Inaccurate or unknown birth dates

Clarence emailed me recently, and wrote, “Some of the seniors born in the olden days where registration of their birth date was almost unreliable and inaccurate. For e.g., my parents are born in Malaysia in the 50s. Their birth dates recorded were based on the birth certificates issued, and not the date they were born. They could not remember their actual birth date, and therefore, they could only celebrate their birthday based on the birth date as indicated on birth cert and NRIC. In this case, is it safe to do profile analysis based on the birth date assigned by the authority? PON-styled trainers suggested to profile based on the date recorded on NRIC for those with unknown DOB. Not sure whether this profiling method will be both accurate and harmless. Likewise, there are people without proper birth cert and therefore, NRIC only indicates the year of birth and nothing else. Impossible to plot the chart?

Clarence’s parents are not the only one who’s unsure of their real birth date. Many people, especially those who’re born before the “baby boomers” or during World War I/II era, and those who lived in the rural areas, countrysides, and elsewhere where the birth took place at home or somewhere else other than at local Hospitals – many of them have an inaccurate birth date or birth time recorded in official birth documents.

The birth certificate issued by the authorities is an official birth document used as references for legal contracts (like finance or housing loans, travel visas, credit card, etc.) it doesn’t matter whether the birth date and time recorded on your NRIC are accurate or not. Since birth, you celebrated your birthday every year, based on the Birthdate reflected on your birth certificate and NRIC (National Registration Identity Card, for Singaporean). Whether the birth date is correct or not, the fact that you have relied on this birth date as reference for many legal transactions and celebrated events, mean the birth energies have somehow been marked or linked to you. And yes, Clarence can use the birth date reflected in the NRIC of your parents to plot their charts. Sure, certain traits and events might not be as accurate as you hope it could be, but it should provide enough references for you to analyse.

Even the birth time is a debatable matter, as I have mentioned in some previous article. In the old days, there wasn’t any automated ways to synchronise the date and time with our table and wall clocks, watches, and phones. Thus, every battery-operated clock might be either slower or faster by seconds or minutes over time. And the wall clocks in the hospital might be exhibiting a different time than the one displayed from your watch or phones. Furthermore, a few seconds to a few minute differences around the midnight hour could determine whether the baby is born a day earlier, or one day later. Even then, the time when the midwife or nurse recorded the baby’s birth details is another debatable topic. For instance, some nurses might record the birth time after cleaning up the baby, while some others might record when the baby’s just out.

If the stated birth date on the birth documents could not allow you to profile a person comfortably, then make an adjustment on the birth day by starting with one day earlier, and continue until you think you got the date right. This means Clarence need to plot various birth charts based on each possible birth day. It could be a tiresome but worthy task, if he’s really keen on profiling his parents’ characters and personalities based on the various birth charts plotted. Possibly, the FEON+ software would come handy since he can save each possible birth date and then analyse the charts when certain major events or conditions – be they good or bad ones – that happened to his parents.

It is also significant to know about other profiling methods that could complement your analysis. For instance, if you know the birth date is inaccurate or unknown, then you can try ‘face reading’ method or physiognomy. When you apply the ‘Chinese face reading’ method, there are around 100 distinctive areas tagged to different parts of your face, and each tag defines your age range. In addition, the shapes of your face, eyes, ears, nose, eyebrows, and lips do have different representations. While face reading is good, there is a slight visual problem with people who have gone for cosmetic surgery or facial trimmings, or got scarred (or disfigured) because of accidents or injuries. For instances, I noticed the key facial feature of some popular Feng Shui professionals did change in obvious ways between their old and new photographs. Could the sudden facial changes imply beneath the now-positive and perfect-looking face, lies an imperfect face with concealed truth?

And if face reading is still not enough to satisfy your urge to profile a person’s character, then consider palm reading.

There are other western-style, human behavioural methods (like the Enneagram, DISC, and MBTI) that uses MCQ-like (multiple-choice questions) tests to ascertain the probable character and traits of a person. No birth date is required, but only relying on the perceived thoughts and beliefs about the person performing the test, which might not entirely reflect their true personalities.

Lastly, whether Clarence can plot his parents’ charts using several methods and analyse them, is not a main concern. What’s important is to ensure his parents think and act positively, and willing to change without much persuasion – to stay sound, keep fit, and eat right. And when the time permit, they could take part actively in community work, or complete their unfulfilled visions rather than losing the opportunity and regretted later. When they still possess the means and energies to do so, they should live for a more purpose life.

And every day can be a good day for them to fill up their hearts with joy and blessings, without worrying about which day to hold their annual birthday celebrations.

Regards, Ron WZ Sun


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