The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
X. THE CENSUS AND THE JOURNEY OF THE HOLY FAMILY 
1. THE CENSUS OF THE EMPEROR AUGUSTUS IS PROCLAIMED. CHRIST'S BIRTH IN NOVEMBER.
The actual date of Christ's Birth, as I always see it, is four weeks
earlier than its celebration by the Church; it must have happened on
St. Catherine's feast day. I always see the Annunciation as happening
at the end of February. Already at the end of October, I saw it being
announced in the Promised Land that an enrollment and taxing of the
people was to be made by decree of the Emperor. After that I saw many
people traveling up and down the country.