Getting Lucky: Using Fertility Symbols for Conception
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!