Trying to Conceive? The Key to Conception May Be Written in the Planets
If you’ve been attempting to get pregnant, or are now considering starting the road to conception, you might follow the steps many women walk pre-pregnancy: taking your temperature, planning intercourse around ovulation, and tracking your monthly cycles with the precision of a spy on a mission.
You might also decide to travel a more mystical route to pregnancy by delving into astrology to determine the best time for conception.
Sound crazy? Maybe not. While the idea of conception revolving around the position of the sun and moon may seem far-fetched to today’s mom, this wasn’t always so. The great philosopher Ptolemy, considered one of the most important figures in the history of astrology, associated Jupiter with fertility; and a study conducted by Dr. Eugen Jones on lunar cycles showed that 70-85 percent of pregnancies happened when the lunar phase was the same as it was during a woman’s own birth.
Perhaps the key to pregnancy rests in the position of the planets.
Getting pregnant based on astrology goes beyond knowing your sign and watching the phases of the moon, though. While astrologers won’t deny the moon plays a critical role in fertility, most place more emphasis on knowing your birth date and the exact distance between the sun and moon on the day of your birth, rather than on simply trying to conceive when the moon is at a certain phase.
For example, if you were born during a full moon, astrologers believe your chances for fertility are at its highest when the moon is as pregnant as you want your belly to be. Were you born during the first quarter of the moon? Get busy during that time of the moon’s phase for your greatest chance of success.
But take it a step further: Marion March, an astrologer and author, claimed a 70 percent success rate on pregnancy when following her method, which was conceiving when the moon and sun were the exact same distance apart as the day of a woman’s birth.
Those following March’s method would plan conception to take place within a sixteen-hour period surrounding this perfect distance. This, along with a woman’s hormonal cycle, all appears to play a huge part in best determining when a woman could conceive.
So, how does a girl know when the planets are aligned for optimal conception?
First, create a natal chart to determine the exact distance between the moon and sun on the day of your birth. Astrologers can design these charts, as can certain websites (search “natal chart”). You will need to know three key elements about your birth for creating the natal chart, including the: day, time, and location.
Next, determine at what time the moon and sun will share that distance again, and try to conceive within a window of sixteen hours during this time.
Don’t want to get that technical? You might also simply determine in what phase the moon was in on the day you were born, and then try to conceive when the moon hits that phase again.
Whether you believe in the alignment of the planets for optimal conception or not, one thing is certain: following the planets can add a little fun to the stressful mornings of tracking ovulation and temperature, so why not give it a try?
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