Getting Lucky: Using Fertility Symbols for Conception

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Frogs
Across South and Central America, depictions of squatting frogs are used to represent giving birth to new life. The Romans linked frogs to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and procreation. In ancient Egypt, large numbers of frogs appeared each year when the Nile flooded. Because Egyptian civilization was dependent on this flooding, frogs became a symbol of fertility.

Cats
Ancient Egyptians used cats as a fertility symbol because they are very fertile, usually have many kittens at once, and reproduce very frequently. 

Utilizing one of these symbols can help increase your belief that you will conceive, which can actually improve your chances of success.

Cats were often mummified and buried next to its master in hopes that they would both experience a renewed birth.

Elephants
In India, elephants' long trunks are associated with rain, which brings fertility to the fields. Many wedding ceremonies utilize terra-cotta elephants as a symbol of fertility. In China, elephants are considered a symbol of pregnancy. A pair of elephants are often kept on each side of the bed facing the center of the room.

Fish
In China, fish are a fertility symbol because they produce so many eggs. Fish are often pictured floating through clouds or leaping. According to Feng Shui, a double fish statue made from glass or metal should be kept in the southwest corner of the bedroom.

Moon
The Celts used the moon as a fertility symbol because the moon's phases are much like a woman's menstrual cycle. They both repeat themselves in a cycle of constant rebirth. The moon represents the assurance that fertility is always around you.

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When getting pregnant is taking longer than you expected, using a fertility symbol that you connect with can provide a sense of calmness, security, and control during a trying time. Utilizing one of these symbols can help increase your belief that you will conceive, which can actually improve your chances of success. Good luck!

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24 comments

  1. liz says:

    Very interesting and put a little bit of fun in the process for making a baby 🙂

  2. Leilani says:

    This was an interesting read. I like the idea of pomegranates, hazelnuts and lotus flowers being fertility symbols. Not so sure I want to think about cats that way, though, especially since our kitten just turned a year old last month!

  3. Jamie says:

    I’m gonna stick to the good ole fashion way, wink wink nudge nudge 🙂

  4. I really like this article 🙂

  5. Some of these are pretty surprising.

  6. Marilyn says:

    Some are really weird lol

  7. Lulu says:

    I knew about some of these, the others were surprising but made sense.

  8. sheenaholman says:

    Ha ha well the elephants on two sides of the bed is worth a shot lol.

  9. Ada says:

    Very interesting

  10. Janice says:

    A symbol is to draw positive light on a situation you want to change. I understand the idea, but if a problem is real then thinking happy thoughts will not fix it. It maybe a medical doctor that is required.

  11. JBurn says:

    neat…this site teaches me things i don’t even think about trying to learn

  12. Jennifer says:

    Wow, very interesting.

  13. michelle says:

    everyone has there own thing. 🙂

  14. ChrisS says:

    Okay weird but interesting to read.

  15. Angela says:

    Weird. We didn’t do any of these and we were still able to get pregnant.

  16. Kira says:

    Definatelysomething I will have to try. Thanks for the tips.

  17. Jess1477 says:

    I have never heard of these either

  18. DH says:

    I do not believe in the whole superstition thing so much, but my fiance and I tried getting pregnant for almost three years and nothing happened. His mom (surprisingly) gave a "fertility god" candle and pillow. We kept the pillow on the bed and the candle on the nightstand. To our surprise, about two month later I found out that I was already a month pregnant. So one month of the "fertility god" pillow and candle did it. Or it was just a coincidence..

  19. chelsey says:

    wow so many random things can be good luck charms.. i might try them all lol

  20. brandy says:

    i never had hears theese before

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