Using me as an example, if I came in for a reading but didn't know my birth data and you showed me the descriptions of the houses, I would have chosen the 11th, which is not where Pluto is in my chart (but we, of course, wouldn't know that). So my question is, how do you REALLY figure out which house is truly the bottom line. Again, in my example, I would have chosen 11, but in fact 12 is my bottom line. Without birth data, all we have to go on is what I say most resonates. But that's wrong. I'm resonating not with the bottom line, but with something that is the result of the bottom line. Does my question makes sense? How would you determine that the house that a person chooses is in FACT the bottom line house?
Well, you can't know for certain if the house they choose is the actual bottom line without a chart, and if you had a chart you wouldn't have to go through this process.
You can't know for certain if the chart is accurate with any
For that matter, you can't know for certain if many birth times you are given are accurate. I see an out of proportion number of birth times of 7:00 or 3:30 (rounded times). I've been given birth times that came from the person's mother, and they discover 2 years later that mom had been off by 6 hours and 13 minutes!
The key with EA work is keeping in mind that what we are really doing is READING THE PERSON'S SOUL, not just the piece of paper that is their birth chart. And much of that is intuitive, not logical.
Let's use you as an example. You strongly identified with the 11th house archetypes rather than your actual 12th house Pluto. This says to me there is a strong need in you to individuate, to throw off past guilt, shame, doubt, insecurity that you have picked up along the way, to make a strong stand within yourself as your own unique being. It could be a prerequisite for you that this work gets done before you are even going to be able to directly address underlying 12th house Pluto issues.
So if I accept your 11th house choice at face value and give you a reading using an 11th house Pluto chart, although in the big picture it is not the most accurate, it is still going to give you plenty of information you will strongly identify with that will help you move forward. It validates the process you are in and need to be in.
It would lead you to your next necessary step. The logical mind might see this as giving the person incorrect information. To the intuitive mind, it would just be seen as what's up. There is a need for the person at this time to receive the information about 11th house, OK. The person, after receiving the information about their next steps, starts focusing on individuating. Years of work on that lead them to a whole other inner place. Then, during a Uranus transit years later, someone appears in their life with information about their ACTUAL birth time. They go back to that astrologer and now learn they've actually had a 12th house Pluto all along, a whole other bottom line. Because of the work they've done from years of individuating they are now in a place where they can begin directly dealing with the 12th house Pluto issues they didn't even relate to at the time of the initial reading. (How do we know they didn't even relate to them? Because they did not pick them as their bottom line, when they are!)
Its not an issue of wrong information that misleads. Its an issue of going from current truth, to greater truth, to even greater truth, progressively over time. Thus you are validating their next step. Remember, I
did not tell you that your bottom line was the 11th house - you told me that. Thus that is your present reality. If it is not your ultimate reality then as you continue doing real inner work, gradually you will begin to realize there are levels in you even deeper than the ones you had previously discovered. As a direct result of doing the work on the levels you are already aware of. That work inevitably leads to the next steps.
I am finding that as one does more readings, ones intuition gets sharper and one develops more trust in it. If your answer didn't feel quite right to me I might start asking Scorpio questions, probing questions, to see if I really felt 11th house is your bottom line. If I suspected 12th house, as 12th house can hide, mask, I might ask questions to see if the person seemed to know more than they were letting me know they did.
It's important to grasp that because of the way the EA system is constructed, and because the person self-selected what they most identify with, you will not be misleading the person and they will receive what you offer as valuable. In essence, you are doing the best you can possibly do under the circumstances of no birth time.