birthday itself. The Sun returns to its birth position once a year on or near the day of birth, and rarely coincides with the time of birth. For example, if my birthday is September 2nd, 1970 @ 5:00 PM, my Solar Return could be September 1st, 2016, @ 4:24 AM one year, September 2nd, 2017, @ 1:22 AM the next, and so forth. If the birth data is entered correctly on the report, you can expect the Solar Return date and time to be accurate.

Report orders are promised within approximately 24 hours from the time of order placement and complete information required to create the report. Kristen sends out reports by email and she is at the report computer typically eight hours a day. Because orders and responses come in from all around the world at all hours of the day and night, rush orders are not possible. However, to prevent delays, making certain that you’ve included all information requested and that it’s accurate will prevent the need for email back and forths that will cause delays.

Typically orders are emailed out within 12 hours or so, but they do sometimes come closer to 24 hours. The most common reason is a sudden influx of orders. There are times when more than the usual number of orders come in and it takes much longer to complete orders.

Within 24 hours of order placement, you should receive an email from Kristen, either as a request for further information or clarification if there is missing/unclear information or with a report attachment. If the information is incomplete, Kristen will request it from you and you will receive your order within 24 hours of receipt of the full information necessary to create your report.

If you are buying more than one report in one order, you can enter birth information only once if you prefer. However, it’s important to note that some reports require different or additional information, so be sure to supply all that is needed to create your reports.