A young friend of mine and his girlfriend have just discovered the rhythm method and how it can be used to avoid getting pregnant. He’s understandably thrilled. While I was talking to him today I realized that over the years I’ve picked up a few things in astrology that can help people get pregnant or help them avoid getting pregnant.
It was in Linda Goodman’s Love Signs that I first came across the concept of “astrobiology.” She says, “A woman can conceive only during a certain approximately two-hour period of each Lunar month, when the Sun and the Moon are exactly the same number of degrees apart as they were at the moment of the woman’s first breath at birth – which may be discovered simply from the planetary position (astronomically calculated) contained in any ephemeris. Without exception, a woman can conceive at no other time than this approximately two-hour period, easily determined if her birth data is known. Each individual woman’s ‘cycle’ is different, bearing no relation to the generalized, and consequently inaccurate, so-called ‘rhythm method.’ It’s absolutely foolproof. And awesomely profound.”
She specifies the absolute need for correct birth data (day, month, year) and also mentions that it can be used even if the time of birth is not known (This is for avoiding unwanted pregnancies). She adds, “If a day or two are added as a safety margin on either side of the day within which the two ‘fertile hours’ fall – lovers and mates will need to ‘refrain from embracing’ only five days per month.” Of course, if someone wants to have a baby, Ms. Goodman writes that the time of the woman’s birth is also needed.
For those of you who like names and references, Linda adds, “The concept of astrobiology has been meticulously researched, in scientifically controlled tests with thousands of women, by scientists of impeccable reputation, such as medical-astrological pioneer Dr. Eugene Jonas of Czechoslovakia. Dr. Jonas work also has been confirmed by Dr. Karl Rechnitz, a professor of gynecology, in Budapest. All medical testing has resulted in a consistent record of 98 to 99 percent accuracy.”
If you want to try this at home, you can.* Go to www.astro.com ‘s free reports and draw up a chart by entering your data. Then go to the “Extended Chart Selection” and click on “Special Charts.” The drop down offers “Lunar Phases Fertility Calendar.” Select that and punch on “click here to show chart.” The output data is something anyone can use. Click on the below picture to enlarge it.
The conversation that triggered this post also touched on people having several children till they can have a boy child (my friend and I are Indians and we’ve seen this happen). Personally, I feel that a child of either gender is a gift. But if for some reason you want a specific gender for your baby, then astrology can help there, too. If it’s a little girl your heart is set on, you need to conceive when the transiting moon is in a “feminine” sign. Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces are the “feminine” signs. And if it’s a boy you want, you need to conceive when the transiting moon is in a “masculine” sign. Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius are the “masculine” signs in astrology.
One last thing. Many years ago I read an article about a woman who was married to man and they both had a family history of some genetic disorder that they were afraid to pass on their children. She was an astrologer and she found that if you conceive when the sun is not being afflicted by one of the outer planets then your chances of having a healthy baby go up. This couple had two beautiful and healthy sons. Sorry, I can’t remember where I read this and I don’t have a source, but if you’re interested, please look it up. If you find out, please let me know so I can add a link/source here.
I’ve had a website called Astrology Fertility on my blog roll for a very long time. I haven’t checked it out in great detail, but if you want, here is the URL: http://www.astrologyfertility.com/default.htm
As I write this, my thoughts are full of my mom and dad and all that they mean to me and what I mean to them. It’s wonderful, isn’t it? The circle of life. When I look in the mirror I see both of them in my face, more so as I age. I am a lot like them, yet I am different, too. Perhaps Kahlil Gibran said it best when he talks about children in his book, The Prophet:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
*Make sure you have accurate birth data. The accuracy of the birth data can be checked by a professional astrologer. I recommend the fabulous Michael O’Reilly for this. He does chart rectifications. This method also allows an astrologer to find out your time of birth for you. Like I said, Michael rocks at this.